Overly Aggressive Pursuit of Women Works

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Conservative Trope Examples

  • The Internship (2013)
    Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) interrupts Dana multiple inappropriate times when she is busy at work including in a Google pod quiet area in an attempt to ask her out. Despite his behavior, she eventually agrees to go to dinner with him and they end up dating.
  • The Departed (2006)
    Colin (Matt Damon) aggressively pursues Madolyn (Vera Farmiga) in a crowded elevator even holding the doors open after she gets off making people wait until she agrees to go out with him and gives him her business card.
  • John (Owen Wilson) pursues Claire despite knowing that she has a serious boyfriend and is convinced that if he just gets "some alone time with her" then she'll leave her boyfriend and get with him.
  • After the Sunset (2004)
    Sophie rejects Agent Lloyd's advances multiple times but then he eventually wins her over and they start dating.
  • Mark is Peter's best man at his wedding despite being secretly in love with Peter's soon to be wife, Juliet. Mark videotapes much of the wedding, but focused the entirety of his filming on Juliet. She later sees the video and realizes Mark is in love with her. You'd think that would be the end of it, but Mark showed up to her and Peter's house on Christmas eve with a boombox playing "Silent Night" and large note cards that tell how madly in love he is with her. Instead of being mortified that her husband's best friend is expressing his undying love for her she giggles and laughs at some of Mark's cards and, as he walks away, she runs after him and gives him a passionate kiss on the mouth before going back inside to her husband.
    Staff Aside
    I mean...what the freaking F!?
  • Billy Madison (1995)
    Billy pursues Ms. Vaughn from the first moment he sees her even though he's technically a student and she's a teacher. At first she isn't remotely interested in Billy considering he's preposterously immature, but he is relentless and she eventually falls for him.
  • Say Anything (1989)
    Lloyd calls a classmate out of the blue who doesn’t know him, and he asks her out over the phone. She says she is busy, but he keeps asking is she's available different days. She tries to say no multiple times until she finally relents under pressure. And then, she has to look him up in yearbook after hanging up.
  • Maverick (Tom Cruise) makes a bet with his best friend Goose (Anthony Edwards) about whether he can have "carnal knowledge" of a woman at a bar. He and Goose do their routine and Maverick sings "You've Lost That Love & Feeling" to Charlie (Kelly McGillis) as his fellow pilots join in. She declines his invitation to join him and goes to her date's table instead. Undeterred, Maverick follows her into the women's restroom to try again to get her to go out with him. He "crashes and burns" but eventually his over pursuing works and they start a relationship.
    Staff Aside
    Imagine how many times women had to put up with overly aggressive men who won't take no for an answer after having this iconic scene eventually pay off for Maverick in Top Gun. Or guys making bets about having sex -- oops I mean *carnal knowledge" -- with a woman you meet at a bar. Picture this same scene replacing 'carnal knowledge' with 'sex' and it becomes awkward and weird.