Sometimes you meet a person and assume they're perfect! You put them on a pedestal thinking that they're straight out of your dreams. While this feels amazing, it's good to maintain some perspective.
The more you get to know someone, the more you'll learn about their not-so-nice qualities. You might feel that the downside of dating them isn't that bad, such as if they're clean freaks (Virgo, we mean you), but you could realize that they're actually not suitable for you at all. Perhaps they're not really into committed relationships or they're too melodramatic. That's why it's good to keep a clear head and see someone for who they really are, not for who you hope they'll be.
If you're interested in checking someone out before dating them based on astrology, here's a crash course in the pros and cons of dating them according to their sign. This will help you to gain a bit of a broader view of the person you're thinking of dating and help you see if you'll be a good match or not. Remember, though, that you can never sum someone up by their sign completely. People always leave some room to surprise you!
24 Pro Of Dating Aries: He's Honest
The Aries guy is one of the most honest people you'll meet, so he's likely to refrain from relationship games. What a relief, especially with all the brutal dating trends out there that are focused on deceiving one's partner.
But, of course, the catch is that Aries expects you to give him the same honesty, so it's time to break up with your playing-hard-to-get dating strategy once and for all!
The best thing when dating an Aries, as Elite Daily reports, is to be yourself. "When it comes to an Aries, as cliche as it may sound, the best thing for both of you is just be yourself. Awkward, quirky, doesn't matter. An Aries wants to love you, and only the real you."
23 Con Of Dating Aries: He's Impatient
If you leave Aries hanging when it comes to telling him if you want to date him or not, he's likely to start getting impatient. Since he's ruled by Mars, taking into account that Aries is a Fire sign, you can expect that he's a very active sign. As Zo. Astrology Signs points out, Aries wants to take action as this is in his nature, and he might even rush into situations without thinking about them too much beforehand. His impulsive habits can easily become impatience and moodiness when he has to put his plans on hold or he doesn't get clarity.
22 Pro Of Dating Taurus: He's A Romantic
Taurus is an Earth sign that will make you feel like the most beautiful woman on earth! When he has feelings for you, he'll want to work hard to make the relationship work and he'll make you a priority in his life by showering you with attention.
He's one of the most loyal signs.
The Taurus guy will also be comfortable with showing you just how much you mean to him, so expect lots of romantic texts, big shows of affection, and kisses that make you feel weak in the knees.
21 Con Of Dating Taurus: He Can't Be Rushed When It Comes To Commitment
Although he's clearly smitten when he's in a relationship with you, don't confuse that with commitment. It can actually take the Taurus guy a long time to open up his heart and commit to you. Bear in mind that matters of the heart aren't decisions he makes easily, so he won't rush into telling you he loves you or moving in with you. This is because as an Earth sign, Taurus is very cautious about his environment and letting someone into his life. He doesn't really like change, so he'll take his time, which might be infuriating to have to deal with when you're dating him.
20 Pro Of Dating Gemini: He's Social
Gemini is a sign that's ruled by Mercury, the planet that's associated with communication.
Your Gemini boyfriend will be an excellent communicator and overall sociable being.
This makes him great for important relationship milestones such as when you're introducing him to your family and friends. He loves increasing his social circle, and this is because of how Gemini is represented by the Twins. "People born under this Sun sign often have a feeling that their other half is missing, so they are forever seeking new friends, mentors, colleagues, and people to talk to," Astrology Zo. Signs reports.
19 Con Of Dating Gemini: He Can Be A Flirt
If you're jealous in relationships, beware of the Gemini boyfriend. He can be quite a flirt! As astrologer Kelli Fox reports on The Astrologer, the Gemini's flirting style is likely to be a slick remark or a flirtatious glance. Since he loves to communicate, he also loves being mentally stimulated, so he'll thrive in social situations where he can use his words and have an inspiring chat with someone. The thing to bear in mind is that the flirting can be harmless, so don't confuse it with being friendly. Gemini is really good at engaging with people and he's charming by nature, two behaviors that can easily be misconstrued as flirting.
18 Pro Of Dating Cancer: He'll Keep All Your Secrets
If you're dating a guy whose sign is Cancer, you'll probably know by now that he's mysterious, emotional, and private.
It's good to know that if you have a secret or you want to share something with your Cancerian boyfriend that you don't want anyone else to know about, he'll keep his lips zipped.
He'll also pop the kettle on to make you a cup of tea when you're going through a bad time. He can be trusted and he's fiercely loyal, so you don't have to worry about him gossiping behind your back to his friends.
