On Valentine's Day, even the most anti-romantic of men and women, if currently involved in a (more or less viable) relationship, are forced to step up to the plate. Kicking and screaming - or, if you're congenitally inclined to enjoy such activities, smiling and sighing - you'll be called upon to at least act romantic... or face a night that ends, shall we say, un-luckily.
In the interest of supporting good relations, Living RomCom proffers this link to one writer's assessment of the 13 Cheesiest Lines From Romantic Comedies as a kind of cautionary public service announcement. That declaration of your deepest, sappiest feelings? Be careful how you say it, or you may just meet with outraged incredulity, or worse.
The HuffPo's Pat Hroncich has limited said list to comedies, but for the record, my nominee for the all-time worst line from a romantic movie has got to be, obviously, Love Story's immortal "Love means never having to say you're sorry." In what alternate universe, dude? If you're romancing your date with lines as wince-worthy as any one on Hroncich's list, a convincing apology will be only the first vital necessary step towards makin' the lovin' happen.
When in doubt, as Lauren Bacall once said to lover Humphrey Bogart, "Just put your lips together and blow."