Why men hate romantic movies…
It’s not because they are overly sappy or anything of the sort. It is simply because of the expectations they create.
99.9% of all men cannot compete with a Hollywood props department that has 400 different flavored candles, ten baskets of rose petals and twenty yards of satin in their budget or a writer who gets paid six figures to dream up the perfect dialogue.
And if some of us can manage that, I guarantee you that there is not a single one of us alive that can do it 3-4 times in different settings within a two hour period.
That being said, I have to admit that I greatly enjoy them because I am often astounded by just how GOOD they are in terms of their production values and writing. But I also know when my wife starts getting unhappy about a lot of small things that I either need to cut the romantic comedies out of her diet or become Superhusband for a few days. Or both.