How You Sabotage Your Chances At Love, According To Your Zodiac Sign

­Your dating struggles may not be entirely your fault. As great as you are, you may just be a victim to the stars. The more you learn about your sign, the better equipped you can be to combat the unique challenges people born around you face in the world of finding love. Here is a breakdown of what ruins your love prospects for each sign of the zodiac.

  1. Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) Aries are fast driven people and can be hard to keep up with. Real-life is kind of mundane and you may need to slow down and learn to separate routine day-to-day from your need for constant excitement and adventure or you may run the risk of overwhelming your partner and scaring them away.
  2. Taurus (Apr 20-May 21) Your expectations for others are a little too high and you can instantly go ice cold on a hot and heavy connection over one small issue. You move excruciatingly slow in relationships and refuse to be rushed. You would rather throw an entire relationship prospect away than compromise or budge on timing.
  3. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Geminis are too social for their own good. You smooth talk and flirt too much, which won’t work with possessive types. It’s also a complete headache to have a disagreement with your sign because you down want to see the opposing side at all and won’t even stick to your own view- you just want to argue for the sake of arguing and rope others in an endless debate going nowhere. You would benefit from learning when to take things seriously.
  4. Cancer (June 22-Jul 20) You need to work on your communication skills. Stop assuming every constructive discussion is criticism and shutting down. You’re overly suspicious and tend to fear the worst when nothing is going on. Get out of your own head and try to do a little more because you’re also prone to laziness.
  5. Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22). Leos are the most extreme example of extroverts in the zodiac which can be highly attractive but also a turn-off. You tend to be loud, social, and always crave the spotlight. If you can’t slow down and pull away from the crowd for your special someone it may rub your partner the wrong way especially if they prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle for more intimate interactions.
  6. Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22) You’ll sabotage a perfectly promising opportunity and ruin a good thing from being your own worst critic. You’re a perfectionist to a fault and stress yourself too much to make a necessary move. You’re the type who won’t share your feelings or advance a relationship simply because you aren’t 100% sure of the outcome and don’t want to risk rejection. Give up a little control and take a chance. You also impose your impossibly high standards on others and criticize people too much.
  7. Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22) Libras can be a little delusional about how productive they really are. You tend to have a million excuses for why you haven’t gotten further in life but continue to make adamant declarations about what you’re definitely going to accomplish the day after never. You’re really defensive and difficult to discuss an opposing view or issue with because of your unrealistic avoidance of conflict. It’s almost impossible to resolve an issue with you because you won’t address it head-on.
  8. Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) Scorpios are way too secretive. It’s hard to be in a relationship with someone who always holds part of themselves back. Being this way is also a double standard for you because you expect and demand your partner to tell you everything. You have major trust issues and get jealous too easily.
  9. Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21) Sagittarians are usually fun and easy-going people, but hard to form a deep connection with. You have a habit of going off on your own. This tendency can push your love interest away if they need an attentive, emotionally in tune partner.
  10. Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20) This sign is the biggest hustler of the zodiac. You are really driven, hard-working, and likely have multiple projects going on. You may be too ruthless about your focus to give a relationship the attention it needs.
  11. Aquarius (Jan 21- Feb 18) You’re not going to mesh well with a sign who requires an emotional connection. You are too detached and unstable for someone who relies on their partner’s energy for balance. You need to break down your walls a bit and be willing to let people in without having to fight.
  12. Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) Pisces are dreamers and tend to idolize their partners in relationships. You can struggle to deal with realizing your partner is flawed and doesn’t match the fantasy of the perfect fairytale relationship you created in your head at first. You also daydream and go off into your own world a lot and may unintentionally distance yourself from your partner and confuse them.
I’m Cara, not to be confused with Carrie, although you could say I’m a Millennial Bradshaw of sorts. Pop culture connoisseur. Lover of all things creative and passionate about health and personal well-being. Follow me on IG @cara_vale_writer