When we hear the wold romantic, it is held of the world wold- as in the ROMANCE spelling. But, those those have totally different meanings- not even connected. I actually am a romantic- as in the none “ROMANCE” done.
The one connected to books is where I love- the one where characters are flawed. This allows characters to be more real. Only because in real life, humans were born flawed- that is why it is nice to come across flawed characters.
Under incredible part of Romanticism is that you are driven more by emotions than reason. True, we need BOTH to figure out decision, but I believe emotions are the main part of that reason.