Love at First Sight
There have been a lot of movies about love at first sight and even more books. Some do not doubt the existence of such a phenomenon, while others categorically deny it. And yet, history remembers many examples when people claimed that they fell in love at first sight.
What does a person feel?
Heart palpitations, awkwardness and confusion, butterflies - all this is only a small fraction of what you might feel when looking at the object of your adoration.
From this moment on, all thoughts are occupied by only them and you want to know as much as possible about this person. The surrounding reality ceases to concern you, and the problems that seemed so important this morning, lose their significance once you’ve been hit by Cupid’s arrow. It seems like you have known each other for ages, all his words and actions delight you, and after this fateful meeting you might even lose your appetite and have trouble sleeping.
What do scientists say?
Researchers around the world have devoted their studies to the phenomenon of love at first sight. Modern science has provided a partial explanation for instant attraction. Like other emotions, sympathy affects the nervous and hormonal systems of the body.
From a physiological point of view, this is due to the presence of pheromones - special substances secreted by our body to attract the opposite sex. They affect certain receptors, and cause strong emotion and sexual attraction.
Scientists say we only need one minute to identify a potential partner. If certain factors coincide, such a connection could be as strong as one lasting years.
Dr. Earl Naumann, author of “Love at First Sight”, interviewed more than 1,500 people of various backgrounds across America. As a result, he concluded that love at first sight is a frequent occurrence. Moreover, Dr. Naumann assures that if you believe in love at first sight, then it is 60 percent more likely to happen to you.
However, Dutch psychologists think otherwise. They conducted a study involving 396 men and women, but the conclusions were disappointing: the so-called love at first sight phenomenon is neither passion nor love. Often, what we take for love is nothing but the first strong attraction, which arises quite rarely and does not have a lasting effect on the emotional state of a person.
Is it possible?
So, is it possible to fall in love at first sight or not? Let's look at the facts: the brain, which receives a dose of the hormones, defines a person as “chemically beneficial” for him or herself and wants to continue communication in order to maintain this sense of happiness. This means that he or she can quickly generate initial sympathy during a long-term relationship. And when it comes to chemistry - such love is possible. Who knows, maybe you might find it yourself on Promenad!