If you can believe it, the 2000s rom-com 13 Going on 30 is 15 years old today. Yes, it was all the way back in 2004 that actress Jennifer Garner first lit up the big screen as Jenna Rink, the 13-year-old girl who was so desperate to escape her pre-teen life to be "30, flirty, and thriving" that she, by sheer force of will and some glitter dust, magicked herself right into her adult life. A heartwarming and hilarious journey of self-discovery ensues — one that includes magazine publishing drama, back-stabbing best frenemies, one slumber party set to the tune of Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield," and Mark Ruffalo as Matt Flamhaff, one of the most adorable love interests the rom-com has ever seen.
If you're anything like me, all of this anniversary talk has you planning to queue up the film after work this week, or maybe even plan a screening with your pals this weekend. But after you've revisited your love for Jenna and Matty, you might want to dive into a few more stories that will give you major 13 Going on 30 vibes. Below I've assembled a few love stories that have some of the same themes: some second-chance romance, a little friends-to-lovers, and more butterflies-inducing sweetness than you'll know what to do with: