Aquarius Compatibility and Best Matches for Love

Aquarius seeks intellectual stimulation and a partner who can share life's adventures. These are their best matches.

Updated July 11, 2023
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Aquarius, you probably have the most inventive mind of anyone on the zodiac, and that unique mind requires an equally interesting love match. Your perfect partner keeps your mind stimulated and connects with you on a mental level while respecting your individuality and allowing you the space to simply be who you are. Fortunately, there are several good love matches who will not only keep you on your toes, but will help to bring out the very best version of you.

Aquarius Best Matches for Love and Romance

Your light shines bright, Aquarius, but not all signs are an ideal match for your social nature, independence, and highly intelligent and inventive mind. The very best matches for Aquarius are Libra and Gemini. Your fellow air signs share your intellect and provide the mental stimulation you need in a romantic partnership. And they love to socialize just as much as you do, so you can happily spend time together out on the town or hanging with all your peeps. In terms of Aquarius compatibility, you also match well with passionate fire signs Aries and Sagittarius, who both appreciate your inventive nature and unconventional worldview.

Aquarius Compatibility Chart

Aquarius Compatibility Chart

This Aquarius compatibility chart will show you how you align with the other zodiac signs in various important relationship aspects.

Love Passion Friendship Trust
Aries Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent
Taurus Poor Poor Poor Good
Gemini Excellent Very Good Excellent Very Good
Cancer Fair Poor Poor Poor
Leo Good Excellent Very Good Fair
Virgo Poor Poor Fair Poor
Libra Excellent Excellent Very Good Excellent
Scorpio Poor Fair Fair Poor
Sagittarius Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Capricorn Fair Fair Good Fair
Aquarius Good Fair Good Fair
Pisces Fair Poor Excellent Fair

Aquarius Compatibility With Every Zodiac Sign

Because you're such a unique individual, Aquarius, you're not going to be everyone's cup of tea, nor is everyone going to be yours. Your best matches tend to be adventurous, breezy air signs or enthusiastic, high-energy fire signs.

That doesn't mean you can't establish friendship, sexual chemistry, or even a lasting relationship with emotional water signs or grounded earth signs, but these relationships will take work as they are often weak in the critical aspects necessary to build a trusting, loving, and passionate romantic partnership.

Aquarius & Aries: Hot, Steamy, and Fun

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The Aquarius and Aries pairing creates a zany, unusual, and unconventional couple, but it can definitely be a strong and lasting relationship. Neither of you wants to be labeled or put in a box, and neither yearns for a mom, pop, and the kids lifestyle. You're both extremely independent and will immediately recognize and appreciate that trait in each other. So, if you're looking for a partner who gives you the space you long for, Aquarius might be just the person.

And trust us, it will never be dull. Anything you can think up to do or try (and you come up with some interesting ideas), Aries is up for. Yours can be a sexually hot, exciting, long-lasting, even groundbreaking relationship if you give each other the freedom you both crave.

Aquarius & Taurus: Different Worldviews

We're not going to say it would never work, Aquarius, but unless you have other aspects of your chart that are compatible, this could definitely be an uphill battle. Taurus is known as one of the most stubborn (read set in their ways) signs of the zodiac, while you're at the opposite end of the spectrum. To say you're freewheeling would be an understatement.

This fundamental difference in worldview is only one of many challenges. From incompatible ideas about what's fun in bed to vastly differing interests, you'll need to work to find common ground.

Aquarius & Gemini: Super Social

Aquarius, you and Gemini both love to socialize and have similar skill-sets when it comes to communication. You both crave excitement and change but have difficulty expressing emotions. Gemini may flit from one project to another, but you'll tag along in the hope of discovering something new and exciting.

This can be an ideal relationship with your attitude of live and let live. If anyone can understand a Gemini's unquenchable need for freedom, it's you. Plus, neither of you will need to worry about jealousy.

Gemini adores your originality, creative spark, and brilliant mind that never stops whirling. You're like magnets that attract friends from various backgrounds and interests. You can both be just as comfortable attending a corporate soirée as a New Age convention. Change is a Gemini's mainstay, and you love the unexpected almost as much as Gemini.

For an Aquarian and a Gemini, sex is cerebral rather than emotional or physical. Sexual curiosity, experimentation, and fun and games keep your time together in bed from becoming boring. However, the lack of emotional engagement won't matter because you're both of the same minds, and neither of you deal well with the emotional aspects of a love affair.

Aquarius & Cancer: Same Planet, Different Worlds

Your aloofness can be a little much for sensitive Cancer, whose emotional nature often causes them to take things personally. So even if you don't mean it in an unkind way, Cancer might not be able to recognize that. And that's definitely a challenge with the Aquarius and Cancer relationship. They're all about nurturing and deep caring, and you tend to intellectualize things with a certain level of emotional detachment.

The list of challenges goes on: Cancer is a romantic. You're not known for being super tender. Cancer prefers hearth and home. You like to get out and about. Of course, when love is at the center of a relationship, there's no obstacle that can't be overcome, but you're both going to have to work for it.

Aquarius & Leo: Like a Moth to a Flame

An Aquarius and Leo match works well because you both have singular personalities and lots of friends. A Leo loves that you allow them to be the center of attention. Meanwhile, you're more aloof and serious, and Leo's exuberant childlike attitude draws you like a moth to a flame. Leo finds you mesmerizing and is intrigued by your individuality and quirkiness.

Oh - and did we mention the sexual chemistry? The two of you put the boom in boom boom. You're both creative and confident individuals who can inspire one another in every way, so your bedroom encounters are likely to sizzle.

The challenge here is sustainability. You'll need to work together to understand your different needs as a couple.

