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  • Mina

    June 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm, Reply

    (I'll start) I love rainy evenings and staying in with a loved one to marathon my favorite shows. πŸ™‚

  • elayne reyes

    June 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm, Reply

    romantic for me is just cuddling with my boy while it's raining outside and then start reminiscing our past. πŸ™‚

  • stupidcupid

    June 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm, Reply

    Tucking me to sleep, holding my hand during a nerve-wrecking moment, whipping me a cup of coffee, handind over my slippers, dancing in the kitchen, talking late at night on the phone, and asking permission from my parents – that's romantic. It's the little things that get me.

    • Mina

      June 30, 2013 at 10:08 am, Reply

      Left a comment on your blog! πŸ™‚

  • meimei ulang

    June 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm, Reply

    Romantic? It's like doing little things for the one you love. It's hearing his/her voice first thing in the morning saying goodmorning and before the day ends with a "goodnight". I love how two people share their umbrella in the rain, reminds me of someone. <3

  • Pamela Deontoy

    June 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is an intensity feeling that leaving me walking on air! A feeling that giving me ggosebumps ang making me speechless at the moment :))

  • Bee

    June 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm, Reply

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  • HariNgBuwan

    June 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is when my man bravely goes to the "romance" section of a bookstore (ignoring the weird look the women gives him), buy the book he knew I would love, spend hours waiting in line to get the book signed by my favorite author, then give it to me as a surprise gift. And in return, he would only ask one thing. To see me smile. πŸ™‚

  • bb.kahel

    June 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm, Reply

    Romantic is not searching for tangible things. Romantic for me is falling in love with him, just because of his sweet words and his simple actions, like opening doors, texting you early in the morning. Romantic is seeing the things you never thought you were looking for.

  • Jan Kristia A. Bacerra

    June 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is when he remembers the little details that i tell him, when he never fails to greet me every morning and the way he never hesitates to hold my hand or hug me even if i'm sweaty or bagong gising or di naka ayos thank you Mina V. Esguerra and Summit Books !!!!

  • jes de leon

    June 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm, Reply

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  • iamjakeey

    June 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm, Reply

    Romantic is a word for a person who's willing to do everything for their love ones. For me, the word "romantic" is a gesture to show their love for someone like having a candlelit dinner with the one you love, dancing aimlessly under the blue moon, serenading and such. And definitely, romantic is someone who gives much efforts and has their own way of making the special someone

  • Ann Lalaine Uy

    June 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm, Reply

    Romantic is a sign that your in love. That, if he/she takes you to any place you'll still feel the passion of being in love. When you eat street foods with him/her, when he/she takes you to a cheap amusement parks, etc. It does not matter. As long as your with him/her you'll feel the romantic. :)))

  • Anonymous

    June 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is when someone do something silly, ridiculous or absurd things for the one they love. Romantic people is usually those tough and they're unaware to their acts. When you're madly in love, you're being romantic for someone you truly love.

  • jenny vecina

    June 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm, Reply

    Romance is the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person associated with love.

  • Lerisa Fuensalida

    June 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is not always just about how extravagant a person's gift or surprise is to his/her special someone. It's about the sincerity of the person in making you feel his/her pure and genuine love and care. It can be through words, action or both. For me, it can be as simple as a guy holding my hands, looking straight into my eyes, confessing his feelings for me. "It's the

  • Nicole Santos

    June 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm, Reply

    Everyday with him is romantic. Having him and doing the simplest things were enough to be classified as romance.

