I want to know your opinion, everyone is different and not everyone want the same thing. Is romance important to you? How would you quantify it?
Perhaps you're overanalyzing it in your plot twist? Doing fun things together, in a harmonious way, can increase that sense of intimacy.Plot twist: I was actually just hungry and I confused it for romance. They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach--maybe I am more masculine than I like to think of myself. Ugh--but we could also have philosophical discussions. I remember he told me "you catch more flies with honey than vinegar" and I argued that I didn't want to catch flies. I don't remember what we were talking about, but we did argue sometimes--even in high school, which is when I got the crush on him. I def. wasn't prepared for a relationship or anything then though--and with him it was almost like a trial run or playing house--and I just was not ready at all. It's odd to me that a memory like that would end up seeming romantic to me now. But lasagna is good. That could be the real reason--plus making lasagna is fun.
Yes--my plot twist was sort of joking, but I also wondered about the material objects I'd associate with romance--and the focus on lasagna.Perhaps you're overanalyzing it in your plot twist? Doing fun things together, in a harmonious way, can increase that sense of intimacy.
Something else that I perceive as romantic would be injokes and banter. Nothing nasty, just funny, witty jokes. Again, intimacy focused.
Okay, guess my definition of romance would be intimacy.
If we're running with the romance = intimacy slant and not the current commercialized standard of 'romance', then...a lot! That's my reasoning for getting into a romantic relationship, otherwise I would be perfectly content with my platonic friendships (platonic and romantic difference being sexual tension/attraction).I want to know your opinion, everyone is different and not everyone want the same thing. Is romance important to you? How would you quantify it?
As per definition, for me, Romance is Love in action. That's only my definition.What's your definition of romantic?
That's why I like this thread. It asks you for your definition of romance.Romance is an attitude/sentiment, not a specific set of actions, to me.
I don’t really care for it. It just doesn’t light me up like it seems to do for other people.
For this reason, I struggled to understand “coupling” in teenage years when no sex was involved. I can sort of see the appeal now that I am older.
I like to flirt, and have fun, and sometimes feel passion or a deep connection with another human, and even devotion to another. But... it’s not like a gushy, lovey, sentimental feeling that I associate with romance.
I’ve always had a weird interest in structuring a marriage like a business merger, too, if that is any indication.