They always see the best in people, especially their romantic partners, or with whom they are hoping to get romantic with.
To, define hopeless romantic more elaborately,
They tend to put their prospective partners up on a pedestal
They don’t see any of their faults
They fill in the gaps or their story, with imagined wonderful traits and deeds
Because of this, hopeless romantics get hurt more than the average, more-cautious people who do not plunge head-first into relationships.
Some of the other hopeless romantic traits that define them:
They are optimists
In general, what does it mean to be a hopeless romantic? Hopeless romantics are optimists in all parts of their lives, not only concerning love.
This is a rather endearing personality trait and one that is pleasant to be around.
They see everything sunny side up and rarely cast a critical eye around them.
Another job/apartment/love story is “just around the corner” so they are usually fairly happy, hopeful people.
Their film of choice? The sappy romance
Hopeless romantics love a good love story on screen and they endorse hopeless romance to anyone and everyone around them.
They are perfect Hallmark movie consumers. Their favorite? Anything by Nicholas Sparks, or films like “Love, Actually”, “The Holiday”, or “Valentine’s Day.”
They have a special, soft spot for hopeless romantic characters, who believe in the concepts of “The One”, “Soulmates”, and “Eternal Love”
Being a hopeless romantic, they watch them over and over and can repeat the dialogue by heart. It’s cute until it becomes annoying to the non-hopeless romantics around them!
Also, watch this video on 5 things hopeless romantics need to hear:
Flowers are not just for Valentine’s Day
The hopeless romantic sees the flower-delivery guy come into the office with a big bouquet of red roses and their heart rate quickens.
One of the signs you are a hopeless romantic is your penchant for flowers. If you have a passion for flowers, and all things floral, then you have one of the classic characteristics of a hopeless romantic.
It’s not their birthday nor is it any special occasion, but they still reserve hope that that impressive arrangement of long-stemmed roses is for them.
That explains why dating a hopeless romantic guy means you will never run out of occasions where they show little gestures like giving fresh, elegant flowers to you just to bring a luminous smile on your face.
They are an emotional ball of mush
They get in a small bike accident and apologize to their bike, stroking it and taking extra care as they wheel it to the repair shop.
They make for really tiresome dog owners, always fretting about if the dog is getting enough love and is it lonely when they leave for work? (They’ll likely install a pet cam just to check up on their dear little Fido.)
When their best friend complains about all the truly awful things her boyfriend does to her (stands her up, cheats on her, borrows money he never repays), rather than tell her to dump him, the hopeless romantic always see the silver lining and remains convinced that one day, the boyfriend will change and things will work out for them.
They love looking at wedding photos, even albums of people they barely know.
They even tear up at the vows video.
That birthing shows on TV, they can’t watch them without crying.
When some couple they don’t know gets engaged in a public space, like a restaurant, they are over-the-moon thrilled for them and do not find this act cheesy in the least.
They refuse to read articles about how outdated monogamy is
Watch TV shows that extol the virtues of polyamory
Refuse to believe the claim that it is the “natural” state of people to love several people at the same time.
For hopeless romantics, monogamy is the only love model worth following.
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Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.