NEW YORK — Finding true love may be written in the stars, but it turns out being born under the wrong zodiac sign may also hurt your love life too. A new survey finds many people rely on their horoscopes when it comes to dating advice, including who they will or won’t go out with.
The OnePoll study asked 2,000 Americans to think about their relationships, past, present, and future. Researchers find that a third of the poll refuse to date a specific astrological sign ever again – with Geminis topping the list.
If you’re a Cancer, Taurus, Aries, or Leo, you may want to tread lightly in your relationships as well. These signs finished next in line for most “undateable” signs. Regardless of whether they’ve blacklisted a star sign from future romantic entanglements, 42 percent of all respondents admit they’ve turned to the stars for some assistance to see if they’re compatible with their significant other.
Commissioned by Diamondère, the survey reveals that nearly half the poll (48%) often consult their horoscope for advice on their romantic life. Respondents add some of the best advice ranges from believing in your heart, to being honest with yourself, to just being more patient.
Don’t let zodiac signs interfere with gift-giving for loved ones
The majority of respondents (62%) also shared that they believe their relationships are unique and don’t fit into a standard mold. Over half of Americans (56%) said they always seem to struggle finding the perfect gift – no matter who it’s for or what the occasion is.
Respondents often turn to the stars for finding the perfect gift as well. Half of those surveyed shared they’ve purchased a piece of birthstone jewelry as a gift for someone and 37 percent have received one as a gift.
In fact, respondents shared the most meaningful gifts they’ve received from a significant other and jewelry is still among the most popular options. One respondent shared their significant other gifted them a charm bracelet with charms representing significant events in their relationship. Another respondent shared they received a ring that belonged to their partner’s mother while another person received a ring with their name engraved on it.
“The ‘perfect’ gift, much like the majority of relationships, is one that is unique and personal,” says Anish Godha, President of Diamondère, in a statement. “Birthstones and engravings are a great way to personalize gifts for loved ones – whether it’s for your partner, best friend or parent.”
Searching for that magic moment
The survey also delved into the romantic aspirations Americans hope to achieve one day. Seven in 10 say they just want to have one “movie magic” kiss in their lifetime. At this point in their lives, the average American has only had seven romantic moments they would describe as magical and 14 percent have only had one or two. Nearly a quarter (22%), however, have been fortunate enough to have over 10 of these romantic experiences.
The survey finds that the most sought-after movie magic moment is still recreating the iconic kiss in the rain from “The Notebook.”
Next in line on Americans’ romance bucket lists include the “I’m flying” moment from “Titanic,” a proposal akin to Mr. Darcy’s in “Pride and Prejudice,” and even the upside-down kiss from “Spider-Man.”
Three in 10 respondents also shared that they want to get steamy and recreate the car scene from “Titanic” at some point in their lives. Nearly one in four people (23%) also don’t want “Baby in a corner,” and want to recreate the iconic lift from “Dirty Dancing.”
One respondent shared a moment that could rival “Casablanca” — where a partner surprised them at the airport with a dozen roses and kissed them right before stepping onto a plane — would be movie magic for them.
“A magical moment doesn’t always have to be movie-worthy,” Godha adds. “These moments are often in the little things, like giving your partner a kiss when they have a bad day or even picking up the phone to check in with a friend or relative.”