What's the difference between true love and soulmate?

@Shavkat (18109)
Philippines
November 9, 2012 7:56am CST
I had once heard from ex-partner that I am her soul mate. But then, the relationship didn't work out. I guess, there is no such thing for having a soul mate. Rather, I will still believe in true love. How about you?
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
9 Nov 12
I believe in soulmates. I believe in true love. I do not believe that we always end up dating or marrying our soul mates. I do not believe that our soul mates are always in our lives, as to where we can interact with them regularly. Soul is more than just about space and time. Just because a romantic relationship does not work out does not mean that your former partner feels you are not his/her soul mate. If you believe in reincarnation, think about that for a moment and ask yourself if a soul can be reborn, can a soul mate not pass us by in one lifetime and find us again in another? I had always believed, but was somewhat confused in the matter until I met the man that I am with now.... (:
@Angelpink (4024)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
Wow..i am very impressed with your words...200% I agree with you ! Yes soulmates is beyond time and space. Soulmates are beyond romantic touches , it something more deeper , a divine relationship of two souls tangled. It does not mean that we will marry them but they are always with us , part of them is always with us.
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
That's very interesting statements. It is beyond time and space.
@blue65packer (11836)
• United States
10 Nov 12
I don't believe soulmate exist. I was to believe the person you marry is your soulmate! Ya right! It doesn't happen! I even talked to freinds about soulmates. Some believe it doesn't exist at all and some do. The ones who do have them but they are friends,not their partners. With true love,don't know. Never really experienced it and never will. Been in love but it was not true love in the long run. Love stinks and soulmates don't exist. Period!
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
It happens for us to have such notions. Thanks
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
Hi! there Shavkat, from what I understand, soulmate and true love comes together. Even before we were born, there is someone that is really meant for us. But the sad thing is that we don't have any idea who and where are they. This i think is the stage when you fall in and out of love and u keep on searching for that one thing. There are some people who are lucky enough to find theirs and many who until the last days of their lives didn't even met theirs.... I think you'll know if the couple are soulmates and each other's true love when you see an old couple, walking hand in hand together and still remain inlove with each other
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
I like the idea of getting old with someone. That's really a relationship, a very profound situation.
@STOUTjodee (3025)
• United States
9 Nov 12
I think that if you find your soul mate that you are "truly" in love. A soul mate is not only some one you are compatible with but one that is your true love. So, I think that your soul mate can be your true love.
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
That's a blessing if the true and soul mate unified as one.
• United States
9 Nov 12
I think there is a fine line between the two, you could have a soul mate and still be their true love but not the other way around. Your soul mate is somebody who you share your soul with, somebody who is there for everything and knows sometimes even before you do how you will be hurt, they often heal the hurt or defend it all together. True love is where you make that instant connection and it never goes away. I thought I found true love but it was truly not love.
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
The notions were not in the same principles. But I believe on the last sentence you've said.
@Manasha (1982)
• Chennai, India
9 Nov 12
There is nothing in this world like true love and soul mate. Life is full of games and so you should not trust any one in your life.This world is full of people who pull others legs.
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
It is really a fact that some people will pull other legs to be outstanding.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
9 Nov 12
We think of the heart when we think of love not the soul.
@Shavkat (18109)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
I guess it was the heart. Thanks
@Kalyni2011 (3504)
• India
5 Dec 12
hi Is soul mate different from ones spouse? I admit my ignorance, will you please explain in details? thanks in advance
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
hi, for me i will believe in true love rather than to soul mate,because soul mate just meet because they are soul mate but no true love unlike the true meet each other and feel true love for both of them,soul mate sometimes are just destiny but no love and i have known some people who experiencing this.
@lynnes75 (443)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 12
You know, I never really though about it this way before. I always thought true love happens when you find your soul-mate. Or when you find your soul-mate, then you have found true love. In this context, both is true and dependent on each other. But now that I think about it, I also think that true love can happen without the soul-mate part. Because love is love, and when it's true, then it is true. If you know what i mean. It doesn't necessarily have to do with the soul-mate part, but just about being truly in love; thus 'true love'.
@grkelly (1219)
• Malta
12 Nov 12
Personally I think that your soulmate is your ideal partner, the one whom you marry and want to spend your whole life with. This is were true love comes into play. So strictly speaking I do not see much difference as they are linked together. But when you are in a situation were you think you have found your soulmate, but for some reason or other you cannot show him your true love, then that is a difficult situation.
@WakeUpKitty (8717)
• Netherlands
11 Nov 12
true love you can say in the end, I don't think it's the feeling you have if you fall in love. Soul mate is someone who feels the same, twin soul is the name (last one not necessary the opposite gender or someone you would start a relationship with).
• Mexico
11 Nov 12
Hi Shavkat: Though I think they could actually be the same person, a soul mate is a person you share so much time and it's there for you that you are so united and connected that it's almost like he/she is a part of you. A soulmate could be a best friend not necessary a lover and of course you would be very lucky if your true love is also your soulmate. ALVARO
@inertia4 (23372)
• United States
10 Nov 12
These words are labels that are used to define how one feels. True love is true love and a soulmate is a soulmate. Now, A soulmate could be for two people in love or it could be just for best friends as well. True love, well, that is totally reserved for that one true special someone in your life.
10 Nov 12
Hi Shav I have a different take on your explanation.What i believe is, when we get compatible and all your desires fulfilled in a relationship, then we feel we got our true love. During old age when we see each others in a helping term , one always assume my spouse is my real soul-mate .i wish i would get the same person in my next life also. Don't know ,how far i am correct....but this is my inner feeling about the both word.