A cruel tyrant or an elusive butterfly, love can be poison or candy. Consider “love at first sight.” Phenomena or rubbish? What price is too high for the love of a lifetime?

The popularity of internet dating sites suggests that people will pay—and pay—for a stab at such a love. Yet, plans and computers cannot predict or create chemistry. After all, people are not machines. Could it be that the love of a lifetime is disguised in a facade that does not match a “profile?” In the end, the heart knows what the mind does not.