What is the price of romance?
My immediate reaction to that question, “It depends”.
It depends on what you think you must do to be romantic:
• Dinner and a romantic movie? $70 (without popcorn or a sitter).
• A piece of jewelry? $49.95 to thousands.
• A weekend in Paris….
Trouble with each idea, besides the expense, there’s no guarantee your sweetheart will find it romantic. Or, the sound of your sweetheart calculating how deeply in debt you’ll become diverts attention from enjoying the Romantic Interlude.
Before you give up on being romantic, consider this. There’s no mathematical correlation between the amount you spend romancing your sweetheart and how much its appreciated.
Spend a boatload of money and your sweetheart may feel romanced. Spend a tricycle-load and your sweetheart may feel romanced.
It’s not how much you spend that matters. It how you romance your sweetheart. And the best way to romance your sweetheart is how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced.
Consider my definition of romance:
“Doing something to express affection to your sweetheart in a meaningful yet unexpected way, that creates special moments which enhances the relationship in a way unique between you, and leaves a special memory.”
A meaningful way is romancing your sweetheart how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced. Romancing how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced enhances the relationship. The result, a memorable Romantic Interlude.
Instead of investing in a traditional, extravagant, hope-it-is-romantic Interlude, invest in understanding how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced.
Each of these simple ideas can create a Romantic Interlude between you and your sweetheart:
• Quiet moments together;
• A lingering hug;
• A letter; or
• A silly teddy bear.
What’ll it be for you? Max out the credit cards? Or create a simple, meaningful, inexpensive hour romancing your sweetheart how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced? Your choice. Robert