Do you prefer happy or sad endings?

What do you prefer? Happy or sad endings? Why?

Honestly, I prefer happy endings! I love romance and I always hope the main characters end up together and live happily ever after, call me a hopeless romantic. I’m really emotional and can feel things deeply, even if I’m just reading something so I always end up feeling sad for a couple of days if endings are sad haha. A year ago I was writing a story and if I continued it I know the ending would’ve been very happy!

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I prefer happy endings as I always get sad about sad endings :cry:

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I hate crying while watching movies, so happy endings are better. :no_mouth:

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None, I like bittersweet endings

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It depends on the genre of the story. But personally, I prefer open-ended endings because they’re neither sad nor happy. I get strongly attached to movies or books, that’s why sad endings can be difficult for me to handle. But then, poorly-done happy endings can also be a bit bland and boring to me. That’s why I prefer endings that will leave me draw for my own conclusions to the story.

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Depends on how well it’s written tbh.

I prefer neutral endings, neither happy nor sad. Kind of like bittersweet, as @/Peppermints said above. Don’t get me wrong, happy endings are great. But I prefer a tad bit of realistic touch when it comes to endings. If it would be all unicorns and rainbows, it would feel too bland and boring. No thrill or excitement as it would be all too expected to the reader. Idk that’s my opinion, though :eyes:

Happy and positive, because sad endings leave me depressed. In addition to that, sad endings kind of spoil the whole story, so even if I loved the story from the beginning, a sad, depressing ending will make me think back on the story with a not-so-fond memory anymore.

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Definitely happy endings! The “happily ever after” just makes me feel really good and a sad ending can ruin a whole story for me. That’s why I barely write sad endings, they make me really sad as well and who wants that? :smile_cat:

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When it comes to romantic shows/ movies, I prefer happy, I can’t deal with it if it’s a sad one :sob::sob::sob::sob:

But any other genre I like tragic :smiling_imp:

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Pretty much the same. Especially in like romantic action books… :sob: (boy nobody!)

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Honestly I just prefer endings that aren’t predictable

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Ikr :sob: I get so attached to the characters I can’t stand it if they’re separated :sob::broken_heart:

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I don’t like sad endings that are only incorporated just because they’re sad. They should have a meaning for me to be satisfying, but I prefer happy endings :broken_heart:

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Umm a bit difficult to choose
I like both happy and sad endings :eyes::star2:

Added the #opinion tag. :white_heart:

I already sad that I prefer reading happy endings but lately I start wanting to write sad endings. Or at least extremely dramatic endings that suddenly turn happy :sweat_smile:

@Writers What about you?

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Both sad and happy endings. But I lean more towards sad endings these days.

Or an ending where it’s happy, but poses the question: “At what cost?”

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Same here. Both for me too. Depends on the writing and the story.

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Exactly! Not all stories need a happy ending.

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