Season 16 Bachelorette Clare Crawley found love way sooner than anyone (especially Chris Harrison) expected... but her love story also ended sooner than fans hoped. From the moment he stepped out of the limo, it was clear Dale Moss was more than just a front-runner, and it only took four episodes before he got down on one knee. Sadly, the two decided to go their separate ways after less than six months together, and it's kinda shocking, especially considering Clare Crawley and Dale Moss's astrological compatibility.
Crawley was born on March 20, which makes her an idealistic Pisces. Moss's birthday falls on Sept. 24, making him a romance-loving Libra. As both signs are known for being loyal, sensual, and incredibly generous, Pisces and Libra can be a match made in astrological heaven. These two also have reputations as total romantics who believe in grand gestures and happily-ever-afters, so in relationships, they bring all the passion.
Unfortunately, that means both signs oftentimes bring unrealistic expectations into relationships as well. As unfailing optimists, Libras and Pisces both have a tendency to avoid conflict just to keep the peace, which means anything messy or uncomfortable get brushed under the rug rather than addressed.
Pisceans are pretty emotional, and since they're not afraid to make themselves vulnerable, they expect their partner will be just as willing to open up. When asked during a March 2020 interview on Good Morning America what she looks for in a partner, Crawley explained, "I want a man who's strong, who's willing to take off the body armor, open himself up, and be vulnerable." As deeply empathetic individuals, the fish of the zodiac make some of the best listeners, but if their SO isn't willing to get #deep with them, then it's pretty much impossible for Pisceans to make a meaningful connection.
As dreamy idealists, Pisceans are looking for that can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kind of stuff, and they never give up on finding love, no matter how many frogs they have to kiss along the way. During a June 2020 appearance on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Crawley told Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin why she thinks being "picky" isn't a bad thing. "The best piece of advice I can say is I personally would rather be spending 20 years with the man of my dreams being wholly loved for who I am rather than 50, 60 years with the wrong man," she said, and that's some big Pisces energy right there.
While Pisceans tend to be on the stubborn side, Libra may just be the most adaptable sign of the zodiac. These intuitive, sensitive individuals are far more concerned with others' needs than their own, and — unlike Pisces — they rarely let their emotions get the best of them. Even after Moss's NFL career ended due to a shoulder injury, he didn't let the setback dull his Libra shine. "I never felt sorry for myself," he told Express' The Edit. "When you feel like the world owes you something or you feel a sense of entitlement, you're lost. I've enjoyed every aspect of my journey." Libras aren't looking for drama, y'all.
And because Libras are so determined to keep everyone happy, they oftentimes agree to things they don't want — and don't speak up until it's too late. After Moss announced their breakup on Instagram, a source for E! News reportedly claimed Moss cares about Crawley but "feels like he's rushing into something he's unsure about." And though Crawley previously said they were on the same page about wanting kids ASAP, a source for Page Six reportedly claimed Moss doesn't, in fact, want to start a family right now. Um, awkward.
A Pisces-Libra relationship may feel like a dream initially, but when things get tough, the romance between these idealistic folks doesn't always last.
Editor's note: This story was updated following Crawley and Moss' breakup.
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