(March 21st to April 19th)
Say what you will about an Aries, but they’re out there doing cooler shit than you. Break up with one and you’ll find yourself in bed watching Friends for the thousandth time while you scroll through their Insta feed of them having dinner with friends you haven’t seen before, in a new city, on a cool boat — just about everything that makes you feel like a homebody blob without them. An Aries is the one that brings excitement to a relationship, after their relationships end it’s inevitable that their exes realize their lives are a little bit boring now.
(April 20th to May 21st)
No one will ever make you feel as secure as a Taurus will. They’re a tough nut to crack, but once you’re in you know you’re in for life. They don’t change their minds easily so you know that even if you’re fighting at the moment or you did something to upset them — they aren’t going to withdraw. The next person you date will be more volatile than this (everyone is) and you’ll miss the way a Taurus makes it known that temporary setbacks are just that.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
After you date a Gemini, everyone else seems boring and lackluster by comparison. Geminis ooze passion. They wake up every day with the joie de vivre to do something new and exciting that day. It’s hard to let someone who brightens up your life this much walk away.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
No one will love you like a Cancer will love you. It’s almost impossible not to look back for the rest of your life and wonder if your current partner loves you as deeply and as unconditionally as your Cancerian ex did. There will always be a twinge of regret there, that despite all the reasons you weren’t working out, that that was still the realest love you’ll ever experience.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Leos are leaders, but they also care very deeply what their partner thinks of them. They will forge a unique life for the couple — always checking in, always making sure their partner is completely happy too. After the breakup, their ex will miss how much importance the Leo placed on their opinion. It’s a daily ego boost that’s definitely not common with most other people.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
A Virgo makes their partners life so, so, so much better than it was before. Being with one means being with someone who knows how to do everything and is hell bent on upgrading your life. They’ll put all your bills on auto-pay, set up your cable, rearrange your furniture so everything just flows. It’s like flying first class and then having to go back to coach.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Libras are incredibly charming and gifted with the best social skills in the Zodiac. Date one and you’ll feel like you are this special partner to someone who makes you feel cool and totally understood and like there’s no other couple that could be so perfect for each other. This is exactly the insecurity you’ll walk away with, too. Will anyone else ever understand you so completely? Will the feel like a partner who is almost an effortless extension of yourself? Probably not, no.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Scorpios are the perfect balance between a bad bitch that can get anything done — and a deep lover with high emotional intelligence. It’s totally rare for both these things to exist in the same person and it’s likely that when your ex inevitably settles for one or the other, they miss the spark of your dual nature.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
A Sagittarius will make staying at home and cooking spaghetti together the most fun night of your life. They have an infectious spirit and a killer sense of humor. After breaking up with one, it’s hard for their ex not to miss how fun they were capable of making everything. Suddenly everyone else in the world seems like they have a stick up their butt because they take everything so much more seriously.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Capricorns aren’t a part of a couple that is not a power couple. From afar, they’re the kind of person everyone wants to be: successful, chic, basically flawless in every way. Moving on from a Capricorn is always a downgrade because you’re always moving on to something lesser. You’ll always wonder if the life you had with them was a flash in the pan, or if you stayed maybe your life would be bigger than it is now.
(January 21st to February 18th)
When an Aquarius dates, they’re on a mission to make their partner a better person. “She makes me a better person” is a trope you hear in tons of wedding vows but in the case of an Aquarius, it’s true. You’ll start recycling because of an Aquarius, you’ll be less cynical — you’ll be a person who discovers they are patient and feel happy when they get to do something nice for someone else. Moving on, you’ll always wonder if that was the best you’ll ever be.
(February 19th to March 20th)
Pisces are gifted artists and deep thinkers in a way that never feels phony. To the extent that they are often broken up with because their partner is intimidated and feels inferior. But, even when they move on they will always think about the Pisces miss what it was like to be close to someone who was so special. They’ll worry they took the safe road and wonder if their life would be less boring if they’d chosen differently.