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HAPPY TOGETHER: Rom-coms (that actually aren’t that bad) to binge right before your love life heats up

Everyone knows that spring and summer are all about love and romance.

It’s sunny outside, which means you’re more inclined to ditch the trackies and venture on out, there are also so many more date options and most importantly the festive season will be upon us before we know it and everyone wants to avoid the looks of pity and sadness on their family members eyes.

Although it is fair to mention that there is nothing wrong with being single. You do you after all. But here are top five rom-coms (that don’t suck) to watch to get you in the mood.

1. When Harry Met Sally

When in doubt, consult Meg and Billy. This dynamic duo does a rom-com like no other, and what better setting than New York.

Better yet, a rom-com set in New York during the festive season. It’s funny and witty but just corny enough to cut it. 

2. Imagine Me And You 

I’ll admit that this movie is a little more on the corny side but even in the rom-com world no one has time for heteronormativity.

It’s sweet, and goes through varying degrees of frustrating push-pull moments, which is of course, exactly what a rom-com is all about right? This one will have you yelling ‘You’re a wanker number 9’ in no time. 

3. 10 things I Hate About You 

Because high school nostalgia mixed with the love of a bad boy will really get you ready for a summer of romance, and 10 things I hate about you is one of the best. You know it, I know it, so set the date and watch it. Because we promise you won’t actually hate it at all. 

4. You’ve Got Mail 

The lesser-known Meg Ryan hit often gets overlooked when considering lists of rom-coms but hear me out.

In an era where online dating is pretty much the go-to, it’s kind of nice to go back and see where it all began. The sound of dial-up internet in the intro is enough to tickle the heartstrings, but it’s really Meg and Tom who will restore your faith in love and humanity. 

5. 500 Days Of Summer

This movie really threw a bit of a spanner in amongst the world of rom-coms and a great comment on the world of modern dating.

On one hand, it comes across as a cute romance between two indie hipsters living a very hip life. But on the other, it’s a heartbreaking story about what happens when you’re the one who loves a little more but it’s also about standing your power and knowing what happiness means to you.

So it’s kind of the perfect movie, for any romantic occasion. 

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.