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Good question. I think i don't like the word "romance" because it tends to describe over the top gestures, flowery language and just all around disingenuous behavior.
I like it more when love is expressed through honest actions. Like if a girl says something to comfort me when I'm sad and i just know i can trust her and she'll protect me when i feel down. Or if she provides motivation or believes in me, and i know i can look to her for strength.
Those things blow romantic out of the water.0