Do you find romance very confusing?
While doing online research into what people find romantic, I found the following answers to that question:
• Wear a suit, then give me the jacket.
• Some kind of physical touch would be nice.
• Pick me up and spin me around.
• A quiet evening in a quiet corner of a quiet restaurant.
The responses varied like naming the best dance tune of all times. Yet, there was a common cord binding each response to the next. What each person found romantic was more of a reflection on themselves then a conclusive definition of romance. Each person had their personal preference for what they found romantic.
Preferences is one side of the Romantic Triangle. It’s foundational to romance. Each of us has a preference on how we wish to be romanced.
The woman who wanted to have the jacket off her sweetheart’s back found a sharp dressed man attractive. And when he put his jacket across her shoulders, she was more connected to him.
The guy who found physical touch romantic feels the magnetic connection when his sweetheart’s hand touches his arm.
To lady wanting to be swept off her feet it reminded her of her sweetheart’s strength. Hercules and Prince Charming wrapped in one.
And the quiet evening was a simple plea to be given the gift of his sweetheart’s exclusive time.
Take to heart the inscription over the ancient Greek temple at Delphi, “Know Thyself”. Ask yourself, “What do I find romantic? How do I prefer to be romanced?”
Once you’ve discovered the clues leading to that answer and ascertained your preference, take the more important step. Ask thyself, “What is my sweetheart’s preferred way to be romanced?”
Determining the answer to that question will help you make your relationship great!
What do you find romantic? Robert