Why Hopeless Romantics Make The Best Girlfriends

Hopeless romantics often get a bad rap for being unrealistic or out of touch with the realities of modern dating, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that those of us who believe in the power of love and value it highly make pretty amazing girlfriends. Here’s why.

  1. We always give our partners 100%. You’ll never catch us half-assing it in a relationship. We know happy, healthy partnerships take effort and we put it in willingly and regularly. We don’t give our S.O. any reason to doubt our loyalty, nor do we take them for granted. We go out of our way to make them feel appreciated because we believe in treating them the way we want to be treated.
  2. We fight for love and won’t walk away easily. Because love means so much to us, we’re not likely to walk away quickly when we finally have it. That doesn’t mean we’ll put up with abuse, cheating, or other toxic behavior, but it does mean we’re always willing to try and work out kinks in our relationship and find ways to overcome any problems that arise. We love our partners enough that we believe in them and in the strength of our connection, so that’s not something we want to throw away unless it truly can’t be salvaged.
  3. We’re not looking for just anyone—we want a true life partner. We’re not desperate for a relationship with just anyone—we want someone who’s a good fit for our lives and we’re not going to settle for less. We’re not looking to date just anyone for the sake of saying we’re no longer single; we uphold our high standards and only let someone in when we know they’re on the same page. Once you’ve got us, you know we’re in it for the long haul.
  4. We believe in creating our own fairytales. We know that real life isn’t a romantic comedy or a Disney movie and we don’t want it to be. That being said, we do still want our own version of a fairytale, so we’ll go above and beyond to keep the romance and passion in our relationships alive. As long as our partners meet us halfway, there’ll never be a dull moment with us.
  5. We’re eternal optimists. We see the best in people, especially our partners. When they’re feeling down, we’re there to pick them up again; when things get tough in the relationship, we believe that with equal parts hard work and dedication from both parties, any odds can be overcome. This positivity goes a long way in keeping the relationship strong and steady and its importance can’t be underestimated.
  6. We love nothing more than putting a smile on our partner’s face. There’s no better feeling to us than seeing our partner smile as a result of something we’ve done, whether that’s picking up their favorite chips at the store or writing them a sweet letter to slip into their gym bag in the morning. The little gestures are always there in abundance because want to bring joy to our partners’ days.
  7. We’re ride or die for our partners. At the end of the day, we’re loyal as hell. We believe in the everlasting power of true love and we’ll go to the ends of the earth to protect it and the person we share it with. We will stick up for them, fight for them, and do everything in our power to make sure they’re safe and happy every single day (so long as they do the same for us in return). What more could you ask for from a girlfriend?
Piper Ryan is a NYC-based writer and matchmaker who works to bring millennials who are sick of dating apps and the bar scene together in an organic and efficient way. To date, she's paired up more than 120 couples, many of whom have gone on to get married. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Cut, and many more.

In addition to runnnig her own business, Piper is passionate about charity work, advocating for vulnerable women and children in her local area and across the country. She is currently working on her first book, a non-fiction collection of stories focusing on female empowerment.