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19th Sep '16 4:42:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArchieComics'': Archie and Betty go on one in a story set in TheGayNineties.

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* ''ArchieComics'': ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': Archie and Betty go on one in a story set in TheGayNineties.
25th Aug '16 12:34:41 AM leraluna
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* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' when the main couple eventually resolve their UnresolvedSexualTension they share a romantic moment returning to their village by boat like this.
25th Aug '16 12:30:56 AM leraluna
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* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Kotoko manages to get Naoki taking her on a date like this, but notice that they're the only couple around. And then [[{{Troll}} Naoki]] casually mentions that's because of an urban legend about couples falling apart after having a date in that lake. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It hilariously backfires since Kotoko starts panicking and they both fall into the water]].
5th Aug '16 3:04:33 PM ANTMuddle
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A lady and her suitor are having a romantic date on a rowboat. This was a popular dating image for the 19th and early 20th century upper classes, as it provided a chance for couples to be alone together, but still in plain sight to avoid accusations of anything sexual happening.

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A lady and her suitor are having a romantic date on a rowboat.rowboat, perhaps a {{swan boat|s}}. This was a popular dating image for the 19th and early 20th century upper classes, as it provided a chance for couples to be alone together, but still in plain sight to avoid accusations of anything sexual happening.



Now "old fashioned" in the title means it. This isn't quite a DeadHorseTrope, but spoofs of it far outnumber straight uses these days, usually with at least one of the participants falling into the water if the boat doesn't sink. Also, the "Tunnel of Love" rides in amusement parks was sort of a play on this trope, using the dark to allow couples to have intimate contact with nobody actually seeing anything. Another popular variation is a date in a [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venetian]] gondola (with the bonus that you can pay someone else to do the actual rowing).

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Now "old fashioned" in the title These days, "old-fashioned" means it.precisely that. This isn't quite a DeadHorseTrope, but spoofs of it far outnumber straight uses these days, usually with at least one of the participants falling into the water if the boat doesn't sink. Also, the "Tunnel of Love" rides in amusement parks was sort of a play on this trope, using the dark to allow couples to have intimate contact with nobody actually seeing anything. Another popular variation is a date in a [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venetian]] gondola (with the bonus that you can pay someone else to do the actual rowing).
17th May '16 2:38:19 PM RushLimborg
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* Briefly seen in the "That's How You Know" montage in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', complete with the parasol and a mariachi band on a couple of other boats.

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* Briefly seen in the "That's How You Know" montage in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (the page image, above), complete with the parasol and a mariachi band on a couple of other boats.
3rd May '16 2:25:01 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The tunnel of love version appears in the sci-fi novel ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' -- you can bail about beforehand, but the tunnel is so long that having sex is pretty much all you can do other than sit in the dark and be bored to death. The protagonist's LoveInterest gets her to go into the tunnel with him by promised to reveal a wish he'd made earlier (which of course was his wish to make love to his beautiful superior officer).

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* The tunnel of love version appears in the sci-fi novel ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' -- you can bail about beforehand, but the tunnel is so long that having sex is pretty much all you can do other than sit in the dark and be bored to death. The protagonist's LoveInterest gets her to go into the tunnel with him by promised promising to reveal a wish he'd made earlier (which of course was his wish to make love to his beautiful superior officer).
19th Mar '16 6:41:42 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': One chapter has Asahi and Youko going to an amusement park where this is one of the activities they did, under the suggestion of their friend Karen. She was hoping to [[GenerationXerox re-create a date Youko's parents had]], where riding in the boat made her father Genjirou "jump up and sing" with joy...but in reality, he was [[CannotCrossRunningWater freaking out because they were on open water]]. Thankfully, Youko is only [[{{Damphyr}} half-vampire]] so it doesn't bug her quite as much.

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': One chapter has Asahi and Youko going to an amusement park where this is one of the activities they did, under the suggestion of their friend Karen. She was hoping to [[GenerationXerox re-create a date Youko's parents had]], where riding in the boat made her father Genjirou "jump up and sing" with joy...but in reality, he was [[CannotCrossRunningWater freaking out because they were on open water]]. Thankfully, Youko is only [[{{Damphyr}} [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]] so it doesn't bug her quite as much.
19th Mar '16 6:41:19 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': One chapter has Asahi and Youko going to an amusement park where this is one of the activities they did, under the suggestion of their friend Karen. She was hoping to [[GenerationXerox re-create a date Youko's parents had]], where riding in the boat made her father Genjirou "jump up and sing" with joy...but in reality, he was [[CannotCrossRunningWater freaking out because they were on open water]]. Thankfully, Youko is only [[{{Damphyr}} half-vampire]] so it doesn't bug her quite as much.
18th Mar '16 3:31:56 PM eroock
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* ''Manga/GlassMask'' has put Maya in this situation twice, firstly with Yuu (a straightforward example) and later with Hayami (she was partly coerced into the boat, but it plays out like a romantic scene).[[/folder]]

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* ''Manga/GlassMask'' has put Maya in this situation twice, firstly with Yuu (a straightforward example) and later with Hayami (she was partly coerced into the boat, but it plays out like a romantic scene).[[/folder]]




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* ''ArchieComics'': Archie and Betty go on one in a story set in TheGayNineties.


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* ''ArchieComics'': Archie and Betty go on one in a story set in TheGayNineties.
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18th Mar '16 3:18:06 PM eroock
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* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'': Marnie teaches Anna to rowboat and often bonds together with the rowboat.



* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'': Marnie teaches Anna to rowboat and often bonds together with the rowboat.
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