I was under the impression that “soulmate” always has romantic connotations.
The other thing about soulmate is that it implies that there is only one person in the entire world that you can have this kind of understanding with, whereas drift compatible does not have that baggage.
Hm, I didn’t see it as strictly romantical, the exclusiveness is a point, though… I’m curious if there’s a word in another language that conveys the meaning of a non-romantical non-exclusive deep bond between two people. Do you know of any?
because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and understanding between two people. The closest thing we have is best friend and that doesn’t dig deep enough for some people or explain the absolute love between people that has…