Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love at First Sight

Do you believe in at first sight? I do because it's lasted 40 years! When we first met, there was immediate attraction. He was smiling and looked straight into my eyes. I was hooked like a big fish!

Researchers will tell you that love at first sight is rare. In an interview study on this phenomenon, psychology professor Ayala Malach Pines, author of "Falling in Love," found that only one-tenth (or 11 percent) of her participants had fallen in love at first glance. When love at first sight does happen, men tend to get hit with Cupid’s arrow more often than women. But the symptoms of being love stuck are the same in both men and women...

— Focus all our attention on this person

— Become obsessive in thinking about the love object

— Suffer from sleeplessness and a loss of appetite

— Practice possessiveness over our mates

— Show physical affection, such as nuzzling

— Channel all of our energies to win over this particular beloved

I didn't really need researchers to tell me all this, I kinda knew it already!


  1. And just as in the case of your adorable grandson and his first love pictured below - - - it is written ALL OVER THEM for the whole world to see. Like you said - - - THEY CAN'T HELP IT!!!

  2. Congrats on your almost 40 years. We will celebrate our 40th in December. I don't know about you, but these 40 years have flown by.

  3. What a sweet post! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. G'morn, Joy ~ Congrats! on your 40 years of love ... no one would believe the story of how we got together ... & lasted 49 years.

    Love at first sight was when we saw each grandchild come into this world ... what joy & bliss.

    Happy Valentine's
    Have a loving weekend.
    Hugs, Marydon

  5. It happened for me and Mr. Wonderful that way, too - and since Day ONE we never missed a day of seeing or talking to each other! I can't imagine life without him! Happy almost 40 yrs!

  6. I believe in it...I felt such a powerful thing, like a shock, when I met my sweet heart..the attraction and love has stayed with us over all these years too. Have a good Valentines day and come say hi when you can :D

  7. Hi girlie,
    Not sure if I believe in LOVE at first sight, but definite connection or attraction at first sight. I knew when I first saw my honey that he was special and I was attracted to him...even though I was dating someone else at the time:0 It all worked out and now we've been married for almost 18 years. God is good. Loved that picture. Have a great weekend.

  8. I didn't know that love at first sight was so rare. It happened to me!

  9. I believe.
    I believe.

    It didn't happen that way with my and my dh, but I've known others who have stories similar to yours. Who am I to discount what you KNOW to be true...BTW, my current Blog is about my "guy" of 40 yrs. too.

  10. How very sweet. I believe it happens, sometimes we just don't know that's what we're feeling.
    Hope you have a happy Valentines Day! ♥

  11. Oh YES!! I do believe in love at first sight and at every glance ever after - LOL.
    My husband and I had love at first sight when we are teenagers and after many many years we still feel that love when we look at each other - it is a wonderful thing!!

  12. Definitely believe in love at first sight, happened to me 31 years ago.
    Thanks for visiting me in Normandy


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