Romance is not the genre for me, so I was intrigued by an article in Flavorwire which gave “a selection of romantic books that will rev your motor (emotional or otherwise) but don’t fall into that taboo category of cheap paper and cheaper storylines” (http://flavorwire.com/477073/50-romantic-novels-for-people-who-hate-romance-novels). I’ve read 15 of the titles, so I can’t claim never to read romances.
Though you might not read romances, that doesn’t mean you don’t want to have a romantic date. How about a bookish date? BookRiot had suggestions for book-inspired dates: “if you’re looking for an original date night sure to spark more conversation and intimacy, look no further than your bookshelf! Couples that read together stay together, or so the saying goes” (https://bookriot.com/2017/09/05/book-date-night?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Riot%20Rundown&utm_term=BookRiot_TheRiotRundown_Tue-Thur).