Can Men Write Romance Novels?

The Telegraph asks "Can men write romance novels?" and two writers debate pro and con.
My response is simply that women happen to write more romance novels than men do, perhaps because culture has bullied men into thinking that writing stories rooted entirely in romantic relationships is unacceptable for strapping young chaps. What people fail to realize is that most stories are love stories (thwarted, triumphant, or otherwise)... but perhaps it's not love for another person that drives them, but love of an idea or an ideal.

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