The quest for one’s soulmate is an age-old search, one that has driven us for generations. Look back throughout history at the fairy tales, myths, and lore that we hold to be true. You will find tales of true romance, lovers brought together by fate. Is there truly one special person out there for everyone?

Experts reveal that 73% of Americans believe in the idea of soulmates. While this is often seen as a ‘girly’ approach to life, emotions and romance believed to be feminine attributes, surprisingly this belief is shared amongst equally among men and women, with 74% of men believing they can find a ‘perfect partner’, while 71% of women share the same belief.

From a young age, children are introduced to the idea of romance through their fairy tales – watching our favorite princes and princesses finding their true love and riding off into the sunset for their ‘happily-ever-after’. They then carry this idea of ‘true love’ into their adult lives, seeking their own personal fairy tale. It’s the reason why we stick it out through the horrors of the dating game, facing heartbreak and continuing to believe that our soulmate is out there somewhere.

When you do find yourself in a happy relationship, how do you know if you’ve really found the one? Find your zodiac sign below and read on to discover the secret…

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

While you often portray yourself as a cold, hardened individual that refuses to give in to the emotional side of life, the truth is that you are a closet romantic. You long to find that special someone, but it’s hard. The biggest struggle for you will be to open up and be vulnerable, and it’s going to take someone patient to work with you and help you to reach this stage. This is how you will know that you’ve found ‘the one’. If you find yourself with someone willing to slowly tear down your walls, recognizing that it’s going to take time, yet supportive every step of the way, then this is it!

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Stubborn to a fault, you believe that there is a right and wrong in every situation, and your opinion will always rest firmly on the ‘right’ side of the fence. You are territorial, headstrong and incredibly jealous, holding tight to everything you believe to be ‘yours’ and struggling significantly with the idea of sharing. Even a relationship isn’t usually enough to let go of your firm hold on what is yours in this life. However, if you find yourself at ease, loosening that grip and truly sharing your life with another, then know that this is truly someone special.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

High energy, fun-loving and always the life of the party, there is no questioning the fact that you bring happiness and enjoyment to anyone that you spend time with. However, a real relationship requires more than just fun and games, and this is where you will be able to tell the difference. When you are with ‘the one’ you will finally find yourself ready to settle down and commit in a way that you never before dreamed to be possible. Usually, one to avoid responsibility, you now find yourself dreaming about a future together.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You are the very example of love, affection, and commitment, willing to do nearly anything for those that you love. You have high standards for what you believe to be the ‘true love’, and you regularly hold yourself to them, but the real sign that you’ve found someone special is when you find a person that does the same for you in return. Pay careful attention to how your partner treats you because your soulmate will show you the same devotion, respect and care that you demonstrate each and every day.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Bold, proud and confident you know who you are, and you aren’t afraid to stand alone. However, this strong, independent persona doesn’t mean that you don’t seek love and romance. You will often date people who bow down to your power, willingly handing you control in all areas of your life. However, if you find yourself with someone that isn’t afraid to call you on your errors, point out when you are wrong and demand the best from you because they know you’re capable of it, then you’ve found the one.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Always the perfectionist, you dedicate your life to making sure everything is in order, a commitment that often requires great personal sacrifice. You set incredibly high standards, some would argue impossibly high, and failing to find someone that lives up to them, you believe that you will live your life alone. However, when you meet ‘the one’ these standards will suddenly go out the window. This is the person who will help you to realize that the ‘perfect person’ on paper may not actually be the right person for you. There is more to love than can be predicted by stats and analysis.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

You’re the kind of person that everyone loves, your calm and balanced personality bringing peace and harmony to every situation. This can be frustrating, however, because you’re never sure what people are really thinking. Surely there must be something you do that annoys them, right? When you find that perfect person, they will be completely transparent with you, sharing both the good and the bad. They will make you work to earn their trust, and the journey certainly isn’t going to be easy, but trust your intuition. Deep down you will know when you’ve found the one that’s worth the effort.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

If there is any zodiac sign that is known for keeping a significant distance between themselves and others, it is you Scorpio. You don’t just build walls around your heart, you have built a fortress and it’s going to take someone special to start to tear it down. When they first start, it will likely annoy you or even scare you. However, you’re never going to find love if you don’t allow someone in. If you find someone that isn’t scared away by this daunting task, someone that cares about you enough to keep pushing forward, then you might have found your soulmate.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have always been determined to put a positive and happy face on for the rest of the world, even when you are facing some of life’s greatest challenges. After all, you don’t want to be the person that brings everyone else down. However, plastering on a smile every day can be an exhausting endeavor, leaving you feeling drained day in and day out. When you meet that special someone, they will see right through your mask, recognizing your struggles and holding out a hand to help you through them. They don’t want you to be perfect, they just want you to be real.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Focused on details, facts and the intellectual side of life, you are often seen as a little ‘off’ or eccentric. To be completely honest, this scares many people off after their first meet you. When your soulmate comes along, however, they love you not ‘in spite’ of your quirks, they truly love these quirks and idiosyncrasies as well! They don’t want to change you, they love you for who you are. In fact, they likely take it a step further and connect with you on a deeply intellectual level. You don’t want to let this one get away.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

There is nothing that means more to you than being ‘different’ in a world that pushes us all to conform, and you will go to great lengths to make it happen. This can sometimes lead you to be detached from the world around you, unable to connect with others. When your soulmate comes along you will find yourself drawn to them, even willing to step into the ‘average world’ if necessary to get to know them a little better. Don’t worry, your true love won’t try to change you, they love your uniqueness, but every relationship requires some element of compromise.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You’re a highly spiritual person, in touch with the energies of the greater universe. While this is an incredibly important aspect of your own life, it’s difficult for you to explain it to others. Your soulmate, however, will just ‘get it’ naturally. Your connection extends beyond the physical, connecting on an emotional, intellectual and spiritual level. When you’re together, it’s just going to feel right. Even when you’re faced with challenges and struggles in life, you will feel safe, secure and ‘at home’ when you are together. This is your person.

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