Maintaining relationships is hard work, even when it comes to the most compatible ones. When it comes to looking for a partner, you also have to lower your expectations. That does not mean to lower your standards, as you never want to settle for a partner that will not provide you with everything that would not make you happy. However, the truth is that there is no such thing as a perfect relationship, and you have to expect that your partner will have flaws – as you do?
However, once again, lowering your expectations does not mean lowering standards. That means you will have dealbreakers when it comes to relationships. Some things you will accept, and there are other things that you will not take. What is your main relationship dealbreaker? Let’s find that out based on your zodiac sign.
Aries – A Partner That Cannot Handle Conflict
Aries, you are full of fire, so your sign in the zodiac is the first fire one. Mars is your sign’s ruler, and you need action, and you need to have conversations, even if they can be somewhat uncomfortable. You may think that you cannot handle someone who wants to be sedentary or lazy since you are energetic. However, that is not your dealbreaker because you know how to convince them to move along with you physically.
Your dealbreaker is a partner that avoids conflict. You are very upfront, and you want to hash things out, and you have no problem with getting to the bottom of things, even during uncomfortable times. You must have a partner that can handle conflict for you to stay with them. Otherwise, they cannot stay with you.
Taurus – An Unpredictable Partner
Taurus, you need your routine, and you need security. You need predictability because you dislike change unless you are the one ready to make the change. The one thing you look for in a partner is that they will respect your need for a routine and one that is stable. You cannot have a relationship with someone who doesn’t like to be on any routine and one who is spontaneous.
The last thing you want is to look forward to your evening enjoying a cup of tea and watching a movie that you do nightly – and then your partner suddenly drops by without letting you know beforehand and wants to go to the movie suddenly. A partner who does that will not stay with you for very long.
Gemini – Poor Communication
Gemini is an air sign, and air signs are communicative as Mercury is the ruler. Therefore, the one thing that Gemini expects in a relationship is communication. The Gemini would be pleased to have a partner who has the same curiosity as they do when learning new things. A bonus is an interest in intellectual stimulation. However, at the very least, the partner has to talk to them.
If you are a Gemini, how many times have you had to break up with someone because they refused to talk? You may have lost count. That is because that is a dealbreaker for you. The straw that breaks the camel’s back is when they behave passive-aggressive with you because they are upset with you but refuse to talk about why.
Cancer – Not Wanting a Family Is a Dealbreaker
Cancer is all about their home and family. Therefore, it is not a surprise that if you are a Cancer and you hooked up with someone who said they did not want to have a family of their own, you would end the relationship. If your partner does not want to have kids, there is no sense in continuing the relationship. You don’t want to talk about it on the first date, but once you get deeper into the relationship, you can subtly talk about dreaming of having a family. That way, you will know where you stand based on the response you get to that.
Leo – Someone Who Does Not Appreciate Them
Leo, you are royalty, and you want your partner to know that. You want your partner to appreciate how amazing you are. Not only do you dress up for your partner in an impressive way, but you also are generous towards them because you are generous by nature. You want your partner to appreciate you and compliment you now and then. However, if you feel that your partner is taking you for granted – or worse, is critical of you in any way, you are not going to put up with that. You do not hesitate to cut ties with them, and if you are outraged, you may even ghost them.
Virgo – Someone Who Doesn’t Want to Improve Themselves
Virgo, you are highly analytical and clean, and you care about self-improvement. You also expect your partner to have the desire to improve themselves. If they are not organized and can be untidy, that is not a dealbreaker for you because you will want to encourage them to become that way. However, if they refuse to improve their habits and themselves as a whole, you will not have the patience for them. You must be with someone who wants to get better and to attain better habits. Otherwise, the relationship will not work.
Libra – Someone Who Has No Social Skills
Libra is all about fairness, balance and is the friendliest sign, which is why those with this sign are so charming. If you are a Libra, you would agree. You know you are very patient. However, there are some things that you will not stand for, and that includes those who have no social graces. That means if you are in a relationship with someone rude to waiters, rude to customer service representatives, and never says ‘hello’ to your friends – then they are out! You cannot be in a relationship with someone who has no social skills.
Scorpio – Lying
If you are a Scorpio, then you cannot deny that trust is the main thing that matters. You can forgive other annoyances as long as there is no betrayal of your trust involved. However, the one thing you cannot stand is lying and any dishonesty. Let’s face it. If your partner cheated on you and was brave enough to tell you, you would still end your relationship since that is the ultimate betrayal. However, you would also respect them for telling you the truth about it. It would be that much worse if you found out through other ways.
Sagittarius – Predictability
Sagittarius, you love and need adventure, and you want to try new things. You expect your partner to have an adventurous side. That is why your biggest turn-off in a relationship is if your partner wants to do the same things repeatedly without having any desire to try new things. You do not want someone who relies on a schedule or a set routine as a partner, as you would find that very frustrating. It would be best if you had excitement and fun, and a partner who is too predictable will not stimulate you at all.
Capricorn – Someone Who Has No Class
Capricorn, you are the reserved type, and you take everything seriously. You would expect your partner to be the same or have some class even if they want to have some fun once in a while. Remember, having fun sometimes is good for the soul, so you will want to balance that between work and responsibilities. However, you don’t mind if you have a partner that wants to have a good time sometimes. You do care if they are classy. If they are outspoken to the point that they make fools of themselves, have poor hygiene because they don’t want to shower, and don’t clean up after themselves, that is a dealbreaker. Your partner must have pride, and that is it.
Aquarius – Someone Who Attempts to Control Them
Aquarius, you know more than anyone how much you cannot stand having anyone tell you what to do. You march to your own beat, and you want freedom. You love being unique. Your ideal partner is a free spirit such as yourself, and you also know they would never attempt to control you in any way. Does that mean the relationship dealbreaker for you would be someone who is a clone? Not necessarily. That is if they don’t insist that you conform and control you in any way. If they do, then they are out.
Pisces – Someone Who Disregards Their Feelings
Pisces, you are sensitive, and you navigate this complex world through intuition. You have immense feelings, and you must be in a relationship with someone who takes them seriously. If you are in a relationship with someone who never disregards your feelings, you will have no reason to be dishonest with them. However, if you are in a relationship with someone who ignores and disregards your feelings, you cannot handle that. You are not the type who wants to have a conflict, but you will behave in a passive-aggressive way towards them. That will give them the message they need that you no longer can be with them.
You have your set of standards for what you will accept and won’t accept in a relationship. You may find that several of the traits described above are dealbreakers when it comes to your relationships. Remember that your sun sign only makes a fraction of who you are. Your Moon and rising sign have a lot of influence over you, which plays a role in your partner’s expectations. You want to keep your expectations realistic. However, at the same time, you never want to settle for a partner who goes against your boundaries and is not suitable for you.