Romantic Stories Are Full of Red Flags. Why Do We Love Them?

Are dating red flags… romantic? Of course not! But film and TV tend to romanticize totally terrible behavior, like Edward Cullen stalking Bella in Twilight, or Christian Grey taking advantage of Anastasia in 50 Shades. The scary reality is that viewers might find themselves longing for an intense, crazy, unstable relationship like the ones seen onscreen.