Big-budget Hollywood movies and polished Instagram feeds might give you the impression that romantic relationships have to be perfect. Well, they can't. And when you let go of the popular obsession with unachievable idealistic love, you allow room for your perfectly imperfect relationship to blossom.

To highlight this point, Bored Panda has illustrated the differences between what's usually expected of romantic moments and their true forms. From snacking in bed to sleeping poses and beyond, the outcome of your attempt to create something special doesn't matter, it's what you make of it that does. And there's no better person to make the best of the mundane than your significant other. Scroll down to check out the images and fire up our other original series once you're done (21 Ways Your Life Changes From Your 20s To Your 30s, 20 Brutally Honest Comics That Show How Your Life Changes After Having Kids).

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Meow 1 month ago

There's a BP sticker on the gift on his back

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Mascha Claessens 1 month ago

YES. My hair's literally EVERYWHERE. My bf recently told me he's happy I have so much hair, or I'd be bold by now!

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Aaron Kara 1 month ago

The trick is to procrastinate until someone chooses out of sheer frustration...

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Hans 1 month ago

Much worse then watching alone (the other can simply also watch later) is to continue with a computer game that you jointly played!

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Hans 1 month ago

As long as the butts are touching, the relationship is safe!

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Hans 1 month ago

At least remove the bloody blanket. This is no US movie.

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Idotenyin-abasi Wilson 1 month ago

This one really resonated with me.

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MagicalUnicorn 1 month ago

eating is very helpful, less cleaning after to do :)

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Gary 1 month ago

Chocolate is the worst, at first you aren't quite sure what it is.

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