I prefer ORE/ERE!
I often feel like O/ERE is like the difference between having a nourishing, deeply satisfying meal of comfort food, and eating two huge sticks of cotton candy (what I equate NRE to). To me it is much more based in reality, comfort, mutual understanding and history.
E. and I have been really enjoying our O/ERE as of late - I bought him flowers a couple of weeks ago, he's been leaving me love notes and bringing me breakfast in bed, I asked him out to an action/adventure movie (not usually my thing) and we've been going out for dinner at the local hippie cafe and sitting at "our table" holding hands and sharing our meals. Long walks with the dogs, intimate sex with mindblowing/knowing orgasms, dating other women and feeling really bonded to each other while doing so. That look in his eye that he knows and loves my soul without reservation, reflected back in my view of him. Our ability to communicate from the very core of ourselves, be absolutely vulnerable and know that it's safe, and our ability to laugh at ourselves and each other. All of that history and knowing wrapped up into every kiss, touch and hug - my soul mate and life partner whom my life will unfold next to. I sure do love him, and value the comfort and acceptance that we foster between us in our O/ERE! Last night we just chilled on the couch, him with a cider, me with a Stella, talking and joking around - no movie, nobody but us and the dogs, just relaxing and being together..... followed by some bondage, crop play and scintillating oral. Doesn't have to be boring to be established LOL!