Love and Zodiac: What to Expect When Dating the Signs

I don't know about you, but when I first start talking to someone, I immediately Facebook creep them (which is pretty much to be expected), find out their birthday, and then their zodiac sign. I like to read up on their sign's traits before the next date, to start to theorize if we're a good match. It's always nice to have an idea of what to expect, especially when you're first starting to get to know someone. You'll get a picture of their best qualities as well as their flaws. Here's what to expect when dating the signs.

  1. Aries, the Ram

    Ruled by Mars, this sign is particularly fiery. A relationship with a ram will be particularly passionate. These people are not only passionate about love but life in general. They're the kind of individuals who like to go off on adventures; whether it be a hike or a trek abroad, they're always game. So be prepared for a whole lot of adventure.

    While they're bold and outspoken, they still care deeply for the people close to them and are fiercely protective of their friends and family.

    Expect this fire sign to be on the arrogant side. They have a short temper as well and unfortunately will go to great lengths to prove their dominance over a situation.

    They also perceive sadness as a weakness, so they may be unwilling to let you access their more tender feelings for a while.

    Compatible Signs: Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Aquarius

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Taurus

  2. Taurus, the Bull

    The chilliest of all signs is that of the Bull. Taurus' are easy going and relaxed, they're perfectly happy with a date that consists entirely of Netflix and chilling. They're slow to pick fights as well, making them agreeable.

    They're one of the funniest and relatable signs as well.

    However, they tend to be quick to judge and are critical of themselves and others. They're a little self-indulgent and tend to be materialistic, so be prepared for them to spend big on themselves and always be wanting more stuff.

    Also, they're stubborn as a Bull. So be prepared for them not to budge on their opinions and for them not to compromise in arguments.

    Compatible Signs: Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, and Pisces

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Gemini

  3. Gemini, the Twins

    This sign is easily one of the easiest signs to talk to. They're extremely adaptable and are usually social butterflies. Expect them always to want to go out and be around people.

    They're incredibly enthusiastic as well as witty and beyond charming, so be prepared to be flattered.

    But Geminis can be tricky. As their symbol of the twins suggests, they can quite literally be two faced. Before you get to know a Gemini well, be prepared for them to lie to you or go back on their word. They're silver-tongued, which allows them to be master manipulators.

    They're indecisive and have little ambition as they're constantly being pulled in different directions.

    They don't think about the consequences of their actions either, which can mean a whole lot of drama can come with being in a relationship with a Gemini.

    In short, they shady. If you don't believe me, Kanye's a Gemini. I mean come on.

    Compatible Signs: Libra, Aquarius, Aries, and Leo

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Cancer

  4. Cancer, the Crab

    Cancers have the makings of a best friend and a caring partner. They're brilliant as without being oblivious to other people. They're very empathetic and make sure they consider other people's feelings when they do or say things.

    They'll support the people close to them no matter what and manage, to be honest and give candid advice without coming across as harsh.

    They're tolerant of others which can get them into a little bit of trouble as they tend to be a little bit of a doormat, as the crab would rather crawl up in their shell than face confrontation.

    Compatible Sings: Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, and Virgo

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Sagittarius

  5. Leo, the Lion

    Those belonging to this sign are incredibly loyal, as their symbol of the Lion suggests. You can count on a Leo to stick by your side through thick and thin.

    They're lovers of adventure; you can expect a lot of spontaneity. Their ideal date would most likely involve exploring a city or town and soaking in everything it has to offer.

    On top of being true adventurers, they're a genuine, charismatic, and generous souls.

    The king of the jungle does like their fair share of praise. These signs can be egotistical and high maintenance at times. They're also pretty dominant and impatient. You can expect a Leo to be a show off as well as a huge shit talker.

    Compatible Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Libra

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Virgo

  6. Virgo, the Virgin

    Ambition and intelligence are abundant in a Virgo. They're the kind of people who seemingly always have their life together; they're the kind of person who can handle a double major, two jobs, and a demanding volunteer position without breaking a sweat.

    You can expect a lot of attention from a Virgo. They'll also be your biggest fan, cheering you on to victory in anything you do.

    They're reliable and trustworthy, so you won't have to worry about them lying or cheating you.

    With being a perfect Virgin comes an obsessive personality. They are huge perfectionists. Expect your Virgo to be a workaholic.

    Compatible Signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, and Scorpio

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Libra

  7. Libra, the Weighing Scales

    This sign is the only zodiac sign that's represented by an object rather than an animal. As they're represented by weighting scales, it can only be expected that Libra's tend to live balanced lives.

