Old souls are extremely selective about who they let in. This is because they have the blessing and curse of being highly receptive to the energies that surround them. For this reason, old souls are not only intuitive but exceptionally sensitive and empathetic as well. Falling head over heels in love is difficult for old souls, not because they don’t love easily, but because their love is so specific that it takes time to find the right match.
Old souls need to feel a connection on every possible level. Their idea of a partner that is the full package isn’t so much about humor, looks and success, but rather someone who makes them feel free to be who they are spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally and of course, sexually. They see life as a gift and a journey, blinding them to the impulses that those stuck in the rat race tend to get caught up in. Milestones in a relationship with an old soul look less like a status update and more like finally being able to express a deeply rooted fear to their loved one, or reaching a new level of understanding about something that has been holding them back. They care less about things being official and more about them being genuine.
It’s hard for old souls to fall head over heels in love because they are classic overthinkers. While romance is always at the forefront of their mind since they tend to romanticize any and every human experience, they also have a more realistic voice whispering the ways in which things might not work out. Everything means a little more to them, making the good moments phenomenal, and the bad ones seemingly catastrophic. They are constantly aware that things could shift at any moment, so they tend to hold on tightly when things feel right. This is what makes their love different from anyone else’s. Loyalty is a given because they are truly incapable of even considering the alternative. The way they make people feel is a large part of their identity which is why you will never find them treating anyone’s feelings lightly.
Loving an old soul isn’t always easy and it can feel like a high price to pay. However, it proves to be well worth it as there is no other love like it. This kind of love will make you feel safe enough to lean into your wild side. And that’s all anyone really wants out of love anyway; to feel like they are worthy of that which terrifies and excites them. Old souls are more focused on how the relationship feels versus how it looks, how it’s progressing on society’s timeline, or how much they have to gain from the other person. They want someone to grow with, to help them open up more to life, and to show them how they can better love themselves.
If you are lucky enough to be loved by an old soul, know that you have stumbled upon a true rarity in this swiping, double tapping, made-to-go world. And for the old souls who have not yet found their head over heels love, know that it’s coming to you. Your love is an investment, not a rental, and investments take time.