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Maybe this is the same as my "do you believe in love" question, I don't know. The two women that I work most closely with are both single mothers with rotten ex-husbands, and they are the least romantic people that I know. "I can't believe that you want to get married!" they say. But I am a romantic, a big gooshy one, and I love seeing films like Two Family House that make me believe that romance exists. Are you a romantic? Is it because you are in love of because you want to be?
-- Kymm Zuckert (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 19, 2000
Yeah, I'm a romantic, a pretty hopeless one, too, but it isn't getting me anyplace. Three more years. when I turn 40 I'll be officially bitter and cynical . . . ;-)
-- Robert (email@example.com), October 19, 2000.
Oh, my, yes. Maybe as Robert says it has something to do with age, me being the tender thing of 19 that I am, but I believe in love. ALl kinds. I've been in love twice, once beautifully & supportively & lastingly, and the other a heart-wrenching convoluted plotline worthy of Dawson's Creek or somesuch.
But I do believe in True Love, the kind that burns in your soul and beats so you can feel it on your skin. And I do believe that everyone has a BUNCH of soulmates, not just one... it just depends when you meet them in your life that makes them the one you want to be with... Hopefully one day again I'll connect up with one of mine & we'll be adult enough to stick it through for the long haul.
ugh, mistyeyed, must go. ; )
ps, i LOVE this site...
-- Kathryn Sheila Kieran (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 2000.
I'd say "Yes," despite having recently been asked (by someone I love) when I proposed a romantic dinner: "Oh? Do you *do* romantic?"
Less because I *am* in-love than simply because I *have* been. So fleetngly, that in stepping back and looking at the big picture, I'm struck that the world is more full of sorrow and longing and despair (lives of quiet desperation, if you will) than true love. Any investment of beauty and joy, any touch of the romantic, is like pouring forth life-giving water amid the elusive oases.
-- Tynan (email@example.com), October 20, 2000.
I have one ex-husband and several ex-boyfriends, and am currently completely single, but I'm still a romantic. I love being in love!
-- Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 2000.
as long as we can agree that loving someone can be real, and forever, but still not mean "happy-ever-after", then yeah, i'm a romantic.
-- nicole (email@example.com), October 20, 2000.
Okay, it ain't profound, but Love is Strange.
You might say that I believe in love. I think that love is just an umbrella category for all the good things that you feel when you're with someone. I've had the sort of love where you're sure you're going down in the record books as the best couple ever, and I've had the kind where you just feel content, happy to be with that person, ready to be with them forever, even if things aren't always surrounded by a glowing halo.
Back in highschool we started breaking it down: like, lust, love and in-love. Each one was different, though usually by degrees. In-love was what you saw on TV. Love, on the other hand, was your parents. Like was very 4th grade and Lust, well, Lust just is.
-- Jas (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 2000.
Well as of my love life right now I am certainly in love :) I met my boyfried in 8th grade and we broke up like twice before it became serious. He is the best man ever! He does the sweetest things and I love him dearly!!! I never thought being in love could feel this good, and I'm so greatful I met Nelson, he's the best thing thats ever happend to me. It's like each day our love grows stronger and stronger for each other. He's great, and I love him!
-- stina is the best ever (email@example.com), December 26, 2001.