The Life of a Hopeless Romantic, As Told By Memes

Author: Kerrin Frappier, The Dating Game

For hopeless romantics out there, dating and relationships can be overwhelming experiences.

Hopeless romantics see life through adorable, rose-hued glasses. They love the ideas and practices of cuddling, planning romantic getaways and late night conversations about the future. But life can also be tough for hopeless romantics, as the dating pool may not live up to their expectations (not that it lives up to any of our expectations to be honest).

Whether you are a hopeless romantic living in your own version of your favorite rom com or you’re single and sick of mingling amongst people who do not appreciate grand gestures and sweet talk — these memes are here to comfort you and above all else, make you laugh… maybe even at yourself. Because if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?


Being single as a hopeless romantic just sucks. How can you be romantic if you have no one to be romantic with?


Raise your hand if you’re guilty of doing this! Hopeless romantics long for companionship and partnership but are more likely to be surrounded by a desire for hook-ups and “hanging out,” which makes dating even harder. Which is why many nights are spent watching other people’s romance, like Jack and Rose’s, and screaming at the television at Rose for not moving over on the raft.


Dating is even more difficult when you tend to fall fast and hard for the first person that makes significant eye contact with you. This, in turn, can scare away potential suitors. Family and friends of hopeless romantics may fear that they will get their oversized hearts crushed by someone not worthy of their deepest affections. 


Hopeless romantics are realists though. A true hopeless romantic will save their devotion and thoughtfulness for true love. That is truly what is means to be a hopeless romantic — to believe in the existence of a soulmate and long-lasting love and not settling for anything less magical and wonderful. Hopeless romantics may be many things, but even lovers will stick up for themselves.


Hopeless romantics reveal their truest feelings in all the little things they do — picking up a treat you enjoy, watching your favorite TV show without complaint, learning to cook a favorite meal, allowing you to vent after a rough day… the love is in the details. They don’t care if you go through the drive-thru at McDonald’s or if you dine at a five-star restaurant. It is truly about the quality of time you spend with one another.


You know when hopeless romantics discuss their feelings for you that it is an honest expression and one that comes with no strings attached. You can be sure they hear your voice in every love song and think about you endlessly throughout the day. For a hopeless romantic, the greatest gift is to be committed to someone and to share everyday life with them. You truly will be perfect for them. 


No matter how difficult it is being a hopeless romantic in the days of Tinder and Snapchat, some people simply refuse to let go of images of kissing in a rainstorm or nights spent by a crackling fire. As it should be! Shouldn’t that give everyone some hope? That there’s still people out there wanting romance, and striving for it? We can all use some romance, can’t we? 

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