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Many people have very explicit mental images when it comes to a soulmate. They must look like YYY, have X hair, Y eyes, a Z smile. These mental images probably came from someone seen on TV or a movie, or a mental image formed from someone in your life. I've seen many people date a person because they looked a lot like another person in their life - often without realizing it.
Really examine your perfect mate's image. Is it because they will always remind you of someone else? Is that fair, to constantly compare this real life person with someone else, perhaps someone that they can never meet? Instead, focus on the *qualities* of your ideal partner, and work towards that. Looks change, but qualities of personality are more permanent.