Fair Love

Basics of Love


Person Object

Sexual Desire

Object of Use

Understanding Love

Young Love



Betrothed Love

Characteristics of Love



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.

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