  • Preppy Monique

    June 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm, Reply

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  • Preppy Monique

    June 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm, Reply

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  • Preppy Monique

    June 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm, Reply

    What is Romantic for me? It is when I look in his eyes and feel that all things are possible, that there's nothing I could ask for and that I can be completely myself w/ him. ^___^

  • Anonymous

    June 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm, Reply

    For me Romantic is like you are transcending into the clouds or heaven. Like no other great and sweet disposition on earth just being in love. dreaming in a dream.all seems so perfect and right. &lt;3<br />

  • Anonymous

    June 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm, Reply

    Romantic is the stopping of time and the feeling like everything doesn&#39;t matter except for the two of you. :))))

  • Joanna Mae

    June 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm, Reply

    Romantic has always been the effort to make someone feel special. It&#39;s especially remembering even the trivial details of the relationship πŸ™‚

  • HariNgBuwan

    June 21, 2013 at 5:02 am, Reply

    Romantic for me is when he smiled after he caught me staring at him. Then, he walked to me and sat next to me to chat. πŸ™‚

  • Mina Hochman

    June 21, 2013 at 8:16 am, Reply

    Romantic is nothing fancy just doing simple chores together and realizing you both enjoy it because you spend time with each other.

  • Cherubim Cassandra Paula Javier

    June 21, 2013 at 11:57 am, Reply

    Romantic is feeling is feeling an extreme sense of joy. Romantic is doing things for someone, even the littlest things, that you know will make his/her happy. Romantic is appreciating love, loving love and life. Romantic is absolute joy.

  • Anne Encelan

    June 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm, Reply

    ng gigising ka ng umaga at bubulaga sa pintuan mo yung mahal mo,he&#39;ll just kiss you on the lips kahit di ka pa mag toothbrush and will tell you you&#39;re the most beautiful girl. πŸ™‚

  • Anne Encelan

    June 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm, Reply

    Romantic. Yun yung gigising ka ng umaga at bubulaga sa pintuan mo yung mahal mo, then he&#39;ll just kiss you on te lips kahit di ka pa nag t-toothbrush and will tell you you&#39;re the most beautiful girl… πŸ™‚

  • Alexandra Denise Consing

    June 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm, Reply

    It&#39;s when no distance is too far, no time is too long, and no one can ever separate them. Knowing that you&#39;re always better together and knowing the moment you wake up, you&#39;re still in love with the same person and you still get butterflies in your stomach like it&#39;s the first time you met him/her. πŸ™‚

  • Kei Cy

    June 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm, Reply

    It is romantic for me even how moody you are, how many times you push someone away but still decided to take care of you. Also even how unworthy you look at yourself still he/she will look at you like someone should be treasure.

  • Ela de Castro

    June 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm, Reply

    Some people might say Romantic is when a guy is giving them flowers,chocolates,teddy bears all those material stuffs and going to expensive restaurants, set by the sunsets. But for me. Romantic is when a guy tells you his true feelings for you and eat takeout in your house and watch a funny movie and hold each other&#39;s hand while sleeping. πŸ™‚ That&#39;s what romantic is for me πŸ˜‰ – Rafaela de

  • Bheng Ochea

    June 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is when he loves me and I love him. It&#39;s what matter most.

  • Cathryn Kay Mendoza

    June 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm, Reply

    ROMANTIC… simply something that makes me smile and feel the love at the same time… Happiness as long as Love is combine.. that is romantic

  • Nicole Kwon

    June 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm, Reply

    Romantic is when the one you love is always with you, doing something uncertain or odd, and the smile on both of your face is like a permanent one. Its like nothing matters except for the both of you.

  • sayree

    June 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is, when its CAN&#39;T EAT,CAN&#39;T SLEEP, REACH FOR THE STAR, OVER-THE-FENCE, WORLD SERIES thing with that person. Also when you feel those BUTTERFLIES in your stomach every time you&#39;re around him/her or just thinking about HIM/HER.

  • Janine San Diego

    June 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm, Reply

    Romantic is like reading/watching a love story with your special someone. Even if it&#39;s not his thing and he finds it corny, he&#39;ll stay just to be with you &lt;3

  • Mary Angie Ecto

    June 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm, Reply

    Romantic is just a seven-letter word. A feeling many girls are dying just to have a piece of it, and a feeling a lot of guys wants to cause to the one they love.

