Category Archives: Keeping Romance Alive

Romantic Vignettes

“There are men in the world who think romance is giving up the toy in their McDonald’s Happy Meal.” That headline caught my attention. Reading further, I discovered it wasn’t a passion-fueled rant from a romance-starved sweetheart. And not someone’s … Continue reading

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No Surprise Romance

You may find this amazing. Some people, possibly your sweetheart, don’t like surprises. If true, how do you romance someone who’s uneasy when you create an unexpected Interlude? During an interview on keeping Romance Alive after Valentine’s day, Ashley Manta … Continue reading

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Stitching Together Your Romance

“Becca, you wouldn’t believe the job offer I’ve received. It’s my dream job. I just can’t turn this one down.” Becca’s reaction to Don’s news wasn’t what you’d call enthusiastic. She started analyzing this kink in their relationship. What was … Continue reading

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Romancing With Time

Last week was a tidal wave or never ending appointments, deadlines, tasks to perform and occasionally slowing down to attempt to sleep. When this post attempted to get my attention in the middle of the maelstrom, it was missed. Let’s … Continue reading

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Grab a Chance for Romance

Is a wedding a romantic event? Probably not if you’re at a friend’s wedding, sitting by yourself. Wearing his best suit, Sig sat through 47 minutes and 21 seconds of candles, tuxedos, and nuptial mush for his friend Roy. Ever … Continue reading

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Do Something Uncomfortable for Romance

She belonged to a troupe of barely employed, hoping-to-make-it actors, traveling in a bus running on the hopes and dreams of its occupants. Their tiny theater company performed in whatever passed for a playhouse as they traveled the icy Montana … Continue reading

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Suggestions on Romance by Dawn

“How would you suggest someone romance their sweetheart?” This question stimulated a stream of online responses. Answers ranged from flowers to Kit-Kats to very private trysts. One extended suggestion began, “look for what your sweetheart values and build your romantic … Continue reading

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