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What a rom-com would actually look like in real life

It's going to involve pizza.


Rae Votta


Posted on Feb 14, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:08 pm CDT

This Valentine’s Day, we might all be hoping for that magic moment where we meet the partner of our dreams. But as one YouTube video shows, real life doesn’t really work that way.

Creator Ilana M. Rubin explores the meet-cute, a device in rom-coms where two lovers are brought together in a picture-perfect moment of locked eyes, accidental physical contact, or adorable misunderstanding. Of course, in her YouTube parody, everything that could goes wrong does, underscored by songs from Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, and Usher, mixed with silent film piano riffs. 

So if you’re feeling down this Valentine’s Day, just remember it could always be worse. You could have rubbed pizza on your face. 

Screengrab via Ilana M. Rubin/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2015, 12:00 pm CST