Teagan Angell, Fordham University
It’s hard to be alone when everyone else seems to be rushing into a new relationship. Maybe it’s time to take an alternative approach to dating.
Megan Garcia, Arizona State University
The swoon-worthy trope, in which two characters pretend to date, is seen in a lot of the platform’s romance films.
Angelica Rovinski, Arcadia University
The paranormal writer might just be the perfect choice for someone looking for books including a variety of fantastical (and erotic) aspects.
Ariana Quijano, Georgia State University
The renewed interest in the star-studded couple provides another example of the public’s subconscious longing for ‘happy endings.’
Elliot Jackson-Ontkush, Skidmore College
Netflix’s soapy drama isn’t groundbreaking television by any means, but the romance at its center is enough to keep audiences coming back.
Mariam Nasief, Columbia University
Jojo Moyes’ most recent novel-to-film adaptation is not as perfect or heart-wrenching as its predecessor, ‘Me Before You.’
Karen Lu, Yale University
Can the genre function as a way to empower female readers and viewers, or is it doomed to merely satisfy a power fantasy?
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
Sparking discussions about authors, tropes and book drama, PeaceLoveBooksxo’s livestream connects and provides insight into the book community and those who participate in it.
Diverse representation in romantic fiction can reaffirm how the genre adds value to the literary community.
Sophie N. Munoz, University of Texas at San Antonio
From love triangles to high school crushes to fake relationship tropes, the genre offers options for anyone’s taste in love.
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
Aimi Wen, Duke University
The series has a few issues but is still able to balance entertainment and important discussions.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
In an unusual entanglement of heartbreak, stars and destiny, the wildly popular Japanese animated film incorporates the supernatural in its story of two lovers fated to be together.
Summer Brotman, University of California, Los Angeles
Even seven years after it was released, the time-travel film’s theme of treasuring the time spent with loved ones remains remarkably relevant, particularly during the pandemic.
Katherine Bry, Washington University
The new series could be just the escapist content you needed, but there are caveats.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
This plot device is one of the most overdone romantic clichés out there. Should it be left behind, or is there a way to make it new again?
Cathleen Luo, Columbia University
Songs, movies and art about romance are everywhere, but let’s not forget about how rewarding deep friendships can be.
Julia Greene, Columbia College Chicago
Beth O’Leary’s debut novel, which features a very unusual living arrangement, makes the case for the genre as possessing real emotional depth.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
Julie Berry mixes the gods of Ancient Greece with romance and World War I, all in a novel that portrays the violence of white supremacy.
Protagonists Mae and George must learn to navigate their evolving romance while dealing with insecurities about sexuality and addiction.
Kayla Placide, University at Buffalo
Why is the murdering main character of the Netflix show garnering so much sympathy?
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
Lara Jean has a complicated love life for someone who’s never been in a relationship.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
After a year of leaving fans with anticipation, the YouTuber and her boyfriend, Tyler Williams, finally got married on a starry, starry night.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Feeling blue waiting for Season 2? Check out this list for content that is sure to fill the void.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
Someday he’ll pay the bills with this guitar, indeed.
Brittany Sims, Temple University
The Ottawa-born star and his ‘Kidney Beans’ address thorny, important issues like love, gender roles, depression, anxiety attacks and mental health.
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Taming the wild beast isn’t ideal, and falling in love isn’t the plan, but miracles happen.
Elise Bortz, New York University
Despite what you’ve seen in the movies, New York is a terrible place to find love.
Ana Greening, Texas State University
These videos will make any frown turn upside down.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
You: It’s a match made in heaven. Me, an intellectual: Actually, it’s a match made in ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
Bitter and alone? These five books might help ease the pain.
Sarah Marchan, University of Texas at San Antonio
For all the things you want to tell your partner, but just don’t know how to say.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
The show might have finished its final season, but Mindy Lahiri’s Hulu masterpiece has broken the romantic-comedy mold for good.
Joiya Reid, Georgia Southern University
Jump onboard if you are tired of heart-wrenching ballads.
Don’t worry, your time will come.
D'Ariel Myrick, University of Georgia
These deep cuts will take you back to the golden era of early film.
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