Benefits to Insta-Love | Discussions at Dawn


Benefits to Insta-Love

Hey guys!

Welcome to Discussions at Dawn. This is where I will talk about hot button issues, book related topics, and other things I find interesting.

The Benefits of Insta-LOVE

Now I knew going into this topic that I might be on the unpopular opinion side of things, BUT that doesn’t bother me too much. I like playing the devils advocate. For those who are new to the Insta-Love trope, here is a quick definition for y’all!

/instə – ləv/
  1. a term used by book reviewers to describe an intense feeling of deep affection happening or coming immediately between two characters.
    “You know there will be insta-love in the next Sarah J. Maas book.”

Establishes the Love Interest

One of the biggest benefits to INSTA-LOVE is the establishment of the love interest right away. No second guessing, no beating around the bush, and no playing the field. When your MC and the love interest lock eyes, or meet for the first time and the lightning strikes, it’s nice to know for sure what’s going to happen romantically between the two.

Some might not agree with that, but hey, anything can happen in life. Just because it hasn’t happened to you, doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened to someone else or is unrealistic!


More Romance Throughout

When there is INSTA-LOVE right off the bat in a book you know as a reader that you are going to get MORE romance throughout. If you’re a romance lover and reader than this reason should ignite the fire in your soul.

Why does INSTA-LOVE have to be a bad thing all the time? I get that it might not to be needed in some specific genres, but if you like it so what? Don’t be afraid to show off your INSTA-LOVE love!

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More Feels

With more romance comes more feels. You know what I am talking about. That first kiss, that first date, the first steamy scene. With INSTA-LOVE you can have all of this and more spread out through the whole book. You don’t have to wait until page 300 for the ship to finally kiss. That would be absurd and heart breaking.

Now I am in no way a romance reader, but I don’t mind INSTA-LOVE. I like it just as much as I like slow-burn, and hate to love relationships.

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Happy Endings?

Get your mind out of the gutter people. With INSTA-LOVE you are almost guaranteed to have that soul mate together forever type relationship. Who doesn’t like a happy ending after investing your time and feels into that romance? I for one do…

On a side note, I also like the destruction of relationships. It brings my black soul some more darkness. But what can I say? I’m a little shit sometimes.

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I for one don’t mind an INSTA-LOVE relationship. Just balance it with a good plot, smooth characterizations and a healthy dose of problems/issues to keep things honest. If you have all of that then I am on board with the INSTA-LOVE trope!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig (3)




  1. I think insta-love can be done right, but I am afraid it just doesn’t always work for me. I love cutesy scenes and the fact that I’ll get a happy ending, but when the characters are ready to confess their eternal love after knowing each other for an hour, I just … can’t?

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