No Good Can Come Of Being A Hopeless Romantic—It’s Time To Be Realistic About Love

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Being a romantic and single these days is basically looking for trouble. Things that were once perfectly reasonable dating expectations nowadays scare off men, and hopeless romantics come off as needy and desperate. You shouldn’t have to change who you are to find love, but losing your rose-colored glasses might be the best thing that happens to you for all the following reasons:

1. YOU’LL SEE PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY TRULY ARE.

As the now-infamous quote goes, “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Romanticism blurs your judgment and you see others like diamonds in the rough that need your help to reach their full potential rather than the toxic messes they actually are. Instead of wasting your precious time trying to change others, you should just come to terms with the truth that they’re not worth your time. This would make dating life—and life in general—so much better.

2. YOU’LL FEEL GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SINGLE LIFE.

Once you accept that there’s no “happily ever after,” you become truly grateful for the total freedom and potential you have now. All those married couples around you aren’t better off than you are just because they’ve found each other. Single life is a choice—you don’t want to settle for a guy who isn’t worth giving up your freedom for.

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