Love and the pursuit of love takes up a large part of the human experience. Just look at how many songs, poems, books, movies and TV shows are focused on love and finding that special someone. But could the answer be in your star sign?
Perhaps being aware of your astrological compatibility from the start could save you valuable time, effort and potential heartbreak.
Dating seems to be increasingly dependent on random encounters at parties, in the workplace or on a crucial ‘right swipe’ of your thumb across your smartphone. Why should consulting your star signs be any less persuasive than swiping right?
Our compatibility guide could help you find your perfect match – and avoid a potential disaster!
Aries people are known for being energetic, impatient and passionate. They usually do well with other fire signs or someone who can provide a balance to their fiery energy.
Compatible: Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra
Less compatible: Cancer, Capricorn, Taurus
Taurus combines down to earth practicality with an inner romantic that can prove an irresistible combo to the right partner.
Compatible: Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn
Less compatible: Aquarius, Gemini, Aries
Geminis are known for their love of adventure and socialising. Geminis need someone who can appreciate their ready wit and love of debate.
Compatible: Aries, Libra, Aquarius, Sagittarius
Less compatible: Taurus, Virgo, Pisces
One of the most sensitive signs in the Zodiac. Cancerians appreciate someone who will provide loyalty and understand their insecurities.
Compatible: Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Taurus
Less compatible: Aries, Libra, Aquarius
Another fire sign, Leos are known for their energy, creativity and loyalty. Leos bond best with fellow fire signs or those who can handle their occasional bouts of ego.
Compatible: Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Libra
Less compatible: Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo
A quintessential earth sign, Virgos are intelligent, organised and practical. They do well with signs who complement their logical approach.
Compatible: Taurus, Capricorn, Pisces, Scorpio
Less compatible: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius
Libras are the natural artists of the Zodiac, showing appreciation for the finer things in life. Libras pair best with those who will appreciate their high standards.
Compatible: Gemini, Aquarius, Aries, Leo
Less compatible: Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
Scorpios can be intensely passionate and need someone who can match their energy.
Compatible: Cancer, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo
Less compatible: Aquarius, Leo, Sagittarius
The archer of the Zodiac, Sagittarians are often characterised by their love of adventure and great sense of humour. They do well with other fire signs.
Compatible: Aries, Leo, Gemini, Aquarius
Less compatible: Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio
Solid, dependable and ambitious, Capricorns are drawn to those who also value stability.
Compatible: Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, Cancer
Less compatible: Aries, Libra, Leo
This intellectual water sign appreciates partners who are similarly sharp witted and want to use their intelligence for a greater good.
Compatible: Gemini, Libra, Leo, Sagittarius
Less compatible: Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer
Pisceans are known for their creativity, sweetness and emotional intelligence. They pair best with those who can appreciate their emotional leanings but also keep them grounded.
Compatible: Cancer, Scorpio, Virgo, Capricorn
Less compatible: Gemini, Sagittarius, Libra
Of course, there are no absolutes with astrology, just as there are no absolutes in love. But perhaps knowing your compatibility as it is written in the stars could help you find the perfect match.