7 things we learned about relationships from 'Seinfeld'
As Jerry gets ready for his world tour, we remember the sitcom's funniest advice.
Jerry Seinfeld just announced his next tour, where he'll perform in several U.S. cities, British Columbia and Israel. In honor of what's sure to be several nights of hilarious observational humor, we put together some relationship advice we've learned from all the "Seinfeld" characters over the years.
It's totally possible to be attracted to someone for awkward Freudian reasons
When George realizes he's dating a girl who looks exactly like Jerry, he gets weirded out. We think he should cut himself some slack. After all, just about everybody dates Jerry at some point.
Don't date someone just because they're similar to you
When Jerry meets a girl who acts just like him, he's initially pretty excited. "I've been waiting for me to come along, and now I've swept myself off my feet!" he proclaims.
But it all falls through after one too many of her dry jokes makes him realize "I can't be with someone like me. I hate myself!! If anything, I need to get the exact opposite of me." After all, when you date someone like you, you may get stuck dealing with all your worst qualities, doubled.
Don't make your date do things they're not comfortable with
Jerry may think it's reasonable to expect his masseuse girlfriend to give him a massage, but trying to force her into doing so doesn't work out too well for him. Neither of them end up even a little bit relaxed.
Small things can mess up relationships
The importance of small things is basically the show's entire premise. Consider when Jerry's date refuses to try a piece of his apple pie. Elaine's advice: "Dump her."
We think the moral here is either "Be extra sensitive around those you care about" or "Predicting relationship success is futile."
Let him/her go
Jerry's girlfriends are always leaving him for one reason or another, but Jerry takes it in stride. Because most of the time, if the object of your affection says "Adios," it wasn't meant to be, especially if it's only been a few dates.
Don't get turned off by imperfections
George once dated a nearly perfect girl with one fatal flaw: her nose is too big. He can't get over it, and he ends up losing her as a result. It's too bad, because unlike Jerry, George doesn't have the amazing insights and sense of humor to bring home a new model every week.
Girlfriends and boyfriends come and go, but friendship is forever (aw)
For all the attractive dates on the show, it's obvious that Jerry's relationships with George, Elaine and Kramer are worth more than all the low-talkers or sponge-worthy candidates put together.
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