As early as ancient Greece, when it was called theia mania (“madness from the gods”), people have referred to the phenomenon known as “love at first sight.”
Many—if not all—romances have a moment where the hero and/or heroine spies the other, and feels an instant flutter. Love at first sight? Is it even possible?
Glamour Magazine asked a few experts if they thought love at first sight could be a reality:
“[A]ttraction or even lust at first sight seems to be more fitting...Within the first three to five minutes of seeing and talking to someone, we often determine whether they are a potential mate or an appropriate match.”
“Love at first sight? Not so much. Lust at first sight? Absolutely!...Real ’love’ is built on communication and compatibility, which takes a bit longer than an instant.”
"In my experience, yes, love at first sight is real. I remember seeing [my husband] walk into the Ethiopian restaurant the first time I ever saw him, and something happened to me. He said he loved me the first time he saw me, and it was the same for me. Not to be too mushy.”
So: Possible or not possible?