Are You A Hopeless Romantic? These Five Signs Will Help You Determine
From drawing hearts over their “I”s to loving cheesy love songs, we all know that no one loves better and harder than a hopeless romantic.
If you grew up watching and adoring Disney princess movies where the prince saves the princess’ life and marries her and as an adult, you almost instantly weave images of your dream house, kids, and a pet right after the first swipe and text on a dating app – you are a hopeless romantic. Here are more signs that might help you determine if you are a romantic or a hopeless romantic.
You neglect red flags until you are in a relationship
Hopeless romantics easily get carried away by the idea of love and tend to overlook glaring red flags. They neglect the signs that indicate this person may not be their ideal mate until the euphoria fades away for them to get a clearer picture. It is nearly impossible to identify red flags through rose-tinted glasses if you are too focused on the attributes that swept you off your feet during the initial phase of your relationship.
You fall in love hard and fast
If you often catch yourself developing intense feelings during the early stages of all your romantic partnerships, you are more likely drawn to the idea of love than your lover. While idealizing your partner, you do not view them as who they really are. Instead, you view them as you like. Apart from overlooking red flags, you create impractical expectations of love and a partner as you are comparing them to the image that you have created in your mind.
Your go-to movie genre is rom-com
If you were in a movie, you would probably be Charlotte York from Sex & the City because she unhesitatingly embraces the attributes of a hopeless romantic. You are fond of watching romantic movies with happy endings while munching on greasy popcorn with your friends or significant other. You want to watch rom-coms during Christmas, on New Years’ Eve, Valentine’s Day, and maybe every Friday night. You would pick The Notebook over and over because you like soaking in those fuzzy emotions.
You love to dream about your wedding day
You cannot wait to get married, and you often dream of your wedding attire. The thought of planning the ideal romantic wedding venue and every little detail excites you. After all, thinking and planning all the little things is something every hopeless romantic is good at.
You prefer long-term relationships
Hopeless romantics do not like to hop from one partner to another very often. They prefer sticking to one person and constantly working hard to stay together for as long as possible. They look for partners to spend the rest of their lives with.
You are a hopeless romantic if you like to maintain a sentimental and utopian idea of love despite all your negative past experiences, and there is nothing wrong in admitting to being one.