Let’s be honest here—even if we know that real life is not like the movies, many of us still expect our love stories to unfold ala The Notebook. Not that we’re to blame, of course, what with the shows, movies, books, and stories that tell us how relationships are supposed to be. The thing is, we’re setting ourselves up for major disappointments if we keep following impossible ideals. So to give you a reality check, we’ve listed down 10 pervasive myths that women believe about love--and the pure, unadulterated truth behind each one.

(Screencap from Enchanted courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

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