In love, they go after what their heart desires. Mostly, they are the one who does the pursuing - and they will not take no for an answer. They will send roses, give lavish gifts and they almost always get their way. They may act like a veritable Casanova, but once they give their heart to someone, they give it totally. They wear their heart on their sleeve and seek true love. But truth be told, they thrive on lust a lot more than romance. But deep down they are looking for that one special person to win their heart. They’re capable of great devotion, but their partner must thrill them with physical and mental stimulation over the long term. They’re independent and need their own space. Sometimes they confuse their love interests by drawing them close with one hand and pushing them away with the other. They’re most drawn to a partner who is warm, loving and caring, but independent enough not to tolerate too much of your nonsense. Love and romance soften their rough edges and soothe their soul. It’s all part of the great adventure that is their life.
They are an old-fashioned type when it comes to love, a complex combo of toughness and sensitivity. To the outside world, they may appear completely composed, but inside, they’re a hopeless romantic looking for that “love of a lifetime.” Their needs are basic: you want a stable, loyal partner who’s affectionate and classy. For one thing, Taurus hates change, and that’s why they don’t just throw themselves into relationships. Once they’re in, they’re in. Predictability may bore some, but for them, it simply provides a canvas on which they create a lovely twosome. Taurus is not a “player” sign. When a possessive Taurus finds their match, they plays for keeps. The driving force of this sign is loyalty, comfort and persistence. For them, a relationship is like a project, and they’ll remain attentive, self-sacrificing and caring toward their partner. There’s no stopping them when it comes to getting — and keeping — what they want. Dependable and reliable, they need to be needed. Abandonment issues are a Taurus worst fear, and they may fear that their partner will leave them if you say no to a request or aren’t always around. They’re incredibly sensual. Touching, holding hands, and kissing are an all-night affair for them. Their sign loves to be pampered. Indulging in anything luxurious with their love by their side gives them a serious case of the warm-fuzzies!
Love: it ain’t easy for an ever-changing Gemini. As the sign of the Twins, they have so many sides to their personality, it’s hard to find one person who’s compatible with them all. Then there’s the fact that they live to flirt! The courtship phase is their absolute favorite. They love everything from the suggestive sidelong glances to the naughty text messages that crescendo into a passionate sexcapade. Games are totally their thing. They love playing them and find people who don’t downright boring. Trouble is, they aren’t always great at distinguishing a fling from the real thing. They need a soul mate who is also their playmate. For them the fun, flirty stuff IS “serious.” Only a few special people understand that — and these are the ones they should go after. Once a Gemini finds that true playmate, they can be incredibly loyal. But nothing sends them running faster than a predictable, scripted life. Although they may take advantage of traditions and institutions like marriage and children, they must have an equal dose of rebellion woven in to stick around for the long haul. When they join forces with a starry-eyed dreamer who knows when to bring in a dose of practical magic, Life will soon be the adventure for two they’ve always dreamed of!
Cancer is the sign of family and children, ruler of the heart and all its matters, which they take rather seriously. While their friends are playing the field or ordering their first legal cocktails, they’re busy picking names for their future children or mentally decorating their nurseries. A homebody at heart, they just want to cozy up on the couch with their mate. They’re highly intuitive but equally moody, so their partner needs to respect their emotions. A sensitive, sometimes insecure creature, they need stability and lots of reassurance — which is why they’re strongly attracted to confident, successful types. Cancers can be mama’s or daddy’s girls/boys, so you need a nurturing, trustworthy partner with whom you can build a nest. Although they have dozens of crushes, falling in love is serious business to them. Their sensitive nature makes them uncomfortable opening up. As a result, in matters of the heart they take a long time to decide if a partner is reliable enough to hear their deepest secrets. Once they do, they’re in for the long haul. Cancer’s are clingy and it takes them a long time to let go of love.
Romance-a-holics by nature, Leos love being in love, and their proud, flamboyant sign wants the whole world to know when they are. Plain and simple, Leos love drama — in fact, their sign rules it. Unless there’s romance and fireworks that light up the sky, they want no part of the relationship. Red roses, poetry, expensive gifts…they’ll take it all. Spoiling and being spoiled are the name of the game. Still, the number-one addiction for a Leo is attention. A person can keep them hooked for years by giving them intense doses of it, then pulling it away, leaving you chasing desperately after another fix. Leos rule the jungle, and they’re the boss in all they do. Because they’re so powerful, it can be hard for them to find a mate who can keep up. As long as their partner makes them feel like royalty, they don’t care if he or she is a dysfunctional loser, or a few notches below their level — they’ll still make them their king or queen. Loyalty is huge for a Leo, and they stick by their mate no matter what. Their secret weapon? Their heart. The warmth, generosity and love they offer are equally addictive to their mates.
Picky Virgo, love can be a challenge when their high standards get involved. As the zodiac’s perfectionist, it’s hard for anyone to measure up to their criteria. They’d rather be alone than settle — a great attitude, as long as they keep their expectations realistic. Many times they barely give anyone a chance. One human slip-up can be a fatal flaw for their suitors. Analytical Virgos have a way of sizing people up, their eyes squinting as they assess the creature in front of them. They don’t mean any harm — they just can’t help noticing every detail! Underneath it all, is the fact that they’re just incredibly hard on themselves. Thank their inner critic for sharing then tell it to shut up. Like a Virgin, they need to be wooed and courted. Flings bore them, and they rarely indulge in them. Virgos have their eye on the real thing. Their family must approve of their mate — and he or she will eventually be paraded in front of them before they decide if he’s a keeper. They may be sentimental, but they’re far more practical. They choose with their head before their heart.
