I am a Romantic Rationalist. In his biography of Thomas Jefferson, "Thomas Jefferson: Passionate Pilgrim", author Alf J. Mapp described Jefferson as both a Romantic and a Rationalist. If one accepts only the modern meaning of "looking for love" as the definition of "romantic," then you are in the wrong place. According to Merriam Webster Online..."romantic" can mean: "5a: having an inclination for the romantic: responsive to the appeal of what is idealized, heroic, or adventurous." Too often, rationalists/freethinkers/skeptics/atheists (the exact label matters little) are perceived as being cold, unfeeling, and unimaginative so I wanted to poke my finger in the eye of that perception. And to be completely honest, I also thought that the alliterative way in which it rolls off the tongue was nice too. I do not suffer fools gladly and am convinced that everyone ought to think deeply and rationally about all aspects of existence and scale their acceptance of all propositions accordingly.
A longer (and earlier) biographical essay can be found here.