If you haven’t fallen in love at first sight yourself, you sure know people who have. So, it’s actually a thing not just in poems and stories but in real life as well. But how true it actually is? Is it even possible, to fall in love at FIRST SIGHT? It doesn’t sound right or even logical. But then there are people who have strong opinions in its favour. Let’s dive into the discussion.
The Initial Attraction
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In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists discovered that people can decide almost immediately if they find someone attractive, and the phenomenon of love at first sight cannot happen without that initial attraction. So, what people call love at first sight could in fact be the initial attraction or in other words, attraction at first sight! That isn’t too bad, is it? Attraction is an important component of love. It all begins with it. Your brain simply knows, within seconds, if it’s interested in who it’s looking at. That’s just how it works.
Few Interesting Findings
I have no idea what to conclude with these findings, but here they are. One is that you more likely to feel love at first sight with beautiful people. No kidding! I can’t even indulge in this finding without conforming to the social standards of “beauty”. So, I’ll let this be. The second interesting finding is that men report love at first sight more than women. Now, there’s no credible reason or explanation behind it. It is just a finding. Maybe women are just more selective than men?
Not Taking The Phrase Literally
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Another way to understand “love at first sight” is not taking it literally. Maybe it is just something that started at first sight and eventually grew into love? It doesn’t have to love at first sight, per se. It can be perceived as a process. And it even makes sense that way. It all begins with you feeling a little queasy upon meeting them. Then you notice few changes in yourself like you see them everywhere, you want to be with them all the time, you want to know everything about them etc. But most importantly, in loved at first sight, you start to feel a sense of familiarity right from the beginning. So maybe love at first sight is in fact that initial attraction, that queasy feeling and that sense of familiarity. It doesn’t really have to be attachment, passion, and commitment at first sight.
So, what do you think? Do you believe in love at first sight? I think I do! I think I have fallen in one too.