This is something I’ve been asked many a time, and I honestly don’t think there’s a definitive answer to it. It takes as long as it takes. Granted, if someone is coming and saying that they’ve fallen in love a ridiculous amount of times, then the chances are they have no idea what it is, but even those who have experienced it can be tricked.
Take me for example, I’ve only ever had one girlfriend, and I seriously loved her. That ended over two years ago and in that time I thought I’d fallen in love with about five different girls until about six months ago, when a crush I had on a friend got worse and worse until there was no denying that I loved her. That didn’t go so well but I won’t bore you with the details. Anyway, I think love at first sight is overplaying it a bit. I mean, someone could be perfect for you but is it really possible to know that from one glance? I met a girl last weekend at a University visit day who most people wouldn’t look twice at, but when I spoke to her, we got on really well and had loads in common, so naturally, by the time she left, I was screwed. I don’t know her surname, email or phone number because she got rushed off on a tour while I had an interview, but she’s still on my mind a lot. It reminds me of my ex, we had one conversation and by the end of it I had no doubt that I loved her. Personally, I think one conversation even is too short a time to know, but it gives you an idea. I believe that one conversation is too short a time to know whether you love someone or not, but it certainly provides some kind of guide as to how you feel about them. But what do you think? Let me know in the comments section, I’d like to hear other people’s opinions 🙂