Your Ultimate Relationship Deal-Breaker, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
No relationship is ever going to be perfect.
A good romance always requires a little give and take, but everyone has certain things they're just unwilling to compromise on.
Wondering what the stars might have to say about your ultimate relationship deal-breaker? Keep scrolling to find out.
Aries (March 20 – April 19): A Lack of Initiative
When it comes to relationships, you're not afraid of taking the direct approach, Aries. Your confidence and determination make it very easy for you to show someone how much you care about them, but that also means you need a partner who matches the effort you put into a relationship. Someone who lacks the motivation or ability to show just how much they care for you would never last very long. You'll take the first step, but you still like the chase, making a lack of initiative your ultimate deal-breaker.
(One Tree Hill via The CW)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Impatience
You're steady and stable, Taurus—both qualities that make you a particularly wonderful romantic partner. However, you take a lot of time to get to a place where you can fully commit to someone. You need to know that you can fully trust them before you expose your soft and gooey center, and you'll be quick to say goodbye to any partner who can't give you the time you need to figure out your feelings. Impatience of any kind is not going to fly in your relationships, Taurus, as you demand compassion and steadiness in all your romances.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Insecurity
Oh, Gemini—you're not known for stability in any area of your life, least of all your romantic relationships. You fall in and out of love dependent on your mood, which means that you require a romantic partner who doesn't need constant reminders about how much you care about them. Insecurity requires a lot of affirmation, which you'll interpret as an attempt to tie you down. You need to embrace your curious and social nature, so you need a partner who is confident enough in themselves to give you the space you need to explore.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Commitment Issues
Sweet Cancer—with your soft and sensitive soul you're always willing to jump right into a relationship. In fact, you often reveal your feelings without even thinking about the fact that you might get hurt in the process. Therefore, anyone who's wary of getting into a relationship or unable to devote themselves fully to you just isn't going to work. You need a safe space you can fall into, not a romance that always seems to be on the rocks, making commitment issues your ultimate deal-breaker.
(Gilmore Girls via The CW)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Controlling Behavior
Oh, Leo—you love the spotlight and take pride in being the center of attention, but all that changes when you're in a relationship. When you're truly in love, you're a caring and giving S.O., easily making your partner the center of your universe and doing everything in your power to keep them happy and fulfilled. However, you're still a lioness and you won't take kindly to anyone telling you what to do. You give off your own accord while continuing to hold the major power in the relationship. Anyone who tries to control you won't last long, and will likely end up trampled by your strong will and powerful personality.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Volatility
You have quite the methodical and realistic approach to life, Virgo. You love organization and attention to detail, and you're not at all afraid of infusing your partner's life with your own sense of practicality. You can make up for a partner who's disorganized, but the one thing you can't stand is volatility. A partner who changes their emotions or actions rapidly and unpredictably will never work for you. In order for you to open up, you need to know that you can count on your partner, and anything less than total reliability will have you heading for the door.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Drama
Peace and cooperation are at the very top of your priority list, Libra. You will do anything to avoid a conflict, so it only makes sense that a dramatic partner would be a major deal-breaker. If you find that your partner tends to draw quarrels and disputes to them, you'll be more than happy to say goodbye. Not only will this partner make you uncomfortable, they won't speak to your need for balance and fairness, so it's probably best that you remove yourself from that relationship.
(Gossip Girl via The CW)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Lying
You're a very difficult sign to understand, Scorpio. You're often misunderstood, but you'll love fiercely when you find someone you care about. However, your naturally distrusting and jealous nature means that you have a very low threshold for dishonesty. You demand complete openness from your partners, and if you don't get it you'll likely lash out, leading to the end of your relationship. Lying will never be tolerated in any of your romances, as it only makes your already suspicious nature nearly unbearable to manage.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Jealousy
You're a free-spirited, extroverted traveler, Sagittarius. You're on a mission to experience everything the world has to offer, and your open mind and heart mean that you march to the beat of your own drum. You're very loyal and incapable of telling a lie, so there's no part of you that will put up with jealousy in a relationship. You know full well that you would never be unfaithful to a romantic partner, so you see feelings of jealousy as clinginess, which you simply can't tolerate in people. You have too much life to experience to spend your time monitoring your interactions in order to placate a suspicious S.O., so any kind of jealousy often means the end of your relationship.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Unconventional Ideas
You're quite serious and responsible, Capricorn. You're organized and you know exactly what you want from a romantic partner. You're also very traditional and nearly incapable of accepting any values that don't fit into your established boxes. You need an equally as conventional partner, and any free-spirited notions or uncommon ideas just aren't going to work for you. You're so strict in your values, however, that the slightest divergence from the norm is enough to set you off. Be sure to find a partner who aligns with you almost completely because any unconventional ideas are going to lead to a rocky end to your relationship.
(Friday Night Lights via NBC)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): A Traditional Mindset
Unlike Capricorn who thrives in a traditionalist role, you're the exact opposite, Aquarius. Although you want to settle down and have a family eventually, you're in no rush to pursue a conventional lifestyle. You're eccentric and open-minded, and you have no desire to be tied down, making a traditional mindset your ultimate deal-breaker. Anyone who wants to settle into an ordinary and practiced way of doing things will only create a lot of frustration within you, though it may take some time to build. You need to embrace your quirky energy, meaning you will stay far away from anyone who craves a normalized routine.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 19): Realism
You're quite the little dreamer, Pisces. Gentle and intuitive, you're the ultimate muse to your partners, filling them with a sense of love and adequacy. But you're not very stable. Though you're incredibly loyal, you're always dreaming of the next best love, making it difficult for your partners to rely on you. It would seem that realism might ground you a little bit, but it actually makes you feel unheard and pressured to change, both of which will drive you far away from that relationship. You need to be free to explore your dreams, even if they lead you away from your partner. You understand that realism isn't the answer to your fickle emotions, making it your ultimate deal-breaker.
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