When it comes to relationships, some people have “types” and others don’t. You may be the type who feels very laid back when it comes to dating. “I’m not picky!” you may think. “As long as he’s nice and has a good sense of humor, I’m willing to give it a shot.”
Yes, there are many of us who are pretty chill when it comes to the guys we will go on a couple dates with. But when it comes to real commitment, everyone has their deal breakers. Even the people who claim that they don’t have any! Deep down, everyone has that one thing that will send them running if they see it.
Your deal breaker might seem like a silly pet peeve to other people — but hey, it matters to you, and you get to call the shots in your relationships. Other times, your deal breaker might be something that WOULD really affect the course of your relationship. Either way, whatever your deal breaker is, it’s unlikely to change. You’ll probably always be judging potential significant others on this quality! Here is each zodiac sign’s one major deal breaker in a relationship — the stars will tell all!
24. Aries Guys: Can’t Date A Girl Who Won’t Leave Her Comfort Zone
Okay, this is one of those deal breakers that really does matter. If you know any Aries guys, you know that they love to travel and just do crazy spontaneous things. Seriously, these guys are not planners. They also like to be on the go as often as possible. They will typically look for jobs that allow them to travel, and if they are younger, they will take any opportunity to study abroad. So they need a girl who shares that outlook on life.
Now, here’s the funny thing — an Aries guy CAN date a girl who is a homebody, but this is where the deal breaker comes into play.
It’s okay if she prefers to stay in and chill, but she has to be willing to leave her comfort zone at times. If she’s open-minded about going on adventures, then that’s fine with Aries! She doesn’t have to be a huge a daredevil, but she definitely has to be okay with trying new things on a regular basis. If she is happy in her current ways and doesn’t want to consider anything new, then she is better off not dating an Aries guy — it will not end well!
23. Aries Girls: Won’t Work Out With A Guy Looking For A “Wifey” Type
Aries guys and Aries girls tend to have very similar personalities. That is something that really stands out about this sign — it isn’t true for every sign of the zodiac, but it is definitely true for Aries! Therefore, now that you have a little more background on what Aries guys are looking for in relationships, you probably can guess what an Aries girl is looking for, as well!
Basically, Aries girls need to be with guys who understand their love for travel and exploration. At the end of the day, they just can’t be with guys who expect them to stay home and take on typical “wifey” responsibilities. Now, this doesn’t mean that they will ignore all things domestic — they will always pick up after themselves, and they are happy to do the cooking every once in a while.
But could an Aries girl be with a guy who is looking for a more traditional relationship? While some girls today would still be totally happy with that, an Aries girl would not! She needs a guy who will let her enjoy her freedom and will still encourage her to be independent, not a guy who wants to just tie her down.
22. Taurus Guys: Won’t Be With A Messy Girl
You know how sometimes, you will go over to a guy’s house for the first time, walk into his room, and see that it is a total mess? Like, a pile of dirty laundry in the corner, clothes all over the floor, empty cans of soda on his desk…ugh, you get the picture. And of course, there’s that vaguely musty “boy” smell in the air — courtesy of the dirty laundry!
But if you walk into a Taurus guy’s house, it will be impeccably clean.
Seriously, you might catch yourself wondering if he secretly has a maid come in and tidy things up. But no, he just really likes his space to be clean at all times — he feels like a cluttered room will lead to a cluttered life. He really prides himself on cleanliness!
This is why Taurus guys cannot be with messy girls. That is his ultimate deal breaker! If you’re the type of girl who always has a mess in the backseat of her car, who leaves her dishes in the sink, who forgets to take out the trash…we’re sorry to break the news for you, but a Taurus guy would not be your best match in the zodiac!
