Most of the time, what you desire in a partner is not actually what you need in order to be happy. This is what your zodiac sign says about how you can truly thrive in your love life, because opening your mind to new possibilities will improve how you approach romance.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th):
You crave a relationship that is full of excitement so that you never know what to expect. However, what you really need is a partner who is your best friend so that you can engage your intellectual side as well as your listening skills without any fear.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th):
You’re looking for the classic, all-encompassing type of romance that you only see in the movies. However, this unobtainable kind of love will do nothing for your paranoid nature, which means you need someone who gives you every reason to trust.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th):
Your adventurous lifestyle causes you to think that you need an adrenaline junkie by your side, but you need the opposite. Your ideal partner will allow you to explore your passionate side in terms of your emotions, and force you to take it easy from time to time.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th):
As a Taurus, you are a die-hard romantic with a sensitive side that always needs tending to. However, a partner that won’t tell you the truth isn’t truly helping you; you need someone who will confront your shortcomings so that you can reach your full potential.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th):
For you, control is key in your relationship. You want someone who is as impulsive as you, but too much spontaneity is likely to burn to the ground. You need a partner who is responsible and seriously practical in order to maintain some structure in your lives.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd):
You kind of want all the affection without any of the hard work, but that’s not going to fly. You need a relationship that helps you get over your inability to be honest about your feelings in a way that also makes you confront your stubborn nature.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd):
Praise isn’t everything, Leo, because more than anything you need someone who will call you out. Of course your partner should recognize all of your accomplishments, but there’s no reason you should get credit for simply being you (at least not all the time).
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd):
You can be awfully stubborn about your work ethic at times, and this means you look for partners who encourage this approach to success. However, you truly need a relationship that forces you to recognize the importance of having fun with the people you love.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd):
You have really strong opinions, but this doesn’t mean that you should share the same ones with your partner … even if that’s what you want. You need a relationship that thrives on balance and open-mindedness so that you can challenge one another.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st):
You want someone who is 100% honest with you, but doesn’t expect you to be quite as open. This isn’t realistic, and it doesn’t help your cause either because you will benefit from a partner who helps you face your fear of exposing your secrets.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st):
Although you think you want a relationship with ample space, this will only give you the illusion of freedom. Your ideal partner points out your fear of being constrained and tendency to speak your mind too much. You need a realist who will help you become one too.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th):
You basically want to date … you. However, in your case opposites truly do attract because you need a partner who lets loose at times, but also has a passionate side that drives him. This will help you get out of your routine and really enjoy all that life has to offer.