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I recently posted a card on here about your first love. I was discussing said card with my best friend and he joked around and called me a "hopeless romantic." I agreed jokingly but the more I thought about it, the more I discovered that he was right. His views and my views on the subject were completely different, which led me to wonder, what is a "hopeless romantic?"
Urban Dictionary (which should never be cited in a professional paper xD) describe "hopeless romantics" as "idealists" or "even sentimental dreamers." Simplified, a "hopeless romantic" is someone who believes in happy endings. He/she would think of the corniest romantic gesture and manage to pull it off. That person could have the worst time with his/her significant other and still believe that everything is fine.
*A highly exaggerated example xD A very good synonym for this phrase would probably be optimistic, but in the romantic term.
But let me tell you a piece of advice:


In case you missed it, there is a picture behind the exaggerated example. That is something I did for an ex of mine. It made me so happy knowing my stupid mind could come up with something as corny and romantic as that! But looking back, I'm glad I did it. It successfully displayed my affection for her and I consider that to be one of my best ideas ever.
Being a Hopeless Romantic is nothing to be ashamed about, in fact, it should be praised! Especially if you've been through heartbreak. The point that you know what happens when love goes wrong and you continue to believe is not something everyone can have the pleasure of saying.

So remember, even if the world shuns and mocks you for "believing in fairy tales," you hold your damn head high and continue to believe, because that's the only way you'll find her/him, by being "hopelessy romantic."

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@nicolejb ohh if there are tons of hopeless romantics, wouldn't that just be tons of hopeful romantics?
2 years ago·Reply
hahah totally @ChriSingularis! I think I'm just more surrounded by the cynical romantics so it seems more rare to find the hopeless romantics!
2 years ago·Reply
wow... really nice and its true that first love is never forgotten.
2 years ago·Reply
wow this is soo me. so positive even when everything's going wrong in the relationship hahaha
2 years ago·Reply
this is great! I read recently that the difference between long term relationships that fail and those that succeed isn't about circumstance or luck, it's hard work and dedication. All parties need to be willing to work and compromise to make the relationship a healthy and happy one. So maybe the hopeless romantics are on to something ;)
2 years ago·Reply