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How do you know that he is indeed Prince Charming?

Updated on February 10, 2013
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Prince Charming is not exactly the hero you expect from the fairy-tales, the one who danced with Cinderella or the other one who rescued Sleeping Beauty. He is much more than that! He sweeps you off your feet not only with his charm but also his overall personality and his sincerest concern of making your life wonderful. If your Prince Charming happens to be your husband, fiancée, long-time boyfriend, lover, partner etc who loves you dearly and respects you for who you are, then consider yourself fortunate and blessed! Young women and teenage girls always dream of their Prince Charming to be waiting around the corner or to pop up on their way. What they must realize that Prince Charming can be someone known to them. Who knows what fate had in store for them? More importantly, it is high time women and girls wake up from their fantasy dreams and see that they are in the real world. Their idea of an ideal Prince Charming should be more reasonable and sensible.

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Girls are girls and they keep on dreaming about how they will meet their Prince Charming or how he will look like - a blond high school senior or a tall, dark and handsome young man. Naturally, they develop crushes on cute boys. They often expect their crushes to return their feelings but in most cases they get rejected which may result in lull for them. Little should they be aware that Prince Charming exists only in their dreams or fairy tales or movies. Their definition of Prince Charming should be more realistic and literal.

Young single women who are eagerly waiting for their Prince Charming often rush into relationships and in most cases, they end up in a mess with the wrong guys. Young women should consider that being single for a certain period of time is a blessing as it gives them independence to discover many unexpected things in life. Prince Charming will gradually knock on their door. Time speak volumes. Which is better ? - being in a relationship with the guy who is not the one for you or wait patiently for Mr. Right to come on your way and spend the rest of his life with you!

Divorcees and single mothers are currently on the rise. They have a whole life ahead of them and life is full of chances and/or opportunities. Life is like a lesson - we first make mistakes, learn from them and then use that experience as the stepping stone to success. These ladies should figure out why their previous relationships did not work and this would help them in finding the compatible life partner in future.

Some women and girls are dumped by their long-time boyfriends or fiancees for some reasons. They must note that the guys who dumped them are not suitable enough for them. These ladies and girls should thank their stars for not letting them live with the wrong guys. Their destinies have other plans for them and they must make the most of it. They must never give up. The next guy to enter their life would be the true Prince Charming.

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Who exactly is Prince Charming?

Prince Charming may be living next door or you may have met him many times at parties or is your brother's friend or your classmate; you would be palling around with him, advising each other about relationships or quarrelling over trivial issues before finally falling in love and marriage and all. It seems obvious that you know him very well and it would be fruitful for your future with him.

If Prince Charming happens to be your boss or a colleague or a seemingly indifferent guy whom you may detest in the beginning but eventually fall for him as he is not what he may appear to be. It may be his duty to look and be professional yet he remains unchanged inside. Don't judge your would-be Prince Charming by his exterior.

If you meet a stranger by chance who is destined to be your Prince Charming, you have to talk with him, understand his personality and know his feelings about you before opening a new chapter together. Keep in mind that don't buy yourself into the myth of love at first sight!



Prince Charming is really existent only if.......

It is up to you to decide if he is the right guy for you. Here is a list of excerpts from select films and some real-life examples that would serve to guide you to understand the rational concept of Prince Charming.

Julia Child with her husband
Julia Child with her husband | Source

Julia Child, the late well known television cooking show host, had a flourishing career thanks to the encouragement from her husband, Paul Child. Her husband acknowledged her culinary skills and motivated her to write her recipe book. Her recipe book won rave reviews and landed her in the spotlight.

Prince Charming is the one who encourages you all the way and never dissuades you from your dreams or goals in your life.


Meryl Streep with her husband.
Meryl Streep with her husband. | Source

Meryl Streep, who effervescently essayed the role of Julia Child in the film Julie & Julia (2009), is blessed with not only a glorious film career but also a steady marriage with Don Gummer, a sculptor and her brother's longtime friend. Her husband hardly envied his wife's soaring success and their 34 year marriage spawned four children.

Prince Charming is supposed to take pride in your success and fame in your careers and continue to be your pillar of support.

