My guy doesn’t have the same idea of romance I do. Small surprise, huh?
For me, little can compare to an evening in front of the TV with a romance movie in terms of the ah factor. My guy indulges me and has watched many of them with me. There are even a few he has honestly enjoyed, such as You’ve Got Mail or Letters to Juliet.
Many a night, though, Gwynly dozes off while I sigh my way through yet another chick flick. He’s a good sport and doesn’t complain. See why I love him so much? :-)
We took a long walk this past Sunday and had a great time together. I surprised him at the end by asking him which of the action-adventure movies we own is his favorite. He didn’t have to think too hard. He’s a big fantasy fan and loves Lord of the Rings.
When I asked the question, I knew Gwynly would choose that movie. I also knew I could surprise him by offering to watch it with him.
You might be shocked, but I’ve never read the books or spent the many hours needed to view the three DVDs. All that has changed. Gwynly and I are watching the trilogy in one hour segments, and I’m enjoying the story more than I expected to.
What’s far more important than seeing the movie, though, is the time I’m spending with my hubby doing something he enjoys. I asked Gwynly if he thinks watching Lord of the Rings with me is romantic, and he said yes.
I learned something from this. Guys do romance. They just go about it differently than we gals do at times. When we figure out what our fellows consider romantic, we can reap the rewards by doing things their way for a change.
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For those of you married or dating, if you were to ask your guy what movie(s) he considers romantic, which one do you think he’d choose?
Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Have you watched it with your special someone?
Without any spoilers, I’d love to know: does LotR contain any romance?
Who’s your favorite character in LotR? I’m partial to Frodo so far.