There Is No Such Thing as a Perfect Match in Relationships. This Concept is Misleading.

A perfect match doesn't exist, and we shouldn't leave one partner for a better one.

Joanna Henderson
Heart Affairs
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9 min readJun 18, 2024

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Perfect match. You probably heard of this concept at least once in your lifetime when discussing relationships. The idea is that there is one perfect person out there for you. A true match — the only soulmate whom you'll love and spend the rest of your life with. One perfect human who you have to find; they're waiting for you, and you'll realize you've met them the moment you lay eyes on them.

I believe in soulmates, love, and marriage. But I don't believe in and despise the concept of a perfect match. It's a lie. We've been lied to, in my opinion, and society sometimes perpetuates this stupid idea. Not only are younger generations are influenced by it, but older people as well. The way I see it, it's a problem.

Dating can be challenging. Relationships and marriages are even harder. It's constant work, and you choose to love and be with your partner daily. Unfortunately, partnerships fall apart. It's one thing when it happens due to valid reasons, such as cheating and lack of commitment. Still, it's a different one when, instead of working through hardships, people decide to part ways, thinking that since the…

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Joanna Henderson
Heart Affairs

Canadian. Mental health activist. Banker and financier who drinks too much coffee. Pursuing happiness and sharing my thoughts with others.