Whether you are in the majority and believe in love at first sight or you think it’s all a bunch of baloney, you can’t argue with science and science claims that in some sense love, at first sight, is indeed real.
The proof is in the chemistry.
That connection you feel is the real deal, but there are probably some important things you need to know if you believe you are experiencing love at first sight.
And if you don’t know if you have caught the ‘love at first sight’ bug or not, then keep on reading on to find out what signs to look out for.
Who knew our bodies were such wonderful matchmakers.
Love, at first sight, could be attraction at first sight
Now, we don’t want to make you feel as though your bubble has been burst, but some people could say that love, at first sight, could be attraction at first sight and they wouldn’t be wrong.
People can immediately decide if they find someone attractive, and without that initial attraction love, at first sight, cannot occur.
Your brain knows exactly what it wants, and can determine if the wonderful specimen you are talking to ticks the boxes in seconds, and it’s this response that often develops into a long-standing relationship.
There’s a chemical reaction in your brain that makes you feel love
Magical things happen when you look into another person’s eyes. In a nutshell, they send messages to your brain to acknowledge the attraction and then loops in a cycle.
The longer the loop cycle, the stronger the feeling, or pull toward the person you will feel.
They pull you together using chemistry and do such a good job that they can even lead you to lock lips – thus enhancing the chemical reactions that are occurring inside.
So when somebody acknowledges that there is chemistry between a couple, they were speaking literally.
Love, at first sight, doesn’t mean that your relationship will last
Here’s the truth, love, at first sight, does not mean that you have met ‘the one.’
It means that you have the potential and the assistance of your joint chemistry to give you enough of a connection for a long enough period to get to know each other and determine whether you can build a lasting relationship or not.
This is good news for all concerned; it means that if you didn’t feel love at first sight that it’s perfectly ok, you still have as much of a chance to build a relationship together first before the chemicals kick in.
And if you have experienced love at first sight and are disappointed with the idea that your lover might not be the one don’t sweat it, instead, think of it as giving you a headstart and realize that you are unlimited in your potential to find love. It’s not a case of finding a needle in a haystack.
Not sure if you are experiencing love at first sight? Here are signs to help you determine whether your chemistry says ‘yes.’
1. Your stomach flutters
Those matchmaker chemicals are busy again, this time releasing adrenaline into your veins so that when it is released, you get all the ‘feels.’ And if the chemistry is doing its love at first sight trick on you-you can expect powerful butterflies.
2. It feels as though you’ve met them before
If you’ve ever had the feeling that you’ve met someone before and it’s coupled with some of the other signs of love at first sight chances are it is love at first sight.
3. Nerves kick in when you are around them
If looking at this person makes you stutter around them or you feel your nerves prickling it’s a sign that your chemistry is locked in and ready for you to recognize love at first sight.
4. You are confused by your reaction
You are drawn to this person, and you just don’t know why because they are far from your ‘norm,’ but you are so attracted to them. AKA Hello love at first sight!
5. You are compelled to talk to them
So your magical chemical force has drawn you in, brought this person to your attention, made you feel weird and now you have an unstoppable desire to go and speak to them, despite being a nervous wreck. Yup, that’s love at first sight.
6. You can’t get them out of your head
If it’s real love at first sight, and they’ve made it into your mind, trust us, they are not going to be leaving your thoughts any time soon. No way, no how. You are stuck with them permanently on your mind. And truth be told you are probably going to enjoy the ride.