This is a question which popped to my mind. I'm excited to see how everyone will answer this question....
'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.
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.
I would think the fact that love is blind allows love at first sight. You are blind to any possible obstacles.
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.
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