I was watching How I Met Your Mother the other day, and I noticed:
Characters work so hard to get the guy/girl but they break up by making that guy/girl seem like a monster.
For example, even though Zoey and Ted were alright in How I Met Your Mother, Ted worked really hard to get Zoey. And for a while they were actually cute. The moment when they both noticed they were in love with each other made my heart flutter. But they made them break up hy making Zoey seem like a villain. She ruined Ted’s career.
Another example is in New Girl with Winston and I think her name was Daisy (she was played by Brenda Song). They were really adorable in that episode where they were playing True American. But then they had to break up because she cheated on him. She let him go just like that.
Romantic sitcoms make love interests seem like monsters.