Generally speaking, a hopeless romantic is more likely to base their relationships on their gut instinct, their perception of chemistry between their partner and themselves, and the strength of their connection to their partner.
This might sound like the popular understanding of romantic relationships, but the truth is that this is a pretty idealistic view of love. So you might say that a hopeless romantic tends toward idealism when it comes to their romantic lives. They want the full package, the epic romantic gestures, and the fairytale knight in shining armor or sleeping beauty. Sounds romantic, right? But it doesn’t stop there.
Why are they called hopeless romantics?
Due to their hopeful nature, their critics see hopeless romantic’s indulgence in romance and positivity as a case of hopelessness. Their goals and expectations seem unrealistic in normal situations, but that doesn’t deter them from hoping that their dreams will come true, anyway.
It’s ironic how they’re so full of hope, yet they’re dubbed as hopeless, right? But true to form, a hopeless romantic won’t even let that get them down. The truth is, they believe that everyone is a hopeless romantic, at least at heart, anyway.
They are not just idealistic when it comes to romantic expressions of love, though. They also tend to be idealistic about life in general. Hopeless romantics are innate optimists. No matter how grumpy or cynical they get, they always return to what their hearts and minds know – that the best is yet to come.
Cynics think of them as fools in love. They’re considered hopeless because it always seems like there’s no way that they can get the fairytale ending that they’re hoping for.
What does a hopeless romantic expect out of a relationship?
Hopeless romantics have extremely standards when it comes to romance. Some are content with simple expressions of love and gestures, while others prefer to raise the bar against other romantics by asking for something unique, performed with extreme effort.
It’s understandable that someone would ask for either of these. However, they both have one very important thing in common. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get it. Sure, your partner may be the type who goes for stuff like that, but there are plenty of other romantics who won’t get what they’re looking for.