15 Signs You Belong In A Period Piece Romance


1. You want to live in a world where attractive people are only distant because they’re in love with you.

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2. And you’re convinced that love only happens when you’re wearing embroidered silk.

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Or a feather-and-diamond barrette. Why not both?

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3. You daydream about witty conversation with a brooding new acquaintance, rather than small talk.



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4. And the impassioned arguments in period dramas are the only times you want to fight with someone.

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5. Catcallers/sleazy club prowlers only remind you of Mr. Darcy-types who are reserved and would never!

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Le sigh.

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6. And you wish that if you were hit on, it’d at least be worded eloquently.

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7. You would trade text messages for handwritten letters any day.

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(Obviously, you can still write letters, but finding someone who’ll want to go through the trouble with you isn’t easy.)

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8. And you’d give up any club/bar for an ornate masquerade ball.

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^ This every weekend, plz.

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9. You endlessly yearn to be living in an antiquated estate seductively located in the wilderness.

Haddon Hall, where tons of period pieces have been filmed.

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10. And you’ve spent a good deal of time imagining flirtatious walks along estate gardens.

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11. You enjoy any opportunity to light candles and create the perfect atmosphere for blossoming romance.

So blackouts are your favorite times of the year.

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12. You already know what you want your partner to say when they express their undying love.

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And it’s really poetic.

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13. You only wish something life-changing would happen during a storm.

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14. You would love to charm someone with one of the many skills you were taught as a child.

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Be it singing, piano-playing, dancing, drawing or even needlework!

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15. And you’re entranced by the notion of ending up with whom you least expect.

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Like the person you used to loathe, which happens so often in costume dramas.

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But, even though it’s tough, you find comfort in reminding yourself of the luxuries you have now.

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For instance: women’s suffrage, not having to wear corsets, and not fearing dying of sickness/childbirth all the time.

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And, if period literature taught you anything, the right person can come along at any moment and under any circumstances!

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