21. Taurus Girls: Can’t Date A Disorganized Guy
So, we just explained why Taurus guys can’t date messy girls. Now, we know you might be thinking, “Wait, aren’t messy and disorganized the same thing?” Well, obviously they are related, but they are not quite the same. So, let’s explain why Taurus girls can’t date disorganized guys. As you probably already know, Taurus girls are SUPER organized. Seriously, they have like two planners going at any given time. They are the queens of bullet journaling. They definitely have a big wall calendar with every important event for the next six months already scheduled.
Taurus girls need a guy who is on that same level of organization. If you’re the type of guy who is late often, they will have no patience with you. If you never seem to know when your assignments are due, and your professors are always having to chase after you to get you to turn your essays in, you are definitely not the right guy for a Taurus girl. They need a guy who is on the same page as they are — you need to have your own life together before you even think about pursuing a Taurus girl! Or at least get yourself a planner.
20. Gemini Guys: Can’t Date An Introverted Girl
It’s no secret that Gemini men absolutely love to go out. They like to party and socialize with basically anyone who will talk to them! On any given Friday night, you can find them out on the town with a big group of friends, laughing, having a good time, and hopefully, flirting with a few cute girls. Gemini guys aren’t really big on committed relationships — and if you’ve ever tried to date one, you probably figured that out pretty quickly! But that does not mean that they will never settle down with “the one” when the time is right. However, they do have one major deal breaker.
Gemini guys simply can’t date introverted girls; if a Gemini guy is going to be committed to one girl, she needs to be just as extroverted as he is!
This is because the only way that a Gemini guy will be truly happy in a relationship is if he can still maintain some of his previous freedom. He needs to still be able to go out and socialize when he wants — but he just wants to do it with his girl by his side! That’s why he needs to be with an extrovert.
19. Gemini Girls: Won’t Date A Guy Who Would Rather Stay In
Now, Gemini girls can actually date introverted guys. But wait — didn’t we just say that she wouldn’t want to be with a guy who would rather stay in than go out? Yes — but you can be an introvert who still enjoys socializing! There are definitely introverts who have big groups of friends and enjoy social events. However, they just need a little more time to prepare and recharge after. This is the kind of introverted guy that a Gemini girl could actually be quite happy to date. However, she can’t date homebody guys. She is not the type of girl who wants to stay in and just “Netflix and chill” every single Friday night!
Gemini girls always liven up the party, and when they do get into relationships, they don’t intend on giving up their social lives in order to be with one person. They need a guy who wants to go out and have fun with them! He does not need to be the biggest social butterfly on the planet, but he needs to be down to have a good time. This is just the type of relationship that makes a Gemini girl the happiest in the long run.
18. Cancer Guys: Can’t Date A Girl Who Keeps Secrets
Before we get into this discussion, let’s get one thing straight — just because someone keeps secrets does not mean that they are a liar or disloyal in relationships. It could just mean that they are very guarded, and it will take them a long time to open up to someone. Or it could mean that when something does go wrong, they need a little bit of time to process their feelings and open up to their significant other about what happened. Some signs will be totally accepting of this. However, others will not. Cancer guys are one of those signs that feels like this is a deal breaker.
Here’s the thing about Cancer guys — they are honest to a fault.
In fact, they might be physically incapable of keeping a secret. They are definitely some of the most honest guys around. Why shouldn’t they try to find a girl who feels the same way? They would rather be with someone who confronts them with a hurtful truth than tries to comfort them with a lie. Yes, they can come across as sensitive nice guys, but trust us, they can handle it! They don’t want you to sugarcoat anything for them.
17. Cancer Girls: Won’t Date A Guy With A Sarcastic Sense Of Humor
As we just mentioned, Cancer guys are sensitive. So naturally, so are Cancer girls. You might think that everyone secretly loves a guy with a sarcastic sense of humor, but Cancer girls just do not fall into this camp! Honestly, this is one of their biggest deal breakers. The truth is that Cancer girls tend to hang out with friends who have similar personalities. Therefore, they aren’t used to dealing with a whole lot of sarcasm. They always have trouble telling whether or not someone is being serious!
