Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What is Romance?

With ads for flowers, jewelry, candy, and loads of pink stuff everywhere in what is essentially the most romantic month of the year, it’s only right to think about, what exactly is romance?

Is it giving a girl flowers, taking her out to fancy dinners, and buying her nice things? In my opinion, only if those are things she really likes and wants. I think romance is paying attention to the small details of a person and showing an interest in the things that are important to them. It’s being thoughtful and doing things that SHE thinks are special. Her favorite sporting event, helping her clean the house without being asked, cooking a favorite meal, or finding that special something she mentioned over 6 months ago and didn’t mention since but he remembered anyway.

Romance doesn’t have to be expensive or come in a velvet box, it doesn’t have to be pink or red or covered in chocolate. It certainly can be if those are things she loves and he knows that (and gets her favorite flower or favorite kind of chocolate), but really, it’s just knowing what is special to her and demonstrating how much he pays attention.

So… what is romance to you? :)


Ruggy13 said...

I 100% agree! Romance is when you do something caring for that other person because you want to see them happy!

very good post!

Anonymous said...

Agreed! Romance is when my boyfriend comes home and just wants to cuddle with me....it melts my heart :)

Penny said...

I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't see romance as fancy dinners,flowers and boxes of chocolate (although chocolate can never hurt).Romance to me is the everyday stuff we do for each other.Holding hands while watching tv,sitting and just talking after work,making dinner together.Things like that.

Anonymous said...

When i am at a restaurant with Le Boyfriend, and there is a guy playing on the piano 'Moon River'. Le Boyfriend gets this look on his face, smiles, stands up and says 'Wanna dance?" This ,of course, is not your let's dance kind of restaurant, but thank heavens this older couple got up and began to dance too!! All four of us got a standing ovation and a couple of whistles from the crowd!!! That is romance to Moi:)

Snickerdoodle Champagne said...

That is so cute! I love doing/seeing stuff like that!