A hopeless romantic is not the same as a hopeless flirter.
A hopeless romantic dreams of who they will spend the rest of their life with and what the two of them will do together. They want to be romanced with sweet simple things and thoughtful amazing surprises. They dream of being loved but also loving somebody. They don’t just want somebody to hold them. They also want to hold someone. They realize that love isn’t just about one person but both people. They are hopelessly in love with being loved AND loving back.