The singers gave us one of the most iconic moments in pop culture history when they got intimate at the MTV Awards in 2003.

However, on recently, Britney played a round of Snog, Marry, Avoid, and when Madge came up, she opted for Justin Bieber over her and generally avoided Madonna altogether.

While David is doing this as a means of survival to not be turned into his animal of choice (a lobster, of course), it’s easy to reflect on the things that I’ve done to convince myself about my chemistry with another person.

But under the intense watch of The Loners, once those commonalities are taken away, their footing becomes uneven and it’s harder to tell how they were drawn together in the first place.

It's hard to not read it as just another means of survival for David and another surface level connection that can be casually tossed away.

(which is quite brilliant) to feed all my worst anxieties and instincts of what I expect from relationships nowadays.

David’s uncertainty about the Shortsighted Woman at the end of the film is palpably familiar in both the times I’ve tried to make something wrong work and simultaneously when I’ve realized I’ve become too vulnerable with someone who’ll never return the sentiment.

They’re led by a fierce, unfeeling leader (Lea Seydoux) and live in a not-so-idyllic forest commune.

After things at the singles hotel go awry, David joins The Loners, and it really is the lesser of two evils, but just barely.

Even though they’re fucked up, the ways these characters strain to connect to other people at the resort (even under these extreme circumstances) have more than a nugget of truth at their core.

It’s like watching an endlessly awkward first date dialed up to 10.

The long buried romantic in me wants to believe that the connection between David and the Shortsighted Woman is real, but mostly I don’t think any of us can be trusted with our own hearts or do what’s best for us.