Melanie has an advanced diploma in Behavioural Science, and has studied astrology for several years. She loves to enjoy the simple things in life with her family of four on her hobby farm in the country.
If you're looking for the ideal date this Valentine’s Day—or you've just found out your crush's zodiac sign and want to know what THEIR ideal date is—you’ve come to the right place!
Fiery Aries is best suited with someone who isn't faint of heart. These folks appreciate a direct approach to love, and don't like to take a backseat. They're best paired with someone who will be flexible enough to let them lead, but brave enough to take the heat!
Ideal date: Anything active that will get the adrenaline pumping, and then after-drinks for a playful debate on just about any topic.
Most compatible with: Aquarius, Sagittarius, Gemini
Taureans don't like being rushed into anything, but once comfortable a Taurus will be happy to share their sensual side. They hit it off best with someone who makes them feel needed and valuable.
Ideal date: Hotel getaway with fancy room service. It gives the feel of staying in, while being pampered.
Most compatible with: Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo
Geminis need excitement and mental stimulation. These flirtatious intellectuals enjoy the company of those who will be open to trying new things and won't weigh down their naturally light mood with too much serious conversation.
Ideal date: A party or dance where there is much going on and lot of conversation to be had.
Most compatible with: Libra, Aquarius, Leo
Yes, it's true that Cancers are the most sensitive sign of the zodiac, so they are best suited for someone who possesses sympathy and tact. If you're going to try to win them over with flattery, be sure it's sincere.
Ideal date: The stereotypical, romanticized sunset on a beach with heartfelt conversation.
Most compatible with: Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
These kings and queens of the zodiac are outgoing, social and love being seen. They need a date they can show off—but will also lovingly adore them. Leos are best with someone who will let them take center stage and applaud them as they do.
Ideal date: Fancy dinner after the opening of a new gallery or other big social event.
Most compatible with: Sagittarius, Aries, Gemini
Virgos are not ones for loud, obnoxious chaos. They are very compatible with someone who will understand their distinctive needs and appreciate their dutiful nurturing. They really enjoy intelligent conversation and practicality.
Ideal date: A trip to Whole Foods or bonding over animal volunteer work.
Most compatible with: Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer
These charming beauties love great conversation and class. A Libra may have high standards, but they're pleasant to socialize with and hit it off beautifully with those who can discuss topics from different viewpoints. Close-mindedness is a turn-off for them.
Ideal date: Great tasting food, classy ambience and harmonious music.
Most compatible with: Leo, Gemini, Aquarius
Known for their depth and intensity, Scorpios are not shallow people and need a date that is genuine and respects their passion. These individuals appreciate romance, but nothing light hearted or superficial.
Ideal date: An evening on a boat, stargazing with deep conversation.
Most compatible with: Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
Adventurous and energetic, Sagittarians need a date who can keep up with them physically and mentally. Their wanderlust hearts are won over by carefree escapades and philosophical discussion.
Ideal date: Hiking the backcountry or exploring Chinatown while contemplating the meaning of life.
Most compatible with: Aquarius, Leo, Aries
Capricorns are traditional and rule abiding. They prefer to mingle with dependable and trustworthy folk and aren't fans of obnoxious and flamboyant displays of appearance. While they welcome serious discussion, they appreciate someone making them laugh to lighten their mood.
Ideal date: A classy (but not pointlessly expensive) dinner.
Most compatible with: Virgo, Scorpio, Taurus
Social and quirky, these unique people have a love for all things strange and different. Their ideal match is someone who isn't quick to judge and can appreciate their eccentric tastes. They value anyone's ability to fly their freak-flag.
Ideal date: The Science Center followed by a dinner that includes interesting food fusions.
Most compatible with: Gemini, Aries, Libra
Pisceans are not overtly social, so they often enjoy someone who will take the lead on a date. These whimsical romantics are compassionate and great listeners. They hit it off best with someone of similar qualities.
Ideal date: Anything to do with the arts: music, theatre, art galleries or paint nights.
Most compatible with: Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus