More Men Believe In Love At First Sight (No-Brainer Survey Finds)

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Finally a study is silencing all skeptics!

Some people believe that you have to thoroughly get to know someone before you can fall in love. Others would beg to differ, swearing that love at first sight isn't limited to fairy tales. What to believe? According to a recent poll ... both! Apparently believing in love at first sight isn't as silly as society would have you believe, mostly because. Well. It's real.

In the 2014 Singles in America survey, 59 percent of men and 49 percent of women said that love at first sight is real. Also 41 percent of men and 29 percent of women said that they have experienced it themselves.

Surprised that men are more in line with the "happily ever after" narrative? Don't be!

Think about it like this:

"Men are so visual," explains biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher tells The Wall Street Journal. "They see a woman who appeals to them physically, and it will trigger the romantic love system faster."

A skeptic might point out, "but that's lust not love."

That's true, but Dr. Fisher explains that these two things work the same way. She says that sex drive is fueled by testosterone and it can happen quickly. While, romantic love is an emotional obsession that happens just as fast.

"It's an adaptive mechanism for attraction and to start the mating process quickly," says Dr. Fisher.

So if you do fall quickly for someone, don't feel weird about it! Everyone's love story is written at different times, lengths, and details.


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