  • katricecabatingan

    June 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm, Reply

    for me romantic is making you have feelings of love and excitement orsomeone who is romantic tends to believe that things are better or more exciting than they really are. t.y :))<br />

  • Erika Hazel Tsai Ty

    June 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm, Reply

    Some people equate romance with flowers and chocolates, some equate romance with that kind of we&#39;re-not-meant-to-be-yet-we-can&#39;t-help-but-love-each-other kind of chase. Others say that being romantic means huge teddy bears, public declarations of love through dancing and singing, or even, that bad boy desperately chasing after that goody-two-shoes kind of girl love story. For me, romantic

  • dementedtina

    June 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm, Reply

    Romantic is when a person does something unexpectedly sweet gestures because they don&#39;t usually do it. Also, when they do something for you simply because they want to see your genuine, dazzling smile :))

  • Nikka Areum

    June 23, 2013 at 9:13 am, Reply

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  • Nikka Valenzuela

    June 23, 2013 at 9:17 am, Reply

    Physical contacts, material things, all those gestures.. yes it&#39;s romantic. But for me, what&#39;s more romantic is when you&#39;re walking the streets with the one you love, no holding hands, with that silence that never seems to be awkward– that contented and complete feeling inside you, knowing that in every path you&#39;ll take, the two of you are together. It&#39;s not about showing

  • reizei kyoko

    June 23, 2013 at 11:30 am, Reply

    Romantic? hmm para sken wlang specific na gawin para maging romantic, kse sapat na yung palagi syang nandyan sa tabi mo para suportahan at never kang iiwan anuman ang mangyari kasi para sa kanya walang imposible basta magkasama kayo πŸ™‚

  • Katrina Lyn Flores

    June 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm, Reply

    For me, Romantic is something that you can feel by one&#39;s actions towards you. Like for example, holding your hand and strolling in the park with him or her. Romance can physically or mentally affect our life. That feeling where you will say that &quot;If this was a dream, I wish I never wake up.&quot; or &quot;I&#39;m so lucky to have a moment like this.&quot; Romantic is something that can

  • Munik Barz

    June 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm, Reply

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  • Baby Thea

    June 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is that when the man you love, loves you back and shows how he cares for you and he&#39;s expressing his love to you not just through words but through action. And also when the guy randomly hugs you from the back and says he loves you very much and when he respects you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

  • Xianthe Minerva Pimentel

    June 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm, Reply

    just being there for someone you love πŸ˜‰ &lt;3

  • Angelique Nicole Santos

    June 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm, Reply

    Being romantic is shown not just in sweet messages or luxury gifts. By just a mere message, asking him/her how s/he&#39;s doing or if s/he has already eaten is a way of expressing your love and care. By spending time with the person you love, you can already show how much you value him/her. It&#39;s not just the gifts, it&#39;s the effort and sincerity – no matter how big or small it is, that

  • Anonymous

    June 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm, Reply

    wow πŸ™‚ i love reading books written by mina v. esguerra &amp; marla miniano they are great writers :))

  • aira jane landicho

    June 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm, Reply

    I want to join :))) mina esguerra was a great writer :)<br />&lt;3 &lt;3

  • aira jane landicho

    June 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm, Reply

    ROMANTIC for me is something that someone special did. Simple things could be romantic but the ones with effort is priceless. It is not just about hugs or kisses just to be romantic. For me it is something that makes me happy with butterflies-in-my-stomach-feeling. :))

  • Nina Bianca De Jesus

    June 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm, Reply

    Romantic is when we are each others&#39; source of happiness. It is not always about grand gestures. It is the little details and things that matter. Romantic is when he can make you smile in the middle of your crying or he&#39;ll do any silly or peculiar activity with you. Romantic is when he is proud to have me and afraid to lose me. πŸ™‚

  • Kate Zuniga

    June 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm, Reply

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  • Kate Zuniga

    June 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm, Reply

    Romantic is being in love. You do things you don&#39;t do normally because of being romantic. For the sake of love β™₯

  • Loise Deala

    June 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm, Reply

    Romantic is when you feel contented and happy with your partner. It is a feeling that makes both of you feel lucky to have each other- without thinking what other people will say. It is also a treasured feeling that every girl wants to feel when the right time and the right person comes to her life.

