The search for love can be wildly intimidating. Trying to navigate the dating scene takes on many forms. From blind dates and friends setting you up to the ever-growing online dating scene, often we find ourselves questioning what can be done to increase our odds and find success sooner rather than later.
What if you were told that your Zodiac sign can give you some insight into how to make the dating scene work for you? Using the personalities associated with each sign, read on to find out what you can do in order to improve your odds!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
As an adventurous free spirit, you have a heavy fear that you are going to settle into life with someone only to regret everything that you are going to miss out on while remaining committed. This fear will hold you back from allowing a relationship to move to that next level. In order to alleviate your concerns, take some time to allow yourself to genuinely live it up single first! Go for some wild adventures, casually date some strangers, play the field and go with the flow. Get it all out of your system so that you are ready and willing to commit when you find that ‘special someone.’
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You are a chronic overthinker, often finding yourself fixated on your past relationships and why each one failed. You are determined to avoid making the same mistakes, which isn’t a bad goal, however, you are allowing it to become an obsession that prevents you from giving anyone a chance here and now. Let go of these past worries and start to live in the moment. Open your heart and your mind to the people you are meeting today, giving them an honest chance to connect with you without having to fight against the ghosts of your past.
Gemini May 21-June 20)
The saying often goes that you will never fully love another until you learn to love yourself, and this is a daily struggle for you Gemini! You see relationship after relationship failing due to both you and your partner finding that you are unhappy, but what you fail to realize is that you will never be happy with someone else until you can learn to be happy with yourself. Take the time to build a positive relationship with yourself and the rest will follow.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Highly emotional, you take everything in life personally. For this reason, you are highly opposed to confrontation as any confrontation will spark a feeling that you are being personally attacked. Instead, you choose to hide from your problems, avoiding any discussion or attempt to work on them. This is only going to spell doom for your relationships, as these problems will fester and grow beneath the surface until the whole relationship falls apart. You need to learn to deal with confrontation and understand that disagreement within a relationship is not necessarily a negative thing.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You are a massive control freak, needing to be in charge of everything that happens in your life, however, the truth is that you can’t always play the leader, expecting your partners to follow obediently behind. Relationships are a partnership and require an element of teamwork that you need to learn to embrace. It is going to be hard for you to build any kind o long lasting relationship if you make your partner feel inferior at every turn.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You hold on tight to hurt and heartache, allowing it to continue to eat away at you rather than moving on. Every relationship that you begin is haunted by the ghosts of exes past and all the different ways in which they hurt or wronged you. You compare your current interests to your exes constantly, assuming that every relationship is going to go the same way, with the same end result. It is important to let go of this pessimistic way of thinking, and instead, open your heart and trust the idea that each person you meet is a new and different person who very well may not make the same mistakes as those of your past.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You are extremely self-conscious, fearing that everyone that you meet is secretly judging you behind your back. Your lack of confidence creates problems where problems don’t exist. If you walk into a room where others are talking, you automatically assume the worst and believe that they are talking about you. This has a very negative impact on your ability to open up and meet new people, and as such needs to be addressed! Take the time to work on building your self-confidence, both understanding, and embracing who you are as a person so that you are comfortable with your own identity.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You struggle with anger issues, and these carry into every relationship that you start. The smallest trigger can send you into a massive anger spiral which spells danger for your relationships as the smallest of disagreements can send you packing. You need to spend some time working on your anger and your ability to control your emotions so that you can approach disagreements with a level head and effectively work through the little bumps in the road that are going to inevitably arise in a long-term relationship.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You have spent most of your life picturing the ‘perfect relationship’ and in doing so have created some extremely high expectations for your partners. Your need to find that one ‘forever’ partner means that you jump in with both feet, moving a relationship on your part from meeting someone to ‘the real deal’ overnight. Setting this kind of expectation is only going to leave you disappointed as a genuine, deep relationship is not going to form in a day! You need to remember to give yourself time to connect with the people that you meet, go on dates with one another and allow the relationship the chance to grow and develop naturally.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You overanalyze everything in your life, and relationships are no different. The problem is that relationships are built on more than just facts and statistics. You will never build a true connection with someone until you allow yourself to think with your heart rather than just your head, trusting your gut and giving them a chance, even if your mind is going through all the reasons why it may not work out. You can wait your whole life for that one person who is perfect on paper, but if you can’t connect with them on an intimate level it will still fail to work.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
You struggle with your views of yourself and are not happy with where you are in life. Whether it is that you have gained a little weight, or maybe you let yourself fall into a rut of not taking care of yourself, regardless of the underlying cause, the end result is that you don’t believe you deserve to find someone special. You need to boost your confidence by taking the steps to take care of yourself. Join a gym, starting eating healthier, give yourself a makeover, try a new hair color or cut – Remember, however, that you aren’t doing this solely to gain the attention of the others around you, these are steps that you are taking to feel good about yourself!
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
You are kind and generous, to a fault. You will bend over backward to make others happy, sacrificing happily for anyone that you allow into your life. The problem is that not everyone thinks the same way, and you will often find yourself being taken advantage of. You need to learn to stand up for yourself, prioritize yourself and occasionally allow yourself to ‘be selfish’, putting yourself first! Don’t just give your trust to anyone who looks your way, reserve it for those who truly deserve everything that you will bring to the table.