According to Japanese legend, you're born with an invisible red string tied to your pinky that connects you to your soulmate. You spend your life looking for this person and untangling the red string.
I don't know if I believe in soulmates. Honestly, I think I'm a bit too cynical for that. Also, there's too many factors to consider.
For example - can you have more than one soulmate? The word itself implies exclusivity. But people change so much throughout their lives, and it's been suggested to me that perhaps we have different soulmates for each stage of our lives.
There's also the question of whether or not you'll ever meet this person. If you don't, can you be happy with whomever you do choose instead? I say absolutely, but many have a more fatalistic view of the matter.
Furthermore, is it possible for Person A's soulmate to be Person B, and Person B's soulmate to be Person C? Again, an idea unsupported by the word itself, since 'mate' implies a pair. But some people think that way.
Like I said, I don't know if I believe in soulmates. This has a lot to do with my ambivalent opinions of fate and destiny. I'd like to think that my life is based just on what I choose to make of it. But in actuality, I have NO idea.
If my soulmate does exist, I think this person would be what the word implies. That is, it would be a single person throughout my entire life, and that we would be each other's soulmates. And I hope that I am destined to find him.
But in the meantime, I'll just enjoy looking.Do you believe in soulmates? What kind?