17 Con Of Dating Cancer: His Mood Is A Rollercoaster
Don't think that just because a Cancerian guy is sensitive and sweet that he's not intense. Cancer is one of the most intense sign. He can be moody and display some erratic behavior when he finds himself in a situation that doesn't make him feel good, as Elite Daily reports. Feeling good is one of the most important things to him. When Cancer becomes moody, you can expect him to unleash a fierce temper. He might, for example, lose his cool during a heated argument or when he feels that someone's dissed him--even if the other person is you.
16 Pro Of Dating Leo: He's Extremely Loving
Leo gets a bad rap sometimes. People assume that since he loves being the center of attention at every social event that he's self-centered. But contrary to popular opinion, Leo is actually a really loving partner. He'll also be quite dramatic when it comes to love.
As Astrostyle reports, Leo wants romance, fireworks, getting spoiled, and spoiling his partner.
He's also a generous sign and will go out of his way to help someone in need or be a shoulder to cry on when you're going through a tough time. Just because he enjoys attention doesn't mean he can't shower it on others, too.
15 Con Of Dating Leo: He Neglects Your Feelings When He's Hurt Or Defensive
The darker side of Leo is that he's got pride. Lots of it. This can make him come across as arrogant or just focus too much on his own feelings instead of your own. If you're having a heated argument with your Leo boyfriend, he might become defensive or feel wounded by your words, which can make him want to win the fight at all costs. This can make you feel like he's not concentrating on your viewpoint at all. The thing is, Leo is ruled by the Sun. He needs flattery and praise, and when he doesn't feel that he's getting it, it can make him a bit self-centered.
14 Pro Of Dating Virgo: He's Reliable And Nurturing
Virgo is one of the signs that's the most organized. Since he's a perfectionist, he puts his whole heart into tasks. If he tells you he'll organize a romantic date for you, be sure that he will go out of his way to make it amazing. As Elite Daily reports, once Virgo is invested in a relationship, he's in it to win it.
He's extremely devoted and can be intense, so unless you're just as committed as he is, don't waste his time.
If you are as committed as he is, then you can expect someone who'll adore you and be there for you every day.
13 Con Of Dating Virgo: He Could Be Compulsive
Striving for perfection all the time can be really draining and it has a dark side: Virgo's intense need to be a perfectionist can result in him being a bit obsessive-compulsive about things like cleaning his house. He has good intentions for being this way, however: he's got high standards and wants to see his dreams and goals carried out effectively. As reported by Zo. Thing, the Virgo man has got quite a case of black-or-white thinking--there's no room in-between. His motto is, "Do things correctly or don't do them at all." No pressure, then.
12 Pro Of Dating Libra: He's Cool And Collected
Libra is the guy who walks into a room looking confident and comfortable in his skin. Dating him means some of that cool and collected energy will rub off on you, which is a good thing.
Libra does not enjoy drama and will avoid it, so you can expect peace and bliss.
However, once you take a closer look, you'll see that there's lots more to the Libra man than first meets the eye! A reason why he's so calm is that he strives for balance in his life. As Paired Life reports, as he's represented by the scales, there's nothing more important to Libra than having equilibrium.
11 Con Of Dating Libra: He Can Be Indecisive
As he strives for balance and peace, the Libra man can find an obstacle in his path: his own indecisiveness. He battles to make decisions--and this can negatively impact you if you're dating him. As Zo. Thing reports, the Libra's indecisiveness can be hurtful to his partner. "Rather than tell their partner earlier on that the relationship has no chance of going anywhere, [Libra avoids] hurting the person's feelings," the site says. The Libra guy might do this by continuing the relationship even though he's not sure he wants to stay in it. Ouch! You'll have to probe for honesty with this guy.
10 Pro Of Dating Scorpio: He's Intense And Passionate
If you love having an intense relationship, date a Scorpio! He's full of energy and emotion and this comes out in the form of how passionate he can be with his partner. He doesn't take relationships lightly because he's looking for The Great Love, not just any old relationship with which he can settle.
He's after the drama and also the bliss of a romance that would make Hollywood movie producers envious.
If you date him, you can definitely expect a wild ride as well as a memorable relationship! However, it's not all smooth sailing, even if there are plenty of high points.
9 Con Of Dating Scorpio: He Can Be Melodramatic
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, which is the planet associated with regeneration and transformation. While Scorpio men can seem confident, they're also mysterious and there's lots going on within them. There are actually four cycles that Scorpio moves through. As reported by Astrostyle, these are the possessive scorpion, the charming yet deadly snake, the eagle, and the Phoenix that rises from the ashes into eternal rebirth. Clearly, there are many facets to Scorpio, which makes them intense. They can also be melodramatic, as can be seen when they go from passionate to possessive and secretive--it can make your head spin!
