why it said love is blind?

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  1. dianne143 profile image39
    dianne143posted 12 years ago

    Why called it blind we have the eyes and we have the heart to feel more than our naked eyes see. The moment I reached the age of being aware of it every time the person ask what is love they simply said "love is blind"..... is there no other word to define what really love means? why people so easy to answer that way.... till now .....

  2. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    Old timers used to say that but that's not applicable anymore.

    Women chooses men based on - money, looks, her ability to manipulate him, future etc. Similar observations also apply to men. These days things are too calculated and everything around appears as if' love is not blind'. Today what love means is -tolerating each other till the last breath.

  3. lady_love158 profile image61
    lady_love158posted 12 years ago

    Bc if it wasn't then everyone would love me! LOL

  4. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 12 years ago

    I feel it means love is unconditional and without judgment there for seeing nothing bad or blind.  smile Katie

  5. Pearldiver profile image70
    Pearldiverposted 12 years ago

    It means.... Hope... HOPE for the Fugly Ones... No Matter What! big_smile

    And Everything that Katie said smile

    1. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      There's that aspect of love, too, where love is felt and given despite social norms that would say a loved one is not attractive or worthy or worse. And so the feeling transcends the norms and is blind to those.

      dianne143, you asked a wonderful question.

      1. Pearldiver profile image70
        Pearldiverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you ST - You understood my meaning perfectly smile

  6. beamingscribe profile image62
    beamingscribeposted 12 years ago

    Love is not blind.  You can see your loved one's flaws, however, you accept it, because true love is unconditional. smile

    1. brandonhart100 profile image80
      brandonhart100posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think the phrase should say that "lust is blind". 

      So often in our culture we see young couples who are very different from each other and ignore each other's flaws.  It's for these instances that the phrase "love is blind" was coined, but this is lust not love.

  7. Cardisa profile image87
    Cardisaposted 12 years ago

    Based on my own research and experience, being 'so old' and all. Love is not a feeling but a commitment. When you can truly commit to someone regardless of their so called faults or flaws, when the going gets really tough even when the sexual feelings seem non-existent. When you can commit yourself without cheating or withdrawing because the other withdraws, then you can say you love. This I assure you will bring the relationship back to a place where you both can enjoy each other.

    I kind of strayed from the question. There are more than one reasons why people say love is blind.

    1. You're infatuated so there are things about the other person you refuse to see even when they stare you in the face. Like when you are obseesed about someone who doesn't love you and you can't see it.

    2. You have gone past certain obstacles and people can't understand your acceptance of the person or situation. They can't understand your forgiving of a circumstance.

    So say love is blind, usually the one who says it is the one who can't seem to see real love.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    ah, so you're saying Shakespeare is an old timer and does not apply today? I don't think that's true.
    "love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

    I think love sees beyond what appears to be lust or attraction.

  9. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    Love is blind, it makes us to believe into something that is not there and hang on to it sometimes desperately for many years.

  10. Rastamermaid profile image67
    Rastamermaidposted 12 years ago

    Love is blind can have many meanings.

    Yes,ugly needs love to,love can't see ugly,love can't see.

    Yes,love is blind sometimes you don't see it tils it's gone.

    Also love can't be measured,it's something you can't touch,so You never know who loves who most or if it's even at all.

    Just my take.

  11. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 12 years ago

    Well, whenever I've been in love, I've never seen the faults of the person I'm in love with; it's only when the love is wearing thin that I see them. That's why they say 'love is blind'.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Time tells all.

      A friend of mine once said that three words should be tattooed on a child's forehead when it is born: Love Is Blind.

      Harsh words, but poignant. When we "fall" for someone, too often we see only what we want to see, not what is really there.

      Thus love gets confused with need.

      1. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Beautifully put. smile

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  12. profile image0
    Edliraposted 12 years ago

    Love is blind. Actually better to say infatuation is. That makes you overlook even the reddest of flags in a person...
    It surely is blind, because if it wasn't you wouldn't think a donkey was Prince Charming.
    But no worries, the condition is not terminal,marriage makes up for that and opens your eyes real good ;-).

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The worst thing is when you finally realize that Prince Charming you've been happily married to for many years is nothing but deeply disguised ... donkey.

  13. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 12 years ago

    dont they also say, "love is kind"? yet the ones we love are many times, the ones that hurt us the most?
    Love is Blind, because we become oblivious to the reality that what we are doing and the decisions we are making are being influenced by another person... We think (or pretend as if) we are still in control-but are not... thus we are blinded by the love...

  14. Pearldiver profile image70
    Pearldiverposted 12 years ago

    Aren't we lucky... hmm

    That sometimes, all the choices required may only be, the style of our shades! smile

  15. Scoutruth profile image61
    Scoutruthposted 12 years ago

    I think that many go into a relationship 'BLINDLY' because we have no intention of changing ourselves. Many times we'll say, "Oh, he'll change sooner or later." But the reality is that a relationship is a dual decision-making process; a compromise between two people.  The idea is not to change your counterpart but to add or enhance the relationship with the qualities and opinions you have.  Thats what makes a companionship unique and fresh.  "Changing for the better" may mean something different to another person but all in all, the change is within our selves.  The influence we have is our companion.  The outcome will be dependent on what beliefs are prioritized.


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