If you've ever felt like you can't throw a rock without hitting a happy couple, yet you can't seem to find anyone who's the right fit for you to even date, it's not because you're too picky. It could just be that you're very discerning about who you put your romantic energy into. Your standards are strict, and that's totally OK. You might just be one of the zodiac signs who are super selective about dating, because you'd rather be single than spend your time with someone who isn't quite right for you.
The zodiac signs that tend to be more choosy about their partners are the ones who have very clear ideas about what they need. And for them, finding those qualities in a partner is directly linked to attraction. This means that even considering dating someone who doesn't meet their expectations isn't really something they'd do. If that sounds familiar, chances are you're one of the signs who are unapologetically selective when it comes to dating.
Virgo (Aug. 23 — Sept. 22)
Virgo is the perfectionist of the zodiac. They hold themselves to a very high standard and tend to be their own harshest critic. Knowing this, is it really any surprise they hold anyone they consider dating to a high standard as well? An earth sign like Virgo has a very clear and grounded idea of what they want from life. This includes the kind of partnership they want, which is why Virgo has a tendency to take things slowly and really observe and get to know anyone they think has real romantic potential. Once they're sure they're interested in pursuing things, a softer, more loving side of Virgo comes out. (But, that's not to say this sign won't have a tiny bit of constructive criticism to “help” their partner reach their full potential. Virgo will do as Virgo will do.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22 — Jan. 19)
Like Virgo, Capricorn is an earth sign who takes a very realistic and pragmatic view of what they want in life. And yes, that definitely extends to what they want in a relationship as well. Capricorn is highly ambitious and driven, and they want a partner who's going to improve the quality of their life, so drama and immaturity are massive turn offs. Cap needs someone who will fit in with their life and get on the same page with them. They don't believe in wasting time, so they don't date around hoping to get lucky and find the one. If a Cap asks you out, chances are you've already been at least somewhat vetted.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 — Feb. 18)
Aquarius is very independent, so they rarely feel any pressure to get cuffed up. When you're this comfortable and confident in your own company, there's no need to settle for someone who isn't exactly the right fit for you. Aquarius also has a very unique personality. Finding someone who truly gets them and embraces them for being the unicorn they are can be a bit of a challenge. This explains why, many times, Aquarius can end up falling for someone who was their friend first. They need someone who they can take things slowly with and let the romance blossom at its own pace.
At the end of the day, you get to decide who you're interested in dating. Period. If that means they have to check off criteria that feels too "high" to others, so be it. You, do you, boo. The rest will follow.