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True Love

Love at first sight, or love is blind meaning you can fall in love with someone without seeing them. In other words, find the true love of your life based on their personality and how they sound.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey, USA, are currently hosting this social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person. The series has been widely successful for Netflix, expanding to spin-offs in other countries like Brazil and Japan. Casting for additional seasons in Washington D.C., Denver, and Minneapolis began before the fourth season, based in Seattle, finished airing. So, you have to ask yourself, can true love for the long haul be found based on meeting on the other side of a wall.

Once they have met their match and they betroth to each other, they present to one another through a corridor for the first time. It is at that moment that the infatuation either comes to life, or they are stopped in their tracks. Generally speaking, they are excited to meet, as they have built a very good connection in the pod rooms at the studio location.

I’ve been watching the series both in America and Brazil, and I’ll have to point out, there are all sorts of situations to keep you on the edge of your seat. The oddest pairs can meet up for the first time, either enchanted when they meet, or down a notch until you can tell they really feel incommoded by potential partners. One guy, refrained from proposing in person and ended the match there and then. Others embrace and become rather passionate by each other’s chemistry.

Personally, I find it surreal, as my love was at first sight. I just knew she was the one. Our marriage isn’t perfect, but after thirty-seven years we’ve done pretty well by all standards. Alright, from time to time she asks me to leave. After almost forty years together I take it with a pinch of salt!

Have a great day!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Betroth (v) = engage, affiance, plight

Infatuation (n) = passion, obsession, craze, love, fascination, crush, fixation, enchantment, rapture

Stopped in their tracks (idiom) = surprised, impressed, to make someone suddenly stop moving or doing something because they are very surprised, impressed, or frightened. The sound of gunfire stopped them dead in their tracks.

Pod rooms = 1. space or extent, esp. 2. an area within a building enclosed by a floor, a ceiling, and walls or partitions.

Incommoded (v) = regular verb like inconvenienced, troubled, disturbed, bothered, put out

There and then (idiom) = immediately, at that moment, "He agreed to it there and then."

Take it with a pinch of salt (idiom) = or grain of salt. To regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something. "Take a stock tip with a grain of salt."

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