Do you believe in soul mates?

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    Jul 22, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    I know after a break up or the death of a spouse life goes on & we may fall in love again. But have you ever had 1 person you felt was your true soul mate, you truly loved like no other, nor ever will again?

    If so, how do you handle falling in love again knowing it'll never be like with that person?

  • Smiling_Eyes

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    Jul 22, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    I used to when I was young. I've come to understand that there are a multitude of people that each person can bond to and connect to on many levels. While I am in a happy and satisfying relationship (16 yrs), I have no illusion that we were meant to be together or that we are the only ones for each other.
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    Jul 22, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I definitely believe in soulmates. I also believe that it's possible to have more than one soulmates.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    in the plural sense of soul mates, yes i believe in it, i have many people that i click with or feel it was inevitable to meet them or that they're an important person in my life. Sometimes someone just stands out to me in a crowd and then when we meet we become extremely good friends.

    In the singular sense, meaning you have one soulmate who is your ultimate match, I used to believe in it and I'm not sure now.
  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 22, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    I believe in soul mates....and I also believe in sole mates...icon_wink.gif

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    Jul 22, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    Yes, I do. That isn't to say there is only one person in the world who could have the potential to be a "soulmate" -- there are probably hundreds, maybe even thousands. Odds are, however, that when you realize you've met someone who is soulmate material that you run with it and don't look back because you may never get the chance again.
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    Jul 22, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    I had this discussion with a friend a couple years back. We came to the conclusion that in theory, any two people can have the potential to be so-called "soul mates" if you strip away any defining elements of a person.

    This doesn't work in the real world, of course. Things like gender/sexuality, personality, physical appearance, career goals/income, and any other little nit-picky things you can come up with all come into play. This filters out a good number of potential soul mates, but still leaves a number of possibilities.

    In short, I don't believe in the "one true love" idea. There are a whole bunch of people that can be my soul mate, and when one comes along, I'll seize the opportunity and run with it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    No.
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    Jul 23, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    redbull saidI know after a break up or the death of a spouse life goes on & we may fall in love again. But have you ever had 1 person you felt was your true soul mate, you truly loved like no other, nor ever will again?

    If so, how do you handle falling in love again knowing it'll never be like with that person?




    There's more than one soul mate, my friend.

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    Jul 24, 2011 12:50 AM GMT


    Yes... I believe there is a soulmate out there for everyone icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 24, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    No
  • Celticmusl

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    Jul 24, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    I'm such a logical SOB that it pains me to say I'm a fatalist. Whenever I do meet someone that is to be important in my life, it is very hard for me not to feel like it is fate or destiny that brought us together.

    I was told by a very well regarded psychic that I do have a soul mate. We would meet and stay together for the rest of our lives. I've been told numerous times by psychics about the same thing. Funny thing is, this well regarded psychic not only told me the guy I was seeing was not the right guy for me, but she almost insisted that I should no longer see him. Although we spent 7 yrs together he totally effed me up at the end. She was totally right.
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    Jul 24, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    No.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 24, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    Yes, fate put me and a priest together. Not my first priest I'm not proud to say. Thank Buddha I'm not Catholic or I'd be sent to hell. I tried the goals and objectives thing and got my ass kicked. Now, after letting fate direct me, I'm in a better place and I'm loved.
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    Jul 24, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    I meet my Soul Mate from Russia, and he was killed, and yes life does go one. Does not mean the man I have spent 20+ years with, is not my love, or I do not behold love for him. But he is not my one, nor my soul mate. If there is an after life, we will be together there agin, just not on this earth.

    Now some greedy people will tell you there is more than one, or they have mistaken others for their soul mate, when they were not.

    If we have more than one soul mate, we need to start to be more pro active in fighting for plural marrage.
  • Rawrdo

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    Jul 24, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Normally I wouldn't really give this a second thought (I'm romantic by nature) but I guess today I'm feeling a lil bit complicated. As I said, I do believe that there is someone out there who is my soul mate and better half, someone who just happens to be MY perfect match and we'd make an effortless couple; something natural and simple. However, having said that, I don't think that just because there's a perfect guy out there for you doesn't mean any relationship with anybody else would be settling and/or wouldn't work. I think that true love can happen amongst anybody, and although I definitely dream about my better half out there I don't necessarily think that my life would be incomplete or that I wouldn't be able to love/be loved without him (or her? but lets not go there). After all I think finding your better half is all about chance and luck, and lets face it; not everyone here can be here as lucky. I know it's kind of a cruddy comparison but it's kind of like genetics & working out. There are those very few and lucky individuals who were blessed with great genes and probably don't have to put in as much effort to their training in order to look good. But that doesn't mean that 'regular'/average men can't end up with a banging body at all. We just have to work harder and put much more effort.


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    Jul 24, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    I believe that there's someone out there for me and that i'm just right for him.

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    Jul 24, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    No, I don't believe in soulmates.
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    redbull saidI know after a break up or the death of a spouse life goes on & we may fall in love again. But have you ever had 1 person you felt was your true soul mate, you truly loved like no other, nor ever will again?

    If so, how do you handle falling in love again knowing it'll never be like with that person?



    No, not really. I just believe in finding people who you are extremely compatible with.
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    Depends on the definition of soul mate. If it's the strict 'one person in the world for another person in the world' then I choose not to believe in it. One, it'd be a huge statistical nightmare. Two, how much of a sociopath would I be that I could only truly connect with one person in over 6 billion?
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    yup i do ...and got one ... my best friend
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    Nah I don't think I do. There might be though, I just think mine has been hit by a bus haha.
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    Soulmates are only found in the Hallmark section of Duane Reade Stores.icon_cool.gif
  • mybud

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    Jul 24, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Some guys that believe in soul mates make excuses for their partners bad behaviors...accept being treated like shit...because they were destined to be together....BULLSHIT...When you have the mindset of being a single individuals soul mate you limit your options....always a bad thing....Good relationships take work...they don't magically happen one night when a dude walks through a front door of a gay bar...that's lust...soul mate..hah...BUD
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    Jul 24, 2011 7:48 AM GMT
    No (but wouldn't it be nice if they did exist?)