2020 was a difficult year for relationships, to say the least. If you started out single, 2020 meant trying to figure out dating from a distance, while those in relationships got to play a year-long game of “how much do I actually like this person?” Either way, many of us are going into 2021 in repair mode, but luckily the stars have just the right prescription for each of us to make the best of our love lives in 2021. Thank you stars!
If last year found you in a romantic rut, don’t worry, you’re in good company. Whether it be embarking on a new relationship or reinvigorating the one you’ve got, 2021 will be about asserting yourself in relationships, and not bringing 2020’s baggage into 2021. Things will get particularly steamy around spring, when more people are vaccinated meeting new people will come more naturally.
That sh*t you tried to ignore all of 2020 because you literally couldn’t deal with any relationship drama right now? It’s getting dealt with in 2021. Problems you avoided last year are only getting magnified once the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. Strong relationships will make it through, and weak ones will be shown the door. May the odds be ever in your favor!
No matter what your relationship status is going into 2021, this year you have the opportunity to really build something that lasts. All the things you learned during 2020 have made you a better partner, and now all you have to do is go out there and make someone fall in love with you. Like the Beast after Belle shows up at the castle.
If 2020 was The Real Housewives (drama, tears, yelling) for your love life, 2021 will be Great British Bake Off (gentle, comfy, lots of baked goods). As 2020’s dust settles, you’ll find yourself way more secure in your romantic situation, and confident enough to make new connections. Who says you can’t meet the one via intense masked eye contact?
2021 is going to make you want to shake up your relationships, whether they warrant shaking up or not. Just like 2020 tested all of our ability to [insert literally any task], 2021 will have you wanting to test your partner’s ability to weather the storm. It’s like Marilyn Monroe said, if they can’t handle you at your “starting a fight in the car just because,” they don’t deserve you at your “sharing part of your takeout order even though they specifically said they weren’t hungry.”
This is the year to re-evaluate some of your sky-high expectations. There’s a big difference between wanting someone who is gainfully employed, and wanting a neurosurgeon named David with one green eye and one blue. This year, allow relationships to spark in unlikely places. You’re not gonna be meeting someone at a bar anytime soon anyway.
Mars’ retrograde wreaked some major havoc on your love life last year (thanks Mars…), but now that it’s back in forward motion there’s no reason not to get yourself back out there. Pro tip: nobody really knows what they’re doing when it comes to dating right now, so there’s no reason to be afraid of a little awkwardness. (Translation: DM him.)
You’ve been warned, Scorpio. With Uranus, the planet of change, hanging out in your house of partnerships, your relationship status may be TBD very soon. Whatever that change is, use it as an opportunity to embrace something new, instead of spending all your time thinking about what was. You’re not really gonna be sitting around wishing it was 2020 again, are you?
Major shake-ups are coming to your relationships next year as well, Sagittarius, so don’t get too comfortable. Toxic flings, dead-end relationships, and people saved in your phone as “DO NOT RESPOND” have got to go to make room for the healthy partnerships, functional adults, and people you can actually tell your friends about.
As Summer Roberts once said, it’s all about confidence, Capricorn, confidence. This is the year you learn your worth in relationships, and stop settling for people because they are “there” or “have antibodies.” By focusing on yourself and building your own self-worth, you’re gonna attract higher quality people to you, without having to do something drastic like setting your dating app radius to an entire continent.
Let’s face it, last year relationships were not at the top of your priority list. Those slots were reserved for higher pursuits, like trying to figure out what the f*ck is going on. This year, however, you’ll find yourself better able to form deeper connections, and maybe even realize someone close to you was the one all the long. Like that hot Postmate who always delivers right to your door…
2021 is a *huge* year for your individuality, Pisces, meaning you might see your romantic relationships take a back seat. Partnered Pisces might find themselves with an increasing need for independence (makes sense after spending every waking second together for an entire year) while single Pisces might find themselves, *gasp*, actually enjoying their situation. You know who doesn’t share when your favorite donut place accidentally includes an extra glazed in your bag? Single people. Just think about it.
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