A happy ending scene from the film Kate and Leopold (2001)
A happy ending scene from the film Kate and Leopold (2001) | Source

Your Prince Charming may be someone who is different from you in several ways. Over time, both of you accept each other in spite of various differences between you and him.

Remember the movie Kate and Leopold. Leopold, the Duke of Albany, portrayed well by Hugh Jackman, time-travels to the 21st century New York and meets a career-woman named Kate, played by Meg Ryan who is completely different from him in every way and often finds him too prim and proper due to his royal background. Gradually, they develop romantic feelings for each other. The people known to them help in bringing them together at the end of the movie.

Though you and him may not be the same in some ways but what matters is how both of you feel for each other and spend an entire lifetime together.


Hugh Jackman with his wife.
Hugh Jackman with his wife. | Source

Hugh Jackman is a real life Prince Charming to his wife, Australian actress, Deborra-Lee Furness, who is 13 years older than him! Cupid struck them while co-starring in the Australian television show Corelli. They are married for 17 years. To this couple, age is just a number and various rumours did not affect them. Deborra's belief and trust in Hugh resulted in a rewarding marriage.

Your Prince Charming , irrespective of age or a glamorous profession, should never betray your faith and trust in him.

Harry Potter ( Daniel Radcliffe) seen with Ginny Weasley ( Bonnie Wright) from the Harry Potter film.
Harry Potter ( Daniel Radcliffe) seen with Ginny Weasley ( Bonnie Wright) from the Harry Potter film. | Source

Your Prince Charming may not be everything you ever hope for but if he does everything for you beyond your expectations, then you could not ask for more!

How about Harry Potter? He saved Ginny Weasley from evil Lord Voldemort when they were children. Years later, he realised his love for Ginny and did his best to shield her from every possible danger and even made sacrifices for her sake. They then had a contented married life with 3 children.

Harry Potter may not be your regular handsome guy but he is indeed Prince Charming to Ginny whom he truly loved, protected and desired to be with for the rest of his life.

Now, we see that it is character that matters much more than looks. If your guy is loaded with plenty of character, he is of course Prince Charming as the charm lies within the character and not in the looks.

J. K. Rowling with her husband.
J. K. Rowling with her husband. | Source

J.K. Rowling, the renowned author of Harry Potter series, was a single mother who gave her love life a second chance and found her Prince Charming named Neil Michael Murray, an anaesthetist.

They remained married till this day due to their commitment to each other.

Your Prince Charming should value the importance of commitment and this would culminates into an everlasting and beautiful relationship called marriage.

Life Is Beautiful film (1997)
Life Is Beautiful film (1997) | Source

Your Prince Charming must possess an incredible sense of humour to liven up not only your life but also your relationship with him.

Think of Guido Orafice, enacted brilliantly by Roberto Benigni in an Italian cinematic gem 'Life Is Beautiful'. Guido is a happy-go-lucky ordinary guy whose playful imagination and cheerful nature won the heart of a local rich girl named Dora, played by Nicoletta Braschi and together they led a peaceful life with their son until the World War II started. Guido is still unfazed by war and used his gift of humour to save his family from the ravages of war.

Any Prince Charming is not complete unless he exhibits a great sense of humour and this helps in strengthening the relationship or marriage.


Roberto Benigni with his wife, Nicoletta Braschi
Roberto Benigni with his wife, Nicoletta Braschi | Source

Nicoletta met her Prince Charming in Roberto in 1980 and later got married. They shared the common passion in films and collaborated in several noted Italian films, Life Is Beautiful the most successful till date.

Prince Charming can be someone who has a lot in common with you and share his passion with you in everything, be it career, endeavour or hobby.


Jodhaa Akbar film(2008) starring Hrithik Roshan as Akbar and Aishwarya Rai as Jodhaa
Jodhaa Akbar film(2008) starring Hrithik Roshan as Akbar and Aishwarya Rai as Jodhaa | Source

Prince Charming should be free from ego, coercion, control, possessiveness and aggression. This would prove advantageous for your life with him.

