Originally Posted by DACrowe
I will agree that he isn't as inherently romantic a character as Peter Parker or Clark Kent. He is too driven and obsessed with his "career," shall we say. That is why someone who also is not quite ready to settle down fits his lifestyle.
As I said, his relationships with characters like Gordon, the Robins and even the Joker are perhaps stronger in their own varying ways. However, Kyle is far more interesting than the damsels in distress, which even Talia is in her own way (Bruce needs to "rescue" her from her father). Forget Nolan and Burton. Look at any variation on the character.
He's much closer to James Bond than Peter Parker and Clark imo. Even then, Bond has had two great loves , Tracy and Vesper. He also doesn't mind having a good time with the ladies, where as with Bruce, its used mainly as an act.