Popular culture paints a confusing picture about men and romance. Harlequin romance novels and romantic comedies always feature romantic heroes who make huge efforts or sacrifices to show the object of their affections how deep and passionate their love it.
Even in less extravagant gestures than the lion-cloth clad men who grace the covers of trashy romance novels, there’s Jack letting Kate live by getting into the water in Titanic. There’s Richard Gere, ascending a fire escape to proclaim his love for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. There’s John Cusak, Say Anything, the boom box – need I say more?
Where have all the romantic men gone?
The specter of the man who makes oversized romantic gestures for women is alive and well in Hollywood- but what about in your neck of the woods? Are there any romantic types in your city? Keep reading to find out!
According to some psychologists and counselors, romance for a man really begins with strong communication and your undivided attention. Showing your partner that he can trust you, that you are listening, that you are engaged, and establishing eye contact can help create a safe feeling of intimacy and romance with your man.
10 cities in the U.S. with the most romantic men
Here’s a of the 10 cities in the United States that are most full of romantic men. Their “Top 10 Cities to Find a Romantic Man” are:
- San Francisco, CA
- Portland, OR
- Austin, TX
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Hartford, CT
- Boston, MA
- Seattle, WA
- New York, NY
- Los Angeles, CA
- Washington D.C.
What do you think of the cities where the most romantic men in the United States can be found? Have you dated a romantic guy in one of these locales? Is your city missing from the list, but your man is the world’s biggest Casanova? Let us know!
Romance is different for everyone
Of course, with subjective lists such as these, it can be easy to forget a simple truth: everyone expresses emotions, especially those linked to complex topic like romance, in unique ways. What one person considers a grand romantic gesture, others may think of as the bare minimum. Men don’t always consider the same things to be romantic that you do, but there’s generally one thing that he will associate with intimacy. However, it’s important to keep in mind that physical intimacy is not the same as a romantic closeness.