@FallenAngelNight13 I can totally understand that. It goes all ways when writing about ‘shoes we haven’t tried on’ ourselves in general. For example, even Joseph Evans, when he first started writing on Episode, stated in his Episode Meetup vlog in London that he was concerned about not being able to write from a female’s point of view. But he came through just fine and found success. Like I said, it might be hard at times but it’s not impossible when we put in the work. And the results can be beautiful.
And a male main character in the Romance genre huh? Hmm… there is one that I can think of:
A story about an older man who dates someone online. Now, the story could start off with a scene of one of his siblings’ weddings, maybe a younger brother or sister getting married. Attending the wedding, he feels left out that everyone in his family is married except for him but he hides it. He has always wished for a girlfriend/wife, but just never seemed to find ‘the one’. So, he resorts to online dating. He tells his family about this special someone but they never actually see him/her. You can even throw in a plot twist or two here, maybe regarding who he’s dating if you want. Could be a friend who felt bad for him, or a friend who has legitimate feelings for him but because he doesn’t have the same sexuality, he pretends to be a woman to live the fantasy of ‘dating’ him. Something like that. Maybe as the story goes by he develops to eventually find happiness without the need to be in a relationship and that could be the theme/message of the story?
Episode had a storyline similar to this in their featured story Catfish that was featured back in 2016 that had lots of potential, but wasted such a great idea as they could’ve did more with it. Anyway, this particular storyline could touch on the stereotypes or stigma that society makes of people who are single/not getting married.