You might think that it's simply down to luck (or lack thereof), that your poor romantic choices keep you trapped in the never-ending dating loop of doom. But what if there was a little more to it than sheer boredom, horniness, and some bad experiences? What if your bad dating habits were cosmically driven, and your destiny was actually written in the stars? Courtesy of The Single Society, check out what your zodiac sign exposes about your questionable dating habits, and see how much you relate to these harsh, but honest revelations. And remember, you can always change your destiny...
Capricorn (December 22 - 19): Dragging a relationship past its expiration
Capricorns are logical and tend to not be very spontaneous, and when things go sour in a relationship they usually try very hard to work things out...sometimes too hard. Being so disciplined and dependable can often attract people who can become very dependent -- and often a burden. Caps don't usually like change and as a result, can end up staying in a relationship way past its expiration date.
Try to be more mindful of your own needs and whether or not someone is making you happy or sucking the life out of you. A relationship should be a partnership!
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Sabotaging Yourself
Aquarius are fiercely independent -- sometimes to a fault. They tend to run from emotional expression which can be detrimental to a relationship. Because Aquarius-born people also have a strong desire for freedom, they are especially at risk of intentionally sabotaging any chance of finding love when it comes to dating.
Try not to overthink your emotions and just enjoy the ride. Love is a journey, not a destination!
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Unable to take rejection
Pisces are extremely sensitive and devoted beings, but also tend to wallow in self-pity. This can be especially challenging when it comes to dating because this water sign is awful at dealing with rejection. Ever the people-pleaser, if a Pisces gets dumped they often have a hard time letting go and they continue to try and win their ex-lover back, sometimes resulting in a blocked number.
Sometimes people just aren't that into you. Accept it and move on!
Aries (March 20 - April 19): Coming on too strong, too fast
Aries-born people tend to be impatient, impulsive, and aggressive. This can cause them to jump into a relationship too quickly without really considering if someone they are dating is actually compatible. Aries often get caught up in their desire to have a strong emotional connection with someone right away, causing their significant other to feel a bit pressured into a relationship and may send them running in the opposite direction.
Be sure not to scare off a potential partner by coming on too strong too fast. Take things slowly and be sensitive to the fact that some people's timelines may not move as quickly.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Stubbornness
True to its bull symbol, Taurus' are known for being stable and responsible, but can also be extremely stubborn and uncompromising, especially during an argument. A Taurus-born person is typically more concerned with having the last word instead of finding a mutually beneficial solution to the conflict.
Take time to think about things from your partner's perspective and focus on finding a compromise.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Cheating
Geminis tend to have flip-flopping tendencies and dating is no exception. They are most likely to get restless in a relationship because of their disdain for repetition and routine. They are likely to cheat because they crave something new and exciting. Geminis are most likely to move on quickly or end up with multiple partners who possess completely opposite qualities.
Finding someone who is spontaneous and able to keep up with your ever-changing passions and desires is your best bet for success.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Being too clingy
Cancers love to love! The most emotional of all the zodiac signs, they tend to crave commitment and loyalty, often causing the person they are dating to feel smothered. Because Cancers are so passionate it may be difficult when a potential mate does not reciprocate the same sentiment. This usually causes a Cancer to feel very insecure and lust for more of their mate's attention.
Don't be a stage five clinger! Keep your emotions in check and remember to give people their space.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Being too controlling
People born under the sign of Leo are natural-born leaders who can be a bit self-centered. You like to take center stage in the relationship and often forget to consider your partner's feelings. Whether it is choosing what to do on date night or completely dominating a conversation, you like to be in control and of everything and the center of attention.
Try to be more mindful of the fact that not everything has to revolve around you or be exactly to your liking within a relationship. Talk less, listen more!
Virgo (August 24 - September 22): Being too critical
Hardworking, analytical, and logical, a Virgo will always pay attention to everything and have a solution on how to make improvements. This can be detrimental to a relationship because your potential mate can feel that you are constantly nitpicking and feel like they will live up to your expectations.
Focus on supporting the person you are dating and only offer suggestions when asked.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Settling for appearances
Libra's love all things balanced and aesthetically pleasing, and relationships are no exception. A Libra is likely to be more concerned with a relationship that looks good on paper (or Instagram) and ignore the fact that the person they are dating may not be fulfilling their needs spiritually, emotionally, or sexually.
Try to figure out what actually makes you happy in real life, not just what looks good on social media!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Being too jealous/possessive
Scorpios are extremely independent individuals because they are one of the hardest signs to date. They typically have trouble letting go of anger from past relationships and therefore have issues trusting people. Scorpios often feel the need to question their partner's whereabouts and get angry at them for spending time with people they see as a threat.
Scorpios….chill out! Without trust a relationship is pointless.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Fear of commitment
Sagittarius are adventurous and free-spirited individuals. They love being spontaneous and having their freedom. This can pose a problem when dating because they often shy away from commitment if they feel they aren't given the space they need. They also tend to be very flakey when planning dates, often canceling the last minute when something more exciting comes up.
Try to be more mindful of other people's time and make sure to stick to your commitments. Also, having an open conversation about space can be very helpful when entering a relationship.
About the AuthorTheSingleSocietyNikki is currently living in NYC with her husband (who she met on Bumble after experiencing the absurdity of online dating) and working in digital marketing. She clearly enjoys recording the ridiculous debauchery that is the modern dating scene. Nikki is also partial to a tall glass of Prosecco, her black/calico kitties, 90s music and playoff hockey. Drop her a line if you have a good story for her to write about.