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19th Mar '17 1:19:08 PM Skylite
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* ''Film/Batman1989'' has the song that played during the casino scene. The lyrics are never heard in the movie, but they're from Bruce Wayne's point of view, where he regretfully admits he loves Vicki Vale, but his sense of duty to protect Gotham as Batman always wins.
-->''This is where I want to be / I am what she wants to see''
-->''Never known a love so sweet... But still I keep Vicki waiting''
* Offspring references it in "Self-Esteem" their song about a guy being treated like an appliance by his so called girlfriend.
-->''We make plans to go out at night / I wait 'til 2 then I turn out the light''
4th Feb '17 5:45:43 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', the PlayerCharacter can pull this on the girls after they ask him for dates. Obviously, they'll get [[BerserkButton pretty upset at him]] -- this is specially true for [[spoiler: Miyuki Tanaka]], since ditching her means the chance to date her is now LostForever.

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* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', the PlayerCharacter can pull this on the girls after they ask him for dates. Obviously, they'll get [[BerserkButton pretty upset at him]] -- this is specially true for [[spoiler: Miyuki [[spoiler:Miyuki Tanaka]], since ditching her means the chance to date her is now LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent lost for the rest of the game]].
22nd Jan '17 10:46:46 PM Lullaby22
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-->'''Midnight, gettin' uptight, where are you?\\
'''Said you'd meet me, now it's quarter to two.

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-->'''Midnight, -->''Midnight, gettin' uptight, where are you?\\
'''Said
you?''\\
''Said
you'd meet me, now it's quarter to two.''
22nd Jan '17 10:46:01 PM Lullaby22
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* "I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Music/JoanJett and The Blackhearts mentions the subject of the song standing Joan up on a date:
-->'''Midnight, gettin' uptight, where are you?\\
'''Said you'd meet me, now it's quarter to two.
16th Jan '17 12:25:55 AM Benthelame
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** There is also a literal example when it comes to Ember. [[WordOfGod according to the show's creators]] she was an unpopular and lonely girl who got asked out by a boy she liked. [[ImplausibleDeniability She waited all night and told herself that he was just running late.]] When she got home and fell asleep, she was much too tired to notice the fire that broke out in her home and she died. This revelation gives her song a whole new meaning and explains the presence of fire in her overall look and stage name. Given that she's a ghost, he'd better hope he stays alive a good long time.
10th Jan '17 1:10:02 PM benda
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* Played UpToEleven in Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/{{L'eclisse}}'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date (mere hours before!) was their very last encounter.

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* Played UpToEleven in Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/{{L'eclisse}}'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems is implied that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date (mere hours before!) was their very last encounter.
10th Jan '17 1:08:01 PM benda
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* Played UpToEleven in Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/{{L'eclisse}}'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date was their very last encounter.

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* Played UpToEleven in Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/{{L'eclisse}}'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date (mere hours before!) was their very last encounter.
10th Jan '17 11:44:30 AM benda
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** Of course, this is directly lifted from ''Film/TheShopAroundTheCorner'', the remake of which is the film under discussion.



* Played UpToEleven in creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/LEclisse'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date was their very last encounter.

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* Played UpToEleven in creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/LEclisse'': Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/{{L'eclisse}}'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date was their very last encounter.
10th Jan '17 11:36:16 AM benda
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* Played UpToEleven in creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's ''Film/LEclisse'': '''neither''' of the protagonists shows up, and it seems that the meeting where they'd arranged for the failed date was their very last encounter.
30th Nov '16 6:49:28 PM Luigifan
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* Hiro in ''[[VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo Ef- A Tale of Memories]]'' tells his would be girlfriend Miyako he'll meet her at the fountain. In a classic twist, his other potential love interest Kei gets a serious injury in her leg and Hiro accompanies her to the clinic. Miyako is so distressed that she waits for hours and leaves a series of 99 (!) increasingly distressed messages on his phone, which he doesn't have with him. (To be fair to Miyako, she's got HUGE emotional issues from ''before'' she met Hiro [[spoiler: due to her parents's horrible divorce and her subsequent ParentalAbandonment]]) [[KickTheDog Kei finds said phone and deletes them before he can even check]], [[GreenEyedMonster out of pure jealousy]].
* [[TearJerker A particularly tragic version]] occurs in ''Manga/OutlawStar''. Jim sets up a date with Hanyou, a nice girl that he meets... [[spoiler: and then kills in a space battle without even knowing it. Neither was aware that the other was aboard the ship that they were fighting and both wanted to hurry up and win so that they could make the date.]] In the end Jim shows up on time and when Hanyou doesn't he thinks that he's been stood up.

