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10 Signs That It Is Love At First Sight

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Is love at first sight real? Learn to recognize the signs of love at first sight and more important, the dangers of falling in love at first sight.

When love is not madness, it is not love.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca


Signs Of True Love At First Sight

It is a shock, when you are suddenly hit by pure raw love. Love at first sight is an amazing and pleasurable sensation. You feel energized, capable of doing anything you want. Unfortunately, love at first sight doesn’t happen to everybody, only a few are lucky enough to experience the heat spreading in their body, the feeling of wellbeing, peace and desire that fills them when they see that special person.

Love at first sight

For most people, love grows steadily; it starts with an attraction and slowly develops into friendship until they realize they are in love. But there are also those of us who are lucky enough to have experienced love at first sight. Most people will tell us that it is not love but infatuation. They will tell us that love at first sight only exists in romantic literature, in Hollywood movies and fairytales. But we know better, we know that love at first sight can exist because we have fallen in love in our first encounter with that special person.

Love at First Sight. True love finds you when you are least expecting it.

10 Signs That It Is Love At First Sight

To know if cupid has played his magic on you there are 10 sure signs that you are head over heels about your newly found love.

When you see him or her:

  1. Your heart races. When your heartstarts beating fast as soon as you see him or her it means that there is something going on…
  2. Your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps sugar into your bloodstream and you experience a feeling of euphoria.
  3. Your breathing starts to go faster and faster
  4. Your pupils dilate
  5. Your hands and other sweaty bits start to perspire.
  6. You feel soft in the knees.
  7. A feeling of warmth feels you.
  8. You feel completely electrified, in shock !
  9. Your friends think that you are on a diet or even worse that you have started a hunger strike because you are so excited that the last thing you can think about is food.
  10. You cannot sleep anymore for thinking about THAT person. You are overwhelmed with desire and longing.

Most of the signs above are due to a liberation of adrenalin in the blood and a lowering of blood pressure in your brain. Why or how that happens? That is still a mystery; we can only call it LOVE at first sight!

"As soon as I had seen her, I was lost. For Beauty's wound is sharper than any weapon's, and it runs through the eyes down to the soul. It is through the eye that love's wound passes, and I now became a prey to a host of emotions..."

— Achilles Tatius in Leucippe and Clitophon

Romeo and Juliet.... Love at first sight

It takes less than one second to decide whether you find someone physically attractive.

Love At First Sight In The Classical World

In the classical world, the phenomenon of "love at first sight" was understood as passionate love, a kind of madness. This love passion was described through an elaborate metaphoric and mythological psychological schema involving "love's arrows" or "love darts," the source of which was often given as the mythological Eros or Cupid.

Kylie Minogue's "Love At First Sight " the words

"Thought that I was going crazy
Just having one those days yeah
Didn't know what to do
Then there was you

And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The music you were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight

'cause baby when I heard you
For the first time I knew
We were meant to be as one

Was tired of running out of luck
Thinking 'bout giving up yeah
Didn't know what to do then there was you

And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The music you were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight

'cause baby when I heard you
For the first time
I knew we were meant to be as one

And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The music you were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight"

Some Facts About Love At First Sight:

  • The attractiveness of a person can be very quickly determined, with the average time in one study being 0.13 seconds.
  • The first few minutes of a relationship have shown to be predictive of the relationship's future success

Falling in Love: Explore The General Factors That Influence Attraction

Is It Dangerous To Fall In Love At First Sight?

Is it dangerous to fall in love at first sight? Yes and no.

Yes because the disappointment once the rush has gone can be really hard. The passion involved in love at first sight can be detrimental to your everyday life. Some people might forget their work responsibilities, their families and partners, their friends, and in some cases even their health while they are experiencing what the French call the “coup de foudre”. The bad news is that the state of euphoria does not last indefinitely, and at some point you do recover your bearings, you realize that passion is not everything in life.

On the other hand, how can being happy, excited and in love be dangerous? Life is dangerous and if you ever fall in love at first sight the best thing is to take advantage of it, take advantage of the moment and enjoy it while it lasts! When you fall off your cloud, pick yourself up again and start all over…

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Love At First Sight

Plato held the view that, when our souls descended from heaven to earth, they were divided, so that meeting your soul mate for “the first time” in this lifetime was a sort of reunion.