  • Janne rivera

    June 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm, Reply

    It is romantic if it isn&#39;t a cliche. When he is willing to spend a lifetime earning your trust than just giving you butterflies πŸ™‚

  • NiΓ±a Therese Baguio Gomez

    June 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm, Reply

    It takes great care, forethought, and creativity to be truly romantic. If you want to be romantic, then you have to find an unexpected and exciting way to express your love for another person.

  • Brail Baldelomar

    June 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm, Reply

    For me, romantic is when the person you love/like will put an effort in everything he&#39;ll do just to prove his love for you.

  • Lianne Rose

    June 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm, Reply

    Romantic is spending your lifetime with someone special even in the trashbin. I mean it doesn&#39;t matter where but with who you&#39;re with. Its when the battle is about the two of you against the world and he&#39;s still willing to fight for you, just to be with you. &lt;3

  • Victoria peΓ±aflorida

    June 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm, Reply

    Romantic? it is when you love an imperfect person perfectly πŸ™‚

  • Jonna Lee

    June 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is when a person makes you feel special without doing anything special. πŸ™‚

  • arlene may Alabado

    June 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm, Reply

    Romantic?? for me it is when someone prove to you how special you are, not in words but on everything he do to make you happy.

  • Hazel Sarah V. Guese

    June 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is when you do something unexpected for that someone. Also, it&#39;s romantic when you don&#39;t show or act around people (PDA) how inlove you are with each other yet they can feel how much you are inlove with each other.

  • Trish

    June 25, 2013 at 12:28 am, Reply

    Romantic has nothing to do with the place, the time– the setting. For some, it&#39;s the elaborate gestures, the bouquet of flowers, the kneeling on one knee as he proposes, then the lights will slowly open everywhere, or sunsets while holding hands. But for me, it could be just the simple I Love You texts that wakes me up in the morning, or his face lighting up every time we meet, or the cute

    • Mina

      June 30, 2013 at 10:05 am, Reply

      Please check your FB messages! Sent you one πŸ™‚ Check your &quot;other&quot; folder too!

  • Kneesa Cruz

    June 25, 2013 at 12:35 am, Reply

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  • Kneesa Cruz

    June 25, 2013 at 12:37 am, Reply

    Being Romantic is not just about doing cheesy stuffs for your partner. Even simple gestures and a little touch of care could bring endless romantic feeling especially if you are a girl. For me, a simple back hug would do the trick. Or maybe just sitting under the tree feeling the breeze while you are leaning on each other is enough to be romantic. No more money or extra effort needed. β™₯

  • Ghirlie Kilario

    June 25, 2013 at 1:24 am, Reply

    Romantic is about the unexplainable feeling of love. The butterflies you get the next time you&#39;ll see him. That feeling of contentment of hugging him. No words, just a tight hug is enough to complete the night. That every little or stupid or weird or creepy or extraordinary he does, it will still be romantic for you. Only the two of you knows how it feels. As long as you could do anything and

  • Kimberly Bacorro

    June 25, 2013 at 2:05 am, Reply

    Romantic is a characteristic most women want their partner to be. It is expressing their feelings in their own different way. Romantic is a synonym of strange. Why strange? Because you are unfamiliarized in doing it and it just comes out with you especially when you want to express your love or affection towards your opposite. You just find out yourself being pecular.

  • dyiane

    June 25, 2013 at 7:53 am, Reply

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  • dyiane

    June 25, 2013 at 7:55 am, Reply

    It&#39;s not about the material things. It&#39;s about keeping you feel LOVED, RESPECTED and SECURED. That&#39;s what you can say ROMANTIC. It&#39;s not just about the romance. IT IS THE PASSION TO KEEP THE RELATIONSHIP BURNING. It&#39;s not everyday you can find a partner who wants to have you for KEEPS. πŸ™‚

  • Rexiene Borilla

    June 25, 2013 at 8:12 am, Reply

    Romantic is a feeling you feel towards the one you love. No matter how &quot;corny&quot; his jokes are, if you love the guy, you&#39;ll still find it funny and everything that he will do for you, even if its the simplest of things, you&#39;re going to appreciate it and feel romantic towards his actions.

