And yet, romances fuel our imaginations and desires.Nothing says you can't have both--real-life love...On New Year's Eve, you sip your noble hot cocoa (instead of all the vodka in town) and sigh softly. The hero is especially good at whipping up omelets--though this is often true in real life. The marriage proposal happens after knowing each other for two minutes. So you see, love in a romance novel isn't too shabby! I discovered this with the sudden appearance of Sam, a boy I'd known in high school.

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In those books, you can appreciate some of the same highs of true love, but you won't need antacids.

Here are other ways in which life and a Harlequin romance differ: 1.

He's rounding a corner and so are you while carrying your many files. Remember Sandra Bullock's massive emergency need to make a #2 evacuation in Two Weeks Notice?

Crash, you drop a pile of papers, he keeps you from falling on your face, you bump foreheads, awkward laughter, spark of awareness. A kindly older person can intervene to give you some understanding of why this new guy you're dating is a total grumpus: he has an awful father; a shady lady betrayed him; maybe he was forced to watch a friend torture small animals; he accidentally shot his brother in the leg. We romance-aholics cringed because you just don't do doo-doo in romance. From the first unbuttoning of shirt, sparks fly and everything works in the bedroom.

They join Turkish Love Rats and make it the focus of their Facebook page.

They start free blogs slating off every Turkish man they know and then join numerous amounts of forums to declare to the world that all Turkish men are sleazeballs and should never be trusted.

However you may also be interested in my latest post regarding Turkish men called “My Turkish Love Letter” (November 2013) Turkish Men are once again causing heartache all over the globe.

Every year, thousands of foreign women enter Turkey and strike up a holiday romance.

You're sure of it and whimper a little as he leaves. You and the hero eat constantly and somehow stay in shape (see #6).

It's okay because you'll shuffle back to work at the bakery you manage. Even more enviable is that you avoid meal-planning by "whipping up" creative dishes from your/his long neglected pantry.

Romance happens because of coincidence or a non-romantic purpose.