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Love at First Sight: 12 Real Life Love Stories

A couple who experienced love at first sight, kissing on a boat during a date.

We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘love at first sight’ but what does it really mean to the people who’ve experienced it? And how does it feel? There are many who claim that love at first sight doesn’t exist but what do those who claim that it does have to say about it?

To help get to the bottom of the love at first sight phenomenon, this month’s real life love stories are all from different daters who met through the dating app Zoosk and experienced love at first sight after meeting for the first time. Whether it was like meeting yourself, your soulmate, your best friend, or the person of your dreams, these stories help explain that unexplainable feeling of meeting someone for the first time and just knowing that your life is about to change forever.

“It really was love at first sight. We felt this energy and connection that was nothing like any other people we had met before. The connection we have is indescribable.” – Teres

“We met in person and it was unlike any other meeting.  It wasn’t like meeting a person for the first time but like a lifelong friend. I never believed in love at first sight until her. From that moment forward I was hers and she was mine.” – Jeff

“The moment I laid eyes on him I knew that love at first sight was real. Even days later I can see remember how hard my heart was beating and how much I wanted to hug him but I was paralyzed by his amazing smile and perfect eyes.” – Kiara

“As soon as he walked up my drive, it was love at first sight! I actually said to him, ‘Wow, you’re even better looking in real life!” – Cindy

“My first response to seeing her for the first time was to kiss her on her right cheek. I did and she seemed to have a look of surprise and mild pleasure… Her response brought a wave of calm over me. Instantly, I felt very relaxed in her presence and with her calm and tranquil manner. For a while, it seemed as if every other person around us had disappeared and only she and I existed. We didn’t speak a word to each other for several seconds, but we were communicating, just by looking at each other. Our first few moments together were so magical, that when we did speak, it seemed almost unimportant. But we did speak of course, and we drifted into our first date together.” – David

“We knew our first face-to-face meeting was going to be wonderful. Well, it wasn’t wonderful, it was light-years beyond wonderful! We found that we have so much in common that it’s almost scary, like we had met ourselves. We felt as if we had known each other for years.” -Debra

“Within the first two minutes of meeting Paul, I perceived how wonderful, genuine, and loving he was. I have never felt so strong so soon about anyone!” – Vicky

“The conversation just flowed and flowed; unrehearsed, unscripted, and natural. It was if we had known each other for years. The passion and intensity grew and grew. Conversation never seemed to be a problem, and the connection was as deep as we both had been searching for. We couldn’t get enough of each other.” – Cory

“We met, we laughed, we kissed, we haven’t left each other’s side since! The whole thing about love at first sight seemed kinda hokie to me but not now. I’ve found the woman of my dreams! (Oh and she likes me too.)” – Hugh

“We had almost everything in common, from our past to our present. We were running parallel lives as kindred spirits!” – Wallace

“We had supper and talked until 10:30 that first night and have been talking ever since… We just take rides sometimes and talk talk talk talk talk. We have become each other’s best friend, we make each other laugh, and I believe that’s what holds a relationship together.” – Cathy

“It was terrible weather (thunder, lighting, etc.) when I got to his house. I walked to front porch and knocked with no answer several times. I was thinking Hmm, am I at the wrong place? when there came the downpour of rain and there came the man of my dreams around the side of the house from the back porch. He said, “Hey!” and scared me to death because I was expecting an answer from the door. I walked down the steps and met him with open arms. We looked into each other’s eyes and it was instantly love at first sight, no doubt about it. It was like a scene from The Notebook. We hugged and I laid a big ole kiss right on his lips. (Yes, I made the first move!) I just couldn’t deny the chemistry. We left for dinner in the pouring rainall smiles and no doubts.” – Amanda

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