The word "romance" is used when people are attracted to each other in some way.
- Valerie loves romance.
- Roger wants more romance in the relationship with his spouse.
- Olivia and Peter have been involved in a secret office romance for three months. (office romance = a relationship at a place of work like an office.)
- Romance can lead to a broken heart.
- There’s a lot of romance at the beginning of a love relationship.
- What is a marriage without romance?
- Romance novels are very popular among women.
- Some people say that romance is overrated.
The word "romantic" is an adjective. This word can be used for people or things:
- We visited a very romantic part of France last year.
- The lighting in the restaurant is romantic.
- This music is very romantic.
- Romantic comedies are popular among people who like to watch movies.
- Romantic moments help to strengthen a relationship.
- Claudia wishes her husband were more romantic.
- Samuel has romantic ideals related to helping those who are in need. (This use of the word "romantic" refers to a person who is idealistic, seeking some form of perfection, beauty, or nobility.)
The word "romantically" is an adverb:
- Those two are romantically involved.
- They’re interested in each other romantically.
- Sarah and Isaac are romantically attracted to each other.
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February 13, 2019