The opposite of a hopeless romantic. The hopeful romantic is someone who loves the idea of love, but also lives in the real world. They see the world as full of possibilities to find their love. They know that they will find someone to love, or may have already found that someone. They see the world optimistically because they know from experience that things are pretty good. Hopeful romantics take their time, don't rush into things and, instead, play the field.
"I love Ben Lee's music. He's such a hopeful romantic."
Person 1: "Dude, you've been single for six months. Why are you so happy?"
Person 2: "What can I say? I'm a hopeful romantic."