Valentine’s Day is upon us, and you’re probably thinking about that special—or not so special—someone as the Hallmark holiday behemoth of the year makes you wonder why you always wake up alone. But believe it or not, you are, in fact, not alone in your time of emotional frustration. At least in the world of Hollywood, that is.

The romance movie is typically a love/hate kind of thing. And producers know this, which is why, over the years, they’ve built up an unfailing formula to bring you up, then down and then right back up again. More often than not, these instances are caused by miscommunication that spirals dangerously out of control. So take a look at these times e-mail could’ve saved the day in romantic movies, put together by our friends over at Mailjet. If your life is anything like a movie, this may just save your relationship tomorrow.

The Notebook

This movie is built off of Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie’s (Rachel McAdam) reunion after a 14-year separation. As it turns out, Allie’s mother had hidden Noah’s 365 letters to Allie in light of his poor social status compared to Allie’s wealthy and well-educated background. But what would’ve happened if Noah had sent Allie 365 e-mails instead?

50 First Dates

In this facetiously tragic film, starring Adam Sandler as Henry Roth and Drew Barrymore as Lucy, Henry is forced to repeatedly woo Lucy each morning, due to a car accident that caused her to suffer from short-term memory loss. But what Henry doesn’t realize, as he plays her a video to remind her of their love each morning, is that with an app like IFTT he could simply have this automatically sent to her cell when she wakes up.

For the full the story, visit the Mailjet blog.

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