Looking for romantic words that start with R to help describe someone special or set the scene for romance?
I’ve put together a list of all the words I could find that have romantic connotations beginning with the letter R – and there are some I’m sure will provoke the reaction you’re looking for.
There is nothing as powerful as finding the right word that captures what you’re thinking or feeling. Especially when the subject is something as emotionally driven as romance.
I hope you find those special words you’re looking for, good luck!
Romantic Words That Start With R
Rad – excellent; impressive.
Radiant – (of a person or their expression) clearly emanating great joy, love, or health.
Radiating – (of a person) clearly emanate (a strong feeling or quality) through their expression or bearing.
Rapturous – characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.
Rare – unusually good or remarkable.
Rascally – playful in an appealingly bold way.
Ravishing – delightful; entrancing.
Receptive – willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.
Recherché – rare, exotic, or obscure.
Recipient – a person or thing that receives or is awarded something.
Reciprocal – given, felt, or done in return.
Redolent – strongly reminiscent or suggestive of.
Refreshing – welcome or stimulating because new or different.
Rejuvenating – give new energy or vigor to; revitalize.
Relaxed – free from tension and anxiety.
Relished – anticipate with pleasure.
Remarkable – worthy of attention; striking.
Resolute – admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
Respectable – regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct.
Restorative – having the ability to restore health, strength, or well-being.
Revitalizing – imbue (something) with new life and vitality.
Rewarding – providing satisfaction; gratifying.
Riveting – completely engrossing; compelling.
Rollicking – exuberantly lively and amusing.
Romantic – (of a person) readily demonstrating feelings of love.
Rosy – (especially of a person’s skin) colored like a pink or red rose, typically as an indication of health, youth, or embarrassment.
Roused – make angry or excited.
Rousing – exciting; stirring.
Rugged – having attractively strong, rough-hewn features (typically used of a man).
There are some interesting words beginning with R that can be used in a romantic setting. From ‘radiant’ to the word ‘romantic’ itself, there are some powerful romance-related words beginning with R.
Don’t forget, the context and how you use words is just as – if not more – important than the words themselves.
Please drop me a comment if there are any other romance-inspired words that you think should be on this list and I’ll add them.
Or if you just want to share how you weaved romance with any interesting words, I’d love to hear about it!
If you want to find more romantic words starting with a different letter of the alphabet, please click one of the letters below to see my list for that letter:
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.