It’s awesome to read of heroes with exceptional characteristics – moneyed, successful in his chosen field, really popular or extremely a snob, ultra-good looking, a god. THE ultimate dream man.
But I think I love reading of heroes who are simple men. Ideal yet realistically existing men. One you could possibly meet on the streets, at the grocery store, driving the beat up old van beside your shiny new Ford Ranger, your neighbor who sings off key. Simple men capable of great love for their women that you find yourself falling for him as well.
That, to me, is the perfect romantic hero. Simple. Real.