What are the steriotypical conventions that apply to Chick Lit? Including structure, characterisation, setting etc

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A stereotypical "chick lit" story usually shows us a male and female, both attractive, who don't seem to like each other very much as the story opens...or at least they don't THINK they like each other, but we, the readers or audience, quickly realize they are mad for each other. They argue as their supposed dislike for each other increase, but really these scenes just intensify the attraction. We always pretty much know how the plot will be resolved. The handsome man and vibrant, lovely lady end up together. This is also, in film, called the romantic comedy structure.