Recently, the Glamour blog Smitten did a post on what your favorite Disney prince says about you. It’s a super fun idea, but it’s pretty dismissive of Disney princes and the women who love them.
More specifically, the author wrote some really horrible things about Prince Eric:
… Eric is kind of cute, but what else is his appeal, exactly? Is it the castle? Don’t be with him because of the castle … Regardless whether he is a good choice or not (he’s attractive, yet dumb) … You deserve much better. A guy who works for a living and will actually make the first move.
Say what now?! Prince Eric is a super, duper catch! Let me break it down for you:
Eric is a gentleman. He pulls out chairs and welcomes lost souls into his home. He’s patient, kind and respectful. Since when is that a bad thing? I’d date a guy who takes it slow and opens doors for me any day.
There’s something so appealing about his easy confidence. He’s comfortable in his own skin. He works alongside the men on his ship. He fights a giant sea monster. He’s just so … cool.
Maybe I am biased because Prince Eric was definitely one of my first crushes, but … well, just look at him! And he loves dogs. What’s sexier than a guy who loves dogs?
And at the end of the day, he doesn’t even flinch when she turns into a mermaid in his arms. He loves her exactly the way she is. There is nothing more romantic than that.
Eric is a gazillionaire. Even better: he doesn’t flaunt it. He wears shiny shoes as well as the next prince, but he’s more comfortable in jeans and a loose-fitting tunic. He’s got the smolder!
Okay. Sure. Prince Eric is a cartoon. He’s not real. And maybe I’m taking this all a bit too seriously. But if he were real, I’d be in line for a date.
Who’s your dream Disney prince (or princess)? Let us know in the comments below!