If you could know (with 100% certainty) when you were going to meet your soul mate, would you want to know?
It’s an interesting idea that was explored in a movie I watched last night called TiMER. In the movie, timers are placed on the wrists of those who want them (most people do). If your soul mate also has a timer, your timer will count down to the day you meet your soul mate. If your soul mate does not have a timer, your timer remains blank.
The movie considers the implications of such a device, too. Dating is now more or less considered a thing of the past, although people still have one-night stands. When meeting someone you may be interested in, you quickly look at each other’s timers. If the timers don’t match up, is it worth your time to get to know them and have a relationship with them? Is it wrong or cheating to be with someone you know is not your soul mate? What happens when two adolescent kids find out that they are soul mates? Is it better to have a blank timer or to have years before your timer goes off?
Should you, as the movie trailer asks, live in the moment or wait for true love?