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The concept of a soulmate is one that has fascinated us for decades, inspiring many of the greatest songs and love stories. If you are still searching for that ‘special someone,’ the personality traits associated with your zodiac sign can provide us with a clear idea of who you should be looking for!

It’s a term ripped from the pages of the greatest love stories. A soulmate is described as “someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would.” A beautiful idea isn’t it? The one person that you can count on to always be in your corner, ready to face the world with you. It brings to mind some of the greatest stories throughout history, like Romeo and Juliet, or Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy – the destined lovers that will overcome all by simply trusting that their love is strong enough to survive this crazy world that we live in.

However, even if you are among the two-thirds of Americans that believe in the concept of ‘soulmates,’ finding that person can be a daunting task. In a world that is dominated by online dating sites and smartphone apps, high divorce rates and casual flings, how do you even know where to start? While we can’t provide you the name and address of the person you are destined to meet (I wish I could, that would make me the ultimate matchmaker!), by assessing the personality traits, strengths and weaknesses of your zodiac sign we can paint a pretty clear picture of who this person would be.

Who is your perfect soulmate, according to your zodiac sign?

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If you are going to spend your life with someone, they need to be able to keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle. You know what you want in life, and you aren’t afraid to do whatever it takes to get it, and you need someone who is just as confident and determined to run alongside you. Together you will make the ultimate power couple, succeeding in all that you do. If you feel as though someone is holding you back, don’t settle. It won’t be long before you resent that influence on your life. Instead, find someone with the same fire in their eyes.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

You will do whatever it takes to build a stable, secure life for the person that you love, and you don’t ask for much in return. You simply need to find someone that will show you the same loyalty and commitment in return. You have no interest in unnecessary drama, so steer clear of those that try to introduce it into your life. Instead, search for someone who is mature, honest and straight-forward. Bonus points if they are patient, after all, they are going to have to contend with your stubbornness moving forward and that’s not always easy!

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be the life of the party, but when you are considering the future of your love life, you aren’t interested in settling just for fun and excitement. Those around you may not realize it, but you’re looking for something more, something deeper. You need to find someone that can engage in a meaningful conversation, someone that can captivate your attention. You become bored easily in your relationships, so if they are the same as every other person you meet then it’s not going to last long. Your soulmate is going to challenge you each and every day.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Known as the most compassionate and sensitive sign of the zodiac, it should come as no surprise that a Cancer needs to find a soulmate that will connect with them on a deep, emotional level. You aren’t just looking for someone that can accept your emotions, you want someone that will make an effort to understand them and provide you with the level of support that you truly deserve when you are facing something challenging. You are also incredibly attracted to intelligence, someone that can push you and challenge your mind. If you meet someone in your life that possesses both of these traits, you may have just me ‘the one.’

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

While most of the world bows down to your power and confidence, you’re looking for the rare individual who does exactly the opposite. You want someone that respects you but is also willing to stand up to you or challenge you should the situation arise. If you are about to make a move that’s going to ultimately hurt you, your soulmate is the person who will protect you by telling you the truth. You are also looking for someone that is capable of living a life of adventure, excitement, and risk with you, as you will never be happy settling into a boring routine.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

There is no sugar-coating it, you are a perfectionist with extremely high standards in life, and you refuse to settle for anything less than the best. That’s okay within reason. Try to remember that your soulmate is going to have some flaws, after all, none of us are perfect. Your soulmate will be motivated, ambitious and driven to succeed, as you have no patience for the people who choose to just skate by in life. They will be a complex individual with many different layers and sides of their personality for you to explore, captivating your attention for the rest of your lives together.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

You may be one of the most accepting zodiac signs, dedicating your life to creating harmony and balance for all, but many would be shocked to know that you’re actually one of the most selective when it comes to your love life. You want the complete package – someone that you find to be physically attractive that possesses intelligence, life experience, confidence, and ambition. It may appear to be an impossible expectation, but that person does exist out there if you are willing to stay the course, refusing to settle for anything less than ‘the one.’ Try not to become discouraged as others fall short along the way, each failed connection takes you one step closer to finding your soulmate.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

There is no denying the passion and dedication that you are going to bring to your relationship, which can be intimidating to many. You need to find someone that will not only embrace this passion but love you just as deeply in return. Your soulmate will be someone who is 110% committed to you, loving you unconditionally throughout your lives together regardless of what may be thrown your way. You need to find someone that is going to keep your attention, luring you in with their mystery, and challenging you to be a better version of yourself. You will feed off one another, growing stronger and more successful in all areas of your life.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You live a life of adventure and excitement and need to find someone that is going to become your travel partner. Often you avoid the dating game, afraid of the expectation that you will settle down and give up your free-spirited ways, but you don’t have to jump to this extreme. Instead, find someone that can help ground you when life calls for it, but at the same time will join you in many of your random endeavors and new experiences, someone that is open mind and willing to try new things. Your soulmate will be someone that builds you up, encouraging you and helping you to both succeed and enjoy life, and you will do the same in return. After all, you can succeed in this life AND have fun doing it.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

As a highly intellectual individual yourself, you aren’t about to settle for anyone that can’t challenge your mind and engage with you on a deeper level, nor should you have to. Seek out a soulmate that shares in your desire to be the best version of yourself, an individual that takes pride in the person that they have become, eager to continue to learn and grow each step of the way. You want to find someone that can connect with you on a deeper level and are more than willing to look past the shallow notion of physical attraction to find something that is so much more. On top of it all, there is no need to waste your time on anyone that isn’t willing to be completely loyal to you. If they give you a reason not to trust their commitment, then keep looking.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your unique personality and outlook on life is one that demands loyalty and commitment, but also the ability to let your hair down and have a little fun. On one hand, you value the serious concept of finding a life partner and would never downplay how much this truly means to you, but at the same time, you understand that true happiness comes with the ability to recognize that life can’t be serious all the time. You need to find someone that can make you smile, whether it is through their sense of humor, their complete comfort in their own skin or their ability to make the most of every moment in this life. To top it all off, they have to be willing to join you on your occasional adventure, after all, you need to shake it up from time to time to keep life interesting!

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are a true romantic, and your views when it comes to the idea of finding your ‘soulmate’ are straight out of the pages of your favorite romance story. You don’t want to settle for anything less than the person you are destined to love for the rest of time, and you’re not afraid to stay single until that comes along. Often drifting off to your dream world and losing track of reality, you need someone that is going to be confident enough to pull you back when life requires it, but also someone that can embrace your creative mind, sharing an incredible creativity of their own. The connection you seek is deep and meaningful, connecting physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If you feel as though something is missing, then you haven’t found ‘the one’ yet.