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The Best Relationship Compatibility For Each Zodiac Sign, According To Astrology

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Have you ever dated someone and wondered why things didn't work out?

Or maybe you thought things just clicked but the feelings weren't mutual?

When you're looking for someone that will be your perfect love match, you want chemistry, passion, and friendship. So, it's important to know what to look for right from the start. 

Sometimes you connect with people because there's something compatible with your two zodiac signs.

Dating itself is hard, but finding your perfect match is even harder. With 12 zodiac signs in astrology and different traits that comes with each one, knowing what your best match is can be confusing.

When you date, you don't usually expect to find The One or your soulmate or even the person you're most compatible with the first time around, right?

I mean, if you ask me, first dates are the worst.

I'm way too worried that I'm simultaneously not making the best first impression to trying way too hard, all without choking on my food or worrying that I forgot to take the tag off of my new shirt, to even think about whether this person I'm on a date with is even a good match.

Of course, there are things like dating apps and your best friends to help you find someone you're compatible with, but even that can be a long shot.

You're really just going off on these people's basic astrological personalities and horoscope traits. 

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Only you can figure out what's really going on under the surface once you've been on a few dates with them and really get to know them better.

And then there are the times when you feel like you're really hitting it off with someone and then all of a sudden, they ghost you or tell you that this just isn't working. It's like you can't win!

But just because dating is difficult and kind of stressful doesn't mean it's impossible to find your perfect match or find someone who is most compatible with you for love.

It just means that it's going to take a little extra time to find that person with a horoscope sign plus the right zodiac traits. And when you factor in astrology, finding that person doesn't have to be impossible.

When you use your zodiac sign to help you figure out which other zodiac sign you're most compatible with, you're using your deepest wants and needs to help you hone in on your perfect match.

And figuring out what your zodiac sign needs from a relationship is the best way to do that because there might be parts of yourself that you didn't even know existed.

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Maybe you've never admitted it to yourself before, but you really need someone you can depend on.

You might consider yourself to be more of an independent person, but there's still a small part of you that likes the idea of being able to come home to someone you love every night.

Or maybe you're looking for excitement and you know that's what you want.

We all have different wants and needs in our relationships but trying to find someone who can check all of those boxes for us is where it can get sticky.

That said, each zodiac sign in astrology can find their perfect love match in a specific zodiac sign (or more than one).

These signs might have strengths that are in tune with your own strengths or their opposites might attract yours, but using astrology to help you find the best relationship compatibility with your zodiac sign can definitely help.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you need someone you can count on in a relationship; someone who sees the value of depending on each other but doesn't get clingy or overbearing.

Even when you're in a serious relationship, you know the value of having a rich social and personal life outside of the life you have with your partner (nothing is worse than having a one-dimensional life).

The need for a full life outside of your relationship is because you're terrified of losing even a small part of your identity when you date someone, which is exactly how Gemini feels, too. Like Gemini, you are sensual and private; you like being the only two that knows what's going on in your relationship.

And above all else, you both want someone who gets you completely and reserves no judgment. Plus, this is a match that is always full of surprises and thrill.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you're a tough, yet sensitive lover who is just looking for someone to stick with you long enough to see your soft underbelly. You're more of an old-fashioned partner who loves taking things slow and really reveling in the magic of dating and falling in love.

In fact, you're a hopeless romantic who just wants to be swept off your feet. What you look for most often in a partner is someone who is stable and loyal; someone you know you can rely on always. You always want someone who isn't afraid of affection; someone like Leo.

Both of you tend to take your time with love and you both are searching for someone who will be there for the long haul. Leo also has that lively spirit you're always looking for to spice up your love life.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you love the flirty, sensual feeling that comes with dating and you need a partner who understands that the games you play are just to keep things interesting – not to push them away. Your main goal when looking for the perfect partner is finding someone who is the furthest thing from boring. You love the idea of dating someone who is constantly surprising you.

When you think of your ideal partner, you picture someone lighthearted and playful; someone who can get on board with your big ideas and doesn't shy away from the freaky things you like to do in bed. Sagittarius checks all of those boxes and more on your list — including being versatile, young at heart, and adventurous; all things you want to be yourself, as well as the qualities you need in a "forever" partner.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you are the type of person who has very deep connections with your friends. You know that they are the ones who will always be there for you and will never judge you, which is why there's a good chance that you'll find your ideal partner within your squad.

You don't really care so much about being impressed or spoiled, but you do care about being able to come home to your boo after a long day at work. You need someone who knows how to respect your emotions without making you feel like you're erratic or crazy and can bring stability and reassurance; someone like Scorpio.

You are very attracted to Scorpio because they are very confident and successful people who see the value in taking things slow in relationships.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, love for you is like getting everything you could ever possibly want. You love being in a relationship because you know that your partner is someone who can't help but look at you with hearts in their eyes.

