The Invisible Thread Between Two People Who Are Meant to Be Together

According to the old legend, there is an intangible string of fate that binds two people destined to be together. These two souls connected are bound no matter of time, place, or circumstances. Nothing can even break the invisible thread between two individuals who are meant to be together.

What does the red string mean? Find out below.

And, if you believe in romantic destiny, let us know! Share this article if you do!

Red String Characteristics

1. The color red.

Red is the color of romance and attraction. The red string represents the string of fate which connects the two soulmates.

2. Origins.

The red string of fate comes from an ancient East Asian belief. The legend says that the Gods tie a red string around the ankles of those souls that are destined to meet each other or help each other in a certain way.

3. Concept of soulmate.

The whole concept is similar to the Western one  a ‘soulmate’ or a ‘twin flame’. The difference is that this legend focuses more on the concept of being ‘bound’ to someone rather that finding your other half.

Red String Story

The plot…

The story wouldn’t be so interesting if there were no problems at all. It is said that a little boy who was walking home one night, saw an old man reading a book. The boy asked the old man what was the book about.

The man answered that the book was about marriages, and that everyone was destined to marry only one person. Like anyone else, the boy was destined to marry one girl. Moreover, the old man showed the boy the girl he was to marry, but the boy didn’t like the idea. Why? Keep reading!

The trouble

The little boy didn’t like the idea because he didn’t want to get married at all. He even threw a rock at the girl and ran away. He ran fast as he could…. Years later, a marriage was arrange between the little boy, now a grown, handsome man, and one of the most beautiful girls in the village. When he unveiled her, he noticed a scar over her eyebrow.

The scarred

The handsome man asked his wife-to-be about the small scar over her eyebrow. She told him that a little boy had thrown a rock at her when she was a child many years ago. Hence proving their fateful union.

What happens when it stretches and tangles?

At the root of this legend is submitting to a higher power. Destiny will take everything in its hand, and will run the course. As the time passes, everything will fall into place. It is important not to fight the red thread.

Still takes work.

If you find the person on the other end of the red string, that doesn’t mean it will be ease to stay together. You both need to work to stay together. The legend is meant to inspire devotion, loyalty, and compassion. The fateful thread also reminds both partners to remain faithful to one another.


The red string is attached to both lovers for infinite. No matter how near or far you are from your soulmate, the thread is always there, bound to your ankles. There will be times when mentally or physically, you may feel distant from your partner, but this doesn’t affect the power of the fateful string. This string binds you two together.


1. In us all along – Rumi

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” — Rumi

2. In the hands of the Gods – Chinese Culture

In Chinese culture, Yuè Xià Lǎo the old lunar matchmaker god is believed to be responsible for the ‘Red String of Fate’. This god was also in charge of marriages.

3. Pinky Promise? – Japanese Culture

According to the Japanese legend, the red thread is tied around the pink finger. Thus the phrase ‘pinky swear’. The legend says that the person who broke their promise had to cut off their pinky finger.

4. Not just lovers – Caroline Highland

“The red threads don’t wind their way around our ankles as we walk, don’t catch on us as we brush past things—the Chinese believe that they emanate from us from birth, from the moment we enter the world. As we age, with each passing year, the threads grow tighter, bringing us close to the people whose lives are destined to intertwine with ours in some way.” – writes Caroline Highland of Thought Catalog.

5. Red String as Freeing – Caroline Highland

The same writer interprets the red thread as liberating. “How much easier it feels to fling ourselves out into the unknown, into a new place or stage of our lives, knowing those red threads are there, winding out into the future as they always have been, holding onto souls that will be waiting to catch us, teach us, touch us, change us.”

6. Unbreakable – Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, “The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.”

 Closing Thoughts

So, do you in romantic destiny? I DO! Maybe there’s no red string attached to our ankles, but there is someone for everyone. Take some time to think about this legend, and the whole idea about destined one, and let us know what you think. After all, fate is something that could be taken in many different ways…


Do you believe in romantic destiny? Let us know in the comments! Share it, for all romantic souls.


  1. Yes, I do. My dad was born in Norway. My mother was born in Philadelphia. At 5 years old, he was gravely ill. Norway told them to go to American. They can get him well. Norway didn’t know where to begin. so they came to America. Eventually, they were close to one another, My mother was in love with him, while he was engaged to another. Forgetting herself, she quietly put her hand in his & the oops, she withdrew her hand. His girl cheats on him. He found out & broke it off & the rest is history. My husband’s mother was born over in Italy. For whatever reason she also came here. They were in west Philadelphia & I was in Northeast. He gets hit by a car, so they moved to East Oak Lane. Too far to go to my high school, so he was bused. He failed English & he ended up in my class. I didn’t notice him up in the front & I was in the back. My girlfriend saw him & told me to wet chalk & throw it at him. I did & we started meeting before class. At the end of the school year, he ran after a friend & I thought that was it, so I kept on without him. We went to summer school, at the same time, same school. another friend knew I was crazy about him & pointed him out & I asked him out. The rest is history. weird, both mother & daughter. I called him honey bunny & later telling my mother that, she told me, she called my dad the same name.

  2. I wish that I had a story like that to tell…but alas I don’t. At least not right now. I am “in love” with a man who wants nothing to do with me. I feel the humongous attraction, but he lives 3000 miles away, is married, has beautiful women all around him all the time, (because he is a celebrity of sorts), and is now “free” after over 30 years of marriage, but not technically divorced. My horoscope said that I was “destined” to be attracted to a man who was unavailable. Well, what kind of BS is that? I am almost homeless, don’t have any other men in my life right now, I’m celibate and horny, and you’re telling me that ‘THERE IS SOMEONE FOR EVERYONE’…? Really now?

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