Submitted By: Jenny
What is the most powerful symbol of romance?
The look. That look he gives you that no one else can in that particular way. I love the way my partner looks at me.
What would be your dream romantic gesture?
A surprise adventure away, just us two exploring a new place we haven't been to and enjoying some great food.
Share a love story.
Our story is the cliche Ponsonby night out with friends. I had been single for a while and resorted to reading a self-help book a few weeks earlier while I was on the beach. The author talked about how it's okay for a female to approach a male and start a conversation. So, that I did! I saw him from across the dance floor and approached him to use the worst pick up line I could think of: "Excuse me, do you have the time? He smiled and told me. I introduced myself and asked for his name, when he said "Justin" I laughed and said "Just in time!" We sat outside the bar and talked until closing time. He stole the first kiss from me on Ponsonby Road. We drove around Auckland city and walked along Mission Bay. I dropped him home but we just sat in the car and talked until the sun rose. I loved getting to know him then and six years later, we still talk for hours now. I am so fortunate to have someone who loves me in the way that he does. For one anniversary I bought him a watch and had my pick up line engraved on the back.