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I Don't Like
The moment when a heroine tries to appease both Teams and love interests, by telling the Other Guy: 'I love you but I love him more,' which is only slightly worse than 'I love you, but I'm in love with him.'
I'm not sure the Other guy appreciates hearing either of those statements. Neither do I. She shouldn't have been leading this poor boy on for so long in the first place.
Does this bug you too?
What's something you dislike about love triangles?
Though that should have happened in The Infernal Devices series. And yesss. Just tell the other guy that you love the other guy no need to tell him "it's me, not you" basically.ReplyDelete
That's a sure and certain way to make me hate a main character. That's just really petty and low.ReplyDelete
Can't we just be friends? I love you like a friend.ReplyDelete
I don't even understand how a protagonist thinks this line could possibly appease The Other Guy. It's such a familiar and un-personalized statement and I hate how it completely belittles The Other Guy and the readers who were rooting for him. I blame authors for resorting to this method of "solving" a love triangle as it doesn't solve anything, really. :PReplyDelete
AGREED!!! I can't even imagine being on the receiving end of the "I do love you, but I love so-and-so more". Yikes. I'm with you - I feel like the romance never should have developed to the point where the girl fell in love with two people. If she truly loved one, she should have either held out and waited for the time where they could be together, or moved on and let herself love someone else fully:)ReplyDelete
Ugh, it annoys me so much when this happens. The only way the protagonist could make things worse is by saying "I love you like a brother or a friend." She might as well say nothing at all because the fact that she loves him may be enough to give this other guy hope still. I feel like this cheapens the plot, and whenever it happens, I just want to throw the book against a wall in disgust. lol Great post!ReplyDelete
Ugh. Yesss. This bothers me too. Sigh. Just. Everything about love triangles bothers me, lol :) Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3 I just don't get the point of a second guy at all.ReplyDelete
This just goes back to why I can't stand love triangles in the first place - how can you "love" two people like that? I can't stand reading about a girl whose heart is so torn in half. So you get the full love of not one but two guys, and one guy is suppose to be okay with you loving someone else more while the one you choose is supposed to be okay with part of your heart belonging to someone else? That's just so unrealistic. I would not be with someone if he told me that he told someone other girl he loves me more than he loves her. No! I wouldn't want him to love anyone else at all! Like Jenny said, if she loves one guy, there's no reason why she should "fall in love" with a second person. I always imagine how the heroine would react if things were reversed - wouldn't it kill her if the guy she loves was into someone else too?ReplyDelete
Ha that's still a whole lot better than what happened in Clockwork Princess though. My anger with The Clockwork Princess aside, I TOTALLY agree. I actually think saying I love you but I am IN love with him is a lot better than actually saying I love you but love him more. To me it makes more sense because it implies she cares about both characters but there is one she is clearly in love with and that she is not flipflopping between the two.ReplyDelete
Either way though, I don't understand why such situations have to arise.. unless of course the female lead isn't actually in love with the second person and never was. I feel like that is a lot more.. tolerable.
Rashika @ The Social Potato
...Yeah, I can't really see either of those lines helping. At all. ... Why would a character say that?ReplyDelete