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Is your boyfriend or husband romantic?

October 5, 2017
  • Yes!
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
  • Never, a mosquito is more romantic than him

Ah, romance! It’s the lifeblood of any thriving relationship. Well, that, and an ample stash of shared snacks. But whether you’re knee-deep in roses or rolling your eyes at a gag-inducing love poem, how you perceive your partner’s romantic gestures can vary from swoon-worthy to “a mosquito has more game.”

Let’s break down the potential answers to the ever-burning question, “Is your boyfriend or husband romantic?”

1. “Yes!”

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For the lucky ones whose significant others are constantly pulling out all the stops to make their hearts skip a beat, a resounding “Yes!” is in order. Perhaps you’re the one who’s always being surprised with spontaneous date nights or those just-because-it’s-Tuesday gifts.

A survey showed that around 40% of couples believe regular romantic gestures, no matter how big or small, play a significant role in keeping the relationship fresh and exciting.

Jane Austen, a revered romance novelist, once said, “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” And for those in the “Yes!” camp, their partners likely know all the right moves to keep the dance of love alive.

2. “Sometimes”

Ah, the realm of the realists. You know, the ones who understand that while life isn’t always a Nicholas Sparks movie, their beau occasionally pulls out some sentimental cards from their sleeves. A surprise dinner here, a hand-written love note there – it’s not a daily occurrence but happens often enough to make one smile.

In this category, romance isn’t about grand gestures but rather the quality moments shared. According to a study, couples who engage in deep conversations and share personal experiences tend to feel more connected than those who always seek grand romantic gestures.

Eleanor Roosevelt once wisely remarked, “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” Those in the “Sometimes” bracket cherish these sporadic moments of connection and romance.

3. “Rarely”

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Then there are those who, well, find their partners’ romantic muscles a bit… atrophied. They might occasionally receive a heartfelt gesture, but it’s as rare as spotting a unicorn in your backyard.

Yet, a survey indicated that even in relationships where romantic gestures are infrequent, many couples remain content. Why? Because they often place higher importance on other aspects, such as trust, understanding, and shared goals.

Famed poet Maya Angelou once said, “Love recognizes no barriers.” For some, the depth of connection and mutual respect can compensate for the lack of traditional romance.

4. “Never, a mosquito is more romantic than him”

For those who’ve chosen this option, first off, let’s pour one out for the lack of romance. If you’ve ever felt that a mosquito buzzing around you on a summer evening has more romantic vibes than your partner, you’re not alone.

While this might sound grim, there’s a silver lining. Some relationships thrive on camaraderie, mutual interests, or shared life goals. Besides, statistics have revealed that more than 20% of couples view acts of service, like doing chores or helping out in unexpected ways, as their primary love language over traditional romantic gestures.

Oscar Wilde, known for his wit, once quipped, “Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man’s last romance.” For many, the underlying commitment and bond might hold more weight than candlelit dinners or love letters.

Wrap Up

Romance, in all its diverse expressions, remains a captivating element of relationships. Whether you’re basking in the glow of constant romantic gestures or finding beauty in the deeper, unsaid connections, every love story has its unique cadence. If your partner’s version of romance makes you swoon or has you chuckling at its quirkiness, it’s a tale worth celebrating.

We’d love to hear where your partner lands on the romantic spectrum! Don’t forget to cast your vote in this poll. By doing so, you’re not only making your voice heard but also contributing to a broader understanding of love’s delightful intricacies. Once you’ve had your say, dive into the comments and share your stories, thoughts, and maybe even a few tips for keeping the romantic flame alive.

Finally, be sure to check out the results. There’s something truly fascinating about seeing where most people’s perceptions lie. Whether you’re in the majority or a unique category of your own, remember that every heart beats to its own rhythm. Now, over to you, dear reader, to join in this dance of opinions and experiences!

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