- Gender and Relationships
Love At First Sight, Do You Really think it exists?
Or is it simply Infatuation...
I have struggled with this issue for years. Does love at first sight really exist? I have spoken to many men and women about it. More often than enough, I found that men have had more instances of "Love at First Sight" than women. Strange isn't it? But, I have also realized that these men never really ended up spending their lives with this special person. Either the relationship ended prematurely or there was never a relationship to begin with.
I know of only one couple today to have had a "Love at First Sight" experience. They met at the young age of thirteen, married in their twenties, have four kids and are still happily married and in love for nearly twenty years now!
Most love at first sight experiences are usually felt by only one of the parties involved. I personally have never experienced this situation. I have never been in a situation like this. Yes, I have met men that made my jaw drop, but not enough to be in love. Love has always come slowly to me AFTER getting to know the person well enough. The feeling has never dropped down on me like a fat raindrop before a summer storm. Oh well..guess I'm not wired for that.
My men friends (and ex boyfriends) have described the feeling as being more infatuation orientated, from looks more than anything else..based on that, and only that. Once they got to know the person, well that all changed. Funny!
Let me know what you think about this, would like to get your feedback!
© 2009 K D Martel