Do people "Fall" in love?

Canada
February 27, 2007 8:31pm CST
What do you think about the expression "I'm falling in love?" Do people actually out of nowhere without warning "fall" into something so serious as Love? or is it just a silly saying?
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I don't think the word "fall" suggests that it happens "out of nowhere" or "without warning" so perhaps some people have the wrong idea. I used to think that you couldn't just "fall" in love but you could maybe "choose" to love but now I definitely have changed my opinion and I do believe it is possible to fall in love. You can fall in love very slowly or (I think this latter option is less likely) very quickly, but it does not necessarily have to be one or the other. The thing about "falling" is that it can happen unexpectedly, so I guess, that would be the more appropriate way to define falling in love, than "out of nowhere" because it does not happen out of nowhere. Lust may happen out of nowhere but love does not. And one can have a sudden realisation that one has fallen in love, but it does not mean that the "falling" was sudden or without warning. It just means that the person was not paying attention!
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I don't really believe in the thing called "falling in love" but I suppose some people do (believe in it, that is). I would be interested to find out the futures of these relationships.. I wouls think of it more as a "falling in attraction" which could lead to love..