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Do You Believe In Love at First Sight……..If You Don’t, Then Maybe You Should

By Shauntee @shaunteebattie

Do You Believe In Love at First Sight……..If You Don’t, Then Maybe You Should

When love is not madness, it is not love -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I’ve been known to be a hopeless romantic, in fact, I know I am. I watch sappy love stories all the time and it isn’t one love story I haven’t seen. Yes, I’ve seen them all Sleepless in Seattle, You Got Mail, The Notebook, Under the Tuscan Sun, Eat Pray Love and Must Love Dogs. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for a good love story and will easily clean out a box of tissue and drink a whole bottle of wine watching any of these movies. That’s our secret and don’t you dare tell anyone that I cry at the movies because I’ll deny it to the very end. Do you remember the movie City of Angels, Nicholas Cage was an angel who fell in love with a mortal. He gave up his wings for her only to have her get hit by a car and die. After I watched that movie you could have called me Niagra Falls because I cried like no tomorrow. The common theme of all of these movies is that these characters fell in love virtually at first sight and although there were bumps along the way love conquered all.

In reality, does love at first sight even exist? Movies paint a great picture that love conquers all, but does it? I think that yes, true love does conquer all and there are very few people who experience love at first sight or a strong emotional connection, but it does happen. In reseraching the whole love at first sight theory, I found that there are signs that indeed point to love at first sight. Apparently, your heart races, your blood pressure rises, your breathing gets faster, you go weak at knees, your pupils dialate, you experience euphoria, your palms get sweaty and a feeling of warmth hits you. After reading this, I’m not sure if’s it love or a damn heart attack but chances are if you’re standing in front of someone and feel this sudden attraction its love. If you also feel this attraction but get a bulge in your pants or maybe a little moist between the legs then it lust. Love and lust are two entirely different emotions!

Now in the past, I’ve met someone and instantly felt a strong connection with them. We locked eyes and somehow I knew I would end up in love. Was it love at first sight? I’m not sure, because I did feel speechless (which is rare for me) but I also felt an overwhelming sense of being safe and secure which I thought was weird because I generally have to warm up to people to even feel just a little bit trusting of that person. I actually went home and was thinking like what the hell just happened and in that brief thought I received a text so obviously I was thought of to. In the end, it didn’t work out but I have no regrets as we turned out to be in two different places in life. Deep down on the inside I know this person will forever have a place in my heart and I still can’t explain why but as they say if you can explain why you love someone it probably isn’t love. So todays lesson is if you love someone or even think you love someone embrace it. It doesn’t matter who likes it, who doesn’t like it or whether their comfortable or uncomfortable, all that matters is how you feel about each other. The common theme among all of the movies I named is that being together or accepting love was not an easy task, if it was then it wouldn’t be a movie. True love is never easy and maintaining that love is never easy as well but in the end somehow it’s well worth it. Remember anything worth having is not always easily obtained! So the next time you find yourself locking eyes with a person and you feel an overwhelming sensation it may very well be love at first sight or maybe you’re having a heart attack!

Until we meet again :)

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