Why is romance such a popular genre?

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks


I recently posted an article defending the terrific and beautiful truth that Love indeed wins.

I am talking about why romance will always remain a popular genre.

Women read more romance than men, although 16% of males do read romance and that is more than I ever imagined.

First, More women read romancebecause of media exposure and what we learn at home. Think for just a moment: we played dress up in our mother’s shoes. Played with Barbie dolls. Pretended to be mommies and of course we have books and television to thank for exposing us to Bridezillas, My Wedding Story and other reality shows.

Second, Romance readers tend to be older. Like, 30s, 40s, and 50s. However, we do have younger readers who enjoy the genre as well(think of New Adult Romance and Young Adult).

Third, contemporary romance is extremely popular, getting 54% of readers for their print books. Contemporary is your modern day romances. Christian Romance has the least readers for both print and eBook in comparison with other categories.

Finally, the story types readers fall for are the friends to lovers and soul mate plot lines. I am not sure why these story types are so popular, because I am more into soul mate and hero plots(this is why I write those kinds of stories myself).

These are just my thoughts on RWA’s findings of readers on romance.

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