Romance requires the time
to have experiences that appeal to our imagination, so it will happen
naturally for most young friends. It isn't a prerequisite to love
but people who understand love can have romance. Romance is colourful
and the other person in a romance is full of attraction because
of the marvellous achievements, or even because of the way that
person looks, and relates to you.
Romance always has a sense of unreality, if only in
the awareness that a greater commitment lies beyond. To have romance
is be on a stage where the actors are happily playing out their
own life without those commitments that can bear upon us. Thus while
a kiss born out of affection is often part of romance, because it
can only create a deeper love and affection it must inevitably end
romance by introducing the reality of love.
Romance is always an interlude or a prelude. Unlike love it must
come to an end. For most people there will be a romance from which
there is no turning back.