Dating a sarcastic guy would just be a total disaster for any Cancer girl. He would make some sort of playful joke that he thought was funny, and then she would get super confused and ask if he was being serious. Oops! Suddenly, the joke no longer seems so funny when he can see that she is taking it quite seriously. And then the moment is totally ruined. Cancer girls know that it is just best if she sticks to guys who have a more straightforward sense of humor. She is totally aware that this is her deal breaker, and she would just rather date a guy who doesn’t poke fun at her.
16. Leo Guys: Can’t Date A Shy Girl
Leo guys are super confident in themselves, and they want the whole world to know it! They have no problem with showing off a little. Do they have to date a girl who also lives her life in the exact same way? No, but they would rather be with a girl who has a similar attitude. She doesn’t have to be the female version of him, but she should share a few important qualities. So, what’s the major deal breaker for a Leo guy? He just can’t date a shy girl. Nope, he needs to be with a girl who is outgoing. It’s okay if she is a bit introverted, and it’s definitely okay if she is more humble than he is!
Imagine two Leos together? That might be a little over the top!
But at the end of the day, she has to be outgoing and confident. Leo guys just do not fit well with shy and insecure girls. There’s nothing wrong with these girls — they just have some personal growth to go through! And that’s perfectly fine. We’re all on our own journeys, facing our own challenges. They’re just not quite right for the Leo guys out there.
15. Leo Girls: Won’t Date A Guy Without Confidence
Leo girls do have very similar personalities to Leo guys — as you can probably tell by their deal breakers! Simply put, these girls will not date a guy who isn’t already confident. They’re already happy with themselves, and they would rather date someone who has already mastered the art of self-love. They want to be with a guy who is proud of himself and his accomplishments. They don’t want to be holding someone’s hand while he goes through this learning process. Now, we admit, this does sound a little harsh — but let’s dig a little deeper here before we write off Leo girls.
Look, as super confident women, Leo girls are always having to help people out and lend a hand. Many people look up to them and want to figure out how to achieve what they have. So when a Leo girl gets into a relationship, she doesn’t want to be with someone who is only going to ask her the same questions and need help with the same things. She wants a guy who is on her level! That’s why this is basically her own deal breaker — and after all, wouldn’t everyone rather date a confident guy?
14. Virgo Guys: Can’t Date A Lazy Girl
It might already be pretty obvious that laziness would be a major deal breaker for Virgo guys! Seriously, this is the one trait that they truly cannot tolerate. Now, Virgo guys might not have Cancer-level work ethics, but they are definitely hard workers. They are highly motivated individuals. And the truth is that they just want to be with a girl who has that same mindset when it comes to working. They do not want to be with someone who is lazy.
Now, you may know that Virgo guys have a tendency to be very critical, and this is definitely true!
However, they don’t really have much of a “type” when it comes to dating. This may sound surprising, but it’s the truth. They are not really too picky except for a few key qualities. That’s why it’s so important for any girl who wants to date a Virgo guy to have a great work ethic. Otherwise, it simply will not work out. It doesn’t matter how funny you are, how many delicious home-cooked meals you prepare for him, or how many friends invite you out to parties — if you’re not a hard worker, it’s a big deal breaker!
13. Virgo Girls: Won’t Date A Guy Who’s Always Late
Punctuality is so important to Virgo girls. As you may already know, Virgo girls are very similar to Taurus girls when it comes to planning! They are the type to always have their watch on and always have a planner in their bag. That’s just how they go through life, and they wouldn’t want to do it any other way. Virgo girls find it very rude whenever someone is late. This is because when someone is late, Virgo girls feel like their time is just being totally disrespected.
They want to be with someone who respects their time, of course! Who wouldn’t?
