Love At First Sight...Is It Possible?

Love At First Sight...Is It Possible?

Love at first sight is a phenomenon. You see someone across a crowded room and feel an instant connection, and a gut feeling that this person is who you were meant to be with. Fortunately, luck would have it that the one you fell in love with at first sight just so happens to be hot or gorgeous. No coincidence there, right?

Love at first sight is rare, but do you believe it can actually happen? Many will poo poo the concept of love at first sight, and rightfully so, in my opinion. I mean after all, what could we possibly know about someone after just one sighting or meeting? But others are firm believers that it can happen, mainly because it has happened to them.

Movies and literature would have you believe that love at first happens all of the time, and will lead to a “happily ever after” ending. I mean after all, didn’t Cinderella get her glass slipper after just one encounter? A moment in time can be wonderful, but happens when reality sets in?

Is Love At First Sight Possible?

Reasons To Believe In Love At First Sight

  • Instant Attraction

  • Amazing Chemistry

  • Soulmates

  • Gut Feeling

Reasons To Not Believe In Love At First Sight

  • Based Solely On Physical Attributes

  • Unknown Commonality

  • Masks Are Still On

  • You Can’t Love What You Do Not Know

I have often heard love at first sight referred to as “lust” at first sight, and I have to agree. While I have personally never felt like I have fallen in love with someone at first sight, I have had that instant attraction. I have experienced seeing someone from across the room and feeling a strong emotion as our eyes met. The next time our paths crossed we hit it off and dated for a couple of years. Was it love at first sight? No, it was not love because I didn’t know him, I desired him. Big difference in my opinion.

Would it surprise you to know that more than 50 percent of people believe in love at first sight? It surprised me quite honestly. It just goes to show how much we link feelings of love to physical attraction, at least initially. I say initially because we tend to find people more or less attractive as we get to know them, which I think disproves the possibility of love at first. What I believe can happen is that an initial attraction and fascination can grow and turn into everlasting love.

What are your thoughts on love at first sight? Are you a believer or a cynic? Has it ever happened to you? Can it be love at first sight if the feeling are only one sided? Please share your experience!

I meant it when I said I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It takes time to really, truly fall for someone. Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.” - Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces Of You

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