Here is a short extract from Indian historical film titled Jodhaa Akbar. Jodhaa was a Rajput Hindu princess and Akbar the Great was a Muslim emperor of India. Their destiny and political alliance made them husband and wife. Jodhaa was initially hesitant to marry Akbar as she was brought up in a rigid Hindu culture. However, Akbar was kind and understanding and allowed her to follow her Hindu customs. He never forced her to convert to Islam, something that rekindled romance in their marriage and bore the heir to the Mughal empire.

This is a story of inter-religion marriage between two people which had blossomed into a romantic bond of comprehending each other's perspectives and views regardless of their different religions.

Irrespective of religion, race or nationality, your Prince Charming has to be not only understanding but also broad-minded who is able to read your mind and heart.

Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan with Taj Mahal in the background.
Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan with Taj Mahal in the background. | Source

Shah Jahan, the grandson of Akbar and Jodhaa, is probably one of the world's most famous Princes Charming as his love for Mumtaz Mahal is monumental in the form of one of the seven wonders of the world - theTaj Mahal. He built Taj Mahal in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who had been his constant personal advisor, confidante and well-wisher, and always accompanied him whenever he travelled even to the harshest battlefields.

Prince Charming should appreciate you for who you are and what you did for him, by showering his affection on you or giving you surprise-gifts or proudly talking to others about you. Don't expect him to build a monument in your honour like Shah Jahan did!

The Indian Blockbuster film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.
The Indian Blockbuster film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. | Source

My all-time favorite Indian film is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (meaning "The brave-hearted will take the bride") which is about a rich pampered NRI (non-resident Indian) boy called Raj who initially teased the fellow NRI girl named Simran and consequences followed. Later they fell in love. Raj, knowing about Simran's orthodox background, became completely reformed out of love for her and followed her to her native place to seek the permission of Simran's stern father for her hand in marriage. At the end, Raj not only won Simran but also the approval of Simran's family.

Your Prince Charming should pursue you seriously and is willing to take his relationship with you to another level i.e marriage.

Also, your Prince Charming should ensure that you are the most important person of his life and strive well enough to be worthy of you and your love.

Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan with his wife.
Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan with his wife. | Source

Shahrukh Khan, the main lead of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and his wife Gauri's story is similar to Jodhaa Akbar - another Muslim boy and Hindu girl love story. He seriously pursued her while they were very young and after their parents's agreement, their marriage took place. Lady Luck smiled on Shahrukh Khan and he became one of India's biggest superstars. He starred opposite many beautiful actresses. He is one of the fewest stars who did not have a single fling or affair with any of his female co-stars. He remained steadfastly loyal to his wife of 21 years and raised two children.

Your Prince Charming should be ever faithful and loyal to you.

This quality tops the criteria of a perfect Prince Charming.

My mother with her Prince Charming who happens to be my father when they were newly-married.
My mother with her Prince Charming who happens to be my father when they were newly-married. | Source

I would like to share a brief story about my parents's marriage. In the eighties, as destiny had planned, my father unexpectedly met my mother at his senior colleague's house (this colleague happened to be my mother's uncle) and they just exchanged greetings. They had no idea that they were meant to be together in a very few months time! The families of my parents agreed though with a bit of hesitation considering my father's social status. My mother hailed from a well-off family while my father came from a middle-class family. However, my mother firmly insisted on marrying my father as she had heard from her uncle that he was an extremely good-natured person. My father too was taken aback by this unexpected agreement from my mother and was very impressed with her. The marriage took place in a joyous ceremony.

My parents have completed 30 years of marriage. The success behind their long-time marriage is their compatibility, mutual respect for each other, accommodating each other's needs, giving each other space and above all love and care for each other. My father credits my mother for his stupendous success that he has achieved today in his career and my mother says that she could not have asked for a better husband and he is her ideal Prince Charming.

In certain countries like India, arranged marriages are common and though it is dreaded by quite many, actually many Indian women prefer this to love marriages as their parents make complete enquires about the prospective groom and then arrange the match. For Indian women, it is like discovering love after marriage and learning about their spouses and how to strike a balance between love and compromise in the marriage.

My parents are a good example of a successful arranged marriage. Both were strangers before marriage but after marriage,together they embarked on a fulfilling journey of discovering each other and understanding each other, and their love grew stronger as the years passed by.

