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Love Stories on Screen and Off: The Influence of Cinema on Lesbian Online Dating

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Alright, chooms, hold your eyes before they bug out. We’re going to figure out what influence (if there is any) cinema has (or ever had) on online lesbian dating. At first, you might think that these two topics have no connection. Because, c’mon, online dating is…well, it’s online, and it’s on dating sites. And movies, well..yeah. They are not connected, and cinema has no direct influence on online dating, but one thing connecting both is you people.

If you’re lesbian, you probably have watched many movies about beautiful lesbian love. And you might have your favorite movie list. And let’s pretend you’re single. Wouldn’t you want to find a girlfriend? Right. And where would you go to find her? Yeah, dating site or app. Users are fuel for online lesbian dating sites, and everything you bring there with you improves them. For example, some dating sites now have “movies” in their search filters, so you can find someone who likes the same movies. That’s one example of how cinema could influence dating. Let’s continue.

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As we said above, cinema can’t have any direct influence on online dating for lesbians. But indirect, through users—yes, it has. When you’re using a dating site to meet someone interesting, you prefer them to be like-minded. It’s awkward to go on a date to the cinema to watch a movie of the genre one of you doesn’t like. You will be sitting there, and what? Silently endure 2 hours, dreaming about leaving, or worse, sleep? Hell, no, this is horrible.

So here is where cinema influence comes in. When you join a dating site, you seek the right people with similar tastes and hobbies, and for it added different options to their search filters. So, when you’re seeking someone in hand search, you can be sure you will find another Potterhead or Whovian. It’s always easier to build a relationship with someone who likes the things you do. To watch movies together and not separately.

The Power of Representation

Now, let’s chat about seeing ourselves on the big screen. It’s like finding a piece of your soul in HD. For the longest time, lesbian relationships were either invisible or draped in clichés. But, yeah, the tables are turning. Films and series showcasing the real and radiant lives of lesbian couples are not just funny; they’re affirming. They tell us, “Hey, your love is epic movie material, too.” This visibility isn’t just about pride; it’s a lifeline, a mirror reflecting the beauty of lesbian relationships back to society and, most importantly, to ourselves. And, y’all, it’s making waves in online lesbian dating, making it easier to say, “You had me at ‘Hello, do you also love LOTR?’” Thanks to cinema, lesbians on the screen make us feel less stressed about being open. Aaaand, it, of course, changes the conservative minds to be more tolerant. It’s a win-win.

Fantasy and Reality

Okay, movies are good, but we don’t want to be torn out of reality, right? Our expectations set for lesbian dates should be based on what we want but also on what is real. You probably dreamed about those magic meetings and dates between girls in movies. But here’s the catch: our reality isn’t a movie. No one was writing a scenario for your love life, probably except you. But even then, your partner isn’t an actor, and dating someone is about being honest, not just playing a role. So, yeah, it’s a good thing to watch lesbian movies, alone or together, but to build connections, and share emotions, not play scenarios or set high expectations.

Top 3 Movies with Love Stories that Can Impact Relationships

Carol – This film is a masterclass in subtle glances and unspoken desires, teaching us the power of resilience in love.

The Handmaiden – Twisty, turny, and oh-so-steamy, this film is a testament to the lengths one will go for love. It’s about breaking chains, both literal and metaphorical.

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As the credits roll, our little chit-chat continues. The power of cinema is in shaping our characters. Movies inspire and connect us. They celebrate lesbian love, which is crucial for online lesbian dating. Movies fuel our emotions and driven by them, we search for love online. So, as for talking about influence, yeah, there’s some. But this influence of cinema on online lesbian dating goes through us, users who are using these sites. And dating sites, on the other hand, are shaped by our demands, improving and changing.

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