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Soulmate (or soul mate) is a term sometimes used to designate someone with whom one has a feeling of deep and natural affinity, friendship, love, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality and/or compatibility. A related concept is that of the twin flame or twin soul – which is thought to be the ultimate soulmate, the one and only other half of one's soul, for which all souls are driven to find and join. However, not everyone who uses these terms intends them to carry such mystical connotations.
One theory of soulmates, presented by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, is that humans originally were combined of four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces, but Zeus feared their power and split them all in half, condemning them to spending their lives searching for the other half to complete them:
Originally posted by Skyfloating
There was once this person I met three times in my life, at three totally different places on earth. The idiot that I am, I didnt recognize her as one of my soulmates...despite the unlikely coincidence. I jsut went "gosh...we meet again! Here of all places!!!!" Today I do recognize what happened, but it seems I missed that one.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
This sounds like fate or destiny to me. If it was meant to be it will be. What do you wanna bet that you too will meet again?
4th times the charm maybe?
Originally posted by UFOpsychiczebra
Interesting topic. One of the problems with discussing soul mates is that you only ever get to hear the success stories as people tend not to share the ones that ended badly.
Originally posted by quaple_pouge
reply to post by hawaiigurl
Most of the time I don't, but I am not kidding myself, I KNOW that I settled. It sounds horrible, but it is true. I had been in a string of bad relationships that left me hurt time and time again, and then I met my husband, and he loved me and wanted to marry me, so I did. I DO love him, but he is the farthest thing from my soul mate as possible.