Your Prince Charming should be with you through thin and thick and help you cope with life's problems.

Forget his social status, family-background or success, your Prince Charming should be the one whom you want to be with for the rest of your life.



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I am a 20-something professional who, like many others, grew up feasting on fairy tales and romantic films, slowly started becoming practical about how my future Prince Charming will be. Though I am single for some time now, I am blessed with a good career, comfortable life, caring family and few good friends. Life has a lot to offer and I have a lot to learn. I allowed time to take its course. What I wish in my future Prince Charming is that he should make my life beautiful and we both should be on the same track throughout our life. I am confident that the right man will come into my life at the right place and at the right time.


Ending on a short and sweet note.

The above mentioned examples epitomise the inner qualities of an exemplary Prince Charming. Still, don't assume your Prince Charming to be like any of these exact examples. If he is not 100 percent perfect, still that would not stop him from being your ideal man. The unconditional love that he showers on you right from the bottom of his heart is the most important; expensive gifts, candle-lit dinners or a bunch of flowers cannot substitute this. A quintessential Prince charming is all about how he conducts himself in a chivalrous manner and how he treats you like his Princess Charming!

Prince Charming Trivia

Few real-life Princes Charming who helped in popularising the character of an ideal Prince Charming in most of their works:


1. Walt Disney: An animator and founder of Walt Disney Company had a 40 year happy marriage with Lillian Bounds.

2. William Shakespeare: In this famous playwright's much discussed about marriage to Anne Hathaway, he contributed his love to her through his few sonnets.

3. Nicholas Sparks: A well-known author of notable books such as The notebook and A walk to remember, met his wife at a spring-break and they led a blissful marital life with five children.

Certain famous real-life Princes Charming in British History:


1. Prince Albert: The husband of Queen Victoria whom he married at the tender age of 20 and their marriage was one of the most prolific partnerships in the history of British monarchy.

2. King Edward: Though himself a womaniser, he abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee.

3. Prince Philip: He met Queen Elizabeth II when he was about 18 and Elizabeth just 13. They have completed 65 years of marriage!

4. Prince William: His 8 year courtship with Kate Middleton turned into a grand wedding viewed by millions across the globe two years ago.


Some famous Princes Charming in popular culture:


1. All Walt Disney Princes, including the unusual thief Flynn Rider from Tangled (2010).

2. Romeo Montague from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

3. Tristan from Richard Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde.

4. Rhett Butler portrayed by Clark Gable in the classic film 'Gone with the wind' (1939) based on the book by Margaret Mitchell.

5. Edward Lewis played by Richards Gere in the 1990 hit film 'Pretty Woman'.

6. Rick Blaine enacted by Humphrey Bogart in the one of the greatest films ever-'Casablanca' (1942).

7. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

8. Jack Dawsons portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 blockbuster 'Titanic'.

9. Charlie Chaplin in most of his silent slapstick comedy films (1910s to 1930s) in which his famous role of The Tramp, though wholly comic, also had a soft romantic side to it.

10. Jerry Maguire enacted by Tom Cruise in the much-acclaimed film of the same name (1996).


Some real-life Princes Charming Today:


1. Football player David Beckham is still married to Victoria a.k.a Posh Spice, singer for 13 years. They have 4 children.

2. Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington have completed 29 years of marriage with wife Pauletta Pearson whom he met on his first screen test of the television-film Wilma. They have four children.

3. President Barack Obama is still in love with his wife of 21 years, Michelle Robinson who was his advisor at a law firm before they started dating and then married. They have 2 children.

4. Actor Matthew Broderick of Godzilla film fame and actress Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City television series and films fame are happily married for 16 years. They have 3 children.

5. Sachin Tendulkar, the one of cricket's greatest batsmen, have completed 18 years of marriage with his wife, a paediatrician named Anjali who is 6 years older than him. They have two children.

6. American comedy actor Danny Devito have completed 31 years of marriage to actress Rhea Perlman. They have 3 children.

Anyone else?

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ janesix: Good to hear that you have your Prince Charming. Happy Hubbing!

