let your heart rule your head

let (one's) heart rule (one's) head

To do something based on one's own personal desires rather than for pragmatic or practical reasons. I couldn't believe it when I heard he'd bought a sports car, but then he has always been one to let his heart rule his head. I think she knows that a relationship with him will eventually end in tears, but she's letting her heart rule her head.
See also: head, heart, let, rule

let your ˌheart rule your ˈhead

act according to what you feel rather than what you think is sensible: Don’t let your heart rule your head. I know you like him but are you sure you can really trust him?
See also: head, heart, let, rule
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DESPITE an astonishing haul of 29 goals before the end of March, you'd still have to let your heart rule your head to vote for Harry Kane as Footballer of the Year.
IT'S the 100mph clash where the formbook goes out the window and you should never, ever, ever let your heart rule your head.
People say don't let your heart rule your head - but in this instance they should.
Looking For Love Do not let your heart rule your head Think twice before you go to bed Brains and beauty should be top of your list And personality we find hard to resist But if you are young and good looking too Love may come easy too you But beauty and looks do not last forever But love will, I am sure, be lost whatever the weather Many marry and very soon drift apart Because they got it wrong from the start The other persons grass often appears greener Especially if you are older and not leaner So be lucky and find a good husband or wife And love them for the rest of your life G McLANDERS, Byker.
Be careful not to let your heart rule your head where money is concerned.
IF YOU want to let your heart rule your head and have a bet on England to win the NatWest Series, be my guest.
Still, you can't let your heart rule your head when it comes to betting and Southampton have to be the call.
You can't let your heart rule your head in these situations and we have to make sure, first and foremost, that we get him back for the first day of pre-season training in the same nick as everyone else,' said Barton.
That said, you cannot let your heart rule your head in the heat of the moment.
A 0-0 draw pays odds of 7/1 today while 1-1 pays 5/1, for the more adventurous of you, who may let your heart rule your head, a 1-0 scoreline in favour of the Black Cats is on offer at 17/2.
But if you're prepared to let your heart rule your head then the range-topping 3.
FERNANDO TORRES will make the decision whether he plays against his old club tonight, but only after being warned by his manager: "Don't let your heart rule your head.
Rule Two: if you bet on something you care about, don't let your heart rule your head.