It's a tool...? ^___^ Let me elaborate on this thought:
At this stage in life (18) I don't have commitment. I have love however. Random people I know/hang out with, friendship, and sometimes love. That warm fuzzy feeling that makes my day a bit better. :) Spread the love ! Mhh, anyways. The concept of romance. Personally it reminds me of those moments where both parties are aware of and sharing their intimacy. It can happen in whatever way, something personal... Well, it's good to offer love fluff, or a new dimension, because it adds up to the nice feelings, so that's why I referred to it as a tool. However it isn't always used intentionally : sometimes it just happens. "Magix: good feeling". It is like a tool For but also OF love. It's hard for me to believe there could be romance without love.
Romance goes hand in hand with a shared love between two people. It's a highly personal expression. If this means sharing homework together, or crying together, or pulling pranks off each other, or playing games, or offering a sweet hug after a long day, or draw (on) each other, then so be it. It's a share of what you like. Expression.
As for you guys referring to flowers, chocolates, whatever. I've never, ever considered that as something even Relevant. Those are simply gifts to me. If you think that is romance then you don't know me. I might just tell you your "kind" of love is one sided, I really don't see romance that way. Makes me want to flick that box of chocolates in somebody's face after getting the chocolates out. :P Haha, anyways. Sorry for my agression. ;)
I'm having some thoughts. Saving them for a new thread ,possibly.