The internet’s growing interest in twin flame relationships acts as a new wave of what we already know: as a society we are obsessed with the pursuit of ‘the one’. As a concept, finding a twin flame pitches idyllic scenes of life with your match: a feeling of completion, eternal laughter, perfectly curated domestic settings. For a lot of us, this utopian montage plays on a loop in our minds and powers the relentless cycle of swipe, like, meet, repeat
. But how realistic is this romantic destination? As Alicia Keys' caption smugly posits, twin flames are even "deeper than soulmates
" – but does this all just mean we're ushering in a new wave of hyper-romanticism that's hindering those of us who are dating?