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The Notebook’s Real Inspiration: A Love Story for the Movies

It seems like love stories are meant for the movies, right? I love a good rom-com, but if you’re single and dating like me, you know that relationships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. A lot of people choose to stay single because it feels like true love doesn’t exist anymore. Thanks to Tinder, it’s almost like we are swipeable and live in a generation full of trust issues. But once in a while, a genuine love story can make you believe in love again.


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If you are a sucker for romance like me, chances are you saw The Notebook, a heartwarming movie based on the novel by Nickolas Sparks. The Notebook is a classic, and even though I cry every time I watch it, I know it’s just a movie. I mean, there is no way this can happen in real life. The movie stars the beautiful Rachel McAdams and Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling.

But as it turns out, there’s a real couple whose love story is a lot like Allie and Noah’s story…