Originally Posted by NobodySpecial
I was talking with my friend that told me she is poly. I was trying to explain my understanding of polyamory and that it is having more than one romantically involved sexual relationship. She asked me "but what does romantic mean." And mentioned that for every person there seems to be a different definition of poly.
This simple definition may make it easier for your friend to understand, without trying to figure out what romance is
"The practice, state, or ability, of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved."