They have an appreciation for vintage clothing from many eras, but most have a particular fondness for the Victorian style. It was during the Victorian era that the gothic liturature movement emerged. Most romantic goths are avid readers of books from that movment and books in general.
They tend to be creative, imaginative, idealistic, sentimental, and have a love for all things old fashioned.
what a romantic goth is not: emo, sad, whiney, wrist-slitting, obssessed with reputation/friends/myspace
usually wearing black with minimal red, carrying red/black roses from her boyfriend. is "dressed up", looks somewhat professional, and has a smile on
a romantic goth guy:
like the girl, usually wears minimal red with lots of black. carries black/red roses and other various tokens of love for his girlfriend. may have normal hair, but not always. usually smiling, but only if he's with his lover