Here’s The Zodiac Sign You’re Least Romantically Compatible With

Online dating can be overwhelming. There are just so many people. That's why having some criteria to help you weed out folks you don't think you're suited for can be really helpful. There are some obvious signs to look out for: Initial physical attraction (or lack thereof), or red flags in their bio that can help you learn a little more about them. But what about the more subtle signs someone's not the right fit that might not show up in your standard "About Me"? That's where knowing the zodiac sign you’re least compatible with for dating might come in handy, so you can save yourself some time by swiping left from the start.

While astrological compatibility is not a guarantee, and incompatibility does not automatically spell doom, it can be a helpful tool that might give you deeper insight into someone's attitudes toward relationships. It can also give you insight into their personality, and whether or not they'll mesh well with yours. For instance, if you're a free-spirited Sagittarius, chances are you'll want to steer clear of a more traditional, security-loving sign like Taurus. Or if you are a sensitive Cancer who wants to keep your heart safe, a blunt Aquarius may be a recipe for unintentional heartbreak. With that in mind, here are the least compatible zodiac signs.

Aries (March 21 To April 19): Cancer
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Fun loving and impulsive Aries needs an innately optimistic partner who can go with the flow. Cancer is, well, neither of those things. Sensitive Cancer needs security and predictability in a partner in order to open up and be safe, not to mention, they're easily wounded. This pairing just requires too much patience for Aries, who will end up feeling like they're always walking on eggshells with emotional Cancer.

Taurus (April 20 To May 20): Sagittarius

Taurus and Sagittarius want totally different things from life and from partnerships, which can create major friction between them. Earth sign Taurus wants a warm and reliable partner who shares their desire for a secure and comfy life surrounded by nice things. Air sign Sagittarius, on the other hand, wants to wander and roam, and stay free of anything that would hold them back, including material things.

Gemini (May 21 To June 20): Scorpio

Geminis like to keep things light, breezy, and above all, interesting. Knowing that, it's not surprising that they're often drawn to Scorpios, who are passionate and mysterious. However, after the initial attraction wears off, these two signs quickly find themselves at odds with one another. Emotional Scorpio wants to dig deeper and can become more possessive, while Gemini wants to pull back and keep their options open. This tends to create a cycle that usually ends poorly.

Cancer (June 21 To July 22): Aquarius

Above all else, Cancer needs security in order to open up to a romantic partner. They thrive best with someone expressive and emotionally engaged. That just isn't Aquarius, who's just not very emotive and often eschews traditional attitudes toward love and relationships. This means that Cancer has a hard time feeling fully safe with them. Aquarius also likes to speak their mind and be blunt, which easily wounded Cancer takes to heart. In the end, this pairing tends to make an already hesitant Cancer even more disillusioned with love.

Leo (July 23 To Aug. 22): Aries
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Unless Leo wants to get into a battle of the egos, it's best to steer clear of Aries. That’s because there can only ever be one star in Leo's relationship, and that is Leo. This won't sit well with Aries, who prefers to be the dominant partner in the relationship. Plus, they tend to bring out one another's competitive sides, so arguments can turn into fights when they stop being about resolution and become about winning at all costs.

Virgo (Aug. 23 To Sept. 22): Cancer

Perfectionist Virgo is coming from a good place when they offer their partner constructive criticism. For folks who understand it, that feedback is appreciated, and it allows both partners to grow. However, for more sensitive signs like Cancer, it's a recipe for romantic disaster, because rather than recognizing the spirit of Virgo's comments, they tend to take it as a personal attack.

Libra (Sept. 23 To Oct. 22): Virgo

At first, you might think that Libra and Virgo would make a great match since they're both such firm believers in justice. However, for Libra, that means finding balance and focusing on fairness, whereas Virgo cares about what's “right,” whether that's balanced or not. If you're familiar with Virgos, then you know that when they've made up their minds, there is no moving them. This inflexibility can eventually create major rifts between them and their Libra partner, as they often just don't "get" one another.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 To Nov. 21): Libra

Scorpio's biggest issue in relationships is usually their jealous nature. With a partner who works hard to earn and keep their trust, this side rarely comes out. But a notoriously flirty, social sign like Libra can really bring out this sign's jealous side.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 To Dec. 21): Capricorn
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Sags hate feeling trapped in relationships. They're the ultimate free spirits, and usually need plenty of freedom and alone time to be happy. A sign as traditional and conservative as Capricorn has the potential make them feel locked down. To be fair, Sag's laissez-faire attitude toward, well, most things is a huge turn-off for Capricorn, who usually puts this sign directly in the friend zone. That's where this connection can truly flourish.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 To Jan. 19): Gemini

Capricorn is a methodical, traditional, goal-oriented, and down-to-earth sign. Gemini is all about following their impulses and interests, and can change direction with the slightest breeze. In other words, they'll have very little in common. It's not that these two signs will have a ton of friction, but rather, there's little to really peak each other's interests. They make for great work partners, but a romance will typically fizzle before it even really gets started.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 To Feb. 18): Taurus

Aquarius wants to do their own thing, in their own way, at their own pace. They are proud of their unique attitudes and their individualism. Taurus, on the other hand, wants home, hearth, and commitment, and can’t quite understand why Aquarius doesn’t. They'll struggle to get on the same page.

Pisces (Feb. 19 To March 20): Aquarius
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Pieces is a very sensitive sign that wants to be swept off their feet, fairytale-style. They want the epic romance, the grand gestures, and the happily ever after. Aquarians tend to see these flights of fancy as silly. There are real problems in the world, and they need a partner who's a little more grounded and less emotionally needy. It's not that these two signs can't get along, but rarely is there a spark between them, and neither is really capable of giving the other what they need.

Again, astrological compatibility is no guarantee of a love connection, but it can serve as a general guideline. Any zodiac pairing has the potential to work, but some relationships might just require a little more effort to get on the same page than others. That being said, if it seems like you keep swiping right on the wrong people, it's worth considering the folks you are most astrologically compatible with and seeing how that can help.