I know it's a huge trend in games nowadays, yeah. But... I am not sure I will add anything like that. Love and romance can be fun in games, but I don't want to throw everything into this game. In any case, while I am willing to discuss openly stuff about rules, balance, etc. I will introduce, I will keep to myself anything related to plot and writing, so speculate all you want, I am outta here
There is a short glimpse of romance when doing the quest "prances of the sea" , of course it ends to fast and very funny!
It needs a personality check of 2 or 3 (not sure) to flirt and get it!
Hope there be some other surprises in the game, I am yet in mid game!