4 Zodiac Signs That Want Long-Term Love & Take Dating Seriously

Finding long-term love feels exceptionally difficult when hookup culture is so prevalent. While dating apps make meeting new people simple, they also provide singles with an overwhelming amount of options, often making it harder to find even one person who wants the same sort of relationship you do. If you're ready for a deeper connection with someone, but you feel stuck in a rut of bad dates and short relationships, it may be time to mix things up a bit. One way to do that is to try focusing your dating efforts on the zodiac signs that want long-term love too.

While there is no question that any of the zodiac signs can make for wonderful long-term partners, some are just more likely to want one, so making commitments just comes more naturally to them. These are the zodiac signs that want stability, to put down roots, and to start building a life with someone. They tend to know what they want in a partner and have the patience and perseverance to work through the rough patches that every relationship is likely to face. In other words, if you're ready to take dating seriously and make a commitment, these are the signs that are probably on the same page, so swipe right on them.

Taurus (April 20 — May 20)

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If you're looking for a partner who wants to find someone to enjoy all the finer things in life with, look no further than Taurus. This is a sign built for long-term love because they prefer to be in a stable, loving relationship where they can feel emotionally secure and cared for. Plus, they are way too stubborn to give up on love just because it can be hard sometimes. This earth sign is very grounded, and as such, they want a partner who they can build a strong bond and connection with that will stand the test of time.

Cancer (June 21 — July 22)

Cancer can be a bit prickly and closed off when you first meet them. That's because they feel like they have to build sturdy walls around their uber-sensitive, vulnerable heart. But once you crack that shell and they open up, they are the most loyal and committed sign in the zodiac. This sign craves security and reliability in their relationships, which makes them trustworthy beyond belief. They're a water sign and ruled by the moon, so they're also very tied to their emotions. Cancer loves hard, and when you care about your SO as much as they do, you're going to fight to make it last.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 — Jan. 19)

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Thanks to their connection with Saturn, Capricorn has an appreciation for and comfort with long-term committed relationships. They like the structure and security, and it's in keeping with their naturally traditional attitudes. Cap also takes all of their commitments seriously, including when it comes to matters of the heart. They mean what they say, so if they tell you they are in it for the long haul, you can count on your Cap to stick around.

Pisces (Feb. 19 — March 20)

Pisces was basically built for long-term relationships. They are by far the most traditionally romantic sign in the zodiac and aren’t afraid to wear their heart on their sleeve. This water sign dreams of finding an epic forever love that will sweep them off their feet. While that may be a bit over-the-top, in reality it means that when they're in a relationship, they're all-in on making it work. There is nothing a Pisces won't do for the person they love. They also have a powerful gift for intuition thanks to their connection to Neptune, so they can sense if you're a good fit for them from the start.