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:
- you don’t understand immediately it was love at first sight, you find out later and everything starts making sense
- they really struggle to figure out their feelings and to confess them
- you feel the love even from the smallest interaction they have as soon as they meet
- they never talk about romance – they might as well hate each other – but they just can’t leave the other alone
And what do you think of love at first sight?