You could possibly be missing out on the good times and valuable experience gained from dating those that turn out to not be your soul mate. I've met my soul mate and have been with him for nearly eight years now. It was a long road of dating good and not so good people before I met my partner, but I still value the time spent with the others and a couple of them I really did love. I learned a lot in life from it. If I had a clock that had told me none of them were my soul mate, I might have thought I was wasting my time and never went out on a date with any of them. It could have been a very boring life. What about those who's clock is counting down to a time when he turns 76? I don't think I would want that life.