It’s often thought that women are the more romantic sex but it seems a simple glance across the room, a smile or a whiff of perfume is all it takes to make a man tongue-tied for Miss Right
While women often like to be wined and dined before they decide whether they like a potential partner, men are smitten from first sight if they think she is his Miss Right.
A survey revealed 20 per cent of men claim to have fallen in love at first sight, more than half were smitten after one date and nearly 75 per cent had fallen for a woman after three meetings.
But women take a little longer to give their hearts away with only 10 per cent admitting to love at first sight and most of the women asked admitting they waited until at least date six to decide whether or not they had found love.
Professor Alexander Gordon of the British Psychological Society says men tend to be concerned with ticking superficial boxes such as looks, while women are a little more complicated.
‘Women are better at reading social situations and are more likely to ask more questions themselves after meeting someone, like is he going to make me feel secure and will he be a good father to my children,’ he says.
The survey of 1,500 men and 1,500 women aged 16 to 86 was commissioned for the launch of Elizabeth Noble’s novel, The Way We Were. According to the findings, men fall in love three times in their lifetime, while women only fall in love once.
But although men are more likely to say ‘I love you’ first, both sexes agreed that it was their first love who was the hardest to get over and 25 per cent say they will never recover from the heartbreak.