I gave a friend Fangirl to read, because in some ways it reminded me of her. (She’s a twin, amongst other things.) She stayed up til 4 am finishing it and said the parts about twins really struck a cord, but told me she skimmed a lot of the romance. She added that she thinks she doesn’t enjoy romance because she’s never had a romantic relationship that didn’t suck.
I can’t find any actual data, but supposedly there are studies that disprove the cliche of romance readers being thwarted spinsters and deprived housewives. This anecdotally fits with my fairly extensive experience with other romance readers online. I wonder if anyone has ever studied people who actively dislike romance?