(ARA) - Is there one true love for everyone? Yes, says a majority
of Americans. In a recent national survey about matters of the
heart, 60 percent of those surveyed believe everyone has a soul
Young adults, more than any other group, have faith that Mr. or
Ms. Right is out there. The survey says that 77 percent of 18- to
24-year-olds believe everyone has a soul mate waiting for them.
“The survey results underscore the belief people have in the
idea of one true love,” says Sean K. Murphy, author of the novel,
“The Spirit Man,” and the survey sponsor. “A majority of
Americans -- men and women equally -- believe everyone has a
soul mate. And when they find them, they commit to them.”
Nearly three-quarters of the true believers say they have found
their soul mate, while the remaining quarter is still out there
looking. Those who say they are with their soul mate now are
married and have children.
And forget all the hype about the Internet or matchmaking
services being the ticket to true love. More than 90 percent of
Americans who have found their soul mate say they discovered
them right under their noses. Half of them say they found their
soul mate by happenstance. Fewer than 10 percent met their
match at school, and 17 percent say they fell in love at work.
Only two percent met on the Internet, and fewer than 10 percent
met their soul mate on a blind date.
Murphy says the findings contradict those who would say
romance is dead. “We believe in love, and we are willing to
search for that one special person we’re meant to spend our
Murphy’s novel, “The Spirit Man,” traces the journey of one
young man who finds a way to return to his past and undo a
tragedy that separated him from his soul mate. “We all have
thoughts about our past and things that might have been. This
book explores what would happen if we could go back and
correct those mistakes,” Murphy said. “The Spirit Man” is
available at Amazon.com and local bookstores.
Courtesy of ARA Content
EDITOR’S NOTE: The soul mate study was conducted among
1,000 adult Americans on behalf of “The Spirit Man” by Market
Facts, an independent national research firm. It has a
confidence factor of +/- 5 percent.