If Love is blind then why is there love at first sight?

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  1. Paul Balagtas profile image83
    Paul Balagtasposted 11 months ago

    This is a question which popped to my mind. I'm excited to see how everyone will answer this question....

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I actually thought this one woman was love at first sight. Then found it was lust and did not work out. 

      I think love is work made visual. When two people or thing are stronger together than apart in time.

  2. Douglas Redant profile image91
    Douglas Redantposted 11 months ago

    'Love at first sight' is a phrase that is more often used by a person who is a part of the relationship, I think, while 'love is blind' is more often used by people outside the relationship. The contradiction you see can be explained this way, I believe. Indeed, most people have different views on what is beautiful. To you it might be love at first sight because another person conforms exceptionally well to your ideal, but to an outsider with a different set of beauty standards, it might seem like love is blind because they cannot see the beauty you see in that other person.

    1. Paul Balagtas profile image83
      Paul Balagtasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I see. It's a unique way of explaining it-using difference in perspective.  Just like on a job, say septic tank cleaner, others might find the job miserable but for the one doing it it is his passion.

      1. Douglas Redant profile image91
        Douglas Redantposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Indeed smile

  3. Live to Learn profile image80
    Live to Learnposted 11 months ago

    I would think the fact that love is blind allows love at first sight. You are blind to any possible obstacles.

    1. Paul Balagtas profile image83
      Paul Balagtasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      True love should not be afraid of obstacles. I remember the times I thought I was in love but was not because I focused much on the obstacles.

  4. profile image61
    laugherposted 11 months ago

    I think this pertains to how we use the word "sight." Philosophers have argued that we attribute so much primacy and power to this sense (sight) to the extent that "seeing" has become such a broad word.

    For instance, we may say "I see what you mean" in response to "Do you think X smells like Y, although that's quite weird to think?"

    That is, even if we perceive something without the help of sight, we end up attributing it to sight nonetheless.

    As for love, I think "sight" includes so much: cues about smell, audiovisual triggers, audio triggers, etc.

    1. Paul Balagtas profile image83
      Paul Balagtasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that perspective. Love has no form yet we try to define it with the literal meaning of words.


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