What you value the most in a relationship and seek from a potential partner depends a lot on your personality, which can be understood better by knowing your Chinese zodiac sign.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on September 13, 2019. It has since been updated.
Finding someone who shares the same values as us is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But we don't want to compromise on it because it's important that we have someone who will support us and help us achieve our dreams the way we do them. Of course, this doesn't mean we want them to be an exact replica of what we had in our mind, but it's almost a given that finding a partner with the same values as us will help forge a deeper and better connection with them. So then what exactly are the things that you value the most in your relationship, according to your Chinese zodiac sign?
But before that, here's how you can find out what your Chinese zodiac sign is.
When it comes to your partner, you need to know that they're as committed to this relationship as you are. For you, relationships are no joking matter, and you hate being manipulated by your partner. You expect that your partner put in the effort to share their true feelings the way you do because otherwise, you feel it's not worth it. You want to know that this relationship matters to them and that they take it seriously. After all, you're in it for the long haul and if they aren't, you don't mind saying goodbye.
You are dead serious about your future — especially when it involves marriage. Though you may not be a typical romantic, you do have faith in your steadfastness and getting to that stage in life with your partner. With you, it's go-big-or-go-home and your partner needs to show the same commitment. You are devoted to your partner, though not at the risk of your own self. Your partner will never have to worry about you straying. But that doesn't mean your partner will be allowed to walk all over you just because of it.
You are one of the more sensitive zodiac signs and you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve. You love falling in love and truly bask in the love of your partner. Since your sensitive nature can become intense, not many people can handle it which is why you look for a partner who is willing to open up to you the way you do to them. You genuinely care about their feelings and want them to trust you with their vulnerabilities. The moment they try to emotionally blackmail you though, you just won't stand for it.
Long walks on the beach, dinner in a cozy restaurant, surprise gifts — you live for these romantic things. In your relationship, you know that the spark that brought you and your partner together needs to be kept alive, which is why you hold romance in high esteem. For you, it's these little gestures that help strengthen the bond between both of you and your partner. However, like a radar, you know when the romance ends that the relationship might be coming to an end.
Though you might be a bit passive and enjoy being pursued romantically, once you get into the relationship, it's down to brass tacks. And for you, that includes honesty. You prefer the truth from your partner over anything because at least you'll know how to move on from there. It's what allows your relationship to develop slowly and naturally, giving both of you the chance to grow together and closer. However, the moment there is a hint of dishonesty in your relationship, your trust is lost and it's not easy to win back.
You're not one for the cliched romance scenes and can even come off as disinterested in it. Rather, you prefer a relationship that honors practicality over seemingly frivolous romance. Getting help from your partner around the house, running errands together, supporting each other — that's more your style. However, just because you like your relationship like this doesn't mean you don't enjoy the occasional romantic getaway or doing fun things together.
When it comes to being in a relationship, you prefer to be with someone who you see a future with or not at all. Because once you are in it, you are utterly loyal to them. You might feel lonely without a significant other but you need to know that your loyalty will be reciprocated. You genuinely care and love your partner and want to show them that you're sincere in your efforts to build the bond with them. However, if they try to abuse your trust in them, you know you won't hesitate to put your own happiness first.
You are beautiful, sweet, kind and courteous — all traits that make you extremely approachable and desirable to others, especially your partner. And they are the person you never hesitate to share all your deeper feelings and insecurities with. You want to be able to make the bond between both of you so strong that no force can break it and are willing to do whatever it takes to make the relationship survive. However, if your partner doesn't reciprocate any of these feelings, you might start to wonder if they're the right one for you.
You cannot get into a relationship without already having built a foundation of trust between the two of you. You take relationships very seriously and need to know that you can not only trust your partner to be loyal and genuine but also willing to put in the effort to make it work. The future for you is a vision of you and your partner growing old together. However, should they come out as being untrustworthy, you won't take it sitting down.
When you get into a relationship, you don't look for something that will only last a short while. You know what you want and won't let anything stand in the way of it. That's why you're extremely picky with your partners because you are looking for someone who is worth the years that you're willing to invest your effort and love in. Usually, you're a good judge of character but if you do land up with a significant other who isn't willing to see your vision, you might just bid adieu to them.
For you, patience is an extremely important factor in your relationship. You are aware of how much misunderstandings can affect the way you connect with your partner and so patience on both your part and theirs can help you clear it up. Which is why a partner who is quick to react and argue isn't someone you choose to be with because you can't be the only one making that effort. In fact, part of your inner strength stems from your exceptional patience, which helps you listen and truly hear your partner.
You have a sensitive side that is so attuned to the world that it seems to speak to you. And being able to hear that built up your need to strengthen your communication especially with your partner. You want to be able to talk to your partner about anything, including your deepest secrets and most vulnerable insecurities. But you also expect that from them and if they aren't willing to reciprocate that, you just may re-evaluate your bond with them.Disclaimer : This article is for your entertainment / infotainment purposes.