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9th Jul '16 7:25:22 PM R1ck
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* OK, it's not romance, but isn't this the plot of EVERY CSI?
** Also every episode of Series/{{House}}. Except with diseases.



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* Richard Gere.
* Warren Beatty was THE womanizer before Annette Benning came along.
* You will most likely date a few people before you find the one who's right for you.
* An inversion (reportedly) happened with Prince Charles and Diana, with Camilla winning out in the end.
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16th Jun '16 8:19:06 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Small House at Allington'' by Creator/AnthonyTrollope, Lily Dale picks Adolphus Crosbie over John Eames. Adolphus breaks their engagement to marry Lady Alexandrina de Courcy.
* In ''The Prime Minister'', also by Trollope, Emily Wharton marries [[HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Ferdinand Lopez]], who only wants her for her money. After his death, she marries the man who truly loves her, Arthur Fletcher.
* In ''Can You Forgive Her?'', two women go through this. Glencora loves the abominable Burgo, but ends up marrying the solid Plantagenet. Alice initially loves her cousin George, but after he goes through a wild period breaks it off and becomes engaged to bland but respectful John Gray. Mrs. Greenow doesn't really fit this trope.

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In ''The Small House at Allington'' by Creator/AnthonyTrollope, Allington'', part of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfBarsetshire'', Lily Dale picks Adolphus Crosbie over John Eames. Adolphus breaks their engagement to marry Lady Alexandrina de Courcy.
* ** In ''The Prime Minister'', also by Trollope, one of the Literature/{{Palliser}} novels, Emily Wharton marries [[HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Ferdinand Lopez]], Lopez, who only wants her for her money. After his death, she marries the man who truly loves her, Arthur Fletcher.
* ** In ''Can You Forgive Her?'', ''Literature/CanYouForgiveHer'', two women go through this. Glencora loves the abominable Burgo, but ends up marrying the solid Plantagenet. Alice initially loves her cousin George, but after he goes through a wild period breaks it off and becomes engaged to bland but respectful John Gray. Mrs. Greenow doesn't really fit this trope.
13th Apr '16 6:59:51 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* In ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'', Sly is this to Penelope before she finally settles with Bentley. [[spoiler:But in [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime the next game]], Penelope becomes the Wrong Girl First to Bentley]].
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21st Mar '16 4:04:43 AM Adept
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* ''HanaYoriDango'' plays this trope nearly perfectly during the series.

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* ''HanaYoriDango'' ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' plays this trope nearly perfectly during the series.
4th Mar '16 7:18:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/90210'' features a variation of this trope: after years of being a troubled promiscuous drug-addict, Adrianna realizes Navid loved her all along and only cared for her happiness, and becomes his girlfriend even though she's pregnant with another guy's baby. Later on, she leaves Navid for a rich handsome jock, only to be left empty-handed as Teddy didn't want a relationship anyway.

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* ''Series/90210'' ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' features a variation of this trope: after years of being a troubled promiscuous drug-addict, Adrianna realizes Navid loved her all along and only cared for her happiness, and becomes his girlfriend even though she's pregnant with another guy's baby. Later on, she leaves Navid for a rich handsome jock, only to be left empty-handed as Teddy didn't want a relationship anyway.
4th Mar '16 7:17:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''90210'' features a variation of this trope: after years of being a troubled promiscuous drug-addict, Adrianna realizes Navid loved her all along and only cared for her happiness, and becomes his girlfriend even though she's pregnant with another guy's baby. Later on, she leaves Navid for a rich handsome jock, only to be left empty-handed as Teddy didn't want a relationship anyway.

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* ''90210'' ''Series/90210'' features a variation of this trope: after years of being a troubled promiscuous drug-addict, Adrianna realizes Navid loved her all along and only cared for her happiness, and becomes his girlfriend even though she's pregnant with another guy's baby. Later on, she leaves Navid for a rich handsome jock, only to be left empty-handed as Teddy didn't want a relationship anyway.



* Double subverted in an episode of ''TheTwilightZone''. A young woman has two suitors, a rich one she doesn't care for and a poor one she does. The poor one asks her to run off with him. Her future self later chases her younger self on horseback, begging her not to marry the wrong man... the poor one, who turned out to be a money-hungry bastard and ruined her life.

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* Double subverted in an episode of ''TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone''. A young woman has two suitors, a rich one she doesn't care for and a poor one she does. The poor one asks her to run off with him. Her future self later chases her younger self on horseback, begging her not to marry the wrong man... the poor one, who turned out to be a money-hungry bastard and ruined her life.



* In ''RepublicOfDoyle'', Rose's first husband was a con artist. She found [[SecondLove the right guy]] after he went to jail.

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* In ''RepublicOfDoyle'', ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle'', Rose's first husband was a con artist. She found [[SecondLove the right guy]] after he went to jail.



