What no one takes the time to warn you about with Los Angeles is what will soon consume your life upon moving there…dating.
Any longtime LA resident can vouch for me here, the people you will encounter and attempt to love in this city are their own rare breed of weird.
The one Sebastian takes Mia to literally looks like it’s off three our four different side roads, in the middle of a parking lot that used to belong to a K-Mart, which is now out of businesses and has been for 4 years and is currently overrun with raccoons. And also horribly bone chilling and the location of a few homicides!
If you live in LA, you know how fun it is to find street parking. [leaves] Even good friends of mine won’t walk me to my car if it’s like too far away, so Sebastian walking Mia to her car, all the way up Griffith, is ridiculous.
opens with a song called “Another Day Of Sun,” and it’s funny, because it’s kinda directly making fun of the fact that Los Angeles is bathed in sunlight basically every single day of the year.
And then the movie takes a very harsh turn and starts making fun of something else in Los Angeles: Dating.
People on the outside want to believe that everyone in LA is a struggling actor, a starving artist, or an actually starving model and we’re all too self involved to function.
But for the most part, we’re a bunch of Non-Specials constantly looking for a higher paying job and as “normal” a life as LA could provide.
I knew that parking spaces and seasonal changes would soon be a distant memory.
My alternate — and true — version of the and instantly fell in love with the movie (sorry), and also immediately hated it.
It was painting this picturesque landscape of love (and music) and I was buying its idea of love so hard, and also like WHAT THE F ARE YOU TRYING TO SELL ME ON, ? Even sometimes if you have a drive-on pass, the security guard still makes you wait there 15 mins while they call your contact to double check that you’ve actually got a meeting.
No matter what type of relationship you're looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there's an app for that!
I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.