Why Novels Doom Me For Romance

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The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby

I read a lot of books – I don’t limit myself to any genre either. Recently, I’ve been going through a lot of the classics. And the more I read these books and become infatuated with the characters and their relationships and courtships, the more I feel doomed. My future boyfriend, whoever that may be, is set up for inevitable failure. Because he will never compare to Levin in Anna Karenina, or Jay in The Great Gatsby, or Florentino in Love in the Time of Cholera, or Noah in The Notebook (I never actually read Nicholas Sparks but you get the point). And before all these ladies start going crazy, I consider myself a feminist. I’m absolutely not saying that I need a man to make me happy, or to take care of me. A man will never call the shots in my life…

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