There's a lot you can learn about yourself and what you like in a partner by dating different types of people. Dating someone who you have tons in common with might feel comfortable, but you might also feel like you aren't growing or getting to have new experiences. That explains why sometimes, opposites really do attract. But knowing which zodiac signs to date if you’re an introvert depends on what kind of extrovert is the right fit for you.
For instance, a sensitive water sign like Cancer is going to respond better to the warmth and loyalty of Leo, rather than the jovial but fickle Sagittarius. They may both be the life of the party, but they've got very different ideas about how relationships function. Not all extroverts are built the same, so it's all about finding your right fit. That being said, if you're looking to date someone that helps you break out of your shell, or who isn't afraid to be a bit bold, consider these outgoing signs.
Aries: Gemini, Virgo & Aquarius
Dating an Aries can be very thrilling. This fire sign is ruled by Mars, the planet associated with passion and aggression, and it shows. There's no challenge too big for this bold sign because they're practically fearless. This extends to matters of the heart as well. When they're attracted to someone, they have no problem approaching and pursuing them, because they love the thrill of the chase. Aries is a great fit for most introverted signs because they are happy to make the first move.
While Gemini can be a bit standoffish at first, Aries is happy to bridge the gap, and their shared desire for excitement and independence makes these signs a great fit. Aries also has plenty of confidence, so they can weather Virgo's critical nature, while also drawing out a bolder sexual side of this usually more conservative sign. Aquarius is a good match for Aries because they're both interested in pushing the envelope and stepping outside the box, but it will be up to Aries to keep the passion in the bedroom alive.
Leo: Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces
It’s hard not to be drawn to Leo. They're essentially the life of the party, but they also have a heart of gold. They can be a little arrogant, but really, they're just confident. (OK, fine, they're a little arrogant.) Like their ruling heavenly body the Sun, they naturally radiate warmth. They're best paired with more introverted signs, because Leo tends to be the star of their relationship, but, in return, they offer their partners boundless loyalty and fierce protection.
For Cancer, Leo is an ideal partner because they need both warmth and security to feel safe and loved. Scorpio struggles to trust other signs, but Leo's pure heart offers them a chance to open up and give in to their emotional water sign side. And for Pieces, the true romantic of the zodiac, Leo is the romantic lead they want to sweep them off their feet.
Libra: Taurus, Gemini & Capricorn
Libra is all about harmony and balance. Ruled by Venus, the planet associated with love and beauty, this sign has a romantic streak and loves to be in love. But to be truly happy in a relationship, they need a partner who balances them out and keeps the relationship stable and secure. This is why this social butterfly does well with partners who are a bit more introverted than they are.
Taurus shares their passion for aesthetics and the finer things in life, while also valuing the strong foundation of commitment and traditional values. Gemini and Libra connect through their impressive wit and love to challenge one another on an intellectual level. For Capricorn, who tends to take things very seriously, Libra's light, breezy, fun-loving attitude is the breath of fresh air they need to liven up their life.
Sagittarius: Gemini, Virgo & Aquarius
Sagittarius may not be considered the "relationship type," as they're just about impossible to lock down until they're good and ready to cuff up. But that doesn't meant they aren’t capable of being incredible partners. They have an unmatched zest for life and can’t wait to see what each day brings. They love to have fun, and that optimism and joy can be contagious. But at the same time, they also require a lot of space and freedom to do what they please, so it takes a confident, independent sign to match well with Sag.
Gemini is more than happy to let Sag roam, so long as when they come home, they're willing to let Gemini in on all their adventures. It keeps them mentally engaged and interested. Virgo tends to be overly self-critical and benefits from Sagittarius’ ability to just be present in the moment and focus on the positive. And for Aquarius, a fellow quirky sign, Sagittarius’ non-traditional view of life is just what they're looking for in a partner.
Some of the best relationships we have in our lives are the ones that help us grow. Picking a partner who pushes you to be your best and fullest self can be empowering. So, if you're ready to start stretching your social butterfly wings, now you know who to swipe right on.