There may be a lesson in your stars...
Are you single right now, and does that singledom seemingly defy explanation? You might legit be star-crossed.
For centuries, people have believed that the stars do hold a lot of information about our future and our fates in love. Those who didn't really have much luck were assumed to be born under a bad star, or that they were legitimately star-crossed.
Sometimes, the bad luck comes in the tales of lovers that did want to be together, but couldn't. Other times, it just feels like there's no spark to be seen anywhere near you. Even more often, it can feel like even the most promising dates just don't seem to quite end well enough for anything to be permanent. Being single without a good reason is inexplicable, and it has many different faces.
The fact is that being single despite one's best efforts happens to everyone, even those of us who are total catches. Even when we put ourselves out there, different forces can intercede in our dating success. Sometimes, the amount of crazy coincidences that keep you single are so high, it's mind-boggling. You can feel pretty helpless when you notice that your love life seems to be stacked against you.
Being star-crossed doesn't mean that you are dating the wrong zodiac sign, or even necessarily need something in order to be complete. More often than not, if you find your love being thwarted by outside forces, or just can't seem to get your ideal mate anywhere near you, there may be something that the universe wants you to learn before you find that special guy or girl.
Believe it or not, astrology can give you a couple of clues as to why guys might not be picking you. Here's why you might still be single, according to your zodiac sign.
Rams have a way of fighting and charging into anything they really want, including a relationship. They're all about drive, and if they want something, they won't stop fighting until they get it. Unfortunately, this can lead them to force relationships, which inevitably leads to the relationship in question turning into a disaster. Relax, Aries, and let love come to you.
Taurus are known for being down-to-earth, patient, and mellow. The problem with Taurus is that, much like a bull, they are very stubborn. This inflexibility often is a major turn-off, especially when it comes to those first couple of dates. If you're a workaholic Taurus, this also means you might expect a partner to revolve their life around you — and that's just not conducive to coupling.
Geminis are infamous for being the intellectuals of the zodiac, and to a point, they also tend to be pretty popular thanks to their great communication skills. The problem is that Geminis also tend to be very insecure. You can't get love until you love yourself, Gemini!
Crabs are infamous for being very sensitive and soft people, but only if someone can get past that super-hard shell they have around them. Cancers' ability to put walls up around them makes it very difficult for them to find the true love they actually deserve. Let someone in, Cancer! You will be happy you did.
Generous, sexy, and popular, Leos are known for being wonderful dates. If someone wants to be flaunted and treated like royalty, a Leo will make that happen. The only reason a Leo is typically single is because they often don't feel like they've found someone who is their equal. Don't give up, Leo. You'll find them eventually.
Delicate, vulnerable Virgos are known for being caring and sensitive partners. The problem is that they tend to be very negative and worrisome, and this often leads to them overthinking their dating lives, or just getting too shy to do much aside from blush and stammer. It's OK to take a chill pill, Virgo. It can help your dating life.
Libras are infamous for being great people to hire, but sometimes, their love of work gets into the way of dating. Are you making dating a priority, or are you letting your workaholic tendencies get in the way of things, Libra? You might need to shake up things before it's too late.
Scorpios are known for their fiery passion and their tendencies to have one-track minds. When a Scorpio loves, it's all-consuming. The problem is that they tend to fall so deeply that they actually forget to make a move. Or, they are so into someone they can't have that they forget other people who are interested exist. Snap out of it, Scorpio!
If you're looking for a fun date, Sagittarius are a perfect choice. These hyper-cheerful, jovial folks are always sunny. The problem that keeps them single is, often that they pick the wrong people, hoping that they'll change. (Hint: They won't.)
Capricorns are some of the most loyal lovers you'll ever have, and they know how to bring it on in bed. When they're with someone, they're their best selves. When they're alone, that loneliness is all they think about. Cheer up, Capricorn. That negative attitude is keeping people away.
This water sign is infamous for being a great best friend, but as wonderful as they are, they tend to be very aloof. Their detached attitudes make most people wonder if they actually want a relationship, or if they're just doing this because they want to go out to dinner. Are you actually showing your intentions, or are you just coasting along, Aquarius?
Oh, little Fish. Your issue when it comes to dating is also your biggest strength. You're an empath and tend to be a bleeding heart. As a result, bad people tend to be the ones attracted to you, while good people tend to (wrongly) see you as desperate. Between the emotional side you often display and the constant misunderstandings, it takes a special person to really understand you. Hold tight, things will get better, Pisces.