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Do You Believe in Love at First Sight?

I am a ridiculous romantic, and although I've fallen in love with people I didn't initially feel more than passing interest in, I've also fallen head over heels in love with people the first time I set eyes on them. (So sue me. I'm a Leo.)

Some people would probably say that love at first sight is an absurd idea, but sometimes, you "just know," not after being with someone for a while, but as they catch your eye on the subway, at a cafe, or at the laundromat.

Do you believe in love at first sight? Has it ever happened to you?

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nancita nancita 7 years
I am hesitant to say I don't believe in it, because who I am to say? But in my experience, it hasn't proven realistic.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 7 years
Not one bit.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
no. but i don't even believe in love period.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
I believe in making connections on a first encounter. I met by current bf randomly a few years ago and we've been dating for over 4 years. I wouldn't say I fell in love with him at that moment, but there was definitely something there :) Oh, and this post reminded me that I still have to finish watching Before Sunrise.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
No, totally effing crock. There is lust at first sight, sure. But love? Not possible. You don't even know the person!!!
EmBXOXO EmBXOXO 7 years
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and we both saw each other the same day and both thought the same thing. I totally believe it love at first sight.
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
*with a family friend's..
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
I believe in the infatuation part for sure, also love at first sight has to happen to some people instantly. I had something similar, when I was around 14 I had a love at first sight moment with my family friend's son, and though it's been 9 years since I saw him..it's silly but after all this time I still think about him now and then. I'm 23, of all the guys in my life I've actually known and been around, this guy stands out. I never tell anyone this because it's embarrassing for me, but I have a feeling something will happen in the future.I'm kind of a romantic but at the same time I try to tell myself to snap out of it, but I just can't ha.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Haha, genesis, that's why I picked yes too. Like others said, it's not love. It's lust that might lead to love. And it's nice to say it was love at first sight later on in the relationship
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
This makes me miss my bf. :( I voted yes because it sounds so romantic but I know that it's lust at first site not love. For me love takes time and I have to tell my brain to stop thinking and just allow me to fall in love. Love frightens me and I think too much. Stupid me didn't even realize I was into my bf until someone else pointed it out! After that I just knew he was the one. :)
Angelica Angelica 7 years
Every time. I read in Oprah (yeah, I read Oprah) that it only takes 3 minutes of seeing and talking to someone to decide how attracted you are and set the groundwork for falling in love — that's basically first sight, right? I can't explain it, but I'm in the "when you know, you know" camp.
karlotta karlotta 7 years
I fell in love with my boyfriend at first "type". We were 5000 miles apart, yet that first chat said everything I needed to know. The first sight was just confirmation (wow, you're that funny, and that hot too? REALLY?) I was 100% sure he was the guy for me, and since 4 years later we're still going strong, I guess I was right.
Lavinie Lavinie 7 years
never had that love at first sight moment in my life - but i'm open to it... however there was a moment once when after knowing the person for 2 years and being just friends, i felt like cupid hit me with an arrow - and when i opened the door -it did feel like love at first sight. all of a sudden i realized just how i felt for him.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I agree with #6 completely!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
It's never happened to me or anyone I know, but I said yes anyway because I'm a romantic :love:
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I'm a Capricorn and I've been told that we have to make our minds fall in love first before our hearts and that is very true for me. I meet guys and can be attracted to them, but it takes a while before I can say I'm in love. Maybe it depends on who you are or maybe I just haven't met "the one" yet?
Raynne413 Raynne413 7 years
I didn't use to believe it was possible, more like lust at first sight. However, I met my boyfriend through online dating, and when I saw him drive up to the restaurant the first time we met, something just clicked and I knew that he would be the one for me.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
Screw love at first sight! I *love* Before Sunset!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I knew that I would be with my now ex-bf the second I saw him. Literally told my friends that he was it. There was just this instant spark that I have never had with anyone else ever. We together for 3 years.
jojo278 jojo278 7 years
Lust at first sight, sure. Love? You need more than a look for that.
rach716 rach716 7 years
I agree with previous posts, *lust* at first sight, not love.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i saw my boyfriend and didn't get the love at first sight thing right away (but i also thought, at the time, that he was way out of my league) and then as soon as we spoke (like 2 hours later) i knew it was the real deal...he did too...and we've been together ever since...i think you do have to talk to someone to really get the feeling
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