  • TineJussss

    June 25, 2013 at 8:56 am, Reply

    Being romantic is not about the physical aspects of a person nor his or her stand in this life. It is about accepting all that is, has been, will be, and will not be… It is a rare feeling that makes two people feel secured and safe in each other&#39;s arms…

  • Lou Villarino

    June 25, 2013 at 10:56 am, Reply

    You have one day to be with each other. Watch movie with your partner. You exchanged &#39;I love you&#39; before going to sleep.

  • Kristal Jade Naguit

    June 25, 2013 at 10:59 am, Reply

    Being romantic is not about hugs, kisses, material things, and expensive dates. For me, it&#39;s talking about your plans and dreams for your future under the moonlit stars. πŸ˜‰

  • Chona Robles

    June 25, 2013 at 11:15 am, Reply

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  • Chassy Cortes

    June 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm, Reply

    What&#39;s romantic is when your guy ditches his friends (during a night out) and shows up with a pack of tampon on your doorstep when you have your period without you telling him to. It&#39;s very romantic when men do things they are detest. But for you, they&#39;d be more than willing to be your knight-in-shining armor in times when you find yourself in distress. Tampon and guys just don&#39;t

  • Kristelle Dianne Guntinias

    June 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm, Reply

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  • Kristelle Dianne Guntinias

    June 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is seeing his smile everytime he looks at me πŸ˜€

  • carl jonathan pena

    June 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm, Reply

    Romantic ? For me romantic is when the bad boy turns to a good boy for you and he change his miserable life for you . For me that is romantic .

  • philippineartisan

    June 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is staying with each other side by side doing nothing but having random thoughts of what you missed about each other after being apart for quite sometime.

  • jerellt

    June 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm, Reply

    Romantic is reminding that one person you wake up with every morning, that spending the rest of your life with him/her is the best decision you’ve ever made. πŸ™‚

  • Abbie Gaile Banawa Gigante

    June 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm, Reply

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  • Abbie Gaile Banawa Gigante

    June 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm, Reply

    What&#39;s romantic for me is just being able to share the same space without having to really entertain each other- just being comfortable enough to share the space in peace and quiet. It is also enjoying the little, together with the big, things you do together.

  • Abbie Gaile Banawa Gigante

    June 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm, Reply

    It is just being able to share the same space w/o having to really entertain each other-being comfortable enough to share the space in peace &amp; quiet.

  • Gaara Kishimoto

    June 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm, Reply

    Romantic, for me, is a word to describe someone who puts effort in making you smile when you&#39;re sad. Romantic people aren&#39;t those persons who are just words, they&#39;re the one who really put actions in what they say. Words aren&#39;t really what matters but the way you know they&#39;re concerned about you is what I call &quot;romantic&quot; -Zyrene Badua xD Just in case πŸ˜›

  • Charlene Ilog

    June 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm, Reply

    Romantic is being certain that there are things time and fate can wipe away but true love is an undeniable exception.

  • babyshy

    June 27, 2013 at 11:05 am, Reply

    Romantic is when 10 years into the marriage, after three kids, and thousands of miles apart, you still have someone who believes in your dreams, who never fails to say I love you over skype and emails, who never fails to say how beautiful you are in his eyes, and still makes the future exciting and so worthwhile. &lt;3

  • Chona Robles

    June 27, 2013 at 11:40 am, Reply

    Romantic is being with that &#39;special someone&#39; who knows all your flaws, mistakes and weakness and still thinks your completely amazing.

  • Cherry Mae Joy Magbanua

    June 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm, Reply

    Romantic for me is giving time to your love ones even if your too busy..enjoying the little time you have and makes her/him smiles even in smallest way:)

  • Journalist in the Making

    June 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm, Reply

    Romantic is doing simple things with big effort &lt;3 That&#39;s how you make someone love you. That&#39;s romantic πŸ™‚

  • Pau A

    June 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm, Reply

    Romantic is when he introduces me with his family and asks permission to my parents just to court me. πŸ™‚

  • Marie Patricia Mendoza

    August 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm, Reply

    Romantic is enjoying something with the one you love. πŸ™‚

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