Love at first sight is something fantasy-like, and you either believe in it, or you don't. Bustle, and Dr. Helen Fisher who is a biological anthropologist, explain how to know if what you're feeling is actually love at first sight.

  • You're feeling queasy upon first meeting this new person. Those butterflies in your stomach are likely the result of elation (because you're with someone that you find attractive) and anxiety (from wondering if they find you attractive).
  • They're the only person you see and it feels like you're alone in the same room as them. Being so enthused with this new person so much so that you don't feel like you can see or hear any other person around you is another symptom of feeling as though you're falling in love at first sight.
  • You feel a sense of familiarity even though you have never seen or met this other person before in your life. Wanting to get to know everything about them, while also feeling like you know everything already and have known them for years, is a weird paradox that you can feel if it's love at first sight for you.

While love does need time to develop in a relationship, it can feel like you're falling in love right away sometimes. An initial connection can feel like love at first sight, but you might just be strongly attracted to that other person.

(via Bustle)