8 Pro Of Dating Sagittarius: He's Always Keen On A New Adventure
The Sagittarius doesn't like staying in one place for too long, whether mentally or physically. He has an intensely restless energy that makes him strive for new adventures.
Dating him can, therefore, bring you lots of excitement and the expanding of new horizons.
He'll want a partner who can run off into the sunset and jump off mountains with him when he gets bitten by the adventure bug. Why is he like this? It's down to him being a mutable sign, according to My Domaine, which means that he thrives on changing his routine every now and then (FYI other mutable signs are Virgo, Pisces, and Gemini).
7 Con Of Dating Sagittarius: He Can Be Scared Of Commitment
Although he might see your relationship as an exciting adventure, the Sagittarius man battles with commitment. As Astrolutely reports, he's terrified of commitment because he's a free spirit and fears being trapped in a boring marriage. Sagittarius is eternally young, the site goes on to explain, and he's always searching for the next big thing and adventure. He doesn't take easily to things like responsibility. That doesn't mean he'll never commit, though. When the Sag guy decides to settle down, he's a generous and loving soul who'll give you his whole heart--and that's something worth working for.
6 Pro Of Dating Capricorn: He Provides Stability
The Capricorn is the epitome of practicality and stability. When he gets into a relationship, he'll be a nurturing partner. As reported by Tarot, the Capricorn is a caring provider and protector of those he loves. Known as the Sea Goat, Capricorn is a determined and steadfast soul.
When he sets his sight on something, such as having a happy relationship, he'll work hard at making it work.
You'll love how he's very stable as a boyfriend. If he says he'll be there, you can rely on him, and isn't that what we all want in a boyfriend?
5 Con Of Dating Capricorn: He Can Work Too Hard For His Own Good
Capricorn is a successful sign and hard work is important to him. While this is good because it shows that he's always striving to better himself and provide a stable life for his family, there's a downside to it. He can be so obsessed with being successful that he can end up neglecting his relationship. You might discover, for instance, that instead of spending quality time together on the weekend, your Capricorn boyfriend has to work--yet again. Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is extremely disciplined, but it can help him to go with the flow and be a bit more spontaneous at times.
4 Pro Of Dating Aquarius: He's A Great Communicator
While Gemini is great at communicating, he's got some competition from the Aquarius guy. You'll never have a dull moment over dinner with him. Aquarius is sociable and fun to be around, and he loves having stimulating conversations.
As an Air sign, Aquarius is all about intellect and he'll love to be playful with words and his humor will leave you in stitches.
Air signs see the world in interesting ways, and they also have a balanced view which enables them to see all sides of an equation, Astrology reports. If you're also a lover of intellectual stimulation, then your relationship with Aquarius will be a match made in heaven, a real meeting of the minds.
3 Con Of Dating Aquarius: He Can Be A Know-It-All
While he's intelligent and a dazzling conversationalist, the Aquarius guy might allow those facts to go to his head. When he shares something he's read or learned with you, you might feel like he becomes a bit of a "mansplainer" or makes you feel that he's a tad inflexible about his views. This can also occur during a fight, for example. Sometimes the Aquarius guy can be stubborn and will do just about anything to prove his point if he thinks he's right, as reported by The Astrologer. This can be super frustrating and become a real challenge in the relationship.
2 Pro Of Dating Pisces: He's Non-Judgmental
Some of the best qualities of the Pisces guy are that he's laid-back and easygoing. He's not a fan of drama and he's unlikely to be a judgmental person. Instead, as a Water sign, he's emotional and nurturing.
He wants to love those that are important to him and he's a sign that's associated with making sacrifices for others.
As Zo. Thing reports, people born under the sign of Pisces are likely to bypass their self-interest for the good of others. Best of all, they won't hold any resentment about it. It's just their nature.
1 Con Of Dating Pisces: He Is Super Sensitive
The Pisces guy gives a lot of himself to others, and this comes at a price. He can be highly sensitive. Of course, this isn't a bad thing. It's good to be with a partner who's open about his feelings and empathetic to yours. The problem is when the Pisces guy feels so much that he can't cope with it. When this happens, Pisces is likely to go AWOL for a while. This is not fun to deal with in a relationship. As Refinery29 reports, Pisces is known to isolate himself to escape confrontational or intense situations. But, the site continues, it's not likely that he'll stay away for long.
References: Elite Daily, Refinery29, Zo.Thing, Astrology Zo. Signs