While some people believe in love at first sight and the power of fate, others believe that the one for them is written in the stars. According the relationship astrologers, certain zodiac signs are more compatible than others. Although there are no hard and fast rules, if your relationship isn’t working out so well, maybe you and your partner are not a true love match. So, if you’re looking for your next romantic partner, this article should help guide you towards the right person for you according to astrology. Read on to find out who you should be dating based on your zodiac sign:
1. Aries (20th March – 19th April)
If Aries is your zodiac sign, you are probably independent and adventurous. You’ll have a dominant personality and a take-charge attitude, so you will be passionate, fiery and upfront in relationships. If you’re an Aries, you should look for someone who encourages you to pursue your goals, enjoys new experiences and who is willing to let you take the lead. You need a partner who can either match your qualities or dilute them.
Good matches for you include other fire signs, so you should be dating a Leo or Sagittarius, because they have similar personality traits, enjoy a challenge and are the most playful. Aquarius is also a good match for you, as they like trying new things and are inquisitive and conversational, which stimulates Aries’ energy. Bad matches for Aries include Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, as these signs will clash with Aries’ impatient nature. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are also bad choices as they’ll find Aries pushy.
2. Taurus (20th April – 20th May)
The Taurus zodiac sign is known for its loyalty, patience and sensuality. Taureans are loving and dependable, with occasional bouts of jealousy and possessiveness. They are also strong, powerful and very practical people. If you’re a Taurus, your perfect partner will be family-orientated, will appreciate your strengths and forgive your weaknesses.
Taurus get on well with other Earth signs, so you should ideally be dating a Virgo or Capricorn, as they’re usually practical and down to earth and Virgos will appreciate the determination of a Taurus. You’ll also do well with water signs like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, as they are some of the romantic signs, so they’ll be able to fulfil your desires and will share your traditional approach to dating. Bad matches for Taurus include Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius and two Taureans don’t work well together either due to their competitiveness and strong desire for perfection, so you should not be dating these signs!
3. Gemini (21st May – 20th June)
Geminis are intelligent, thoughtful and make deep connections with their romantic partners. They love to chat, are hard to pin down and get bored easily due to their curiosity. The Gemini zodiac sign is characterised by twins and as such is known for having two different sides which can be intimidating for potential partners, unless they are on the same intelligence level as you.
If your zodiac sign is Gemini, you should be dating someone who is a good communicator, avoids drama, is open emotionally and in it for the long run. Geminis work best with other air signs, so you should be dating signs like Libra and Aquarius. Another good choice is Sagittarius as they appreciate Gemini’s spirit and a Gemini will keep them on their toes. However, you should not be dating a Taurus, Cancer, Virgo or Capricorn, as they will likely find Gemini unreliable.
4. Cancer (21st June – 22nd July)
If you come under the Cancer zodiac sign, you will be sensitive, loyal and put up walls easily, which means that you need to date someone reliable and reassuring. Cancer are caretakers as they are intuitive and have an empathetic nature, so you should be dating someone who shares your affectionate traits and gives as good as they get. Cancer is most compatible with earth signs like Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus, as they give them a sense of grounding and stability.
Taurus is a particularly good match as they offer a strong presence and are both loving and attentive. Pisces are also compatible with Cancer as they are both water signs, which means romance will flow well between these two compassionate signs. However, you should not be dating an Aries, as they will be too impatient for Cancer and Gemini’s dual personality will be too complicated in terms of emotional compatibility for the Cancer zodiac.
5. Leo (23rd July – 22nd August)
If your zodiac sign is Leo, you are a boss in both life and in your relationships. Leos are usually loud, dramatic, creative people and they are also very romantic and enjoy being around like-minded people. Their need for attention is balanced out by their belief in fairness and equality.
If you’re a Leo, you’ll want to take the lead so you need someone who is easy going, but you won’t have time for a doormat, so they’ll also need to have boundaries. Two Leos can work well together as they have the same level of pride and similar romantic needs, although they may compete for each other’s attention. Ideally, a Leo should be dating a Libra as both signs are sociable and relationship orientated. Libras are also attentive and caring, so will give Leos the attention they need.
6. Virgo (23rd August – 22nd September)
Virgos can be very selective when choosing a partner and many choose to stay happily single. If your zodiac sign is Virgo, you’ll know what you want, like freedom to do your own thing and have high standards for yourself. You’ll be rational, level-headed and value loyalty, so you don’t give second chances if someone breaks your trust.
