(March 21st to April 19th)
When you stop looking at a relationship as a ‘sentence’ or something that signifies the end of your fun, spontaneous life, and instead start looking at it as a chance for you to gain a teammate and partner to experience your adventures with.
(April 20th to May 21st)
When you stop trying to control all aspects of your love life and learn that all you can do is be your most true, genuine self – and that you have no control over the feelings of the other person.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
When you stop trying to put on a facade in front of whoever you date, and when you understand that when you’ve found the right person, you don’t have to be perfect and happy and put-together all the time – because with the right person, you’re supposed to work through your struggles, anxieties, and insecurities.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
When you finally learn that unconditional love is not the same thing as letting someone treat you poorly and walk all over you – and when you finally understand that someone needs to earn your love and reciprocate it 100% if you’re going to give them your whole heart.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
When you learn to be more adaptable, flexible, and patient with your love life – instead of looking at it as something that has to follow a strict set of rules and a very specific timeline.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
When you stop trying to find reasons why your relationship won’t work out – when you stop going back to your supposed comfort zone in which you come up with every possible scenario of why this relationship won’t work out (because that’s what makes you feel most in control) and instead just try to live in the moment with the other person and let yourself feel what you want to feel.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
When you stop convincing yourself that the start of a relationship means the end of your fun and independent lifestyle. Up until now you’ve always gotten restless in relationships and seen them as something that only sucks all the excitement out of your life – so until you realize that a relationship with the right person only makes your life more full and happy and independent, you’ll stay single.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
When you stop being secretive, stubborn, and overly private about your life and become okay with the fact that being in a relationship means that the two of you will need to depend on each other sometimes, because that’s what a partnership is.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
When you actually decide that you want to start seriously dating and/or be in a relationship with someone, instead of just passively floating through your love life like you have in the past and while depending on the other person to make the first move.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
When you stop looking at love so formulaically and instead understand that it is a strange and overwhelming experience in which you have to be willing to be vulnerable and be open to all the unpredictable situations love will throw your way.
(January 21st to February 18th)
When you stop trying to ‘protect’ yourself, realize that remaining emotionally detached is only causing you pain, and start being willing to take risks with your heart – because with the right person, the fear and discomfort and uneasiness of risking heartbreak will always be worth it.
(February 19th to March 20th)
When you stop looking at deep and amazing love as something only other people experience – and realize you are just as deserving (and capable) of experiencing true, incredible, over-the-moon love as anyone else in this world.