Yes, it has certainly worked for me. I set eyes on my ex husband at an event and knew that the attraction was mutual immediately I saw him with his friend and spoke to him. We lasted over 30 years and were still in love by the finish, except that we had diverged so much in our values and expectations, we could not sustain the relationship on love alone because too much resentment and anger had crept in.
On another occasion, I knew I had fallen in love instantly with someone when our eyes met across a room, seeing him for the first time. It was amazing because it was so unexpected with him not being the type I would have expected to even be friendly with. That was before my marriage but circumstances just weren’t right at the time to follow through. Thirty-five years later he proposed, but I was a different person by then and wanted something new with my life.
Falling in love is really down to our beliefs. If we believe that anyone can engage us in an instant, because we are expressive enough to allow it to happen, it will always happen for us. If we are the cynical type who questions every potential relationship and are worried about its outcome, it won’t get a chance to flourish because we will kill it with our negative expectations.
People who don’t believe in falling in love at first sight are seldom likely to experience it for that very reason: they cannot have something positive materialising out of their negative beliefs, and fear of its consequences will keep such an experience from happening. Even if it got up and smacked them in the face, they would always attribute it to something else.
But love at first sight is magical when it works because, with its element of surprise, it carries with it the potential for something truly exciting and enjoyable.
So, what do YOU think? Do you believe in love at first sight, and have you ever experienced it?