9 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/09/2000 - 11:58pm. Tragic
"At first it was going to be a small ceremony, and we were just inviting family and best friends..."
"But then she starts saying that she's concerned about our future, because I'm not romantic enough. That I never write poems for her, or sweep her off her feet. I say that I love her, and she loves me, and we're happy, right? She says fine, then she wants a fairy tale wedding to make up for the lack of romance in our marriage. We're not even married yet and she wants to rent a white horse to ride away on after our wedding, to compensate for the fact that we won't be living a romance novel!"
"Man, what are you going to do? Grow Fabio hair?"
"Well, no. Call me unromantic, but when I bought the ring, I saved the recipt..."
--Two twenty-something guys overheard in a cafe
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Posted by Anne Onymous on Thu, 03/07/2002 - 11:37pm.
Archived comment by K.W.:
If life isn't a romance novel.... ^(o,O)^;;; I'm in the wrong book.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Thu, 02/14/2002 - 12:44pm.
Archived comment by Arlene:
Ken, that is so sweet & your wife is so lucky.

I think it's the little touches that makes a romance. I still get misty over the Valentine's Day present that my boyfriend gave me 2 years ago. He surprised me with 2 books on drawing, one on Anatomy for Artists & the other on Drawing Dynamically, as a surprise. They were on top of my purse, waiting for me Valentine's Day morning. It wasn't the price, it was the time & attention. It's the fact that he paid attention to something that I really wanted & he got it for me, surprised me with it. I'm getting misty just thinking about it. This year it's another book on drawing, Dynamic Anatomy, & a personalized bar of milk chocolate from Hershey's ('Women want chocolate for Valentine's Day. The TV said so.'). He's the best (for me).
Posted by Anne Onymous on Thu, 12/13/2001 - 2:21am.
Archived comment by Ken White:
It's interesting to hear that someone else is a guy who is expressly romantic married to a girl who is entirely unmoved by it at all times. I hate it. My wife is like... thanks. When I went to all the trouble. For velantines day, I had the kid out, cleaned the house, made dinner, set the table and left a trail of rose petals leading to the bathroom with milk and honey and perfumes in the tub, the WHOLE NINE. I arranged lillies and lilacs around the bathroom... It sounds ridiculous but it was supposed to be sweet. And she was into it... but not like I wanted. I think it's hard for men like that to come to terms with the fact that they (basically the 1% of men that are this way) ended up with the 1% of women who don't really get into it.
que sera sera. I love her more than anything... and she wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Fri, 10/26/2001 - 2:10pm.
Archived comment by Pooh:
Keeping the receipt doesn't guarantee getting your money back. Just ask my ex-fiance.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Thu, 09/20/2001 - 11:22am.
Archived comment by Vanessa:
That is so wrong.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Sat, 09/01/2001 - 9:47am.
Archived comment by LooLooBee:
My husband IS very romantic and I am not. He gets very upset that I don't cry and get all mushy when he gets me flowers or writes me poetry. I am just not very emotional-like that. Don't get me wrong, I love it that he does these things for me-it's part of the reason that I love him. I'm just not a mushy, shmushy person and not everyone is, especially MOST men!!
Posted by Anne Onymous on Wed, 11/29/2000 - 6:46am.
Archived comment by baddestbrains:
My wife said it best, if I wanted to marry a chic she would go lesbian. She wants a man, not a guy who cries during chic-flicks. Too bad so many women are enamoured with the hollywood image of a good relationship.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Mon, 11/20/2000 - 3:03pm.
Archived comment by Billybob:
Romance is not dead and gone.
I really really love my couch
Posted by Anne Onymous on Sun, 11/19/2000 - 4:23pm.
Archived comment by boB:
Actually, Molly, there are two extremely good reasons to keep a receipt for an engagement ring, and I am keeping both of them in mind if I ever purchase one.

1. She says 'no.'
2. Insurance records.

A third reason is basically the one represented by the overheard men - if the engagement doesn't work out, the ring may be returned.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Tue, 10/31/2000 - 7:44am.
Archived comment by Molly:
I totally agree with love and devotion over trivial romance, but if this jack ass kept the receipt to an engagement ring, he obviously hasn't a clue how to appreciate someone. Sorry for the rant, but I almost married someone who treated me like the couch: you like it, you know it's there, but you wouldn't notice or appreciate it unless it got up and left.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Mon, 10/30/2000 - 12:24pm.
Archived comment by Tygrkatt:
That chick needs to get her head out of the clouds. Life is *not* a romance novel, and never will be. Get a grip girl and be glad that you have found and man who (I presume) loves you and can be a friend and partner to you. *That* is what marrige is about. Not poetry and roses every day.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Fri, 10/20/2000 - 12:55pm.
Archived comment by The Laughing God:
I can't say I blame him. It seems anymore that simple things like love and loyalty aren't good enough. Tragic so many people seem to be looking for something that they'll probably never find.
Posted by Anne Onymous on Wed, 10/11/2000 - 2:55am.
Archived comment by Ashe Parker:
When you look up "ouch" in the dictionary... This is the definition.
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