Friday, January 06, 2006

What's Romance To You?

Watched Chronicles of Riddick again last night, so I thought I'd post a yummy pic of Karl Urban. :) Enjoy!

Hey everyone...have you survived the new year okay? LOL...I did, even though I went to see King Kong and cried my eyes out. Yikes! I probably shouldn't go see movies where animals die. I still can't watch Dances With Wolves without bawling.

By now you must be wondering what my actual post is about...well, let me tell you. I was thinking the other day about what romance is to me. I don't mean romance books either. I mean real life day-to-day romance. The kind you enjoy with your husband, lover or significant other.

Let's face it, ultimately romance books aren't real true romance. They're fantasies, but heck, I'm all for fantasies. Yet there's romance in our lives that we can see all around us.

A man opening the door for the lady with him or helping her with her chair. An older couple holding hands as they walk through a park. A young couple making out in the mall..though we are inclined to shout 'Get a room', there is romance in being so caught up in a person that you'll forget where you're at just to have a taste of his lips. Snuggling close during a movie in a dark theatre or even just sharing a bucket of popcorn.

I want to hear what romance is to you. When you're out in the real world and look around, what hits you as romantic? There's more romance out there in this world then we know and I'd love to find it. Will you go on a search with me and guide me to where you've found a little piece of romance?

One lucky person will win a great prize from me. I'll post the winner at around 9 tonight. I'll be stopping by to chat throughout the day. :)


Passion Knows NO Barrier


Blogger Meljprincess said...

I find holding hands romantic. Not saying anything but looking at the other person and knowing you love them and they love you or knowing what you want to do to them later that day...or night. *G*

I also find staring out a window at a sunrise or mountains to be very romantic. Sharing the sight of something beautiful with someone you like or love..*sigh*

9:00 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I find it romantic when you see a couple driving down the road in a pickup truck (I'm from Texas) and the couple share the driver's side of the cab instead of each sitting by a door. Holding hands!!!

I love when I glance across the room and my husband winks at me with a smile on his face.

Curling up on the sofa to watch the same movie for the hundredth time.

That e-mail in my inbox when I get to work that says...just wanted to wish you a great day and i look forward to getting back home to you. truly madly yours

9:49 AM  
Blogger Christy Robin said...

Nothing is more romantic to me than a couple dancing slowly, staring in each others' eyes.

As for King Kong...he dies! Oh no. I definitely can't watch it then. I'm the same. Have you seen My Dog Skip? I cry so hard I make myself sick everytime I watch that movie.


10:42 AM  
Blogger robynl said...

Romance is picking up a pizza when we're in the city and driving a few miles out of the city on our way home and stopping by the roadside(late at night usually)and sharing the pizza with only the little top light on in the van. It is romanctic to see each other enjoying food.

Going for a ride in the rain with the wipers swishing back and forth and stopping to just hear the sound of the rain on the windshield.

Driving down the highway and me feeding dh French Fries, potato chips or whatever we've picked up and then handing him the bottle of pop that we sometimes share.

Hubby coming home with a box of doughnuts from the bakery saying 'I thought you'd like one'.

Late at night in the country looking at the stars(we put the van seats back to recline) and just talking about mundane things.

Sitting by the campfire watching the sparks fly into the air and not having to say anything to each other.

*It is all about sharing, communicating even in silence, being there for each other.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth ( said...

Wow, most people share the same general idea as myself! Holding hands...definitely romantic. When i see a couple holding hands, no matter where they are, i tend to take a second look *sigh*.

Or when a couple is fussing over a baby, then look at one another and smile, my heart goes pitter pat. It's heartwarming; you look around and you see other people looking at them, also smiling. Kinda makes me reflective, not broody though. I'm currently childless with no plans to change that status.

I love romances where the heroine gets pregnant; i tend to think that a baby signifies a couples love, though i know that in truth babies are a heck of a lot of hard work.

Being from a land where rain in the norm, i often see a couple under an umbrella, arms wrapped around each other to keep one another close, smiles on their faces, oftentimes whispering softly to each other as they look at one another tenderly.

Ah, romance. There are likely hundreds of ways people see romance; all valid, none inferior. Mostly, though, they make you long for what what they have if you don't have it already; and happy for them in any case, strangers though they may be.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Aaron said...


You're right. Holding hands is very romantic. I love doing that while my dh and I are walking, no matter where we're going.

I love sunrises and sunsets. Being able to curl up next to someone special makes them extra wonderful events.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Aaron said...


