The single life can be a whole lot of fun. But ultimately, we’re all looking for that someone who loves our quirks and shares our values. Even if you’re not actively searching for your soul mate, when the one comes along, you’d be a fool to let them slip through your fingers.
Not convinced? Few people are until they meet Mr or Miss Right. So what is a soul mate, and why do people make such a big deal about them? We explore some of the reasons why your perfect match so damn perfect.
Passions on Par
We spend a lot of time with our partners, which makes it crucial to find someone who shares the same interests as you. Generally speaking, your soul mate will be so well suited to you because they have similar interests and passions. Whether you’re self-professed film geeks or you share a thirst for travel, your perfect match is likely to have a similar lifestyle and list of hobbies to you. That’s why, when filling out your online dating profile, your interests are a great starting point!
There’s nothing worse than finding out your new match supports Man United, whilst you’re a fierce Liverpool supporter. Having different values and beliefs can be bearable in dating, but when you come to settle down it’s important to be on the same page. And when you find your soul mate, you’ll be amazed at just how much you have in common.
Your Best Friend
If you’re the proud one-part of a lifelong friendship, you may feel that sisterhood or brotherhood is all you need to make you happy. Of course, nothing beats the bond of a best mate, but there’s a difference between the relationship you share with a friend and a partner. And besides, friendships evolve – as our lives change, so do our connections. With a soul mate you’re far more likely to grow together, rather than apart.
We’re all guilty of keeping up appearances and pretending to be someone slightly more perfect than we are sometimes. Whether it’s dressing to impress your friends or telling white lies at work, embracing who you are can be difficult unless you know that you won’t be judged for it. Soul mates love one another flaws and all, even if you do leave the toilet seat up, or hog the duvet in bed. There’s something quite comforting about knowing you’re loved unconditionally – don’t you think?
You could meet your soul mate when you’re 23 or 83, but when you do finally find your perfect match, make sure you let them know how you feel. Yet to find the cookie to your crumble? Free online dating is a fantastic way to meet likeminded singles who share your interests. Sign up to FreeAndSingle to get started – there’s no strings attached!