Bridget Jones IRL | 2016

Ever have those moments where you remember something that felt like it was just the other week, then you realize it was actually  10 years ago and you were about 12 years old? Well I had a stinker this week when I realized it was 15 years since Bridget Jones was brought to our screens. 15 YEARS?! 

I couldn’t help but wonder how different our classic go-to would be if it was released today and more to the point, IRL. Kiss goodbye to unexpected visits, romantic door step gestures or mysterious answer phone messages. These days we're more on the look out for a swipe right and no, wait for it.....an Instagram ‘LIKE’ notification. And they say romance is dead?

We'd all be lying if we said we didn't have a bit of Bridge within us... but take that and shake it up together with our social media habit and you'd have yourself a rewrite.

Here's what I mean...

First off, IG would be Bridget's new diary. Her new found independent woman status would come with a caption and at least 11+ likes


 

An invite to Uncle Geoffrey's wouldn't go without a public vent, and her mum might just pipe up too…

 

Bridget would have become a viral star for her introduction to TV alone...

 

Daniel Cleaver would be DM’ing most of her friends...


Her  friends would post Facebook moments like this (which would also probably go viral)…

 

Everyone would know about her weekend plans…

She would share LOL throwback moments like this so everyone knew her banter was on point...

Every romantic moment would come with an upload...

Bridget would tweet all of her inane thoughts...

... and be properly chuffed when the favorites started rolling in...

... on second thoughts, we'll leave it in the 90s.