The Good and Bad of Dating Your Same Sign
Explore the ins and outs of inner-sign dating
By Simone Butler
Dating your own zodiac sign can be tricky, as the other person will mirror both your best and worst traits back to you.
For example, Cancers are as cozy together as two bugs in a rug, but can also drive each other crazy with their moodiness. Aquarians may be the best of friends, but could remain so detached that true passion never quite catches fire. And Leos? Heaven forbid you should both want to be the center of attention at the same time! Look up your zodiac sign below to see how dating your own sign might work for you...
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
This can be a tough match. You're both hot-headed, want your way, and tend to blame the other person when things go wrong. On the other hand, you spark each other's passionate nature, and will have lots of active fun together. Fighting fairly is the key to your success ... as there will be fights! "Never go to bed angry" should be your mantra.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The Bull is stubborn, with a one-track mind. If you're on the same track, great! If not, you'll both need to expand your comfort zones -- not an easy task for either one of you. You're both passionate about your own ideas and opinions, so if one of you is conservative and the other liberal, you're in for trouble. Sports and sensual enjoyment can keep you together.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Twins never bore each other. In fact, there may be too much unpredictability in this match. One of you will have to become the "stable one" and cultivate a home life, or you may not stay together long enough or go deep enough emotionally to put down roots. At least you can talk through whatever comes up, and enjoy a diverse social life.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
This is one of the best same-sign matches. You're both nurturing and love to snuggle up at home. So what if you don't go out much? The biggest drawback, once you learn to tolerate each other's moods (and not take them personally!), is that your tendency to mother each other can smother the sexual spark. You make great parents, though.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
This is a volatile match! You both need a lot of attention, and tend to pout if you don't get it -- so you'll need to trade off making the other person feel special. Passions run high, which is great for sex, but take care you don't say or do something in the heat of a fight that fatally damages the relationship. Mutual respect is the key to this union.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If you're both dedicated to the higher goals of health and service, this could be a match made in heaven. Just don't try to improve the other person or criticize their behavior -- which kills the passion. Overanalyzing the relationship can also make it wither on the vine. Plant a garden or do yoga together and you'll bring out the best in each other.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
This can be a lovely union -- you're both attuned to pleasing the other person and cultivating balance and fairness. The danger, though, is that you'll stay too superficial -- projecting a beautiful image of love while resentments seethe below the surface. You'll have to be willing to rock the boat a bit so this match can come into its full potential.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Passion, danger, intrigue ... two Scorpios have it all! Maybe too much so. Trust is the crucial ingredient that makes this match work. If one or both partners are suspicious or jealous, you're in for a rocky ride. It's essential to share your deepest feelings in this union, but don't bonk the other person over the head with them, or you'll spur resentment.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Here's a fun match! You'll be kayaking and motorcycling together to your hearts' content. Your strong opinions can lead to spirited discussions, but you're both okay with that. Real trouble looms when one of you wants a commitment and the other prefers to stay footloose. A higher spiritual purpose can keep you together.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You might not think this would be a great romantic match, since both of you are hard-headed realists. Yet that very practical nature lets you appreciate who the other person really is, devoid of illusions. You can be yourself in this relationship. Just don't let your worldly ambitions or need for status take precedence over a nurturing home life.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Aquarians are very open-minded, and can tolerate (or even enjoy!) each other's eccentricities. And, you make the best of friends. However, the emotional realm is not your forte -- so you both may shy away from declaring your feelings and taking things into deeper waters. To cultivate passion, you'll have to venture out of your comfort zone.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You're both dreamers -- which works both for you and against you. Two Fish can float around endlessly in a lovely fantasy, never casting anchor into a secure reality. You tend to wear rose-colored glasses, and that means your sweetheart can do no wrong -- which is great, unless that person has serious problems. Get a third party to handle your finances.