The 'soulmate' curse; Belief in the existence of an ideal mate is hurting single women
Toronto Star. Toronto, Ont, October 9, 2005
More than half said that they "would form a permanent partnership with a soulmate even if the sex wasn't very good." Because casual and consensual sex is so readily available to young people and the divorce rate is so high, the search for a soulmate implies the need for a deeper and presumably more permanent bond.