I hate all chick flicks. I like most romantic comedies.
For me, the difference between the two is that romantic comedies have something witty to say about relationships and people in general. Chick flicks are filled with sappy drivel and are mostly transcripts of a comedian’s gender stand-up routine (with the jokes omitted). Actually, I think everything about that hideous genre is represented by that scene from Family Guy where Peter is watching Lifetime:
Woman #1: What’s the one thing men are afraid of?
Woman #2: You’re my third best friend in the whole world.
Woman #1: Third best?
Woman #2: Yeah, after Ben and Jerry!
Announcer: Lifetime. Television for Idiots.
That said, some of my favorite (or at least most enjoyable) movies might be considered romantic comedies: Rushmore, Annie Hall, Reality Bites, Ghost World (maybe more of an intelligent teen comedy), Grosse Point Blank, Better Off Dead, High Fidelity.