Modern dating can be nothing short of a nightmare. Most people will take any advice they can get to avoid an awful first date, and knowing what your sign says you should look for in a partner may help you steer clear of romantic drama.
We all act pretty differently when we're in love and have alluring traits totally unique to our Zodiac signs. Even if you are different signs than your bae, what each Zodiac sign needs from a significant other can be pretty similar. Fire signs all thrive with the same type of adventurous thrill-seekers, and Water signs need someone with emotional kindness. Still, when it comes to compatible traits according to the zodiac, sometimes opposites attract. For example, emotional Pisces thrives when analytical Virgo is there to rein them in. The best partner for your zodiac may surprise you.
Aries (March 21- April 19) has an infectious, excitable energy. This can be a little much for other signs - especially homebodies like Cancer - but fellow Fire signs find themselves right at home with these fierce, hot-headed rams.
Leo, who is often equally as hot-headed and energetic, is a perfect match to keep up with an Aries's unstoppable drive and occasional temper tantrums. They're perhaps the only sign that can rival Aries when it comes to commanding a room. An Aries and a Leo are golden as long as they're not competing for the same prize.
Aries also needs a match who will balk at the idea of settling down, which is why the free-spirited Sagittarius works well. Sagittarii love looking for adventures, and they actually have a calming effect on an Aries's hot temper. Sagittarius is much more low-maintenance and can roll with the punches that Aries throws.
Tauruses (April 20 - May 20) just want to lay down in the lap of luxury with their sweetheart, which is why they thrive alongside a partner who is a homebody with exquisite taste. Cancer, who's known as a nurturing, family-oriented sign, is a perfect match for these romantic bulls. Both Cancer and Taurus tend to be a little introverted, and while they may adore the idea of living together in isolation (with some Netflix and a bowl of gourmet popcorn, of course), it can become a little unhealthy and codependent.
Taurus may enjoy a lazy day or two, but they've also got a killer work ethic. If you're the type who leans towards 12-hour workdays versus Hulu and hangout, Capricorn's hardworking nature and organizational skills will help you get stuff done. You won't just be successful romantic partners, but you'll excel together in any goal you want to complete – from business endeavors to recreational sports leagues and beyond.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) isn't going to be satisfied with staying in and idle chit-chat. The twin sign needs excitement and smart conversation. They can navigate through topics at 100 mph and will easily get bored if their partner can't keep up with their clever wit. Libras, who flourish during intense debates and are all-around social butterflies, could quickly become a lifelong match. Libras and Geminis are the type to attend fancy gallery openings and underground rock concerts in the same breath. They're power couples who love going out on the town.
On the other hand, Gemini's polar opposite, Sagittarius, is also well-suited for the twin sign. According to Astrostyle, Sagittarius rules "the higher mind of philosophy" while Gemini rules "everyday communication." Interesting, fulfilling conversations are endless with this pair.
Cancers (June 21 - July 22) are incredibly slow to trust. This Water sign is wildly sensitive and notorious for retreating into their hard shell. This is why Cancers thrive with a patient, loyal partner who appreciates and understands their vulnerabilities. Scorpio and Pisces, fellow Water signs, generally make the best partners for these sweet, sensitive crabs. They've got a knack for understanding Cancer's non-verbal cues and a fierce sense of loyalty that will help crabs open up their hard shells. On the other hand, Capricorns are the polar opposite of Cancer but still make great partners; they help balance out the crab's high emotions and reclusive tendencies while still providing a safe, comfortable home.