Once Upon a CockTale…

Life lessons from Mr. Disney

A special treat for you this week. The lovely people at Lovestruck.com told me they had some life lessons for my readers… all of which come from Disney films. Naturally I was curious… and a little dubious about the whole thing. But I think like me, you’ll be nicely surprised. Turn away now those lovers of the lines “Love is a song that never ends” and “You’re the best thing I never knew I needed”. You’ll find none of that nonsense here.


Top 5 Disney Love Life lessons:


Hands up who didn’t wish upon a star or grow up with a Disney crush? Ah, thought not! From old classics like Lady & The Tramp and Beauty and The Beast, to the latest hits like Tangled and Frozen, here at Lovestruck.com we’re officially lovers of all things Disney. Aside from the cool lines, fab songs and feel-good vibe, Disney characters have some great lines that actually apply to all things dating and life.

Here are our top five favourites quotes from our wise animated friends:


“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run or learn from it.”

Rafiki, The Lion King

When Simba says he has been running from his past, Rafiki comes out with this gem. This rings very true when it comes to dating; regardless of relationships that have gone before that didn’t work out for some reason or another, we can all learn from them. Whether we discover something we don’t like about ourselves, or qualities we are looking for in our partner, try to take something away from every relationship.


“Far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm and caring, right before your eyes.”

Grimsby, The Little Mermaid

This line from Prince Eric’s manservant encourages him to lose his pre-conceived ideas of what he wants and makes him see that the real girl is the one for him. We can all learn from this; we might have a long list of expectations and requirements when it comes to finding the perfect partner but sometimes it pays to look around you and relax your ‘list’ a little bit. You never know, the perfect partner might be in your life already.


“Even miracles take a little time.”

Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

No reward is instantaneous, and like everything hard work at career or even when it comes to settling down with your dream guy or girl, can take time and patience. Don’t rush into anything and be persistent because it will pay off.


“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.”

Rapunzel, Tangled

Rapunzel is right and this life lesson can also apply to the world of dating. If you always seen the same people, go to the same bars or attract the same kind of date who never makes you happy, then maybe it’s time to reassess and look outside your comfort zone. Be more proactive when dating online, accept invitations to everything you are invited too or take up a crazy new hobby.


“To laugh at yourself, is to love yourself.”

Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse

To laugh at yourself and accept yourself, warts and all, without blaming anyone else, will, ultimately make you far happier. Humour and poking fun at yourself goes a long way when it comes to dating. If you walk away from a date having had fun, then it’s been a good date!


CockTales will just add one more to the list, the disney quote to rule all others and the one we should all strive to achieve.

“Hakuna Matata”

It means no worries.


What are you favourite Disney quotes? Do they relate to all things dating? Tell us @RachelHadley28 @lovestruck