15 - The beautiful woman has a makeover to reveal that underneath the glasses, she is a beautiful woman.
RomCom characters can’t see flawless glowing skin, a beautiful figure, sparkling eyes, or a gorgeous smile if the person is also wearing glasses and has messy hair. Luckily, there’s the makeover trope to save the day! All these beautiful women in glasses take off their glasses. OMG! That movie star is gorgeous!
14 - People love snowball fights!
When was the last time you and some other adults had a snowball fight? Oh, never? That’s because getting hit with a flying ball of compacted snow and ice hurts like hell. But people in RomComs just love it.
13 - Characters in a RomCom love having plot driven moments in the pouring rain.
Sometimes a couple might simply run through the rain to find shelter, laughing along the way, only to find, once they’re safely in a dry spot, that they had so much fun running out of the rain together, maybe, just maybe, they’re in love. But usually they spend serious time in the rain. It’s where arguments come to a head; first kisses happen; characters make declarations of undying love.
12 - "Oh yeah? Maybe I acted like such a jerk because I'm in love with you!"
RomCom characters love to reveal their true feelings while yelling in an argument. Have you ever been so angry with someone that you’re screaming at one another? Has that ever been the time to declare your love?
11 - Only in romantic comedies is the line between love and hate so fine.
Plot: Two people meet. They hate each other. Maybe one is serious and the other a free spirit. Or one is an environmental activist and the other a corporate lawyer for the big bad development company. They keep running into each other and they really, really hate each other. Until, one day, they don’t. It’s actually been love all along!