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:
YOU CAN STILL DREAM!!!
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.