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Even if you don't completely believe in astrology, it's hard to ignore that you undoubtedly exhibit some of the characteristics of your astrological sign. These traits — feisty Aries or practical Virgo — also probably extend to your love life and dating style. Once you've scrolled down to read how you date, be honest: Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, use this guide to help you navigate your romantic relations in 2016.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Anyone who dates you better be ready! Aries likes a full on, intense relationship. As you crave intensity and excitement, most of your relationships probably won't be casual — and that's OK. Just be careful you don't get too caught up in your favorite love games of cat and mouse. Being too hot and cold can totally test your crush's limits, and not in a good way.
Best Matches: Sagittarius, Leo
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You like your dates to come correct. No players, here. You enjoy reliable and sincere connections, so dating apps and playing the field are probably not your thing. You're looking for someone you can trust — and can see right through anyone with impure intentions.
Best Matches: Scorpio, Virgo
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You're a popular social butterfly who loves to be surrounded by people. Finding time to fit love into your busy schedule can be a challenge, and more often than not your relationships evolve out of a close friendship. Your ideal match is probably already in your life.
Best Matches: Libra, Sagittarius
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You're a perfectionist, and you like things to be just like the movies. You have specific ideas about how romance should go, and ideally, they all start with dinner and a movie. You like to be wooed, and you've never met a love letter, surprise, or bouquet of flowers you didn't fancy. Essentially, tell any potential boo to go watch Gone with the Wind, The Notebook, and Romeo and Juliet to brush up on their romantic gestures and learn how to win your heart.
Best Matches: Scorpio, Taurus
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
You love affirmations. To win your heart, one only has to pile on the compliments. You like it when someone notices just how fabulous you are. One thing to watch out for? Leos are pretty stubborn, sometimes to their own detriment. You might also stay in a toxic relationship for longer than you should, so don't forget to check in with yourself, and watch out for any red flags.
Best Matches: Aries, Leo
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Practical Virgo has a hard time throwing caution to the wind when it comes to dating. You avoid rushing into anything serious, and firmly believe that good things take time. Fixer uppers are your favorite, and you love finding someone to improve whether it's helping them kick a bad habit or giving them a makeover. Just be careful to make sure you're happy in the process, and not working too hard to build your Prince(ss) Charming.
Best Matches: Gemini, Scorpio
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libra is one of the most naturally amorous Zodiac signs, and you've probably thought about dating from an early age and love hearing about your friend's romantic problems. When you start to really care about someone, you'll ask them deep, probing questions to get to know their innermost being.
Best Matches: Aquarius, Gemini
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios tend to have intense personalities and this characteristic tends to flow over into your dating style. Oh, and the one thing you hate in a potential mate? Fakeness — you can see right through it and want none of it. Authenticity is the only way to your heart.
Best Matches: Cancer, Pisces
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
If you were to sum up your love life in a song it would be, "I'm not a player, I just crush a lot." Yes, you can be quite the emotional fiend, always playing games and acting hard to get. You're super independent and don't like being smothered (double texting makes you gag). You like someone who recognizes and respects your independence
Best Matches: Aquarius, Leo
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
You're throughly confused by the fuss about dating. Capricorns don't understand how people can get so caught up in the pursuits of love. Dating for you comes after your other interests and ambitions. When you do decide to date, it'll be because someone can keep up with your busy schedule of taking over the world. After all, even Batman has an assistant.
Best Matches: Virgo, Taurus
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius is a rare mix of head in the clouds and very strategic when it comes to dating. You're constantly testing the waters when you date someone, and you have the tendency to shake things up whenever things feel too calm. The plus side of this is that you usually weed out anyone who isn't suitable for you in the long run. Once you do find someone you click with, you hold onto them for dear life.
Best Matches: Libra, Sagittarius
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces never has a hard time finding or keeping a date. Why? Because you're naturally extremely charming and adorable, and can enchant almost anyone you talk to. You also love to spoil whomever you date, and love making sure your partners are always happy. However, they shouldn't get too comfortable — you expect the same treatment in return and have no qualms about dropping someone if they don't treat you like royalty.
Best Matches: Cancer, Scorpio