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Is Prince Charming a Myth?

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Daisy is a devoted wife, mother, and a certified dental assistant. She is obsessed with true crime TV shows, classic cinema, and comic books

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Prince Charming--Man or Myth?

Prince Charming--Man or 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 where we'd ride off in the sunset and live happily ever after...However, we've come to realize that Prince Charming is an endangered species.

Falling for the Fairy Tale

Most women are guilty of having a naïve conception of what makes a true Prince Charming. He's tall, dark and handsome, strong like our fathers, yet sensitive and romantic. He's the epitome of the perfect man.

Therefore, with these sanguine dreams, we go through the basic motions of dating. We meet a person 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.

Yet women should view these heartaches as a learning experience. Sure, we want men to show the basic signs of romance. We want them to buy us flowers, candy, and jewelry. We want them to open doors for us and hold our hands in public. We want men to be more perceptive, and to prove that chivalry isn't dead.

The real issue is that we continue to hang onto the false hope of an obsolete notion, and we use it as a romantic crutch. We are wasting time and energy making pretentious lists of the perfect man, when in reality the perfect man doesn’t exist. In fact, we tend to forget that no one is perfect. Everyone has flaws and quirks, but those qualities that make us unique.

Rescuing ourselves

Therefore, we should take a step back and reevaluate our priorities. Women should realize that love and relationships, just like life itself, has its difficulties. Love is an unpredictable adventure. Everyone should be open to love's possibilities and should follow the journey with an open heart and an open mind.

We have to let go of the belief of Prince Charming. We should open our eyes to the possibilities in front of us, and live life one day at a time. So it's okay to go out and search for Mr. Right Now... just think of him as a stepping stone to your happily ever after.

Happily Ever After

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Daisy Kane

Comments

Daisy Kane (author) from Upstate New York on February 21, 2012:

Thank You Larry I appreciate you giving my article some exposure.

larry goodman-ifYoureSingle.com on February 18, 2012:

Daisy, i was going to write about this exact topic and when i read what you had to say - i said perfection.I could not say it any better

I posted this on my fan page as you are a wise person....Thanks...Larry

youghlove on December 28, 2009:

That was such the truth about Prince Charming. Live life in the moment. :]

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