I recently did a survey with the readers of my Wild at Heart Newsletter about their favorite romantic surprises. The results were…surprising! Counter to what a lot of advertisers would have us believe, romance doesn’t have to cost a bundle. As a matter of fact, the top two answers (about 30% of the votes) were absolutely FREE: “unexpected snuggling” and “sticking with me at a difficult time.” Here’s the breakdown.
|Sticking with me at a difficult time||15.6%|
|Flowers or other small gift||13.3%|
|Romantic card or letter||11.5%|
|Intimacy at surprising time or in surprising place||11.0%|
|Taking over task I’d rather not do||9.6%|
|Other (please specify)||3.7%|
Let me call your attention to the final row. Not a single person voted for “large gift.” I guess coming home to that Cadillac in the driveway just doesn’t do it for us! But seriously, the take home message from these results is clear. It’s what we knew all along. Romance isn’t about money. It’s about love. And love is free.