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    janesix 3 years ago

    I have mine, he's the best guy in the world.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Suzie HQ: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comments but also sharing about yourself. Nice to know that you are blessed with Prince Charming in your life. Even I am blessed with Prince Charming in my life - we got married nearly a month ago. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hi ishwaryaa,

    What a gorgeous hub, so detailed on every aspect to consider in your Prince Charming. Loved all the movie and real life couple examples and Debbie Brooks own mom, wow 63 years! You never know where or when the right Prince will turn up and often it is when you least expect it. For it me this is the case and 6 years later we have forged a life together. Congrats on a well put together, researched hub, votes +++, shared on!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ radhikasree: Hi, thank you for the visit & very encouraging comments. The saying "Marriages are made in heaven" is quite true in some cases. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

    Your hub made me think about the saying, "marriages are made in heaven!" You've comprehended this topic wonderfully with much enthusiasm. Fine quoted examples from the real life!!

    Voted up, beautiful and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ moonlake: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comment but also sharing your wise insights as well as your 50 year marriage. Congrats! Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Thelma Alberts: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Nice to know that you are blessed to have your Prince Charming in your life. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    moonlake 4 years ago from America

    I was the lucky one to marry the man I married. Over 50 years now and still in love.

    Sometimes as teens what we think is charming and great, years later you realize how lucky you were not to end up in that relationship. At 60 or 70 that same boy or girl is not so charming and great. They're no long handsome or pretty and not such nice people.

    Enjoyed your hub.

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    Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

    Wow! What a comprehensive and informative hub! I learned a lot from this. Very well done. I hope those who are out there will still find their prince charming. I have found mine and I´m a very lucky one to have him in my life. Thanks for sharing Ishwaryaa. Voted up and shared. Have a nice week!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Marcy Goodfleisch: Thank you for the read & engaging comments. Being rational & practical helps one in finding Mr.Right/genuine Prince Charming! Happy Hubbing!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    I definitely need the formula for finding the right Prince! I'm a believer that many frogs hide some gems. But when we keep looking in all the wrong places, well, it's frustrating.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ OTEE: Thank you! Wishes you & your loved ones the same. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    OTEE 4 years ago from India

    Just now saw your comment and Valentine wish. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Deborah Brooks: Hi, thank you not only for the visit & encouraging comments but also sharing your parents' beautiful story. Happy Valentine's Day to you & your loved ones! Take care

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    WOW i absolutely love this hub.. your parents sounds so wonderful. they remind me of mine.. I am from the south here in the states. My mom was 14 when she met my dad.. My dad was 19 thought she was much older.. but they feel in love.. although my mom was really too young.. they ran away to get married. that was 63 years ago.. mom died 1 half years ago....

    you sound like you have a ,level head.. I guess I have looked for my fairy tale life all my life.. and finally realized I have a good life.

    many blessings my friend

    debbie

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

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    Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

    Ishwaryaa, that structure is just wonderful- the way you picked your linked pointers on the prince charming ; I ended up going looking for Jerry Maguire, as that's the only one I kind of didn't know. :)

    Lovely read...

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, thank you for the second visit & thoughtful comment. Happy hubbing!

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    Coming in to share this wonderful write on whether the one we love is really for us!

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    livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    Beautiful hub! Voted up and sharing!

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    @ CMCastro: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging and kind comments. Also thank you for the honor of linking this hub to your hub. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Christina M. Castro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

    I was searching for a hub that I could link to my hub about a Prince and A Maiden and I found your hub. This is so very well written and believable. I know some one has the ability to find her handsome prince. Blessings to you all.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Jordanwalker39: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comment. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Jordanwalker39 5 years ago from GA

    Great hub! Thank you for sharing.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vespawoolf: Hi, thank you not only for the visit and for your encouraging+thoughtful comments but also sharing your wise insights. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    I love this hub! We can't allow myths like love at first sight and fairy tales to influence our decisions. I'm glad you pointed out that what matters is the inner person and qualities. It's so important to have a mate who accepts us for who we are and supports us all the way. Beautifully written! I hope you find your real Prince Charming. : )

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vinaya Ghimire: Hi, absolutely no problem. So nice to get the visit from you for this hub. Thank you for your engaging comments. Take care

