The line “My heart is, and always will be, yours” from 'Sense and Sensibility' has been voted the most romantic line from romantic literature, film and TV drama, ahead of Valentine’s weekend.
The study - which was specially commissioned by TV channel Drama to celebrate its Leading Man weekend, which launches on Saturday 13 February - polled 2,000 British women to establish the top 10 list, with Hugh Grant’s line in the Oscar-winning film adaptation coming top with 16% of the vote.
Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant made the nation swoon in 'Sense and Sensibility'
What else has caught the nation's imagination but, more importantly, what line is not so well known that you might just get away with using it and claiming it as your own?
The Nation's Most Romantic Lines
Leading Man Weekend begins on TV channel Drama on Saturday 13th February at 07.10am with Tess of The D’Urbervilles, and continues throughout Valentine’s Weekend (13 – 14 February)