Your zodiac sign has some say in our personality traits, affecting the career (or side hustle) we choose, how we handle our money, the friends we make, and of course, who we get into a relationship with. But do people really date based on their zodiac sign? According to astrology experts, that’s exactly what you shouldbe doing.
“Across literally thousands of readings it is my strongly held belief that it is essential to date someone whose sign is compatible with your sign,” Psychic Medium Imelda Green tells Bustle. “Ninety percent of relationship crushing disasters can be avoided simply by finding someone who is a compatible match with your particular zodiac sign.”
Well, if 90 percent of relationship disasters can be avoided by doing your research and dating the right zodiac sign for you, it sounds like astrology is at least something to pay attention to. If you find that you and your partner or crush are totally incompatible based on your signs, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed. Instead, pay attention to what it is that makes your zodiac signs clash and see how you can work through those issues.
So according to astrology, here are the zodiac signs that should probably never date.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You should never date: Capricorn.
Why? Aries is a tough sign, because although they can be affectionate, they’re really strong-willed and stubborn. Capricorn, on the other hand, isn’t known for being terribly affectionate and they can hold a grudge for, well, ever. So a strong-willed, affectionate Aries would be wise to steer clear of Capricorn.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You should never date: Aquarius.
Why? Taurus is probably the most grounded of the zodiac signs, while Aquarius is the most ungrounded. Because of this, there’s bound to be conflict. It’s hard for someone who’s always in the clouds (I’m looking at you, Aquarius), to maintain a relationship with someone who has both feet firmly on the ground.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You should never date: Gemini.
Why? Gemini is technically two personalities wrapped into one and when you date a Gemini, although it’s fun, you may never really be sure which one is going to show up. So imagine a Gemini and a Gemini together… two plus two, makes four. If three’s a crowd, then four is most definitely a crowd.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You should never date: Leo.
Why? Cancer, as an extremely communicative and overly sensitive sort, Leo is just going to break your heart over and over again. Their inability to finesse things makes them a little too honest and blunt, which could rub your sensitive heart the wrong way.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You should never date: Virgo.
Why? Just as Cancer should never date you, Leo, you should never date Virgo because of these factors, too. While you’re pretty much guaranteed to break Cancer’s heart, Virgo’s critical nature is bound to piss you off.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You should never date: Scorpio.
Why? Although both Virgo and Scorpio share an analytical side, Virgo may be too practical for the hot-headed Scorpio. And since Virgo is easily stressed out, dating a Scorpio could require deep breaths 24/7 just to keep from losing your mind.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You should never date: Libra.
Why? Similar to Gemini, too much a good thing can be a disaster. As a Libra, you have an inherent need to be surrounded by beauty and be the most charming person in the room. When you have two people with this mindset, it can create not just competition, but irresponsible behavior… as in suddenly you have a closet full of designer clothes and maxed out credit cards because neither one of you can so no to something beautiful that you want, or as you define it, need.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You should never date: Pisces.
Why? Although your intensity can be a good thing, super sensitive Pisces may not be able to handle what you have to offer.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You should never date: Cancer.
Why? Sagittarius you’re the risk taker of the signs, and that’s great! But because of this personality trait, it may be best to avoid the sensitive zodiac signs — specifically Cancer. They’ll either worry about you all the time or be offended that you don’t take their concerns to heart. And, because they tend to play it close to the chest, they likely won’t express these feelings to you.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You should never date: Aries.
Why? There’s just too much ambition, Capricorn, and hard-headedness going on there. Instead of finding a partner, you’ll find a competitor. While this can be good in some ways, as in inspiring each other to succeed, when the competition is every day, and over the smallest things, it can be exhausting.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You should never date: Virgo.
Why?Aquarius, as the hippy of the zodiac signs, Virgo is far too practical for you. While you might be able to pull off a short-term fling, because you’re bound to be intrigued by how different you both are, when it comes to long-term, it’s not the best idea.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You should never date: Leo.
Why? Leo may be beautiful and brave, but Leo is not for you, dear Pisces. You tend to be too sensitive, overly self-aware, and creative for Leos.
Although I wouldn’t suggest you run out and dump your partner right this second because you’re not, at least according to the zodiac, supposed to date them, this guide might at least help you explain whatever issues that might come up in your relationship. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule, so that’s definitely something worth considering, too.