"Romance" and "romantic" both derive from the Latin ''romanice'' meaning "in the Roman manner". Uses in English vary widely by subject and context.
* Romantic love
* Romantic friendship, a very close but non-sexual relationship
* Romance novel, a genre of fiction focused on romantic love
* Romance (genre), a genre of medieval and renaissance narrative fiction
* Men's romantic fiction, romance from a male perspective
* Scientific romance, an archaic name for the fiction genre now generally known as ''science fiction''
* ''Romance'', a 1905 novel by Joseph Conrad
* ''Romance'', a 1925 novel by George Orwell
* Romance stories online, An emerging way for romance writers to 'publish' stories
* Romantic poetry, that is, poetry of the Romantic movement during the late 18th and 19th centuries
* "Romance", a 1829 poem by Edgar Allan Poe
* Romantic music, that is, music of (or similar to that of) the Romantic movement from roughly 1815-1910
* Romance (music), a simple, lyrical piece of music for solo voice or instrument; and the common title or subtitle of several musical compositions