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14th May '16 12:09:28 AM Doug86
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* Julian in DancingOnTheEdge angsts over what he can do to show Jessie how much he cares about her. He settles on buying a ton of her records and giving her a car.

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* Julian in DancingOnTheEdge ''Series/DancingOnTheEdge'' angsts over what he can do to show Jessie how much he cares about her. He settles on buying a ton of her records and giving her a car.
23rd Apr '16 9:19:07 AM laserviking42
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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work."

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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work."
" In the real world there is another name for this kind of behavior: stalking.
22nd Apr '16 9:39:25 PM chicagomel
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* In ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia''. Han wins a planet in a Sabaac game to try and impress Leia. It doesn't quite work though, and it takes a bit longer before she agrees to marry him.
11th Mar '16 8:44:13 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]'', BJ pulls off a massive one in the final chapter. For his beloved's birthday, he [[spoiler:gets her a house and undermines her stepmother's attempts to plan their wedding by arranging a surprise one at their new home. And he says he loves her, instead of resorting to the usual IUhYouToo.]]
22nd Feb '16 9:31:17 AM cdrood
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** The show even pointed out that such gestures can be considered creepy and stalker-ish if the intended recipient does not welcome the gesture. This is referred to as the Dobler-Dahmer Theory.
18th Feb '16 6:54:22 AM skidoo23
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** In a parallel to the above, the Doctor does the same for Clara Oswald, [[spoiler: except add to that the fact he punched a diamond wall with his bare fists for 4 1/2 billion years first, just for her]] though due to TheILoveYouStigma that has been established, this is indicated through euphemisms like [[spoiler: him telling Clara, "I had a duty of care" when she asks him why he put himself through hell for her".]]
4th Feb '16 1:06:42 AM laserviking42
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* The Onion has [[http://www.theonion.com/article/romantic-comedy-behavior-gets-real-life-man-arrest-757 a great article]] parodying the rom-com gesture.
20th Jan '16 6:16:00 PM Adept
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* ''MagicalDiary'' sees Damien (if you pick his path) writing you offers of anything he can think of that you might want. This includes [[BreadEggsMilkSquick jewels, silk dresses, a seat in the government, and world conquest or the death of your enemies]]. He later apologizes for the last one, musing that it would probably be wrong - unless you wanted him to, but he admits that he doesn't actually know how to be 'good'. "But for you, I would try." Possibly just played with, in that the game (as it currently stands) does not let you see if he would actually go through with any of this.

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* ''MagicalDiary'' ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'' sees Damien (if you pick his path) writing you offers of anything he can think of that you might want. This includes [[BreadEggsMilkSquick jewels, silk dresses, a seat in the government, and world conquest or the death of your enemies]]. He later apologizes for the last one, musing that it would probably be wrong - unless you wanted him to, but he admits that he doesn't actually know how to be 'good'. "But for you, I would try." Possibly just played with, in that the game (as it currently stands) does not let you see if he would actually go through with any of this.
14th Jan '16 7:57:29 AM johnsmithxxi
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* The ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:



--> Gandra: Oh, Fenton, you shouldn't have done it!
--> Fenton: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I knew I should have hired the Acrobatic Assorted Nuts instead!]]

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--> Gandra: '''Gandra''': Oh, Fenton, you shouldn't have done it!
--> Fenton: '''Fenton''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I knew I should have hired the Acrobatic Assorted Nuts instead!]]
14th Jan '16 7:56:16 AM johnsmithxxi
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* The ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:
** He fills her house with bouquets of roses. Unfortunately, Gandra Dee is allergic to Roses.
** He buy lunch for her at work, in the blue collar Duckburg Bean Factory. The lunch is a candlelit gourmet meal, complete with a mariachi band for musical accompaniment.
** He hires the "Singing Chocolates" to give Gandra Dee an enormous amount of candy:
--> '''Singing Chocolates''':
--> Oh, we're the singing chocolates,
--> As sweet as we can be,
--> Fenton gives his love,
--> To his sugar Gandra Dee!
--> Gandra: Oh, Fenton, you shouldn't have done it!
--> Fenton: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I knew I should have hired the Acrobatic Assorted Nuts instead!]]
** Fenton later buys Gandra Dee a two-story cake "with chocolate frosting, marshmallow topping and aluminum siding."
** Fenton isn't the only one in the episode with grand romantic gestures. To declare her love for Gizmoduck, Robotica first paints R Loves G on Scrooge's money bin. Later, she attempts to destroy the money bin (and kill Gandra Dee) in an anguished declaration of love.
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