Pretty much ever since my hormones have kicked in, and maybe even before, I have been a big hopeless romantic. And, quite frankly, it sucks.
I'd fall for girls at the drop of a hat. And in high school and even the start of college, I'd fall for girls I shouldn't have fallen for. If I had dated them, I'm sure I'd have found them boring and shallow.
But even when I started going for the right girls, I jumped into the relationship too quickly and take it too seriously too fast. I got engaged to one woman the day I met her. We broke up five years later. I married my ex-wife four months after meeting her.
Eventually, I learned to use my brain as well as my heart. My brain playing the tough interrogator. "Oh, really? What makes her so wonderful?" "Really? What do you have in common?" "You sure that you're listening to your heart and not that guy below the waist?"
It also helped that in therapy, I learned why I was rushing into relationships!
So finally, after the hard work of keeping my romanticism in check and not letting it overrun me, I got a wonderful wife! But that's another story!
A playlist of songs about being a romantic including "Temptation":