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How To Improve Your Online Dating Odds, Using Astrology

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How To Improve Your Online Dating Odds (Including Tinder), Using Astrology

In this age of technology, online dating is just as effective (and sometimes even better) than dating in real life to land a love match through online dating.

Not only is it convenient to just be able to whip out your phone and connect with someone new, but if you’re not interested, all you have to do is swipe left.

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I know, I know — meeting in-person is also as easy as just introducing yourself, but you know how busy you can get; sometimes dating apps (like Tinder) are better. But if you’re like me, you still act totally clueless when it comes to figuring out to put yourself out there on dating apps. 

Because we all know that there’s a difference between putting yourself out sincerely trying to fall in love with your perfect match. You're a normal person just looking to find someone to date or just be friends. Unlike those who spam message people they’re interested in because they think it’s cute when in reality, you’re just the creep that won’t leave people alone.

There’s that balance you need to find between being outgoing enough to start (and hold) a conversation but being mysterious enough that the other person will want to keep getting to know you.

I would like to say that I am better at face-to-face interactions better than finding a date over the Internet, but I’m probably about the same amount of awkward no matter where you catch me.

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I’ve accepted that and I’m ready to move on. For others getting love matches on dating apps like Tinder is a piece of cake. Sure, glam photos help, but favorite is always what your bio says. If you can hook someone with a good Tinder bio and a fun picture, you can pretty much guarantee a lot of zodiac sign compatible online matches.

Think of it this way: your photo and bio are making the first impression for you, even before you actually get to say hi to your online dating matches. You can also think about it from your own perspective: are you the kind of person who just automatically swipes left (or right) with glazed-over eyes until something totally different and interesting catches your eye? Or do you like to peruse slowly and give every match you see a fair chance to get to know you?

Neither answer is the wrong one, but it’s a good idea to know what you think works for you so that you can tailor your own Tinder experience and get the most astrologically compatible matches.

And because each zodiac sign has strengths that work best for them — like Gemini’s ability to make anyone laugh or Aquarius’ out-of-this-world questions — it’s a good idea to figure out what works best for your zodiac sign and use that to bring your online profile up a few notches.

You want a lot of love matches, don’t you when going online to find a date?! I thought so. Here’s how to get more astrologically compatible online matches when dating and using apps, using your zodiac sign and astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you have a lot of strengths when it comes to dating and just because you’re dating online doesn’t mean you can’t still use those moves to your advantage. Here’s the problem, though. The people you’re interested in are much more receptive to your charm and flirtiness when they experience it IRL. Online, it can feel like there’s a barrier that makes it difficult for you to work your charm.

If you want to get more astrologically compatible love matches on, say, for example, Tinder, then you need to be assertive. Take initiative by sending the first message, asking your online matches what their zodiac sign is and what they’re looking for, and even suggesting a meet-up. See each potential dating match through to the end — don’t let the conversation trail off — but remember that there’s a huge difference between taking initiative and being aggressive. If they’re not interested, you’ll know. But if they’re receptive to your flirting and questions, keep at it!

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Trying your hand at online dating is just as serious to you as real-life dating, Taurus, so don’t let the fact that you’re basically looking for partners on your phone deter you. You already know what you want: a perfect love match that comes with real commitment. So, don’t let the people who just want a casual hook-up or to just be friends try to dissuade you from being honest with yourself.

To get more compatible love matches on Tinder or online dating apps, you need to be vocal about your intentions. If you’re looking for a long-term partner, say so! Not only will this weed out all of the disinterested dating matches, but I promise you that there will be a good handful of people out there looking for the same things you are. When you’re upfront about what you’re looking for, you’re much more likely to find success on Tinder.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you’re already a pro at online dating (even if you’ve never done it before) because you’re a pro at anything online. You know when to use the eggplant emoji and when to use the heart eyes emoji, and your social pages are always poppin’ because your phone is pretty much glued to your hand. But just because you know how to flirt on Tinder or whatever other apps you're using to date online doesn’t mean it will get you more matches.

If you do want more matches —  and who doesn’t —   you should be chatting it up with as many people as possible. You love to talk, so show these matches just how good your conversation skills are! Think of it like having that get-to-know-you, deep conversations that are crucial on first dates. The more you know about your matches up front, the better. Plus, those who dig your chatty personality will want to stick around for more.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

You might not always be the first to swipe right on Tinder, Cancer, so it’s important to catch the eyes of as many matches as possible in a different way. You’ve got a lot of different layers to you, so rather than hoping that someone will initiate a conversation with you, you should butter them up with your bio. When you have a bio that’s all about you, it’ll help you find a lot of online love matches when trying to date —  the RIGHT matches.

In your bio, talk about your likes and dislikes. Since there’s a lot going on under the surface of your personality, it’s probably a good idea to give people a rundown upfront. Listing your likes and dislikes will allow you to connect with like-minded people and will give you an opportunity to use your intuitive nature (and their likes and dislikes) to help you figure out if your matches are worth spending more time with or not.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, now is the time to show everyone in Tinder what they’re missing out on IRL and on your Instagram page. The best way for you to get matches (and lots of them) is to take some fire selfies and add them to your profile. Make sure that the first one – the one everyone will see as soon as your profile comes up – is the picture of yourself you like the best.

