Using the zodiac to guide your love life might not be a practice based on science, but it's been a popular one for hundreds of years. Adherents swear by certain romantic star sign trends and theories, and select dating candidates with the constellations in mind. There are even apps that match you with the most astrologically compatible individuals — an age-old exercise made simple with the help of technology.
If you're curious about horoscopes and their recommendations for you, we've got the deets to find The One who'll put stars in your eyes.
Dynamic Aries makes a fiery match with other fire signs, including those under the Aries banner. So an assertive challenging Leo or an enthusiastic Sagittarius are good options, and you'll find much in common. The air sign Gemini is adaptable and often happy to go with your impulsive flow. Geminis may also bring fireworks to the bedroom, if you catch our drift.
Level-headed Taurus appreciates routine and safety. As an earth sign, you're loyal and have good taste, but you can also be stubborn. Which signs can deal with the bull-headedness that crops up? Well, fellow Taurans, of course, and fellow earth signs, Capricorn for great synergy and cut-from-the-same-cloth Virgo for oft-needed pushes in the right direction.
If you're looking to mix things up a bit, a caring Cancer could be the cutie for you.
Geminis are social butterflies. You can mutually talk ears off with Libras, but money can sometimes become an issue with this air sign. And you love a Sagittarius, with their curious, adventure-seeking ways and quirky sense of humor. Gemini and Aquarius have immense potential for the long term if you can lower your guard around the water-bearer sign.
Cancers are sensitive nesters that work well with like-minded individuals. Beyond other Cancers, there are Virgos to consider with their sweet dispositions and family-oriented lifestyles. Taurus is also traditional and sentimental. Taurans are blunt enough to offer constructive criticism that stings at first but helps you grow and makes you tougher.
Leos are often genial and confident and need someone equally charismatic in their lives. Fun Sagittarius fits the bill and promises loads of memorable experiences. And dependable Libra could be the cool cucumber to temper your pushiness. Perhaps an Aries is a better option—they'll be your number one supporter when they are secure in themselves.
You and a Taurus go together like boujee peanut butter and jelly. Both of you have good manners in spades and appreciate the finer things in life, but you also loosen up thanks to a Taurus's feistiness and inability to beat around the bush. You also gel with shrewd Scorpios who are also introverts and enjoy time in nature.
Strike up a conversation with an Aquarius—it'll be as easy-breezy as can be, and you'll leave wanting more. Aquarians are ethical hippies deep down, though they can get a bit judgy when you're not getting along like a house on fire.
Geminis are stimulating and Leos are fellow romantics. Aries is different to you in every conceivable way, and yet, these air and fire matches are often made in heaven.
Scorpios and Cancers are two water signs that are very much on the same page. You both guard your privacy fiercely. Scorpio and Pisces both have a passion for the arts and value trust above all else. But both parties' tendency toward emotional withdrawal can jeopardize what would otherwise be a long-term union.
Chemistry abounds with Aries, another fire sign. You and Aries give each other space, but you're both risk-takers and overthinkers. Sag's polarity with Gemini makes for an exciting and unorthodox coupling. And Aquarians are so similar to you—you're both the opposite of boring. They can offer a friends-with-benefits arrangement for the long haul.
Capricorns are driven. Taurus just gets your workaholic nature and doesn't make you feel guilty about how you spend your time and energy. But during the weekends, you're both pros at lolling about and making the most of a well-deserved break. Expressive Virgos make it easy for you to communicate, and Pisces is the manic pixie to your suited and booted self.
With Aries, there are a lot of LOL moments, and the verbal repartee leads to sexy times. But the question is, can you keep the spark alive? Sagittarius, Gemini, and Libra are solid choices too, and may feel less platonic.
Honorable mentions: Another Aquarius on a joint mission can be a potential love match, and Leo is the opposite that works if you can play nice and keep jealousy at bay.
You and a Cancer are both squishy teddy bears deep down. You're A-plus soul mate material if you can steer clear of a victim mentality. And Pisces and Capricorns both have a flair for the eclectic, although the latter is a little buttoned-up and needs some coaxing. Honorable mentions include Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, and Pisces.
These are by no means set in stone but could offer insight into your budding or long-time relationships. Cancer, Virgos, and Scorpios shouldn't be your top choices. With Cancer, there's sometimes a parent-child dynamic. With Virgo, the line between love and hate is thin. And Scorpios have abandonment issues, just like you.
You might hit it off with a Leo, but you're both proud with massive egos. You'll reach a celestial impasse with Sagittarius, who's a bit too loosey-goosey and can rub you the wrong way. And Aquarius can't help but offend you.
Prepare to lock heads with a possessive and obstinate Taurus. Still, this match-up can beat the odds à la Posh and Becks. You can't read a Scorpio as well as you'd like. Intimacy with a steady Capricorn can be a delightful undertaking, but you're different in all the other ways that matter.
You're a homebody, and Geminis are as restless as The Rolling Stones. You and a Leo's neediness and domineering nature ensure this is the antithesis of a 'no drama llama' relationship. And Sagittarius is the Katie Holmes to your set-in-your-ways Tom Cruise. You're a bit of a hermit, and Sag can push you too far out of your comfort zone.
You and Taurus are both vain and share little beyond a physical connection. You refuse to be told what to do, and arguments are explosive. Things don't get much better with Capricorns who play it too safe for you, except for when it comes to putting a label on the relationship. Virgo will shoot down all your lofty ideas.
With Gemini, every conversation can turn into an energy-depleting debate. They're hoarders and indulge in retail therapy, and you're a neat freak. Sag can be too extroverted for your liking, and isn't half as detail-oriented as you are. Aquarius doesn't take life seriously enough—like, grow up already, and when you do let's save the world together.
Libras should avoid Virgos, Capricorns, and Pisces. Libras and Pisces end up fighting more than loving.
Scorpios would do well to give Aries, Leo, and Aquarius a wide berth. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were a Scorpio and Aquarius pairing that fizzled out. An Aquarian's goofy side can get a bit much for the intense and serious Scorpio.
Sagittarius tends not to be compatible with Taurus, Capricorn, and Pisces. Sag and Caps have widely diverging values and attitudes—Sagittarius is optimistic and Capricorn is a pessimist.
Capricorns are also not perfect for Geminis and Leos. Caps and Geminis are like chalk and cheese—Caps are cautious, and Gems take chances.