As the first sign of the Zodiac, and one of the most independent, Aries is not known for compromise and can even be a bit dramatic. They think on their feet and can be a bit aggressive and even selfish, but this desire for attention isn't always negative. Aries just want to give themselves wholly to a relationship, but beware of smothering your partner.
A Taurus is wonderfully devoted and reliable, however, he or she has to be careful of their raging jealousy. An old-fashioned guy or gal, Taurus is a hopeless romantic, holding out for the best of the best. Loyal and persistent, Taurus does have some abandonment issues they may need to work through, fearing their partner may leave at a moment's notice.
Chatty Gemini is known to be a bit of a flirt, not to mention possessing many sides to his or her personality. This can be difficult for partners when it comes to love, as Geminis live for the chase. Finding someone who is just as playful, adventurous and communicative as Gemini will be the challenge that just might make a loyal lover out of the twin sign.
The ultimate homebody, Cancer is known to only trust his or her inner circle, often finding love within that group (or by referral of a trusted friend). Moody and intuitive, Cancers need a partner who is stable and successful, confident and nurturing. A sensitive heart, Cancer may have a hard time opening up, but once they do, it's for the real deal. Not one for a casual fling, Cancers are not fooled by the flirts of the world, but rather want something tangible and real, rarely shying from the prospect of family and children.
Spoiled in love, Leo wants to be swept of his or her feet in a grand romantic gesture. However, the confident, self-assured (slightly vain) lion truly values loyalty above all else. Leos often fall into bad dating traps because they crave someone who makes them feel like royalty, but a true mate for a Leo must be more than worshipful. Leos may have a hard time learning thatglamour should take a backseat to a respectful and supportive partner who demands equality.
Often shy and very picky, Virgos may have a hard time nailing down a date in the first place, but once they do, they're often incredible mates. As perfectionists, Virgos do not settle, which could weed out the weak, but could also scare away some great options. Very self-critical, Virgos possess a unique innocence and childlike nature, making them almost old fashioned when it comes to romance. Their partners need to be loyal, smart and willing to woo. Virgos beware: Fall in love with a person, not with their potential.
The ever-balancing Libra is at his or her peak when they've found a companion to share life with. With a soft, gooey center, gentle Libras need to beware of dominant partners who may try to control and squash the scale sign. While making a commitment may take years of internal debate, Libras need to take a risk once in a while. Avoid dependent tendencies and be sure to love yourself before taking on a partner and, eventually, you'll find someone who is the perfect harmonious balance to your internal scales.
Scorpios are often suspicious and have trouble being intimate with prospective partners. Known to be intense, Scorpios can be jealous and obsessive, often losing themselves in a relationship. Scorpios are also known to catalogue away information about their partner for use in a future case for or against them. Scorpios keep their own private thoughts under intense lock and key, but once they've caught a good one, Scorpios welcome their lover into a new world, solving deep issues through conversation.
Sagittarius men and women are known to be heartbreakers, cutting free lovers who can't keep up with their contradictions and constant travel. Free spirits who just want the perfect partner to go on an adventure with, Sags are often single for long periods of time, particularly their early 20s. They like to stay friends with flings and mates long after their passionate love is over. Always the optimist, Sags should be careful not to allow their generous heart to be taken advantage of, particularly in terms of loaning financial assistance or resources to a lover. Sags, be wary of your lust; don't let physical attraction outweigh your unmet needs in a relationship.
The goal-oriented Capricorn is very aware of his or her status in society, valuing education, money and physical attraction. But ultimately, Capricorn is a sign that upholds and longs for family, but often self-sabotages through an intense and determined professional life. Try to find balance, Capricorn, to make sure your relationships don't suffer because a Cap without a stable family may spiral into miserable self-doubt.
An Aquarius is all about maintaining independence, drawing him or her to long-distance relationships and mental compatibility, rather than purely physical matches. Aquarians love to shock people, so be wary of finding romance in all the wrong places in order to prove a point. While Aquarius may seem a bit distant and cold, they should try joining social circles that reflect their beliefs, friendships and humanitarian desires. Don't fear putting down roots, Aquarius: You may find an unexpected freedom in long-term relationships.
Pisces is a romantic sign that wants to be swept off his or her feet in a fantastical way. Often afraid of commitment, Pisces may be drawn to people who have a dark or sad side they want to support and foster with their nurturing and sensitive personality. Vulnerable to the point of being victimized, Pisces need to assert themselves rather than being passive-aggressive. Skip the drama and be sure to pick a partner who is as creative and lovely as you for a healthy love life.