Many people are curious about the difference between a soulmate and twin flame. It is quite a hot topic in various discussion forums and something that many are interested in learning about.
The twin flame is usually a passionate lover. Sometimes if the bond is strong enough you will share a few lives together. This is the one that seems to compliment you in many ways. The meshing of one flame and the other seems seamless. While this person may love you in many ways this union may not always be in your best interest. It may even hinder you along the way of your personal evolution as you will forgo the things you really need to enjoy them.
In other words, the soulmate is what you need, whereas the twin flame is what you want. A soul mate is more of a long term relationship that’ll last from the day your soul was created until the day your soul dies. A twin flame is more of a “short term” relationship, so over the course of centuries you could have more than one twin flame. However, you will only have that one soulmate.
It is important to understand that not all soul mates are lovers, they could simply be best friends. But the point is that soulmates grow together as a team, while a twin flame may actually hold you back from becoming one with your true self.