Here I’ve abridged what dictionary.com defines “romance” as:
A love affair.
Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; love.
A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something.
A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal.
A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes.
A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually in a distant time or place.
The class of literature constituted by such tales.
An artistic work, a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
The class or style of such works.
A fictitiously embellished account.
Check out dictionary.com . They are certainly handy (and fun)!