How You're Turning Your Crush Off, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

At this point in life, we should all be pretty aware that we're far from perfect.

We all have our strengths, but we're definitely riddled with quite a few weaknesses, many of which have a pretty pronounced effect on the way others view us. And sadly, all those weaknesses seem to be most obvious when dealing with crushes.

If you're wondering why things never seem to work out for you in the romance department, keep scrolling to see how you're turning your crush off, based on your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): You Come on Too Strong 

When it comes to dating, there's no one who's as direct as you, Aries. You know exactly what you want, so you're not afraid of taking the initiative in relationships and making your intentions abundantly clear to your crush. Unfortunately, it's exactly this direct approach that causes your crush to shy away from you. You can come on a bit too strong, often making demands of the people you like and wanting an answer about the future of the relationship right away. However, people need time to ease into the process of dating and figure out what they want. Your straightforward manner totally fits your personality, Aries, but it's also scaring your crushes away.

Grown-ish: Zoey texting while in a towel

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You're Overly Critical 

Oh, Taurus. Although you're loving and caring to the point of neediness when you're comfortable in a relationship, you tend to be pretty critical of your crushes. It takes you a while to genuinely trust people, and you want to be sure that the person you're crushin' on is worthy of your feelings, which means that you watch their every action much too closely and aren't afraid of pointing out their more negative attributes. While it's good to know what you want, Taurus, no one likes to be told everything you dislike about them. Although it develops from your disciplined view of the world, your constant criticism is definitely causing your crush to shy away from the idea of actually dating you.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You're Too Much of a Flirt

Although you're known for your moody nature, Gemini, you're actually an incredibly social and communicative sign. You love to chat with people and you don't shy away from flirting with anyone, even the people you're not remotely interested in. Unfortunately, your flirty nature is pushing your actual crush away. They're in a constant struggle to compete for your attention and they're never sure if their feelings are returned or not, which just results in a cycle of frustration and worry that causes them to pull away from you. It's okay to be a flirt, Gemini, but try to make a little extra effort for the person you're actually interested in—they're sure to appreciate it.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You Have No Initiative

Ah, our sentimental little Cancer. Emotions are the most important thing to you in a relationship. You're willing to be completely open with your feelings, but you have absolutely no initiative when it comes to actually pursuing your crushes. You're not very good at showing you're interested in someone and building the relationship, which means that your crush always has to come to you. They text first, they ask you on dates first, they make the first move to flirt with you—eventually it gets old to always be the one initiating things. It's hard for you to step up and take action, Cancer, but you might need to learn how to make the first move before you push all your crushes away.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): You're Overbearing 

You're used to being the center of attention, Leo. While you're more than willing to shift your focus and loyalty from yourself to someone you care about when you're in a relationship, you still believe in following your own opinions above those of your crush. Unfortunately, your independent nature can cause you to impose your will a little too strongly, often forcing the people around you to follow along with what you want, whether they think it's best or not. Your overbearing nature is definitely a turnoff for your crush. They want to feel like they're being heard and respected, and not that their opinions are being steamrolled by your desires. You're not always right, Leo—make sure you listen to other people before you make all the decisions and push your crush away in the process.

Cheryl kissing Archie on Riverdale

(Riverdale via The CW)


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): You're Very Habitual 

You're fairly insecure when it comes to romantic relationships, Virgo. You have difficulty believing that someone could actually care about you, so you mediate your worries by creating a checklist of behaviors that all your crushes should follow. This makes you quite the creature of habit in your dating life. You want the typical dating experience—dinner and a movie, a romantic moonlit picnic—and you don't appreciate spontaneity or unconventional ideas from any of your crushes. While traditional dates can be fun for a little while, eventually your crushes get bored with the lack of excitement in your relationship. People can still have feelings for you without following your equation for romance, Virgo—loosen up and bit and let yourself have a little fun.

Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): You Fast-Track Your Relationships

As much as you pretend you're carefree and easygoing, Libra, you're actually quite traditional when it comes to romantic relationships. Dating for fun isn't really in your wheelhouse, which means that you tend to fast-track your crushes, often thinking months and years down the line before you've even established a mutual interest in each other. You can see how that would be scary and intimidating for a potential romantic partner, so your crushes are often turned off by your overly serious and sometimes needy approach to the relationship. It's okay to look for something serious, Libra, but expecting all your crushes to be your soulmate is only serving to push them away.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You're Very Jealous 

You feel emotions very deeply, Scorpio, but you don't always know how to express all your feelings. You have a very distrusting nature, which can lead to a lot of jealousy, even when you have no right to be envious. There's been more than one occasion where you've cut off contact with a crush over something as simple as a friendly conversation without taking time to understand their side of things. Your constant jealousy is a major turnoff for your crushes, Scorpio, as they can only imagine how suspicious you would be if you actually entered a relationship. You can't necessarily avoid your suspicious nature, Scorpio, but you can make an effort to hear people out before you jump to conclusions.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): You're Needy

Ah, Sagittarius—one of the most independent and free-spirited signs in all the zodiac. While you love embracing your own path and creating your own fun and excitement, you also have a deep desire for human connection, which can make you a bit needy when it comes to romance. You search for ultimate happiness in other people, which means you can be pretty demanding of their time and attention. Not only is neediness not a good look for you, it's also turning off your potential love interests from actually pursuing a relationship with you. You can only find happiness in yourself, Sagittarius—expecting anything else is only going to result in a lot of frustration for everyone involved.

Rebecca and Josh as teenagers

(Crazy Ex-Girlfriend via The CW)


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): You're Generally Pessimistic

It's no surprise that you're known for your rigid and traditional approach to the world, Capricorn. You're pretty unforgiving and you dislike almost everything to some degree. While you definitely soften when you have real feelings for someone, you'll never be rid of your general pessimism about the state of the world, which can be quite a turnoff to many of your crushes. Try to look on the positive side of things sometimes, Capricorn—no one wants to date someone who's always pointing out the worst side of every situation.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): You're Too Unpredictable

You're known for your out-of-the-box approach to life, Aquarius. While your eccentricity is a major draw for potential love interests, you have a tendency to get caught in your own thoughts, often becoming overly concerned with your independence in a potential new relationship. Your desire to maintain your individuality makes you highly unpredictable, which can definitely be a turnoff for your crush. It's not that your quirkiness is frustrating, it's that your behavior sometimes borders on uncontrollable, making it difficult for your crush to feel safe and stable in your relationship. It's okay to be different, Aquarius, but don't be so afraid of losing yourself that you end up pushing everyone else away.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): You Run From Reality

Oh, gentle Pisces—you're one of the sweetest and most compassionate signs in all the zodiac. It's easy for people to fall for your trusting nature, but your constant desire to escape reality eventually pushes your crushes away. You prefer to talk about dreams and fantasies, rather than focus on what's happening right in front of you. You can live with your head in the clouds for a little while, Pisces, but eventually people are going to want to return to Earth, and your refusal to engage with the real world can lead to a lot of frustration and annoyance.


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