What is Love at First Sight?

I was sitting at the university when our eyes met eyes. I never believed that the eyes are the window to the soul, but I was immediately drawn to him when it happened. I was just really captivated that in that moment, I wanted to get to know him more.

This is one of the moments in someone’s romantic life that others would consider is a case of “love at first sight.” Personally, it is something that I think is nothing but pure BS.

I have read a lot of stories that could prove that it’s a real thing, and I honestly think they’re good stories. Stories from first time seeing each other at a bar, a wedding, or even in school give away a great sense of romance that most would think is too far-fetched.

I looked away because I knew that I may have been looking at him awkwardly for too long, but I discreetly observed him from my seat. He looks smart, he is definitely handsome, he has broad shoulders, and he is also tall. He is definitely my type.

I honestly think that there is no way to prove the reality of love at first sight, because personally, it is something that I never considered whenever I feel something the first time I see or meet someone.

Some of us have preferences and types, and when we see those physical attributes in someone we see or meet for the first time, there’s a chance that we’ll surely think that we feel something.

If love at first sight covers cases of falling for someone based only on their physical attributes, then maybe it’s real, but I think that kind of thing rarely lasts.

He seems to radiate this really positive aura, making people feel comfortable in his presence.

There are also some cases where we could sense the aura of people around us, and it is something that could lead us to believing that we actually share something with someone just based on it.

If love at first sight covers cases of falling for someone based only on the aura they radiate, then maybe it’s real, but I think it’s only matter of time before that changes, because like physical attributes, a person’s aura can also change.

I guess they were right. You wouldn’t believe in love at first sight until that person comes into your life. Maybe it’s him. He could be the one.

There is no empirical data that could prove whether love at first sight is real or not, and while a lot may say that you don’t need empirical data to prove love, when it comes to getting to know someone, you’re collecting empirical data to prove whether you’re right about that person.

I got to know him through a friend. I really enjoyed hanging out with him, but as I got to know him more, his attitude changed. Yes, maybe I did fall in love with him at first sight, and I thought that it would remain as I got to know him, but I was wrong.

It’s true that you could fall in love with someone the first time you meet them, but you’re going to have to get to know them, and that process could either make or break the love you thought you had for that person.

Desire, attraction, infatuation, all of these may be related to love at first sight, but they are never synonymous to it.

I remember this quote from the film Closer, directed by Mike Nichols, and it says, “If you believe in love at first sight, you will never stop looking.”

While this may not be true all the time, it makes a lot of sense. Love is a really complicated thing, and we easily mistake a lot of our feelings for love until we’re proven wrong.

With everything mentioned above, I think we can answer the question: What is love at first sight? It is a judgment that is determined by how you feel about someone you see or meet for the first time that involves a lot of luck.


Have you experienced love at first sight? Share your story in the comments!

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