Have you ever had experiences in relationships that made you cringe? The kind of memories you wish you could erase?
I vividly recall walking into a house inspection occupied by three men. Underwear was strewn on the staircase, an empty beer bottle was by one of the toilets and a pair of false lashes sat next to a grimy bathroom sink. It resembled a frat house scene, which is uncommon for the area I was looking in. Even though they weren’t my false lashes that were left behind, I couldn’t think of a bigger turn off. We all have things that make us run in the other direction, and one of mine is a lack of cleanliness.
Understanding zodiac signs can offer unique perspectives into our individual personalities and the nature of our relationships. This understanding can reveal our specific likes and dislikes, significantly influencing our desires and passions. Exploring astrological characteristics and traits can serve as a catalyst for cultivating deeper and more meaningful connections with others.
Aries (March 20 – April 19)
Aries are known for their ambitious and driven nature. They thrive on challenges, and the sight of someone lacking motivation or drive can be a significant turn-off for them. They crave excitement, so a predictable or monotonous relationship can also be a major turn-off. The repetition of ‘Groundhog Day’-like scenarios in the bedroom can lead to boredom and disinterest for an Aries. Aries desire partners who can match their energy and zest for life. They are turned on when the relationship invokes a sense of adventure and can cater to their short attention span.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Stability and consistency are two things a Taurus highly values. They have a strong dislike for unpredictability or inconsistency, which they may find unsettling. A partner who constantly creates drama or seeks change for the sake of change will quickly lose a Taurus’s interest. They are turned on by a partner who understands their need for physical affection and comfort. Extended foreplay sessions behind closed doors are a must. They desire someone who creates a cozy and sensual environment, understands the importance of touch, and appreciates indulging the five senses just as much as they do.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis, with their intellectual curiosity and keen communicative nature, are captivated by the world of ideas and knowledge. They thrive in environments that encourage the growth and exchange of thought. So a lack of engaging conversation or intellectual stagnation is a significant turn-off for them. They’ll be up for anything to turn up the heat, so they’ll expect you to do the same. They’re excited by partners who can engage them in deep, stimulating discussions and share their enthusiasm for learning new things. A Gemini’s ideal partner is someone who not only understands their need for intellectual stimulation but also actively contributes to it. Sexting anyone?
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Known for their emotional depth and sensitivity, Cancers have a strong need for emotional security and understanding in their relationships. Insensitivity or emotional coldness can turn off a Cancer like nothing else. They are drawn to relationships that offer emotional support and understanding. They desire partners who can connect with them on a deep emotional level, providing a safe, nurturing environment. They are turned on by someone who demonstrates empathy, patience, and understanding in abundance. Consistently providing them with home-cooked meals, eye contact in the bedroom, and adequate spooning sessions will likely win their hearts forever.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos, known for their vibrant personalities and dominant presence, have a strong desire for recognition and admiration. They are not only turned off by neglect, indifference, or lack of appreciation in a relationship, but also by insecurity and clinginess. They enjoy being in the spotlight and desire partners who will celebrate them and acknowledge their worth. They’ll also be open to exchanging a couple of risqué and tantalising nudes. The ideal partner for a Leo is someone who can match their enthusiasm, shower them with admiration and make them feel truly valued. Remember, you need to play it cool with this zodiac sign and find a way to make them purr!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Characterised by their meticulous nature and high attention to detail, Virgos value orderliness and punctuality in all aspects of life. They are turned off by disorder, negligence, or lack of attention to detail. If your hygiene is questionable, then the relationship is too! Virgos desire partners who appreciate their diligent nature and respect their need for cleanliness and organisation. A big turn on for Virgo is someone who understands their meticulous nature and isn’t afraid to take their time. Role-playing will pique their curiosity, as they have a fetish for details. So, showing interest in something they care about will surely make them weak at the knees.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras, known for their sense of justice and love for balance, strive for peace and harmony in their relationships. Conflict, aggression, and imbalance are turn-offs for them. They seek partners who respect their need for fairness. If a Libra is interested in you, you’ll know based on how well you form relationships with their friends. They gravitate towards relationships built on mutual respect and consideration. They love pleasure and aesthetics. Whether it’s involving food during foreplay or lacy lingerie, it’s about making the moment delectable. A perfect match for a Libra is someone who is intellectually stimulating and values harmony in the relationship as much as they do.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Known for their intense nature and deep emotional understanding, Scorpios place a high value on honesty and trust. They are turned off by dishonesty, deceit, or hidden agendas. Scorpios desire partners who are genuine, transparent, and trustworthy. They are drawn towards relationships that offer emotional intimacy and open communication. Sexual tension is essential in their relationships as it will contribute to the chemistry and arousal. A Scorpio is greatly attracted to someone who is authentically themselves, who can match their emotional depth and provide a strong foundation of trust in the relationship. They need someone who’s ready to explore all their ‘secrets’ together.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians, known for their adventurous spirit and love for freedom, crave novelty and spontaneity in their relationships. They are turned off by monotony, predictability, or lack of playfulness. Sagittarians desire partners who can match their adventurous spirit, share their love for exploration, and bring excitement to the relationship. Whether it’s getting kinky outdoors or making a bold move in public. An ideal partner for a Sagittarius is someone who values freedom as much as they do, and is always ready for a new adventure that will broaden their horizons. Nothing is off-limits for this zodiac sign.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Known for their practicality and strong work ethic, Capricorns value ambition and diligence in their partners. They are turned off by laziness, lack of ambition and complacency. If you’re someone who doesn’t consistently pay bills on time, or is all talk and no action behind closed doors, then a Capricorn may not be the best match. They prefer partners who share their dedication, demonstrate a strong drive towards goals, and respect their work ethic. A big turn on for a Capricorn is someone who isn’t afraid to experiment and take the relationship seriously, as ultimately they are seeking someone to build a life with.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians, known for their independent nature and original thinking, value freedom and creativity in their relationships. They are turned off by clinginess, over-dependence, or lack of creativity. Aquarians desire partners who respect their need for independence, stimulate their intellect and share their love for original ideas. This also includes incorporating the latest gadgets and sex toys during foreplay. An ideal partner for an Aquarius is someone who’s happy not to label the relationship and encourages their creative pursuits, in and out of the bedroom. Giving an Aquarian some space can actually increase their interest, as it excites them and will likely make them miss you more.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Known for their empathetic nature, sensitivity, and romantic spirit, Pisces value emotional connection in their relationships. They are turned off by emotional coldness, insensitivity, or negativity. Pisces desire partners who can connect with them on an emotional level and they’ll be attracted to you if you can deepen the intimacy between you, taking them to a place they’ve never been before. They need someone who appreciates them and shares their dream of creating the ultimate fairytale. A big turn on for a Pisces is someone who understands their emotional needs and isn’t afraid to explore their curiosities with them.
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