Twin Flames vs Soul Mates

Have you ever met someone for the first time and instantly knew they were meant to be in your life? You could feel like they are an old friend, even though you just met or you can’t picture your life without them. If you have experienced this, you might have just met your soulmate or twin flame but what is the actual difference? 

What is a soulmate?

In simple terms, soulmates are two souls that are destined to be together. But don’t get it confused, your soulmate can be platonic too. You and your soulmate might meet and click automatically. “A soulmate is a person you feel so connected to [that] the relationship runs smoothly because of the strong bond and are compatible [with],” said Dr Mya Bellinger, a medical practitioner who specializes in internal medicine.

Soulmates often feel very easy and harmonious because your two souls will always find a way to compromise and make your relationship work. “It is with the soulmate that you finally start to ask genuine questions about yourself and love, you begin to face the answers that you’ve been avoiding, and you grow,” said Celebrity Love Architect Kailen Rosenberg.

Please remember, you have LOADS of soulmates, they could be your best friend, sibling, and partner.

What is a Twin Flame? 

In comparison, a “Twin flame is a kind of relationship where the same soul is cut into two or a mirror of each other,” said Samantha Moss, editor & content ambassador at Romantific. “This is one soul that shares an intense connection because they mirror each other’s weaknesses, emotional damages, and insecurities.” So if you ever wondered why Taylor Swift called Jake her twin flame in “All Too Well,” now you know. It is important to note that your twin flame isn’t always your “perfect” match, this is because you two can bring out the worst sides of each other. That being said, twin flames often learn a lot from each other and they can be so transformative in the best (and worst ways).

"In a twin flame relationship, your twin flame may mirror your issues, unhealthy habits, or imbalances. In addition, when twin flames are apart, they may have a hard time functioning," Spinelli explains. 

It can be scary dating and being in love with your twin flame but don’t panic. Twin flames can teach us a lot about ourselves, and if done correctly, you can almost certainly bring out the best in each other. Twin flame relationships might not come with as much peace as a soulmate connection, but you definitely can end up happy and content with your twin flame for a long period or the rest of your life.

What’s the Difference Between a Soulmate and a Twin Flame?

While they share a lot of similarities such as, you feel like you were destined to meet and they can both bring a lot of healing and lessons to your life, they are very different connections. The biggest difference is that your twin flame is two halves of the same soul, soulmates on the other hand are two souls that belong together. Due to this, twin flames are not always the perfect match in terms of romance, whereas once soulmates meet, it’s difficult to ever imagine a life without them. “A twin flame relationship is meant to challenge us to get you closer to the best version of yourself,” said Amy Javier, Intuitive Wellness Guide.

Let us get one thing clear, the same person cannot be your soulmate and twin flame, they are separate people. You can meet many soulmates in your lifetime, but you only have ONE twin flame. 

If the relationship ends at all between either a twin flame or a soulmate, it is going to hurt. Because twin flame relationships are so crazy and intense, the breakup is usually just as hardcore and painful. You will most likely go through a period of grieving, and during this time, it's best to cry as much as you want and let all of the hurt out. No judgment is necessary. 

Due to the nature of twin flame relationships they produce high levels of heat, romantically or even just friends. It is common for twin flames to get into a cycle of breaking up and getting back together. Do not do that, please. When it's time, you just have to let them go. Recycling the pain again and again in the form of an on-and-off relationship will only make the separation more painful. 

The takeaway

Twin flame and Soulmates relationships are incredibly potent, powerful, and rare so enjoy them as much as possible. However, just because they're strong and powerful does not mean they are unbreakable (unfortunately), it's still important to work on healthy relationships and your own individual growth. When you are ready to explore, the two of you will be catalysts for love, growth, and peace in each of your lives.