- Robert Ebert describes the concept of the "meet cute" as "when boy meets girl in a cute way".
- He is a film critic who says it is the contrived encounter of two potential romantic partners in unusual or comic circumstances.
- Scriptwriters often create a humorous sense of awkwardness between the potential partners
- The contrived situation provides the opportunity for these people to meet.
Romantic comedies frequently include a meet cute as it sets up the audience for the main part of the film. It also causes an enigma (depending on the film of course) as to whether they will end up together or not.