London, Jan 10 (Agencies): Typical Hollywood romance can cause repercussions in the lives of real- life couples, believes actor Ryan Gosling.

According to him, his 2004 romantic drama 'The Notebook' can cause break-ups as its story sets unreasonably high romantic standards for real-life couples

Gosling, who gained mainstream success for the film with his former girlfriend Rachel McAdams, said that a man's love story left him worried about the film's lasting impact.

 "People would come up to me and tell me that they thought it was romantic, but one guy told me that he was engaged and (his fiancee) broke up with him after that movie because she said to him, 'You wouldn't build a house for me, would you?' He was like, 'Well, no, but I don't know how.'"

"She said, 'But if you knew how?' He said, 'No, I wouldn't. But it doesn't mean I don't love you.'
She said, 'Yeah, it does.' And she called it off," narrated the 30-year-old actor.

Ryan feels, "If you watch some of those movies, then you look at your own romance and if it doesn't match, you think, Oh, what I have isn't love because that's love."

Our hope behind making these movies is to make the audience recognize their relationship but upto a certain level and not to such extremes. On going back home they should comprehend the reality," he added.

"We hold ourselves to unreasonable standards, it's probably why a lot of times we don't stick it out," Gosling said.