If you’ve ever looked at someone and just had a feeling they were the one, you probably noticed these signs of love at first sight that you can’t miss.
It’s practically every single girl’s dream that she will walk into an establishment someday, lock eyes with a handsome stranger, and will immediately fall head over heels in love. You can’t deny that it’s a lovely thought to think that the idea of love at first sight is absolute true.
But is this real love? Or is it another powerful emotion called lust? There are plenty of people who argue that love at first sight just isn’t real.
Is love at first sight real?
Many people dismiss this kind of love as being purely fantasy, but they may have never felt it themselves. Because if they had, then they would know for sure that love at first sight certainly does exist. Just ask anybody who has experienced this phenomenon.
Plato explained love at first sight in terms of the heavens. He stated that when your soul descends from heaven to earth, it is split into two. Therefore, the other half of your soul needs to find its other half. So when you finally do find your missing half, you feel an immediate connection with that person.
10 big signs of love at first sight
It might be a little confusing to decipher love at first sight from lust. But if you’re curious as to what love at first sight feels like, take note of the following signs. These symptoms of the love at first sight are nearly impossible to miss.
#1 Your stomach drops. When you set eyes on someone and it’s love at first sight, your adrenaline will immediately start pumping through your veins. When adrenaline is released, that feeling of butterflies in the pit of your stomach is the result. And if it’s really love at first sight, these will be some of the most powerful butterflies you’ll ever feel in your life. [Read: How to know if you are truly in love]
#2 You get really nervous. Nervousness usually comes from having a big event, presentation, or an announcement to make. You get butterflies, sweat, and shake at the thought of going through with whatever it is you have to do.
When you experience love at first sight, you will probably get really nervous for virtually no reason. When just setting eyes on a person makes you sweat bullets and stutter your words in a nervous wreck, it’s a huge sign of love at first sight.
#3 You feel like you’ve met them before. When you feel that you’ve almost instantly made an immense connection with someone, despite only having met them recently, it could be love at first sight. You will feel as though you’ve known them for years, when you may have only met them that night! You won’t look at this person like they’re a stranger, but rather that they’re an old friend whom you haven’t seen in a while. [Read: Love chemistry and sparks in love]
#4 You feel an intense desire to talk to them. Not only do you feel that you know who this person is deep down, but you’ll also feel compelled to go talk to them. This can be especially noticeable if you’re usually a quiet, shy person who never goes up to a strange person and introduces yourself. You will feel an almost subconscious pull toward them if it’s love at first sight. [Read: How to talk to your crush and make them fall for you]
#5 They’re not your usual type. Everybody has a “type,” even if we don’t like to admit it. For me, it’s athletic. For others, it might be the bad boy/girl, the artist, or the cute nerd. Bit if you experience love at first sight, you may be surprised to find that this person is the furthest thing from your usual type.
You will not only be pulled toward them by a seemingly invisible force, but you will be really confused as to why, since they’re not the type of person you normally go for. But remember, your true love isn’t always the type of person you’ve always imagined yourself with. [Read: 12 bad girl traits every guy wants in his girl]
#6 You can’t stop thinking about them. If you’ve experienced love at first sight, your mind will constantly wander to their face, their voice, and when you might talk to or see them next. It’ll feel as though you’re a teenager experiencing a first crush. You won’t be able to think of anything but them for days and maybe even weeks. If your love was strong enough, you may never forget them at all.
#7 You genuinely want to know about their life. With this kind of love, it’s not necessarily a sexual attraction right from the get-go, although this could be wrapped into your feelings. But more than a sexual connection, you’ll also immediately want to know about their childhood, where they’re from, and what their hobbies are.
#8 You find them *really* attractive. Just because physical attraction isn’t the main thing you feel for this person when it’s love at first sight, it’s still something that you feel with intensity. The difference is that it’s not an overwhelming attraction that makes you want to rip of their clothes and have your way with them.
This kind of physical attraction makes you appreciate everything about the way they look. You find them sexy, cute, hot, and beautiful all in one. This is can also be a classic case of becoming so attracted to their personality that their looks seem to simply follow suit.
#9 You immediately picture yourself with them. If it’s really love at first sight, you’ll most likely start picturing yourself in a relationship with them. Most of the time, this can take a little getting to know them before you automatically feel as though you could really be with them for the long haul.
#10 You feel that you love them. Nobody can tell you whom you do or don’t love. And if you experience love at first sight, you just *know* that it’s love. You won’t feel any doubt whatsoever about the way you feel for this person, even though you just met them. [Read: 19 sure signs of falling in love to watch out for]
For those of you who are skeptics about love at first sight, don’t be. These signs will help you see that this fairytale phenomenon is absolutely alive and well.
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Bella is a lifestyle writer, cheese enthusiast (Wisconsin native over here) and fantasy adventure author-in-progress who enjoys all things love, dog, p...