Do you remember the movie Singles? I hadn’t thought of it recently, but then a site I regularly visit posted a review of it. It’s that movie with Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon and Kyra Sedgewick, about 20-somethings in Seattle. I enjoy the movie because, in addition to beautifully capturing all that I love about my second home (Seattle), it also captures the reality of courtship better than I think most movies have since.
So much of it rings true. I certainly don’t want someone to declare their love for me on a billboard at a football game. That’s easy. But one big, grand gesture doesn’t show thoughtfulness. But unlocking your car door while you walk around the car to the driver’s side after unlocking his door? That’s romantic.
Anyway, the review puts it much more eloquently, so I’ll just link to it here.