Does romance love actually exist and why is it treated as a very special type of love and one of the most important types of love there is?

I don't get it, if romance love was actually real and a very special type of love and one of the most important types of love there is, then why do most romantic couples end up breaking up or getting a divorce, and thus most likely end up hating each other?
Update: I've been in a lot of (so called) romantic relationships, and they all end in break ups. I've never felt any special type of love for a woman that I've been in a (again, so called) romantic relationship with.
17 answers 17