I’ve Had Bad Luck In Love, But I Still Believe In Soulmates

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I’ve had bad luck in love, but I still believe in soulmates. There are billions of people on the planet — one of them has to be right for me. That’s why, no matter how many men screw me over, I’ll always believe in soulmates.

  1. I deserve it after all of the losers I’ve dealt with. I refuse to believe that the sucky relationships I’ve been in were all for nothing. My soulmate will be my prize for dealing with so many players over the years. He’ll make all of my past pain and suffering worth it.
  2. Every ex taught me a lesson. Whenever I date a new man, it teaches me something about myself and what I need in a relationship. That knowledge is leading me closer and closer to my soulmate by the second. Without my crummy exes, I wouldn’t be emotionally ready for him yet.
  3. I want to believe. Everyone has a soulmate that will take them out on romantic dates, make them feel loved, and treat them the way they deserve–at least, that’s what I want to believe. That might mean that I’m foolish, but I’d rather be a hopeful fool than a miserable skeptic.
  4. Positivity works wonders. Being a skeptic isn’t going to get me anywhere. If I swear myself off of relationships, then I might miss out on an opportunity with a great guy. I need to stay positive, because it’s the only way I stand a chance of finding the man meant for me.
  5. I’ve seen it happen. I’ve seen dozens of couples go through rough breakups, but I’ve also seen couples who swear they’re soulmates. If it can happen for them, then it can happen for me, too. Love doesn’t discriminate.
  6. The world is huge. Think of how many millions of people are in the world. There’s bound to be someone out there meant for me. It’ll just take a while to sift through them all to find him.
  7. Movies aren’t entirely fiction. Art imitates life and life imitates art. That means that the lovey dovey couples you see on the big screen aren’t far from reality. Love like that actually exists in the real world.
  8. Some people click right away. I’m uncomfortable around certain men I’ve known for years, but there are other men I’ve felt comfortable with within two seconds of meeting. We just clicked right away without putting in any effort. It’s proof that two people can have an unexplainably deep connection, like soulmates supposedly do.
  9. Age doesn’t mean a thing. The elderly go out on dates, so how can I think I’m late to the game? Most of us are still looking for our soulmates. I’m not going to doubt whether or not I have a soulmate, just because it’s taking a little longer to happen than I’d like.
  10. I deserve something special. I know that I’ll find someone who thinks I’m amazing, and I’ll think that they’re just as amazing. I can’t keep getting screwed over forever. Eventually, I’ll find my soulmate.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.