A person that places his or her search for love as the number one priority. They place it above family, friends, career, health and home because they crave the love of another so desperately. The problem this creates is that they are not attractive because they ignore the other aspects of their lives and this decreases their chances of every finding love. Thus, the hopelessness. Typically, they will only encounter other desperate lovers or people that want to exploit their desperateness. The cure for the hopeless romantic is to put the priority on other aspects of their life and experience joy and happiness with work, home, friends and family. When a person focuses their love on those things, love will follow them everywhere and a partner to share those things with will come.
Signs you might be a hopeless romantic:
Poor performance at work.
Less time spent with friends and family.
Letting the home become a place to hide and not a launching pad for life.
Abusing your body with food, drugs, or alcohol in an attempt to replace the high felt from love.