They'd met on Instagram and fell in "love at first click." Do you believe in love at first sight? This couple wrote poems for each other, posted photos, and I'm guessing Skyped and Facetimed for a year before they finally met. But isn't it easy to be totally into someone when you don't know them well enough yet to see their faults?
They arranged to get married as soon as he landed at the airport and they shared their first kiss. When you've only known them through emojis and clicks?
It's way more difficult to be in love with someone when you realize they've got a horrible aim, after you step in their urine driblets all around the toilet every single morning. But that imaginary person you've already prebuilt, is probably not the flesh and bone person who'll walk in the door when you end up meeting for coffee at Starbucks. Going back to the couple that met on Instagram, I hope they prove me wrong.
Most agree that online dating offers people a larger pool of romantic candidates.
Last month my favorite stat-site, Statistic Brain released a set of fascinating online dating statistics.
Since we love e-love, I want to take this opportunity to highlight some dating statistics with you!
But is it easier to find long-term profound love online versus off?
To examine this question, I will first describe what I mean by profound love and then consider the value of online dating in finding it.
One minute, you're minding your own business with your friends at the bar, and the next, some attractive guy in a button-down is talking to you and asking for your number, and you realize how smitten you've become when a week goes by, and he doesn't text you.
It kind of crushes your meet, but when you do find someone you're interested in, you feel yourself spiraling into obsessive thoughts without even knowing that much about the person yet.
Let's face it: the minute your lips lock, the super glue holding you together is cemented into place and you're hooked. According to Psychology Today, "Each couple that engages in love at first sight believes that their passionate feelings for one another will overcome the steep odds against a whimsical union actually providing a lifetime of personal fulfillment for each partner."Scientists can now measure the brain chemicals that collide with each other, creating an addictive cocktail that controls you when sexual chemistry is ignited. Is it love at first sight Or maybe, just maybe, you're addicted to love — literally. Are there signs that love is true in the first few passionate days? Here are five signs that your new guy could be the real deal (in spite of the chemistry) and how to know if what you're feeling is really love at first sight and the man on the receiving end is worth your love:1. When you fall in love at first sight (and it's real), it's often because the kindness you see in him triggers the chemical reaction.2. He treats me with old-fashioned chivalry to this day and it's one of the things I love the best about him.3.