Last week I was able to see the new movie This Means War which stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tim Hardy. It not only left me laughing until my sides began to hurt, but it also got me thinking about books. (Figures that a book nerd would connect a romantic comedy movie to books, but I just can't help myself!) Anyways, I started thinking about love triangles in YA literature and how they are almost always one girl and two guys, never one guy and two girls.
I started to brainstorm reasons why there seems to be this trend of one girl love triangles and it kind of hit me full force: How accepting would we be of a guy who dragged along two girls unable to make up his mind about which one he wanted to be with? I don't know about you, but I would definitely not find him swoon-worthy or probably a character that I'd find it fairly easy to like.
What would Personal Demons be like if it weren't for Frannie, Luc and Gabe a.k.a the perfect trio? The book definitely wouldn't have been the same if it was Luc with his girls Frannie and Gabriella. I also don't think a lot of Luc's many charms would have been there, like his fierce love for only Frannie.
So I guess my question is, What makes it okay for girls to be in two-guy love triangles without being judged? I mean as unbelievable as it may seem guys do have feelings too and isn't the ring leader of a love triangle leading others on and taking advantage of the other two's feelings? Is there a double standard for letting it be alright if a girl can't make up her mind for who she loves, but a guy is just expected to immediately know?
-Would you read a book with a one-guy love triangle?
-Are there any YA books out there that have this type of love triangle?
-Why do you think it is that there isn't more two-female one-male love triangles?