I am intrigued by the varying opinions I have encountered over the years. Some instantly think of sex, and perhaps that is understandable considering the daily diet of seductive advertising we are all forced to ingest.
I have oft heard the term "a deep, abiding love" and while that is closer to my definition, it doesn't totally define romance.
What do you call romantic? When you see a young man open the car door for his date, or a gentleman pull out the chair for his dinner partner, do you refer to those actions as romantic?
How about the selfless acts in the storybooks of the girl selling her hair and the man selling his watch, just so they can afford to give each other the perfect gift? Or, is it when you see two people with their heads together listening only to each other as the rest of the world goes on around them.
The Definition of Romance
I would submit that romance is the expression in action of a deep emotion, a more continual caring evidenced through communicative glances, electrified touches and an intangible connection.
Debw07 offers her definition of romance and gives suggestions in her article Hopeless Romantic. I did chuckle as I read her lens when I discovered we shared the same Hollywood heartthrob "crush".
Even though I have seen almost all of her recommended romantic movies, she did review one romantic movie that I haven't seen yet. All of my loyal readers know how much I love discovering a new (regardless of release date) romantic movie!
I always enjoy reading articles written by authors who share personal experiences while giving awesome recommendations.
Now tell me, what is your definition of romance?
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