The Sketchy History of Western Romance

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Romance is a very coveted thing because it feels amazing to be loved by someone. And yet, romance has yielded many sad moments in many lives. This might sound odd but if people understood what romance really is and where it stemmed from, they would never conflate it with love ever again.

The etymology of the word “romance” is Old French and it meant, “a story, written or recited, in verse…