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Are You a Romantic?

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It is often a stereotypical comment to say that women are more romantic then men. After a conversation with my husband over text message Friday I wondered am I really that odd? Or are there other woman that really don’t consider themselves romantics?

It seems like as a woman you are suppose to dream of your wedding day. Plan all the details of the big event down to the expensive gown. Valentine’s day is a day to profess your love and hope that your significant other buys you flowers or candy. Is it weird that I don’t feel the same way?

I never really thought about my wedding day. In fact I could have done without one. Don’t get me wrong it was nice but I find that I”m more on the “logical” side. I would have rather taken that money and gone somewhere fun or bought something worth while. I’m not the flowers and candy type of girl. Surprises and sweet gestures I love but $100 bouquet of flowers seems like such a waste of hard earned money. I would be happier with a day of no cooking and a back rub!

On the flip side my husband is the opposite, my husband is definitely the more romantic one. He is more the candles, flowers, and hearts type of guy. Meaning he would love to do all this for me, if I enjoyed it. He is a cuddler where I prefer just to be near those I love. Where my husband my be spontaneous and throw caution to the wind because of his feelings or wants. I tend to be more logical thinking things through.

So I have to ask do you consider yourself romantic? What about your significant other?

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. While I’m not really all that romantic, I do appreciate romantic gestures.

  2. I used to be – now I’m too tired from baby I have no clue how to plan v-day lol

  3. kelly willis says:

    sometimes i am a mom of 3 boys and i feel like i dont have time

  4. Colleen I am mostly in the same boat as you. I’ve never been a big romantic maybe somewhat more when I was younger but not much at all now. I just don’t see the value of spending money on flowers that will die. I would say I’m different though because I love to be spontaneous.

  5. Neither my husband nor I are really romantics, but we do show our love for each other in a lots of ways anyway 🙂

  6. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I think my fiance’ is way more romantic than I am

  7. Megan Blumenthal says:

    I am a huge romantic. I love little gifts and gestures. To me it says he is thinking about me and that is what makes me happy.

  8. I would say my husband and I are both more on the logical side. We both like to just spend time together not doing anything special. Maybe go to the grocery store or what ever errands we have. Neither of us feels the need to buy some flowers that cost and arm and a leg. We think it’s the day to day stuff that matters. For the last 24 years it has worked for us. 🙂

  9. I am definitely a romantic…I love all that mushy stuff 🙂

  10. Joni Mason says:

    I am a hopeless romantic! Unfortunately, there is no significant other right now.

  11. Susan Broughton says:

    I used to be a romantic, but after 30+ yrs it kind of goes by the wayside and thats sad

  12. Never really have been, honestly!

  13. I try to be romantic but honestly we’re both so tired after our insane weeks it just goes out the door.

  14. Melissa Macintosh says:

    I love this blog. Shelbey

  15. I try to be when I can. When you have 4 kids, the romance seems to dwindle.

  16. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving says:

    My husband is not romantic but I’m also not really into big romantic gestures and just like the small kindnesses and considerations that add up.

  17. I try to be, but feel like I have lost a bit of my sparkle.

  18. My hubby is definitely way more romantic than I am!

  19. I consider myself to be a romantic.

  20. I’m not a romantic either. I never dreamed of my wedding and I was content as a single woman. Having said that….my wedding was incredibly romantic!

  21. I would like to think I am and sometimes hubby actually has a clue about being romantic too

  22. I don’t consider myself romantic, neither is my husband. Hence the reason our marriage lacks romance. Lol.

  23. I am – hubs is but not as much as me.

  24. I definitely am but my husband not so much!

  25. We are about the same, a little romance.

  26. Julie Wood says:

    I feel the same way that you do about spending money on flowers! I do not think I want my hard earned money wasted on this. But I do love getting chocolates and a card and going out to dinner! I would say that in many ways I am very romantic!

  27. Kathy Baccus says:

    I an def a Romantic but my Husband of almost 11 years has lost almost all of his!!! Which sucks.!

  28. I’m a romantic, but not as much as a stereotypical one. I am planning my wedding now but it’s been a lot of work since I wasn’t like most little girls who planned their weddings in jr high. I do have my moments though- but my fiancee is a romantic too, so it works out.

  29. Honestly, my husband is much more of a romantic than I am. It’s true. 🙂

  30. I am SO like you too! I’d rather have dishes than diamonds, a frying pan than flowers, and a clock rather than chocolate candy. WAIT, I lied on that last one. But I am a sensible woman when spending money is in question. But even then, if we won the lottery or HAD lots of money, I’d probably still be “sensible” about it.

    The only “romantic” thing I ever want in my life is to renew our vows and have our rings and lives blessed again’. Seems like it would be so cool to do with our whole family around. I am hoping my husband takes the lead on that one someday. (tapping foot) I am WAITING!

  31. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I am definitely the more romantic of the two of us, but he will make a nice gesture once in a while.

  32. Jessica White says:

    I would say I’m a romantic, I love spending time with husband whatever it may be!

  33. I am. I love everything romance…surprises, romantic dates, getaways, flowers, chocolates. My husband is not a romantic though. I am trying to train him to be a little better 🙂

  34. Tammy S says:

    I would say I am the more romantic of the two of us. my husband does every once and a while surprise me with some special thing or moment.

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