Truthful Tuesday — Love at First Sight

Di, of Pensitivity101, is our host for Truthful Tuesday. This week, Di asks us:

Do you believe in love at first sight.
Have you experienced it?
Did it last?

My short answers are yes, yes, and yes. I wrote a post on Valentine’s Day in 2021 that was my personal love at first sight story, so rather than cut and paste it here, I’m going to provide a link to that post here.

9 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Love at First Sight

  1. annieasksyou January 10, 2023 / 1:22 pm

    I just finished the first-novel-gone-wild Lessons in Chemistry. The author, who sounds down to earth, said in an interview that “love is chemistry:” lust results from estrogen and testosterone; attraction from dopamine; and attachment from oxytocin and vasopressin. Not to throw a wet blanket on “love at first sight”…

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    • Marleen January 10, 2023 / 1:42 pm

      I recently heard oxytocin referred to as the morality hormone. I’m going to have to try and remember what source said it; it made sense in context,

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      • Marleen January 10, 2023 / 2:25 pm

        This isn’t where I heard it, but I found this intriguing:

        https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fendo.2017.00356/full

        ~

        OT and OTRs have been associated with positive social behaviors and may function as a biological metaphor[*] for social attachment or “love.” However, complex behavioral functions… require combined activities of OT and VP. The behavioral effects of OT and VP vary depending on perceived emotional context and the history of the individual. Paradoxical or contextual actions of OT also may reflect differential interactions with the OTR and V1aR. Adding to the complexity of this pathway is the fact that OT and VP receptors are variable, across species, individuals, and brain region, and these receptors are capable of being epigenetically tuned.

        There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear. (1 John 4: 18)

        ~

        [* Being a metaphor means it’s not the thing itself or totally in control, even if biological. I believe we can choose to make decisions or adapt.]

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      • Marleen January 10, 2023 / 10:49 pm

        I like that more detail is being studied. I’m still processing these general topics since reading https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descartes'_Error

        Actually, the book conveyed to me that some people can’t make certain choices. Kinda freaks me out but also makes sense, yet is difficult to really face.

        I do think love at first sight is possible; also believe some people never get around to loving, whether due to deciding not to, not deciding to, or (c) other.

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  2. JT Twissel January 10, 2023 / 2:21 pm

    I’m sure it happens for some people but I’ve never experienced it. Oh perhaps lust at first sight but that’s always been a disaster! But still I do believe it happens.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam January 10, 2023 / 3:08 pm

    I met hubby and three months later married him. 30 years now

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