Maybe you knew as soon as you stole one of your mother's paperbacks. Maybe it took you longer, you just thought you wanted to read a good story. Maybe you were reading books that had relationships in them, and those were the best parts for you, only you didn't understand why you felt that way.
But somewhere, along the way, someone asked what you liked to read and you answered, “romance. I read romance.”
So when was the first time you recall identifying yourself as a romance reader?