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"Amazing how you taught these two old dogs techniques of romance after 32 years of marriage. "

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The Work of Being A Romantic Man

Français : Paris, Museum for romantic life

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Life is way too short to not be a Romantic. After all, what good does it do a man to gain the entire world and lose the only thing in life he ever really cared about? That which gave meaning to his life?

I didn’t aim at being a Romantic, I just realized over time, and with proper inspiration, that I had become one. There are characteristics of being a Romantic Man, I’d like to share with you. A Romantic Man:

  • …exercises his creativity often, in many different ways, not just in romance.
  • …takes love seriously.
  • …makes his intimate love relationship his highest priority. (Sometimes this is because, in a prior relationship, her took her for granted, and vowed never to do that again.
  • …offers romantic gestures with no agenda. (he does not give to get, he just gives. The joy of seeing how loved she feels is his reward, payment, and meaning for life.)
  • …appreciates her uniqueness.
  • …maintains a deep, spiritual connection with his partner.
  • …gives of themselves without expectations.
  • …continuously learns and grows.
  • …is just a little bit naughty.
  • …celebrates both the masculine and the feminine.
  • …celebrates sexuality.
  • pursues new and different experiences.
  • …stays in touch with his emotions.

The greatest compliment I’ve received for being a Romantic, the best compliment – ever – came from my son. Officially, he is – 2Lt. Nathan Charles Jones, Army Ranger. But to me he’s Nathan. He said, Dad, you know I got my romanticism from you Dad. I’m a romantic because of you.

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