Here’s The Role You’d Play In A Rom Com, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

The homewrecker.

The thing is, when you fall in love with someone else who’s already taken, you’re not going to see yourself as a bad guy, Aries — on the contrary, you’re going to consider yourself the hero who will swoop in and sweep your love interest off their feet, unlike their evil significant other. Of course, that’s not really how it works, but you’re the main character in this rom com, so you won’t have to suffer too many consequences. You’ll come up with plenty of ridiculous antics to try to break apart the couple and seduce your love interest, and you’ll inevitably go too far and completely piss them off at some point. But don’t worry, the falling out will be short-lived — before long, the apple of your eye will realize they were with the wrong person all along and come back to you, but not until you grovel a bit and show some humility. Just admit your mistakes and the happy ending is all yours.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

The secret softy.

You’d never admit it, but you’ve got layers. When we meet you at the beginning of the movie, you’ll seem stony-faced and logical and nearly unbreakable. But the more we get to know your character, the more we’ll realize what a big softy you are inside. Sure, you want the world to think you’re made of stone, and you try your best to seem like you don’t care, but something about that one special person always makes you act in ways you don’t want to. You become the ultimate romantic once you start to fall in love, and you’d do anything for the person who holds your heart. Everyone else in the film will wonder what your love interests sees in you, but the audience understands — after all, we were lucky enough to experience everything right along with you, and now we all wish we had someone like you we could fall in love with.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

The center of a love triangle.

Oh, Gemini, how indecisive you are. Is it really so surprising that you’ve got a Team Edward vs. Team Jacob vibe going on here? You’re the character in the movie that has quite a few people declaring their love for you, but can you blame them? You make every single one of them feel like they have a chance, probably because you can’t help but fall in love with each of them a little, too. You’ll string them along until the end of the movie, constantly going back and forth between them (and torturing yourself over who truly deserves your heart) until you’re finally forced to decide which of them you can’t live without. It’ll make for an addicting love story, that’s for sure, and everyone will fight constantly about who you should’ve ended up with, but we’ll all feel a little bad for the one you leave pining for you unrequitedly for the rest of their life.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

The one who’s caught up on the wrong person.

You’ve got it all wrong from the very beginning, Cancer. We can tell you’re head-over-heels the moment we see you onscreen — the problem is, it’s for the completely wrong person. All the while you’re completely hung up on someone who won’t even give you the time of day, there’s someone else in your life who’s completely smitten by you and you’re 100 percent oblivious. It’ll take a lot of convincing and a few unfortunate encounters before you’re finally disillusioned and realize the person you swore you were in love with is nothing like what you actually thought. But don’t worry — you may not end up with the person you always dreamed of, but you’ll realize the perfect person was always right beside you and you were always too blind to see it. It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster for you, but once you finally step off, you’ll have your happily ever after.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

The popular kid.

You’re the kid in high school we all wanted to be. You’ve got plenty of adoring fans and an impressive line of people just waiting to get a chance to date you. What surprises you, though, is that very few of them rarely interest you — sure, you’re not opposed to dating, but something always seems to be missing. You’ll have much more fun picking on the overlooked nerd or bickering with the new kid — someone who doesn’t give a damn about how cool and charming you are — and before you know it, you’ll realize they actually make you happy. They’re not at all your usual type, and you’ll shock the entire school (and yourself) when you end up falling for them. It was all fun and games at first, but you’ll find yourself fighting the status quo just to be with the person you want to be with — but isn’t it worth it for love?

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

The friend-turned-lover.

It’s a shock to no one but you when you start to realize your feelings for your best friend are a little more than, well, friendly. You’ve been by each other’s sides forever — you’re there for every triumph, every failure, every heartbreak — but for some reason it wasn’t until now that you realize how much you mean to each other. There are going to be plenty of rom com antics when you find out your BFF is dating someone else and you’ve got to play the part of the supportive bestie, and you’ll inevitably have a falling out when you get jealous and go too far trying to break them up. But have no fear, Virgo — in chick flicks, this couple always works out in the end. You two will make up and finally admit your feelings, becoming the couple literally everyone in your life had predicted you’d become from the moment you two met.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

The longtime lover.

