I don't believe in the typical idea of soulmates. I believe that everyone has several soulmates throughout their lifetime, each meant to teach you something new and guide you where you need to be.
Each connection is special and unique. And while I don't believe in love at first sight, I do believe that when you meet a romantic soulmate, part of you knows it.
Here are nine thoughts you have when you meet your soulmate:
1. Wow, this person is easy to talk to
You two just click instantly. You easily get past all the awkward small talk that two strangers always make, and start talking like old friends.
2. They really get me
You two are just on the same page with everything, and it's mindblowing. You don't ever have to explain or defend yourself because they agree with you and support you with everything ... did you two really just meet, or have you secretly known each other for forever?
You two have the exact same sense of humor, so naturally they're the funniest person you've ever met.
4. I am acting like a complete doofus
Now that you two are totally comfortable with each other and acting like the best friends you were always meant to become, you start to become a little self-conscious. You worry that maybe you're a little over-excited, but ultimately you decide that you don't really care. You've connected to this other person, and even though you're acting a little silly, they're acting the same way.
5. OK, stop talking. They don't need to know all this about you
You've reached a level of comfort with this other person so quickly you don't quite know what to do with yourself. You're just giving them your life story, so you start telling yourself to reel it back a little bit. Maybe it's a little too much information at this point. You two just met, after all. Except ... it doesn't feel like that at all.
6. Where has this person been all my life?
Suddenly, you have no idea how in the world you got through life without them. You feel like you've known them your whole life, even though you've just met. And now that you've met them, you hope you never have to let them go.
7. Is it too soon to say 'I love you'?
It's not that you're in love with them (not yet at least), but you're definitely connected to them in a way that you didn't see coming. They've quickly become your favorite person.
8. They're leaving already?
Now that you've met them, you don't ever want to say goodbye. You've had so much fun with this person, laughing and connecting in a way you never imagined. You're anxious to plan out the next time you'll spend time together.
Emily Brady is a member of the FamilyShare content team. She studied Communication with an emphasis in journalism. She loves photography and finding a good book to read in her hammock on a sunny, breezy day.