So I was having this discussion with my girlfriend after our movie had finished.
When a man proposes to a girl or the other way around and they get rejected, it automatically ends up with them having to break up.
This is happening in about 9/10 of every romantic comedy or anything at all related to romance in American movies.
A friend of mine described the exact same situation when he proposed to his girlfriend. They automatically came to terms with having to break up.
Is this just something I've gathered from watching movies with my girlfriend or do you Americans actually have this as tradition?
I'm thinking, sure, you got rejected. Perhaps it's not the perfect timing in your lives together to get engaged and then married due to your personal financial situation or career choices and all, but come on, break up? Instead of waiting for the right moment? Without even clarifying WHY they break up, they just go separate ways. I'm curious as to why this is happening over there or IF it actually is. ^^, I've seen it too many times in movies, and I've heard about it one time too many to think it's just movie culture!