If your last Tinder match ghosted you, you could analyze the date and attempt to figure out whether you told a bad joke or had bad breath. Or, it's quite possible you two just weren't compatible. Blame it on the stars: Your astrological sign can predict who you should date — and who you shouldn't.
When you go on a date with somebody, you're connecting not just on a physical or mental level but also on an energetic level, Deborah Graham, astrologer, star of TLC's Psychic Matchmaker, and author of Get Your Head Out of Your App: A Psychic's Guide to Attracting and Keeping True Love, tells Bustle. Graham's job is to set people up based on a number of supernatural factors including her psychic intuitions and their astrological signs.
Of course, any sign combination can work. But some work better than others, says Graham. And whether you're dating your astrological match or not, astrology can tell you what your strengths and weaknesses are as a couple, which can help you prepare for any conflict that might arise.
If you want to maximize your chances of meeting someone compatible, here are the signs and corresponding qualities that each sign should look out for.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Pisces & Sagittarius
Aries have very strong personalities, and mixing two strong personalities can lead to conflict in relationships. But they want someone who matches their intensity. So, their best partners are equally passionate but gentler in their approach.
Taurus (April 20 – May 21): Scorpio & Libra
Despite their confident exterior, Tauruses can be insecure and yearn for reassurance and stability in their relationships. So, they need someone who expresses their feelings and is in it for the long haul.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Scorpio & Leo
Geminis can be challenging partners, since they're often moody, change their minds, and don't always display their affections. But being in a relationship with a Gemini is also rewarding, because they love very deeply and have rich mental and emotional lives. They need someone devoted enough to do the work to bring their walls down because they see the beauty behind them.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Libra & Sagittarius
Cancers sometimes have trouble getting out of their comfort zones and routines, so their ideal partner helps them feel safe coming out of their shells.
Leo (July 22 – August 22): Aquarius & Gemini
Leos are super confident and don't hold back when it comes to love. Their dates need to show just as much affection, as well as put them in their place when they get cocky.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Gemini & Capricorn
Virgos are hyper-logical and critical, so they don't always communicate their feelings or show affection for their partners. The best partners for Virgos will "teach how to give and accept a higher level of nurturing," says Graham.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Aries & Taurus
Your typical libra is a people-person. They love with an open heart and go out of their way to please others. They're also big dreamers with a ton of ideas, so their partners should help them achieve balance and be decisive.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Gemini & Taurus
Scorpios are super passionate and can let their emotions get the best of them. They need someone who can "offer competition but will also work hard to win their heart and trust," says Graham.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Aries & Cancer
Sagittariuses are super loyal to their loved ones, but they also love adventure. Their partners should keep them on their toes with quick wit and playfulness but also have a deep commitment to their family and home.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Libra & Virgo
Capricorns don't do well with conflict in relationships, since they're very stubborn and need to feel heard. So, they need a partner who's sensitive and "can really understand and relate to them," says Graham.
Aquarius (January 29 – February 18): Gemini & Sagittarius
Aquariuses have trouble being vulnerable and trusting — because once they let their guards down, they're all in. Their ideal partner is reliable, listens well, and makes them feel safe opening up.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Aries & Pisces
Since Pisces are super sensitive and reactive to their environments, they can get a bit unstable, so they need someone who will provide a steady foundation and bring them down to earth.
Regardless of you or your potential partner's astrological sign, this information might help you cultivate the qualities they need — and get your needs met as well.