You want to be spoiled, it's true, but you also want to be known as that power couple that sets the bar up high for everyone else around you.

Your ideal partner is someone who is exciting, loyal, and warm. Every day should feel like a page out of a romance novel for you, which is exactly what Libra can give you. Libra is someone who can keep up with you and sees the relationship as an equal and dynamic partnership.

There's going to be a lot of love and affection between you two, but also a lot of lifting each other up and being supportive of everything you do.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you're a perfectionist who can't help but put your partners through a lot of scrutinies just so you can find The One. In fact, you would much rather be single than in a relationship that just isn't up to your high standards.

And when you date, you really do so just to weed out the weak ones you know won't be able to hold your attention for very long.

You can be very critical of your partner, but it's just because you want to ensure that this person is someone who can keep up with you and make you happy. Just like Capricorn, you can be both wild and old-fashioned when it comes to love, which is a hard quality to find in someone.

Capricorn is perfect for you because they can be the practical, loyal and intelligent partner you're looking for, while still being able to knock your socks off in bed.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you're a romantic optimist who has a lot of dreams for your future relationship, but you still have a hard time finding someone who fits the bill.

You're very outgoing and social, so when you do find that perfect person, you want them to appreciate your need to get out and live a little. You don't mind spending time at home, either, as long as you're with your partner.

When you look for your ideal mate, you tend to look for qualities like gentleness and passion without being forceful, just like Taurus. Taurus is someone who will help you find balance in your life and is easy to compromise with.

They can push you in the right direction when you're feeling lost and will show you just how important everyday romance is to a lasting relationship. This is a very easy relationship for you because both signs just want to love and be loved.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, when you fall in love, you do it for life. There's no such thing as a wishy-washy, hot and cold love for you. Sure, you can be both mysterious and aloof, yet intense and passionate, but you know that the right partner will see these mood swings as a challenge and not a deal breaker.

You need someone like Aries who can show you that love can be scary, yet very satisfying. Aries is a perfect match for you because you are both very confident and sure of yourself and your needs. You can be a little more versatile than Aries, but Aries can bring more of the stability in your life that you need.

You need a powerful, dynamic partner who can hold their own and keep up with you, which is exactly what Aries is known for. Aries doesn't shy away from serious relationships, so they will be the ones to keep you close and loved.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you are way more than meets the eye, which is something your ideal partner will have to take into consideration when dating you.

You might have a hard time opening up at first but having someone patient and willing to take the time is what will make your relationship last. You bring your animal instincts to the bedroom, but your intelligence to the table.

You need someone who will provide you with inspiration and encouragement, as well as be able to keep up with you when you're feeling naughty. You don't want to feel tied down, but you also need someone you can always count on — like Aquarius.

Aquarius will be able to encourage your wildest dreams, yet ground you and bring you back to earth. You like that you can always see Aquarius' potential and rebellion for life, which makes for an exciting and strong relationship.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you treat relationships like investments something you can put a lot of time and effort now into for a big payout in the future. You see relationships as something that can last for a very long time, rather than get caught up in the messiness that flings can get you into.

You need a partner who understands you and can be your rock; someone who wants a strong bond, too.

You're incredibly loyal to the people you love and you like knowing that your partner can be a best friend just as much as they can be a lover. Just like Virgo, you are looking for The One and will stop at nothing to find that person.

You want someone who is open-minded and appreciative of everything you are. With Virgo, you can find that dynamic that will last for a long time; Virgo is someone you can share both your dreams and your fantasies with openly and confidently.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, when you look for your perfect partner to start a love relationship with, you want to find a best friend and a soulmate all in one person.

You are fiercely independent, yet you still believe in true love, and you want your partner to appreciate that about you. You have many complex layers to your personality and your partner should be able to see that as just more of you to love.

You need a partner who knows how to protect your heart and save you from yourself at times. You don't need someone to take care of you, but you do need someone to be there to reel you in every so often.

You can be unpredictable, but Pisces is a sign that is well prepared for complexity. Pisces can think outside of the box with you and find enlightenment in deep talks, yet still be a down to earth friend when you need some serious grounding.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you are always looking for your perfect compatibility in relationships. You want to be swept off your feet with romance and love so much so that you can get caught up in dreaming of the perfect person instead of out there finding them.

You need a relationship that has magic and fantasy in every single day – so that your real life feels like a dream. Your partner should be gentle, nurturing, and sensitive, just like you are... and just like Cancer is, too.

Cancer knows how to appreciate your dreamy outlook on life and is able to provide you with both the freedom and security you desperately need.

Above all else, you need compassion and acceptance in your relationship, which is something Cancer is able to bring without hesitation. This is your best chance at a happy, long-lasting relationship, so don't be afraid to make the first move.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.