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    Ishwaryaa,

    I avoided this hub for a long time because I thought I'm not the target audience. Finally, I'm here. This hub also gives headway for the men regarding how to become the prince charming.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, thank you for the visit and sharing your insightful views. Yes, you are completely right. If he is really caring, understanding and supportive, then he is indeed Prince Charming. Take care

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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    I say aye to your insightful assessment of Prince Charming, Ish. he should support, be willing to commit, and be there for you when you need him. That, more than anything else,is the most important! ocially shared!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Alecia Murphy: Hi, yes you are absolutely right. Seems very obvious that you possessed a vast amount of knowledge regarding relationships. Thank you for the visit, for your encouraging comments and sharing your wisdom. Take care

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    Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

    This is a very sweet hub. And I love how you included your parents story. I agree that Prince Charming in many ways is an illusion of the ultimate female fantasy- yet in some way it is comforting to many women. I believe that finding true love is possible but situations are far from fairy-tale like. I think that's the main problem- so many women of every age believe that they can be rescued by their Prince and not worry. That could be further from the truth- relationships are work and you have to be committed to that above and beyond any fantasy you want to come true. Excellent job!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @KDuBarry03: Hi, nice to get another encouraging comment from you. I totally agree with your wise views concerning love at first sight and how to work it out and all. Thank you for the visit and sharing your sensible views. Take care

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    KDuBarry03 5 years ago

    This Hub can go for both men and women; it is really up to the person finding their own prince/princess in life and working with it to make them Prince Charming, Snow White, or any other analogy to fairy tales. Sometimes, true love at first sight occures, but most of the time it takes work through divide and conquer and getting over the bumps on the road :)

    Great Job, Ishwaryaa! Voted up and shared :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ OTEE: Welcome to HubPages. Yes, you are right about Surya-Jyothika and both partners have to work to make it successful. Thank you for the read & sharing your insightful views. Take care

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    OTEE 5 years ago from India

    Well researched and well written hub Ishwaryaa. All points substantiated with examples.

    Anyone else?

    Yes - how about our own Surya and Jyothika - a fairy tale romance with a fairy tale wedding.

    As to success of relationships - my opinion is that 'both' partners have to 'work' to make it successful.

    Hope to read more of your hubs.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rajan jolly: Hi, thank you for the read & sharing your insightful views. Character is much more important than looks. Take care.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Ishwaryaa, this is a very well written hub. You are very right in that the Prince charming has not to be judged by his looks and appearances but the behaviour that he exhibits for you. Rightly, even an unknown stranger can become one's Prince Charming, as well illustrated in the story of your mom and dad.

    You explain the whole issue of Prince charming so very well Ishwaryaa, it was a delight to read.

    Voted up, interesting and beautiful. Shared it too.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Dolores Monet: Hi, I totally agree with your sensible words about the old fashioned arranged marriage. Ladies and girls,including me, need to know more about our prospective princes charming before entering into commitment or marriage. This is really an important key to a happy life with the suitable guy. Thank you for the visit and sharing your wise views. Take care

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    Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

    I so enjoyed this hub about Prince Charming and what real romance is about. Too many young girls are swept off their feet by the look of a man, or his charm. There is something to be said about the old fashioned arranged marriages. Parents who have the wisdom and the young people's best interests at heart. At least you should really, really know the guy before you commit.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ unknown spy: Hi, nice to know that you found your Prince Charming. You are indeed fortunate and blessed. Thank you for the visit and read. Take care

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    IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    Wonderful hub! I've met my Prince charming first day of starting college.. And he is my Prince until now.. :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ harinarayan: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for the read and for your kind and encouraging comments. Take care.

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    harinarayan 5 years ago from Kerala, India

    well explained with examples.wish u have a happy and long married life like ur mom and pa.up,beautiful and shared

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Angela Brummer: Hi. Welcome to HubPages. Yes, Prince Charmings do exist and it is character that counts much more than just looks. It is up to girls and women to identify their prospective Prince Charmings, using their rational thinking and wisdom and then it eventually succeeds! Thank you for the visit and read. Take care.

