I don’t mind it.
But the truth is in 90% of the stories there is a bit of romance.
I don’t think it is necessary.
The most important is an interesting plot, and it doesn’t have to include romance.
I will read a story without any love story.
I will start with the worst type of romance… I hate it when it is too sweet, like vomiting a rainbow. And the conversation between lovers like: “I love u”, “I love u more!”, “no, I love u more, sweetheart”, " u r so sweet, I love u" etc. Make it more real.
Good one? Hmmm… I am not a romantic person at all, so good romance doesn’t exist but if I find a romance in the story, I like it to be more realistic, not too dramatic or too sweet.