Libra rules the zodiac’s seventh house of relationships, and they’re at their best when they have a companion to share their life with with. A romantic idealist, they’ll wander the Earth looking for the perfect match. In fact, they’ll wait years until the right person comes along, leaving friends and family wondering why someone with their charm and good looks is still single. Libras hate to be rushed and may take years to commit, driving their eager-to-settle-down mates crazy. Like the scales that represent their sign, they’re always going back and forth, “Is he/she right for me or not? Could I do better or is this as good as it gets?” Libra may be the one sign that actually NEEDS an ultimatum: marry me or else! Since their sign rules the zodiac’s seventh house of “other people,” they may lean too heavily on those around them, expecting them to carry their emotional baggage. This can prevent them from developing a key relationship skill: the ability to feel absolutely whole and content by yourself.
In love, they play for keeps. There’s no middle ground for extreme Scorpio — they’re either in or they’re out. Their passionate sign can be intense. One minute, they’re aloof and mysterious, driving partners crazy as they vie for their ever-shifting attention. The next minute, they’re in a committed long-term relationship. They are the sign that rules extremes and they can run hotter and colder than most. Suspicious Scorpios don’t trust easily, and will fight intimacy every step of the way. Love is both tempting and frightening to them. Deep down, they long to give themselves fully to that perfect soul mate. They’re both threatened and intrigued by a dynamic, powerful partner. Still, they’ve got no interest in pushovers. In relationships, they don’t just commit, they FUSE with the other person. For that reason, they’re reluctant to dive in, because they know they’ll “lose themselves” once they do. Scorpio’s are very controlling when in love. Ultimately, Scorpio is a private sign. Once they settle on a mate, they like to build a quiet world for two, designed according to their master plan.
In love, Sagittarius is full of contradictions. They’re the zodiac’s free spirit, a true traveler who’s comfortable on the road. Although they hate feeling “tied down,” they also crave a soul mate to experience the world with. They have a huge appetite for life, and their partners must share that quality. Finding someone who can keep up with their endless quest for adventure and expansion is no easy task. As a passionate fire sign, they throw themselves in everything with the force of a speeding train. Keeping up that pace is impossible. Reign in the urge to merge, and stay committed to the life they had before they met “The One.” Otherwise their fairy tale romance can fizzle as quickly as it sizzles. Fortunately, Sagittarius is the zodiac’s luckiest sign. Although they play with fire, they always bounce back once they wise up. Life always throws them another grand opportunity, and if their partner doesn’t come along for the ride, they can set sail and move forward to new adventures once they put your mind to it.
Persistent Capricorn approaches love as serious business. As the zodiac’s most goal-oriented sign, they’re not one to play around. Chances are, they’ve got a 10-year plan for their life, and their partner must forward that agenda. Flings aren’t really their bag; they’d rather be alone than jump from partner to partner. With this attitude, it’s no wonder many Capricorns marry more than once. They’re so eager to settle down and start a family that they may not screen their spouse thoroughly. As an earth sign, Capricorns have a lusty appetite, and are known to stray on occasion. Oddly, they don’t consider a meaningless hookup cheating. If they haven’t given away their heart or material assets, it doesn’t count in their book.
When it comes to love, Aquarius is a funny creature. They’re an idealist who believes in true love, and they’re always searching for a best friend and soul mate in one. On the other hand, their sign rules casual connections, and they guard their independence fiercely. Just figuring out what they want — and sticking to it — is enough of a challenge for ever-shifting Aquarius. This sign is ruled by Uranus, the planet of surprises and sudden moves. Connecting with their partner on the mental plane is far more important than seeing them in the flesh every day. More than anything else, the Aquarius lover needs to know that their partner is their very best friend for life. They are prone to surprising their partners. One day, your Aquarian partner will suggest a walk in the park. The next day, they may suggest a trip to Brazil. Their innovative ideas are part of how they express their feelings. Never expect monotony from an Aquarius in love. One of the ways that an Aquarius shows love is through creative ideas. An Aquarius in love will keep you on your toes. Though they are not prone to grand shows of romance, they will find creative ways to express their emotions in a way that they feel comfortable. The sign is also known for creating unique ideas for dates, no simple dinner and a movie for an Aquarius! Some may view them as a bit kooky but to the Aquarius, they are just being themselves.
Pisces is the lover of the Zodiac. They are hopeless romantics and they want to be swept away by romance. They have a way of making everything feel tinged with magic and fantasy. They’re gentle, nurturing and sensitive, and their mates rely on them to soften the rough edges. They’re eternally searching for a partner to provide both security and freedom, and they can be genuinely puzzled when they don’t come in one package. Compassionate to the core, a Pisces makes a very supportive partner. They’re equal parts sugar and spice. They like to debate (for fun only — their peace-loving sign hates conflict). They want to be with someone who’s passionate about a few issues, though not too forceful. Pisces hate to be rushed and may take years to commit, but when they do it is not temporarily. They commit forever. Pisces are very wise when choosing a lifetime partner. Self-sacrificing, they will go to any length to ensure the happiness of their partner. They will stand by their partner’s side through thick and thin, and will build them up when they’re at your worst.