Eh I did not mean romance in particular, more like an established friendship, where you already have some history with the character. Those will always be a priority to me. For the same reason I always keep Eder and Pallegina in the party, because they are friends to my char. For the same reason I kept Jaheira, Minsc and Imoen in BGII and then Sarevok in ToB, because history. (forgot Viconia, her too)
My cynical old soul stopped believing in love at first sight
Oh that's what Eder is for. He's my perma bro. (Also the one that always takes all the hits )
tell me he still is carrying that shield you get from the smith that look like a door..