"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." We've learned a lot about romance these past two weeks. What it means to people, how it varies, when it’s lacking…one thing I’ve realized is, in one way or another romance is ingrained in us from the time we’re born. It’s in our books, our music, and our movies. The very first stories we learn, fairy tales, often revolve around the central theme of romance. We are made to believe that love is romance or vise versa and when we grow older and our relationships are not full of romance, we often feel as though something is lacking. Nevermind security and support, loyalty and honesty…we want romance. We want the scene in Sixteen Candles where Jake Ryan is waiting for Samantha outside the church. We want Noah on a dock in the rain telling Allie he wrote her a letter every single day for years. We want meetings on the top of the Empire State Building, someone stopping traffic for us, chasing after us, and standing outside our window holding up a boom box...and when real life isn't like that, we often feel disappointed. Now I get that not every moment can be that way, but can some? Is there a happy middle ground when it comes to romance? How do you find the balance in love between living in a John Hughes movie and turning into something as bland as an episode of Leave it to Beaver? And are we so brainwashed by Hollywood that we've lost site of what true romance really is?
Tune in tonight as we share what we've learned about romance...maybe we'll all walk away feeling just a little bit inspired and romantic.