We are very excited that Are You Interested (AYI) has decided to go for a round two with Zooppa! We have just launched their new contest, which features a slightly different spin than last time: exemplify how meeting someone through mutual friends (instead of a usual, sterile dating site) is the best way to find a match. AYI definitely has a point here, as many of the world’s most iconic romances stemmed from shared acquaintances. Don’t believe us? In that case, grab some popcorn and take a look at our compilation of case examples below! You may be surprised!
Exhibit A: The Notebook
This is one of the most universal romances in film history. Recall that Noah first hits on Allie at a fair after getting feedback from his friend Fin. Took a little convincing, but after a surprise double-date, Allie falls for Noah. And look what happened from there on–a lifelong love that all started with one simple summer of hanging out with the friends that introduced them.
Exhibit B: Romeo and Juliet
Alright, we’ll admit this is a sad one, but no one can deny the once-in-a-lifetime love shared by Romeo and Juliet. If you know your Shakespeare, you know that Mercutio is a friend of both the Capulet and Montague houses. He’s the one that sneaks Romeo into a party at Juliet’s house where the two first meet. Juliet chose Romeo over the eligible bachelor her parents had designated her to marry.
Exhibit C: He’s Just Not That Into You
Such a sweet couple! Conor knew Mary through their mutual friend, but had only ever spoken to her over the phone. Mary expresses her frustration towards cyber dating encounters from strangers throughout the movie, before finally meeting Conor face-to-face.
Exhibit D: 10 Things I Hate About You
Gotta get our Washington romance representation in there! Few people know that this movie was actually based on a Shakespeare play as well: “The Taming of the Shrew.” In this modern adaptation, Patrick learns of Kat through his (eventual) friend Cameron. Cameron thinks they would be a good fit because they both have attitudes, which makes for a comical courtship!
Exhibit E: While You Were Sleeping
This one is a classic. Lucy has a crush on a stranger, and ends up saving his life. While he’s in a coma, she becomes friends with his whole family. Then she meets Jack, the brother of the guy she saved. The two brothers are completely different, and she finds that she ultimately loves the unlikely choice: Jack.
Hope you enjoyed our picks! Maybe they have given you sappy inspiration to create an AYI submission! If so, learn more about the contest here!