July 28, 2014

Trollop with a Question #15

Yes, yes, I'm back. And with me, I bring Monday. (Sorry about that. It couldn't be helped.) But at least, Monday means I have a new question. Are you ready? Are you set?

Do you believe in love at first sight?

I tackled a bit of this query in a post going live tomorrow at Tamsin Flowers. Now I'm curious as to your answers...and experiences.

It's only a little after seven, and I'm already running late. Here's my cheat sheet for the week...

• Don't forget to enter your nominations for my first annual Trollop Erotic Book Awards.
• Please visit the next stop on my Those Boys tour! I'm at Sommer Marsden's today.
• Read the latest at Violet Blue's—with a lovely mention of Summer Loving!

If you answered last week's question—and you think I'm sexy (I just had to toss that in)—drop me a note to msalisontyler at yahoo dot com with your snail mail address. I will send you a prize. (I'm a tiny bit behind with my mailing. You should see my desk. Well, I should see my desk. I can't see my desk. It's covered with envelopes. Hitting the post office hard today!)



CJ Lemire said...

Maybe. A thoroughly unsatisfying answer, I know.

I don't believe I've ever experienced it myself. An appreciation of someone's physical attributes, certainly. Lust being part of that, although by no means all. I also have a weakness for interesting faces, and quirky mannerisms. I can also respond quite quickly to what someone has to say, to their point of view, and most especially to the spark of intelligence I might detect behind their words. But love? That's a strong term.

On the other hand, I don't want to discount the possibility by ruling it out completely. My inner romantic—yes, I do have one—would like to believe in the possibility, for myself and for others.

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

I think it's possible, but it's all about context. If I knew I'd be attracted to him anyway, and first encountered him while he was in the middle of saving the world or something, I'd be more comfortable calling it instant love. Of course, I've fallen for lamer reasons, so...


Molly said...

I never used to but then I didn't believe love, in the romantic sense of the word, even existed. I thought it was something hollywood had made up to sell movies.... that all changed for me the moment I laid eyes on M, which was on skype... it was like someone had punched me in the gut. I fidgeted my way through it but I felt breathless, lost for words and it seemed to important that he liked me. I knew then I loved him. In that moment my whole world shifted, everything I thought I knew about love and relationship changed instantly.


Miz Angell said...

I totally believe in love at first sight. I believe that two souls can recognize each other in just a glance.

Is it lasting? On that, I'd like to hope so. I know it did for my parents. They were married for 40 years before my dad passed three years ago. And he was my mom's one and only - in everything.

While it wasn't perfect - because nothing ever is - it was as close to a fairy tale as I'll ever come in my lifetime. Better than that though, because it was real.

AnM said...

Yes I do, although I don't think it always hits you like "Bang! That's the one I'm going to marry!!" Like with Alan and I; an unusual chemistry was there but I didn't realize exactly what it meant until we'd been together for a little while.

Jade A. Waters said...

Great question. I believe in love at first sight, though I've never fully experienced it, personally. I've certainly felt compelled at first sight—I must know him, I must kiss him, that sort of thing. More of a physical urge, I guess. On the other hand, I also experienced a delayed love at first sight, once (so "love at first sighting but not the moment eyes locked")...met a men who I was intrigued by but pushed away (I was stubborn then), but he was persistent. I'd say by 30 minutes in, it was love. Years later, I still refer to him as my "former romance novel boyfriend." :)

Jeremy Wright said...

I definitely believe in infatuation at first sight. You might end up falling in love eventually. But there are too many factors involving love.

First time I ever experienced the infatuation at first sight. Sixth grade, Adorable blonde named Brittany, when I saw her I got a tingle up my spine and butterflies. Had a huge crush on her til she moved away after tenth grade. Never got the courage to ask her out. Oh well though very happily married now and so is she.