What Your Favorite 80s Movie Says About Your Dating Persona

HowAboutWe
Love + Sex
July 2, 2012
Dirty Dancing? You're not afraid of a man in a leotard.
Dirty Dancing? You're not afraid of a man in a leotard.


By Janet Manley for HowAboutWe


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - No sex on the first date.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- No handjobs on the first date.

Blade Runner
- No lubricated handjobs on the first date.

Dangerous Liaisons
- No self-esteem on the first date.


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Tootsie - No pants on the first date.

Dark Crystal
- You've canceled a date to stay in and build leggo.

The Last Unicorn
- You've canceled a date to write leggo fan-fic.

The Man From Snowy River
- You don't mind a good whipping.

The Karate Kid
- You wax off, whack off.

The Neverending Story
- You're going to marry a beloved childhood friend. In a skimpy suede vest and chaps.

BMX Bandits
- You're not afraid to get down and dirty, or rock a perm.


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Field of Dreams - You're not afraid to wear mom jeans.

Dirty Dancing
- You're not afraid of a man in a leotard.

Driving Miss Daisy
- You're not afraid of old man butt.

Labyrinth
- Find your way to the codpiece by midnight, or lose your baby brother forever.

My Little Pony: The Movie
- You have a ConAir vibrator.

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland
- Rainbows are fun to slide down.

The Land Before Time
- The last time you had sex, people were still cracking floppy disc jokes.

Sixteen Candles
- Statutory rape is funny until it gets you banned from Cinnabon nationwide.

Ghostbusters
- Men in uniforms get your ectoplasm hot.

Annie
- You'll find "the one" tomorrow.

Rocky III
- THERE IS NO TOMORROW! THERE IS NO TOMORROW!

The Goonies
- The treasure lies just beyond your awkward teenage years.


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Better Off Dead - You like to French.

Twins
- You're a hopeless romantic who believes there's a Danny Devito doppleganger out there for everyone.

Uncle Buck
- The morning after, you like to get PANCAKES.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids
- Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with your Moranis that counts.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
- You're not worried about interplanetary/venereal contagion.

Raiders of the Lost Ark
- To the ends of the Earth, you'll find the G-spot.

Amadeus
- You've been a dating pro since you were five.

Platoon
- DON'T MIND THE 100 HELICOPTERS.

Blade Runner
- You're not on a date, your neurons are just being commandeered by someone tall, dark and handsome.

Blue Velvet
- You're pretty weird, even without the mask.


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The Elephant Man - You're not a human being! You are are an animal. In bed.

The Shining
- Your speak dirty in the third person.

The Terminator
- You like apocalypse sex because everyone gets a second coming.

Die Hard
- If he has a nicer apartment than you, you're not leaving the building.

The Princess Bride
- If he's "handy with a sword," you're not leaving the building.


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The Big Chill - If he's into charity sex, you're not leaving the building.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Your dream date takes place in the back of an orange sedan.

Scarface
- You always tell the truth. Even when you lie in bed.

This Is Spinal Tap
- Don't be afraid to crank things up past 10.

Back to the Future
- Beware of accidentally dating your mom.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- You can get out of a bad date, but only if it's funny.

When Harry Met Sally - You will never want … that wagon wheel coffee table.


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Chariots of Fire - You're all about the chase.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
- You've been running through my mind all day. Screaming.

Broadcast News
- You're all shoulder pad and no pleat.

Hoosiers
- Your practices aren't designed for people's enjoyment.

The Breakfast Club
- You like being "detained."

Big
- You're looking for someone with a good job, bunk beds and a trampoline.

The Little Mermaid
- You're a princess who is never satisfied, no matter how good the blowout.

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Strange Brew - You're looking for--jelly donut!--you're easily distracted.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- You can do it forwards and backwards.

Stand By Me
- You'd cross state lines for the right body.

Superman II
- When you fake it, they can tell, because your hair is hardly moving.

Caddyshack
- You're looking for someone who likes to swing.

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