Is there such a thing?  Can you really fall in love at first sight?

I think we first have to define what love is.  According to Merriam-Webster love is:

a (1) : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (2) : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests.

I used to believe in love at first sight but I don’t anymore.  But only because I learned what real love is.   The bible defines love this way:

“4Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

5It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].”


That comes from 1st Corinthians chapter 13.  Also known as the “love chapter.”

So learning what true love is, can it really happen at first sight?

I think an interest and affection can come at first sight, but love, love takes time.


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