Okay, so I've taken steps toward rediscovering (or resurrecting) my romantic side in order to give more dimension to my sterile characters. The goal here is not to become a writer of Rom Coms but to write a Rom Com in order to create better characters. Clear as molasses? I've read through my screenwriting books, ordered Billy Mernit's book, gotten some good Rom Com viewing recommendations, and am taking notes on couples in malls, parks, sporting events, restaurants and movies. On that note, I know I'm not particularly romantic, but who makes out in the middle of Ice Age 2? Geez!!
Anyway, I still haven't tried Uberpossum's suggestions but it's only because I haven't had a private moment. I really don't want the kids to see me dolling up and singing "Love Will Keep Us Together" to my computer monitor. Oh, the things we do for our craft!