Submitted By: Samantha
What is the most powerful symbol of romance?
To me there's no one grand gesture that says it all - it's the small everyday things...like my partner running out to get me icecream after a hard day, snuggling up with our cat watching TV, telling each other how much we love and appreciate each other for no particular reason at all - just because we do.
What would be your dream romantic gesture?
My dream romantic gesture would be something simple, being somewhere in the middle of nature like a beautiful beach or mountain top after a long walk, looking out at the view and being told he wants to spend the rest of his life with me (and our cat!) and asking me to marry him.
Share a love story.
My partner and I fell in love just before I was leaving to Canada...I was meant to go for a year. We decided to stay together but when I got there, I realised that 6 months or a whole year apart was too long! We spoke every day and after 3 months I came home - I told him the week I would be arriving but not the exact day. I rang the bell to his apartment at midnight and it seemed like it took forever for him to come down. I was so nervous to see him again - then he appeared through the doors and we ran towards each other and couldn't believe we were actually with each other again. We went back up to his apartment and he'd decorated the entire thing into a giant 'sheet fort' with fairy lights and candles - and since he didn't know exactly when I was arriving home so he'd kept it like that for a week beforehand waiting for me! 3 years later and still going strong.