Romance is a major theme in many art forms, from tragic love stories to the ever-present rom-com. As nice as love and romance are, there”s something satisfying about countering all that sap with some good old snark.
Over at The Toast, Seth D. Michaels added some hilarious captions to classical paintings showing men wooing women. You might think it”s cynical, but to be perfectly honest, the cringe is just oozing out of some of these paintings. Apparently guys being pushy is nothing new. We”re not going to try and emulate Michaels” captions (because they”re pretty fantastic on their own), but we do want to open up the world of cringey romance attempts to you.
If you”re looking for advice in the dating world, take some cues on what not to do from these hapless gents. Don”t interrupt, take a hint, and for the love of all that is good and holy, leave your red tights at home.
(Yes, these are real paintings, but no, these contexts are conjecture. But we like them better this way.)
Via Toast|Lost At E Minor