Can you handle being alone?
According to a study by the Pew Research Center, more and more young adults now choose to stay single or marry later.
It makes sense. Nowadays, there is less pressure to marry and have babies. Casual dating is no longer frowned upon as it was before. Women, especially, now take their dating life into their own hands. And relationships, well, they’ve become a little … scary.
Are you the type who prefers the single life, or do you absolutely need someone else in your life? Zodiac signs offer a window into our personalities, and believe it or not, determine how you handle the single life.
Here’s how each star sign handles their single status:
Aries (March 21 – April 19): As an independent sign, anyone born under Aries is not a fan of being tied down. These natural leaders prefer calling the shots, so they don’t mind being single. The solo life frees them up to do whatever they want, on their own terms.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Taurus is another sign that values independence and autonomy. Though more typically followers, strong-willed Tauruses prefer doing things their way and get irritated when told otherwise. They value consistency, so shifting suddenly into a relationship after being single for so long scares them. Likewise, being suddenly single after being in a relationship, rattles them quite a bit.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): A strong, fiercely independent sign, Geminis are energetic, impulsive, and very restless. They don’t like being tied down, and get easily bored, even within seemingly satisfying relationships. As a result, they tend to prefer casual dating with little or no commitment.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Super complicated souls, Cancers, on one hand, relish their independence, so being single is not a problem. But on the other, they’re also fairly dependent and need someone to care for them and support them in handling their emotional issues, which means ultimately they cannot stand remaining single.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Although Leos pride themselves on being fairly independent, they actually can’t be left alone for two reasons: One, they’re proud and vain, so someone needs to keep them tied down. Two, they thrive on praise and admiration and like to keep someone around to do that constant admiring. They rarely stay single for long.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Interesting and complex, Virgos approach situations with an analytical mind and therefore see the practical upside of being single. And when they do decide to date, they go through every possible reasons why things will go wrong, which makes it hard to find someone.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Unlike the . signs, Libras love people! They’re independent thinkers, but when it comes to connection versus solitude, this sign definitely prefers being partnered and with lots of people. Like Leos, they also thrive on admiration, which is why they just can’t help falling in love with anyone who fulfills this need. Being single is merely a transition phase for them.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Scorpios are ambitious and suspicious. They prefer being on their own, and are too busy with their own lives to think about another person. It takes a lot of effort to gain the trust of a Scorpio (but when you do, they are extremely loyal). They enjoy occasional companionship, but ultimately prefer the single life so they can live their life the way they want.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Sagittarius souls love people, but dislike commitment. They crave freedom and adventure, so unless someone can provide those or happily goes along for the ride, Sags do just fine living the single life.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Very distrustful (like Scorpios) cautious Capricorns feel confident about their own abilities and don’t need the praise or admiration of a partner (unlike Leos and Libras). As a result, solitude suits Capricorns just fine.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Aquarius, like Gemini and Sagittarius, are commitment-phobes. Known for never giving themselves fully to anyone they date, Aquarius keep their distance at all times even when they adore you. The love their freedom and independence more, so you’ll find them living quite contentedly on their own.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Out of all the signs, Pisces NEED a relationship most. Staying single is a danger to their emotional health. Since they’re extremely sensitive and self-pitying, they need a partner who can comfort and motivate them, because they don’t believe in themselves. A Pisces resists being single at every turn.