Originally Posted by MrRedLegger
"Romance" as in Latin-derived (although all or most languages have one way or another been derived from Latin)
Includes Spanish, French, Italian, Portugese, etc. My guess is when spoken by a woman it's level 10 sexy, hence "Romance"
Good answer, although it comes from Vulgar Latin, the language of the crowds, rather than Classical Latin. And early "romance novels" were stories told in the vernacular Romance languages.