Yes, I mean exactly what you think I mean.
So: romance in writing. Love it or hate it? For me, I like a nice balance. A little sizzle and some romantic tension is the icing on a really good read. But no need for gory details. I want no mention of shafts, pillars or secret places of desire in what I read or write.
The second part of that question is, if you like it, can you write it? Some people just don't have it. You guys know I love J.K., but her attempt at romance is pretty terrible - "and then suddenly they started snogging". What the heck?? But it's hard to write good scenes without being cheesy. And then there are the writers who build up a ton of awesome tension, and then it fizzles out into nothing when the deed is done (I'll pick on Stephenie Meyer here).
Further, how do you decide who's going to hook up? Do you know from the beginning that certain characters are destined to get together, or does it evolve naturally? I'm currently working on the second book of my trilogy, and have been debating this for my MC (which kind of makes me feel like some sort of literary pimp). Does she have a fling with the hot shapeshifter, even though she's in love with this other character?
So, writer friends, how do you feel about romance? How much is too much (or can you never get enough)? Do you like to write it, or does it make you blush? Does your MC have multiple love interests? Do tell! And happy V-Day!