How to explain love at first sight?

Often fantasized through movies and novels, love, at first sight, is a state that all women dream of experiencing at least once in their life. But does it really exist? If so, what are the upheavals felt in our body and mind? And how to make it last?

What is love at first sight?

A veritable whirlwind of feelings, love, at first sight, sweeps everything in its path. At the corner of a cafe, at work, with friends, it can happen anywhere, and once you have met the gaze of the chosen one, it is impossible to get rid of it. Everything else disappears. All that remains is the desire to be with him and to think of him. He then becomes the center of our concerns and even becomes the perfect being, the one with whom we want to start a family, live, and grow old. We idealize him, his faults become qualities, or even worse, we do not find any! Unfortunately, love, at first sight, is not always mutual and can be the cause of great suffering. But if it is shared, it becomes synonymous with passion,

A history of chemistry

According to several studies, love, at first sight, is not romantic and is just a chemical manifestation of the brain, reacting to the sight and smell of a person. Molecules will then upset our whole body, ” to the point where it is possible to completely lose control.“, say the researchers. These molecules are real drugs, which act on our organism: they accelerate our heart, make us tremble, stutter, blush and we quickly become addicted, like a real junkie. On the other hand, always according to These studies, the effect would last only 18 months and would disappear completely after 4 years. Fortunately, the “molecule of attachment” takes over: oxytocin, which gives us a feeling of tenderness and well-being. , in the presence of the loved one, and which allows us to consider a longer-term relationship.