Bert, in his elegantly tailored black tux, stood by the door, offering his hand as Jane exited the limo. Small sequins on her long, black dress twinkled as they entered Robert’s Romantic Rendezvous.
The maître d’ guided them to their window-side table adorned with 8 red roses. Over dinner they gazed at the moonlit sea. A magical, romantic evening.
The same evening, Chuck and Linda dropped off the kids with grandma, then headed to the grocery store for dinner’s ingredients. Returning home, they joked about eating without the agents of KAOS. They collaborated on dinner: spaghetti with pesto, garlic toast and ice cream sandwiches.
TV trays supported dinner while a free comedy entertained. Kicking off shoes, they snuggled. No one around to interrupt. Doesn’t get more romantic than that.
Which scenario is more romantic?
- Dressing up, a limousine, moonlight and roses; or
- Teaming up to fix dinner at home, just the two of you on the couch.
Both would qualify as romantic and yet you might not consider either romantic. Why, or why not?
The answer’s on the second side of my Romance Triangle.
TIME is side one. Side two is PREFERENCES.
Each of us has a preferred way of being romanced. For some, the first setting might be the very definition of romance. Some find a quiet evening, just the two of you quietly snuggling, to be the ideal Romantic Interlude. Others picture a different Interlude.
Your preferred way of being romanced is your romantic preference. Neither good or bad, right or wrong. It’s just your way, your preference. A Romantic Interlude for you is whatever you consider romantic.
Beyond knowing yours, learn what your sweetheart considers romantic.
Discover side 2 of the Romance Triangle. Discover yours, and, more importantly, your sweetheart’s PREFERENCE for being romanced. It’ll make your relationship great.
So, how do you prefer to be romance?
Robert, a hopeless romantic