What does "love is blind" mean?


According to The Free Dictionary, the proverb "love is blind" means that a person's passion does not necessarily derive from the beloved's physical looks. In some cases, people say "love is blind" in a broader sense to indicate that a lover does not notice the faults in his beloved.

The idea that love is blind is very old; the ancient Romans, for example, personified desire as the winged child Cupid who flies around blindfolded shooting his arrows of desire. William Shakespeare references the aphorism "love is blind" in "The Merchant of Venice" with "love is blind and lovers cannot see / The pretty follies that themselves commit."

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The common saying "love is blind" means that people who are in love can be blind to the faults of their loved one.
This quote is found in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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