Five Surprising Facts About Love at First Sight, Recent Research on Love at First Sight

There's still a lot about love and sex that can't be easily quantified. Studies show "love at first sight" is real.
Dr. Earl Naumann, author of  Love at First Sight, interviewed and surveyed 1500 individuals of all races, religions, and backgrounds across America, and concluded that love at first sight is not a rare experience. What's more, Dr. Naumann theorizes that if you believe in love at first sight, there's a roughly 60 percent chance it will happen to you. Here's what led him to that conclusion.
1.      Nearly two thirds of the population believes in love at first sight.
2.      Of the believers, more than half have experienced it.
3.      Fifty-five percent of those who experienced it married the object of their affection.
4.      Three quarters of these married couples stayed married.
5.      How can you increase the chance love at first sight happens to you? By believing in it studies have found that partners who fell in love at first sight, in comparison to partners who got involved more gradually, entered into intimate relationships more quickly after they met and had mates with less similar personalities especially with regard to levels of extraversion, emotional stability and autonomy This, however, did not necessarily lead to a low relationship quality, as the positive impact of the first impression can compensate for the superficial manner of choosing the partner (Barelds & Barelds-Dijkstra, 2007; Sunnafrank & Ramirez, 2004).

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