I found myself laughing for a moment this weekend when my boyfriend and I were having a little spat – which we often do when there is a lapse in communication and are basically bickering over who said what and when.
So when I came across the following article, it fit right in and I just knew I had to share it.
For all those fellas who want nothing more than to understand women, here are some hints…..
We’ve compiled a list of 10 insightful movie quotes pertaining to sex and relationships in hopes they will help us unlock the mysteries of the opposite sex. It’s an ambitious endeavor, but we can say with certainty that such an analysis is a better use for popular movie lines than bludgeoning our friends’ ears into submission by mindlessly repeating them over and over again, which is the fate good movie quotes often suffer.
10. Matthew McConaughey as David Wooderson in “Dazed and Confused”: “That’s what I love about these high-school girls, man: I get older, they stay the same age.”
- Lesson learned: We’re not suggesting scoping out cheerleading practice, but if you are on a normal life arc, you will seem like more of a catch to someone a couple stations behind.
9. Johnny Depp as Don Juan in “Don Juan Demarco”: “Every woman is a mystery to be solved.”
- Lesson learned: While the same could be said of a sudoku, treating a woman like she is unique and interesting will likely endear you to her. Just stay away from the fake Spanish accent unless you look like Johnny Depp.
8. Robert Romulus as Mike Damone in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”: “When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side 1 of ‘Led Zeppelin IV.'”
- Lesson learned: There is a magic that happens when heavy petting downshifts from “Rock n’ Roll”-speed to “Battle of Evermore”-pace that just can’t be explained.
7. Kathleen Turner as Jessica Rabbit in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”: “I’m not bad; I’m just drawn that way.”
- Lesson learned: Keeping both the eyes and the conversation elevated can go a long way with a well-drawn woman.
6. Joe E. Brown as Osgood Fielding III in “Some Like it Hot”: “Well, nobody’s perfect.”
- Lesson learned: If some kooky millionaire can use this simple rationalization to brush off learning the love of his life is actually a man, you shouldn’t let trivialities like cankles or a tendency to say “cool beans” get in the way of what could be a good thing.
5. Sheila Kelly as Debbie Hunt in “Singles”: “Desperation — it’s the world’s worst cologne.”
- Lesson learned: If desperation didn’t smell right in the grungy ’90s, it’s certainly not going to do the trick today.
4. Bryan Brown as Doug Coughlin in “Cocktail”: “Never tell tales about a woman. No matter how far away she is, she’ll always hear you.”
- Lesson learned: The hyper-connected social-networking era has made this law even wiser than Coughlin could have imagined. What goes around on Facebook, comes around on Facebook.
3. Billy Crystal as Mitch Robbins in “City Slickers”: “Women need a reason for having sex, men just need a place.”
- Lesson learned: Unfortunately, “Because it’s Tuesday, duh!” won’t usually count as a reason.
2. Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in “Gone With the Wind”: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
- Lesson learned: The use of the word “damn” in Rhett Butler’s kiss-off to Scarlett O’Hara was controversial at the time. When a relationship is really over, the finality needs to be expressed in the firmest contemporary language possible.
1. Woody Allen as Alvy Singer in “Annie Hall”: “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.”
- Lesson learned: If all else fails, it’s good to know you are still in good hands.