Whilst researching my ‘field’ and reading Cosmopolitan.com.au I came across an article that claims that a British survey has recently discovered that men are more likely to fall in love at first sight than women. Yeah right! I think there must be a typo here (i.e. replace love with lust) and you’ll probably be back on track.
The article states that apparently, all it takes for a man to fall in love is a simple flirty glance or whiff of perfume, with one in five men claiming to have fallen for a girl as soon as they laid eyes on her (seriously where do they find these men?! I mean names, addresses, e-mail address). Oh and it continues, after just one meeting, the stats rise even more – just over half were smitten after the first initial contact, and nearly three quarters had already decided she was The One within just three dates.
This might be more along the right lines… It found that women, on the other hand, are a bit more cynical. According to the study, which was conducted for the launch of Elizabeth Noble’s novel, The Way We Were, only a tenth of women believe they have ever experienced love at first sight, with most waiting until at least the sixth date to decide whether it was the real deal.
How may of you have been on a date with a guy and you find yourself thinking, “Could I see myself being with him?”, “would I be comfortable introducing him to my parents?”, or even “would that receding hair line become a turn off?”
I guess what I’m trying to say here is that when a girl goes on a date with a guy, there are a lot of things to consider, whereas (now I’m just guessing here) with guys, they either like you or they don’t.
The study also found that more men have said ‘I love you’ without the sentiment being reciprocated. Men are also more likely to utter those three magic words first in a new relationship. – I’m not being funny, but I would like to know the sample size and the demographic of the people that were surveyed here!
So tell us: do you believe in love at first sight?