They say romance is dead, but is that really true? The people at My Single Friend HQ have asked me to share a romantic moment, gift or rendezvous with them in a bid to win one of three fabulous ASOS vouchers.
Now while I don’t believe that romance is dead, it’s been more than a while that I’ve been on a romantic rendezvous. There have been romantic moments in my life and I do like a little stroll down memory lane and remember them. My first boyfriend, who I’ve been with for 5 years, made a beautiful CD for my birthday one year – full of songs that described our relationship. He even made a booklet and wrote a couple of sentences about each song and its meaning to him. It must have taken him ages.
I however found it utterly cringeworthy and didn’t really know how to react to it. I loved the songs and now I think it was a really romantic gesture (maybe), but back then I don’t think I was mature enough for such a deep and meaningful present. It was quite overwhelming really. The relationship didn’t last – I ran a mile when he phoned up my mum to discuss children and marriage, but I still have the CD and I won’t throw it away – because the music on it is still lovely.
What would you say: Was my CD an act of romance or just utterly cringeworthy? Also, what was the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you? I’d love to hear your stories.
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