The word “soulmate” can conjure up the most grandiose fantasies about what it feels like to meet this special someone. And while there are a lot of ideas about when you’ll feel a sense of the true nature of your connection, meeting soulmates feels remarkably like meeting anyone you’re attracted to.
Here are 7 unexpected — and surprising! — ways you’ll recognize your soulmate when you meet them.
1. When you finally meet your soulmate, you’ll feel incredibly comfortable around them.
Because your inner qualities and values are so well aligned, you feel totally relaxed in his presence and in your relationship.
This isn’t just simple relaxation, though — you’ll be totally confident in being yourself around them. There’ll be no need for you to pretend to be someone else in order for them to like you; they’ll recognize and like you for who you are.
This means when you meet your soulmate, a vast majority of the time, you’re completely at ease with each other. Though you’re excited to see him, you’re never nervous about what he thinks about you or overly trying to impress him.
This confidence is going to shine in every encounter you have and will help you feel bold enough to embrace the relationship with your soulmate.
2. Your world won’t revolve around your soulmate — they’ll be a wonderful addition to your life.
You can take care of yourself, and your soulmate can, too. Neither of you needs each other to fill a void; you’re just a loving benefit to one another’s lives.
When you’re with your soulmate, you’ll want to care for them and do things for them. Not because they’re lacking or incapable, but because you just want to be with them and care for them.
This feeling is 100 percent your free will and not out of some unconscious, unmet need from childhood you’re trying to fulfill, either. You love taking care of them because you love loving them.
3. Your connection with your soulmate will run deeper than physical intimacy.
When you see each other, there’s so much that you want to do and say together that you actually hold off on jumping into bed.
Your relationship will feel complete because your connection isn’t just sex or taking up space in your life. Talking to and picking your soulmate’s brain will be a fascinating and intimate way to spend an evening. The hours may literally feel like minutes while you discover one another.
And when you do connect physically, it’s more like the icing on the cake, rather than the whole cake.
4. You’ll feel happy by making your soulmate happy.
Their happiness is a priority for you, and yours is for them.
This isn’t because you need them to be happy to get something, or because you need their approval. It simply fills you with joy to see them full of joy.
Likewise, they’ll enjoy making you happy as well!
5. Your everyday, run-of-the-mill life is more enjoyable.
Yes, the wild dates and late nights are great when your relationship is new and you’re both still getting to know each other. But with your soulmate, it doesn’t have to be glamorous all of the time in order to be fun.
It doesn’t come just from dates and new experiences together, either.
Being comfortable and confident in a relationship with your soulmate might just be finding that person you can do all the little, seemingly unimportant things in your day to day. Becoming a better “you” is a choice you’ll have every day you’re together in surprising ways.
The mundane daily activities of life — like picking up the cleaning, visiting a family member at home, sitting at a cafe together, and even hanging out on the couch with Netflix — have a sense of adventure and purpose breathed into it when you’re with your soulmate love.
6. You’ll feel long-term contentment just being with your soulmate.
Not the high as a kite, new love drunk kind of happiness that withers in a short amount of time. You’re content in a way that’s long-lasting because you complement and support each other in all that you do.
You just know you could spend years with this person and not get tired of them, even once the beginning stages of love have passed and you’ve been together for a while.
7. You’ll empower each other to be your best selves, individually and together.
As a strong and independent person, there’s so much more to your life than just your relationship and there always has been. However, your partnership with your soulmate is an additional source of empowerment that continues to help you grow and fulfill your greater life purpose.
This is in part because of the amazing confidence you’ll have around them. The ability to be yourself with the person you love will help boost your self-esteem and bolster you to become the best version of yourself possible.
So, that’s some of the signs of meeting your soulmate? No pouring rain? No twin souls meeting across the vast universe? Nope, just every day, non-Hollywood reality about what it’s really like being with your soulmate.