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What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

Going for a Libra, Aquarius or Gemini? Here's what to know before trying to tame one of these whimsical Air signs.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

Air signs like Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are floaty, fun, and carefree. They are the social butterflies of the zodiac wheel, making them the perfect companion – when they're in the mood to be. Not only are Air signs excellent communicators, but they're also flexible and easygoing, which pretty much makes them total keepers.

That being said, it's important to take note that two of the three Air signs, Gemini and Libra, have symbols representing a dual nature. Gemini, with the sign of the twins, and Libra, with the sign of the balance, represent the duality between good and bad (and moody or... not).

Meanwhile, the signature Aquarian radar for single-minded hedonism will have you wrapped around their little finger in no time. Just be careful that you don't float away.

They're floaty AF. Duh.

Easily distracted, much?

You may say I'm a dreamer, but an Air sign's not the only one... I mean, they'll float right off into the stratosphere if you let them.

They're mysterious.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

What were you expecting, for them to let you in right away? Talk about a snooze fest. You've gotta peel away those layers, babe.

They have a tendency to come across a little cold at times.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

It's not that they're trying to be cold; in fact, quite the opposite. Gemini and Aquarius  especially have this slightly removed air about them that always seems to invite a good chase.

It's almost as if they're not living or walking or breathing on the same planet as the rest of us. They have a special space between their thoughts and their actions that more hot-blooded, temperamental signs (*cough* Aries *cough*) might have trouble understanding sometimes.

This space not only seems to make them happier and more free as people, but it also makes them tangibly more attractive to others. Like they don't need you, or anyone at all for that matter.

Just do not EVER hurt them. An Air sign will shut you down faster than that massive stone wall dividing the North from the, uh, further up North (or should we say, "Beyond the Wall") in Game of Thrones. And yes, it's freaking cold up here, man!

They strive to strike a balance in their lives.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

Yep, that's a Libra, all right. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

They can seem manipulative; they're not.

They just know what they want... until the next exciting (often sparkly) thing comes along.

Speaking of sparkly things, they're hoarders.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

Geminis especially have a tendency to want to keep all the things.

Also: SPARKLES. You can never have enough sparkles. If you think otherwise, I don't really wanna talk to you, even though you're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine which is that YOU'RE WRONG.

(And to think, I'm not even an Air sign.)

They're creative with a side of business savvy.

Don't get in an Air sign's way when they've got something on their mind. Hey, don't say we didn't warn you!

They're flirtatious, seductive, and love to talk.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

This often translates to being full of bad ideas (or good, depending on your perspective). Either way, Air signs can be decidedly experimental, which means they're almost always up for an adventure.

They do, however, like things a certain way (re: their way), but when given the choice, Gemini and Aquarius will never take the boring pick, and that's what we love most about them. While the more mature Libra usually opts for the classic choice, that doesn't mean you can't count 'em in for a good time too.

When it comes to compatible zodiac matches, Air signs thrive with those that can keep up with them intellectually. Let's just say, Aquarius and Sagittarius together? Or Leo and Gemini, for that matter? Trouble... but in a good way.

In other words, you, my dear Air-ess, need to know you have that shoulder to lean on; and that even if your partner doesn't quite "get you" emotionally (because let's face it, they're only human – unless they're an Air sign too, in which case good luck keeping yourselves grounded!), they'll give you the space to be you. 

If you're lucky, they'll also recognize when you don't want space. Because most Air signs don't care much for being alone.

If they say they're "fine," they're not fine.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

Actually, if they say they're fine, you're totally f*cked – but that goes for most females, not just those that happen to be Air signs.

They're gonna need some attention.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign
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Okay, so they're gonna need ALL of the attention.

They can get a little moody.

What to Know Before Dating an Air Sign

And do you blame them? Dealing with those conflicting dual energies can take a lot out of you. Just don't cross an Air sign when they've tipped the scale a little too far one way, and you'll be fine.

Already put your foot in your mouth? Don't worry – they get over things fast. Just put in the effort to talk the conflict through and smooth it over, and soon enough it'll be behind the two of you like it never even happened.

...which also means they're like Sour Patch Kids.

First they're sour, then they're...

(We're looking at you, Gemini.)