For those of us who just need to know a dating-app match’s birth chart before we proceed to even consider a date, asking for one can feel like A Lot. Plus, what if they don’t know their birth time? Or what if they misread their date range wrong and believe they’re a Scorpio when they’re actually a Sag and you un-match as a result?
Luckily, there are better ways to find out your compatibility. A person’s Sun or Rising sign can say so much about who they are and how they communicate, so you can work backward by reading their bio first, then ID’ing what sign they
probs SO are. Here’s how to tell!
“Better than your ex ?”
Aries Suns and/or Risings have a strong sense of self. They want what they want, and when it comes to dating, they looove to be admired and obsessed over more than anything. Aries people view themselves as a prize to be won, and similarly, they want to be with someone they have to work to impress. Warning though: As much as Aries loves the chase, they get bored easily. Don’t be surprised when they stop texting you back. They’ve most likely moved on to their next victim—I mean, fling.
“I love cooking, reading, and hiking with my dog. Staying in > going out”
Tauruses are the zodiac’s homebodies. They love quiet, relaxing activities they can share with their partner. Their ideal boo is someone who’s down with going to the same three restaurants for dinner or rewatching a movie you’ve both already seen 13 times. They’d much rather stay in curled up on the couch than go out; however, if you do drag them to a party, you’ll most likely find them in the corner with a plate of food or a cat in their lap, waiting until it’s time to go home.
“What’s the last thing that made you really laugh?”
Ruled by Mercury, Geminis are expert communicators and great at asking questions to keep the convo going. They also have an awesome sense of humor, thrive on being entertained, and want to be with someone who just *clicks* with them in that way. So if you can make them laugh, they’re yours. Meme game NOT on point? Keeping them intellectually stimulated works too! Really, the worst thing you can do here is open with a “hey” or keep only responding with “lol” and “haha.”
“Let’s be friends and see where it goes!”
Cancers pride themselves on being private. Like the Crab that represents them, Cancers want to stay in their shells to protect themselves from the outside world. When you’re talking to a Cancer for the first time, you’ll notice they appear shy and reserved—it’s their way of preventing themselves from jumping into something too quickly. More likely than not, you’ll find they may want to take things reaaal slow before considering something more. They get attached fast, though, so if you don’t hit it off romantically, there’s a great chance they will still want to remain buds!
32 countries and counting
Superb karaoke partner
Life of the party
Basically the greatest person you’ll ever meet”
Not to be dramatic, but Leos NEED attention and validation, despite the confidence they exude, which is why they strive to always be seen as the best. They may come off a bit brash at first, eager to highlight all the best qualities about themselves, but deep down, they’re great partners with a lot of love to give. Just make sure you give that love back (and then some). Start off a convo with a compliment. End the convo with a compliment. You know what? Make it 90 percent compliments.
“Anxiety is my name, overthinking is my game”
Virgos, bless ’em, complicate everything. It’s difficult for them to enjoy a moment because they’re constantly thinking of all the ways it could go wrong. From your opening line to how long it takes you to reply to their message, Virgo will analyze and dissect it until their brain goes into overdrive. Fortunately, you’ll never see this side of them, as they’re the type to keep their worries to themselves. When they tell you they’re going to sleep, they’re really spending the next three hours deciding what you meant when you said, “Have a great night.”
“Here for a good time, not a long time ?”
Libras are charmers. They know what to say and how to say it, which is why they get along with everybody. They’re natural-born flirts. Just like Leos, Libras crave admiration, but they have the confidence and ego that Leo lacks. And like Aries, Libra is another sign eager to have fun but hesitant to commit to one person. After all, one of their biggest flaws is their indecisiveness. If you’re thinking of asking out a Libra, it’s best to take them somewhere they can’t flirt with other people, like a funeral or hiking in the deep, isolated woods.
“I probably already hate you”
Scorpios are known for their detached, cold attitudes. Ruled by Pluto, they have a more negative outlook on life. They’re hesitant to trust people, so you’ll find it quite a challenge to get them to open up. Scorpios tend to see the worst in someone before they find the best (if you’re lucky enough to make it that far, that is). It takes a lot of time and effort to make it to their inner circle, but it’s worth the wait when you do. Just remember: If you do gain a Scorpio’s trust, don’t f*ck it up. Scorpios know how to hold a grudge, so even if they forgive, they’ll never forget.
“Looking for someone to explore the city with!”
Always down for an adventure, Sags are searching for someone who can match their spontaneity. They’re the type to drop everything and move to a new place on a whim or book their weekends up with fancy museum events and cuh-razy parties. Just like Aries and Libra, Sagittarius cherishes freedom. Yes, they love meeting new people and making memories, but if you try to hold them down in a relationship, they’ll be gone faster than if someone offered them a free trip to Spain.
“Time is money—don’t waste mine”
Capricorns seeks security above all else. They’re often referred to as workaholics because of their strong drive for success. Capricorns are perceived as pessimists, but if you ask any Cap, they’d tell you they’re a realist. Their melancholy and stern attitude may come off as cold, but it’s because they’d rather spend their time working to get ahead in their career than get involved in some fling. To Capricorn, the most important thing in life is money, so unless you’re a bonus check or a Gucci bag, you’ll have a difficult time snagging one’s heart.
“Most likely volunteering or discussing conspiracy theories”
Aquarians are the humanitarians of the zodiac. More often than not, they work in a field where they can help people. They also think of themselves as intellectuals who are never wrong, so don’t ever attack their logic. You’ll always lose. When talking with an Aquarius, make sure you have some knowledge about politics, literature, or some insane news story in your back pocket. Impress them with your wit and thoughtfulness, not your charm.
“[some moody song lyric about falling in love]”
As a water sign, Pisces relies heavily on their heart when it comes to dating. They have a lot of love to give and are sometimes too eager to give it away. They’re quick to lose themselves in a fantasy, especially when it comes to romance. To them, “Hey, what’s up?” translates to, “What are you doing Friday night? I’m thinking we grab sushi and get engaged.” And although they say they’re a lover, not a fighter, watch out—if you piss off a Pisces, you may want to think about moving states.