The quest for a soulmate is an age-old quest that has driven us for generations. Come back through history on fairy tales, myths, and traditions that we take for real. You will find stories of true romance, of lovers united by fate. Is there really a special person for everyone?
Experts reveal that 73% of Americans believe in the idea of soul mates. While this is often seen as a “girly” approach to life, emotions and romance are considered female attributes, surprisingly, this belief is shared equally between men and women, with 74% of men believing that they can find a “perfect partner”, while 71% of women share the same belief.
From a very young age, children are introduced to the idea of romance through their fairy tales – watching our favorite princes and princesses find their true love and leave at sunset for their “happy forever”. They then carry this idea of “true love” into their adult lives, looking for their own fairy tale. This is the reason why we get out of it through the horrors of the dating game, facing grief and continuing to believe that our soul mate is somewhere.
When you find yourself in a happy relationship, how do you know if you really found the one? Go to your zodiac sign below and read on to discover the secret…
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
While you often describe yourself as a cold, hardened person who refuses to give in to the emotional side of life, the truth is that you are a romantic lover. You dream of finding someone special, but it’s difficult.
The biggest challenge for you will be to open up and be vulnerable, and it will take someone patient to work with you and help you get to that point. This is how you will know that you have found “the one.” If you find yourself with someone ready to slowly tear down your walls, recognizing that it will take time, while supporting each step of the process, then that’s it!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
Stubborn to a fault, you believe there are good and bad in every situation, and your opinion will always remain firmly on the “right” side of the fence. You are territorial, stubborn and incredibly jealous, you hold on to everything that you think is “yours” and you have great difficulty in the idea of sharing.
Even a relationship is usually not enough to let go of what is yours in this life. However, if you feel comfortable loosening this grip and really sharing your life with another, know that he is really someone special.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
Energetic, fun-loving and always the party spirit, there is no doubt that you bring happiness and pleasure to all those with whom you spend time. However, a true relationship requires more than fun and games, and that’s where you can make a difference.
When you are with “the one”, you will finally find yourself ready to settle down and commit yourself in a way that you never imagined to be possible. Usually, to avoid responsibility, you now dream of a future together.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
You are the very example of love, affection, and commitment, ready to do anything for those you love. You have high standards for what you believe to be “true love”, and you stick to them regularly, but the real sign that you have found someone special is when you find someone who does the same thing for you in return.
Pay close attention to how your partner treats you, as your soul mate will show you the same dedication, respect, and care that you demonstrate every day.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Bold, proud and confident, you know who you are and you are not afraid to be alone. However, this strong, independent character does not mean that you are not looking for love and romance. You will often go out with people who bow down before you, gladly giving you control in all areas of your life.
However, if you find yourself with someone who is not afraid to call you for your mistakes, report when you are wrong and demand the best from you because he knows you can do it, then you have found him.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Always a perfectionist, you dedicate your life to ensuring that everything is in order, a commitment that often requires great personal sacrifices. You set incredibly high standards, some would say impossibly high, and failing to find someone who lives up to it, you believe you will live your life alone.
However, when you meet “him”, these standards suddenly disappear. This is the person who will help you realize that the “perfect person” on paper may not be the right person for you. There is more to love than the statistics and analytic predictions.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
You are the kind of person that everyone loves, your calm and balanced personality bringing peace and harmony to each situation. It can be frustrating, however, because you are never sure what people really think.
Surely there must be something you do that bothers them, right? When you find that perfect person, they will be completely transparent with you, sharing both good and bad. They will make you work to gain their trust, and the journey will certainly not be easy, but trust your intuition. Basically, you will know when you have found the one worth the effort.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
If there is a zodiac sign that is known to keep a significant distance between them and others, it is you Scorpio. You are not just building walls around your heart, you have built a fortress and it will take someone special to start demolishing it.
When they start, it will likely annoy you or even scare you. However, you will never find love if you do not authorize anyone. If you find someone who is not afraid of this daunting task, someone who cares about you enough to keep trying, then you might have found your soul mate.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21):
You have always been determined to give a positive and happy face to the rest of the world, even when you face some of the greatest challenges in life. After all, you don’t want to be the person who brings everyone else down. However, applying a smile every day can be an exhausting endeavor, leaving you exhausted day after day.
When you meet someone special, they will see through your mask, recognizing your difficulties and reaching out to help you overcome them. They don’t want you to be perfect, they just want you to be real.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Concentrated on the details, the facts and the intellectual side of life, you are often perceived as a little “off” or eccentric. To be completely honest, it scares a lot of people after the first meeting. However, when your soul mate arrives, they don’t love you “despite” your whims, they really love those whims and these idiosyncrasies too!
They don’t want to change you, they love you for who you are. In fact, they probably go further and connect with you on a deeply intellectual level. You don’t want to let them run away.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
Nothing is more important to you than being “different” in a world that prompts us all to conform, and you will strive to do so. This can sometimes lead you to be detached from the world around you, unable to connect with others.
When your soul mate arrives, you will find yourself attracted to them, even ready to enter the “average world” if necessary to get to know them better. Do not worry, your true love will not try to change you, they love your uniqueness, but each relationship requires an element of compromise.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
You are a highly spiritual person, in contact with the energies of the grand universe. While this is an incredibly important aspect of your own life, it is difficult for you to explain it to others. Your soul mate, however, will naturally “understand”.
Your connection extends beyond the physical, connecting on the emotional, intellectual and spiritual level. When you are together, it will just feel good. Even when you are faced with challenges and difficulties in life, you will feel safe, secure and “at home” when you are together. It’s your person.