How To Know If You've Found Your Soulmate

Soulmates are a recurring theme in romance novels, dramatic movies, and theater. No matter how many books and films we've read and watched regarding the concept of a protagonist finding their one true love with whom they're destined to be forever, the motif never gets old. So what exactly is a soulmate? According to Merriam-Webster, a soulmate is "a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament." Essentially, your soulmate is the perfect person for you.

However, Brides explains that someone shouldn't assume that once they've found their soulmate, life will instantly be perfect. For instance, soulmates typically have soothing effects on each other, but they can also challenge each other, which can be more stormy than soothing at times. Furthermore, when someone is hurt, their soulmate will feel as if they've been hurt, too. Nonetheless, these connections are beautiful, and everyone deserves to find their true soulmate. 

If you're wondering how to know if you've found your soulmate, there are signs you should be looking out for, whether you think your current partner is your soulmate or you have a feeling you may have just met them at a party.

Trust your instincts

Seventeen noted 18 ways to help you know if someone's your soulmate, and the number one sign is that your instincts will simply tell you, so if your gut is telling you that you've found your forever person, you're probably right. Additionally, while sexual attraction is crucial for a romantic relationship, you should also feel a friendship with this person; your connection should go beyond just physical desire. Plus, of course, soulmates should have mutual respect, trust, and love for each other; your soulmate should love you for who you truly are. All you have to do is feel your soulmate's energy in a room, and you'll feel happier than you would have felt in that room alone.

Additionally, when you first meet your soulmate, you may feel like you've met them before, but fate will bring you together again in this lifetime when the moment is right (via Lifehack). When you're in a relationship with your soulmate, you shouldn't worry if you don't always have the same opinions, and while you may not always agree, soulmates don't have screaming fights involving threats or pure meanness. At the end of the day, you should feel like your soulmate truly makes you happy, and the feeling should be mutual.

If you haven't found your soulmate yet, don't worry! You shouldn't feel a rush to find your soulmate. As previously mentioned, you'll find them when the time is right, so trust the universe.