How Long Will It Take for You to Meet Your Soulmate?

RELATIONSHIPS

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Image: Pexels

About This Quiz

In ancient Greece, Aristophanes, student of Plato, put forth a thesis that all humans were created with two sets of arms, two sets of legs and a head with two faces. The Greek gods, jealous of man and affronted by his pride, decided to punish the human race by splitting us up into genders. In this way, single souls were split apart, and one day they had to come back together to be whole. Thus was born the idea of the soulmate.

Today, finding a soulmate is a game of odds. Science argues that the definition of "soulmate" is probably more a ballpark definition, not a specific person. Even if your ideal mate could be any one of a million people in the whole world, that's a lot of people you will likely never come across. This enters us into the so-called "fussy suitor problem"; when do you stop dating and decide the person in front of you is the one?

One rejects the majority of the people they date (almost by definition), but science says that after rejecting the first 37% of lifetime suitors, the next one will, statistically speaking, be better than the rest. It's not totally foolproof, but it works better than random selection, so perhaps we should all reject the first run of people we date, and then settle down with the first person we meet after who makes us think, "Yeah, I don't want to scream every time I see your face" when we see them.

Or you can keep what you're doing. What does science know, anyway? Well, science is here to help you. Take this quiz and we'll find out when you'll find your soulmate!

Where do your standards for a romantic partner come from?

Advertisement

How similar are you to your ideal soulmate?

Advertisement

Do you making dating a priority?

Advertisement

How one of a kind are you?

Advertisement

How important to you is your soulmate's religion?

Advertisement

How high are your personal standards?

Advertisement

How many relatives have to approve of your soulmate?

Advertisement

How forgiving are you?

Advertisement

How important is it that your soulmate work in a specific industry other than yours?

Advertisement

How much do you value discipline?

Advertisement

How important is it your soulmate makes a specific salary?

Advertisement

How systematic is your approach to finding your soulmate?

Advertisement

How athletic must your soulmate be?

Advertisement

How judgmental are you?

Advertisement

How attractive must the face of your soulmate be?

Advertisement

How concrete are your life goals?

Advertisement

How rich must the family of your soulmate be?

Advertisement

How well defined are your values?

Advertisement

How important is it that your soulmate listen to the same music as you?

Advertisement

How ambitious are your life goals?

Advertisement

How important is it that your soulmate reads the same books as you?

Advertisement

How much time do you put into being kind?

Advertisement

How important is it that your soulmate likes the same movies as you?

Advertisement

How much time do you put into looking attractive?

Advertisement

How important is it that your soulmate share your views on when and how to have children?

Advertisement

How much time on a first date do you need to know if there will be a second date?

Advertisement

How important is it that your soulmate's voice sound a specific way?

Advertisement

How many dates do you go on per week?

Advertisement

How much time are you committing to your soulmate hunt, on a daily basis?

Advertisement

How much do you want to meet your soulmate?

Advertisement

About Zoo

Our goal at Zoo.com is to keep you entertained in this crazy life we all live.

We want you to look inward and explore new and interesting things about yourself. We want you to look outward and marvel at the world around you. We want you to laugh at past memories that helped shape the person you’ve become. We want to dream with you about all your future holds. Our hope is our quizzes and articles inspire you to do just that.

Life is a zoo! Embrace it on Zoo.com.

Explore More Quizzes