Is love blind?

India
September 12, 2008 1:21pm CST
This is an age old saying - Love is blind. What does it mean? To me, one really becomes blind in a sense that one does not consider the physical beauty while he first gets into the affair. However, will he not repent later when he realises that his love is not so beautiful as his friend's or neighbour's?
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• Philippines
13 Sep 08
the adage that "love is blind" comes from shakespeare's "the merchant of venice." it goes,"but love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit." i agree that love is blind to a certain point.however,not in the physical context because the person that we consider beautiful or handsome may not be good-looking for some.love could be sometimes blind when the one in love sees but ignores the undesirable traits of his/her loved one that may be damaging to him/her as a person.
• India
13 Sep 08
to me love is blind, deaf, idiot brainless. cos it made me all these. cos, while in love the eprson cannot see the faults/mistakes of the other person. love becomes deaf to what the otehr people talk about our loved ones. we do not heed totheir advises at all. forgetting we do not even give/lend a damn ear to it. it makes all our sense organs stop functioning from just and fair. we work and think against just, fair, sense, good.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
we have the same understanding about that adage. i really think that when you truly love someone, you wouldn't care anymore about how he/she looks.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I also believe that love is blind. Some people look on the inner beauty rather than looking on the physical aspects of a person. There are some who looks very good but the inner self is very ugly and full of hatred. Beauty must come from within cause physical attributes would fade on time while inner beauty from within will stay for the rest of one's life.
12 Sep 08
love is blind...no......i dont think so.. in my opinion love is a best feeling ever in this world.. love means not affairs....we do love our parents, our frnds.. love is life..widout love n emotions we will all become just like machines..its a gr8 differnce between us n machines....................... hey hey..!!!!dont think dat i m in love n saying dis all...:)
@prudhvi27 (414)
• India
12 Sep 08
ofcourse Love is blind it wont reach us if we want it will chase us if we dont want Love is So Sweet Poison we dont know when it kills us So beware of this bledy Love with girls
• India
12 Sep 08
In some cases it is blind and in some cases it is not. most of the time i dont think love is blind. and it should not be blind one should know each other with open eyes and heart for a better future
@know21 (1251)
• United States
12 Sep 08
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I believe it means that even though we see the faults of the one we love, we continue to love them. We don't hold their faults against them. Sometimes this is good, and sometimes it goes way too far. We also need to be able to judge whether the faults are superficial or whether they are harmful.
@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I really do not know exacty what this statment means. I have heard it all of my life. But i did not really think that it had anything to do with the physical beauty of the person involved, however now that you mentioned it, I guess it could, because I hve seen some very good loooking people that were with partners that did not look so good. But I really thought that it really had to do more with not seeing the other persons faults,or not trying to believe that the person was cheating on you, etc.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
12 Sep 08
i believe love is blind so that you look beyond the physical person to the deeper level. to the person's spirit. to the person's core. to the person's values. to the person's real beauty. if you realize that she or he is not as beautiful as your friend's or neighbor's, they i think that person must be very, very shallow.