"romance" 

I don't think I understand what "romance" is.

My best explanation has always been "the re-enactment of tropes from media that are socially coded as romantic". Buying flowers, doing the Lady & the Tramp pasta thing, etc. But it's just.. mimicry! Interested in others' hopefully more nuanced thoughts on this.

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"romance" 

@tty ooh, ill also add in limerence, which i think is central to most peoples understanding of romance.
Id argue that limerence doesnt have to be romantic but i think its a big part of the cultural conception of what is romance

Heres the wiki definition
Limerence is a state of mind which results from romantic or non-romantic feelings for another person and typically includes obsessive thoughts and fantasies and a desire to form or maintain a relationship with the object of love and have one's feelings reciprocated.

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