Love At First Sight? This Study Says It Does Not Exist

Do you believe in Love AT First Sight? Well the good researchers and the University of Gronigen, The Netherlands says it does not exist.

Love at first sight (LAFS) is a commonly known phenomenon, but has barely been investigated scientifically. Major psychological theories of love predict that LAFS is marked by high passion. However, it could also be a memory confabulation construed by couples to enhance their relationship. We investigated LAFS empirically by assessing feelings of love at the moment participants met potential partners for the first time. Data were collected from an online study, a laboratory study, and three dating events. Experiences of LAFS were marked neither by high passion, nor by intimacy, nor by commitment. Physical attraction was highly predictive of reporting LAFS. We therefore suggest that LAFS is not a distinct form of love, but rather a strong initial attraction that some label as LAFS, either in the moment of first sight or retrospectively.

 

Leave it to the academics to take the fun out of love!.

I have fallen in love at first sight a couple of times although in my case it was with a cherry cheese cake. That should count.

 

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