People believe in love at first sight, and every third person reports that he or she has experienced it. There has been little scientific investigation into whether LAFS really exists — until now. Love at first sight (LAFS) is a commonly known phenomenon, but has barely been investigated scientifically. According to study published in Journal of the International Association for Relationship Research. LAFS is not a distinct form of love, but rather a strong initial attraction that some label as LAFS, either in the moment of first sight or retrospectively.
Researchers worked with about 400 participants, mostly Dutch and German students, who reported roughly 500 encounters. They asked the participants to first report whether they'd had the LAFS experience, then to note how physically attractive they found the objects of their affection.