Virgos need someone emotionally tuned in and work well with other earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn, because they are more scheduled and methodical than other more spontaneous zodiac signs. Virgos should also consider dating a Scorpio, as they bring passion and intensity to their relationships, which will balance our some of Virgo’s more introverted qualities. However, you should avoid dating signs like Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius, as these light-hearted signs will be too careless for a Virgo and equally, they will find Virgos too cautious.
7. Libra (23rd September – 22nd October)
Those under the Libra zodiac are very sociable, fun and easy to be around. Libras are marked by the scales of justice, so they will always try to do the right thing and are loyal in love. They also great at conversation and need to be stimulated by someone on their intellectual level. If you’re a Libra, you should be dating someone who will help you break out of your comfort zone and be more adventurous.
Libras work well with Geminis and Aquarius because they are really good at conversations and Aquarius is a particularly intellectual sign. You should also consider dating a Sagittarius as they are fiery and won’t let things get boring, as long as their independence doesn’t clash with Libra’s need for a constant partner. Leo and Aries are another good choice for Libra as they’re fun and high energy, but Libra should avoid dating Capricorn as they are more distant and will find you clingy.
8. Scorpio (23rd October – 21st November)
Scorpios are a force of nature that attract romantic partners easily, however, they can be a tough match for longer term relationships. Scorpio is a fiery and passionate sign that loves sex, is energetic, dominant and intuitive, so trust is key with them. If you’re a Scorpio, you need to find someone who shares your power or helps bring balance to your relationship.
While Scorpios can work well together, they may not last in the long run. Ideally, Scorpios should be dating another water sign. Both Pisces and Cancer would let Scorpio take control and they both like more quiet, intimate dates like Scorpios. Capricorn can also be a good match for Scorpio as they are naturally patient and the more reserved Virgo can bring balance to a relationship with a Scorpio.
9. Sagittarius (22nd November – 21st December)
If you’re a Sagittarius, you’ll be outgoing, fun-loving and spontaneous. Many people under this zodiac sign are also adventurous and love to travel. As one of the most optimistic signs, Sagittarius need an upbeat partner that shares their sense of humour, positive outlook and active lifestyle. There are several different signs that can work well with Sagittarius in terms of dating.
Aries is an optimistic sign that likes a challenge, Leos love freedom and adventure and Aquarius have a need for creativity and enjoy stimulating conversation. However, if you’re a Sagittarius, you should ideally be dating a Gemini, as this sign will keep you on your toes and similarly enjoys trying new things. Geminis also like to travel and being on the go, so they are very compatible with Sagittarius.
10. Capricorn (22nd December – 19th January)
Capricorns are success-orientated, are pragmatic and have a practical approach to life. People under this sign like structure and are both hard-working and cautious. They don’t like lazy people or those who don’t take responsibility. It is important for Capricorns not to let their work and passions get in the way of them finding love. If you’re a Capricorn, you should look for a supportive partner who will help boost you up and is not intimated by your success and is instead confident enough to enjoy it with you.
Taurus is a good match for Capricorn, because they’re also practical, grounded, like routine and have high moral standards. Virgo, another earth sign, can also work well with Capricorn as they tend to be hard-working, high achievers. However, ideally Capricorn should be dating Cancer, because they take their relationships seriously and like to be there for their partner. Cancer is a more emotional sign which can soften Capricorn and reduce the pressure that Capricorns put on themselves. In return, Capricorn will give Cancer the kind of commitment they need.
11. Aquarius (20th January – 18th February)
Those who fall under the Aquarius zodiac are usually very individualistic, love their freedom and can be hard to tie down. Aquarius is creative, energetic, likes to keep busy and requires a partner with the same level of intellect. If your sign is Aquarius, you’ll also need someone who is independent, rather than someone clingy.
Fire signs like Aries, Leo and Sagittarius can work well with Aquarius as they are stimulating, conversational and have great imaginations, just make sure you keep the relationship equal! Gemini is another good option for Aquarius as this sign is all about passion and communication. However, if you’re an Aquarius, you should really be dating a Libra if you enjoy intellectual conversation and a balanced relationship, as Aquarius can help bring Libra out of its shell, while Libra has a calming influence on Aquarius.
12. Pisces (19th February – 20th March)
Pisces is a deeply emotional and romantic sign, known for being very sensitive, intuitive and compassionate. People who fall under the Pisces zodiac are usually very selfless and supportive, so they’ll always be there for their partner. If you’re a Pisces, you should ideally be dating another water sign like Cancer or Scorpio, as you’re all on the same page and know what each other want.
Pisces will let Scorpio take the lead and Cancer’s protective and proactive side makes them a good option for Pisces. You may also consider dating a Virgo as their methodological approach can help organise Pisces more scatter-brain character. Two Pisces can also create a very romantic and fulfilling relationship that others will likely be envious of.