Finding the right partner sometimes feels even more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. We can’t just take a magical quiz that immediately pairs us with our soulmate and it’s happily ever after from there on out, though that would be amazing. What we can do, however, is tell you what you require in a relationship so you’re more aware of the types of people who’d make a perfect S.O. Scroll below to discover what you need most in a relationship, according to your zodiac sign. Related: These MEAN GIRLS Quotes Make Fetch Captions
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Competition
There’s nothing you thrive off of more than a little bit of friendly competition, Aries. You continually strive to be the very best, so you need a partner who will keep you on your toes and push you to do just that. You don’t need too much competition, because that’ll only bring out your incredibly short temper, but a healthy amount will keep your relationship fresh and exciting. No boring partners allowed.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Understanding
Stubborn yet sensitive, you need a partner who’s understanding of your feelings and the way you operate. They need to treat you with gentleness and respect, especially when you’re feeling insecure about your relationship. If they don’t, you’ll only hold a grudge against them that’ll probably never go away.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Communication
You’re a very social sign who loves to talk, talk, talk and talk. Seriously, you could chat just about anyone’s ear off about anything that comes to mind. This isn’t shocking, especially considering you rule the 3rd House of Communication. Obviously, if you have a partner who isn’t going to communicate everything to you in an open and honest way, it isn’t going to work out. You need someone you can talk to about everything going on in your life.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Loyalty
You parade around as this tough-as-nails being who doesn’t let anything get to them, but you’re really a soft, sensitive little nugget on the inside. For this reason, you’re an incredibly loyal individual. You vow to protect your loved ones, because you know better than anyone how awful it is to have your feelings hurt. Clearly, you need a partner who is just as dependable as you. They’ll be there to remind you how amazing you are when the going gets tough.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Attention
You live in the spotlight, Leo. Admiration from your peers and loved ones is really all you care about in life, which is why you need an S.O. who’s willing to shower you with endless amounts of attention. You need to feel appreciated for being the spectacular human you are whenever possible. If your partner isn’t going to do that, then you can show them the door.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Kindness
While you’re known for being a perfectionist who won’t accept anything less, you’re a very caring soul underneath your more analytical exterior. Your kindness knows no bounds, which is why you need someone just as sweet and charitable as you are. Not only do they need to cherish you, but they also must be gracious and kindhearted to everyone they meet. One thing you absolutely will not tolerate is rudeness of any kind.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Diplomacy
Fair and balanced, you’re able to squash an argument like no other, Libra. You wouldn’t tell anyone, but you actually kind of enjoy getting into quarrels with others, only to be the one to end it with both sides coming out even. Because of this, you need a partner who is diplomatic when it comes to fighting. Couples fight, you know that better than anyone. But what you don’t care for is when someone doesn’t want to spat or plays dirty. They need to lay it all out there, just like you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Trust
You’re pretty closed off to the outside world, Scorpio. You prefer to keep your secrets, well, secret. Though you’re a mystery to most, you’re willing to open up when you find the right person. This is why trust is the most important part of a relationship for you. If you don’t feel as though you can rely on your partner to keep your secrets or be there for you without fail, let them go.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Adventure
Free-spirited and curious, you’re known for being the traveler of the zodiac. You know the world has so much to offer, so you try your best to experience it all as often as you can. You need a partner who’s willing to jetset with you around the globe to find the meaning of life. Boring nights at home won’t cut it for you, so if your partner is way more into that, kiss ’em goodbye.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Dedication
You’re the most hardworking human anyone will ever encounter, Capricorn. You’re not afraid to burn the midnight oil or use a little elbow grease to achieve your goals. The same goes for your relationships. You work hard to make sure they run like a well-oiled machine. You know that nothing’s perfect, but you’re pretty dedicated to learning from your mistakes and fixing whatever’s not working. You need someone as dedicated and persistent as you to make up the better half of your power couple.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Independence
While you’re a fun, rebellious person, you crave your alone time more than anything else. You need time to relax and recharge away from everything and everyone in your life every so often. Without a doubt, you need a partner who’s willing to give you your space when you need it and isn’t put off by your independence. They must be understanding of your need to be away from them once in a while. Preferably, they’ll be pretty independent, too.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Affection
You’re a hopeless romantic through and through, so you’re not afraid to show a little PDA whenever you get the chance. You show your partner how much you care about them through plenty of hugs and kisses. Obviously, you need the same thing from your S.O. You won’t mesh well with anyone who doesn’t give you endless amounts of tenderness and endearment. You need to know they love you, otherwise you’ll assume it’s over.