If a guy was forward with you about his feelings and intentions with you the day you met, would that run you off or draw you in? If you’re Porsha Williams, it seems that it’s the latter.
The 37-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star told her co-hosts on her show Dish Nation that her boyfriend, Dennis McKinley, dropped the L-word the same day they first encountered one another.
It all started when the co-hosts were speaking about singer Ariana Grande and fiancé Pete Davidson’s relationship. While being profiled in the new issue of GQ, the Saturday Night Live funnyman claimed that he told Grande he was interested in putting a ring on it ASAP when they first met.
“The day I met her, I was like, ‘Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow,'” he told the publication. “She was calling my bluff. I sent her a picture [of engagement rings]. I was like, ‘Do you like any of these?’ She was like, ‘Those are my favorite ones,’ and I was like, ‘Sick.'”
The fact that they were able to develop a relationship and actually get engaged to be married seemed to astound the co-hosts, who for the most part, seemed turned off at the idea of a guy saying they wanted to marry a woman the day they met them. Williams, however, thought it was romantic.
“Ain’t nothing wrong with that, that man knew what he wanted,” she said. “I won’t marry him literally tomorrow. But my boyfriend told me he loved me on the first day that we, like, met. And he meant it!”
“If I looked at you I would tell you I love you too!” joked guest co-host and fellow RHOA star Eva Marcille:
With that being said, do you believe in love at first sight?
As it turns out, a large chunk of Americans do. In a survey conducted by CBS, it was found that “Fifty-six percent of Americans believe in love at first sight, and the percentage is even higher for married people and those in relationships.” And while many tend to have a more romantic view of the idea, studies have shown that the love part is actually just lust. One done in 2017 by psychologists came to the conclusion that “LAFS is not a distinct form of love, but rather a strong initial attraction that some label as LAFS, either in the moment of first sight or retrospectively.” Data was collected from a laboratory study, three dating events and an online study to help these experts determine that what you feel isn’t initially love, but rather, just strong desire.
And considering how curvaceous Porsha Williams is, I second Eva in saying that I can see how someone would fall for her immediately.
But would I (as in, the unmarried version of myself from a few years ago) be interested in someone who tells me the same day that I meet them that they love me? I would like to automatically say no, but you never know. If the game was being laid down right, the personality was great and we had a lot in common, I might be intrigued. Of course, I wouldn’t believe it, nor say it back, but I may not be so quick to be dismissive of the guy’s pursuit. I would like to think that I would be a tad disgusted at someone dropping the L-word at me when they truly don’t know me (laying it on thick there), but I’m a big believer in never say never…
And for the record, things seem to be working out pretty good for Porsha and Dennis. Hit the flip to see a few more images of the happy new couple and their cutest posts about one another: