Recently, a friend asked me a question to what I thought would be a simple answer, but the more I thought about it, the more complicated it got. My mind started to whirl a bit trying coming up with an answer and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it because the one question went from one thought to another and another and so on.
I don’t necessarily think I have a definitive answer, but I think I got a good idea.
First, about me. When it comes to relationships, I consider myself a hopeless romantic. I am all about that cute shit you see in movies, those lyrics that are in Ed Sheeran songs, being a gentlemen, and doing whatever I can to make that special person in my life happy. Sure, I mess up, often times say the wrong things, but at the end of the day, I am always trying to make someone happy. I like being cheesy, giving compliments, making that person blush, laugh, anything to be a part of why that person smile that day. I like to plan things out for the other person because I know it can make them happy, and that makes me happy knowing that I could do that for them.
A friend of mine asked me “Why do you like romance so much?”
I thought it was a simple answer, but I started to think about everything that romance is related to and the bigger picture. Turns out, it wasn’t a simple question.
The thing is, romance is often associated with love. But love is everywhere. We have love for our family, our friends, even aspects of our life such as our career, maybe even something that holds sentimental value. Love is a large driving force of our life. We do things for people because we love them, we focus on our career because we love what we do, we want to live extraordinary lives because we love ourselves. While it could go deeper, I believe that, in general, love is a part of what makes life worth living.
So, romance isn’t necessarily about love, but it is at the same time. Romance is connected a different kind of love. The love that you have for your significant other. That one person you can’t stop thinking about, the one person in your life that you want only the best for. Falling in love with someone is different than any other kind of love, it’s almost indescribable and could even use a whole new word for it since its so…