Your soulmate is out there if you believe in the Aristotelian concept of souls being divided into two and roaming the earth until they find their other half. Or even if you are, more simply, a romantic at heart who believes that some people are made for each other. The trouble is finding that other person the soulmate who gets you, loves you and is the right one for you. Here are ten places you could end up meeting your soulmate.
10. The Grocery store.
Chocolates and green leafy vegetables are not the only things worth checking out at a grocery store or a supermarket. If you are lucky, you could even find your soulmate in there, browsing through stacks of frozen food or checking the weight of a watermelon or something. Grocery stores are often frequented by young, eligible bachelors because, hey, everybody’s got to eat! If you happen to site someone who looks like he could be your future partner, just try to stealthily stand behind him at the check out line or simply go up to him and strike up a conversation about the best vegetables to buy, and turn it into a dinner date if he seems interesting!
9. The Gym
A lot of young and successful professionals frequent the gym these days. You could end up meeting your soulmate while working off those calories. So, what could be more perfect! Gyms provide the perfect place for social interaction as you know the people working out with you and there isn’t anything weird or random about striking up a conversation with them or asking them out. Your future soulmate could be right there, doing push ups or working the treadmill, all you need to do is identify who he or she is and ask them out! You will have the added advantage of knowing that both of you like living a healthy lifestyle. So coordinate your working out hours with that of the gorgeous hunk you have been eyeing.
8. Your Apartment Complex
What could be better than finding your soulmate right in the building where you live? Think of how convenient dating someone who lives one or two floors above or below you would be! I know a lot of people who have found their significant others in their apartment buildings. You may run across them every evening or walk your dogs together every morning or meet socially while attending society complex gatherings. Who knows, the geeky nerd you played with as a kid might even turn into the guy of your romantic dreams! Love thy neighbor, after all.
7. The Park
A lot of people prefer exercising in the natural air of parks rather than the artificiality of gyms. You can find plenty of youngsters out for a morning or evening jog or be doing yoga in parks. The thing with parks is that most people are regular there, so the boy or girl of your dreams will probably frequent the park every day as a matter of routine. You can join the yoga or aerobics class that he or she is part of or walk or jog with them. Don’t be creepy about it though.
6. The Flight
Hey, you’re both travelers to the same destination- what a perfect metaphor. The opportunity is perfect, you and your future soulmate are stuck together in a metal aircraft for a fixed number of hours and there is no escape possible. The bonus is that flights are usually so boring that most people welcome entertaining human interaction of any sort. So make your move on the hot guy sitting next to you for who knows, he might end up being ‘the one.’ You could even plan a date for after you land in the same city, and with any luck, you’d have met your soulmate on what would otherwise have been a boring flight.
5. The Bookstore
This one is for everyone who enjoy reading more than usual, human interactions. Because really, who has the time to go on dates when George R R Martin is killing off everyone and Coraline is discovering new worlds. If, on the other hand, your soulmate is browsing bookshelves like you at your favorite bookstore, what could be more magical? The perks of finding your soulmate in a bookstore are that you know he reads, and that just increases his hotness quotient. So the next time you visit the bookstore, keep an eye out for more than just the latest manga.
4.The Cafe or the Restaurant
A lot of people like sitting alone and enjoying a good meal by themselves. That does not mean you can’t approach them if they look like they are your future soulmates. If you find a beautiful girl sipping cappuccino alone at the neighborhood cafe day after day, work up the courage to do more than just exchange smiles with her. Ask her out on a date! Or if the dreamy guy shows up exactly the same time as you do every morning for his daily fix of caffeine, ask him he’d like to go out for coffee sometimes.
Some of us who are lucky end up marrying our childhood sweethearts. You could meet your soulmate at the school itself. After all, chemistry can’t just be confined to the lab itself. Schools are a great place to meet your future soulmate. You are both young and full of optimism, and not afraid of each other. You’re both up for going on dates and discovering each other. People who find their soulmates in school are truly lucky, for they don’t have any embarrassing secrets to conceal or past relationships to hide. So maybe pay some attention to the kind of people you date, and evaluate them on whether or not they are soulmate material.
A huge majority of people meet their soulmates in college. This is the time when you are over your high school mistakes and crushes and ready to explore the serious side of dating and relationships. You have time on your side and the room to make mistakes and let the relationship grow. Dating in college often ends in marriage, and a lot of people find happiness with the people they found in college. Your soulmate could be sitting right next to you during the business administration class, all you have to do is look!
Most people find their soulmates at the workplace. After the fun dating of college, getting serious at work is a must. This is the time when people who have similar ambitions and tastes come together. Your soulmate could be your partner in the group project or even your boss. Who knows? Just keep an eye out for the person who looks like he’d be perfect for you.
In the end, finding a soulmate is a matter of luck and destiny, but frequenting the above-mentioned places might work the odds in your favor. So keep looking.