Twitter Thread on the Reality of “Unrealistic” Romance Tropes

By Lori Perkins



It’s Bridgerton Season Two release week, so Twitter has been abuzz with all sorts of takes on how good or bad or hot the new season is. One if the repercussions of this renewed interest in romance tropes is that romance readers and writers started a Twitter thread about their real-life romances and they are as good as any novel you might dive into.


@LyssaKayAdams

Anyone who thinks romance novels have unrealistic plots should know that I was just friended on Facebook by an old elementary school friend who now owns a ranch in Montana.


@tk_lorenz

Anyone who thinks romance novels have unrealistic plots should know that my parents, journalists at rival publications, met when they were both sent to cover the same commune and my mom pretended to be one of the members to feed my dad totally fake info for his piece


@EASchecter

Anyone who thinks romance novels have unrealistic plots should know that I met my husband by passing him in the hall at a Sci-Fi con, getting six steps past him, and turning around to find that he had ALSO turned around. "I need to know you."

25 years married.

28 together.


@rightingteacher

Anyone who thinks romance novels have unrealistic plots should know my Grandmother and Grandfather met when she was on a train to a convent and he to be a Lutheran missionary. She never made it to the convent and they raised 12 Catholic children.


Many decades later, the nurses would scold her for holding his hand on his deathbed, as it still made his heart race.


@scandalbohemia

Can this be a whole thread on romance tropes which actually happened? I picked up a guy on a train in England. 28 years later, after finding me on Facebook, he told me he never got married because I am "the one". I am a real life manic pixie dream girl.


There are so many more, and they are delightful!