Do You Believe in Love at First Sight?
Not a believer? You just might be after reading these 9 true stories of love at first sight.
In her recent interview for Playboy, cover girl Marge Simpson revealed how she knew Homer was the man she’d marry: “Well, when the doctor said I was pregnant, I heard a voice saying, ‘That’s the man you’re going to marry.’ The voice was my mother’s.”
Sigh. Whatever happened to love at first sight? After all, fairytales lead us to believe there is one special someone out there for each of us, and that we’ll know as soon as we meet him that he’s the person we’re meant to spend the rest of our lives with. But can that possibly be true? And will we really know on the spot?
Take a group of people aside and ask them the age-old question, “Do you believe in love at first sight?” and chances are you’ll walk away with a grab bag of responses. Whether it’s your neighborhood mailman or the twofaced suck-up in the office that you loathe, everyone has an opinion when it comes to this burning q. We heard from almost a hundred women and men on the subject, and while there were a few naysayers in the bunch, after reading through all the true tales of love at first sight we’re believers!
Here are 9 true tales of love at first sight:
-“I definitely believe in love at first sight – or maybe love at first meet. When I met my husband, I was immediately drawn to him, and he to me. It was like – ZOW! Who is this!? I first noticed his hands, as they fit mine perfectly. We spent the night together that first night, and have been together for over 10 years now (married since 2002). I love him more every day.”
–Ada Vaughan, 38, Chicago suburbs, owner of CuteyBaby, LLC
-“When I was 18, I saw Joshua for the first time. He was standing in a doorway and I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I looked at my friend who was standing by me and said, ‘That’s the man that I’m going to marry.’ She looked at me like I was crazy and I didn’t blame her – it sounded crazy to me. Then, we began dating and I broke all of the rules: I slept with him (on the first date), I told him that I loved him and that we were going to marry one day (on the second date), and then I moved in with him after we had been together for five years. After 12 years together, we are getting married in the beginning of next year. I am more in love with him now than ever. We have had our problems, but we have always worked them out.”
–Gina M. Gallo, 30, Louisiana, school librarian