The pressure to have a sparkling love life is real when Valentine's Day is around the corner, sometimes making romance feel more like an obligation rather than something to look forward to. However, while I'm not a huge fan of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, life-sized teddy bears, and cheap tricks, there's one thing I'll never fail to fall for: romantic comedies. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the rom-com you should watch on Valentine's Day, according to your zodiac sign.
For as much as I love true crime, drama, horror, and all things made of darkness, I'm a downright sucker for a good romantic comedy. I can think of no better way to spend Feb. 14 than to kick back on the couch and marathon-watch multiple rom-com classics. Whether you're lavishing in your own company and watching them with your cat and a face mask, or you're cozying up with a sexy date and a bottle of rosé, there's no way romantic comedies can fail you.
Aries: Splash (1984)
Aries are known for their intense, unyielding passion, and also their ability to trust their instincts. When a full-on mermaid is willing to transform herself into a human just so that she can meet the boy she's loved since she was a little girl, you know you'd do the same thing.
Taurus: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
You're a sucker for glamour and you're totally in tune with longstanding traditions. Watching two people from totally different worlds and fight for their love, despite all the odds stacked against them, is probably going to have you reaching for a box of tissues.
Gemini: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
You know you can't help but swoon for some clever British humor and witty banter. Despite how much you're secretly a romantic at heart, you love the message of rising from heartbreak and making something out of yourself, which this rom-com evokes fabulously.
Cancer: The Big Sick (2017)
You can't help but feel touched by a rom-com that's all about family and nurturing, and this film is exactly that. Seeing someone stay by their loved one's side through thick and thin while winning over the hearts of their parents? Forget about it, you're sold.
Leo: Pretty Woman (1990)
You Leos are totally in love with the idea of being swept off your feet in the most glamorous way. In this rom-com, you get to watch the heart of a wealthy tycoon melt for a girl who comes from a totally different reality. In the end? They both rescue each other.
Virgo: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Virgos love a rom-com that has an edgy twist of dark comedy, but a pure heart right at the center of it. You get a sweet and sentimental love story on the side and a complex one about two misunderstood teens on the other. Also, Heath Ledger? Come on.
Libra: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
A Libra is obsessed with romance and partnership, so the idea of a breakup probably wrecks them. So, when a rom-com can turn a devastating breakup into a hilarious story about healing and finding love again, you're 100 percent game.
Scorpio: Notting Hill (1999)
There's just something about deep, overwhelming romance that makes your heart fly away, even if a rom-com is supposed to be light and funny. However, this film somehow manages to do the impossible, which is to accomplish both. Are you in or what?
Sagittarius: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
You're in love with the idea of two wildly different cultures colliding, which is why a film about a Greek girl struggling to fit in with the confines of her culture and who finds love outside of it is perfect for you. The humor that sparks as a result? It just gets you.
Capricorn: 27 Dresses (2008)
The thing about a Capricorn is that no matter how frosty they may seem, I've never met a Capricorn who isn't obsessed with weddings. When a rom-com is all about a girl who's been a bridesmaid way too many times before finally finding love, it's like a dream come true.
Aquarius: Love Actually (2003)
You love love in all its many shapes and forms. You're aware that love looks different to one person than it does to someone else. In this rom-com, you can watch a whole community find and express love in their own ways. Plus, you're all about the sharp wit.
Pisces: 13 Going On 30 (2004)
You love a sprinkle of magic and enchantment in your rom-coms. The idea of a girl being able to fast forward through time from the age of 13 to 30 before realizing that her high school best friend was her true love all along just destroys your precious big heart.
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