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Everything ‘The Princess Bride’ Taught Me About Love (PSST There Are GIFs)

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The Princess Bride is making a comeback. Cary Elwes, who played the magical (in many ways) main character, Westley, is writing a tell-all book about the movie, with a behind-the-scenes angle. This makes me sad, because it reminds me how beautiful he once was. And now he’s writing a tell-all book, which means he’s no longer beautiful; he’s nostalgic.

And so are we. Let’s revisit his glory days in The Princess Bride, the story that taught us almost everything we need to know about love. In fact, it was the first to teach us that “true love is the greatest thing in the world – except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.” Thank you, Miracle Max.

You don’t have to say “I love you” to say I love you.

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Being optimistic in love is vital.

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Being realistic is almost as important.

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Stay focused on your individual goals, but don’t lose sight of your shared ones.

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Weddings are not always the answer.

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Being in sync reminds you that you’re a united front. And rhyming’s hot.

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Don’t be afraid to call them out when they’re wrong.

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Intense eye contact will never fail you.

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Never stop saying I love you. Whatever way you say it.

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