Save the Date: Love at First Sight

People say beauty is in the eye of the beholder so there’s no way you could possibly fail this love eye exam. The moment they took your breath away, things may have been a bit blurry, but by no means was squinting necessary. Once you’ve been hooked by his/her beauty, tunnel vision may become an issue. But trust us, you’re eyes aren’t playing tricks on your mind! You’ve officially been blinded by love. Has this sight for sore eyes made you fall in love at first glance?


Although it's a good start, consider it a sneak peek. More like a coming attraction (and let's emphasize on the word “attraction”) because everything at that point is based purely on the physical packaging. Just like movie trailers, you are only seeing a montage of the best parts.

Ah, the power of editing. Mix that with the anticipated hype and it’s just enough to get you excited and wanting to see more -- two tickets please.

Once you’re there watching this story unfold, you'll either realize it's got you hooked and on the edge of your seat from the get go or it turns out to be a yawn of a tale, going in an entirely different direction than you expected and you’re losing interest early on.

Maybe the jokes aren't as funny the second time around. Perhaps the story doesn't make any sense or there's no more shock value anymore. Whatever it is, the element of surprise is gone. Your blockbuster of a relationship turns out be a box office flop, having you looking for the exit sign.

No plans for a sequel, but possibly a remake in the years to come.


Lust at first sight is the solution to this equation. What starts off as mere sparks can eventually turn into fireworks.

It’s not fair to knock that initial attraction. Whether it’s the way they gaze into your eyes or that Colgate smile that sends chills up and down your spine, these are the captivating traits that turn up the heat and have us yearning for more.

People have certain types. For those that say, “it’s only what’s on the inside that counts” -- they’re lying! You have to be physically attracted to your mate.

If you already know you can’t get down with his/her appearance, save yourself the drama of detonating the bombshell with care in the long run. It may sound shallow, but let’s put it this way, it would be worse to invest time and energy into someone knowing they will never be your shooting star.

Once you get passed all the oohh’s and awww’s it’s time to scratch beyond the surface and take an in-depth look around. Find out if the inside measures up to the outside. If so, you know you’ve been completely smitten.

During the process just remember one thing: lust makes you feel all tingly inside, but true love will shake you to the core, igniting a fire that can never be extinguished.

Do you have a dating dilemma? Send Stephanie and Matt your story and questions and you may be featured on the next installment of Save the Date.

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