Finding love is easy, but finding true, long lasting love can be tricky business. Let the stars guide you towards your ideal mate.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on August 9, 2019. It has since been updated.
We meet all kinds of people in life, some who we find more attractive than others. However, can we pursue a relationship with everyone we find attractive? After the initial sexual chemistry diminishes a bit and you really get to know each other, you might be left with regrets over your choice of partner. If you want to make the process easier for you, seek help from the stars. Chinese astrology is an ancient zodiac system that can guide you to find the best partner.
Best matches: Ox, Dragon, Monkey
Those born in the rat sign are action-oriented and intelligent people. They are attracted to those who show similar traits. You take relationships seriously and are responsible towards your partners.
Worst matches: Horse, Rooster
Every relationship needs work and when you pair up with an independent spirit like Horse or the hot-tempered Rooster, the union may not be a smooth one.
Best matches: Rat, Snake, Rooster
You are steadfast and devoted. Once you make up your mind, you stick by it. You take commitment seriously just like Snake and Rooster.
Worst matches: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Sheep
You like to be in charge of a relationship and Tiger, Dragon, and Horse wouldn't let you do that while Sheep would be too submissive. You are a go-getter and being with any of these people will make you unhappy.
Best matches: Dragon, Horse, Pig
You are known for your bravery and are a charming person. These signs will know how to get on board with the flashy part of your personality. It will be a relationship of equals.
Worst matches: Ox, Tiger, Snake, Monkey
You will have different values than the Ox and Monkey. With Snake you will always be engaged in playing games with each while another Tiger might try to steal your spotlight. All relationships are about compromise and if you can manage that you will have a smoother time with these signs.
Best matches: Sheep, Monkey, Dog, Pig
You are well-matched with these signs since all of them will be complimentary to you. There will be passion and enthusiasm from both ends in these partnerships.
Worst matches: Snake, Rooster
It will be hard to have a relationship with either of them since one is picky and the other complains a lot. Both will add relationship anxiety.
Best matches: Rooster, Rat, Monkey
Once you fall in love, you will show your feelings ardently. You are also prudent and devoted to your man, which is how the Rat, Rooster, and Monkey are as well.
Worst matches: Ox, Sheep, Dog
Both Ox and you will be strong-headed and neither is willing to bend, which makes compromises hard. With Dog and Sheep, your personality will not match much and you could be facing a lot of heated arguments or passive aggression.
Best matches: Dragon, Rooster
You are an intense and observant person. You value sophistication and someone who can hold up to your strong personality, which the Dragon and Rooster can.
Worst matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Sheep, Pig
Since you have a big and strong personality, other signs with big personalities see you as a competition while Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig are very different than you. You will have multiple misunderstandings with each other, which makes having a stable relationship that much harder.
Best matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
You are an independent spirit who is realistic and practical in relationships. Tiger, Sheep, and Rabbit will understand this part of you and accept it.
Worst matches: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
Both Rat and Horse run a hot temper, which is why you would be unhappy with another Horse. While Rooster and Ox are very different than you, so you are unlikely to find common ground.
Best matches: Horse, Rabbit, Pig
You would be understanding towards each other. Since you are a fragile person, you want someone who would intuitively understand you and these signs can do that.
Worst matches: Ox, Tiger, Dog
There will be many arguments part of any union with these signs, and both partners will have to learn to simmer down. They can set off each other without even trying, which makes it harder to have a successful relationship.
Best matches: Ox, Rabbit
You are conservative about relationships and marriage. You take your time while choosing a partner, but when you do you are gentle and considerate with them. So, you need a partner who will be equally considerate with you.
Worst matches: Tiger, Pig
While Tiger will be more focussed on themselves, Pig is not great at communication with Monkey females. Your values are very different in life.
Best matches: Ox, Snake, Dragon
You and your partner can be supportive of each other's career. You would also have similar interests with people of these signs. They are your equals in terms of intelligence as well.
Worst matches: Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Dog
You can be very critical of each other and while you are independent and a self-starter, others might not understand your ambition.
Best match: Rabbit, Tiger, Rat, Monkey
You are generous and believe in collaborating. You are a people's person with a strong moral compass. You will have mutual respect with those born in these signs. From values to common interests, there will be many things binding you together.
Worst matches: Dragon, Sheep, Rooster, Dog
You will have a hard time understanding each other. It's like you speak different languages entirely. Even with docile Sheep, who is understanding towards all, there will be issues in comprehending each other.
Best matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep
Pig is noble and philanthropic, but not completely humble. You command respect and value honesty in others. With these signs, you will find loyalty and a partner that is willing to understand you.
Worst matches: Snake, Monkey, Rooster
You could be very suspicious of each other and it is going to be one highly unstable relationship. Both of you can aggravate each other making it an anxious union.
To know what your Chinese zodiac sign is, check the chart below: