Watching a good rom-com makes ladies dream of being spoiled like the stars. How many times have you seen 50 First Dates and swooned when Henry Roth went to the same cafe day after day, or watched Hitch and wish you were taken on a spontaneous jet ski ride?
Romantic movie dates can be fun, creative, and even very extravagant. And you can even recreate some of the dates in real life! To highlight some of the best romantic movie dates and how much they would actually cost, Shari's Berries created this visual.
Out of all of the romantic movie dates listed, my two top favorites would have to be Pretty Woman and Roman Holiday. Not only because I adore both Julia Roberts and Audrey Hepburn, but they both feature probably the most expensive yet amazing dates both women and men could ask for. Wouldn't it be your dream to travel around the city of Rome on a vespa scooter, eat gelato, and end the night by dancing? Or be able to wear a beautiful diamond and ruby necklace and fly into San Fransisco by jet to see the opera? Literally, those would be the most perfect dates ever! Of course - this date in real life would literally cost in the thousands. But a girl can dream, can't she???
The difference between those romantic movies was that Vivian and Edward fell in love and lived happily ever after. Ann and Joe have a wonderful day together but, despite falling in love, decide to remain friends when Ann has to return to her princess duties. Despite all of the listed romantic movie dates being so amazing and expensive, not all of them ended with love. In Lost in Translation (which I have never seen but is on my list of movies to watch), Bill Murray's character paid for an expensive hotel in Tokyo along with vodka and whiskey to share with a girl that he admired, but unfortunately they did not become a couple. In 500 Days of Summer, Tom and Summer have pretty cheap dates as a couple (IKEA plus gas being free!). When Summer decides to break up; however, Tom is left depressed and decides to cope with being single by quitting his job and living off of whiskey, orange juice, and Twinkies, which not only cost money - but could cost him his life if he maintains that unhealthy lifestyle. No relationship is worth that.
Despite some of these movies not having the happy ending that we all hoped for, that doesn't mean that the romantic and pricy dates shouldn't be any less special. They still mean something! The highlights of romantic cinema are to dress up in the most beautiful attire, eat a fancy meal, and to just to appreciate the kind gesture that the date made for setting up such a wonderful day or night. While many of the movies on the list have dates at high prices, the true cost of those romantic dates is not only the amount of dollars spent but if the relationship between the couple develops into a healthy and romantic one, then the dollar investment does not matter. I don't even mind if movies provide unrealistic expectations, there's possibilities that they can happen in real life! Any date that leads to a happily ever after can never be underrated and is well worth the money spent.
I want to give a big shoutout to Shari's Berries for letting me write this blog about the true cost of romantic movie dates, and you should go check out their website and stores! They have amazing chocolate covered treats that would be perfect for any date with that special someone! A full dozen of chocolate covered strawberries costs $49.98, and that's definitely worth it!