It is not exactly controversial to say that relationships can be confusing.
Relationships get a lot less confusing, however, if you decide to chalk up every single inexplicable moment — why that guy ghosted you, why you are unhappy with that woman who seems to be perfect for you, why the person you matched with on Tinder is so terrible at texting
Armed with nothing but a cursory knowledge of the zodiac signs, it is easy to figure out that the guy ghosted you because he’s an Aquarius, you are unhappy with the woman who should be perfect for you because you are a Virgo, and your Tinder match is bad at texting because they are a Cancer.
1. Aries likes to take the lead.
People born under the Aries sign are famously spontaneous and confident, so one of the best things about dating an Aries is that they are never, ever boring. A potential drawback? Any partner of an Aries will have to be OK with playing second fiddle.
“An Aries likes to take the lead in their relationships. They desire constant movement and reassurance to keep the relationship fires burning,” Furiate told INSIDER. “They may bore easily, which may often lead them to seek the thrills of new and exciting.”
2. Taurus prefers slow, steady relationships.
People born under the Taurus sign are practical and even-keeled. So, the best way to think of a relationship with a Taurus is as a slow, steady burn.
“A Taurus does not typically like change,” Furiate told INSIDER. “Because of this, a Taurus in relationship may be loyal to a fault. They prefer to take a relationship slow in the beginning, which may allow them to build upon a steady, sensual, and long-lasting union.”
3. Gemini like to keep things casual.
“Gemini may often prefer multiple casual relationships, ” Furiate told INSIDER. “Gemini is an air sign, so it is important for them to be mentally stimulated.”
It can also be difficult for Geminis to open up in a relationship. “They may often tell their partner what they want to hear instead of how they truly feel,” Furiate said.
4. Cancers are great partners once they get out of their shell.
A relationship with a Cancer can be rewarding — as long as their partner gets them to open up.
“A Cancer may be hard to get to know in relationships, since they desire security and comfort with those around them,” Furiate told INSIDER. “If Cancer loses interest for any reason, they may often retreat to their shell rather than face the challenges associated with any blossoming relationship.”
5. Leos are unfailingly loyal.
Leos love to give and receive affection in a relationship.
“Leo has a strong desire to be loved, adored and admired — this is important if Leo is to remain in a long-lasting relationship. Leo is also fun-loving and quite generous when it comes to sharing love and romance,” Furian said. “Plus, Leo is a fixed sign, so they are often quite loyal.”
This isn’t always a great thing, though.
“This fixed nature may make it challenging for Leo to end a bad relationship,” Furiate told INSIDER.
6. Virgos always strive to make their relationship stronger.
Virgos tend to be goal and detail-oriented. So, it should come as no surprise that they make their relationships one of their many DIY projects.
“A Virgo has a strong desire to serve and to share in personal growth,” Furiate told INSIDER. “Virgos prefer to be in a relationship where they may work in harmony toward a goal or purpose.”
8. Libras crave romance.
If there is a sign that craves classic, old-school romance, it is Libra.
“Libra has a strong desire to set the mood for love and romance,” Furiate told INSIDER. Libras also value harmony and and balance in relationships — sometimes to a fault.
“It is important to Libra to please their partner. At times, they will hide their own needs,” Furiate said. “Libra is generous, giving of self, and wants to connect on a cerebral level. For them, sharing like-minded thoughts and emotions may be a form of foreplay.”
8. Scorpios are guarded, but passionate.
A Scorpio can come on strong in most areas, so it is no surprise that they approach romantic relationships with similar vigor. They also have a knack for getting their partner to open up — without allowing themselves the same vulnerability.
“Scorpios pursue their romantic desires with intense passion,” Furiate said. “They seldom allow themselves to reveal their own heart, yet have a magical way of bringing out the depth of passion in another.”
Sagittarius are curious, playful, and adventurous by nature. This means that dating a Sagittarius is always a thrill — the only problem their partner may have is learning how to keep up.
“A Sagittarius may prefer adventure over the thought of commitment,” Furiate told INSIDER. “They want excitement and thrills, or they may easily lose interest in pursuing or maintaining a relationship.”
10. Capricorns aren’t casual about relationships.
Capricorns are the planners and strategist sts of the zodiac. Because of this, when a Capricorn gets in a relationship, they are really in a relationship.
“Capricorns will take relationships quite seriously and will often stick around when the going gets tough,” Furiate told INSIDER. “They aim to treat their partner with respect, and although they may appear to be cold or icy, Capricorns have a strong desire for deep love and will remain forever loyal to those they care for.”
11. Aquarians can be stubborn, but they are worth the investment.
“Aquarians may be reluctant for change and slow to commit. They also value their independence and will often initially seek a friendship over a committed relationship,” Furiate told INSIDER. “If Aquarius can connect intellectually to pursue the higher good of humanity within their relationship, they may be loyal for life.”
12. Pisces are compassionate partners.
Pisces are gentle, compassionate, and sensitive. This lends them a particular kind of vulnerability in a relationship that is different from that of other signs.
“Pisces wants to feel a soul connection. For a Pisces, there is no separation between self and others,” Furiate told INSIDER. “Pisces love deep within their soul, which may make them feel vulnerable. Pisces wants to enchant – this may create a place of illusion and fantasy where all may live happily ever after.”