9 Zodiac Sign Compatibility Theories People Swear By

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When the worlds of dating and astrology collide, you end up in the thorny land of sign compatibility, where astrologers attempt to make sweeping generalizations about which signs are meant to be together (and which are better off steering clear of each other). It goes without saying that compatibility is only formulaic to a point. You like who you like for a whole host of reasons, and it'd be silly to give your S.O.'s sign too much credit.
But that doesn't mean we aren't entitled to our own, very personal opinions of the signs. So we asked the R29 community to share their thoughts on which signs they think they're most (and least) compatible with. And to put it lightly, they did not hold back.
Most of these compatibility theories were based on past experiences or current relationships. And fortunately, most people we heard from said they'd never flat-out turned someone down because of their sign. People may be wary of certain signs, but it seems that astrology will never be the deciding factor for who they ultimately choose to date.
Ahead, check out nine Zodiac sign compatibility theories people swear by, and share you own in the comments.