Well, the fact of the matter is that some people do not care too much about punctuality. And if that’s how they are, that’s okay, but they can’t expect everyone else to simply put up with it. There are many people who would be okay with accepting lateness from a partner, but Virgo girls do not fall into that category. Lateness is every Virgo girl’s deal breaker! So if you want to date a Virgo girl, make sure that your planning skills are on point, and that you stop sleeping through your alarms — she needs a guy who’s on time!
12. Libra Guys: Can’t Date A Girl Who Just Wants Something Casual
On the surface, Libra guys often try to play it cool. They don’t want anyone to think that they’re super emotional and sensitive — but deep down, they really do have that side to them! It’s kind of adorable, actually.
But they also care a lot about what other people think, so they don’t always want “their boys” to figure out that they feel this way.
However, it’s the truth! So, here’s the Libra guy deal breaker: they can’t be with a girl who just wants a casual fling. Nope. They might try to act that way at first, but if you’ve been seeing a Libra guy for a while, just know if he didn’t have real feelings for you, he wouldn’t still be hanging out with you. That’s just the facts.
So if you are the type of girl who would rather have a casual fling than a serious relationship, maybe Libra guys are not right for you! But if you’re the type of girl who would much rather be with a guy who wants to commit to you right off the bat, Libra guys might just be perfect for you. Who knows, it could be written in the stars!
11. Libra Girls: Won’t Be With A Guy Who Is Emotionally Guarded
You might be surprised to hear this because after all, Libra girls can be quite emotionally guarded themselves! So, why should they have a higher standard for the guys that they date? Actually, this is exactly why this is their particular deal breaker. They need someone who will help them open up! They can’t be with someone who is just like them. They need to be with a guy who can help them change for the better. Otherwise, it is not going to work out.
Libra girls really need a guy who is kind of the opposite of them. You know how they say opposites attract? Well, look no further than Libra girls just to see proof of this in action! They will always tend to be attracted to guys who really seem to be nothing like them. But this is because they are self-aware. They want to be with guys who are emotionally open, sensitive, and willing to work with them and help them grow. So, if your Libra friend always seems to be going for guys who make you say, “Wait, what? You and him? Seriously?” Well, now you know the reason why she always does this!
10. Scorpio Guys: Can’t Date An Overly Sensitive Girl
As you probably already know, Scorpio men are known for being very sensitive. In fact, not only are they more sensitive than the average guy, they’re more sensitive than plenty of girls out there, too! But hey, there’s nothing wrong with that — our personalities do not have to match up with everyone’s expectations. Scorpio guys learn from a young age that they are often different from their other guy friends, and they need to accept and embrace it. This is why Scorpio guys have one particular deal breaker: they can’t date an overly sensitive girl.
In other words, other Scorpios are definitely out of the question!
You might think that this represents a double standard. If Scorpio guys are okay with sensitivity as a character trait, why is that not okay for the women they date? It’s because these guys KNOW that they need some emotional balance in their relationship. When we were talking about Libras, we mentioned that the phrase “opposites attract” isn’t just a phrase — it actually has a lot of truth to it! Now, you can see how this comes into play for Scorpio guys. They are definitely attracted to girls who are different from them.
9. Scorpio Girls: Can’t Date A “Tough” Guy
So, we just mentioned that Scorpio guys don’t want to date super sensitive girls. But here’s the tricky part — Scorpio girls don’t want to date “tough guys.” You know, the type who are super masculine, love sports, lift weights, can be hot-headed when someone makes one wrong comment. Yea, that’s not what Scorpio girls are all about, and they definitely do not want to date a guy like that. This means that Scorpio girls do find themselves attracted to Scorpio guys fairly often—but Scorpio guys know that it’s not going to work out, so they tend to back out early on. However, this obviously can leave Scorpio girls heartbroken pretty often.
This is definitely a deal breaker for a Scorpio girl. They don’t want a guy who comes across as too “manly” and tough — they really would rather be with a guy who is more sensitive and emotional, who isn’t afraid to embrace his feminine qualities. Scorpio girls can spot these guys from a mile away, and they can also tell very quickly if a guy is not right for them. Yes, this means they are breaking hearts pretty often — for some reason, tough guys fall for Scorpio girls.
