#RelationshipGoals: 6 Movie Couples Millennials Will Forever Worship
Love is constantly on our minds, and we search nonstop to find it.
We binge-watch romantic comedies with our butts sinking into old couches, all to escape to a world where true love exists.
We hope to experience the everlasting love our favorite on-screen couples live out in movie-length times.
Prince Charmings seem to be out of stock with no new shipments coming in anytime soon, but we remain patient, calm and cool.
We sit lonely at bars with our friends, hoping that smile across the room can become one we wake up to every morning.
We put ourselves out there and search the masses to find people we are instantly drawn to.
The search is long, and sometimes, it feels endless. But, we promise ourselves to never give up as we sit wide-eyed, watching and rewatching our favorite romantic films.
Even people who have lost all faith in true love can find themselves looking for it once more after watching a good rom-com.
Although romantic films are often viewed as part of a pointless genre, there are some movie romances that are just too good to pass up.
The best ones become our guilty pleasures, consuming our thoughts for hours on end after the movie has ended and the fantasy is over.
I mean, if Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum can fall in love both on and off screen, it can happen to the rest of us, right? Right?
Here are six movie couples who define #RelationshipGoals:
1. "When Harry Met Sally..."
I thought you didn’t believe men and women could be friends.
When Harry and Sally meet, they're strangers. She gives him a ride to New York, as they both have just graduated from college in Chicago.
Their personalities clash, and he says a man and a woman can never be just friends.
Over the next 12 years, they run into each other, and a friendship blossoms.
During the course of their friendship, after sharing all the intimate details about themselves, they inevitably fall hard for each other.
They make their love seem so attainable and desirable, we question if our best friends could end up being the ones we fall for.
2. "The Notebook"
So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me... every day.
Most of us define #RelationshipGoals as Noah and Allie.
Their young love and Romeo-Juliet story includes her parents wanting her to abandon her feelings for the poor boy she fell in love with at the lake, but they are inseparable.
Years pass, and they find themselves entangled again in the dream house he built for her, helplessly hoping she would one day magically return to him.
Their love is given in flashbacks as Noah reads to Allie, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in a care facility.
Inside the book he reads from, it says:
Read this to me, and I’ll come back to you.
She comes back to him in moments, and in the last scene, they are lying peacefully together in bed, both having died.
Their love was so strong that they died together.
3. "Dirty Dancing"
Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.
After staff member Johnny begins his long summer romance with rich girl, Baby, their dance lessons pull at your heartstrings.
His moves spell s-e-x, and her awkwardness becomes so endearing that when she finally is able to dance to his tempo, there's magic.
Their vulnerability with each other drives the chemistry to go beyond all bounds.
You're the one that I want. Oo-oo-oo, honey.
Too cool for school Danny Zuko falls hard for Australian Sandy Olsson with her "girl next door" look.
Little does he know, their chance encounter at the beach would end up with her transferring to his high school.
Her adorable charm and his need to keep up appearances clash as she tries to make him remember those summer nights when they first met.
She decorates herself with a bad girl image to make him notice her, and the chills multiply.
5. "High School Musical"
Gabriella: Do you remember in kindergarten, how you’d meet a kid, and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later, you’re playing like you’re best friends because you didn’t have to be anything but yourself? Troy: Yeah. Gabriella: Singing with you felt like that.
Troy and Gabriella met at a karaoke night on New Years Eve while on vacation, and it is truly the start of something new.
Their mutual secret talent for singing keeps them in their status quo of math girl and basketball kid, but they break free, soar and fly as their love pulls them together.
And of course, the school cheers them on. They don’t have one on-screen kiss, but they make us long for people to care for us like they do for each other.
6. "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days"
I’m gonna make you wish you were dead. Poor guy.
When Andie Anderson scouts out Ben Barry at a bar, it’s for the sole purpose of using him as research for her latest "How To" article, "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days."
But, Ben also has a bet with his coworkers that he can make her fall in love with him.
Can you say plot twist?
Over the course of those 10 days, her psychotic behaviors do more than drive him away; they get her an invite to meet the family.
After falling for each other, they find out about one another’s bets on their relationship, but they inevitably gravitate back to each other in a romantic finale.
Talk about a comedy turning into pure romance.
If you need me, I'll be hunting for a combination of all of these relationships put into one, perfect romance.
Wish me luck.