When it comes to love, you don’t half-ass things, Libra. While some people love the rush of whirlwind romances, you prefer to take your time and build the perfect foundation for a relationship. So it shouldn’t surprise you that your movie isn’t about falling in love for the first time — instead, it’s about falling in love again and again with the person you’re already with. That’s right, we’re talking The Five Year Engagement-level love. There are plenty of trials and roadblocks along the way, but your love is strong enough to stand the test of time. Your relationship will be like Jim and Pam from The Office — we don’t get to see exactly when the sparks started to fly, but we do get to watch you build your life with your soulmate, and damn it, we just can’t get enough.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

The tortured soul.

You’re the bad boy our mothers warned us about and the femme fatale we read about in books. Either way, you pulled us in with your mysterious, broody presence and kept us around by revealing your innermost secrets. We can’t even blame the hero/heroine for falling in love with you, because we fell in love with you just from watching you onscreen. Something about you is addicting, Scorpio, and even when your love interest knows they might be better off without you, they just keep coming back for more. You might do some questionable things, and your reputation could use some work, but the things you’ll do for love are undeniably swoon-worthy. Besides, you’re just misunderstood, we swear. So what if you’ve been suspended from school three times this year? So what if you’ve got some dark secret that’s actually a little terrifying? We’d all like one of you for ourselves, anyway.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st )

The one who ends up alone.

Before you freak out on me, Sag, hear me out: you’re the character who ends up alone at the end of the movie, but not because you’re not worthy of love. On the contrary, you’re worthy of so much more than what people are trying to offer you. You’ve have a whole line of people trying to prove they deserve your heart, but through trial and error and plenty of rom com antics, you start to realize they’re all pretty terrible and not worth your time (yes, even the really hot one). By the time the end credits roll around, you’ve already rejected them all and have decided it’s time to move on with your life. You know better than to settle — you’re a free spirit, and you don’t mind being alone until you find someone who can match your pace. Maybe you didn’t find the love of your life this time around, but you did learn a thing or two about self-love. Besides, you got to make out with the hot love interest anyway. We’re hopeful for you.

Capricorn: (December 22nd – January 19th)

The sophisticated snob.

Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’re going to spend the movie trying to deny your attraction to someone who is — how should we say this — below you. Face it, Capricorn, you’re kind of a snob, and you expect your partner to be as sophisticated and accomplished as you are. The moment you meet the future love of your life, you’re sure to snub them for some reason or another. You’ll go on plenty of dates with people who are more your calibre, but the spark always seems to be missing. You still haven’t quite figured out that you can’t just pick and choose who you fall in love with, which is probably why you can’t quite understand why you’re so drawn to the person you wrote off as “low class”. But by the end of the movie, you’ll finally let go of your pride and date the person you least expected. It might sound like a hit to the ego, but you won’t care once you realize what you once stuck up your nose to is all you really wanted all along.

Aquarius: (January 20th – February 18th)

The quirky artist.

You definitely take center stage in this chick flick as the artsy idealist who grabs everyone’s attention. You’re wonderfully weird and unconventionally funny, not to mention kind of a rebel. You put the “com” in “rom com” with your ridiculous antics and quick-witted comebacks, and it’s really no surprise to anyone that you’ve got one or two people completely intrigued — and a little infatuated. There’s tons of chemistry between you and your love interest, who’s drawn to your sensitive, artistic side and completely thrown off by your zany lifestyle and off-the-wall ideas. And though it may take you a little time to warm up to the idea, you’ll find that the person you clash with the most just might be the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. You won’t have the conventional love story ending (sorry, no Empire State Building for you), but you’ll end up with the love of your life all the same — you’ll just do it your way, which is unlike anyone else’s.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

The nerd-turned-beauty queen.

You’re the quiet, nerdy kid in the film who’s often overlooked in class, but not for long, Pisces. For some reason or another, you’ve caught the eye of the popular kid you always thought was way out of your league, and they’re about to change your life forever. You’re not used to the attention, and you may not love the limelight, but the moment the cool kid coaxes you to take off your glasses and everyone realizes just how beautiful you actually are, you suddenly become the center of all the gossip. All you wanted was to quietly live your life drama-free, but you don’t have that luxury anymore. You’ll make a few enemies along the way, and there will be plenty of heartbreaking misunderstandings between you and your future beau, but you’ll get the surprise of your life when you finally fall in love with the person who convinced you to step out of your comfort zone — and who knew you were beautiful inside and out all along. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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