8. Sagittarius Guys: Can’t Date A Homebody
Sagittarius guys are very similar to Aries guys. They are super obsessed with traveling. When you see a Sagittarius guy’s Instagram, you will catch yourself wondering how he somehow manages to be in a different place every week. And when you do manage to spend some time with your male Sagittarius friends, they will always be talking about their most recent adventures, and their plans to buy more plane tickets next week.
This sign loves traveling more than any other; they were simply born to explore the world.
That’s why Sagittarius guys have this deal breaker: they can’t date a homebody.
It’s okay if you’re not a huge fan of parties. It’s okay if you don’t want to be social all the time. And it’s okay if you love your hometown. All of that is fine with a Sagittarius guy — but you have to be willing to travel, explore, and be adaptable. This guy could spend months sleeping in hostels without a care in the world, and if you’re not down for that type of life, he might not be down to date you. You guys could still be friends, of course, but he needs to date a girl with a similar mindset.
7. Sagittarius Girls: Won’t Date A Guy Who Doesn’t Help Around The House
Sagittarius girls get very frustrated by men who don’t know how to do anything “domestic.” Can’t cook? Have no idea how do laundry? Never ran a vacuum? She’s not having it. Guys who don’t know how to handle these things — especially guys who never learned because they think a girl will do it for them — are honestly a Sagittarius girl’s biggest pet peeve! Now, here’s the thing about Sagittarius women. They are very independent, and along with that independence comes being self-sufficient. They would much rather do something on their own than ask a guy to do it for them! So when they run into a guy who doesn’t share that outlook, their first instinct is to run in the other direction!
A guy who can’t handle basic domestic responsibilities is definitely a deal breaker for a Sagittarius girl. She needs a guy who can keep up with her. A Sagittarius girl would much rather be with a guy who also prides himself on being independent but enjoys the company of one special someone. Honestly, this is why Sagittarius men and women end up getting together so often — they share so many qualities and personal values that it just makes sense.
6. Capricorn Guys: Can’t Be With A Girl Who Doesn’t Plan For The Future
So, we mentioned that Virgo and Taurus girls don’t like to be with guys who don’t plan things out very well. Capricorn guys, as you might expect, don’t want to date a girl who hasn’t thought about her future. She could be doing great in the present, and they might get along really well — but in truth, Capricorn guys need to be with a girl who has a five-year plan. After all, they generally have ten-year plans. They need a girl who cares about the future just as much as they do.
Plus, it’s pretty reasonable for Capricorn guys to feel this way.
After all, if he knows how he wants to spend the next few years of their lives, and she doesn’t seem to have much of an opinion on it, things might not work out too well.
How is he supposed to know whether or not they want the same things, or if their plans will match up if she doesn’t even have a plan? It can definitely make for a sticky situation, which is why this is his deal breaker. He has probably already had his heart broken by a carefree Sagittarius girl, so he needs to be careful!
5. Capricorn Girls: Won’t Date A Guy Without A Job
Yup, Capricorn girls are THOSE girls — the ones who won’t date guys without jobs. Do they care that each and every one of their friends has a good job? No. Do they care if the guy has a job with a super high salary? Again, no, because they don’t want his money. Basically, if a guy is unemployed, it’s a deal breaker for Capricorn girls simply because she needs to know that whatever guy she is with can provide most things for himself. Furthermore, she needs to be sure that he is just as ambitious as she is. She needs to know that he has a strong work ethic.
Those are the main reasons that Capricorn girls won’t consider dating a guy without a job. She might be friends with him, but even if she has a bit of a crush on him, she will hold herself back from revealing her feelings. If he does get a job, then she might reconsider and be willing to take the next step. But at the end of the day, these girls love their work, and they want to be with guys who feel the same way. If he doesn’t have a job? Dealbreaker.
