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Love at first sight in BL / MM romance: does it still work?

Yes, I know. It is a cliche. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
But in Italy we say that “you can’t stop cheering for a winning team”. So, is love at first sight still going strong?
Personally, whenever I find a case of love at first sight that’s there for no other reason than having to put two characters together, I stop caring about their relationship completely. It just reminds me too much of those books my mother reads that usually have all the same plot:

  • they meet;
  • love at first sight;
  • they don’t admit it;
  • oh my God we can’t be together;
  • some drama;
  • who cares, let’s get married.

I’m not saying these plots are bad, they’re actually pretty good to help you pass the time and relax on the beach or after a long day at work. But at the same time I think there are better ways to narrate love at first sight.

In particular, I find it really effective when:

  1. you don’t understand immediately it was love at first sight, you find out later and everything starts making sense
    #saezuru
  2. they really struggle to figure out their feelings and to confess them
    #callmebyyourname
  3. you feel the love even from the smallest interaction they have as soon as they meet
    #dokyuusei #bananafish
  4. they never talk about romance – they might as well hate each other – but they just can’t leave the other alone
    #captiveprince

And what do you think of love at first sight?

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