With other popular cities such as Spain, Italy and some spots in the Caribbean which are known for their uber-romantic effect on unsuspecting visitors only seeking a cool vacation spot, New York is sometimes forgotten. It’s probably just as special to get down on one knee in Times Square or Central Park as it is to do the same underneath the Eiffel Tower. Yes, the Big Apple goes by many names and yields countless reputations for several different things, both positive and negative, but it is quite the romantic environment. Not actually having done this myself because I am hip to the enchantment that can take over one’s mind, especially a love-sick female. I dare any guy to take their girl or one that they may be trying to impress into the city that never sleeps and leave without her staring at you with those googly eyes. Especially if you take them shopping along Fifth Ave. Better be toting a pretty big wallet if you want to do that.
Since the wonderfulness that are movies have been invented, NYC has served as the setting for many films regardless of genre. But stories of the romance variety have seemed to set up shop and found a home that they can return to again and again in order to entertain us and give us guys an activity that helps us to please our better halves on date night. Also, possibly earning us some extra “good boyfriend or husband” points. Classics like An Affair to Remember, When Harry Met Sally, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and West Side Story are just a few. But I’m going to focus on movies that are slightly more modern and recent to date. I have comprised a decent list of romance films, not in any particular order, that have used the home of the Yankees (and yeah, I guess the Mets too) to tell their story.
“3 combinations of The Devil Wears Prada and being in severe debt out of 5”
Going the Distance (2010): Justin Long, Drew Barrymore
“3 movie love stories with a real-life couple out of 5″
I’m aware that I probably haven’t even begun to tap the vastness that are romantic movies that take place in and around the confines of the city that borders Jersey and Connecticut but that is why this post has a labeling of “discussion”. Feel free, more than free to provide your own recommendations or opinions about the films that I have touched on. So although falling in love can be enjoyable and extremely painful at the same time, having it happen under the bright lights of New York City simply makes it that more memorable. I Love You, New York.
I know there are plenty more so please share your favorites and your, uh, less-than-favorites.