Submitted By: Olivia
What is the most powerful symbol of romance?
Honesty. I find nothing more lovable or romantic than honesty. It means that person completely trusts you and wants to be 100% truthful with you which is something that isn't always common. Couples that are comfortable with sharing absolutely anything and everything with each other and aren't afraid of judgement. I just love an honest relationship and i am so lucky to have one.
What would be your dream romantic gesture?
The things i've found the most romantic aren't necessarily the most "impressive" from an outsiders perspective. When i receive a little gift and i open it only to find it's something that i mentioned i liked AGES ago, it means they've listened and they cared. Or they take me to a cafe that i'd talked about the other week saying i'd love to go one day. Or they point something out to me and say "you love those aye!" It just makes me so happy to know that every little thing i've said over the years has been listened to and taken into consideration. Such a romantic gesture and means so so much to me.
Share a love story.
I met my partner when i was 13. he was 14. Our friend set us up as a "dare" as kids do, and we went on one expected-to-be-awful date, and shared our first kiss. Were now celebrating 7 years together and are the absolute best of friends. My partner doesn't have a family per say. He doesn't have parents that are a part of his life, and he had many traumatising events happen to him when he was younger, all linked to an awful family. When we fell in love, my family fell in love with him too. I'm blessed to have such a strong family and we are all very close. The best feeling is coming home to find my dad and my partner have gone out together for the day. Or seeing that my mum has gone for a coffee with him. Seeing my mum cry at his 21st birthday (his first EVER birthday party) and say how proud of him she was. My family is now his family and we couldn't love him anymore if we possibly tried. Before this relationship blossomed he lived 14 years of no phone calls on his birthday, no cards, no presents, and the same for Christmas. I can't believe how lovely and giving he has turned out because what he went through strays so far from a normal up bringing. I'm just so over the moon to have that man in my life.