While dating has been a fresh hell for time immemorial, the advent of technology has made it more convenient, if not more fruitful.
According to the Matchmaking Company, the trifecta of good looks, an engaging bio, and shared interests determine whether 28% of people swipe right.
The top reasons to pass, pass. pass are perceived unattractiveness (32%), mismatched bios (21%), and zero shared interests (20%).
It’s hard out here. And all who wade into the treacherous waters of online dating have found themselves awash in profiles that run the gamut from atrocious to aspirational.
However, per research provided by apps including Tinder, Bumble, and Match, your success, or lack thereof, could be star-driven.
Across these three major platforms and throughout the world at large, three signs get the most matches and report the highest number of connections.
Read on to learn more.
Leos are blessed with aesthetic sensibilities and ‘pick me,’ child star energy, meaning they know how to PRESENT and PERFORM. No dirty mirror bathroom selfies here, folks, only headshots. No cryptic lowercase bios, only pure, grammar checked aggrandizing.
This is not dating, this is a master class in PR.
It’s picking a carousel of photos that shows you are hot and interesting and curating a profile that proves you are worthy of worship. Astrology’s yellow journalists, all press is good press for a Leo, so they strike the balance of seeming out of your league, but also willing to slum for fun.
Endlessly giving ‘you don’t deserve me but I’m feeling magnanimous today,’ it’s catnip, it’s clickbait and it’s why these people consistently seal the deal and secure the swipe. All hail.
Cancer brings a signature blend of guarded compassion, one that says ‘my ex destroyed me and I’m still wearing their hoodie but I am a wistful romantic/glutton for punishment that is looking to purge my pain through sex.’
Cancers are the least emotionally available water sign (come at me) — those looking for love go all in on the crab combo of self-indulgently sad and utterly unattainable.
Cancers are open to deep conversation, afternoon delights and ghosting you when it feels too real, or when you finally topple off of the pedestal of broken seashells and childhood wishes upon which they place all potential partners.
Good while it lasts, Cancer panders to those looking for meaningful connection and/or sexual healing — AKA most of us.
Taurus hopefuls get swiped/swooped because they invariably have a picture where they look fancy and another where they’re simply wearing fancy pajamas. It’s called range, or pasture, whatever, pick a metaphor.
Bulls bow to the sacred altar of physical comfort. By proxy, they give others permission and invitation to live as casual hedonitsts too. They look cozy AF because they are, with themselves, with the world, with all things in it. Taureans seem to whisper, ‘I’ll make you come and then I’ll make you eggs florentine,’ a hard bargain to turn down. They’re also accountable and tend to keep the plans they make, equaling more follow-through.
Staunch leisure lovers, there is a certain ease of approach with Taurus singles. If you want to have sex and order takeout they are down, if you don’t it won’t shake them and they are too proud to beg, block or engage with someone that doesn’t respond to their obvious charms. Low risk, high returns with this ilk.
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as extensively chronicled her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls guide” to strip clubs and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.