Though a widely spoken about romantic concept, it does seem a tad far-fetched
It is avidly written about in fairytales and romantic novels, It is a favorite topic of most filmmakers and it is what most of us wish would somehow happen to us falling in love with someone, the very first time you lay sight on him/her.
To define it, love at first sight is a strong and immediate attraction to another person based on physical attributes like attractiveness, sex appeal, physical arousal or romantic circumstances. But that is all from the books. What about real life? Is it possible to fall in love with someone the first time you see them or is that just plain attraction which may wane off after some time? So, is love at first sight a reality of just a fairytale myth.
It is not a myth. Even clinical observations show that people have fallen in love at first sight. The relationship may not always work out later, but the concept cannot be dismissed.
While one of the partners may fall in love with the other at first sight itself, the other partner may reciprocate that feeling a bit later. People are more likely to fall in love with some specific quality in the other person than falling in love with the person itself. Also many a time what seems like love at first sight is often just infatuation. At 16 you are bound to fall in and out of love.
Almost every other day I get to hear of some new chick whom Neil has fallen for. I have tried to explain to him that it is not possible to fall in love with someone that easily but it does not make sense to him, and quite understandably.
For many teenagers, falling in love is a sort of a coping mechanism to beat the stress of school or college life. It is like a self-esteem issue. They most often do it to prove a point to themselves or to their friends. Unfortunately movies and books, which create a very rosy picture about this concept, are a major influence. That is not always realistic.
However media professional Sasha Singh is a myth, one just fuelled by the publishing and the movie industry. How can you claim to be in love with someone just by looking at them and not looking at them and not knowing anything more about them.
You can get attracted to the person the first time you see them and want to get to know them better, opines actor Arbaaz Khan, who says he believes in love at first sight. He adds that the love factor comes in when one interacts or converses with the other person spends time with them.
So what was it like for him and wife Malaika? The initial attraction was definitely there and with each meeting we just wanted to get to know each other better. Somehow I knew that she was the one for me, I just felt different right after our first meeting itself, he concludes.