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Romantic Comedies = bad love

2008-12-17 16:07:59.981482+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

BBC News: Romantic comedies will spoil your love life (Via).

The university's Dr Bjarne Holmes said: "Marriage counsellors often see couples who believe that sex should always be perfect, and if someone is meant to be with you then they will know what you want without you needing to communicate it.

"We now have some emerging evidence that suggests popular media play a role in perpetuating these ideas in people's minds.

Tracking down Dr. Bjarne Holmes lead to this PDF: Contradictory messages: A content analysis of Hollywood-produced romantic comedy feature films..

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-18 10:40:45.047398+00 by: DaveP

Timely. I just watched the romantic comedy Watching the Detectives which touched on that very subject last night. Enjoyed it, too.