Definitely not love at first sight on my end.
I don't remember the first time I saw him, but I was in my first year of college and he was a junior. He used to come into the room of a friend of mine spewing swear words & slamming the door (which was usually already open, but he'd make it knock against the door stop & slam). He would (un)politely ask (demand) to borrow (use) the friend's computer for an electrical engineering problem. I was very intimidated (scared) by him and would usually leave when he showed up. One time, I distinctly remember him pointing his finger at me and saying, "I hate freshman!"
I don't remember this, but at least once, I told him "nice shirt" in the cafeteria. My college roommate tells me that I did this because we (meaning she) noticed he'd been wearing the same flannel shirt three days in a row. (I don't notice things, so no way would I have picked up on this. She probably saw it but was too shy to make a sarcastic comment.)
Fast forward to when I had to take an electrical engineering class for non-electrical engineering majors. I could NOT understand the basic concept of just about anything (nodes, anyone?). Both of my EE friends (original one up top & another that I'd gone to high school with who was a couple grades ahead of me) were on co-op that semester. I tried calling one long-distance (remember that?) a few times, but I didn't have the money to keep that up, though. So, I had two options for in-person tutoring: a polite, fellow member of the residence hall government or that scary guy who hated freshman. I chose the scary guy. (I think I didn't want to look stupid in front of the guy I had to interact with all the time.)
A few months later, he told me I was his girlfriend when he walked me to the stairwell of his dorm floor. I ran! But I still needed EE help.
We've been married over 20 years and he's the sweetest, most romantic, helpful & loveable guy in the world. World's best husband. (But, most of my friends are scared of him! ) And the type of guy who keeps his looks, so he's still hot. (Thank goodness most of our kids look like him!)