Monday, August 7, 2017

Celebrating Romance Awareness Month with a New Release and Giveaway

Jean C. Gordon here celebrating Romance Awareness Month (August) with some fun data about modern-day romance and a giveaway of my latest book, Reuniting His Family, which is in stores now.

A couple of years ago,, a romance social network, surveyed more than 2,300 Americans, including both singles and people in committed relationships. Here are some of their thoughts about modern-day romance:
  • 71% said their significant other is romantic, while only 41% of singles on the dating scene say the same about their "other."
  • 59% of couples said they’re satisfied with the amount of romance in their lives, whereas only 20% of singles said the same.
What’s people deem "romantic" changes as their status moves from "single" to "in a relationship."
  • Couples preferred a "hug and a kiss" (41%) over a romantic candlelit dinner (39%) as the most romantic gesture from their partner.
  • Singles, on the other hand, preferred a candlelit dinner (44%) over a hug and a kiss (32%).
  • And while taking out the garbage without being asked is appreciated, only 2% of couples and singles, respectively, said this qualifies as the most romantic thing their partner could do. 
Americans agree that romance is important.
  • 78% of those polled agreed that they consider romance in a relationship to be "very important."
  • 20% said it is "somewhat important" and only 2% say it is "not important." 

Now for your chance to win Reuniting His Family (Print or eBook; winner's choice). What do you find romantic? I'll pop back Wednesday morning and post the randomly selected winner in the comments.

A Father's Promise

Rhys Maddox wants nothing more than custody of his two sons. Released from prison after a wrongful charge, the widowed dad will do anything to bring his boys home where they belong. But that doesn't include falling for their former social worker. Now leading an outreach program for families in transition, Renee Delacroix can't escape the tall, dark and intriguing single dad…or his adorable little boys. But Rhys is determined to go it alone. Until one incident that may cost him what he wants the most. Now it's up to Renee to save him…if she can make him see she's just what he needs to complete their forever family. 

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  1. Interesting post, Jean. I had no idea that it was national Romance Awareness month. I love the statistics. Congrats on the new release.

  2. Thanks, Mary. I love all kinds of statistics.

  3. Interesting poll, Jean. And, sincere congrats on your latest release.

  4. Interesting survey. I'm single and would prefer the hug and kiss. Romance is definitely important, whether you're married or single. I'd say a lack of romance was a factor in my divorce.

  5. Romantic for me was my hubby giving me a footrub every night and a hand written card or note. Looking for ways to make my life easier without me knowing I needed it.

  6. Thanks, Josie.
    lollyjo -- That's sad, but good to know moving on.
    Jan -- How sweet.

  7. Interesting stats. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you Jean for compiling this information!

  9. I had no idea there was such a thing as Romance Awareness Month. The survey is so interesting. Your book sounds awesome.

  10. Jean, thanks for sharing the stats. I'm just thinking of romantic things my hubby has done. He gave me a tea set because I mentioned loving to drink hot tea made in a teapot.

  11. Interesting statistics! I thing romance is a big deal in a relationship! I think it is needed to keep a relationship alive and strong. Romance for me is many things. It could be a romantic dinner, or
    Hug and kiss, but to me, it could also be a back rub after a long day, a hot bath undisturbed,help cleaning the kitchen or just in general making my life a little easier without being told or having to ask if I need help. Boy that is really romantic in my book! Lol! I tell my husband all the time, you don't have to have any money to be romantic, show me you care, and make me feel special, just a little thing sometimes means more than a dozen roses ever could.
    Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. I'm sorry. I thought I posted this morning. Tiffany is the winner of a copy of REUNITING HIS FAMILY. I've sent you an email.

  12. You're welcome, Tiffany, and I tell my husband that, too.

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