A meet-cute is a term sometimes used to describe a situation in film, television, etc. in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing. --Wikipedia
I'm sure I heard about this term before I saw The Holiday, but the adorable Arthur (played by Eli Wallach, who I just want to cuddle and adopt as my grandfather), explains a meet cute with this example:
"It's how two characters meet in a movie. Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in, and they both go to the same mens pajama department. And the man says to the salesman: 'I just need bottoms'. The woman says: 'I just need a top'. They look at each other, and that's the meet cute."
So much of romance these days is about, ahem, closing the deal, as it were. And I'm as big a fan of that as the next chick. But I truly love the meet cute. I love that spark, that moment of promise and possibility. So I wanted to write a series of romantic shorts that celebrate the meet cute. And that's where Meet Cute Romance was born!
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