I have figured out the reason why I'm still single. It's not because I'm flirtatious, or because I have ridiculously high expectations ... well, it is because all of that, but that's not my fault. It's because I'm a Libra.
I've never been into all that zodiac sign stuff. Sure those quirky newspaper daily horoscopes are fun to read, and I always open my fortune cookie ("The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter." Ugh. Screw you, fortune cookie), but I never actually take them seriously.
Until I read this excerpt on how Libras love:
The Libra woman has a vivid imagination that often invents an ideal man who is perfect in every way. And she is often disappointed when real life fails to meet her romantic expectations.
Many Libra women are often flirtatious with other men, which causes some jealousy with their mate. Her mate must realize this is just her nature.
The Libra woman needs to learn to accept the total man even with his faults. And not to keep searching for the perfectly flawless man. Until she understands this key point in finding happiness the Libra woman will continue to experience disappointment in love relationships.
SEE! That's why I'm single! Damn you, stars!
Okay, so I know that, obviously, I can change all of these things about myself, but hey, it's always easier to blame someone else, right? Even if that someone comes in the form of a weird scale (which, by the way, is the lamest symbol ever).
But I can't be the only one who has relationship issues because they're destined to be that way, right? Let's see how your love life matches up with your sign:
Aries (March 21-April 19): The Aries woman is the ultimate in feminine charm and quite sociable. She is also very fond of her appearance and will go to extremes to keep her natural good looks. Men who ignore her demands are in for a very rude awakening. Her highly imaginative mind makes her very jealous and competitive with any other woman in his life. She demands her lover's full attention at all times. What the man in her life needs to learn is that the independent Aries woman wants a strong self-confident man who stands his ground.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): The Taurus woman seems on the surface a very quiet, dependable lover but beneath the surface, Taurus women can be jealous and very domineering. If her demands are not met, she becomes very stubborn. That is exactly why the woman born under the sign of Taurus needs a sensitive, understanding man who eagerly fulfills her every desire, but once proved worthy, she is devoted to him.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Gemini women are known for their quick minds and are always full of great ideas. Gemini women function best in relationships where their mates appreciate their refined manner and intelligence. They are social butterflies and usually have many friends outside their love relationship, maintaining their connections with both male and female acquaintances to the opposition of their sometimes frustrated lover. But careful guys, the feisty Gemini woman is very independent and doesn't like controlling men who choose her friends. Though flirtatious, most Gemini women are very protective of their love life and would never step over that boundary without strong reasons.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): It is common for women born under the sign of Cancer to marry early in life. The Cancer woman is often the type of woman men who are inclined to marry seek out. She is mother, wife, and lover. A woman who has plenty of strength and character. She's very family-oriented and devoted to her husband and isn't the type to stray away if she's satisfied at home.
Leo (July 23-August 22): Hurt a Leo woman's pride and she roars like a lioness (rawr). Most Leo women are not the type to stay angry very long though and they are inclined to treat a bad situation with a wickedly delightful sense of humor. Many men are attracted to Leo women because they're often some of the most beautiful women in the zodiac. Men also find Leo women very passionate, loving, and loyal lovers. The Leo woman's attitude toward life is a celebration of opulence and generosity, which attracts many lovers throughout her life. On the negative side, some women born under this sign are quite pushy, arrogant, demanding, and jealous lovers.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): A typical Virgo woman seems reserved and almost unemotional. This often hides a sensuous spirit who shields herself from the wrong men by appearing cold and aloof. Virgo like many earth signs is often very wary and discriminating when becoming involved in a relationship. Virgo is likely to seek out a visible commitment early on in the union in the form of a ring on her finger.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Scorpio women are very attractive and exhibit very personable characteristics. In fact, they're very likable and great charmers. Thus hiding her true secretive and mysterious nature. Never make a Scorpio woman angry. Like the Scorpion, the woman born under the sign of Scorpio instinctively lashes out at those they feel betrayed them with bitterness and cruelty. A smart man knows to always stay on the good side of any Scorpio woman he loves or wishes to have a long term relationship with that is tolerable. Scorpio woman's fiery passionate nature requires a man who inspires her and stimulates her desires or the Scorpio woman quickly loses interest and moves on to another love.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Sagittarians like to balance loyalty with independence. They have the need to feel free and are sometimes faced with the choice of allowing their careers to take over their lives at the expense of family and love. If marriages are successful, these individuals make faithful spouses and compassionate parents and they easily forgive others' offences. While Sagittarians are sincere and honest individuals, others will also typically find them reliable. They seldom betray a trust. Their nature is playful and flirtatious, but in the bedroom, they are conventional and in control of their sexual nature. Sagittarius women may find it difficult to express love at times and they may be thought of as aloof. One thing to watch out for is the tendency of those born under this sign to be impulsively angry. Sagittarians can be outspoken and easily hurt their mates.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Caps tend to be somewhat distrusting of love and the other person's motives in general. People of this sign exercise extreme caution before revealing their true emotions, and this understandably gets in the way of starting romantic relationships. They would rather keep their feelings to themselves if it means risking rejection.That said, when a Cap makes the commitment to be in a relationship, it's an all or nothing venture. These people love deeply and will work hard to keep romance alive and well. In fact, although their outward stoic natures may make it seem otherwise, Capricorns are very passionate lovers!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Aquarians are one of the most creative signs in the zodiac. They don't like feeling boxed in by anything in everyday matters. The same goes for an Aquarius in love. They're prone to surprising their partners. One day, your Aquarian partner will suggest a walk in the park. The next day, he may suggest a trip to Brazil. Their innovative ideas are part of how they express their feelings. Never expect monotony from an Aquarius in love. One of the ways that an Aquarius shows love is through creative ideas. An Aquarius in love will keep you on your toes. Though they aren't prone to grand shows of romance, they will find creative ways to express their emotions in a way that they feel comfortable.
Pisces (February 19-March 20): In personal relationships, those born under the sign of Pisces often give more than they ask. They tend to be extremely loyal and love to be at home, making for faithful partners. Pisces people are also gentle and easy-going while also being sensitive, but not necessarily pushovers. In general, they can be friendly and good-natured people who prefer for problems to resolve on their own. While there are many positive aspects to being in a relationship with a Pisces individual, there can be some drawbacks. Sometimes Pisces people exist emotionally rather than rationally; therefore, some go by their instincts instead of using their intellect for guidance. This can sometimes lead to unrealistic expectations of others. While they can be romantic people, they want the kindness to be reciprocated and if it is not, they can quite easily become saddened. Those born under this sun sign do not like to be criticized and often feel misunderstood.
How well does your zodiac love personality reflect your actual love personality?
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