Dating can feel like a routine: get together, have date nights, meet the parents, talk about the long-term, so on and so on. . . .
An unexpected love surprises you. You might not think your life is ready to handle romance, or someone enters your life who changes the way you think about love. What’s holding you back from this chance?
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
Your friends are proud of the way you’re a strong woman who can look after yourself, but don’t let your independent streak blind you from romance. Sometimes, it takes being vulnerable with someone new to discover who you really are.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
Pisces is a hopeless romantic. You may have already fantasized a number of different scenarios for your proposal or future wedding before you’ve even met your mate. Instead of focusing on the idea of love, let your partner sweep you off your feet. Your soulmate may not look anything like you envision –– and that could be why you love him so much.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
We know you don’t like to sit still and wait for The One to show up on your doorstep. That’s why we’re advising you to do what you do best: put yourself out there. The more you engage with what makes you passionate, the more likely someone will be attracted to your energy.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
You don’t really care for surprises, so an unexpected romance is not usually your thing. Still, if you let yourself try some spontaneity now and then, you might find a romantic partner in the most startling ways. If someone invites you to go out after you’ve already put on your sweatpants, put on some lipstick and accept that invitation.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
You’re always hungry for new sights, people, and experiences, so you’re absolutely ready for a surprise romance. However, when you move as fast as you do, you might miss the diamond in the rough. When you see someone sparkle, let yourself do a double take. You might connect on the second or third date.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
When you give as much love to people as you tend to do, a breakup can nearly devastate you. But just because you open your heart to someone new doesn’t mean that person will poke at the scars someone else left behind. You never know who may surprise you.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Part of falling in love is showing your partner everything that’s quirky, unflattering, or silly about you. As a proud Leo, you purposely hide those parts of your personality the best that you can. When you can learn to let go and show someone all the parts of you instead of acting how you think someone will like you, you’ll be in love like you’ve never felt before.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Love at first sight doesn’t mean you’ve picked out the perfect outfit for your first date. Falling in love won’t happen just because you have the perfect pick-up line. Being in love doesn’t mean you have the perfect filters for your #relationshipgoals pictures on social media. Stop worrying about controlling the details and you may find your perfect soulmate.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Drama gives you headaches, so you tend to compromise too much when looking for a romantic partner. Instead of wondering if you’ll offend your partner, be confident in showing what your needs are. You’ll never find your perfect match until you’re true to yourself.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
What other Zodiac signs call an “unexpected love” simply describes your last ex. Your passionate nature means you’ve met all sorts of personalities and you gone full throttle with each of them. Instead of staying in a relationship only as long as the honeymoon phase lasts, wait until you’ve truly felt emotionally intimate with someone. After the initial lull, you may find a romance you never anticipated.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
Your lover is attracted to your cheerful charm. You love to laugh and have a good time, and you understand relationships shouldn’t be so stressful. However, if you learn to slow down and take your romance more seriously, you’ll connect with your partner on a new level.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
If you feel something nudging you while you’re trying to work, don’t shrug it off to finish your project; it could be Cupid’s arrow. Love can be messy, unpredictable, and completely irrational. That may be new to you, but it’ll be oh so worth it.