Do You Believe In Love At First Sight?

Love at First Sight

Dr. Earl Naumann, author of Love at First Sight, interviewed and surveyed 1,500 individuals of all races, religions, and backgrounds all across America, and concluded that love at first sight is not a rare experience. What’s more, Dr. Naumann theorizes that if you believe in love at first sight, there’s a roughly 60 percent chance it will happen to you.

Love At First Sight Myth Or Reality?

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Saeeda on August 28, 2012:

I felt love at first sight just a couple days ago I just turned my head and saw this man when our eyes met i froze and my mind was racing my mouth got all dry I couldn't even smile I was so nervous but the way he looked at me made me feel like I was the prettiest girl in the world nd I've been having dreams about him the past couple of days I feel like I'm missing someone since the day I saw him like a part of me is missing and I NEED them back in my life and I don't even know his name but I can't find anybody else attractive since I saw him because nobody looks as good as him in my eyes it's like just when I saw the light it's gone I wish I would have broke the ice and said hi but I could tell he is a few years older then me I'm only seventeen but he seemed in his middle twenties I feel like I'm too young to feel this way but the image of him wont leave my mind or my dreams

Anath (author) on January 24, 2012:

Experimental reasons?? Love that! you are so right, you MUST try everything before you die Ryan. Most of the time you'll be surprised how much you like the experimental situations.

Ryan ~ on January 24, 2012:

I've never experienced such. I've found that a woman's demeanor could trigger "love at first meeting" ..but then again, what is "love"? Lust at first sight is different from infatuation (for those who blur lines), but either of those two claim the category in regards to descriptions of circumstances listed in this article. Thank you for writing this, Anath. I hope to falsely induce the feeling of love at first sight, for experimental reasons. I'm curious to see the reactions of a woman from the perspectives of a weak man. I must try everything before I die.

Stephdiva from New york on November 03, 2011:

Oh I so agree with love at first sight.I have experience it which I explain in my hub.If you get a chance feel free to read & comment.We mutually felt the butterflies everytimr we saw between 10 yrs.I dont know how.

amyours on September 04, 2011:


today i was at an event and im into dance and stuff and i have been suffering from love problems lately cause of my ex when BAM!! there was this guy,, words cant explain how i felt!! as soon as i saw him i said to myself "HE IS PERFECT" there was this kind of light behind him and when he smiled it just gave me chills and when he was called on the mic my heart skipped a beat!!


but now i cant stop thinking about him i hope to see him again some day!

amanda on August 11, 2011:

i fell head over heals in love yesterday, she came into my work and i was doing something and she walked up to me and as soon as my eyes met hers i felt as if i were going to faint, she had the bluest eyes, tan skin and the darkest hair, she was the most beautiful person i had ever seen, my heart wouldt quit racing and i could bareley speak to her, i felt foolish, but then she came back in today and i was helping someone else when i noticed her out of the corner of my eye and once again i thought i was going to faint, but this time she was looking at me and i felt her eyes peircing my skin like she had some sort of magical power over me, it was kinda scary, this was the first time iv ever felt anything like this. i dont know what to do, what if she comes back in, i swear this girl is going to be the death of me.

soulmate on May 27, 2011:

yes, i believe in love at first sight! it happened to me. i was minding my own business and turned around and saw this gentleman standing there and i could not move. something took over my mind. a flash of light radiated from his smile. i wish i could explain what happenend, no one seems to believe me. i didnt notice the guy, and then "bam" i was hypnotized. i was having a conversation w/a voice in my mind telling me to go up to him. but i was ashamed because i was staring at this light coming from his smile! then the voice told me to smile and i then, he continue to smile back


Sun-Girl from Nigeria on May 04, 2011:

Very superb article and i think i strongly believe in love at first sight.

