I have a question and some stories to go with it. I am curious to know if women really do like romance. I'm not a jerk. In fact I'm kind of a "nice guy", but I do know how to make women feel like women instead of a piece of meat. I've dated lots of girls and had 3 serious relationships. Being 24 years old, this isn't much but I like to think of my relationships having all been a big deal instead of flings. To be honest, my relationships are usually pretty serious. My last relationship was an engagement to the love of my life. We were the perfect couple. She loved what I loved, we did everything together. We were 'made to be'. She was bipolar but she had it under control for the most part. We moved in together and planned our wedding. Shortly afterward though, she began to act strangely and she started to hallucinate. After several months, it was like I didn't even know her. Sadly, she became very sick mentally and there was nothing I could do. She didn't want treatment and she slowly deteriorated. Things ended terribly and ever since, I can't seem to attract any attention. I'm not sure if it's me or what, but it seems that women don't like... in fact it seems they LOATHE romance. I've had 2 dates since my fiance, but the girls I went with did not want to see me again. I don't carry my previous relationships into the picture either. In fact, I don't even speak of it. But when I open doors for my date, they get offended. Or when I take them to a nice restaurant, they seem agitated. I asked one of my dates to dance and she just gave me a look like "yeah right". Am I doing something wrong? I've had 3 girlfriends in the past and they were all nerdy girls with bad social skills. Maybe I am a loser after all as far as dating goes? I mean, financially I'm doing very well for myself, but I think I'm pretty clueless relationship-wise. So my question simply is - Do women like romance? Or do they hate it? Are women more attracted to appearance or to who the guy is? Is money the most important thing in the world to women? I'm curious to know.