Love At First Sight

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You see him standing there. Your heart begins to race. Butterflies begin to flutter in your stomach. Love at first sight. Yeah right. Often today you hear couples of all ages saying that from the first time they saw their partner they knew that, "That was the one". Give me a break. How can you possibly tell who you are going to marry just based on looks. Isn't that a little too superficial? I think some people need to wake up and realize that we are not living in a fantasy world.

First of all, what is love? To me I think it cannot possibly be defined. If you're feeling so many strong emotions at once, how can you possibly label it with such a small word. I think today in society so many people are aching for that piece in their own life that is missing, so to fill that void they try so desperately hard to "be in love".

Personally, if someone is going to start loving you just based on a physical attraction then I doubt the relationship will last long, and maybe that is why over fifty percent of the marriages today end in divorce. I think to be totally in love you have to be able to love the person not only for their outer shell, but also their true self. I think that when two people are in love they can communicate on a whole other level and share very intimate conversations that no one else would understand like your partner. This is why I do not believe in "love at first sight".

As for the people that do, I really hope they get some sense knocked into them. If you do happen to fall in love with the person you thought was incredibly gorgeous without even exchanging one word, then I think that happens completely by coincidence, and you just happened to be the luck of the draw. I am not trying to be pessimistic, just realistic.

In conclusion, I think love is wonderful thing, and if you are lucky enough to experience it, I would advise you to enjoy it to the fullest while it lasts. You see her standing there. Your heart begins to race. Butterflies begin to flutter in your stomach. Lust a first sight. Exactly