Don’t Let Movie Disputes Ruin Valentine’s Day: Top Tips on What to Watch

11 . Feb . 2022
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You’ve bought the bottle of wine, the oysters are on ice and the chocolates are ready to go. You’re almost set for Valentine’s Day. The only thing left to do is choose what you’re going to watch. A simple task, you might assume. Well, for some, it might be, but not for others. A survey of 3,000 people conducted back in 2011 found that couples fight, on average, 312 times a year.

The most likely time for a disagreement, according to the survey, was 8 pm, which is also when most of us are watching TV. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that the list of reasons for an argument included “flicking through TV channels” and “watching soap operas”. If there’s a day you don’t want to follow the norm and argue about what to watch, it’s Valentine’s Day. Therefore, you need a strategy. The first thing you should do is establish your mutual interests.

If this sounds like a tricky task, ExpressVPN’s infographic for Valentine’s Day movies can help you set a foundation. You start at the top with a simple question: do you believe in love? Depending on your answer, you’ll cascade down through a series of follow-up questions until you arrive at a movie suggestion. Some of the suggestions are what you’d call “traditional” Valentine’s movies, others are a little more alternative. For example, if you’re the chivalrous type, Casablanca is a winner. If you want something a little more light-hearted, how about Superbad?

Anti-Valentine’s Movies

The options are endless when you start to consider love in all its forms. However, what if you’re a couple that likes to go against the grain? You both love each other, so you don’t need to be taken on an emotional journey. If that’s the case, how about an anti-Valentine’s movie? Some of the best anti-Valentine’s movies, according to Vogue, are:

A Streetcar Named Desire

Written by Tennessee Williams, this story shows that fantasy often doesn’t overcome reality. In other words, not all romances have a fairy-tale ending.

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s horror movie is about as far from a love story as you can get. Without giving too much away, this is a cautionary tale that highlights the dangers of not really knowing the person you’re in a relationship with.

Fatal Attraction

This is the original romance-gone-wrong thriller. Starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas, you get to see what happens when lies and obsession collide.

It Doesn’t Matter What You Watch, Just Make Sure You Agree

There are many directions you can take when it comes to movies on Valentine’s Day. You can go for a traditional love story or go the other way and try something alternative. As long as you agree, that’s all that matters. In fact, if you’re happy as a couple, it really doesn’t matter what you watch. Just make sure you don’t fall into the trap that many couples do and let an argument over what to watch spoil your night.

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