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Why Do Ladies Like To Read Romance Novels?

i realize after so much research that ladies like to read romance novels that portrays its imagery .they can go through sleepless nights just to finish reading it and opt for more,   or am i wrong??

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I have always been in love with Romance Novels. When i was younger like when i was in middle school. . . . i read alot of AA romantic novels. Then in highschool i really got into novels by Quentin Carter. Then my sophomore year i started reading Zane books and Around the Way girls. And i have been obsessed ever since.

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Women are reading romance novels because you guys are not supplying the romance for them in real life! Simple and short. Don't like it? Why not take her to a classy restaurant or surprise her with a bouquet and a boat ride without expecting a guaranteed screwing later on for your efforts? Why not write (or if you can't write, read) poetry to her? How about a foot massage? I'm not even talking about singles now, I'm talking about married couples. Some Naija couples just make me want to cry for them. Such a lack of love and romance it breaks my heart. Then the man will be wondering why his wife treats her hallowed place like a maximum security prison and the wife will be wondering why he's cold.

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Reading is a good habit. Especially for a Nigerian.

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[color=#550000][/color][/font][font=Lucida Sans Unicode] i thaink God for giving us the initiative 2 start this thread oh, my sister has been an addict for almost 20yrs. right now i'm currently googling rehabs that handle such cases. i still cant understand how an adult in her right senses will read over 800 romances all with the same damn story line. girl meets guy, girl thinks guy is an a-hole, guy does something nice (i.e. saves her life or gives her a good roll in the hay) then girl falls in love with guy and they live happily ever after. personally i think it makes babes lose touch with reality and creates serious problems 4 guys cos they expect us to act like those impersonal tall, dark and handsome zombies. and they always make the girls look so down to earth and real with their various faults and issues. ok i confess i was also an addict but i've long been delivered. Praise The Lord!!!!!!!!!

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Right from Secondary school days, i always see romance novel in the hands of the female, even my younger sister is nt an exception from it, they jst love reading it. i wonder! expecting us to emulate such character in the novel. i also get to understand that women love reading alot.

Abeg mke una read, because a girl i was going out a certian period of time was not romantic, i get 2understand that she does not hv the opportunity to read romantic novel.

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wht are we supposed to read before,  ali baba and the forty thieves? ;d

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To achieve in the dream land of fantasy what the storm of reality deprives them.

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Girls can deceive themselves,they read enough but find it difficult to Practicalize it.

Remember ACTION Speaks louder than ,

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@TRENDY, Wats ut where are u in PH.i,m at Rumuigbo,08032685727.my name is Timothy

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Ladies like Romance novels, love films, that most times they dont put into practice?

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"most" ladies don't read romance novels, because most ladies don't read as a hobby at all (sadly). I love to read novels, and i love ROMANTIC novels, not ROMANCE novels. Mr. Habumaks, note the difference. ROMANCE novels are infantile and silly at best.

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The reason is we want to know why (most) ladies like reading Romantic Novels gbam!!

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Hey carmeliliy, long time no hear. Hope u know who. Will send u a mail now.

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The main reason why ladies read romantic novels is because in real life, potentially and romantic men and eligible bachelors are becoming harder to find these days. Also the criteria that was used in those days to determine such category of men/bachelor in this age of ours is no longer valid or rather outdated . This makes most ladies look in the wrong places only 2 end up not finding what they r looking for and then find solace in reading those romantic write ups.

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i second that! even women don't understand women!

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Ladies in da house, SPEAK OUT

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What kind of novel do you expect them to read. We women don't like war, western, action and that sort. You say fantasies in romance are not real. War, western etc, are not real to your environs.

Romance is real.

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It was all about the sex for me.

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romance is, when a bad writer thinks hard enough to sell another silly story(in thick Paperback) or rake in billions(like, umm, Microsoft) with that allien flick meant for and seriously targeted @ minors,

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I feel guys shud read more of romance novels. it helps them to understand the female mind.

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They read novels a lot and when they meet a guy they expect him behave like Mr. All Romantic in their novel fantasy world. Wake up from thy slumber!

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ur making a whole lot of sense

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I might be wrong, but this is the reason, from my own perception.

Ladies like being drawn into that make-believe world of guys with perfectly sculpted sun tanned brown muscled bodies and whatever-color of eyes and all of that. They blush and shriek and wail at a book. I read novels also, but I'd rather read mysteries, a little horror, and crime fiction. Definitely not romance. It also has to do with how emotional one is. That's one reason romance novels do not exactly appeal to me.

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Not all ladies enjoy romance novels. I consider them an absolute waste of time.

But some people on the other hand, read them because they have nothing better to do.

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yea.,.,.,its more like getting the warm fuzzy loving feeling which is so difficult to get in the real world. When most ladies were much younger they think that its what their future will hold too. Older and wiser you know such books just bring out the feeling which remains unfulfilled in reality

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so that they will get unrealistic ideas about romance

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its not all ladies who read romance novels.,.,.,but i guess its just because of their fragile minds

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I observed it too. Well i've neva read one so i can't imagine what they get in them but i guess it's just some collection of fantasies.

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Because they like fantasy and lies

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i wonder why they keep reading them when it's always the same thing that happens(at least the romance aspect),

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It is in their nature

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No wonder there aren't many successful women writers as compared to their male counterparts. Except for JK Rowlings who happens to be the best female writer ever, and guess what? : she is not even a romance author. Romance is too shallow for any serious minded individual. Yet I see so many ladies dying for them.

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I rarely read novels.

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Ladies read romance novels because it takes them to fantasy island, Wake up ladies!!!!! All that romeo, prince story crap will not work in real life. Only .001% of the population will meet their soulmates in this lifetime. All the candles, beach walks, exquisite dinners and all the "stories" in romance novels  will not happen for a lot of people so stop dreaming and stop holding on to fantasies!!!

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1.what kind of research exactly?

2. maybe there should be the word "some" before the word "ladies" here

3. that portrays what imagery?

i hate romance novels. boring and predictable. juvenile most of the time.

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Its not just ladies that reads romance novels,men do too. I often read romance novels myself and i find them quite interesting.

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Yes I agree with you every woman have stages they are in life the younger ones are more unrealistic the older and wiser the more realistic because of experience and knowledge. It is like watching romance movie which many tends to forget that it is only acting most have been carried away by such fiction

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emotions and all that. a guy will be rather interested in espionage, war, action.

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As we can't read princesses and fairy tales any more, Romantic novels are like d grown up version to replace them.

Plus every lady likes something that can suck them into that colourful dreamy state, cuz we are more intouch with our emotions . . . etc

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