Sometimes I feel somewhat sad that heroines of Romance books and comics never do things, which I'd find reasonable to do at their place...
For example, recently I saw a comics Lost and Found at the main page and took a look at it (I often take a look at comics, which have that big banner at the top of the main page, cause they catch attention automatically).
That was how the comics began (spoilers for the beginning of the comics):
1. A girl was very upset about very negative event in her personal life.
2. A girl went away to the street and met a handsome guy, who listened to her and gave her a place to sleep.
3. When she came at his home, she started to think: "He wants to sleep with me... A sad, heart-broken girl is an easy target..." - and this all with such a dramatic face, like it's kind of tragedy.
At this moment I already was like:
Because I don't understand - why is it a tragedy, if the guy is handsome... Girl... It would be bad, if he would be ugly and unpleasant. if he's handsome and nice with you... why f**cking not? (yes, I know that there should be an explanation for it, but I admit that I'm too emotionally blunt to understand).
4. A guy appeared to be purely altruist and just gave her a place to sleep, without trying to seduce her and went to his bedroom. She were grateful and fall asleep.
At this moment I was like: No. Stop. If he doesn't seduce you, just go to his bedroom and seduce him yourself! After it, endorphins and oxytocin will fill his blood, he will become relaxed... and after it HE will become an easy target!
After it, attack the target! DROP THE GIANT INFO DUMP ABOUT YOUR COMPUTERS AND GADGETS AT HIM! Tell him, which slots, which processors, which video cards your computers have! Show him your smartphone, your smart watches! Tell about all applications on them!!! Tell about all your previous computers, which technical characteristics did they have, how were they broken, how did you disassemble them! And, of course, don't forget to go around by circles between your monologues and click the fingers!
Isn't it obvious, that that's the best way how to deal with stress?
If it'll still be not enough, just go and find a booze in his home, drink it all out and crush at the floor, saying absurd things! That will heal your damaged soul!!!
Of course, nothing like this happened. But I liked to imagine it. Maybe if one day, I'll see something like this in fiction, I'll learn what "self-insertion", about everybody is talking, means.
Normal people... normal people everywhere. Where are romances for people, who're fucked in the head?
P.S. I don't say that the comics is bad. But there is so big unrealized potential!