People Putting The ‘Hopeless’ In ‘Hopeless Romantic’

It’s nice to think that some of us might someday find that great Hollywood romance where we get swept off our feet and live happily ever after. The reality is that most of us will end up in relationships that are great, but a little derpy from time to time.

It’s really no one’s fault. We are all human, after all.

He Put A Lot Of Effort Into That One

boyfriend puts minimal effort into his girlfriend's birthday
Photo Credit: Imgur / karaoke99
Photo Credit: Imgur / karaoke99

In a weird way, the amount of effort he put into it looking like he didn’t put in any effort is kind of flattering. I’m sure she had a great time celebrating her birthday.

We All Love Puns

boyfriend got his girlfriend goalie gloves because she's a keeper
Photo Credit: Reddit / slizzers
Photo Credit: Reddit / slizzers

Look at her face. That’s the face of a woman who has accepted her fate as someone who will never hear the end of her partner’s terrible dad jokes and puns.

Come Get It, Baby

husband dresses up
Photo Credit: Reddit / Buffitron
Photo Credit: Reddit / Buffitron

So, this guy told his wife he was going to put something sexy on for her, and she ended up coming home to this. Her husband dressed up as Jabba.

A Classic Texting Fail

boyfriend sends a bunch of messages to his girlfriend but only one sends
Photo Credit: Twitter / @czericeliza
Photo Credit: Twitter / @czericeliza

Of all the times your phone could stop working, this is one of the worst. Right in the middle of a big inspirational speech that just ended up making her feel bad about herself.

Guy, No!

guy makes an actual ice cream sandwich
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kenziealizabeth
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kenziealizabeth

She asked him for an ice cream sandwich, and he comes back with a LITERAL ice cream sandwich. Didn’t he have a childhood? Doesn’t he know what that means? Two slices of wonder bread is too much.

They Both Look Cute

boyfriend takes terrible pictures of his girlfriend
Photo Credit: Reddit / s-poon
Photo Credit: Reddit / s-poon

This is a classic situation where the girlfriend tries really hard to take flattering pictures of her boyfriend, and he goes out of his way to make her look ridiculous.

A Vacation To Remember

boyfriend kicking his girlfriend into the water
Photo Credit: Reddit / putsomecolourson
Photo Credit: Reddit / putsomecolourson

You’ve got to love having a boyfriend who takes you on vacations that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Like that one time he kicked you into the water at the beach. Hey, at least it was in Croatia.

Smart Minds Think A Like

boyfriend and girlfriend text each other two different things at the same time
Photo Credit: Twitter / @_AndieLovesYou_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @_AndieLovesYou_

It’s super cute that they both texted each other at the same time, but hilarious that the sentiments of both texts could not be further apart. I hope that guy didn’t embarrass himself at the airport.

Just Let Him Have This One

boyfriend brings home a bunch of pistachio shells thinking they're from the beach
Photo Credit: Twitter / @3cheers20years
Photo Credit: Twitter / @3cheers20years

Her boyfriend went on vacation with his family and he wanted to be cute so he collected a bunch of shells for her to put in a jar. Joke’s on him, though, because most of them are pistachio shells.

Celebrate The Little Things

boyfriend got his girlfriend a cake to celebrate her farting
Photo Credit: Reddit / mindspread
Photo Credit: Reddit / mindspread

Apparently, this girl was under the impression that she was never going to fart in front of her boyfriend and that she was going to be able to hide that part of herself from him.

A True Gourmet Meal

boyfriend makes a fancy dinner for his girlfriend that's just chicken nuggets
Photo Credit: Imgur / Jennyflur
Photo Credit: Imgur / Jennyflur

This is what you get when he asks if he can cook you a nice dinner and you don’t ask any follow-up questions. You end up weird dino chicken nuggets and peas.

This Will Probably Work

girlfriend using Pringles to lure her boyfriend from bed
Photo Credit: Reddit / AberrantConductor
Photo Credit: Reddit / AberrantConductor

It’s Saturday and you want your man to do some housework, but he’s still lying in bed. What do you do? This woman has tried luring him out of bed with Pringles, a trick that probably worked.

A Beautiful Picture

boyfriend makes a mousepad out of a picture of his girlfriend
Photo Credit: Reddit / OfficialDampSquid
Photo Credit: Reddit / OfficialDampSquid

Nothing says “I love you” like getting a mouse pad made for your partner that has the worst picture they ever took of you on it. Now he can look at it every day.

It’s The Thought That Counts?

someone made their wife lunch while drunk
Photo Credit: Reddit / twoforjoy
Photo Credit: Reddit / twoforjoy

I think the thing that needs discussing here is how asparagus is a very weird thing to attempt making while you’re drunk. Of all the strange foods to crave this is one of the weirdest.

