To be honest there were a few words beginning with R that I thought about using, but none I really felt could be turned in to a whole post. I thought I would give it a shot with "romance".
It's no well-guarded secret that I am, or at least consider myself to be, hopelessly romantic. I have tried several times, and I have failed several times, in that particular venture. But I actually still hold out a little hope that one day will be my day. I'm still a "hopeless romantic" though.
Romance seems to be something that has itself become, almost ironically perhaps, romanticized. Movies, books, and television give people a warped view on just what romance is, and what a relationship is. For me though that was more done by my youth. But that is another story for never. I can be considered quite charming though. This doesn't mean that you can discount my honeyed words. I always say what I mean, and mean what I say. When it comes to trying to butter people up, I fail really bad. If I say sweet things to you, I'm not trying to get in to your pants, I genuinely think and feel that way about you. If I call you pretty, to me you are, and if I call you beautiful, to me, you are.
I think this is another problem romantic people have. There are people who know just what a woman wants to hear and use that to score, multiple times. Women seem to have apprehensions about sweet and charming guys. It's hard to convince someone you're genuine. If someone doesn't believe something you say, then chances are that they aren't ever going to. There are some arguments that you just can't win.
I myself have trouble believing sweet words. I've been used and manipulated before. If you compliment me, chances are I'll question it. A few of you here have seen examples of this. I can accept that I am kind, and sweet, and gentle, but if someone says it to me, I would doubt it immediately, and wonder just what they want. This can lead me to be perhaps too cautious with other people. I have to be willing to trust. But, trust is a matter for another day.
For now, let me leave you with these words. There are some genuinely romantic guys (and gals) who really do mean everything they say to you, and about you, and are not just out for one thing, or in the case of girls, three things (you have two boobs, they each count as one thing).
I consider myself to be one of them, but whether or not I am is really up for you to decide, mahal.
PS Sorry if I've just butchered a language there.The last time I tried I was right.