What really freaks me out is the way this is so romanticised: a guy staring at a girl and being like “omg i love her smile and the way her eyes glitter and her laugh and THE WAY SHE LOOKS INTO THAT BOOK AND CRIES OMG I JUST WANT TO CUDDLE HER OH I WANT TO WATCH HER EVERY EMOTION oh i want to wake up next to her yes i suddenly decided that after looking at her for like 0.6 seconds”
HOW THE HECK IS THAT ROMANTIC??? That is creepy as hell. Honestly its putting me off “romance” altogether because that just seems so disgusting - its pretty much a guy looking at a girl with hungry eyes and gawking at her, theres nothing cute about that.
I mean, wouldn’t it be much cuter if a guy lowers his gaze and actually lowers his head every time he sees a girl, because he respects her? And would only look at her like that when they are actually married? I prefer that tbh