((OOC: Richard probably despises seeing any and all displays of affection, especially when his brothers/relatives are on the receiving end. Because he hasn’t been exposed to a lot of affection he takes it as a personal insult to see anyone else getting all cutesy, even if the witness is accidental.
That being said, Richard likes to consider himself extremely romantic. On the off chance that he lets himself grow attached to anyone, he goes a bit overboard in expressing his feelings. He’s very clingy, and probably couldn’t stand to see Lady Anne speak to anyone but him for weeks after they were married. He feels the need to contain the few things he cares about, and would be very very angry if anyone was to sully what he considers his achievements. Think of it like his crown - he guards both with threats of death.
Complex-wise, it’s no shocker that he’s intimidated by women. A handful of awful experiences with women provided a self worth as misshapen as his outward appearance. It’s a reason why he is so adamant about the idea that he “cannot prove a lover”, although he obviously can when necessary. At the point of the “winter of our discontent” speech, he’s entertained a few mistresses, and hasn’t really seen the point in occupying his time with more. Like his brothers never understood his fascination with Machiavelli, he never understood theirs with women. Villainy is Richard’s new mistress, and he enjoys a wrongful act better than the company of someone like Mistress Shore.
However, he does have a slight weakness to romance. He is especially fond of rhetoric, some flowers, and other aesthetically beautiful romantic items. He’s been caught reading (and even writing) poetry late at night, and on Valentines Day has been known to order minstrels to his house to play sappy love songs. If anything, he can be considered an admirer of beauty, which he demands in many forms outside of romantic attraction.))