So how does this become the differences between men and women? I believe men can bounce back from a painful ending to a grand love quicker than women. Women are more emotional than men, they take the end of a relationship harder than a man. At least that is what I've seen from experience. Men are usually the ones who bounce back and find another love quicker. Out of all my loves, the men are the ones who find their new woman. We are still getting over the pain of heartache and they are already dating someone new. A couple of my boyfriends (including one of my grand loves) married the next girlfriend they had. I wasn't starting think I was the girl to date if you wanted to get married to someone else or soon. I was the platform to marriage.
Of course this doesn't men all men bounce back quickly, on the contrary, but as a whole, I do believe it takes a woman longer to bounce back. Men also don't necessarily believe in love of your life, soul mate, grand love, they just tend to go with the flow. They simply love and be there for their loved one. I would be interested to survey men about love of their life and find out exactly how many do actually believe in it. Instead I have to speculate.
So what can we determine about loves of our lives?
If you love that grand love once in your life you're fortunate. If it he happens to be your soul mate and then in turn your life long partner, even better. All I know is the high was worth the pain.