Falling In Love In A Glance

It’s a science.


Whether you are a strong believer or strong skeptic on the notion of ‘love at first sight,’ we are bringing THE science for you to evaluate.  

It takes one-fifth of a second for the chemicals in your brain -which induce euphoria- to kick in when looking at the person you love. The conclusion is derived from Stephanie Ortigue’s study on love. The study also stated when looking or thinking about the one you love, the brain releases the neurotransmitters of adrenaline, oxytocin, dopamine, and vasopressin. The mixture of these chemicals released in our brains can have the same effect as a small dose of cocaine. Aka- love bumps are kind of legitimate. So, this study doesn’t necessarily deal with the act of falling in love, as it does with the process which takes place when one is already in love. But what we are gathering is that this process is speedy.  

Another study has referred to the idea of ‘love at first sight’ as a ‘Positive Illusion.’ This notion comes to light on reflection of a couple’s first encounter. Aka- a person’s recall of the event may be warped by the feelings they feel in their current relationship stage. Although not supporting ‘love at first sight,’ equally not disproving the idea.  

However, there are studies to back the idea of ‘love at first sight', but they appear to suggest only on a superficial level. As we all know, love requires a lot more from us and must withstand time, which differs from the feeling of desire and lust. They suggest ‘love at first sight’ may occur, but it does not mean it will develop into a long-term feeling. 

Up Next, Desigual Designed By Monsieur Christian Lacroix