Category Archives: Keeping Romance Alive

A Quiet Place For Romance

A year ago they’d purchased a new house, at least it was new to them. It was charming and just their size, though it had a bit of an unusual layout. What to do with this one room? It wasn’t … Continue reading

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A Fairy Tale Romance

Once upon a time, Ann created a Romantic Interlude just for Joe. It was a wish-upon-a-star evening. When Ann removed his blindfold, Joe discovered a magical wonderland. His eyes widened as he saw twinkling lights in the trees surrounding the … Continue reading

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Romance Like a King or Queen

Would you rather be asked for a partnership with a monarch or a pauper? I’ll bet the idea of a partnering with a sovereign sounds more attractive. It isn’t the financial differences between them that causes you to admit you … Continue reading

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Risking Romance With Your Best Friend

Following his high school graduation, Matthew entered college. To say he attended college would be a stretch. Social pursuits trumped scholastic pursuits. Finally, in a moment of personal honesty during his sophomore year, he acknowledged wasting his parent’s money. He … Continue reading

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Reduce Anxiety, Increase Romance

Five-hour flight. 7:40 a.m. departure time. Two kids to get out of the house by 5:00. Park the car for the 10 days away. Sprint to the gate. Ugh. It would be a frantic, early morning to make it all … Continue reading

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Authenticity and Romance

The restaurant’s received excellent reviews: real tablecloths, soft lighting, subtle music, intimate seating. Curt was ready for a romantic dinner with Shirley. They’d just settled into their menus when the maître d’ stuck a drink menu in his face. “Rather … Continue reading

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Study Date Romance

Ever had a “study date”. Not a “steady” date. A “study” date. A “study date”? Why in the world would you want a “study date”? Trying to keep quiet while a library monitor patrols the room, ears scanning for any … Continue reading

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