What You Ultimately Want In A Man, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Some things are non-negotiable.

There may be no such thing as a perfect fit but there are some characteristics that you should look for in any potential boyfriend. Because that’s not being picky, that’s being smart. You have a right to expect these things from a guy and it shouldn’t be that big of a deal to find someone who has them.

You don’t have unreasonable expectations, you have enough self-esteem to know what it is that you need in a potential partner. Qualities such as trustworthiness, being respectful, honest, fun, funny, kind, attentive, affectionate, smart, generous, and ambitious are characteristics that anyone that you spend any time with are important, especially with someone that you’re dating exclusively and may want to have a long-term relationship with.


If you don’t strive to get everything you deserve, you’ll end up settling for less and that’s not going to do you any good.

Each person has other traits that they want in a partner that are specific to their own needs. You may need someone who is great with children, while someone else might want someone who is amazing with animals; it just depends on what you hold high in importance.

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If you’re sober, you probably don’t want someone who drinks a lot and vice versa. You don’t want to be involved with someone who makes life more challenging and difficult for you; you want someone who will add to your life in wonderful and surprising ways. Besides personality traits, you need to be compatible in interests, habits, likes and dislikes.


Of course, there are probably a ton of things you’d like in a partner that you don’t even know you need, and when you get them they turn out to be happy surprises. Astrology can let you know what kind of boyfriend you should be looking for. Here’s what you need in a boyfriend, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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You need someone who is fun to do things with but who is also comfortable when you do things by yourself or with your friends. He doesn't have to know what you're doing and where you are at all times — he's not your parent or your guardian.

He likes his own company and his own life enough to not have to be dependent on you for fun and enjoyment. Lord knows you don't want anyone who's going to try to hold you back or prevent you from not doing what you want.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You need someone who is faithful in the extreme. He doesn't cheat on you, wouldn't cheat on you, and can't even conceive of a situation of where he might cheat on you. Cheating and being unfaithful are a foreign concept for him.

You need someone who is trustworthy and who would never betray you, and because of this, you'll take your time until you feel ready to give them your heart.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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You need the kind of person who has awesome, friendly, welcoming friends. They might not be the kind of people that you'd hang out with every day but when you do spend time with them, it's wonderful. They make you feel part of the group and even if your partner isn't there, you could have a good time with them. They're not his squad or your squad, they're your couple squad.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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He pays attention and remembers things about you that other people might consider not important or interesting enough. He knows what your favorite snack at the movie is (popcorn with M&Ms sprinkled in) and why those are your favorite yoga pants. He's present and he doesn't think those unusual likes and dislikes are strange; he thinks they amazing because they're a part of you.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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He has a healthy relationship with weed, alcohol, and going out. He's not a tight ass when it comes to indulging in certain things but believes in moderation. He won't fault you for having a drink, but he won't encourage you to get wasted every night. He does things for recreational value, not because he has an addiction and wants someone to enable him. 


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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You want someone that you find attractive, but his looks aren't the only thing that's interesting or lovable about him. He's smart, funny, and has all kind of fascinating opinions and ideas. He makes you feel excited about the world and its possibilities. He makes you see things in special and unique ways and makes you feel just as smart, funny, and attractive as he is.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You need someone who is open-minded and fair. He tries to see things from other people's perspective and he's non-judgmental. He doesn't just give lip-service to the issues you think are important; he listens to you and comes up with his own opinions. He doesn't confront you just for the sake of stirring things up. He treats you with respect and kindness.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You need a boyfriend who has a certain maturity level and is comfortable regarding the human body. He sees the human form as beautiful, even when something embarrassing happens during sex. He can see the humor in the absurdity of the human body and he doesn't freak out at things that are part of being human. 


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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You need a boyfriend who not only will make you laugh but someone who laughs when you're funny, too. He's not over competitive when it comes to humor and can be an appreciative audience for you.

He supports you in everything and that includes the ability to laugh at yourself and to make others laugh as well. You also need someone who is okay with long-distance relationships (even if they're for a limited amount of time) because you do enjoy going places on your own.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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You need a boyfriend who has a very similar idea of what their future will be to yours. Having a wonderful family, a financial foundation, and security figure largely in your hopes for the future and you need someone who is on the same page.

If they have no intention of ever settling down and have a shaky relationship with money, they're probably not for you. Your partner should also share your religious views because if one of you is agnostic and the other is deeply religious, you'd have a problem.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You need a boyfriend who is tolerant of your tastes in music, art, television, and film. He doesn't have to match you exactly but he needs to be open to enjoying the things that you really like and he shouldn't make you feel like a fool for liking them. When you love something, even if it's a song or a TV show, it says something about you. Sharing things like songs and movies is a great way to bond.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You need a boyfriend who is understanding and won't make fun of you when you get offended or upset by something he says. He thinks about his words and he understands the kind of hurt that the wrong words can inflict.

He doesn't want to cause you pain and understands that loving you is about supporting you, not breaking you down. He listens to what you say and takes it seriously, no matter how light-hearted it may sound.


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