You are a total bombshell anyway, but to make sure that your pretty face doesn’t get lost in all the other pretty faces on Tinder, make sure that the photos you choose really describe who you are as a person. Maybe a shot of you in the office, one of you out with your friends, or one of you in your best outfit and flawless makeup – or all three! Filling your profile with some amazing pictures will show off your serious confidence.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you’re pretty straightforward when it comes to online dating —  you know exactly what you’re looking for and you’re not one to beat around the bush just to figure out that the person you’re talking to really isn’t that great. You’re also the kind of dater who looks and listens for the little things about the person you’re interested in, like how they approach new people or what they do in their spare time.

In order to make sure that you’re getting the best possible experience, for example, on Tinder, and getting the most compatible love matches, let your bio speak for itself. Put everything you want people to know about you on your bio and you’ll ensure that only the most serious people match with you. Are you looking for something serious when dating online? Do you see yourself as the boss of your own company one day? Are you a dog lover or a cat lover? Let people know!

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

When you use Tinder, Libra, you’re really using it to look for someone fun and excited about dating. You don’t really have a lot of prerequisites people need to follow just to date you because you don’t want dating to feel like something that’s all strict and nerve-wracking. That said, you don’t want to let yourself get frustrated and find yourself swiping left on everyone because you’re feeling picky.

The best way for you to get love matches on Tinder, or online in general, is to give everyone a fair chance. You are a big believer in equal opportunity, so give everyone you come across an opportunity to get to know you. Okay, there may be a few exceptions, but you’ll never really know what someone is like until you talk to them. Practice not judging a book by its cover and you might be surprised who will end up wooing you.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you need to get into a really deep conversation to figure out what you’re looking for in a relationship. You actually really like Tinder and other dating apps because you can keep things casual and friendly until you’re sure of what you want. Plus, the simple act of being able to whoosh away anyone you’re not interested in with one swipe to the left is right up your alley.

The best way for you to get matches is to pose thought-provoking questions to your matches. They might not mean anything to them, but it’ll give you a chance to figure out what kind of person they are by the way they respond. Whether you pose these questions in your bio or just say something like, “ask me anything,” or “I have a question for you,” and wait until they match to share your question, you’ll definitely intrigue people.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you are another one of those zodiac signs that could use the images on your profile to your advantage when getting decent matches on Tinder. You love meeting new people, but you also want to know that they’re going to enhance your life, not bring it down or make it boring. You really like the fact that you can keep things casual until you’re ready to get serious, but you still like making new friends, too.

If you want to get the most (and the best) love matches on Tinder, add some of your favorite travel photos to your profile. Not only are they a great way to show your potential love matches what you’re interested in and what you like to do for fun, but it’s also a great conversation starter. Maybe you stumble over other people who have traveled to places you want to go. Maybe a match is interested in a day adventure with you. Go have some fun!

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

As a Capricorn, you see dating as a means to an end. Like some other zodiac signs, you know what you want from a partner already, so now you just have to go out and find that person. While online dating itself can sometimes feel like a huge time-waster, you actually don’t mind dating apps (like Tinder). Why? Because it gives you the option to filter out any people who don’t meet your standards without having to go through the awkward first date ritual.

Get the best online matches for yourself by getting right to the point. In your bio, say something like, “Looking for someone to grow old with. I love my family, work, and looking good,” or, you know, something that really cuts to the chase and lets people know what you want. Then, once you do find some good compatible zodiac sign matches, don’t be afraid to be yourself —  if you’re not into small talk or you really want to bond over goals, get down to business!

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

It’s really easy to get overwhelmed and lost in playful flirting when you’re online dating, Aquarius, so it’s important for you to keep a level head about you. Tinder can also be super frustrating because you find that it’s much easier to connect with others in person rather than over the phone, but you’re willing to try because you like the idea of at least making some new friends.

To get more love matches on dating sites, like Tinder, you need to be honest about what you want. Are you really just looking to chill with some new friends? Or do you want something who won’t flake just because you’re interested in something more independent and dynamic? Don’t be afraid to list off some deal breakers on your bio, either. Or better yet, your must-haves. Must be for equality, must love animals, must be willing to try new things in the bedroom. Wink, wink.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, dating apps like Tinder really excite you because you see it as another way to get closer to finding your perfect match. You might have had some trouble in the past connect with people IRL, but online, you can really dive deeper into your fantasy partner and see what you can dig up. There are so many fish in the sea (and on Tinder) that it’s hard for you NOT to be excited about what awaits.

But before you can start matching with the right people on Tinder, and online while dating, you need to make sure that your bio reflects the kind of person you are so that the right people match with you. Rather than just talking about your likes and dislikes, open your bio with a favorite quote of yours from a poem or book; something that only those who think like you and are interested in the same things as you will appreciate. Plus, it’ll be a great conversation starter when you do find those perfect online dating love matches!

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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.