When it comes to catching the eye of the opposite sex, most people would think that looking good is everything but it’s not. Appearance only plays a small part in getting someone’s attention. Once you start to get to know the other person, there are other factors that come into play. Eventually, appearance isn’t everything and other things will start to take precedence.
When you meet someone for the first time, the physical attraction is almost instantaneous. Something about their appearance ignites a spark and makes you want to find out more about them. Some people believe this to be love at first sight. But I don’t think love works like that. You can’t fall in love with someone without knowing who they are. Some people confuse infatuation with love. The two feelings are very similar that it makes it easy to confuse the two.
The feeling of infatuation is similar to love because it feels like you can be with this other person for the rest of your life. It’s a feeling that makes your heart beat twice as fast every time you see the other person. You start to get all hot and sweaty and nervous. Words that are coming out of your mouth don’t seem to make sense. But the thing that you need to realize is that it’s a temporary feeling that will eventually go away. When that person is not there, the feeling seemed to have died out. That’s the difference between infatuation and love.
“Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.“
If you pick up a flower, you’re expecting it to have a distinct scent to it. Some flowers do not have a strong scent but nonetheless, the scent is there. To pick up a flower and not smell anything from it would seem a little weird at first.
The same goes for beauty. Beauty alone doesn’t do anything. I think guys these days are looking for more than just looks. When we were young, that was what counts. But as we start to mature, we take into account a lot of other factors. The girl can be pretty and be dumb as a doorknob. She’s can sit around a look pretty but that’s kind of boring.
Then again, everyone has their own definition of things. What I might consider infatuation, someone else might consider love. The definition of the word is so broad that everyone’s definition of it could be correct.