Does Love at First Sight Really Exist?

Brittny Drye
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Ali and RobertoAli gushed more than once on last night's finale of The Bachelorette that it was love at first sight for Roberto. They both agreed that, upon that first meeting, there was a special something going on between them. 

But does love at first sight really exist or is it simply lust at first sight?

According to experts, it takes less than a second to size someone up and know if you find them attractive or not. Okay, easy enough, both Ali and Roberto are beautiful people. Check.

Next woo factor is their voice. Studies show that women tend to like deeper voices and men are attracted to women with higher-pitched, breathy voices.

Then, the next three minutes, you're judging their words. Crunch time. Scientists state that people feel closer to those that use the same kind of words they do (even though Chris and Ali both used "wicked!"), and if your very first conversation turns to topics that you both find important, such as family, kids, goals, etc., and you're both totally in agreement, then yes, love at first sight is possible.

Unfortunately, it actually happening is few and far between. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel found that only 11 percent of people say they had their partners at "hello."

I guess time will only tell if Ali and Roberto fall into that 11 percent category.

Do you believe in love at first sight? Are you one of the lucky 11 percent that it's happened to?

 

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