Hello! I hope it’s okay for XX of the species to post here.
I think it’s sweet that you cry during romantic movies and that you and your wife bond over this. That’s awesome.
My husband and I have similar taste in movies (action, horror, foreign, sci-fi, superhero, documentary) and I’m grateful for that. He does not like sappy “chick flicks” and in all honesty… neither do I.
I had a female friend throw a hissy because I fell asleep during her fav, “Out of Africa” (I couldn’t make it 20 minutes; it seemed like it was gearing up for the boring long haul and I just couldn’t commit to that s***) and one of my best mates (at the time) and I went to see Titanic and he began blubbering at the end right when I started snickering about the Dicrapio-popsicle. He kinda hated me for that.
I’m an ass****. I know this. But! That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate sentimentality and romance. Every once in a blue moon my tear ducts start itchin’ for some action and I watch a tearjerker. I recently watched a very sad but beautiful Turkish romance called “Sadece Sen” and enjoyed the misty-eye emotional manipulation. You might like it, but it’s kinda violent in parts.
Some of my most favorite movies are very sad and/or emotional. The Elephant Man owns me and I cry inconsolably every time I see it and my favorite romance is Wings of Desire which is sorta heavy in parts and so beautiful it makes me wistful and hopeful at the same time.
Anyway, I think it’s super that you’re an emotional dude who is moved by music, beauty, and “soft” things, and that you’re confident and comfortable with that. That’s lovely and I say keep your tender sensibilities and stay you.