By prin - 05/09/2009 06:30 - United States
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YDI for thinking there's such a thing as "love at first sight." Love is a chemical reaction, and it's quite literally impossible to feel it the first time you look at someone. Your fiancee has a better grip on reality than you.
HEY LOOK I'M POSTING ON STUFF UNDER THE "LOVE" CATEGORY ON FML AND TELLING PEOPLE LOVE IS UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE IF YOU HAVEN'T KNOWN THEM FOR OVER 9000 HOURS AM I COOL AND EDGY NOW Are the people who RAGE and make these absurd comments on every post like this themselves utterly incapable of feeling love and thus lash out at anyone who does? It's the only plausible reason I can see for it.
A bit, but just a bit. It gets ever so slightly annoying seeing dozens of idiots on every FML that mentions anything along the lines of "love at first sight" claiming it doesn't exist because they say so. Or alternatively because science says so, without references to said science (translated: "because I say so"). Truth be told, it's not "scientific" or "logical" in any way. I'm sure you've tasted a food and decided that it's utterly disgusting and you never want it anywhere near your mouth again. Or listened to a song and decided a few seconds in that THIS IS THE BESTEST SONG EVER. Or had someone you didn't really know and didn't really have an opinion on say or do something that just rubbed you the wrong way and you decided that you greatly disliked them. While your opinion on something can gradually change over time, based on new information or just changing tastes, people can and do make split second decisions on how they feel about things all the time. There's no reason of any kind to decide that love is magically excluded from this, unless you fancy yourself as some sort of LOVE EXPERT whose definition of love is the One True Definition that must be forced upon everyone else, science, reason, or even just plain common sense be damned. Love is just another emotion, no matter how much these people may want to deify it.
"Love" is a chemical reaction. Typically, in 18 months, the effects wear off and new chemical reactions with new people are required to get the "high" from being in a relationship. That is because, in 18 months, you should've gotten through the sex part and gotten pregnant, maybe even gave birth to the kid already. After that, both sexes kick into child rearing mode, which for humans, last roughly 20 years. Just because you can't accept love is a chemical reaction doesn't make it false. Read up on scientific studies before denying something.
i don't see why people are getting all pissy; every emotion is a chemical reaction :/ doesn't make love any less REAL. also, the 18 months thing is bullshit. i've been with my boyfriend longer than that and i'm still totally in love with him. and even if you're talking marriage, such is also not always the case. i know couples who are still in love 20 years later. you just have to marry the right person. ALSO, not everyone plans on have kids. to the OP: this isn't even an FML at all. you are mad at her for being honest? besides, the 'it was a one night stand' story is more interesting anyway.
God... a one night stand? But is WAS love at first sight. Your life really sucks by your fiancee laugh to that.
Casual fuck buddy becomes a stalker/creeper and they fall in love and live happily ever after. Hollywood has probably made this picture ten times this year, at least,