Anyone who has ever fallen in love at first sight—or gazed into their lover’s eyes for hours—knows eyesight plays a huge role on the road to love. But how would you fall in love if you couldn’t see? Research shows that blind people rely even more on their senses in romantic experiences than other people do—just as they do in day-to-day life. They touch their partner’s complete body, take in heightened smells and even find voice to be a major erotic stimulator. Interestingly, blind people also find chubby people more attractive because they have more texture to their body. The lesson: Maybe love really is blind after all.

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