Ez Kay on May 04, 2011:

Love at first sight is the most craziest that will ever happen to me and am really looking forward for a day like that to this article so much.

acaetnna from Guildford on December 19, 2010:

Love at first sight - such a powerful emotion. Great hub - thanks for sharing.

epigramman on October 14, 2010:

10 key signs that it is love at first sight for the epigramman:

10. I am smitten by Anath's hubs

9. I love your name

8. you give 'sex appeal' new meaning

7. I am caressed by your sensuous choice of hubs

6. Cold showers are always in store after I leave here

5. Did I say cold showers?

4. ... well your hubs are also like a nice warm massage

3. feels like a honeymoon that never ends

2. you make both women and men feel good about themselves Dr. Anath!!!

1. quite simply the greatest turn on at hubpages (with your clothes on - lol lol)

Anath (author) on April 15, 2010:

One thing is for sure KenWu, those who have never experienced love at first sight cannot understand how powerful it can be.

KenWu from Malaysia on April 15, 2010:

Love is first sight is a great experience. You are indulging in a world that nobody understands! The kind of chemistry you have inside makes you a totally different person.

No one has ever lived, if he/she never falls in love.

Anath (author) on January 06, 2010:

It is dangerous Gina, but I have loved every minute of it every time it happened. One never knows when is going to happen again or how long it is going to last and that is part of the appeal. You are right, it is like jumping of a cliff in search of adrenalin!

Gina Coole from London on January 06, 2010:

Good stuff Anath - I think giving in to love at first sight is risky but worth the danger. Its a bit like jumping off a cliff with just a bungee line attached!

Anath (author) on December 18, 2009:

I want to believe that love lasts kartika, but I have not experienced that yet. Love has multiple forms, but as far I have experienced it, romantic love doesn't last neither :-(

What a surprise to see you back poetlorraine :) maybe it's the Christmas spirit but I feel more in love than ever before !!!! Cheers to love at first sight!

poetlorraine on December 18, 2009:

came back to enjoy the video, it does happen of course, love is so magical and a gift..... sometimes wrapped up in several packages, sometimes just lying there waiting to pick it up. Nice writing style, thanks for the whole package it was lovely

kartika damon from Fairfield, Iowa on December 14, 2009:

Hi Anath, The reason love/lust disappears is because it is an illusion - lust is chemical (I agree it has its place!), and the reason love lasts is its real! Love is actually who we are, and has nothing to do with anything outside of ourselves. All the world's masters and saints know this to be true!

Anath (author) on December 14, 2009:

I love the feeling Maita, I wouldn't like to fall in love any other way;-)

I think most people think that only lust is possible but not love. For me both go hand in hand kartika. Both love and infatuation are great feelings and they can hit you as sudden and hard as they can dissapear. I could not love (romantic love) someone who I don't feel lust for.

kartika damon from Fairfield, Iowa on December 12, 2009:

I don't believe in love at first sight - I agree with lust at first sight or karma at first sight, or attraction at first sight - love is a state of being that one lives in and love is about actions. It has nothing to do with the fleeting emotions of infatuation.

prettydarkhorse from US on December 11, 2009:

the eyes too, according to Barca, I agree with that, Maita

prettydarkhorse from US on December 11, 2009:

heart races, pupil dilate, I agree, it has been long time, I want to fel those again,nice hub, Maita

Anath (author) on December 10, 2009:

You naugthy thing bloodnlatex and here I was thinking that it was just infatuation ;-)

Double the pleasure... double the pain? I like the idea Peter. Who wants a simple uncomplicated love life? not me:)

I love giving pleasure Jess, happy you enjoyed it!

Just imagine poetlorraine...

poetlorraine on December 10, 2009:

love at first sight, imagine

Jess Killmenow from Nowheresville, Eastern United States on December 10, 2009:

Love at first sight is such a romantic concept. It was a pleasure to read about.

Peter Dickinson from South East Asia on December 10, 2009:

I believe! Thank you for this. Sometimes I wish my love life was not so complicated but there again I do get double the pleasure ;-)

bloodnlatex on December 10, 2009:

I think I experinced this the first time I read your hubs! Then when you answered my comments I knew it was real! Ever since then I constantly read your hubs over and over just hoping that it will bring me closer to you.

Honestly, you have a knack for taking a general topic and turning it into something that is both interesting and informative. Normally, I wouldn't have looked twice at this title. Knowing it was from you, I couldn't read it fast enough. As expected, you took it and made it pretty damn entertaining. Great Job!

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