Okay..... ya got me. I am a closet romantic. As our societies and cultures accelerate we are losing a lot of traditions; rose colors, and quantities have had special meanings for centuries. For me, to my sweetie, it's always been a single, red, rose. Alone, or with a single yellow rose.
A single rose, of any color, seeks to concentrate all emotions on a single object, and tries to express a single affection in greater depth.
Traditional rose color meanings.
red = love and romance
pink = grace and elegance
yellow = joy and friendship
white = innocence and purity
orange = desire and enthusiasm
lavender = love at first sight