10 Times YA Gave Us Unrealistic Expectations of the Guys in Our Lives
You are probably crazy about YA films and novels. They're romantic and super relatable. They also become our benchmark for the type of people in our lives, including guys we like and guys we're friends with.But one thing we don't realize? Sometimes we get a warped idea of what they're really like IRL. That's why when we found the Twitter account @broodingYAhero, we ended up laughing at how hilarious the guys of YA can be sometimes. If you need more proof, then here's a list of times it ruined our expectations from the dudes in our lives. Don't get us wrong. We love reading and watching anything YA, it's just nice to be reminded once in a while that real life is quite different—it's not perfect.
1 That this statement means something romantic.
When I say, "Don't talk to me." It means cuddle me and pet my perfectly disheveled hair, because I failed Expressing My Feelings 101— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 8, 2015
Reality check: When he says "Don't talk to me," he means he's not interested. Well, most of the time.
2 That rainy days = big moments.
If it's a rainy day, odds are I'm going to break up with you. Didn't you check the weather report this morning?— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 8, 2015
Reality check: No one wants to go out on rainy days. We prefer to stay in, eat, sleep, catch up on our shows. That big moment can wait, thankyouverymuch.
3 That sweaty guys don't exist.
I am the least sweaty teenage boy in the world.— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 17, 2015
Reality check: This is a tropical country and sweaty guys are everywhere. Everywhere.
4 That they'll pay for our shopping expenses and we're supposed to be grateful for the makeover.
You're working hard in your after-school job, so you'll be flattered when I pay for a shopping trip to update your look, right?— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 8, 2015
Reality check: We don't need a makeover for someone to love us. And although we love nice things, gifts won't give you a free pass to mess with us.
5 That they'd go shirtless on random moments.
I only play sports so I have a reason to be shirtless— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 8, 2015
Reality check: Unless he's a real life Jacob Black, then no. Don't expect him to take off that shirt... and sport rock hard abs.
6 That they're perfect~*~*.
Just because I'm supporting myself and my brothers on my waiter salary, doesn't mean I don't have perfect hair and sandalwood aftershave— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 9, 2015
Reality check: No. One. Is. Perfect. Only perfect in your eyes. Maybe. But even then, they're probably not.
7 That being a daredevil will get you your parents' approval.
Your parents don't trust me? Me sneaking in your window, breaking your curfew and getting you drunk will win them over.— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 9, 2015
Reality check: That will only make them disapprove of him more and convince them he's not good for you.
8 That he can get away with anything because who can say no to his face.
My talents include skipping class without failing, smoking without coughing and drinking without vomiting. I'm too pretty for consequences.— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 9, 2015
Reality check: No he can't, especially when you're having a fight.
9 That romantic guys are always taller than you.
I'm exactly tall enough to rest my chin on the top of your head when we hug.— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 10, 2015
Reality check: It's all a matter of preference. As long as he loves you, then who cares if his height is 5 feet.
10 That this is romantic.
My inability to dump my current girlfriend for you is not a character flaw It proves I'm loyal. And that I don't actually like you very much— Brooding YA Hero (@broodingYAhero) February 16, 2015
Reality check: This situation is not romantic. It's actually complicated.
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