i think i like romances more in shojo/shonen manga/kid’s shows and movies (as vs most american shows) because it’s closer to how i like relationships. much more pure and about respect, trust, working together, mutual tacit understanding, etc rather than about bodily urges, which is what most american tv shows and movies seem to jump to, as if physical intimacy is what constitutes a “real” relationship. i prefer the innocence, thanks. plus, i feel like the relationships are much more fleshed out when you have to depict nuances and dialogue or little actions to show care, rather than hey, let’s plaster these people all over each other or make innuendos or eyes at each other all the time, which shows very little character development. blech.