Sure, we all love reading about impossibly romantic heroes — but sometimes the sweetest gesture of all isn't a bouquet or being swept away for a weekend (though we won't say no to any of those, Mother's Day is Sunday), it's the more meaningful, real gestures that tell us if a guy's really a keeper. Today Cynthia Ruchti, whose inspirational romance All My Belongings is out this week, talks real life romance. Take it away, Cynthia!
A relationship expert once told me, in effect, “Don’t base your assessment of the romance’s potential on the fancy dinner, fun evening and his lips’ kissability rating. Balance a checkbook with him. Go to a funeral with him. Watch how he interacts with his siblings, parents, grandparents. How does he handle stress? Grief? His menopausal mother? His toddler cousin? How does he respond when you have the flu? That will tell you whether his character is worth snuggling up to.”