I created this blog because for a while I thought romance was dead. I'm single and the last guy I dated that I could truly say was ROMANTIC was almost two years ago. He came to my door on the first date with flowers. He opened my door for me everywhere, held my hand, rubbed my feet, checked on me with sweet texts throughout the day and was a true gentleman at all times. He was ten years older than me and maybe that was the reason why he understood how important romance was. I have found that since I was in college I always liked older men at least ten years my senior and for the most part, they too, were romantic. However, at my age now I am tending to date my age or younger and the men are not as romantic.
I've also talked to my girlfriends, single and in committed relationships and they also complain about the lack of romance in their relationships or that a romantic partner (some date women) is hard to find. They wish their lover/boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse did more romantic things to show they cared, appreciated, desired and loved them. For those that are single and dating, they wished that their were more romantic people in the dating scene that did more than just take them on a "date." They would like to see a little more effort and time put into actually dating. In these discussions, with my girlfriends and in discussions with other women, we all agreed that romance is not about how much money you spend, its about the little things. Those "things" that say I'm Thinking About You, I Want You, I Care, You're Beautiful, You're Desirable, You Deserve a Break from the Kids, and simply put I Love You. Is that too much to ask?
Now, I have also talked to men. The replies from men were divided. Their were the men that said they "could be romantic" but couldn't tell me the last time they did something romantic for the woman in their lives. Then there was the ones that stopped doing it because "women don't appreciate it." Boo to those women! Then there are the ones who we love and bring tears to our eyes who say I am romantic every chance I get "because she deserves it." Awww... We love you guys!
So, ROMANCE is NOT dead. But, romance is not exactly Alive either! Too many women are complaining they need it and miss it and too many men are not being romantic. Now I failed to mention earlier the remaining men I spoke to who admitted "I don't know how" to be romantic and are Romantically Clueless! Some men just don't know how to begin being romantic, haven't tried but know they should, or just have no idea what romance is at all. Yes these same Romantically Clueless men sincerely are interested in being romantic to please their current woman, attract their future good woman, or just improve his bachelor stats with the women.
My hope as the Romance Queen is to help men (and women) learn what romance is, become romantic, remain romantic even on a budget, and keep ROMANCE alive! I am 37 years old and my friends are always coming to me about their relationships and in my reply to them I always (or at least try to depending on the circumstance) talk about being romantic and showing their loved ones the importance of having more ROMANCE in their relationship and I've even coached a couple guy friends, including my father, on how to be romantic. I am NOT a relationship expert at all. However, I am passionate about romance and being ROMANTIC. I think its one of the biggest components of a relationship and something, if done often, can keep a relationship going strong. Note I did not say if done right... I hope you agree and will continue to read.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions you want me to address, topics to discuss or you would like some romantic advice!