In HIMYF S01E01: Sophie previously decided to walk the Brooklyn Bridge 'with my soulmate'. Later Sophie walks the Brooklyn Bridge 'without the love of my life'.
I remember reading before that soulmate doesn't always have a romantic connotation. But I guess in this context soulmate means romantic because Sophie says:
Sophie: I wanted to tell you, you can't give up on love just because of your proposal fail. I know that there is a Brooklyn Bridge girl out there for you somewhere.
Jesse: Am I supposed to know what that is? Because you look like you practically moved yourself to tears just now, but I have no idea what you're talking about.
Sophie: It's this thing I made up. Okay. See, I've lived in New York since college, but I've never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. And, after a while, I waited so long that I decided I would wait and walk it with my soulmate.
But in general
Is 'my soulmate' actually not always synonymous to 'the love of my life' and actually not always romantic ?