No Love At First Sight Says Study, Bye Bye Cupid?

Bollywood movies are full of scenes where the actor and the actress, accidentally cross paths and lock eyes – instantly (faster than Maggi’s cooking time) – fall head over heels in love with each other.

Most romantics have been harbouring the notion of falling in love at first sight and waiting for their time to come. But a recent study has revealed that there is no love at first sight – it is probably just lust.  *Heart-break*

So love at first sight (LAFS) is a thing of our dreams, according to a study published in the Journal Of The International Association Of Relationship Research. The researchers, using three platforms – online, laboratory & three dating events, found out that what the 400 participants of the study felt was not a form of love, but the initial physical attraction.

According to an article on, “They asked the participants to first report whether they’d had the LAFS experience, then to note how physically attractive they found the objects of their affection. The researchers also asked the participants to self-report how they felt about concepts like intimacy, physical attraction, commitment and passion, often associated with true, lasting love.”

The next time someone tells you, they fell in love at first sight, don’t forget to show them this article.

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Heer Khant
Heer Khant

Traveller | Writer | Photographer | Maverick | Social Worker | Lawyer | A freedom-loving woman for whom words are like wings to her soul. She believes in aliens, hates boundaries and lives like the first human on Earth.

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