After 52 days of doing nothing, this theory is another hypothesis in question for me.
The first thing which bubbles up when I think of soulmate is apparently not my mate, but the adds for psychic readings with a big FREE tab on them at almost all the sites. You will know the reason for this anti-Mills & Boons theory if you have come across any of those.
All I could sense out of that was the psychics' penchant for brain washing words!
What we, the non-psychics call attraction/harmonal imbalance or appreciation of beauty(for the non derogatory speakers), the psychics name it as instant emotional connect/instinct and some crap like that...
Another interesting thing to share here is that I have hardly come across any couple where both have felt that they had always belonged to each other.
May be because the "doer" is so accomodative that the believer believes that the other person has been sent by God just for him/her.
Finally when the music fades and the relationship requires work, one or both the partners suddenly discover that they were 'mistaken'. If they were soulmates, it wouldn't be so much work afterall!
According to theosophy, a perfect human being is spilt into separate genders by God perhaps because of karma incurred by them. Over a number of reincarnations, each half seeks the other. When all the karmic debts are cleared, the two will fuse back together and return to the ultimate!
Ideally, the rights of giving gyan on this belongs to either a person who has had many disasters or a person with a history of a single long lasted relationship, but who cares???;-);-)
So, here goes my gyan...
"Relationships are meant to be maintained"
Never understood where the "soulmates" funda fit in...
Since, I have thought so much about Ishq Vishq Pyar Vyar, it is quite obvious that I have derived some abnormal meanings for normal terms.
Soulmate: The one who is not easily attainable in a man's present life(The reason being disparity either in attractiveness/status/ CASTE/religion/temperment)
Sole-mate: The one who is too occupied to have too many affairs...hehe
Lastly, what do you call a person interested in married/committed people???