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27th May '17 11:21:18 AM storyyeller
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* Deconstructed in ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything'' as Big Mac and Feather Bangs compete in romantic gestures in an attempt to woo Sugar Belle, but it ends up just wrecking her shop and driving her away. Eventually Big Mac learns the Aesop about not doing this and builds a new display case for Sugar Belle to replace the one he broke.
13th May '17 7:14:09 AM lorgskyegon
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** After being kissed by a fangirl, Sheldon immediately flies across the country to visit Amy at Princeton to propose.
1st May '17 8:24:38 AM Discar
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Subverted for laughs. Danny tells Colleen that he "ordered take out," and then escorts in a dozen caterers who set up a full-course romantic dinner in the middle of her dojo, complete with candles. The subversion is that Danny doesn't know any better; he's been living in a monastery for the last 15 years, so all he knows is that these were the people his dad would call whenever his mom wanted dinner on short notice.

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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Subverted for laughs. Danny tells Colleen that he "ordered take out," and then escorts in a dozen caterers who set up a full-course romantic dinner in the middle of her dojo, complete with candles. The subversion is that Danny doesn't know any better; he's been living in a monastery for the last 15 fifteen years, so all he knows is that these were the people his dad would call whenever his mom wanted dinner on short notice.
27th Apr '17 2:19:05 PM dmcreif
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** Twice subverted by Wilson Fisk.

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** Twice subverted by [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk.Fisk]].



*** In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead Anatoly made the mistake of doing]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.
** Some fans have seen Matt disclosing his secret identity to Karen at the end of the season 2 finale as one, in an attempt to regain her trust after driving her and Foggy away during the second half of the season.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Subverted. Danny tells Colleen that he "ordered take out," and then escorts in a dozen caterers who set up a full-course romantic dinner in the middle of her dojo, complete with candles. The subversion is that Danny doesn't know any better; he's been living in a monastery since he was ten, so all he knows is that these were the people his dad would call whenever his mom wanted dinner on short notice.

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*** In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was is a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead Anatoly made the mistake of doing]], doing]] on the first date, so buying the restaurant was is the simplest solution.
** Some fans have seen Matt Murdock disclosing his secret identity to Karen Page at the end of the season 2 finale as one, in an attempt to regain her trust after driving her and Foggy away during the second half of the season.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Subverted.Subverted for laughs. Danny tells Colleen that he "ordered take out," and then escorts in a dozen caterers who set up a full-course romantic dinner in the middle of her dojo, complete with candles. The subversion is that Danny doesn't know any better; he's been living in a monastery since he was ten, for the last 15 years, so all he knows is that these were the people his dad would call whenever his mom wanted dinner on short notice.
25th Apr '17 9:31:31 PM Discar
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Subverted. Danny tells Colleen that he "ordered take out," and then escorts in a dozen caterers who set up a full-course romantic dinner in the middle of her dojo, complete with candles. The subversion is that Danny doesn't know any better; he's been living in a monastery since he was ten, so all he knows is that these were the people his dad would call whenever his mom wanted dinner on short notice.
15th Apr '17 8:20:33 AM dmcreif
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** Twice subverted by Wilson Fisk.
*** The first time Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; Fisk replies "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having," impressed at her ingenuity.
*** In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead Anatoly made the mistake of doing]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.

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** Twice **Twice subverted by Wilson Fisk.
*** The ***The first time Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; Fisk replies "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having," impressed at her ingenuity.
*** In ***In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead Anatoly made the mistake of doing]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.solution.
**Some fans have seen Matt disclosing his secret identity to Karen at the end of the season 2 finale as one, in an attempt to regain her trust after driving her and Foggy away during the second half of the season.
15th Apr '17 8:19:25 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice by Wilson Fisk.
** The first time Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; he replies "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having," impressed at her ingenuity.
** In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead that fatal mistake Anatoly did on him in the previous episode]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice 2015}}:''
**Twice subverted
by Wilson Fisk.
** The ***The first time Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; he Fisk replies "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having," impressed at her ingenuity.
** In ***In the very next episode, for their second date, Fisk does buy out the entire restaurant, but this was a pragmatic move, not a romantic one. He's not good in public and doesn't want to be interrupted like [[OffWithHisHead that fatal Anatoly made the mistake Anatoly did on him in the previous episode]], of doing]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.
31st Mar '17 6:56:29 PM dmcreif
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** The first time Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; he quietly says that "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having."

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** The first time Fisk asks Vanessa out, she says she has to close up shop, and he just politely leaves. She's surprised that he didn't offer to buy the place so she could leave early; he quietly says that replies "Any woman who can be bought isn't worth having."having," impressed at her ingenuity.
17th Mar '17 3:52:15 AM XFllo
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* Not totally unheard of, but usually saved for special occasions. The most common are proposals, prom-posals, and trying to make up for a truly spectacular blunder. The first two are almost expected and do often work out. The last one works less often and sometimes results in being slapped.
26th Jan '17 4:35:55 PM XFllo
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* In Game of Thrones, this seems to be part of Jamie's motivation for [[WouldHurtAChild pushing Bran out the window]], saying, "The things I do for love." However it back backfires, Cersei finds attempted child murder somewhat less than romantic, and more importantly, it triggers a whole series of events that cause them both a lot of trouble.



* A very common occurrence on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', usually in the form of a song. Blaine is especially fond of these, like his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwno6pszXo marriage proposal]] to Kurt. He convinced three rival show choirs to do an elaborately choreographed (and costumed) dance to "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles throughout the entirety of the large Dalton Academy, where they met and fell in love. Blaine is singing, all of Kurt's friends and family are there, and the proposal concludes on the stairs where they fell in love with an equally elaborate speech. Kurt very emotionally says yes.

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* A very common occurrence on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', usually in the form of a song. * ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Blaine is especially fond of these, like and his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwno6pszXo marriage proposal]] to Kurt. He convinced three rival show choirs to do an elaborately choreographed (and costumed) dance to "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles throughout the entirety of the large Dalton Academy, where they met and fell in love. Blaine is singing, all of Kurt's friends and family are there, and the proposal concludes on the stairs where they fell in love with an equally elaborate speech. Kurt very emotionally says yes.
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