How Each Sign of the Zodiac Expresses Romance Differently

Love and romance are an important key to happiness and fulfillment in our lives, however, are you truly aware of the way that you feel and express romance? Understanding the deeply personal role of love in your life will empower you to find someone capable of meeting all of your greatest needs and desires.

Psychologists describe love as one of the most powerful and intense emotions that we, as humans, will experience during our lifetime. Referred to by the Ancient Greeks as the ‘Madness of the Gods’, it is an emotion that we can’t control. A ‘natural addiction’, it takes on a life of its own, drawing us in, providing us with a ‘high’ when we are experiencing it, and leaving us wanting more. For some, this love is built on a highly physical front, longing for the touch of our partner whether it’s sexual in nature, or as simple as a hug or holding hands. For others, love is more of a mental or emotional experience, connecting with our partner by verbally expressing our feelings with one another. Recognizing the way that we express and receive love in our lives is an important step towards finding true happiness.

By analyzing the personality traits associated with the zodiac signs, we can predict which expressions of love will resonate with us. For example, if you are an emotionally charged person in your daily life, you likely require an outwardly emotional expression of love in order to feel its impact on our lives. Meanwhile, if you are a highly intellectual individual who tends to deny or avoid your emotions, you are much more likely to connect with another on an intellectual level.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You certainly aren’t the most refined person in the world, and you’re not one to get overly ‘sappy’ even if you are expressing your feelings to another. Instead, you express love through sarcasm and teasing, focusing your time and energy on the person who currently holds your heart. As this isn’t the most obvious form of love, it is often overlooked, so you need to find someone who not only embraces this dry humor but can dish it right back.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

If you are born under the sign of Taurus, then you are among the most practical people who walk this Earth. For this reason, you certainly aren’t one to buy into the more frivolous concept of love and romance. Rather than being swept up in the Hollywood version of love, you will focus your attention on a specific personality trait or habit that you respect and adore in a person, complimenting it to show your love and affection. It may be subtle, but the compliments reveal a lot.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Upbeat and full of joy, as a Gemini you love to bring happiness into the lives of everyone you meet, and this is further amplified when it’s someone you love. You are a huge flirt, openly expressing how you are feeling at any given moment. You love anything light-hearted and fun, but you need to be careful that you don’t get yourself into a situation where it starts to get too serious too quickly, or it’s going to send you running the opposite direction.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Highly emotional, you are genuinely an example of true love in this world. Romance for you goes back to its most traditional form – flowers ‘just because’, love letters and romantic candlelit dates. You need to find someone that’s going to pay attention to the little details, as you are one that needs that constant reassurance, little acts of love and romance on an ongoing basis. In return, you will do the same thing for those that you hold dear.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

While you work really hard to ensure that the people around you see an example of confidence, power, and accomplishment, you actually possess a deep need for love and affection in your life. You believe that love is all about making your partner the center of your life, showering them with your attention and affection at all times, and so this is what you are hoping to find. Despite your bold, hard exterior, you are really a softie deep down.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

A complete perfectionist, you are very focused on the fact that you only want the world to see the best side of yourself. Highlighting your strengths and going to extreme lengths to hide your flaws and weaknesses, your public persona is very specific and deliberate. To you, love is the person that makes you feel so comfortable that you can drop this mask just a little, allowing them to see the true you, flaws and all, free from the fear of judgment. You want to find someone that loves you including your flaws, not in spite of them.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

While most of the other signs are worried about finding or crafting romantic love as its own separate, complete entity in life, you see romance as a natural extension of friendship. You don’t believe that a lasting relationship can be built without that foundation of friendship for one another and will go out of your way to include the person that you love in every area of your life. You truly buy into the idea that your partner is your best friend.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The most passionate and intense of the zodiac signs, it is no wonder that romance in your world is highly centered around the sexual connection that you establish with those that you love. You long for physical touch and connection and are often seen as over the top flirt in your daily life. When you are truly in love there will be no questioning it, as you will go out of your way to express how you are feeling physically on a regular basis.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Highly adventurous and upbeat, you believe that life is all about the experience, and romance, therefore, is an extension of that. You believe that the best thing that you can do to express love is through spending time with one another, the presence of the ones you love meaning more to you than any act or expression of their affection. You often engage in the smaller physical actions to show that you care, including holding hands, hugging one another or a quick kiss, but nothing too intense, especially not in public.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Highly intellectual, the most important connection that you make with anyone is a meeting of the minds. You are often shy and withdrawn, but when you find someone that you truly love and care for then you will find it in yourself to open up and welcome them into your life. When you want to show your affection for your partner, you will do so by expressing respect and interest in their thoughts and ideas, asking about their life plans or their opinions about various subjects. This show of interest is the ultimate expression of love in your world.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Highly unique and random, you are the hardest person to truly understand when it comes to pinpointing your expression of love simply because no one knows what to expect from you next. You share your love and affection in the ways that you know best, which is as crazy, random and unique as your personality. One thing is for sure, you will give you time and attention to the people who love most. Whether you are whisking them away on a whirlwind last-minute vacation or giving them the most random gift they’ve ever seen, your heart is in the right place.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You believe not only in the concept of love and affection but in the idea of happily-ever-afters and fairy tale romance. Truly believing that your perfect soulmate is out there, you dream of finding them and creating the perfect life together – riding off into the sunset together. Your expressions of love are genuine and ‘cheesy’ to some: love poems, songs written to express your true desire and scrapbooks outlining your ‘story’ together. There is no questioning whether or not you’re in love.