Who is it that said that romance is dead?
I think it might have been me.
I long for the days of written letters ( on paper I mean) of proper dates, of being introduced rather than swiping left or swiping right, of being walked home, of holding hands, of ‘courting’. Does this still happen for some people in some places? I really hope so!
Instead here we are in a society largely ruled by smart phones and social media and there is even a dating show at the moment called undressed, where the first thing you do is undress each other?! I mean, come on! What happened to finding people who share your interests and going out and doing fun things together, what happened to walking in the park and have actual conversations? When did we all get so blooming jaded when it comes to romance?
Historically, things were so different and lets face it – most of the time it worked! People got married young and these are the relationships that are lasting the distance. What is going to happen to our generation? Are they even going to be Golden and Diamond wedding anniversaries anymore? Are we all just too old by the time we get married? I think we will all be dead before reaching 50 or 60 years of marriage.
I guess the term ‘romance’ means totally different things to different people, it is someone knowing the things you like and the things that make you happy . It’s the selfless behaviour, it’s the reaffirmation of feelings, and sometimes, just sometimes it’s the HUGE gesture. It’s candle lit dinners and cream roses ( never red – you hear me guys? Never red)
Do you want to know what romance means to me? It is someone going out of their way to make ordinary days extraordinary, because they want to. For you. Because you are special to them and words just aren’t enough to show you how much.
Is romance really dead? I sincerely hope not. I want to see and experience more of it and I bet I am not alone in that.