CBJ’s Live Drive questions whether love at first sight exists
Many happy couples in the UK claim that their current partner is the one. According to Match.com’s Singles survey in 2014 of more than 5,000 single people, 41 percent of men and 29 percent of women say they have experienced love at first sight.
We have all met people who say “they just knew” when they met or saw their significant other, which is good for them but leaves us wondering why it hasn’t happened to us… yet.
The concept is usually shown in romantic comedy movies and shows. With television shows such as the ‘Are you the one?’, ‘Bachelorette’ and the highly controversial ‘Married at First Sight’, which is as crazy as it sounds. Couples are matched by a sexologist, a spiritualist, a psychologist and sociologist and only end up meeting on their wedding day.
Although radical, do these shows help those who take part find their ‘true love’ or is it just due to straight up desperation?
In the 21st century, there are increasing pressures to find ‘The One’, however the methods of doing so have evolved throughout the years. Due to the improvements in technology, we have seen the introduction of online dating apps, such as Tinder and Bumble.
Apps such as these, have led to a change in the way we hunt for ‘true love’, changing ‘love at first sight’ to ‘love at first swipe’.