The vast majority of love stories tend to be about finding that forever kind of love. But what if that’s just not where you're at right now? If a short-term or casual relationship is what your heart’s craving, that’s totally OK too. It's just about finding partners who are on the same page as you; people who know you're not in it for the long-haul and are comfortable with non-monogamy. One way to help guide you on the path to finding something casual is by looking to astrology as a guide to the zodiac signs who avoid long-term relationships, because frankly, they’re just too much pressure for them.
These signs tend to be free spirits who follow their bliss, wherever it takes them. They’re in it for a good time, not a long time, so they won’t have any hard feelings if you're not searching for long-term commitment right now. That's not to say they can't settle down when they find the right person they just click with. (After all, love has a way of finding you when you least expect it.) But they aren't definitely aren't in any rush to commit. If that’s resonating with you, here are the signs to set your romantic sights on.
Aries (March 21 — April 19)
For Aries, the best part of dating is often the thrill of the chase. This fire sign is ruled by Mars, the planet associated with passion, so their adventurous nature makes sense. They can sometimes find themselves so caught up in the pursuit that they end up in a relationship they aren’t quite ready for, and can get cold feet. They’re driven by passion and romance, so short-term relationships that feel intense are often the norm until they find the right person to settle down with. That person has to be someone who can keep up with them, or who gives them the space to pursue their own adventures.
Gemini (May 21 — June 20)
Gemini has a natural curiosity and fascination with life and new experiences. This air sign tends to get blown in the direction of whatever catches their interest, but if something or someone can’t hold their attention, they flit away just as quickly. As a result, this sign tends to stay on the romantic move. True intimacy doesn’t just take commitment. It takes time, which Gemini’s rarely willing to invest in a relationship if they aren’t totally, intellectually, and emotionally captivated. They settle down only when they decide they’re ready to do so.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 — Dec. 21)
Of all the signs in the zodiac, Sagittarius probably has the greatest preference for short-term relationships. This charming sign is the life of the party, so they have no shortage of romantic opportunities, but that doesn’t mean they’re in any rush to settle down. If anything, the opposite is true for this freedom-loving sign. Sagittarius longs to be free at all times to explore and expand their horizons. Personal growth and fresh experiences are their priority, which leaves them little time to invest in building and maintaining a long-term relationship. As a result, Sagittarius’s relationships are often short and oh-so-sweet, in order to preserve their independence.
Not all love stories are meant to last, and that’s OK. At least now, if you know that you want something fun, passionate, and temporary, these signs will be happy to be your short-term lover.