Origami roses totally pwn (slang for "own," FYI) real roses. Know why? While we'd never turn down a beautiful bouquet of red roses, the pretty flowers also wilt and then kick the bucket within a week, which makes us very sad indeed.
Origami roses, on the other hand, last as long as you want them to, pending you don't have a couch mishap where your butt meets the folded rose in a very horrific death. If you're thinking about folding your very own origami rose, then check out this easy two-part tutorial.