The conclusion that US researchers have made surely will not please hundreds of young and not very young people around the world. However, psychologists confidently state: this is a fact that love at first sight does not exist. However, from the fourth sight it is quite possible.
Scientists are sure that people should meet at least four times to feel the attraction to each other. After the first date, some are convinced that they fell in love, but they just put equality between love and a pleasant impression or sympathy.
Psychologists from the University of Groningen in Netherlands completely agreed with the US researchers. They came to this conclusion after conducting a series of experiments. The first experiment involved 396 people (both single people and people being in a relationship).
The people were shown photos of strangers and asked to estimate their attractiveness. The participants spoke very gently, talked about the passion that had arisen about the people they liked, and someone even remarked: "This person and I are made for each other."
Participants were also asked if they fell in love. In two other experiments, psychologists staged a speed-dating: participants spent 20 minutes and an hour and a half, getting to know each other. They were asked again about feelings they had.
These words were just compliments: with each score on a five-point scale of attractiveness, the likelihood of feeling "butterflies in the stomach" increased ninefold. However, during the fast rendezvous, there was not a single pair of lovers at first sight.
"Our observations indicate that there is no passion or love at first sight." psychologists conclude. It is a fact that the strong emotions that people describe said only about the attractiveness of a partner and not about falling in love with him.
It is interesting that there was more passion in the relationship of people who described the beginning of their relationship as love at first sight, than in those relationships where people did not experience such impulses. Situations that psychologists modeled were not natural, so the results of the study still need to be checked.
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