>>31 There are as many wrong ways to live a life of romance as there is to live a life of ~fun dating~. I once contemplated just dating for fun after a big breakup, but I decided against it. I don't need sex so badly that I can't wait for the right girl to come along. I feel people who just date for fun and sex are very shallow and lead an unfulfilling life. I don't care what your reasons are -- that's what I think of it. Maybe it's unreasonable to think that? If it is, it's not nearly as unreasonable as thinking serious relationships are phoney when you've never even been in one. Or maybe you have, and it turned out bad, causing you to have this attitude towards them? I don't know, nor do I care. In my eyes, you are very wrong about love. I've been in serious relationships. I know the happiness that comes out of them as well as the heart-wrenching sadness. And you know what? It's very worth it.
For you guys that have failed at every attempt to confess or date a girl, all I can say is keep trying. I was about 13 when I got my first girlfriend, and I wasn't trying to get one before that, so I don't know what it's like to be in your situation. I definitely don't think you should look to fantasy romance for influence, but to say confessing only works in the movies is wrong. I know I'm not the only person that knows that for a fact.