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The Busy Person's Guide To Romance / For men
No time for romance? Try RoMints: delicious, bite size nuggets of romance anyone can pull off.
Romance isn't overrated; it's wonderful. Really. But so is eating caviar off a stripper in the back of a limo (well, for some people). In terms of time, in terms of money, in terms of inclination, romance is just unaffordable in this economy, when you've got three crappy jobs and two underwater* mortgages and a Facebook page and a Twitter feed.
Casanova himself couldn't keep up with the ideals of romance set forth by today's helpful movies. Every year the gap widens between what handsome, rugged Hollywood millionaires can pull off in stunning HD—surprising you with the house of your dreams, filling your sorority lawn with daffodils, racing along the beach on horseback with your piano, risking their secret vampire identity to stop you from getting on that plane—and what little, old you can.
When you don't have time/money/inclination for romance defined by such wide-screen dreams, the risk is that you fold up your tent and do nothing at all. Out here in the post-recession real world, if romantic gestures mean hours of setup time and a limitless credit card and police permits and a crew of carpenters, it simply ain't gonna get done. But no romance at all is a dangerous game to play for any forward-thinking relationship.
Hypothetical help is on its way! If you find yourself intimidated by keeping up with the Bridget Joneses and settling for nothing instead, RoMints might be for you.
RoMints are delicious, bite size nuggets of romance anyone can pull off for tiny scraps of cash and commitment. It's not the rebuilding of the 200-year-old dream...
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