She’s Gonna Love It

Photo Credit: Instagram / @soinnocentparent
Photo Credit: Instagram / @soinnocentparent

Girls are all about their skincare routines, so you bring her a big old aloe vera plant and chances are she’s going to love it. It’s a little gesture that will go a long way.

Seems Too Cheap

boyfriend charging a subscription fee
Photo Credit: Twitter / @t_mitch18
Photo Credit: Twitter / @t_mitch18

This guy thinks he’s a regular old funny man trying to charge his girlfriend a subscription fee for being her boyfriend, like she doesn’t already pay for that every day of her life.

Try Again Next Year

boyfriend left a ring box out as a joke
Photo Credit: Reddit / marypoppinacap
Photo Credit: Reddit / marypoppinacap

If she knows that you’ve been thinking about getting engaged, you should know that she’s going to start snooping. You’ve got to beat her to the punch and let her know that you know.

Beating Her At Her Own Game

boyfriend writes IDK on a bunch of paper after his girlfriend says she doesn't care what they eat
Photo Credit: Twitter / @chopstckss
Photo Credit: Twitter / @chopstckss

She said she didn’t know, so that’s what she’s gonna get for dinner. He can only handle this for so long before he’s going to snap and pull some kind of shenanigans like this.

Better Luck Next Year

husband puts the wrong age on her card
Photo Credit: Instagram / @amacpharmgirl
Photo Credit: Instagram / @amacpharmgirl

What do you do when your husband sends you flowers for your birthday but gets the year really wrong and thinks you’re older than you are? Talk about being in the doghouse…

No, No Drinks

boyfriend asks girlfriend to go for drinks but she shows him a positive pregnancy test
Photo Credit: Twitter / @princessbaesy
Photo Credit: Twitter / @princessbaesy

That’s probably not the reaction she was looking for from her partner about the news that she’s pregnant. Like, maybe it’s just the shock talking, but you couldn’t have come up with something better?

Apology Not Accepted

a cake that says,
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Photo Credit: Imgur

There is no apology that would make up for some of the heinous things that people feel they can say in the heat of the Mario Kart moment. Not even a cake.

You Can Hear The Giggling From Here

a boyfriend who put way too much bubble bath in a tub
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Photo Credit: Imgur / IAlwaysUpvoteAlwaysSunny

He was sent to run a romantic bath for them but when she heard giggling coming from the next room and noticed it’s been a while since she’d seen him, she pushed open the door and saw this!

That’s Not Subtle At All

woman text her boyfriend she caught the flowers at a wedding and he told her to throw them back
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Garde_A
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Garde_A

He jokes, but after catching that bouquet there might be some expectations now. Mostly of getting engaged or at least buying her flowers kind. You can tell he’s not down for that…yet.

He Didn’t Sugarcoat That One

boyfriend telling his girlfriend she looks crusty as hell in HD
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ohmyyjess
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ohmyyjess

Listen, everyone looks crusty in HD, OK? But that doesn’t mean that you can go around telling people that! She’s going to remember forever and seek her revenge when he least expects it.

Just A Little Bit Dramatic

boyfriend shames girlfriend for not saying bless you after he sneezes
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yassjoon
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yassjoon

He’s got a point, she should have said bless you. If there is anyone who should be worried about your immortal soul, it would be your girlfriend. Or, so you would hope.

Looking Fierce, Boy!

a boyfriend tried on his girlfriend's new clothes
Photo Credit: Twitter / @_asapgigi
Photo Credit: Twitter / @_asapgigi

Now, what is she supposed to do? Her man sent her these selfies and he obviously looks so fire in those that there is no point in her even trying them on anymore.

Sounds Kinky, TBH

boyfriend wants girlfriend to send him a shower selfie of her with her hair in a spike
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sarahmcintron
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sarahmcintron

He missed a golden opportunity for his girlfriend to refuse to send him some nudes, but I do have to admit that this is kind of endearing. You know it’s love when he wants to see you look crazy.

It Might Be Time To Stop Drinking

someone texting their girlfriend asking where they are when they are standing right next to her
Photo Credit: Twitter / @makeesomenoyes
Photo Credit: Twitter / @makeesomenoyes

At least it’s nice to know that he was looking for her. She’s probably not looking forward to having to take care of him in that state. Tomorrow will be much worse.

She Looks So Good!

girl got her boyfriend to do her eyebrow and it is bad
Photo Credit: Instagram / @m4thod2mymadnes
Photo Credit: Instagram / @m4thod2mymadnes

Everyone should be allowed to enjoy makeup, no matter what. But, that doesn’t mean that everyone is going to be good at it. Like this boyfriend who attempted to do his girlfriend’s eyebrow.

They Still Look Cute

boyfriend dressed up as the wrong penguin
Photo Credit: Reddit / rogingerlorde
Photo Credit: Reddit / rogingerlorde

When she asked him to dress up as The Penguin, I don’t think that she meant a literal penguin. He just isn’t as nerdy at heart as she is and that’s OK.