The idea that there is a perfect match out there for everyone seems to be nonsense to me. Where is the evidence for this? And even if it were true that doesn't necessarily mean you will find that person. Maybe they are on the other side of the world, maybe they haven't been born yet or maybe they are dead - who knows. In the end we can settle for and love a person, but it's often far from a perfect soulmate.
And another thing -- when somone says "you will definitely meet someone eventually" or "there is someone out there for everyone." How do they know this? Are they psychic? The bottom line is this: maybe you won't meet your match - ever! This is a very real possibility, it may seem depressing but it is true, and I'd take a cold reality over a comforting delusion anyday.
@Rob - RE: "The world is coming to an end" - you didn't get that from Sylvia, by any chance, did you?
"I'm with Sylvia Brown on this.. there are no 'soul mates'."
It's very difficult to prove a negative.
"Soulmates" ? What are we, twelve?
According to ChristainMingle.com that "purrrrfect" match that gawd has for you is a mouse click away.
@Simon - from Jonathan Livingston Seagull: "You have the freedom to be yourself, here, and now."
Alas, what good is the freedom to be yourself if you don't really have free will?
Aw cheeze, not that argument again. But you see, I do have free will, the will to end this discussion now.
That's a feeling, not a fact.
Certain feelings and experiences are very special and there seems to be the tendency for people to think of and express these special things as being spiritual (extra special) in some way. I don't think that there is a certain person made for me, made for your or made for anyone. As special as we are, we are not destined to meet, we happen to meet (chance is way more interesting than destiny). There are seven billion of us, the thought that each one of us has a special person we are destined to meet, do meet and fall in love with is laughable. Why do all these people happen to live within close proximity (for most of us)?
I know this is a goofy and playful song, but Tim Minchin sums up my opinion on the matter so eloquently.