you can be in love with him. there is nothing wrong with that. that's what makes it such a good book. you will find edward some day, it just wont be from the book. he will be your edward whatever way you see him!
i am always saying (like most of you) that i am inlove with edward. but am i really? ofcourse not u can be in love with someone just by hearing about them. but ever since i read the book i have figured out what love really is.....now ik what i need and want in a guy. too some people, my standards would make it seem like i am going around looking for an edward. but really i think we are all just looking for someone to love and for them to love us back just as much edward loves bella, and as much as bella loves edward. can love ever be that strong? i guess thats for us to find out....
You don't need help!!! You just need to realize that he's a fictional character!!! That, however doesn't mean that there isn't someone out there for you who is your Edward Cullen!!! You just have to find him!!! And most importantly don't look for Edward Cullen, look for your Edward, as in what would make you happy!!! Don't expect perfect, cause you won't find it!!!
I think we are all in love what him and what his character exudes as its mind blowing but at the end of the day like everyone has said he is a fictional character. I say have fun in the moment but know when to come back to reality. :)