“To find a prince, you gotta kiss some toads.” – Foxy Brown
It is estimated that approximately 44% of the adult American population today is currently single. Navigating the waters of the dating world can be a challenge. While some singles are actively out searching for a potential partner, others are a little more hesitant. After all, it can be difficult to find the fine line between putting yourself out there and protecting your heart.
Good news! Astrologists may be able to provide you with a key warning as to who to avoid this coming year in your dating efforts. Looking specifically at the 12 Zodiac signs, and the personality traits most commonly associated with each, they have highlighted the worst match for each sign. Check yours out to avoid unnecessary heartache in 2018!
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
While you are interested in finding someone that will compliment you in this life, you are highly independent and aren’t ready to be one of those ‘we’ people. You need to find someone that can enjoy spending time with you but is also willing to accept that you have your own life to live, and you aren’t about to sacrifice it. If you try dating a Taurus you’re going to quickly notice that their controlling nature and need for 100% dedication to them and the relationship is a level commitment you aren’t willing to make. Steer clear and seek out someone that shares your ideals.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Highly compassionate, gentle and caring, you want nothing more than to bring peace to the world around you and everyone that you encounter. If you are backed into a corner you will refuse to fight, instead, playing the victim or acting the martyr. If you try to date a Gemini be prepared for a level of heartache beyond anything you have ever experienced. Highly volatile and unpredictable, and never one to hold back how they are feeling, a Gemini will break your heart quicker than the blink of an eye.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
As a fire element ruled by Mars, you are a force to be reckoned with Aries. Determined, confident and competitive, you are hard-wired to take action and think later. For this reason, you should avoid dating a Leo. While you may hold true to your personality, so too will a Leo partner which will result in you both butting heads until something blows up. Given your nature, you aren’t one to back down from confrontation, so any argument is bound to be a major one.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Well-grounded and reliable, as a Taurus you are the definition of stability and responsibility. You believe strongly in loyalty and devotion and expect your partner to show you nothing less. While there are some signs that will give you exactly what you need, Leo is not going to be the right fit for you Taurus. Valuing their freedom above all else, a Leo isn’t going to settle down in the way that you need.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
You are curious, expressive and always ready for fun Gemini. Incredibly outgoing and highly social, you are that person who shares every aspect of their life with anyone who will so much as look your way. This isn’t going to jive with the highly private lifestyle of a Scorpio. In order for the relationship to work, you would have to give up far too much of the personality that makes you who you uniquely are. Rather than trying to change for a relationship, seek someone who will love you for all of your quirks.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
If you are known for one thing Cancer, it is how sensitive, emotional and sympathetic you are. You love with all of your heart, but it takes time for you to get to that point. When you find someone, and start a relationship you WANT to let them in, but out of fear of being hurt you need to take it slow and work up to the point of revealing anything about your own personal life. If you try to date an Aries, it’s not going to last long. Always taking life at 100mph, an Aries rushes into any decision without so much as a second thought. They will try to do the same with the relationship which will ultimately send you running for the hills.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
You are confident, always ready to step up and take the leadership role in all that you do. Bold, proud and sometimes arrogant, you hide a potentially frail ego behind a mask of superiority. You need someone in your life that can build you up, stroking your ego, and an Aquarius just isn’t up for the job. In fact, their blunt, honest approach to life runs the risk of tearing you down, leaving you feeling defeated, a feeling that Leos don’t handle well.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
As a Virgo, you are that person most employers would LOVE to have on their side. Hardworking, practical and analytical, you lead your life based on the facts and aren’t swayed by something as fleeting and impractical as your emotions. Relationships require that emotional side as well – so you need someone who can bring that element. For this reason, it is strongly advised you to steer clear of a Capricorn. Like you, Capricorns are incredibly practical and struggle with the emotional side of life.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
A happy, gracious and highly cooperative air sign, you avoid conflict and drama at all costs. You want to live a life focused on happiness joy and positivity, and are content living in blissful ignorance when it comes to the negativity of the world. Dating a Cancer will greatly upset this balance, as the weight of their emotions is more than you are prepared to handle.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
There are no better words to describe you Scorpio than passionate and loyal. You know what you want, and if someone has earned your love, trust and affection you will go to the ends of the earth to fight for them. There is one key to that statement, however – in order for a relationship to work with you someone must first earn your trust which is not an easy feat. The overly trusting Pisces, often guilty of playing the victim in life, is not a person you are going to tolerate long.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Naturally adventurous, you are a true free-spirit by all definitions of the word Sagittarius. You don’t just want to ‘live life’, you really want to LIVE it and experience all that there is to offer in the world. Always on the go, seeking out your next exciting experience, you would never be able to settle down with a serious and controlling Virgo. You’d resent them for their attempts to control you while simultaneously driving them completely insane!
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
As a Capricorn, you are incredibly disciplined and responsible. In order to feel content and secure in life, you need to know that you are stable and that everything is genuinely in order. You like a clean house, a balanced meal plan and a well-thought-out budget. If you allow yourself to be seduced by the charm of a Libra, be prepared for everything you know and trust to be turned completely upside down. You need someone who can not only respect your need for order but can follow your rules, and a Libra is not going to be that person!