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Short answer, yes. Is it common? Not so much.

As a dating coach and owner of Smart Dating Academy, most of my clients fantasize about locking eyes with the stranger across the room and falling madly in love — but it’s not very realistic. According to research from Match.com, nearly 34 percent of singles claim to have experienced love at first sight, at some point in their lives. But will that love last? It depends.

“Love at first sight is relatively easy to explain,” noted Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist. “Romantic love runs along certain electrical and chemical pathways through the brain. And these can be triggered instantly.”

be triggered instantly.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: New wedding details emerge

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Men may be more likely to experience love at first sight.