Soulmates: The World’s Worst Love Advice | Brittany Smale | TEDxMcMasterU
The notion of soulmates has been perpetuated in our society long before we first started to consider finding one for ourselves. It’s an inescapable premise, colouring the fanfare of dating advertisements and TV shows everywhere around us. And yet, what if this idea that we have a soulmate is actually not only decreasing the likelihood of finding a healthy relationship, but destroying our relationships once we’re in them? Brittany Smale tells us why it’s about time to stop saying, “It just wasn’t meant to be,” once and for all.

The notion of soulmates has been perpetuated in our society long before we first started to consider finding one for ourselves. It’s an inescapable premise, colouring the fanfare of dating advertisements and TV shows everywhere around us. And yet, what if this idea that we have a soulmate is actually not only decreasing the likelihood of finding a healthy relationship, but destroying our relationships once we’re in them? Brittany Smale tells us why it’s about time to stop saying, “It just wasn’t meant to be,” once and for all.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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