Well, That Was Unexpected
While getting caught in a catfishing scheme is not the most romantic way to find love, it sure is entertaining watching it happen to the characters in Love Hard! When Natalie decides to surprise her online crush, Josh, by showing up in his hometown for Christmas, she’s the one who gets a surprise. Josh looks nothing like his dating profile photo. He used his friend Tag’s photo instead of his own. Josh promises Natalie to set her up with Tag if she’ll stay and pretend to be his girlfriend for the holidays. Though Natalie agrees, things only get more complicated when Josh proposes to Natalie as a way to one-up his brother. But as Natalie gets to know both Josh and Tag, it turns out maybe her perfect match was here all along.
If you’re looking for a story with similar online-dating-scheme-gone-wrong elements, read Well, That Was Unexpected. To ensure that their children find the right kind of romantic partner, Sharlot’s mother and George’s father do what any “good” parent would do: they strike up a conversation online, pretending to be their children. When the kids find out about their parents’ actions, they’re horrified. Not even a trip to one of the most romantic places on earth could possibly make Sharlot and George fall for each other. But as the layers peel back and the person they thought they knew from online is revealed, the truth becomes more complicated. As unlikely as it may seem, did their parents manage to find their true match after all?