Melanie is the host of SYW
In your opinion, do May/December romances ever work?
I think it’s not the timings that decide the fate of a romance but the genuineness of the feelings. True love may strike in August or January, even. The thing to do is to examine the feelings closely and not get swept away with the holiday spirit.
What physical action or gesture do you find romantic?
I find genuine gestures of care romantic. For example, giving someone their gloves to keep their hands warm when it’s freezing or offering to cook dinner when the other person is not feeling up to it. Anything that shows that the other person loves with all their heart.
What is your idea of a romantic dinner?
Dinner cooked by someone else or paid for by someone else. Don’t expect me to cook your dinner, over a hot stove for hours and serve it in candlelight. That would just kill the idea of romance.
Is ‘love’ a real ‘thing’ or merely a physical-chemical response and brain activity pulling our emotional strings?
It can be both. The lasting kind has the right chemical reactions backed up with a lot of affection. Pure chemistry doesn’t make the relationship strong. I really don’t believe in love at first sight because one needs to know a person to love them. ( This is my personal opinion)
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always optional)
How do you show your loved ones that you love them?
(image borrowed from Rory, an awesome bloke!)
I care for them, more than I care for my own comfort. I listen to them when they need an ear and support them when they need a shoulder to lean on. And give a good talking to when it’s needed.