I hate you! I hate you! Oh, wait.
April 14, 2010 11:06 AM Subscribe
You know how in movies when the two (heretofore antagonistic) main characters are arguing bitterly, and in the heat of the moment one of the them reaches out and grabs the other in frustration, which leads to an abrupt and pregnant pause, and then all of a sudden they're making out? Yeah. Does that happen in real life?
posted by gavagai to human relations (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen this in all sorts of works of fiction (film, TV, novels) but since it hasn't happened to me or anyone I know, I'm wondering if this is something that occurs in real life, or if it's just a convenient trope to cap off lots of unresolved sexual tension in works of fiction. It seems so unlikely to me that two people could be so ignorant of their own mindset that they would hate hate hate each other right up until the moment they suddenly and accidentally discover they care for one another (or at least want to sex it up), but since it's so prevalent in fiction, maybe it does happen in real life?