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Does Everyone Have a Soulmate?

Sophie Simons
December 9, 2023

To answer this question simply, yes, everyone has a soulmate, but your definition of a soulmate might be different from everyone else's. This diversity in the definition is the reason that while some people have said they want to find more than one soulmate, some people haven't even found one.

This does not mean that their soulmates do not exist but simply that they have not found one yet, according to their definition. In this article, we explore different definitions of a soulmate, some historical background of the concept, and where you can find your special someone. 

Who Is a Soulmate?

The Oxford Dictionary describes a soulmate as a person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner, but soulmates come in all shapes, sizes, and relationships. Mostly a soulmate is regarded as a person who understands you through all your colors, stands side-by-side, and loves you unconditionally. This can be taken in the sense of a parent, a friend, or a romantic partner 

But what about those soulmates who share the same taste in music as you do, read the same types of novels, love the same movies, and are going through the same phase in their life as you are? So, the definition of the word soulmate is quite subjective, and rightfully so. A soulmate can be platonic, romantic, or familial and it is entirely up to you what you make of them.

The concept of a soulmate has been around since the earliest times. Almost all famous mythologies and religions have some sort of story that reflects the idea of “meant for each other.” The Greek Mythology explains the phenomena of a soulmate very poetically. They consider individuals as two halves of the same soul.

Plato says “You can't desire something that isn't other than you”.  The best thing about this saying is that it can be taken romantically and in a platonic way. The choice is yours. 

Why Does Everyone Need a Soulmate?

The world is a harsh place to deal with alone, which is why everyone needs some sort of soulmate that can be in the shape of support, love, care, or simply companionship to get by with sanity. Needing a soulmate or yearning for one does not make you a weak person, nor does it doubt your strength, but it only makes you human like the rest of us. 

Needing a partner is a human trait. So when you look for a soulmate or come by one, dare to make the move and show your right. Do not give in to the negative thoughts and just embrace what comes. The most beautiful things in life are unplanned so give them a chance. Your soulmate might be around the corner, and you might even not know about it. 

Ways You Can Find Your Soulmate in Today’s Age 

Today’s life is very fast-paced. One second, someone has a soulmate, and the next second, they have another one, both in a romantic context. It can be hard for some people to live in such a way. Finding a soulmate might also be a tedious task but everyone has to start somewhere. 

Here we bring you a few of the most common places where you can find your soulmate. Keep in mind that the definition of soulmates is subjective, and it does not always mean romantically. 

1. Socializing Events 

Socializing events are the number one spot for meeting your potential soulmate. These events have a wide variety of people coming in, and you get to talk and socialize with a lot of people, which is always good exposure. In such events, make sure that you get around, talk, make acquaintances, and most of all be your true self. 

2. Library

Libraries have a great vibe. They can make you fall in love with the books and also the people reading them. Here you can find friends, lovers, and soulmates and if you are lucky, all of these wrapped in one individual. Surely this one works for someone who reads books. If you however do not read, that's fine too, you can still find someone who is just as confused as you are in a library. 

3. Grocery Stores

Don’t you love it when you see someone picking out the exact flavor of ice cream at a grocery store that you were going for? It's an estranged feeling and makes you want to appreciate the other person. This is such a small thing but soulmates are all about the small, mundane things that are not covered in fireworks or some extravaganza. It's all in the little things. 

All these places are very generic and just for the sake of giving you an idea. There is no right time or place to meet your soulmate. You might pass them by on the street or might be standing behind them in the drive-through at McDonald's. The only thing that matters is that you put yourself out there in the world so the person that you are looking for can find you too. 

What If You Have Already Let Go of a Person Who Was Your Soulmate?

If they were truly your soulmates, they might come back. There are fights in every type of relationship and it is completely normal. The important thing is to tell the people you love that you love them. So if you have already let go or broken up with the person who you thought was your one true soulmate in life, do not worry. The world will find a way to get you two back together if it is meant to be. 

All you can do in this case is wait and work on yourself because as much as you want to sulk and wait for the universe to make your life better, it won't until you take action. Also, if it is not too late, take the first step to reconciliation. It is understandable that the situation might have gotten way too complicated and that you do not want to because they did not but you should not let the intrusive thoughts get in. 

Bake a cake, ask them out for coffee, send a song, or simply text them asking how they are doing. This will surely help you get somewhere with them, or else it will give you closure. 

Conclusion 

So to sum it all up, yes, everyone has a soulmate. If you have not found yours yet, just wait they are around the corner and if you have found one, hold on to them tight, and tell them you love them. Always remember that it is the small things that count and that soulmates can be platonic and/or romantic. Lastly, Shakespeare once said, “The essence of a true connection transcends the boundaries of time and circumstance.”

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Sophie Simons

Sophie Simons is a leading psychologist with a passion for enriching relationships. Through empathetic counseling and insightful guidance, she empowers couples and individuals to foster deeper connections, resolve conflicts, and create lasting harmony. Sophie's expertise in relationship advice has touched countless lives, making her a trusted source for building fulfilling partnerships.

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