History Main / GrandRomanticGesture

15th Jan '17 6:01:22 PM Dravencour
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* Interestingly, whenever a Yaoi manga features a filthy rich suitor, it often ends up with exactly this. The most common case is often that the poor guys porch/garden/etc is filled with flowers/his favorite food/whatever he stated he likes or with the suitor appearing with the most ridiculous flower bouquet. A bit rarer is the suitor giving something apparently common to his love (a ring, a dessert, a decorative object), just to explain that the price is actually equal to that of a house or race car.

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* Interestingly, whenever a Yaoi {{Yaoi}} manga features a filthy rich suitor, it often ends up with exactly this. The most common case is often that the poor guys porch/garden/etc is filled with flowers/his favorite food/whatever he stated he likes or with the suitor appearing with the most ridiculous flower bouquet. A bit rarer is the suitor giving something apparently common to his love (a ring, a dessert, a decorative object), just to explain that the price is actually equal to that of a house or race car.
15th Jan '17 6:00:49 PM Dravencour
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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.

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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.
[[StalkerWithACrush stalking]].
15th Jan '17 7:26:16 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice.
** The first time Wilson 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."
** On 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 that fatal mistake Anatoly did on him last time, so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice.
twice by Wilson Fisk.
** The first time Wilson 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."
** On 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 last time, in the previous episode]], so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.
15th Jan '17 12:16:33 AM Adept
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{{Grand Romantic Gesture}}s occur when someone gives elaborate gifts or stages outlandish events in an attempt to be romantic. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires. The path to true love never did run smooth, after all.

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{{Grand Grand Romantic Gesture}}s Gestures occur when someone gives elaborate gifts or stages outlandish events in an attempt to be romantic. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires. The path to true love never did run smooth, after all.
11th Jan '17 5:14:04 PM eroock
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* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Time Keeps on Slippin'," Fry and Leela get married after Fry does something incredibly romantic for her. The problem: Because of the random time slips plaguing the episode, neither of them remember what it is he did for her, and she demands a divorce. In the end, he rediscovers what he did: [[spoiler:Rearrange a bunch of '''stars''' to say "I love you, Leela". Unfortunately, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold the romantic gesture is blown up before she sees it again]].]]

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* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Time Keeps on Slippin'," Slippin'", Fry and Leela get married after Fry does something incredibly romantic for her. The problem: Because of the random time slips plaguing the episode, neither of them remember what it is he did for her, and she demands a divorce. In the end, he rediscovers what he did: [[spoiler:Rearrange a bunch of '''stars''' to say "I love you, Leela". Unfortunately, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold the romantic gesture is blown up before she sees it again]].]]
11th Jan '17 1:37:51 PM Discar
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-->--''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''

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-->--''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''
-->-- ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''
1st Jan '17 11:29:48 AM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}:'' Subverted twice.
** The first time Wilson 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."
** On 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 that fatal mistake Anatoly did on him last time, so buying the restaurant was the simplest solution.
26th Nov '16 9:56:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''PennyAndAggie,'' on Valentine's Day, Duane, who's been platonically seeing Penny, fills his student council presidential office with elaborate romantic decorations, and presents her with lingerie, chocolates and a "Valentine's villanelle." Unfortunately for him, Penny has been contemplating breaking up with him for some time because she feels [[NoSparks no physical attraction]] to him, and his over-the-top gesture is what finally leads her to tell him it's over.

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* In ''PennyAndAggie,'' ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie,'' on Valentine's Day, Duane, who's been platonically seeing Penny, fills his student council presidential office with elaborate romantic decorations, and presents her with lingerie, chocolates and a "Valentine's villanelle." Unfortunately for him, Penny has been contemplating breaking up with him for some time because she feels [[NoSparks no physical attraction]] to him, and his over-the-top gesture is what finally leads her to tell him it's over.
13th Nov '16 1:04:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Question Authority," Superman takes Lois on a picnic date... on top of a suspension bridge.

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* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Question Authority," Superman takes Lois on a picnic date... on top of a suspension bridge.
6th Nov '16 1:37:52 PM nombretomado
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* Posthumous example: In life, JackBenny was known for being extremely stingy with his money. After his death, one of the clauses in his will was to have a fresh rose delivered to his widow every day for as long as she lived.

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* Posthumous example: In life, JackBenny Creator/JackBenny was known for being extremely stingy with his money. After his death, one of the clauses in his will was to have a fresh rose delivered to his widow every day for as long as she lived. \n
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