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* Hiro in ''[[VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo Ef- A Tale of Memories]]'' tells his would be girlfriend Miyako he'll meet her at the fountain. In a classic twist, his other potential love interest Kei gets a serious injury in her leg and Hiro accompanies her to the clinic. Miyako is so distressed that she waits for hours and leaves a series of 99 (!) increasingly distressed messages on his phone, which he doesn't have with him. (To be fair to Miyako, she's got HUGE emotional issues from ''before'' she met Hiro [[spoiler: due [[spoiler:due to her parents's horrible divorce and her subsequent ParentalAbandonment]]) ParentalAbandonment]].) [[KickTheDog Kei finds said phone and deletes them before he can even check]], [[GreenEyedMonster out of pure jealousy]].
* [[TearJerker A particularly tragic version]] occurs in ''Manga/OutlawStar''. Jim sets up a date with Hanyou, a nice girl that he meets... [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then kills in a space battle without even knowing it. Neither was aware that the other was aboard the ship that they were fighting and both wanted to hurry up and win so that they could make the date.]] In the end end, Jim shows up on time time, and when Hanyou doesn't doesn't, he thinks that he's been stood up.



* In ''[[{Franchise/{Naruto}} The Mating Frenzy]]'', Naruto is given a letter "from Hinata" (long story) inviting him for sex. He doesn't know where she lives, and, being Naruto, doesn't think to check the return address. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke She has a huge crush on him.]]]] She gets stood up. [[spoiler:[[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale She rapes him in his sleep.]]]] It's a long story.

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* In ''[[{Franchise/{Naruto}} ''[[Franchise/{{Naruto}} The Mating Frenzy]]'', Naruto is given a letter "from Hinata" (long story) inviting him for sex. He doesn't know where she lives, and, being Naruto, doesn't think to check the return address. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke She has a huge crush on him.]]]] She gets stood up. [[spoiler:[[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale She rapes him in his sleep.]]]] It's a long story.



* In ''Film/GhostRider'' it happened ''twice''!

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* In ''Film/GhostRider'' ''Film/GhostRider'', it happened ''twice''!



* In ''The Lake House'', there's the very special case of [[spoiler: Kate actually telling Alex not to come]], but she doesn't know it because [[spoiler: time travel is involved]].
* In ''Film/TheHeiress'', main character Catherine Sloper gets stood up by her fiancé Morris Townsend, who had promised to come for her in a carriage to elope at midnight. This is even worse because the decision to elope came right after a major falling out with her family (her father was convinced that Morris was just a GoldDigger and told that her the only reason anyone would want a PlainJane ShrinkingViolet her was because of her money) and she was convinced that Morris would care for her and love her in a way her father never did. Watching her break out in tears after the clock strikes 12 is truly heartbreaking.

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* In ''The Lake House'', there's the very special case of [[spoiler: Kate [[spoiler:Kate actually telling Alex not to come]], but she doesn't know it because [[spoiler: time [[spoiler:time travel is involved]].
* In ''Film/TheHeiress'', main character Catherine Sloper gets stood up by her fiancé Morris Townsend, who had promised to come for her in a carriage to elope at midnight. This is even worse because the decision to elope came right after a major falling out with her family (her father was convinced that Morris was just a GoldDigger and told that her the only reason anyone would want a PlainJane ShrinkingViolet her was because of her money) and she was convinced that Morris would care for her and love her in a way her father never did. Watching her break out in tears after the clock strikes 12 is truly heartbreaking.



* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Leafpool accidentally does this to Crowfeather - she'd promised to meet him, but then had to come desperately to [=RiverClan=]'s aid when Mothwing could not heal them alone.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Leafpool accidentally does this to Crowfeather - -- she'd promised to meet him, but then had to come desperately to [=RiverClan=]'s aid when Mothwing could not heal them alone.



* Not actually romantic--[[{{Squick}} or at least, we hope not]]--but in an early episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', after Sydney finds out what her father Jack does for a living (he's a spy, like her), the two of them make a dinner date for the first time in many, many years. You see her waiting... and then he pulls up outside, outside her field of vision. You think, just for a second, that he's going to join her... and then he pulls out his phone and says he's working late. She accepts this quietly, then almost breaks down once he hangs up because she knows he's lying to her.

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* Not actually romantic--[[{{Squick}} romantic -- [[{{Squick}} or at least, we hope not]]--but not]] -- but in an early episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', after Sydney finds out what her father Jack does for a living (he's a spy, like her), the two of them make a dinner date for the first time in many, many years. You see her waiting... and then he pulls up outside, outside her field of vision. You think, just for a second, that he's going to join her... and then he pulls out his phone and says he's working late. She accepts this quietly, then almost breaks down once he hangs up because she knows he's lying to her.



** Actually, they didn't make her up - Joey and Phoebe wanted to set Ross and Rachel up with horrible dates to make them realize that they should be together, but Joey screws up by finding the perfect woman for Ross. So he calls it off with the girl, but leaves Ross to get stood up.

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** Actually, they didn't make her up - -- Joey and Phoebe wanted to set Ross and Rachel up with horrible dates to make them realize that they should be together, but Joey screws up by finding the perfect woman for Ross. So he calls it off with the girl, but leaves Ross to get stood up.
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