Life is a quest, a quest we all are seeking whatever our heart desires.

Apart from the financial and health quest, we all hope to one day find someone to share our lives with. 

Some call it your soulmate aka the one. 

According to experts, every human being has about seven different soulmates around the world and those who are lucky will get to meet three of them. 

If the above is anything to go by, many of us can go through our lifetime without meeting at least one of our soulmates. 

So now your dating, engaged to be married and your'e asking yourself this reflective question: How do I know that my partner is the one?

A global pool was conducted by expects on what characteristics should people look for, and these were the popular top five things to look out for:

1. Chemistry 

Like the academic subject, the coming together of two different elements makes the result that much more interesting. Your soulmate is one whom you will forever share a narrative of love. 

2. Love

"Love recognises no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." Maya Angelou beautifully describes the true agenda of love. That is what you seek from your soulmate.

3. Compromise

They call this meeting half-way. Your soulmate will never try to surpass or compete with you. They will never try to go around your back but will always seek the middle-ground with you.  

4. Honesty

Anything that comes across sincere and genuine will stand the greatest test of time. Everything about your soulmate needs to be authentic for the relationship to survive the test of time. 

5. Respect

You will know that they're the one because of how they treat you. True love comes with a great deal of respect.