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The Romance Novel Hero that lives in the Common Man...

Updated on September 8, 2012
Every day is an ideal one.
Every day is an ideal one. | Source
We could start at Hello. It was red roses and wine at first sight. Perhaps it was me than him and after awhile nothing but sparks ignited. We can't help but love when we do it is what it is.
We could start at Hello. It was red roses and wine at first sight. Perhaps it was me than him and after awhile nothing but sparks ignited. We can't help but love when we do it is what it is.

Find out here after taking my quiz…

By: Anastasia Vaughan

There’s no secret that the number one target audience for romance novels has been publicly classified as women since the very first decade books were published under the genre. When you ask women readers if the fantasy of the romantic heroin is a realistic goal they often laugh the question off shaking their heads in a no. If romantic novels aren’t a realistic interpretation of love then why do people waste their time reading them? Perhaps the concept of the romantic heroin is realer than we care to give credit. However, if my theory that romantic heroines come to life from huge chunks of real life men coming to life across the pages of an adult fairytale fantasy than that should mean most men have qualities of the romantic hero designed to tickle the inner ideals of the average woman, even if their inner heroic qualities are squandered on a day to day basis.

If penning a completely real romance novel on the love life of (you) the average woman was the only way to survive financially could your honey live up to the expectations of a broader audience looking on your very real way of loving ? Do you have the type of love that could help you purchase lobster and caviar or would sardines and on sale can sausages be your fate? Have you ever stopped to wonder how good is your lover’s love in comparison to the lovers whose pages many women simply can’t seem to escape? Despite the cynical nature of women in relationships everywhere this quiz may help you realize your sweetheart is a little sweeter than you think. Though most women hold love stories that are much more down to earth and similar to the style that of Nora Roberts than the very exotic Danielle Steele novels what we can all agree on is that every love had a journey or a path to get there.

Aside from the rise and fall of the actions in which a classic romance novel hold that has two deeply in love passionate characters falling in love instantly, fighting a major obstacle, getting to together, breaking up and then gaining their happily ever after in the end once again there is a lot more that accessorizes with a great plot and vivid writing in a short compact romance novel. Throughout the entire novel the number 1 interest for the reader will always of course be the relationship between 2 people but the number 1 trait that any romance novel heroin has to have is concern. If your one to listen to popular media you’d be surprise to know that though media has a perception of a provider with endless pockets, the macho man who lives fearlessly, the ideal of Mr. Handsome at the end of the day with the storybook smile. Those are not the characteristic traits that readers cherish more than anything. Mere concern that occurs frequently, often, and all the time is worth its weight in book sales according to loyal romance novel readers. To think all these years I’ve felt I was truly originally yet instead of being unique I was merely average in my number 1 desire from a man. Novels of the romantic nature are often written by women who create them from the perspective of their biggest audience women as well. So with that being said what can a romance novel really teach us about the love of a man in real life?

If you know for a fact that the man that you are in a relationship with would defend your honor physically or verbally if an outsider did something to jeopardize your well being than it sounds like your already on track to having a romance novel hero at home. Ok, so it maybe unrealistic to add looks to the equation but once he is attractive to the woman as an individual that is also another good sign. Once your man is willing to grow you can definitely take bets that you probably have a considerable amount to work with. After researching all the qualities that suck readers into the genre based on the romantic heroin I decided to compose a completely originally quiz of the hero’s characteristics. See quiz below.

The Romantic Heroin Quiz…

How to tell if you have a leading man fantasies are made of in your life?

1.It is 8 PM at night and the two of you have just returned from the store. His woman has just bought a highly difficult to assemble object for the home that needs to be fixed. The two of you have been having monetary problems lately and the only way get the job done is to roll up his sleeves to step up challenge what is he likely to do? Bottom line question: Does he embrace any forms of new challenges?

A.) Always

B.) Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

2. You’ve been in a terrible accident which has left you bedridden for more than an entire month. There is just about nothing you can do to help yourself. You decided to omit the doctor’s orders that say your state is only temporary can you depend on him to take care of you? Bottom line question: Can he prove he is able and willing to be a good care taker if taking care of you is necessary?

A.) Always

B.) Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

3. You have been hanging out with some questionable people lately. None of your new friends have your best interest at heart. Would he let other’s take advantage of you?

