What is your idea of romance?


I am thrilled with a new writing idea I have and can hardly wait to start, but first I need as much input as possible from you!

Here’s the question: What is the most romantic thing your beloved has ever done for you? I mean romantic to you, which may not be the typical Hollywood idea of romance.

Alternatively, what is the most romantic gesture you’ve ever heard about someone else doing?

  • By Leslie Braxdale-Smith, July 21, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Hi Betty-its me-Melissas’ friend:)
    When my husband, Donnie, & I were 1st dating I lived in Vancouver & was working 2 jobs-recept at an Atty office & 2 nights a week at the Keg Restaurant running cocktails. He lived in Beaverton. I had a horrible night, it was nickel beer night & I was the only waitress w/150 college students! Not only did I have a lot of walk outs (which I had to pay for) I also cashed in my tips 1/2 thru the shift for a larger bill & LOST THAT. I called him at 2 am when I got off (he liked me to do that so he knew I was getting home ok) crying & telling him about my night. When I got up the next morning to go to my next job he had come during the night & left a red rose & a CD of “Fly me to the Moon” by Perry Como in my CD player. I knew then I would marry him.

  • By Betty, July 21, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Thank you, Leslie! Donnie sounds like a keeper. Is he still romantic now and then?

  • By Danelle, July 21, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    Hi Betty,

    So Melissa said she’d hunt me down if I didn’t answer this question…okay, not me specifically, but anyone who happens to be a facebook friend of hers 😉 I am a bit intimidated by the word “romance” and “romantic” and I know for the longest time I put pressure on my husband of 3 years and friend for 15 years to be more romantic. The dictionary defines romance as “fanciful, impractical, unrealistic”. I read on in the definition on dictionary.com and prefer the definition of “displaying or expressing love or strong affection”. Jason does this daily in the simple, everyday moments and gestures. From getting me a glass of water when he is in the kitchen, putting the wet clothes in the dryer cause he knows I hate them sitting in the washer wet, putting his hand on my knee or on my shoulder when I am talking about something emotional, the way he looks at me when I am doing something ordinary (like typing on the computer), and when I catch his gaze, he smiles. He is my best friend, the person who knows me inside and out, and loves me unconditionally…if this keeps up for a life time, I know I don’t need the “unpractical” or the “unrealistic” definition of romance as they portray in the media. I just need my Jason, just the way he is.

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