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    Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Oh there are some prince charimings thank goodness! I was beginning to wonder.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ billybuc: Hi, your blessed words made my day! Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    A wonderful hub filled with hope. I hope you find your Prince Charming and may peace and happiness always be your companions.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ traslochimilano: Hi. Nice to hear that you enjoyed reading this hub. Thank you for the visit and sharing your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    traslochimilano 5 years ago from USA

    Lovely hub Ishwarya,

    I like it very much. votes up....

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lord de cross: Hi. Thank you for the nice words about my parents - they are my pillars of strength. I enjoyed writing this hub which is close to my heart. Once again thank you for the visit and sharing your interesting views. Take care.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    WoW! Ishwaryaa22,

    Your parents did so good. You are the consequence of that love and care. Love to its fullest, and very well researched topic. Naming the prince Charmings of all time, fictional and real. The hub's length is proof of your constant improvement. Hope to read more of your work. Thanls for Sharing... your heart!

    LORD

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vparker: Hi, thank you for the visit and your encouraging comments. We have to be practical about our Prince Charmings in our lives. Being realistic and sensible helps one in finding the right man! You are a smart and confident girl - you surely get your Mr. Right in the right place and at the right time! Take care.

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    Veronica Parker 5 years ago from From Mars

    Beautiful hub, gives me hope that maybe true love still exists :) Voted up, and sharing :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alocsin: You are right. Yes, their ideas of a successful and romantic relationship or marriage should be reasonable, appreciative and thoughtful just as you said. Thank you for the read and your invigorating comments.

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    alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

    It's good to hear about the romantic side of things from a woman's point of view. I think the keys here are having reasonable expectations and appreciating each other. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sannel, please don't mention sorry. It's no problem at all! Thank you for sharing your engaging views. Yes, you are right. We should be rational about how our Prince Charming should be. Take care.

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    SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

    What a beautiful, well-written and amazing hub ishwaryaa!

    Sorry, it took me so long to come around to it, just hard time to keep up, lol! I agree with you on every aspect on this subject, and I enjoyed reading all the comments as well. I believe our Prince Charming will eventually turn up. However, only if we have rational expectations in mind. Voted up, beautiful, interesting and awesome and sharing this wonderful hub!

    Take care!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ carolinemd21: Hi, good to see you! Thank you for the read and your invigorating comment. He ha, the true Prince Charming can come along provided he come at the right place and at the right time! Take care.

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    Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

    Very interesting and great hub Ishwaryaa! A Prince Charming to come along would be great. LOL. Voted up.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ inaniLoquence: You are most welcome too. I enjoy seeing creative work of fellow-hubbers. Happy Hubbing!

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    inaniLoquence 5 years ago from Singapore

    You're welcome, Ishwaryaa! And thanks for following me. :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ inaniLoquence: Hi, you are right. We, girls & ladies, should think wisely with the head & with the heart! Thank you for the visit & read. Take care.

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    inaniLoquence 5 years ago from Singapore

    Hi Ishwaraa! I enjoyed this hub immensely. I agree. Prince Charming can be anyone; we have either met him or not. However, if we rush into a relationship thinking a certain man's our prince without really knowing him, then, we'll be in for a heartbreak. I think this is a case of thinking with the head AND with the heart.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Ruchira: Thank you for your encouraging comments. I have often heard many saying that they want/dream a dashing Prince Charming to come and sweep off their feet! They should realise that their definition of their dream man should be more prudent and practical.

    Once again thank you for the read. Take care.

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    Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

    WOW...Ishwaryaa, I am totally blown away by your beautiful hub.

    You have talked about it in every angle, my friend. I wish you find your prince Charming 'cause you are such a talented yet down to earth lady.

    I liked how you ended your hub with the dedication to your parents...jai ho lady.

    I am impressed.

    voted up and pressing all the buttons except funny.

    sharing it indeed!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ John Sarkis: Thank you for the visit and read. Beauty is skin-deep. If a person is good-looking but if he/she lacks character, then what is the use? Character matters much more than looks and inner charm, humour and confidence count too. Take care.

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    John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Great hub ishwaryaa22, really enjoyed it!

