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Happy World Cliché Day!
Didn’t know there is a World Cliché Day? You can count on your friendly local relationships columnist to let you know it is today. You could say I’m killing two birds with one stone with this article: educating you about obscure international [insert vague thing here] days and providing relationship advice.
And yes, using lots of terrible clichés. More than you could poke a stick at. This article’s going to have clichés coming out its backside, so buckle up and get ready for a ride.
Let’s start with some fun facts about Cliché Day! A cliché is a phrase used over and over and over or an aspect of artistic work that occurs in films or music as often! If you can’t stand tired old clichés for fear of sounding stupid, this is your day to cleanse your system and get them all out.
What does any of this have to do with relationships?
We’ve all seen them in movies and on TV; read them in books or online lists. I’m talking candlelit dinners at fancy, European restaurants, walks on the beach, dinner and a show. You’ve probably rolled your eyes at half of them. Here’s the thing, clichés become clichés for a reason. Usually, because they were popular because people enjoyed them.
We might sit and wonder how something as uncreative as a romantic dinner at a French restaurant could make it into a multi-million-dollar movie? When was the last time you had a romantic dinner at a French restaurant? It’s nice. It’s fancy. It’s unusual. We even feature French cuisine on the Sunshine Coast.
It’s, well, romantic.
So why not use this incredibly bizarre day as an excuse to do all those sentimental, cliché romantic tropes we’ve seen in countless movies? You might realise how much you enjoy some of them. Just because something’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s bad.
Get as corny and cringe-inducingly cliché as you can, blame it on being on World Cliché Day. Most of all, take the bull by the horns and enjoy the time with your partner having the cheesiest fun you can think of.
Footloose and fancy free? Don’t judge a book by its cover and take a risk for a cliché date with someone you might not usually go for on Tinder? Be wary, there’s no such thing as a free lunch though.
Joanne Wilson is the weekly columnist for the Sunshine Coast Daily Weekend magazine, weekly radio guest, professional relationship counsellor and certified clinical neuropsychotherapy practitioner of TheConfidante Counselling. She is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Australia. You can contact her at:
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