5 Most Romantic Characteristics
As Valentine’s Day approaches, you might be thinking a little more about how to be romantic. While most people associate romance with knights in shining armor, a recent study by Pamela Regan and her colleagues provided some surprising insights into what's considered romantic.
They asked 120 participants to list the characteristics of “romantic love” and then analyzed the responses to find the most commonly cited characteristics. During a time of year when our cultural surroundings create expectations of flashy romanticism, the rankings from this study are a good reminder that being romantic is more about ongoing virtue than fancy chocolates and fairy tales.
Here are your top five most romantic characteristics:
- Sexual Attraction
- Spend Time Together
- Share Thoughts & Secrets
Farther down the list...
25. Do Special Things (e.g., gifts)
46. Idealism (perfect experiences)
What do you think about these characteristics? Do you think they are the key to romance?
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