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What Your Chinese Zodiac Sign Says About Your Love Life

Jan 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

What your Chinese Zodiac sign says about your love life.


There's a brand new year around the corner -- the Year of the Horse -- which means it's the perfect time to reevaluate those original New Years resolutions you may not have been able to get to just yet. That may include re-energizing your love life. (According to Match.com, one-third of single Canadians want to go on more dates in 2014.)

To help you start the Lunar year on the right foot, researchers at the dating site have pulled together some information on what your relationship personality is according to your Chinese zodiac sign and birth year. Take a look. Are you surprised by what your love style is supposedly like? Let us know on Twitter @iVillageCanada.

Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): The Long-Distance Dater
Love knows no bounds for Rats. More than half (53%) of singles born in the year of the Rat say that they would have a long distance relationship with 15 per cent willing to travel over eight hours by plane to see their partners. That’s the most of any sign!

Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): The Eternal Optimist
Most singles (88%) born in the year of the Ox are self-proclaimed optimists. It’s no wonder this attitude translates to their romantic lives, with Oxen more open to dating a variety of people, be they taller, shorter, richer or poorer.

Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): The Rash Actor
Get ready for adventure if you’re dating a Tiger. Tigers are some of the most impulsive when it comes to their dating lives with over half (51%) claiming to be spontaneous.

Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): The YOLO-er
Rabbits know that you only live once (YOLO!). Those born in the year of the Rabbit are the most willing to spend the big bucks, with 43 per cent spending at least $60 on a date. They’re also the most likely of all the signs to have had a one-night stand (70%) or send a sexually suggestive text message (39%).

Dragon (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): The Aloof Lover
Dragon singles enjoy a snuggle the least out of any of the signs. So, if you are jonesing for a cozy night of cuddling, look elsewhere.

Snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): The Foodie
Going on a date with a Snake? Don’t forget to bring your appetite. Fifty-one per cent of Snakes consider themselves to be foodies. Expect some decadent meals in your future.

Horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002): The Planner
If you enjoy spontaneity, a Horse may not be the one for you. The majority of singles born in the year of the Horse (64%) consider themselves planners and will likely have every detail of your date laid out ahead of time.

Ram (1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003): The Loyal Partner
When it comes to relationships, Rams are in it for the long haul. They are dedicated partners, with 74 per cent saying they believe you can stay married to the same person forever.

Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004): The Old-School Dater
Monkeys prefer a classic, romantic approach when it comes to dating. A whopping 91 per cent of Monkeys say they would date only one person at a time and 51 per cent would never consider having a one-night stand.

Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): The Peacocker
Appearance and style are key for a Rooster. Eighty-three per cent consider first date style important and 25 per cent buy a new outfit for the occasion.

Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): The Early Decider + Multiple Dater
Dogs are a decisive bunch! Forty-five percent of Dogs will decide if a date is going well within the first 15 minutes. Better make a good impression…fast. It’s no wonder that Dogs were the most likely of all the signs to go on more than one date in a given day.

Pig (1947, 1959, 197, 1983, 1995, 2007): The Quick Kisser
If you’re going on a date with someone born in the year of the Pig, then there’s a good chance you’re getting a kiss at the end of the date. An overwhelming 87 per cent believe it’s appropriate to pucker up on a first date, the most of any group.