7 Pathetic Attempts to Lure in Your Love Interest

Ah, winter: The season of wishing you had someone to snuggle next to and share your secrets with.

It is also the season that constantly brings to light the realization that you are “single as f**k” and that all you have to snuggle with on a cold night is your new Pottery Barn blanket.

Your thought process probably goes along the lines of, “I can’t believe I just said that” or “OMG,I was so pathetic when I did that”, and is a filtering system for only things you regret about your allegedly failed love life.

We’ve all been there, and in case you have the winter-time blues, here are seven movie scenes that make your simple “I miss you” text message pale in comparison.

Go ahead, eat your heart out…

Swingers (1996)

Okay, so maybe we’ve called our swoon-worthy hunk a few times, but I can guarantee that we’ve never gone as far as Mikey in Swingers. Thank you Santa, wishes do come true and we are not that pathetic after all.

He’s Just Not that Into You (2009)

If calling your honey in twenty-minute intervals is your thing, then don’t worry, this girl has you beat. She is more of a fifteen-minute interval kind of girl. Anything longer than that and consider yourself to be Grade A quality: Your love interest will be all over you, just wait, err, sixteen minutes and you’re golden.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

The title within itself is just self-explanatory. I am thinking it’s a safe bet, but I don’t think many of us cry over a dinner with our boyfriend and make a scene over our assumptions.

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

Okay, so maybe you did send that “I miss you” text once, or twice, or three times. I mean, third times a charm, right? At least you didn’t get your “franks and beans” in a bunch. Seriously,it always can get worse. Talk about a deal breaker. Poor guy.

10 Things I hate About You (1999)

Maybe love actually does make us do crazy things… Like get a stadium full of people, while taking hold of a microphone, and belting out with a tone-deaf voice. If all other attempts have failed in the past, this a surefire way to get your honey back.

Along Came Polly (2004)

Maybe sometimes you just have to get a little bit wild and proclaim your love. At least Ben Stiller did. If you are eating peanuts off the ground, then maybe you have a problem. If you aren’t, then breathe, you are still okay.

The Notebook (2004)

Oh, but isn’t there always that flicker of hope? The hope that reminds us if we do confess our love, and if we do the courageous—yet sort-of silly and embarrassing thing— that it will all pay off? For instance, if we write 365 letters in a year, which is a little pathetic, can’t it still be hopelessly romantic? The answer is yes.