Why You're Completely Happy Being Single, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

While some people feel like they're just not complete when they're not in a relationship, others of us know that single life has its benefits, and actually prefer not being tied down.

If you're one of those people, scroll down to your zodiac sign below to find out why you're totally content with being single.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): You Can Always Set Your Own Pace

Aries is energetic, daring and always on the go, and they're often happiest when they don't have to wait around for others to catch up to them. Single life means that you have the privilege of setting your own pace, which is good because your life moves fast. You don't like to stop too long for anyone or anything, and you don't like to worry about whether someone can keep up with you on your adventures.

Merida sitting in a field, staring up at the clouds in Brave

(Brave via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You're Free to Pamper Yourself

Taurus knows a thing or two about self-care, and they love to pamper themselves with luxurious gifts from time to time. But when you're in a relationship, you might feel that treating yourself might seem extra indulgent. After all, aren't they supposed to be the one indulging you? Being single means you don't have to think twice about it, ensuring that you never have to question the fact that you come first.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You Can Give Friends Your Full Attention

Gemini defines their success by the number of amazing friends in their lives, so they can find it tricky to balance a new relationship with their existing friend group. As much as you might be interested in a relationship from time to time, you usually quickly realize that you're happier with single life because it's far less complicated. Your friendships are more important to you than anything, so why mess with them?


Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You Can Avoid Heartbreak

Cancer is a bit more sensitive than the other zodiac signs, and they know they have to be mindful and protective of their feelings at all times. You go into any potential relationship with trepidation because you've been hurt before and you're not looking to relive the experience. Being single means you have less to lose, and that you're insulated from the chance to have your heart broken.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): You Don't Have to Share the Spotlight

Leo craves the spotlight and aspires to be the center of attention in any social setting, but they're not always so eager to share it. While a new S.O. might catch a few eyes at first, that limelight will only be temporary. Bringing someone along might mean you have to work even harder for the recognition you seek, and that even then, it might be divided. In most situations, you'd rather go stag and only have to worry about letting yourself shine.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): You Can Concentrate on You

Virgo can be a perfectionist in everything they do, and they're prone to constantly overthinking things. Because you like everything to be exact, you can be super critical, both of yourself and of the others around you. Sometimes, you have a hard enough time just ensuring that you're satisfied with the level of your work, but when another person enters the picture, that can become even tougher for you. It takes a lot of effort for you not to judge them unjustly and to feel like you're doing enough. Until you're ready to put your natural inclinations aside, it's easier for you to stay single and focus on bettering yourself.


(Frozen via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): You Don't Have to Pick Favorites

Libra is happiest when they can keep everyone around them satisfied, and they like to keep things as balanced and fair as possible. You don't like picking favorites, but a relationship has huge potential to throw a wrench into your well-established system. A significant other will require attention that you simply can't afford to take away from the other people you care about. You're happy remaining just friends with your crush because it's so much simpler that way.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You Can Remain a Mystery

Scorpio isn't the most open of signs. You tend to keep one or two people in your inner circle, and everyone else squarely out of it. You like to keep people guessing, and you'd prefer to maintain an air of mystery around yourself whenever possible. Unless someone really strikes your fancy, it would simply be too much of a change to let someone new into your life romantically.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): You Can Be Noncommittal

Sagittarius has a wandering spirit, and they're not known for committing quickly, whether that's to an endeavor, a lifestyle or a person. When it comes to dating, you're often more interested in the pursuit than in an actual relationship, and you tend to keep things casual when you can because you never know if bigger and better things might be just beyond the horizon. Single life suits you fine, for now, but maybe when you meet that special person, you'll know it immediately.

Moana in her lei crown sailing

(Moana via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)



Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): You Can Stay Focused

Capricorns are typically very work-focused, which doesn't make them all that open for dating. You're aware of your shortcomings and feel like if you were part of a couple, you might not have much to offer the other person because you're already dedicated to other pursuits. You don't want to commit to something just to bore someone. You're also extremely practical, so unless you don't have a lot going on, you probably aren't going to pursue a relationship right now because it doesn't fit into your busy schedule.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): You Can Maintain Your Independence

Of all of the zodiac signs, Aquarius is the one that most hates behind tied down. You're an independent, free spirit who does what you like, when you like, and you don't often change your mind unless something is extremely important to you. Since coupling inevitably means giving up some of those freedoms, it's not something you're all that eager to jump into. You might someday find someone who's just as freethinking as you, but until then, a relationship will probably just cramp your style.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): You Don't Have to Impress Anyone

As creative as Pisces typically are, they're also known to be the slackers of the zodiac. You're an ideas person who's more likely to dream up something incredible than to get hands-on with it and make it a reality, and the same is true of your relationships. While you do have the capacity to be pretty lovey-dovey, you also don't want to go above and beyond to make things work. Staying single means you can be true to yourself and that you don't have to change anything to impress anyone.


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