Sunday, November 6, 2011

Is Romance Overrated?

Is romance overrated? Some may have an immediate answer to this. I know I can think of bunch of people who'll say that the answer is yes without batting an eye. When one mentions the word, most people imagine "chick flick" cliches, things such as heart-shaped chocolate and perfume-scented poems. But romance and romantic gestures, when done right and appropriately, are never cheesy and over-the-top. Personally, I think that the corny and the cliche can work in certain circumstances. They are cliche for a reason, and still retain their charm. It's just that usage has to be tactful, perhaps even smooth.

Romance, I believe, is a natural manifestation of feelings and emotions. It's where one feels the need to make the significant other feel special, and consequently, feel appreciated therein. Romantic gestures are plentiful, and besides the tried and true, such as flowers or chocolate, creative and original gestures are unbeatable. I think that doing things such as making your gifts are perfect, because as such they require an understanding of the person. You can't make a gift the person will like if you don't know him or her. Also, the time and effort that would go into something like that would show. Now, this is obviously an opinion, which explains why it's on my blog, but I think that people nowadays tend to buy their way into affection. I don't remember the last time I bought a gift for someone close to me. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with it, but the immense sentiment that comes with what will most assuredly be a one-of-a-kind gift is unprecedented. It could be anything, from poems, to craft to even a little note, it just has to inexplicably show just how well you understand your connection to who you're providing for.

Bottom line; Romance is NOT overrated. It exists for a reason, a good one. Take the time to cater to someone's feelings. A kiss, a hug or an inquiry into their well-being makes all the difference. Give a damn.


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