Inspired by the movie “Eat, Pray, Love,” we snuggled up to the Blu-ray player and identified the hookup dating lessons from these unforgettable chick flicks.

Eat, Pray, Love

If you can quit your job and decide to travel around the world for one year to get over a bad hookup dating relationship, as what Julia Roberts’ character Elizabeth Gilbert did, then go for it. However, since you probably can’t afford to have time off from work to do this and deal with the horrific credit card debt, try devoting your post-breakup grief time to explore more of who you are and the things that you love, so you can evolve and be a better person on your next relationship.

When Harry Met Sally

Thanks to this Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan classic, many women have pondered on the thought of giving their totally platonic guy friend a second look. Although, in reality the answer is no, there is something to be said about adding spectacular sex to an already great friendship. Just be sure the feeling is mutual and the timing is right, otherwise you just might lose the friendship.

500 Days of Summer

Total hottie Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so head over heels in love with the adorable Zooey Deschanel that he literally trips over himself every time she walks in on him. Spoiler alert: He didn’t end up with the woman he longed for, but this film made it clear that there is life after a terrible heart break.

Before Sunrise

The story is about two young travelers backpacking across Europe who meet aboard a train, and then spend the night exploring Paris. Although we don’t recommend that you to get it on in the park with someone you just met, the lesson imparts being spontaneous and adventurous can set you up for a life-changing experience.

Sleepless in Seattle

Meg Ryan’s attempt to fly coast-to-coast and meet a man she just heard on the radio reeks of desperation commonly found in Craigslist’s Missed Connection section. However, there is still a lot to learn from this movie. For one, you could cut your fiancé loose if he bores you to the point of staying up listening to talk radio. From there, learn how to trust your instincts and never be afraid of making a fool of yourself in the search for romance.


Popular for its funny lines and Alicia Silverstone’s much desired wardrobe, this 90s hit revolved around Cher’s blundering attempts at playing cupid, all the while not being aware of the chemistry she and her sweet, silly ex-stepbrother have. The lesson? You don’t have to look far from your family tree to find romance. Okay, we’re just kidding. It’s really all about how the love connection you’re looking for can be right under your nose.
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