You may think it's by chance but the person you end up with has a lot to do with what you look for in a relationship.
What makes a relationship stand the test of time is having a partner whose personality fits perfectly with yours, who looks for the same things in a relationship as you do, and who is able to build a strong connection with you. While this doesn't always happen, being open to the differences and being able to communicate effectively can go a long way. We go through so much of our lives looking for that special someone, without even being aware of it. And when you finally do find them, you just know it. Here's what you look for in a relationship based on your zodiac sign.
Nobody can dampen a true Arien's free spirit. You live each day with the utmost zeal, looking for adventure at every turn. And sharing those adventures with someone would mean they have the same zest for life as you do. Someone who can live in the moment and be spontaneous in this incredible journey of life is what you hope for in that special someone. In your relationship, you and your partner might always keep your future together as the bigger picture, but you both don't want to plan out every little detail. As a couple, you take each day as it comes, because that's what makes it exciting for the two of you.
If Taurus is your zodiac sign, it could show that there is not a shred of deceit in your actions. You bring great affection and warmth to any relationship that you are in. And you hope that your partner will reciprocate the same way as you do. A relationship only works for you when you see that your partner is willing to meet you halfway, investing the same time and effort as you do, being their most honest and loyal self just as you do, and being as open and communicative in the relationship as you are. The moment you see that they're being distant, closed off, or not responding in a positive way, you tend to shut yourself up.
Although Geminis can find matches in anyone, you might take your time before you finally choose the one person who makes you feel like this is it. This is mostly because you often overthink certain situations and conversations more than you have to, but there have been several times where your tendency to dissect every situation has helped you figure out who's being true to you and who isn't. Once you find the right person who understands you, who values togetherness the same way you do, and who is completely different from all those who have misused your trust in the past, you no longer find yourself overthinking.
What makes a Cancerian stand out from the rest is their ability to make someone feel so loved and cherished. There's nothing you would not do for your loved ones, and you wholeheartedly put your trust in your partners. However, this also means that you tend to get hurt more often than others. What you look for in a partner is someone who can be patient with you, someone who would not be overwhelmed when you get emotional. The ideal partner for you would also be someone who loves showing just as much affection as you and one who would never let those doubts about your relationship crop up in your mind.
The last thing a Leo would trade for a relationship is their sense of independence. If you're a Leo, it's likely that you're confident in your abilities and you look for a relationship where your headstrong personality fits well with someone who won't undermine the person that you are. You would never stand to allow someone to dominate over you; instead, you want an equal relationship where one person's needs are as important as the others. The one thing you rarely ask for is attention, even though there are times when you crave for it. But the right partner who truly understands you would know when you have those moments and would make you feel appreciated.
A Virgo who's been hurt in the past is a Virgo in the present who's anxious about falling in love again. But a Virgo who has finally found someone who has earned their trust becomes a Virgo who brings utmost loyalty and thoughtful to the relationship in the future. Some people might say that you're extremely nit-picky about your partners, but the truth is that you're someone who can quickly go beyond the surface and see someone for who they truly are. This may take you longer than your peers to find "the one," but you hope your soulmate can see you at the depth of your being and cherish all the rare qualities that make you—YOU.
Someone who won't just show you affection and share a relationship with you, but someone who can be your best friend is what you look for in a partner. When you have found someone you want to spend all your time with, you might go out of your way to show them passion and romance. While some partners may be overwhelmed, the right one will be able to see how you go out of your way just to make them feel loved. You do hope that your partner will put in the same amount of effort into your relationship. Above all, you seek companionship with someone who will be there through the good and the bad.
For a Scorpio to trust someone, it takes a fair bit of time and understanding because they can be very selective. Only a few people get to see the real passionate side inside you because you don't just show it to anyone. But what comes as a pleasant surprise to your partners is how intimate and caring you can be when you start opening up. You also prefer to have a balance between your 'me-time' and 'we-time' in the relationship. And you appreciate it when your partner is able to give you space but also can figure out when you want them to stay right beside you.
Full of life and zeal, people who fall in this zodiac category are full of energy that it's almost contagious. And you look for a partner who can keep up with you. Someone who laughs away with you and can be your partner in crime is your ideal partner. However, you know that it's not always fun and games; you can be serious when the situation calls for it. When the relationship hits a roadblock, you are likely to see the silver lining because it is typical of Sagittarians to be optimistic. This way, you find ways for you and your partner to overcome the obstacles that might come your way.
You like things done a certain way and rarely like steering away from them, even in relationships. You like to be in a relationship where there is familiarity, and you like spending time with a partner who gives you a sense of comfort and emotional security. Because you don't just give your heart to anyone, you reserve all your secrets for that special someone and you consider your relationship a safe haven where your innermost thoughts will always be protected. Although you may seem different and more disciplined than others, your partner is able to bring the fun-loving side out of you and charge your relationship with excitement.
Having and maintaining a strong connection with your partner is of utmost importance for you in the relationship. It is possible that you want a friend first and a lover second, because you want to be with someone who can hold up their end of a discussion well. Although you are extremely devoted to your relationship, you also need some time every now and then to stay in touch with yourself. And your partner knows that when you're mind is wandering, you are just tuning into your thoughts. However, they know that when they need you to listen, you give them your full attention.
To give and receive intimacy is what pushes you on and what keeps you believing that your relationship is worth fighting for. You can be extremely romantic and ready to do anything to make your partner feel special. But there may have been times where this trait of yours has been taken advantage of and people have left you feeling hurt. Now, you might still be emotional as you always have and you are sensitive to the needs of your partner; however, the right partner for you will understand how much you value trust, honesty, open communication, and loyalty. Except for these things, you are willing to make compromises for your partner because of how much you love them.
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