One of the ladies I used to work with followed my dh and I home one night. The next day she said she loved the fact that he put his hand out and played with my hair while he was driving. :)

That wink is very romantic imo because it means no matter what he's thinking about you.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Aaron said...

Ooo..Robin, slow dancing couples are so heartwarming. Especially if they keep dancing even after the music stops.

Sorry about spoiling KK for you. You never saw any of the older versions, huh? I try very hard to avoid movies where animals are hurt or die. I saw DREAMER last year and couldn't breathe when the horse broke it's leg..even though I knew it wasn't going to die.

Lol..I'm a total mess that way.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Aaron said...


you are so right. The most romantic thing is being able to say I love you without having to actually speak and it sounds like you and your dh do a wonderful job at that.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Aaron said...


Sharing an umbrella. I love that, especially if the couple is wrapped close together and the umbrella covers their faces. You know they're stealing a moment of privacy for a kiss. :)

A couple with a baby is romantic as well. Though I don't plan on ever having any, I do see the little one as an extension of the love between its parents.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous annalisa said...

I find it very romantic to walk on a beach holding hands while you watch the waves. A few years ago my hubby and I were vacationing in North Carolina and it started raining while we were walking on the beach. All of a sudden, there was a double rainbow over the entire ocean. I regret that we did not have a camera with us so that we could take a picture. It only lasted a few minutes, but I will never forget the awesomeness of it. Very romantic!

I agree with everyone that holding hands is romantic. My hubby and I still hold hands even after 32 years! He also opens the car door for me. I find it romantic that when he comes home from work, he comes over to me to give me a hug and a kiss.

It's the little things that you do for each other to show you care and to make the other person feel good.

I find it romantic when someone sends a card or writes a letter to show someone they care and are thinking of them.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Aaron said...


I get my dh cards just because at least every week or so. I've got a winner with him. He makes sure he opens my car door for me and any other door we're going through. :)

That double rainbow sounds beautiful.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

Romance can be as simple as your loved one stopping to pick up something they know you love , like your favorite food or a bringing home a copy of a movie or book you've been looking for.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Just to say enjoy the rest of your day. Mine is now over, so good goodnight!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Vanessa Hart said...



5:41 PM  
Anonymous chibi-hentai said...

Romance is holding someone and telling them it's okay to cry. And telling them they look beautiful when their face is all splotchy and wet.

It's understanding, and just sitting together without talking. *grins* It's calling someone when you have nothing to talk about, but want to hear their voice anyway.

It's a little note saying Thanks and I love you. It's making up words to show your feelings.

Holding hands, because you need some kind of contact. Sneaking looks and catching the other person looking back at you.

Acting like three year olds and playing tag in the living room.

Okay, that's it for my thoughts on romance.

Many blessings,

7:16 PM  
Blogger Paige Burns said...

My DH isn't that romantic, but there are little things he does, when we're walking somewhere together, instead of holding hands he puts his hand on my neck,I love that.

But my favorite thing, you know when you're just starting out dating, any small touch, a brush of fingers, and accidental bump, those just send tingles up your spine.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Rae Morgan said...

Tiff --

Romance is being with my hubby, cuddle on the bed, watching television together and getting my back rubbed (being on a computer most of the day is hard on this old gal). It's him sending me roses for no special reason. And loving my cooking. Ha!

After 35 years together, people tell us we still act like newly weds. That's real romance. Finding the one man that still lights your fire even after three decades together.

Rae Morgan

8:40 PM  
Blogger Caffey said...

I'm too late for this (Hi Tiffany!) but I don't think romance books are too far out of reality. Maybe its my heart talking after recent events in my life, but after 22 years my husband is till my hero. For me, romance is sharing all that is in our hearts for each other including communicating and just never being able to be without them again. We love to hold hands and walk still. Those little things are still so big. Spending his day off just being with each other holding on the couch, laughing together. Guess I appreciate so much more now every moment.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Amy S. said...

buying roses or picking flowers for the person you love, holding hands, dancing, a romantic walk on the beach, just wanting to touch the person you love.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way after the fact but had to comment on this one. My DH and I just celebrated 32 years this Dec. He still tells me "I love you" every single day - sends me text messages that say "I love the way belonging sounds" (part of a poem he wrote me right before our wedding). He's a keeper!

10:55 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

An old couple holding hands while strolling in the park; when he picks up a call from you and recognising your voice, said "Honey"; watching the stars on the balcony; baking together in the kitchen.

11:06 PM  

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