What Your Sign Looks For In A Summer Fling

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Haven't you heard? Summer fling season is in full effect. If you're not already coupled up, the idea of hooking up with someone totally new can be overwhelming. How will you meet them? Who should they be? Well, if you believe in the sway that astrology holds over our love lives, the stars may have the answers you're looking for.
Each sign of the Zodiac takes a different approach to infatuation and sex, and summer flings are no different. If you're a globetrotting Sagittarius, you may want to remember your vacation adventures with a campsite hookup. But, if you're a Taurus who loves familiarity and all things romance, maybe it's time to act on those tingly feelings you have for your new neighbor.
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Whatever your sign may be, there's a way to make this summer even sexier. Ahead, find out what kind of summer fling is perfect for your sign (and don't forget to read for your moon, Venus, and Mars signs, too).
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Aries

What you look for: Your sign might as well have invented flings, Aries. You're confident, outgoing, and, thanks to your ruling planet, Mars, you have a magnetism that won't quit. The people who really intrigue you, then, are the ones that are a little harder to get. Not because they aren't interested, of course, but because they like to flirt as much as you like to cut to the chase.

Who you should go for: That one person who won't stop teasing you on Tinder.
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Taurus

What you look for: You might not admit it, but it's many a Taurus' secret wish to live in a romantic comedy for a day. And everyone knows that the best rom-coms start with a meet-cute. Maybe your barista always leaves flirty messages with your coffee order. Perhaps you share your commute with someone you can't help but stare at. These are your cues, Bull — lights, camera, action.

Who you should go for: That new neighbor you keep running into.
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Gemini

What you look for: In short, you like a fling with very, very few strings — but enough to keep you entertained while it lasts. That means finding a hookup who shares some of your interests and considers swapping and debating opinions a fine form of pillow talk. After all, you wouldn't be a Gemini if you were content with not chatting.

Who you should go for: That one person you run into at every stage during your next music festival.
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Cancer

What you look for: There's so much more to you than your penchant for nostalgia, Cancer, but you're more susceptible to its charms in the hazy summer months. Even if you don't pay a visit to your hometown at some point (which, let's face it, is quite likely), you may find yourself giving characters from your past a call, "just to catch up," of course.

Who you should go for: Your unrequited high school crush.
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Leo

What you look for: You get the mood for a fling when you're feeling at your best. Some Leos may argue they feel at their best 100% of the time, but others only go on the prowl after ample time to choose the perfect outfit, hairstyle, and fragrance. It's little wonder, then, that you seek a similar sort of glitziness in your hookup — and tend to meet them at relatively lavish gatherings.

Who you should go for: A fellow wedding guest (black tie optional).
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Virgo

What you look for: You're down to fling, Virgo, but you have certain standards for who gets flung. Rather than a total stranger, you prefer someone who's vaguely connected to someone you already know — and has their approval at that. This way, there's some amount of trust established. Plus, you have someone to introduce you.

Who you should go for: Your friend's cousin at their July 4th barbecue.
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Libra

What you look for: Summer's your time to expand your interests and skills, Libra. Social air sign that you are, you may have already joined a new club or signed up for a summer course at your local college. Lucky for you, broadening your horizons also means expanding you social circle. It doesn't get more fling-friendly than a new person who wants to learn the same things as you.

Who you should go for: Your kickball/frisbee golf/trivia teammate.
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Scorpio

What you look for: As thrilling as the chase may be for you, Scorp, you actually prefer the parts that follow: getting to know your hookup's intimate quirks, sharing secrets with them, essentially becoming an actual couple. It happens once in a blue moon, but summer flings can outlive their season.

Who you should go for: That mysterious figure you can picture in bed and at Ikea.
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Sagittarius

What you look for: You spend your summers outside and on the go, Sag. You need someone who can keep up with you — but you're even more likely to pursue someone who leaves you in the dust. Luckily, your frequent getaways (both near and far) will expose you to fellow travelers with plenty to teach you.

Who you should go for: Your backpacking guide.
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Capricorn

What you look for: To put it lightly, Capricorns don't tend to be sweet summer children. You would much rather work through your vacation brain than give into it and take a few days off, which can make breezy flings hard to come by. You're much better off spending what free time you have unwinding with yourself.

Who you should go for: Have a fling for one this summer, Cap.
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Aquarius

What you look for: You aren't the most flirtatious sign, Aquarius, but your independence makes you uniquely fit for a fling. In fact, a fling for you might not involve sex at all. It could be as simple as a brief, intense connection with a total stranger that, when you look back on it, doesn't feel real (and if sex is involved, great).

Who you should go for: Someone you meet on the boardwalk at night, who you'll never see again.
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Pisces

What you look for: When you take a vacation, you want to escape your everyday life completely — and what fantastical getaway doesn't feature a whirlwind romance? Your perfect summer fling will have instant chemistry with you, even if you have to take turns translating each other's sentences.

Who you should go for: A struggling poet you meet in a café.
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