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Zodiac Signs That Make Amazing Life Partners, Ranked From Best To Worst

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When it comes to finding (and keeping) a life partner, it's all about compatibility. Sure, you might meet someone who is the most mind-blowing individual you've ever known, someone you're inspired by and totally infatuated with, but if your fundamental personality traits, habits, and values aren't in alignment, it's not going to work for the long-term, even if your horoscope says otherwise

The thing about who makes a "better" life partner than someone else really is hard to rank, because it's a matter of finding your right match, not just finding a "perfect" person. However, what is easy to rank are people's general dispositions — the kind of traits that make them more universally liked, or perhaps more inclined to commit.

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Though it's impossible to say that every Scorpio is a perfect spouse or that every Sagittarius is destined to cheat on you (of course, neither of these could possibly be true), it is possible to say that Scorpios are the most loyal sign in the Zodiac, and Sags tend to thrive in more low-key open-ended relationships.

So though this list is certainly not definitive, it might highlight some of the zodiac signs that make the best life partners and are made for marriage. It will also help shed light on why some seem to be the opposite.

1. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are almost never ranked first when it comes to who makes the best life partner, and that's a shame because Scorpios are the most loyal people that exist. They are territorial (and yes, this can sometimes be a product of their jealousy) but in the end, it's that unwavering commitment that makes them amazing best friends and spouses. A Scorpio will do anything for the people they love, and because they tend to have strong personalities, they either "click" with someone or they don't. When they do, it's magic, and their desire to feel validated only fuels this more. A Scorpio will stand by you forever. Don't sleep on these hidden gems (pun perhaps intended?).

Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

2. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers almost always come in toward the top of relationship rankings, and that's with good cause. Cancers are known as being the "relationship people" of the Zodiac. They are warm, funny, love love, and desire home and commitment. Cancers are best when they are happily thriving with another person, even if they are introverted. Cancers traditionally make the best husbands and wives; it's in their nature to want to ground and to feel secure at home with a family they love.

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are known for being the romantics of the Zodiac, but it's their flirtatiousness, indecisiveness, and desire for perfection that may lead some people to assume they aren't great long-term partners. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Libras' indecision will manifest toward the beginning of their lives, while they're still in the trial and error process of dating. Once they have found their person, they will commit forever and won't turn back. Their life will be about making the relationship as best as it can be. They are the rulers of love for a reason!

Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Aside from being one of the most altogether liked signs in the Zodiac (everyone loves sweet Pisces... they just do), they also make great partners. Their soft and non-confrontational outlook on life soothes a lot of relationship woes, and their softness and idealistic tendencies make it super-romantic. Pisces thrive in commitment (even if some think they won't). They need that kind of security and stability in their lives as often as they can get it. Pisces are the kind of life partner that you can always rest your shoulder on and can trust that they will be there no matter what.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One

5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are one of the zodiac signs that make the best life partners because they are actually amazing at relationships. Often, they get dubbed for not being that great because they are so emotional (and typically a little bit self-involved). But when a Gemini commits their heart to someone, they commit forever, and their love knows no bounds or logic or reason. Sure, Geminis are notorious for ending up (and then sticking with) the wrong relationships, but altogether they make amazing, trustworthy, interested, fun, exciting and honorable significant others. They love their partners like they love themselves (and yep, that's saying a lot).

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

6. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Tauruses are known for being easy to commit, but also easy to lose interest. However, when they DO finally find their person, that loyalty that they are famous for starts to kick in, and they can actually be very reliable and kind significant others. However, they are restless and perfectionistic, and sometimes that can wear on the person they are with. Either way, they will be sure to try their best.

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus, As Written By One

7. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns make great significant others because they are inclined toward structure and tradition that they actually THRIVE in steady, monogamous relationships. They risk-averse by nature, and so for a Capricorn, finding the person with whom they are going to spend the rest of their lives is profoundly soothing and beautiful. In relationships, Capricorns are supporters. They are sounding boards, sturdy shoulders to lean on while you cry, the first person in the audience cheering you on. That is when a Capricorn is at their best. However, it can be easy for them to let their relationships eclipse everything else important in life, so they have to watch out for that. Obsession can incur quickly.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

8. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos can make great partners, but the process of getting them to commit is long and tedious. They are so prone to overthinking and obsessing over every little thing that they end up self-sabotaging before they can actually commit. However, once they do, they will find a way to survive the ups and downs that life throws at them. They are rather romantic by nature and will spend their lives happily committed to the right person if they can ever find them.

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

9. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos make great long-term partners because they are so fiercely protective of what they love. Often, people misattribute their aggressive self-centeredness as being a bad thing, when really, they treat everyone they love with the same kind of defense and adoration as they would themselves. They extend their own pride out to everyone who is important to them, and it actually creates a very stable foundation for a long-term relationship or family to grow from. Leos will do anything to defend their partners, kids, friends or family, and they will be as protective of your relationship as they are their own reputations.

Read: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo, As Written By One

10. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries are decent companions; however, they are often too logical and have such an innate desire to explore and be right about things that the combination can be lethal in some of their partnerships. Sure, they are loyal and supportive friends and partners, but when it comes to having the chops to see someone through the good and bad over the course of many, many years, Aries can sometimes falter. It will take a little more effort for them to stick around for good.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

11. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius' are just not relationship people by nature, though they can be if and when the right person comes around. (Actually, it will seem almost miraculous how quickly they change their behavior for the "right person" once they do find them.) Aquarians are so odd and have such different and outlandish ideas that it can be hard for them to relate to people; also, unlike Cancers, for example, their fulfillment and happiness in life does not usually come from having a life partner; it comes from creating some kind of quantifiable, profound change in the world. So, their priorities will naturally fall toward the latter.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

12. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius are explorers, wanderers, thinkers, and adventurers. They absolutely thrive when they are learning new information, meeting new people, and living "on the edge." Now, when a Sag does find someone they want to spend their life with, they will commit to them quickly. Otherwise, Sagittariuses are the hardest to nail down. It is simply not in their nature to want to sustain a long-term relationship (and by the way, people often say that Sags are the most likely to cheat out of all the signs, unfortunately). It does not mean you CAN'T have a healthy, lifelong relationship with a Sagittarius, it just means that you will find them to be less romantically and maritally inclined than some other people.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One


Brianna Wiest is a writer, editor, author and regular contributor to publications such like HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Thought Catalog and many others. Her latest book, "101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think," is out now