It's the Romance Festival and my first poll of the month is all about utilizing romance in your roleplay! And I mean romance, not sex, you buttfaces! D:< Romance is a great way to add another plot bunny dimension to your stories. Usually when people here romance, they are expecting the entire roleplay to be nothing but "Person meets person, flirting flirting flirting, insert drama, flirting flirting, booty call. Rinse and repeat." An over saturation of predictable stuff and gratuitous mush. BUT ANY SETTING can have a romance and it doesn't need to be a big production or focus of the roleplay. Even your grimdark space scifi marines. >:] Man got a sweetie back home he's fighting for? That guy has an extra reason to fight! You wanna talk post-apocalypse disaster? You can see a romance bloom despite adversity. Zombies eating everybody you know? What a tragic romance to have your love turned, and then have to struggle with the act of killing them. Giant epic war plot with knights and stuff? Totally could have a knight in love with a partner. And don't even get me started with tragic romances, creeper romances, unrequited romances, and more! 8D Do you tie in romance to your roleplays? Be it the focus or just a small hint? How do you do it!