4. Aquarius Guys: Can’t Date A Girl Who Wants To Follow A “Traditional” Path
So, as we just explained, Capricorn girls need to be with a guy who has a job — preferably, he’s got a steady 9-5 or he has established his own business and gotten it off the ground. Now, as for Aquarius men? They’re actually kind of looking for the opposite. And this is one reason why Aquarius men and Capricorn women just never seem to end up with each other! So, what exactly are Aquarius men looking for?
Well, they are pretty open-minded, but they do have one deal breaker: they do not want to be with a girl who desires a “traditional” path in life.
If you’re the type of woman who doesn’t really want to have kids, if you don’t care too much about having a big white wedding, if you would rather travel for long periods of time than save up to buy a house…then you might be just right for an Aquarius guy.
Like, if your life plan right now goes something like, “I think I’ll buy a van, adopt a cute mutt, drive across the country, and see what happens,” then an Aquarius guy would probably fall head over heels for you and ask to come along.
3. Aquarius Girls: Won’t Be With A Guy With A Crazy Work Schedule
Clearly, Aquarius girls aren’t about to start chasing after Capricorn guys! Their deal breaker? They can’t date a guy with a crazy work schedule. If you’re the type who is always working overtime, always taking on new projects when you can barely manage the things you’re already working on, always showing up to the office early and leaving late…well, you might not be the right guy for an Aquarius girl.
Aquarius girls believe that life is meant to be enjoyed. They don’t like to feel stressed out or overworked. Now, this doesn’t mean that they’re lazy — they will work very hard at hobbies and jobs that they are passionate about. But they just don’t see the point of going through life working hard at something you don’t love. And even when it comes to the jobs they do love, they still prioritize balance. They want to be able to cuddle with their pets, sleep in and make pancakes on Saturday mornings, lounge around in their pajamas drinking coffee on Sunday, have awesome date nights without worrying about e-mails from their bosses. Sounds pretty great, right? If that’s how you want to live your life, an Aquarius girl might be right for you.
2. Pisces Guys: Won’t Date A Girl Who Would Rather Stay Indoors
Pisces guys just love the outdoors. Actually, this applies to water and earth signs in general, but this quality is especially apparent with Pisces guys! They love nothing more than simply relaxing on the beach. Anytime they get to be around water, they’re happy. It won’t come as a surprise to hear that their favorite sports are usually swimming and surfing! Pisces guys just need to be outside, preferably in the water.
If they can’t get out into nature on a regular basis, it makes them feel a little stir crazy!
This is why Pisces guys can’t be with a girl who would rather stay indoors than go outside. Nope, they definitely need someone who loves the outdoors as much as they do. Otherwise, the relationship just will not work. That’s why this is their deal breaker. Being outside and exploring the great outdoors is so integral to their happiness. If a Pisces guy meets a girl who would rather be on her phone most of the day or watch Netflix for hours on end rather than go hiking or go to the beach, he probably is not going to be attracted to her. But other than that, he’s easy going.
1. Pisces Girls: Can’t Date A Guy Who Holds Back His Affection
There are plenty of reasons why someone might feel emotionally guarded, or why they might sometimes hold back when it comes to expressing how they really feel. They may have been badly hurt in a previous relationship. They may have been told that they were not worthy of love. They may have been put down or made fun for expressing their feelings before. Maybe they were even rejected in a way that really hurt them. Whatever the reason, this happens to many people. However, for Pisces women, this quality is a deal breaker when it comes to dating.
Pisces women understand the reasons WHY a guy might hold back his affection, but they are just such hopeless romantics that they do not want to date a guy like that. They would rather be with a guy who has already worked on that aspect of himself. They need to be with someone who can love them as they deserve to be loved. They do not want to be with a guy who is scared to say “I love you,” or who constantly doubts his own feelings. That’s why this is such a major deal breaker for Pisces women — they want a true romance.