Cant take my eyes off of you
Had you asked me this question some 10 years or so ago, like most youngsters I would have said yes, I guess in the same way some people believe in Santa, there's a hopeful longing that love will be that easy, that you will see someone, be memorized by them, take them on a date there and then, have a whirlwind romance, and be hearing wedding bells before long.
Although most people have learned through experience that you can feel very drawn to a person initially, and this could be down to chemistry and looks, and sexual attraction, however, love it what is left when all of that excitement has burnt away.
I initially met my partner just popping into a shop, and liked him immediately. 2 months later, a job came up there, I applied and started working there. 3 Months later we started dating and 8 years later got married.
So is Love at first sight real?
When we talk about it now, we both say how we kept thinking about each other even after that one encounter when I was shopping, undoubtedly, I wouldn't have applied for the job if I hadn't remembered the good looking shop assistant, so some could argue that this must have been love at first sight...in reality, it was years of being there for each other and working at the relationship that built it into something more than a crush.
So, Lust at first sight yes, but Love is a much deeper, more earned and long lasting feeling and perhaps isn't your initial feeling, although the strong pull of lustful desire can lead you onto a long lasting relationship.