Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Second Love

Second Love

Sorry, girl, but you missed out
Well tough luck, that boy's mine now
We are more than just good friends
This is how the story ends
Avril Lavigne, "Sk8er Boi"



"First Love is the Best Love", that's what 
they say. Who "they" are is a mystery, but
are (occasionally) wrong. In reality, many
people fall in love a second, third, or even 
time. Despite the First Girl Wins trope, 
there are many cases when the second girl 
(not necessarily Last Girl) ends up with the
guy. This happens with the guy as well,
but not as often. This is not to say that first
love can't ever work out, this trope
applies to when the first love does not work
out and is relevant. Reasons for the first
love not working out vary. The person 
may have cheated on their significant other,
turned evil, or even died. Widowing is popular, as it allows the old love interest to be
"out of the way" and be noble. Often, for added tension, the first and second loves
know each other, or may have been sworn enemies. In some more supernatural 
cases, the second love happens to look exactly like the first one. A common ploy is 
to find the second love to be "true" or "real" love, compared to the first. But unlike
the Casanova, the Casanova Wannabe and even the Chivalrous Pervert, they 
definitely felt something for the first love. Quite often the result of Wrong Guy First 
— which may make Silly Rabbit, Romance Is for Kids! complicate this. Single 
Woman Seeks Good Man is more likely to succeed All Girls Want Bad Boys than the
other way round. Compare Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder. Contrast You Have
Waited Long Enough, The Mourning After. Occasional overlap with  

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