According to the national Monmouth University Poll conducted recently, 75% of Americans believe that soul mates exist. Most however feel that the old saying “opposites attract” is not true, rather similarity is the key to finding the love of your life. No worries, it seems that your best friend can be your soul mate.
While most people do believe that soul mates exist, others think that it is a Hollywood conspiracy to keep people from getting married and living happily ever after.
The concept of there being a ‘perfect match’ has different meanings for men and women. Majority of committed women (84%) believe that soul mates do exist, whereas 64% of men in a relationship hold the same beliefs.
The percentage of people sharing this viewpoint drops significantly when they are not in a relationship. Single ladies would still pine for ‘the one’ but single men seem to lose interest in the idea.
But this is where things get interesting.
What if I were to tell you that your best friend could you be your soul mate?
It isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Let me explain.
Another poll by Monmouth University Polling Institute investigated 801 US citizens about the possibility of being in a relationship with their best friend. A significant majority of the interviewees considered their partner their best friend. Of these 83%, over 88% married couples were the highest to believe this concept.
We mean to imply that romantic and sexual feelings are not all there is to marriage. Other ideas such as trust, sharing of hobbies and planning activities together, just like those seen in the most platonic friendships, also make up an important part of a relationship.
Fact is, happy couples often quarrel and bicker with each other like best friends.
When trust and interests form the basis of a relationship, love automatically follows. Real life, after all, is not a romcom.