"Love means never having to say you're sorry"
Line taken from the novel and 1970 film 'Love Story' starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. Many of you may not have seen this great movie or heard about it, probably you are not even born yet or still a toddler.
There are many different expression of love, we will not go into it all, just the kind of love between two opposite sexes that will or will not bloomed and matured into a lasting relationship.
Is there such a thing as 'love at first sight', I would more likely believe it if the saying comes from a female rather than a male. Why, simply because I am a male and I know it cannot be right.
Love cannot be put in the forefront when two opposite sexes met, either the first time or a few more meetings, it should rather be an 'attraction' to each other. Sometimes its infatuation when either sex is longing or in search for a partner.
Its dangerous when love is ignited due to beauty attraction alone over a person's characteristic and personality. Very seldom love will last when beauty is the top priority in seeking for a lasting relationship. True love can only be developed when a couple can see through each other real character and personality.
As "beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder", you should also be able to see through your partner, if real love is there, not from the outside but the inside.
I have seen many couples, as young as 16, falling in love but most did not last through the second year. Many were also influenced by the love story in TV drama series from Taiwan and Hong Kong.
My view on present day type of love affair, rushing into it, easy come easy go behavior, some got hurt, others simply happy to hunt for replacement.
Love is a dangerous game to play with, it can be very hurtful and if you are not ready for it don't start it or force it. Let it be natural, when the time is right for love it will glow within your heart.
One thing to take note, there are happily married couples that do not derived from love but mutual acceptance that they can live and stay together.
Sorry folks, this is not to discourage you from finding love nor falling in love. Just my thought after having seen from friends and relatives that are battling their love affairs, some make it through while others dismayed with broken heart.