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23 Real-Life Stories That Are Actually Better Than Any Romance Novel

The appeal of romance novels is their ability to give us all the feels — empathy, exhilaration, and euphoria, among others. They also provide an escape for readers, taking them on an emotional journey toward “happily ever after.” But these aspirational plots are not just limited to books. Some people actually experienced these dreamy and serendipitous situations in real life.

Bright Side gathered 23 true life love stories that sound like they are straight out of a romance novel, so get ready to indulge the hopeless romantic within you.

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Did you have a cute romantic encounter or a fond memory with your partner that sounds like it could be part of a book or movie? Share your experience with us, we’d love to read it.

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