I have a question that's been bugging me for some time. My boyfriend and I never had a phase where we were gaga for each other and needed to spend every waking moment together. It's like we skipped the falling in love phase and jumped right into loving each other. I love him, and he says he loves me. We have terrific sex, it's just that there has been no 'romancing'. Does anyone else have any experience with this type of relationship? Do we need the falling in love stuff, or can the relationship survive long term without it? I'm pretty new at this relationship thing as I married my high school sweetheart and just recently divorced two years ago at 41. My boyfriend is a great guy and we've been dating for over a year. Just wondering what you all think.