When you feel like you’ve met “the one,” it’s still hard to be entirely sure. So what are the soulmate signs that show you’ve met the love of your life?
It’s what we’re all looking for at heart, isn’t it? Your perfect match, your other self – your soulmate.
We hear about this kind of match-up all the time in songs and cinema, two souls who are meant to be together in life and in love and who often, against all the odds, are led by fate to find each other.
But we meet people all the time who we’re romantically interested in, and we never enter a relationship thinking that the other person is definitely NOT the one we’re meant to be with, so how are we supposed to know? What giveaway signs might show us that this person is indeed our twin soul and life love.
Signs you’ve met your real soulmate
The following list of twenty such signs are not comprehensive, and you probably need to be ticking at least nine or ten of them to be sure, but at least they’ll give you some idea of whether you’ve hit Cupid’s jackpot in your search for the love of your life. [Read: The 10 types of love you’ll experience in your lifetime]
#1 You feel like you’ve been together forever. You could have known them for months, weeks, or even just days, but at some deep down subconscious level you feel like you’ve known them all your life and beyond. A surefire sign that you’ve finally found the person that you’re meant to be with.
#2 You’re always talking about them. Do you talk about your other half at every and all opportunities? Do your friends ironically roll their eyes every time you mention him/her because they’ve heard it all a thousand times? A sign that they’ve entered your mind and heart so pervasively that you struggle to find any other comparison quite so pleasingly perfect. [Read: Are you in love? 21 signs to decode that feeling of falling in love]
#3 Sparks fly. You can’t really put your finger on it, but every time you’re near each other there’s an energy in the air that’s almost visible. Even the slightest touch sends jolts of chemical electricity jarring through your body. A definite sign that you’ve found your soulmate.
#4 You can tell them anything. You are entirely happy confiding in your partner, and things that you would hesitate tell your best friend just come rolling effortlessly off your tongue. Another telling sign that you’ve found the one.
#5 Earlier partners fade away. It’s funny how we can go through life entirely satisfied with our partners, or at least mostly satisfied, but things never quite seem to work out. Then we meet this amazing person, and all those relationships we had before, that seemed great at the time, are revealed by comparison for how entirely uninspiring and pedestrian they actually were. [Read: 10 signs your past relationship is holding you back from a much better future]
#6 You want to be better for them. Do you find yourself wanting to be a better person for your significant other, preferring to lose your bad habits and negative personality traits in order to avoid losing your love? If so then you could have found that person with whom you were truly meant to be.
#7 You trust each other. Trust is the cornerstone of all true relationships and having that in a relationship from day one, without having to be worked at in any way, is another soulmate sign.
#9 Shared principles. You can work at compromising on your principles, but vastly differing approaches to the manner in which you both choose to live can be really quite destructive, unlike soulmates whose ethics and morals always seem to align so closely.
#10 A shared vision. Likewise, if you both have dynamically opposed perceptions of where you both want to be in ten years’ time – perceptions that are unlikely to compromise without at least a small element of resentment. Soulmates tend to have their eyes set at the same point on the horizon. [Read: Do you love him? 17 signs you see a real future with him]
#11 Their company fulfills you. You really feel nurtured and fulfilled simply by being with your partner, your battery charged and soul replenished. Being separated for long periods has an opposite, highly draining, effect.
#13 Talk is terrific. The conversation you have with a soulmate is always meaningful, fun or insightful. Words are never empty, even when indulging in small talk, and you never tire of anything the other has to say.
#14 No awkward silences. Perhaps an even more meaningful sign that you’ve met your soulmate is that you never actually have to say anything. Just being in each other’s presence is enough and silences are a comfortable reminder of just how much you understand and mean to each other.
#16 You push each other. Seeing the potential in each other, you are never satisfied to let the other settle for anything less than the amazing future which they deserve. With gentle encouragement, and the odd necessary shove, soulmates will always support their partner’s direction.
#18 You involve each other in your decisions. If you have decisions to make, no matter how big or small, and you couldn’t imagine doing so without first sharing them with your significant other, then that show of confidence, trust and love could be a sign of soulmate matching success.
#19 Synchronicity. This sign is hard to explain, but among soulmates there are often little signs, little coincidences that constantly seem to arise. You both lived at the same door number when you were kids, you both have pets with the same name, you both passed your driving test at the same time of the same year. All things that on their own mean little, but as they start to rack up seem increasingly synchronistic. Some even believe that these recurring consequences are signs from the angels.
#20 The earth moves. Good sex is by no means a sign that you are soulmates, but if you experience something that goes just a little bit deeper than any sex you’ve ever had before, that stimulates your heart and mind as much as it does your body, then that certainly may be a sign.
If you’ve looked down the list above and have spotted a number of signs that are true of your relationship, then “Congratulations!” It looks like you have indeed found your soulmate and perfect partner for life.
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