Is this a problem? Every story I have written so far, my characters whether male or female don't even have a romantic relationship with anyone nor are they married. They tend to be single and not interested in love at all. I often avoid writing romance in my stories because it's something I don't have real-life experience in but if I do write in some romance, it tends to be cliche. So I guess the real question is, is a romance necessary? Many books and movies always seems to put in a love interest for the MC but most of the time, it's not essential to the plot. It does develop the main character but other than that, unless the story is centered on a romantic relationship, a love interest is sort of useless. What do you think WF? Is it written into a plot to attach some readers? Is it a bit of a problem if I consistently avoid romance in anything I write?