Maybe some married couples have an unbelievable first introduction on an elevator where both were awkwardly singing the lyrics to the Boni Jovi muzak playing in the elevator speakers. Or maybe they met when "future-husband" bumped into "future-wife" while rushing around the corner on the way to the office. His brawny shoulders knocking the files from the Guentenburg case (cuz she's a lawyer in this scenario) from her arms in a slow-motion tornado of attorney-jargoned papers, whilst a one-handed tune on the piano catches the drama of the moment as she sees his wry smile and the freckles on his nose for the first time. But the way a romance starts is not the climax of most people's lives. It's pretty much the exposition.
|"Allow me to dump you on your wedding day. I've been fornicating with another woman anyway, so this will be better for both of us. Plus she's J-Lo, so...really there's not even a choice here."|
And I hate how romantic comedies always break-up the main characters prior to them actually taking the plunge. They break up, because one mistakenly cheated on the other. Or they break up, because one didn't stand up for the other's convictions. Or they break up, because one chooses to take a job away from the other. What I hate about that is that in real life a break-up like that wouldn't be "magically" (with the help of a mariachi band and an outdoor ice skating rink in the snow) reparable. Because it's a red flag. People who break up just before a wedding, don't get back together, generally. Too many red flags.
Or maybe they do.