    They're thoughtful people who understand how to speak to people. Because of this, they tend to be very charming, empathic, and incredible communicators. Fighting with your Libra lover will feel more like a spirited yet surprisingly reasonable debate.

    However, they have trouble weighing their options and will tend to be indecisive. When dating a Libra, expect to be the one choosing where you're going to dinner and what your date nights will consist of.

    They can also be detached, superficial, and occasionally lazy.

    Compatible Signs: Gemini, Aquarius, Leo, and Sagittarius

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Scorpio

  8. Scorpio, the Scorpion

    Scorpios are notorious for being the freakiest zodiac sign. If you have a high sex drive, this is the sign for you!

    If you're going to get with a Scorpio, be prepared to have a jealous lover. Their faithful and they expect you to be too. So don't even think about flirting with anyone else, no matter how harmless it may seem or face the wrath of a Scorpion scorned.

    On top of being a freak in the sheets, this sign is loyal and supportive. They'll stick by your side until you do them real dirty, then they'll probably hold a grudge against you for a while.

    People belonging to this sign are not only ambitious but are driven and have direction.

    Scorpios make great lovers and partners, assuming you can get them to fall for you. They're secretive and slow to trust. While they have a hard shell, they have an ooey-gooey center and are very particular about whom they let in.

    Compatible Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, and Capricorn

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Leo

  9. Sagittarius, the Archer

    Honest, confident, and bold all the characteristics that make not only a good archer but a good friend and partner. However, that attractive boldness can sometimes prove to be a problem as members of this sign get cocky fast.

    They can be inconsistent, causing them not to follow through on promises or show up on time.

    However, they're honest people and will stick up for you no matter what. Expect them to be faithful and always willing to defend you.

    Compatible Signs: Leo, Aries, Libra, and Aquarius

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Capricorn

  10. Capricorn, the Goat

    If you're looking for a practical lover, Capricorns are for you. They are amongst the most reasonable and cautious of all the signs.

    Like the mountain goat, they must always be sure whatever move they make is the right one or else it might mean falling off the proverbial cliff. While this is a redeeming quality, you may catch them over thinking and be overly serious.

    They're a wise sign. Their intellect coupled with their ambitious attitude usually leads them to success.

    They can be shy, though. They bottle up their emotions and have difficulty connecting with people at times. When dating a Capricorn expect to spend a lot of time trying to get them to come out of their show.

    Compatible Signs: Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Aquarius

  11. Aquarius, the Water Bearer

    Like Geminis, those belonging to this sign are social butterflies. Water Bearers need social interaction to function. They'll charm you until you're blushing with their witty humor. These people are also extremely adventurous, expect them to be the life of the party.

    Not only are these people socially brilliant but they're book smart as well. They're the kind of individuals who can party every single day of the week and still get straight A's.

    They're fearless to a fault and are prone to using unhealthy coping mechanisms to get by.

    When faced with a serious relationship these people can shut down emotionally, they'll avoid commitment by closing themselves off and even by getting defensive.

    If you find yourself arguing with an Aquarius know that nothing is a low-blow to them, they'll get cruel and push your buttons. But if they commit to you, expect them to fall hard.

    Compatible Signs: Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Aries

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Pisces

  12. Pisces, the Fish

    Ah, the hopeless romantic. These people think with their heart and not their head. They're incredibly sensitive which means their emotions need to be handled with kid gloves.

    Pisceans live in their own dream world; they spend time fantasizing about an ideal world for themselves where everything's perfect including their love life.

    They're the kind of people who will write you love poems and paint you like one of their French girls.

    It's argued that they're the most intuitive sign when it comes to empathy. They're great listeners and give great advice. They're likely to be sympathetic criers as well; they feel deeply for the people they care about.

    The Fish is kind and sensitive but isn't likely to stand up for themselves. Because they're constantly in their dream world, they're usually oblivious and tend to be on the naïve side. While their emotions often overpower members of this sign, they're still loyal and loving partners.

    Compatible Signs: Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn, and Taurus

    Is The Biggest Heartbreaker for: Aries

Whether you're a diehard believer in The Zodiac or just curious, it’s always interesting to peruse your prospective lover’s star sign before you get too committed. At the very least you get the novelty of getting a sneak peek of someone before you start getting to know them. At the most, you get a decent understanding of how they might react in a fight or what kind of date night you should plan to woo them. Regardless of your sign, the stars say that there’s plenty of love in your future.