Moulin Rouge is totally over the top. It is a larger than life love story, filled with glamour and glitz. And yet despite all of this, it is a very accurate portrayal of the everyday struggles people encounter in love and relationships.
Even if Moulin Rouge isn’t your cup of tea, the love lessons in it can still help you to improve your love life.
Here is everything Moulin Rouge taught us about love and dating.
1. You are equal to everyone else on the dating scene
It doesn’t matter if you are poor and lonely, or rich and popular; anyone can find love and be happy.
Different people look for different things in relationships, and there is always someone out there who wants what you have to offer – you just need to find them.
2. Jealousy can ruin relationships
Jealousy is an emotion that can completely control you if you let it. If you feel jealousy in your relationship, sit down with your partner to discuss the problem. This way you can get to the heart of the problem before it escalates out of control.
3. Ignore the rumours
People love to get involved in other people’s lives, especially when it comes to romance. If you are dating someone, keep your relationship between yourselves and don’t listen to rumours. If problems arise be honest and calm – and don’t pull your friends into the drama.
4. True friends support you
If you are truly happy with someone, your real friends will not try to sabotage it; they will support you and be happy for you. If your friends dislike your date, try to find out why. Is there a real issue, or are they seeing problems that aren’t there?
5. Love is more important than money
Satine may have sung that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but she found real happiness with a poor writer.
It may seem obvious, but often people end up accidentally prioritizing money over everything else. Remember that money is useful, but love brings real, tangible happiness.
6. Everything is temporary
Are you feeling nervous about asking someone out on a date? Just do it! The main lesson from Moulin Rouge is that everything is temporary, so live in the moment while you can! Seize the moment and enjoy every day, whether you are single or in a relationship.