It depends entirely on what you’re looking for, Mc Nulty explains.
“Attraction can involve looks, personality traits, shared experiences, ability to commit, and context—are you in a bad mood? —among other factors.” Plus, who we’re attracted to can change over the course of our life, so someone you don’t have a spark with right away could sweep you off your feet if you meet years later, Mc Nulty adds.
If you were raised on rom-coms and the idea of "love at first sight," having a "spark" with a potential love interest seems like a no-brainer.
While you're probably not thinking marriage on a first date, you're looking for some sign this person could be the one you're looking for... expecting to feel a connection right away, according to a survey.
Of the participants polled, 59 percent of men and women said they would go on a second date with someone they had no romantic chemistry with on the first date.And a good chunk of people don’t even count on those butterflies early on: 25 percent of singles don't expect to feel chemistry until the second date, and 33 percent don't expect to see that spark until three dates in—or more! And if you don’t feel chemistry at your initial meet-cute, should you give him or her a second chance? It means different things for different people, says Michael Mc Nulty, Ph.