A friend of mine told me he doesn't believe in romance. I have no problem with that basically because I'm not really sure what romance is. Why do we need it? Why does society program us to believe that no relationship can be fulfilling unless it involves romance? Actually I feel much more fulfilled in my friendships where there is stimulating conversation, laughter, support, understanding, even an occasional warm fuzzy moment and all that good stuff than in a relationship where romance is a requirement. I don't dig a man calling me and saying "I miss you. Do you miss me?" And I'd better say yes. And I better not take too long to say it otherwise he says "See, that's your problem. You don't really love me." Sorry baby, that's not my problem. That's your problem. You're the one who has this need to be loved. I'm just living my life. With my friend I don't have to wonder if he is in love with me because I know that love for me is in him and vice versa. And yes, I feel all the thrills and chills and excitement from his presence. My heart is smitten. So why do I need the worry and pain, frustration and anxiety of romance? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why do we need this thing called romance? You have to really stop and ask yourself the question before you can give someone else an honest ansswer.