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Most people understand love at first sight to be falling in love with a stranger when they see them for the first time. But love at first sight is based on stereotypes, imagination, and assumption.
Research shows that romantic love is often based on idealization and positive illusions, but it is also true about love that lasts many years.
If you have experienced love at first sight, think what made the stranger stand out to you.
Knowing this, you may understand why some are certain about the possibility of love at first sight.
But it doesn't make the potential resulting breakup easier. It leaves us feeling like we lost something destiny had intended.
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