Aquarius Love Compatibility: Best & Worst Matches for Aquarius

Posted on January 14, 2020

Two people are riding bikes and their silhouettes are visible on a sunset sky.

Aquarius is an Air sign so they bring intellectual curiosity to a relationship and gravitate towards people with an active imagination. As a Fixed sign, their personality is set and they pride themselves on speaking with integrity. Their positive demeanor is sometimes mistaken for flirting but they are just friendlier than most and very loving at heart.

Aquarians are known for their larger than life personalities - dating them can feel like going to Disneyland every day because they love to make things fun and exciting! Aquarius likes to have conversations to create relationships and feel comfortable with their partners so look for a first date in a place that is not too loud at first but has an option for dancing because they won’t miss an opportunity to dance the night away with you.

The sign of the Water-bearer likes to play just as much as they work. They are driven to help others and will never sacrifice their career for love (so don’t ask them to). Aquarius wants a partner who will support their goals and a relationship that allows both people to be who they want to be. They love people who are independent and willing to let them have their freedom.

About the Aquarius Zodiac Sign

Aquarius is associated with the 11th house of friendships so this part of life tends to get priority. They often spend just as much if not more time with their friends than their partner because they are able to foster such strong bonds that they lean on them to create many great things in society. This means you must be willing to let them have a social life and see the value that they see in those relationships.

Aquarius is known to be a big-picture person, willing to risk it all for a cause and work hard to help the downtrodden. They have to work on being sensitive to people who aren’t wired like them and see that each person’s purpose is unique to them so they don’t belittle people’s goals or seem arrogant in relationships.

The natural ruling planet for Aquarius is Uranus, so they tend to buck authority, start rebellious trends, and align with progressive ideas. In love this means, they may not follow the stereotypical ideas of a relationship buying flowers, having dinner each night, and celebrating each anniversary. But if you admire altruism and can forgo the notion that you have to be joined at the hip, they will inspire you to live a truly meaningful life.

If you’re an Aquarius, be sure to check out your daily Aquarius love horoscope!

Aquarius Personality: The Good & the Bad

The Aquarius zodiac sign is just like every astrology sign, meaning it has its good and its bad. Let’s go through a quick list:

Aquarius Strengths

Aquarians are…

  • Naturally inclined to be successful
  • Outside of the box thinkers
  • Strong leaders
  • Progressive and compassionate
  • Highly independent

Aquarius Weaknesses

Aquarians tend to be…

  • Overly optimistic/unrealistic
  • Spontaneous and unable to stick to plans
  • Lack of emotional intimacy
  • Overly self-reliant and distant in relationships

Most of the flack that Aquarius gets is that they are afraid to commit and this is often because they think they will have to choose between big lofty goals and stable relationships.

If they have some Earth signs in their birth chart (placements in Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn) this can help open them find it easier to commit. But even then, they may use that organizational and business savvy energy to further their big dreams to help society. Ultimately, they will have to know themselves if they want to find a partner that fits them.

Check this out next: Top 5 Myths About Aquarius

Zodiac Signs Most Compatible With Aquarius

Aries and Sagittarius are Fire signs who carry a passion that feeds Aquarius. These relationships will be filled with adventure, travel, and romance because they are able to bond over their love for new experiences. They will admire the strength and bravery in each other.

Gemini and Libra are fellow Air signs with Aquarius. This means they are on the same page about being curious about cultures, inventions, ideas, spiritual truth, and intellectual conversations. Their affinity for brilliance will give them endless things to talk about and they will match each other in being highly social and playful.

Zodiac Signs Least Compatible With Aquarius

Taurus loves their routines and puts a lot of energy into making a nice home but Aquarius is constantly on the go and doesn’t spend time on home projects often. Aquarius will shapeshift to make their many ideas happen which makes the planning oriented Taurus uncomfortable. The friendly and outgoing Aquarius will not enjoy that Taurus likes just a few close friends.

The Capricorn is not inclined to be overly concerned with people they don’t know and like to take care of their family. Aquarius will give their last dollar to a stranger and take major financial risks. Capricorn wants to have a long term plan and stick to it but Aquarius need the freedom to try on ideas and throw them out if they aren’t keeping up with their ideals.

Cancer is a homebody who likes to spend lots of time with their partner. They crave love and affection which they will find little of in a relationship with an Aquarius who may seem to always want to be away from the house. Cancer is highly sensitive and needs partners who are attentive to their moods and needs. Aquarius is always positive and doesn’t get the need to retreat and process which the empathic Cancer needs often.

Scorpio is aggressive and has an alpha personality which can conflict with the bold and leader type qualities of the Aquarius. This relationship could heat up and fizzle out fast because while they share passion and intellect, the Scorpio requires closeness and emotional intimacy that the Aquarius is not inclined to take time to give.

Learn about Aquarius Compatibility with other Aquarius’, Pisces, and Virgos.

Aquarius Man in Love

  • Appreciative
  • Inspiring
  • Trusting

Aquarian men will talk about how they are helping the world because that is how they measure their worth. They will connect with you over spiritual topics, global issues, political views, and environmental or activist type of activities. They love to share art, music, and goals with their partners. They want to know everything about you and what you want out of life. They will encourage you to join them on their adventures sometimes but they need time to think and plan.

Aquarius is open about what they want and they tend to be direct so take things at a pace you’re comfortable with. If you aren’t sure what their intentions are, just ask and they will clarify that for you. They also will love to show you off because they tend to be extravagant at parties.

Aquarius Woman in Love

  • Artistic
  • Spiritual
  • Compassionate

The Aquarius woman sees the world as her family and she will spend time paying attention to the world as if it were her backyard. She treats all children like her children and wants to stop suffering wherever it is found. She will seek to see the compassion in her partner and bond with them over that. If you write her poetry, she will appreciate it more than buying her things. Although she does love a nice accent or statement accessory to be fashionable.

Aquarian women are unconventional in that they don’t rely on their partner and don’t plan to. They will expect to have separate finances and be offended if you insist on paying for everything. Let them be the boss they were born to be and relish in the strength they possess.


Don’t take this information and throw out a relationship that feels like it has potential because your birth chart is much more than just your Sun sign. Our personality, our emotional needs, goals, and areas for learning are shaped by much more than our Sun sign and you may find you have more compatibility with someone when you compare charts. You also may find you just don’t jive with someone who has a compatible Sun sign because of this.

Ultimately, use compatibility as a way to understand yourself and your partner so that you can speak each other’s language. You can look to the planet of Mercury, for instance, to understand how each person communicates. The 7th house will also reveal more about how each person behaves or craves certain qualities in relationships and the Moon sign reveals a person’s hidden emotional needs that are essential to know. Make sure to grab your birth chart with the free birth chart generator to get started!

Want to learn more about compatibility? Read The Truth About Astrological Compatibility next!

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Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and… Learn More About The Author »

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