When Harry Met Sally is a classic for a reason and that’s because it’s perfect but also because it still endures after all of this time. Here are four love lessons from When Harry Met Sally that still hold up today.
1. Find someone who can love you through all of your iterations.
Throughout the film, both Harry and Sally change. Not only do they grow up, but they grow into themselves and begin to truly take ownership of who they are.
The truth of the matter is that people will always change, including the person you fall in love with. The trick is finding someone who can love you through all of your phases, and you them.
2. Timing matters.
When Harry first met Sally, they did not get along. At all. But on their third meeting, they finally became friends. And from there, their friendship eventually became true love. Sometimes, love just needs time and space before it can work. Timing matters.
3. Friendship is a solid foundation for romance.
Harry and Sally became best friends before they fell in love. They learned to trust one another and all about each other’s quirks. Friendship is a beautiful and important base for a solid partnership.
4. The annoying stuff is the good stuff.
The person you’re meant to be with will never be perfect. They’ll be real. And they’re going to get under your skin sometimes. But you’ll find it’s the annoying stuff that is the good stuff.
If you need further evidence that it’s the things that drive you crazy are the things you love the most, please enjoy the last scene of the film: