love is blind

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love is blind

1. People are unable or unwilling to see the faults in those with whom they are in love. Everyone kept telling me that she had too many issues to be in a stable relationship, but I couldn't bring myself to listen until things started getting bad between us. Love is blind, I guess.
2. True love develops between people not based on looks but on their compatibility and personalities. A: "What does she see in a slob like him?" B: "Love is blind, man. Who can tell what draws us to another person."
See also: blind, love
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Love is blind.

Cliché If you love someone, you cannot see any faults in that person. Jill: I don't understand why Joanna likes Tom. He's inconsiderate, he's vain, and he isn't even good-looking. Jane: Love is blind.
See also: blind, love
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

love is ˈblind

(saying) when you are in love with somebody, you cannot see their faults: I don’t like him at all, but she’s crazy about him. Well, they say love is blind, don’t they?
See also: blind, love
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

love is blind

Lovers cannot perceive each other’s faults. By the time Shakespeare used this phrase (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.1; Romeo and Juliet, 2.1, 3.2; The Merchant of Venice, 2.6; Henry V, 5.2), it was already well known, having been stated by Plato, Plautus, and, in English in the late fourteenth century by Chaucer and John Gower.
See also: blind, love
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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