Bottom line question: Does he have a protective nature when it comes to your well being?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

4. You often feel sad from time to time from caring the heavy load of a job you feel you are trapped in. Wanting to make a slight change in your employment you go out to find a new job and you get one. You’ll make much more money and the benefits are great. How does he react to this sudden decision? Bottom line question: Does he hold an optimistic view on life?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

5. Have you ever looked into his eyes at a moment in which you have rejected or disappointed him only to proud of what you see? Bottom line question: Does he reveal layers of a continuing deep love mixed with ongoing admiration and respect?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

6. The two of you are both working very hard to make ends meet. You Mr. Wonderful happens to make slightly more than you do. Despite making more money than you he still saves money to buy the things he loves. One month you need the money he has saved to purchase something for a loved one who has been nothing but kind to you. Will he help?

Bottom line question: Is he willing to put you above himself in acts of kindness and compassion?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

7. His integrity is challenged in a social situation he can either take the high road and be uncomfortably embarrassed or take the low road to blend in. Bottom line question: Does he chose integrity over comfort when he is faced with tough decisions?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

8. At a social event or a gathering how many people levitate to the one you love?

Bottom line question: Can you produce evidence if you have to that he is well liked or loved?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

9. Bottom line question: Does he get involved in social causes that you like or respect?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

10. You have been dating for a while now and you are getting to the point in which you suddenly feel you have met almost every friend the two of you has. What do you notice about the way other people interact with and portray feeling about your lover? Bottom line question: Does his inner circle show you that they envy or admire his greatness in character?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

11. Your stranded on an island with him. (I know cliché but I most definitely have a point bare with me)Can you count on him to do things that make the two of you stronger when working together as a team? Bottom line question: Is he resourceful in a stressful situation?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

12. You are in a crowded public place. There are only about two seats left and one of them is being occupied by you. You significant other decided to take a seat after a tired day. About five minutes later an elderly woman who looks exhausted comes in looking at his seat longingly would your sweetie give up his chair to stand for the cause? Bottom line question: Does he show respect for women even if it is at his expense?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

13. You find out some juicy gossip on your way home from work. You spill all the secrets to your honey the moment he seems interested. Later that evening you have no choice but to leave him in an isolated situation with the person who is the subject of the gossip you received and shared with him earlier. Bottom line question: Can he keep a secret especially your secrets?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

14. Bottom line question: How often do you get massages, roses, romantic dinners and or date nights that make you feel extra special based on the effort he has shown you?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

15. Bottom line question: Can you paint him as generous when describing him to others in a truthful way?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

16. The world is changing everyday and though most of us know this that doesn’t change the fact that people still take things for granted. The news is on displaying the ways in which society functions? Your relatives come over and want to have a round table discussion on how we as citizens can do more to live up to a higher standard of civic duty. A co-worker offers your Mr. Lovely the newspaper only under the condition he reads it would he? Your company is downsizing and you are worried. Bottom line question: Does he show a sense of consciousness?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

17. Bottom line question: Does he do anything cute that can be considered a idiosyncrasy to you or other people can see that can be sometimes cute/annoying?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

18. Bottom line question: On just another random day can his personality change spontaneously in your favor?

A.)Always

B.)Sometimes/From time to time it depends

C.) Never

Scoring:

Mostly A’s: Congratulations your man is the romantic savoir in which a million dreams will be launched tonight and hopefully your own. The man you are with is as close to perfection as most of on God’s green earth can get especially if he also happens to be a passion fueled romantic to boot. You are a lucky woman.

Mostly B’s: You have a good man but hey you did not need me to tell you this because chances are you already know. However, if you would like a man more in the likeness of a romance novel hero in which so many women desire and admire I’s suggest sitting him down to evaluate a few new little things that could create a little bit more spice in the love life. We applaud the both of you for finding the bliss many of us still hope to find all the same though.

Mostly C’s: Now the romantic heroin isn’t for everyone but if you want few more added perks that would come with the territory of heighten love I suggest you speak up a little bit more when it comes to getting the core of your fantasies fulfilled. Romance is different for everyone and I am pretty sure your partner must have some truly unique qualities that make the two of us the match you are on a day to day basis. You have many different types of love in this lifetime so you should keep an open mind to the idea that no one needs to understand the uniqueness of the relationship but the two people who have come together to create it.

I sincerely hope you the reader was able to enjoy my insightful little take on appreciating the beauty in the love you have at home. This article was all created in good fun and my deepest hope is that you had as much fun reading it and taking the quiz as I had putting the whole thing together.

Stay Blessed,

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