“One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun / Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun.” (1.2.98-100)
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night" (I.5.52-53)
“Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soften'd valour's steel! (1.3.114-115)
(Romeo was being desperate for Rosaline, believing he was her one true love. He oftens exaggerates the strong power her “love” has on him.)
ANSWER TO EQ: Romeo has matured more, leaving his unrequited love for Rosaline, instead of continuous mopping about her like he had previously did. And he has become less interested in pursuing for sex and has gotten serious enough for marriage. On the other hand, the love he started to feel for Juliet had made him “weaker,” and not a fighter, but soft.
(Romeo falls in love at first sight with Juliet at the Party. When Romeo sees Juliet, he realizes his “love” for Rosaline wasn’t real, but a childish crush. )
(Romeo realizes that what his friends were saying, was the truth, he had turned soft. He was no longer a fighter, his love for Juliet has made him soft.)