    Additionally, I'm of the opinion that oftentimes good looking men/women have a much better disposition and attitude than unattractive people do, which is the opposite of what the world in general typically thinks.

    Take care and voted up

    John

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Nikita Imfao: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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    Nikita lmfao 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

    Thanks for sharing.. it was such a pleasure to the sight :)

    I honestly think that one foot in world of fantasy and another in that of reality, with persistence+prayers+patience will do!

    Wish god himself had to come in a mortal form to be my partner :)

    Btw, god bless your parents... its the best deal in India.. arrange cum love marriages...Ultimately some of his vice habits (drink, farts, lack of cleanliness) might initially bother us but its all about unconditional traits..

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ molometer: Hi, nice to hear from you. You rightly said that marriage should be more of 'we' (or) 'us' team rather than 'i' in team in order to be eternally successful. Thank you for visiting and reading.

    Take care.

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    molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    I like the fact that you have pointed out the need for teamwork.

    Every successful marriage involves working together.

    There is no 'i' in team to use the old cliche'

    Great hub well done. Voted up and interesting.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Deepak Chaturvedi: Thank u for the visit and your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Deepak Chaturvedi 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Lovely topic you have. nice thoughts and well writtem.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sherry Hewins: Thank you for reading and sharing your insightful viewpoints. I agree with you. People need to be more practical in finding their compatible life partner.

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    Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    Thanks for this lovely hub. Fairy tales have long lead young women to have unrealistic expectations of the man of their dreams. Men are just people, as are women. It is unfair to expect them to live up to a fantasy.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tammyswallow: Thank u for ur invigorating comments and sharing your cute story. Happy to hear that you called your man of your life King Charming! You are truly blessed.

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    This is a wonderful, well written hub. I loved it. I waited a long time for Prince Charming and instead, I found the King. :) Excellent work! Sharing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Happy to hear that you & your own Prince Charming will be celebrating 42nd wedding anniversary together. You are fortunate and blessed. Thank you for the visit and sharing your brief and nice story.

    Have a nice day. Take care.

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Take your time and enjoy what you are doing now in life. All of those interests and experiences will make you an even more interesting person when you meet Mr. Right (your own Prince Charming). Enjoyed reading the story and seeing the photo of your parents. Always nice to have good role models.

    My loving parents were also good role models for me. My husband and I will be celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary later this year. He is a wonderful life partner!

    Voted up and useful.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Kelleyward: Happy to know that you are blessed with your true dimpled Prince Charming who continues to be respectful and loving towards you, even more than before! Prince Charming may be a "fantasy term" but if he happens to be the gem of a guy with a good heart, he is indeed Prince Charming literally!

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    kelleyward 5 years ago

    Beautiful hub. You did a fantastic job writing this. I love all the examples and your parents beautiful story. I think the key to all good marriages is what you said your parents did when they continued to fall in love with each other throughout life. That is what my husband and I have done and 14 yrs later we are stronger than ever. This was socially shared!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl: Thank u for visiting and reading. Nice to hear that u got your Prince Charming- you are indeed blessed!

    Take care.

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    Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    What a very cool hub. Loved the story about your parents as well as some of the more famous people that have stuck it out through thick and thin. My husband is my prince charming. He wanted to take care of me when I was sick and that is how we ended up getting married. To this day, he still takes care of me and the love has not dropped.

    Thanks for sharing. Love the idea of Prince Charming!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Nell Rose: Hi, thank u for reading and your insightful comments. You are right. People should think twice before choosing the most compatible life partners.

    Take care.

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi, Amazing hub! we would all like a Prince charming to come along and sweep us off our feet, but sadly for some of us it never happened that way, but saying that your hub was really interesting, and yes people should be happy with themselves first, and then meet the partner that they can be equal with, rated up! nell

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Brett Tescol: Thank u for your invigorating comments. Yes, you are right. People should have reasonable expectations of their future partners and this help in improving their relationships to a great extent!

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    Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

    Wonderfully written and argued. I agree that someone has to live their life, be happy with themselves and have reasonable expectations of a partner, before they can be truly happy in a relationship.

    Thanks for SHARING, up and interesting.