Meet Cute Romance


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.[1] --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!  

These stories stand alone and may be read in any order.