The flames of passion burn bright immediately upon meeting a new partner, but after a relatively short amount of time, the romance either ends in flames or fizzles out.
Hopeless romantics tend to give a lot in relationships—emotionally, physically, and energetically. “Often this can be to their detriment, as they may feel many of their partners don't have the same level of giving and affection in return,
Hopeless romantics love to look on the bright side of life. Often, this personality trait is what initially attracts romantic partners.
These eternal optimists tend to reject or completely avoid any red flags that their idea or expectations of a relationship are not being met. “They generally ignore behavior that doesn't fit the perspective of how a new love interest impresses them,” reveals Jenkins.
Hopeless romantics tend to lean into love in multiple ways, whether following relationship and wedding accounts on social media, or overindulging in movies, shows, books, and music that focus on romance.
A hopeless romantic feels everything deeply and wears their heart on their sleeve. While this can sometimes be a good thing, it can also work against them when reality doesn’t live up to their emotionally heightened expectations.
Hopeless romantics have a one-dimensional view of relationships and dating. They might even fall in lust or love with someone without even really knowing them.
This idealized view can lead to hopeless romantics believing that they must continually give in order to receive love, that their only value is in what they provide for their partner, or that they must suffer in order to be rewarded in love.
Hopeless romantics tend to live in a fantasy world when it comes to dating. They might spend all their time and energy thinking about love and relationships because they enjoy how it makes them feel. It’s important to realize that these are just daydreams and not reality.
A hopeless romantic’s idealized view of love often leads to impossibly high standards, with few partners getting past the threshold. “A romantic is more discriminating and may only have giving and amorous behaviors to a select few people,