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''The limit of the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for a given element is directly proportional to how romantic it is.''

There are many ways for how fiction deals with love. And just like RuleOfCool, RuleOfDrama, RuleOfFunny, and RuleOfScary, if something is considered romantic enough by the audience, it can be excused, not matter how unrealistic it is. This is entertainment, after all.

But unlike those tropes, this doesn't require things to be impossible, just implausible or highly improbable.

Now ValuesDissonance can come into play far more often than the other "Rule" tropes, which is not only across national lines, but across gender. Now guys deny it, but they do have a notion of romantic. It's just that not only is it extremely different than what's in a typical RomanticComedy or RomanceNovel, they also tend to be more private about it, at least in American culture. And for good reason -- many times, a sweet show of devotion on the Silver Screen translates into real life as a delusional, obsessive, or just dangerous act.

This trope doesn't actually apply with ShipToShipCombat. Those people usually just care about making their couples look good. You can tell because they often praise an unrealistic point if it supports a couple they favor, and slam that exact same point if it supports a couple they don't.

Not to be confused with anything about the 19th century artistic movement.

Compare RuleOfDrama, RuleOfGlamorous, RuleOfSexy, FlirtingAndCourtship.
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!!A SuperTrope to:
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* AbductionIsLove
* AttractionToOutliers
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther
* BeastAndBeauty
* ChocolateOfRomance
* CoordinatedClothes
* EnormousEngagementRing
* FlowersOfRomance
* FreakinessShame
* GrandRomanticGesture
* HappilyEverAfter
* HeldGaze
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* LanguageOfLove
* LastMinuteHookup
* LiterallyFallingInLove
* LoveTranscendsSpacetime
* MustNotDieAVirgin
* ThePowerOfLove
* RomanticRain
* RunawayBride
* RunawayFiance
* SwanBoats
* TrainStationGoodbye
* TwirlOfLove
* UnresolvedSexualTension
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!!Examples

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}''. How is it that EVE's kiss restores WALL-E's memories and personality? Well, [[AllThereInTheManual the Buy'n'Large website]] (sadly defunct) explicitly {{Hand Wave}}d this: "''Your WALL-E unit may take up to 10 minutes on first boot before scanning for additional operating software (eg. hazardous waste protocols).''" But if you have any soul, you wouldn't need an explanation.
* The Meet Me In Montauk part from ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind''. While it makes sense that he'd be able to hold onto that shred, how did ''she'' end up on the right train? Totally doesn't matter. The mind wipe hadn't been completely effective on her either, as made obvious by her scenes with Patrick.
* About half the works in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, especially earlier works. [[GrandfatherClause The stories they were based on used this anyway]], like ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
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