- Gender and Relationships
Is Prince Charming a Myth?
Growing up, we as women, were raised to believe that one day our Prince Charming would come and whisk us away on his shining steed and we'd ride off in the sunset and live happily ever after...However, in the 21st century, we've come to realize that Prince Charming is an endangered species.
Most women are guilty of having a naïve conception of what makes Prince Charming. He's tall, dark and handsome, strong like our fathers, yet sensitive and romantic. He's the epitome of the perfect gentleman.
So with these sanguine dreams, we go through the basic motions of dating. We meet a guy and have high expectations of the relationship. Subconsciously, we compare him to Prince Charming, only to realize he's the total opposite, and in the end we're asking ourselves if Prince Charming is a myth.
However, women should view these heartaches as a learning experience. Sure, women want men to show signs of romance. We want men to buy us flowers, candy, and jewelry. We want men to open doors for us and hold our hands in public. Women want men to be more perceptive of the female persuasion, and to prove to them that chivalry isn't dead.
The main problem women have is that we continue to hang onto the false hope of a Prince Charming, and we use it a romantic crutch. We're wasting time and energy making pretentious lists of the perfect man, when in reality the perfect man does not exist. In fact, people tend to forget that no one is perfect. We all have our flaws and quirks, but it's our flaws and quirks that make us unique.
So, we should take a step back and reevaluate our priorities. Women should realize that love and relationships, just like life itself, has its ups and downs. Love is an adventure. Women should be open to love's possibilities, and follow the journey with an open heart as well as an open mind.
We have to let go our Prince Charming. We should open our eyes and live life one day at a time. So it's okay to go out and search for Mr. Right Now...think of him as a stepping stone to your happily ever after.