Do you remember vinyl records? LP-ROM’s, if you please.
The art on the 12” x 12” record jacket could be amazing.
Album photos were big enough to hang on walls.
Lyrics type was large enough for grandparents to read.
One downfall of these records is you had to pay attention to them when you played them. Otherwise:
1) They would get stuck and play the same ½ – 2 second piece of music over and over and over again. Or,
2) The needle would get stuck in the middle repeating a tick-tick-tick.
Lack of attention resulted in no music. Just the same monotonous sound over and over until you gave it some attention.
I’ve seen romance become monotonous and boring.
1) Your sweetheart thinks you painted the moon when your romanced him/her with an evening stroll.
2) This positive reinforcement resulted in another evening stroll two nights later.
3) This went well, so you repeated it three nights later.
4) Then two nights another stroll;
5) and another five nights after that.
One evening you suggest the romantic evening stroll and your sweetheart replies with a sigh, “OK – if we have to.”
Whoa! What happened. You thought romantic evening strolls were a hit.
They were but the needle’s stuck playing the same thing over and over again – great the first time or two, monotonous after the fifth or sixth in a row.
Your method of romancing needs some attention. Your sweetheart needs some romantic variety.
Yes. It may require more work. But it’ll keep the romance alive.
Time to pay the record some attention. Move the needle, vary the music.
How do you move the needle in your relationship?