* In ''VicarOfDibley'', Geraldine falls for David's brother, the cad, Simon. She ends up marrying the accountant Harry.

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* In ''VicarOfDibley'', ''Series/VicarOfDibley'', Geraldine falls for David's brother, the cad, Simon. She ends up marrying the accountant Harry.



* In "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knoppe has a crush on Mark Brandanowitz, who turns out to be a himbo and also asks her best friend Anne out. After Anne dumps him, realizing he's not the right guy for her, the character was put on a bus, and replaced by Ben Wyatt [[spoiler: who married Leslie on the Season 5 finale.]]

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* In "Parks and Recreation," ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie Knoppe has a crush on Mark Brandanowitz, who turns out to be a himbo and also asks her best friend Anne out. After Anne dumps him, realizing he's not the right guy for her, the character was put on a bus, and replaced by Ben Wyatt [[spoiler: who married Leslie on the Season 5 finale.]]



* In ''CyranoDeBergerac'', Roxanne falls in love with handsome, well-intentioned but vapid Christian because Cyrano (thinking he doesn't stand a chance with her and PlayingCyrano) wrote Christian's love letters for him. Really, it was Cyrano she was in love with all along.
* Averted in, of all places, ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Juliet never gives the obviously richer and parentally-endorsed Paris a thought. This ends badly, and, at least according to the standards of the time, she probably should have married Paris. But then the families would still be feuding, so yeah...

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* In ''CyranoDeBergerac'', ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', Roxanne falls in love with handsome, well-intentioned but vapid Christian because Cyrano (thinking he doesn't stand a chance with her and PlayingCyrano) wrote Christian's love letters for him. Really, it was Cyrano she was in love with all along.
* Averted in, of all places, ''RomeoAndJuliet''.''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. Juliet never gives the obviously richer and parentally-endorsed Paris a thought. This ends badly, and, at least according to the standards of the time, she probably should have married Paris. But then the families would still be feuding, so yeah...



* Used in the plot of "The Way We Was" in ''TheSimpsons'': Marge goes with Artie Ziff to the prom, but after it he reveals himself as a total sleaze who initially attempts to force himself on her. After [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping him]] in the face and eventually leaving him in disgust she realizes she cares for Homer instead.

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* Used in the plot of "The Way We Was" in ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge goes with Artie Ziff to the prom, but after it he reveals himself as a total sleaze who initially attempts to force himself on her. After [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping him]] in the face and eventually leaving him in disgust she realizes she cares for Homer instead.
29th Dec '15 3:01:04 AM Erin582
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* Scarily played straight in an episode of ''Series/BeyondBeliefFactOrFiction'' which has a young woman going to a match-making service. The elderly woman running the business has a son who she feels the woman may be interested in, but she ends up with a seemingly charming man, who one day as they're out driving and ostensibly run into some car trouble, [[MoodWhiplash decides to rape and murder her.]] After attempting to flee from him on foot, he catches up with her, only for the son to almost materialize out of nowhere, find them and fight off the attacker. They end up together after that.
27th Dec '15 9:50:02 AM briiittany
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* In "{{Series/The Vampire Diaries}}", Elena loved Stefan first and though that she would always love Stefan. She cared for Damon, but didn't develop feelings for him until the end of season 2. To make it even better, her feelings for Damon become even more obvious in the beginning of season 3 when Stefan leaves with Klaus, switches his humanity off, and once again becomes the monsterous killer that he used to be. Damon then becomes her confidant and a method of comfort. Later on in the series, they date and are most likely the series endgame.
6th Nov '15 11:12:59 PM nombretomado
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* RebaMcEntire's ''One Promise Too Late'' has a milder version, where the guy the heroine married isn't so much wrong or bad as less fulfilling than the one the singer meets later. To the woman's credit, she says, basically, "I can see you're my soul mate and I'd be happier with you - but my husband's been good to me all these years, and I won't betray him now." So, DownerEnding with [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter character]].

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* RebaMcEntire's ''One Music/RebaMcEntire's "One Promise Too Late'' Late" has a milder version, where the guy the heroine married isn't so much wrong or bad as less fulfilling than the one the singer meets later. To the woman's credit, she says, basically, "I can see you're my soul mate and I'd be happier with you - but my husband's been good to me all these years, and I won't betray him now." So, DownerEnding with [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter character]].
3rd Oct '15 4:12:24 PM nombretomado
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* Three events in ''PeachGirl'' are within lumping range of this trope, but in the first two, the demonstration of wrongness is false, and the third [[spoiler:isn't so much Wrong Guy First as it is ''Less Right'' Guy First]].

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* Three events in ''PeachGirl'' ''Manga/PeachGirl'' are within lumping range of this trope, but in the first two, the demonstration of wrongness is false, and the third [[spoiler:isn't so much Wrong Guy First as it is ''Less Right'' Guy First]].
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