September 2020 horoscopes: Dating in a pandemic

With fall just around the corner, we’re putting some time and effort into doing a little bit of nesting. For some of us, this month, that will mean putting ourselves out there to try to find a partner or partners to let into our pandemic pod. Read on to find out what this will look like for your sign.


August 23rd - September 22nd
For being the “virgin” of the zodiac, you are pretty damn sexual. Especially lately. You’ve been exploring the depths of your sexuality in a way you never have before, and that has brought up a whole new set of considerations around desire, boundaries, and play. Though you are still your modest and straight-laced self outwardly, you may find more overt sexual suggestions from potential partners exciting, and this month will be a good time to figure out what you do and don’t want in your life. Do your best to discover and honor your “yes” versus your “no,” especially mid-month.


September 23rd - October 22nd
If you’ve been dipping a toe in the dating pool lately, you may have experienced some aggressive and huffy energy coming at you. Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell in advance how someone will behave in person, but luckily you are masterful at gracefully bowing out of a less-than-ideal date. This will be a good month for spending more time communicating with a potential date before meeting up—especially since you’ll want to make sure they’re worth the risk of venturing out of the house.


October 23rd - November 21st
Putting in as much hard work as you have been lately can be hard on your mental and physical health, which doesn’t leave you a lot of energy to spend on your dating life. But you can definitely cultivate a thriving dating life if you put yourself out there amongst like-minded folks. (Namely: the serious, the committed, and the genuine.) If swiping right isn’t getting you as many quality dates as you’d like, try attending some Zoom meet-ups around topics that interest you to see if can meet someone worth your time that way.


November 22nd - December 21st
You may be feeling a tad intellectually aggressive this month, and it could transform a simple date into a full philosophical debate. Which could be fine if the date is with someone who’s a good match for you. But it could also be that you’re just extra annoyed generally, and your biggest pet peeve, the self-important know-it-all, keeps showing up in your life to trigger you. Either way, you’re smart and opinionated, which is a great thing—and chances are, if you meet the right person, they will be able to match fire with fire (and won’t be a self-important know-it-all in the first place).


December 22nd - January 19th
Though you may start off the month just feeling kind of “what’s the point?” about dating, don’t worry. It will pass. You might be tempted to blame it on your career, which has been ramping up to the next level lately, or on other time sucks that are sapping your availability and your energy. But in reality, you may just be feeling at odds with the dating energy that’s coming at you this month, and that’s perfectly fine. You may do best hanging with close connections right now rather than swiping right on new suitors.


January 20th - February 18th
You’re feeling some low-key (or maybe high-key) aggro feelings about deep stuff right now, and that’s not exactly the ideal set-up for a light and fun dating life. Though you may not feel like talking about what’s going on, closeness with someone could help lighten the intensity of what you’re feeling, and that need may be enough to drive you into the dating pool this month. Don’t be surprised though if it’s a long-time friend, not someone new, who shows up and gives you some much-needed love at this time.


February 19th - March 20th
If you’ve found yourself saying “I WANT to date…I just can’t afford it!” lately, you’re not alone. Things are tight for a lot of people right now. First of all, be proud of yourself for doing your best to budget so you can cover the essentials and even work towards your long-term goals. Dating somebody who’s on the same pragmatic goal train as you will make things so much easier. See if you can find yourself a Capricorn, Taurus, or Virgo—they’ll definitely understand your situation.


March 21st - April 19th
Though you are typically on fire when it comes to dating, this month may suddenly cool you off a bit. You may not be able to explain why, but suddenly, you’ll feel the need to hit the brakes on your love life. Whatever it is that’s forcing you to stop and re-assess your dating choices may be frustrating, but never fear. There’s some good luck around the corner this month—it’s just likely to take a different form than you expect it to.


April 20th - May 20th
A long list of intense desires is fueling your dating life right now. You’ve always had high standards and lots of deal-breakers, but now, you’re becoming aware of some very specific ones you didn’t even know you had. Whether you’re putting yourself out there or being pursued, your experiences are likely to challenge you this month, bringing out your stubbornness and your deeply-held opinions. The right person will delight in your true personality, so don’t let anyone tell you you’re “too much.” And whatever you do, don’t try to change yourself for someone else’s comfort—the truth will come out eventually anyways.


May 21st - June 20th
Your never-ending curiosity can land you in a lot of interesting situations, and your dating life is no exception. But this month, it may be a need for sexual exploration that gives direction to your dating life. Though it could all be light and fun, it also has the potential to entangle you in deep and powerful feelings that could do damage if not handled properly. Make sure that you and your partner(s) are well-intentioned, and you’ll be better than fine.


June 21st - July 22nd
Having worked through so much deep stuff lately, you may feel like casual dating is just too superficial for you now. But that doesn’t mean that others aren’t still interested in dating you. You are definitely attracting love interests, but you are not mincing words anymore when it comes to whether you’re interested or not. You just don’t have time for anybody who can’t handle your heart responsibly, and if you get even the smallest whiff of ego or shallowness off a potential partner, you’re out.


July 23rd - August 22nd
Though dating may be a fun opportunity for you to go out and expose your gloriousness to the world, this month, you may find your insecurities roused when a particular love interest tries to get a little closer to you. Underneath it all, you may just not be feeling at the top of your game lately (especially when it comes to your position with work/finances), and pushing them away feels easier than letting them see that side of you. Trust us though, you’re being too hard on yourself. And your love interest doesn’t need to see you as flawless to know that you’re absolutely perfect.


P.S. Need some dating tips that will work while social distancing? We’ve got you, boo.

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