Aquarius & Virgo: Mismatched Lifestyles

Virgos are lovely people; they're kind-hearted, humble, and extremely practical. And while that practicality may intrigue you (and it could definitely provide some much-needed balance), this isn't the most exciting or sustainable match.

You, Aquarius, tend to blow with the wind, flitting from idea to idea in a way you find most delightful - and Virgo finds not only confusing, but irritating. So if you blow into a Virgo's life, for a while they may find it exciting. But soon, Virgo will feel your unconventional approach to life disrupts their more cautious and regimented lifestyle.

Virgo may also perceive you to be uncomfortably detached while you feel Virgo's organized life is ultimately constraining and controlling. So while you should never say never (there's more to a chart than a sun sign, after all), it's going to take a lot of work to smooth out the rough patches in what's fundamentally a mismatch of personalities and lifestyles.

Aquarius & Libra: Friendship That Ignites Passion

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Libras are the most sensual of the three air signs. An Aquarian and a Libra love match is a highly compatible pairing. Each of you has your own brand of charisma that attracts friends, and each is the other's perfect social partner. As a couple, you're friendly, creative, and awe-inspiring.

Don't be surprised if this relationship starts out as friends with benefits and swiftly evolves to become more. This coupling can produce enough passion to ignite a romance that can evolve into a long-term, committed relationship.

You're well-versed in the finer side of life and share Libra's appreciation for beauty. However, Libra may need to teach you how to enjoy life's more sensual, erotic side. But a Libra has a lot in their erotic bedroom arsenal that will leave you panting for more, which can be great fun for both.

Aquarius & Scorpio: Emotional Versus Cerebral

Aquarius, you and Scorpio are both pretty intense signs, which may seem like the basis for a good match. But how you express and experience your intensity is vastly different. Scorpio is emotionally intense, burrowing deeply into their secretive, emotional world. You're creatively and intellectually intense, expressing your unique worldview outwardly in the way you live your life.

Scorpio craves intimacy and you crave independence - two desires that clash in a romantic relationship. Your detached and cerebral nature baffles Scorpio, who is anything but detached. Scorpio's deep need for intimacy can read as neediness to you. There's a small chance here, but you're both going to need to work for it, and it will never be an easy-going relationship.

Aquarius & Sagittarius: Endless Fun & Laughter

An Aquarius and Sagittarius love match is a very creative coupling. You're both funny and share a uniquely odd sense of humor. You both find life amusing and will be very amusing to one another. In fact, you'll laugh at things together that seem obscure to everyone else.

You both love change and surprises and are ready to jump in bed or pick up and go at the drop of a hat. You're a highly compatible, on-the-go, and fun couple. Exuberant Sagittarius is the best fire sign love match for you. The only problem may be settling down and sorting out mundane responsibilities.

Aquarius & Capricorn: A Small Spark of Possibility

Aquarius, you thrive on unpredictability, while Capricorn craves routine. You want to get out and share ideas and adventures with others, while Capricorn prefers the steadiness of family life and career. Capricorn could see your freedom-loving self as chaotic, while you could find Capricorn's steady ambition as too stuffy.

These may seem like fundamental incompatibilities that preclude a relationship, and often they do. But there's also the chance that, with other compatibilities in your chart, the two of you could first hit it off as friends and then discover that each of you has qualities that bring balance to the other's extremes. In other words, it's far from the worst possible match. There's a small spark of possibility, but it's going to take a lot of compromise and understanding on both your parts.

Aquarius & Aquarius: Great When Your Ideals Match

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An Aquarius/Aquarius love affair can help you understand yourself like nothing you've ever known. Two Aquarians lack the ability to connect on an emotional level, and you're both idealists and independent thinkers, which can present problems when your ideals differ. This can almost be like having a relationship with yourself. There's a lot that can go wrong when two freedom-loving, stubborn idealists form a relationship.

Fortunately, lack of sexual prowess is not likely to be an issue. Sex is okay, and each of you can either take it or leave it without any problem. That's not to say you'll have a boring sex life - far from it. But your sex life won't have the depth of emotions or passion that other lovers expect and need from one another.

Instead, when you two get together, your energies will be spent on getting out into the world and sharing your big ideas. You'll take up causes together and become a formidable team to make the world a better place while having fun.

Aquarius & Pisces: Frisson and Friendship

Aquarius, your apparent detachment could be problematic for emotional and sensitive Pisces, who seeks deep intimate connection. On the other hand, you're both creative and passionate (albeit often about different things), and these mutual traits could create a spark.

The initial attraction could lead to the bedroom - frisson that sparks during an early encounter and then ignites into a torrid love affair. However, emotional differences may emerge as the pairing continues, which could present long-term challenges. Still, even if the passion cools, you'll like and admire one another, admitting that you might, indeed, make better friends than lovers.

What Aquarius Needs in a Love Relationship

Aquarius zodiac sign

Aquarius is inventive, passionate, and some might say a bit of an oddball. They're often in their head, sifting through thoughts and ideas with avid interest and a certain degree of emotional detachment.

You'll seldom meet someone who is more authentically themselves than an Aquarius, and they value that same authenticity in others. Likewise, Aquarius is extremely independent, which can be challenging for a partner who craves more together time.

If you're interested in pursuing an Aquarius, it's important you meet their needs for a romantic partner.

Intellectual Stimulation

Aquarians are cerebral air signs, and they tend to be intellectually inclined. They enjoy deep, thought-provoking conversations and like to explore new ideas and concepts with their partners. A partner who can keep up with their intellect and engage in stimulating discussions is highly appreciated.


Aquarians value their independence and freedom highly. They prefer a relationship that allows them plenty of space and the freedom to pursue their interests and maintain their individuality. A partner who is overly clingy or demanding can make them feel suffocated.

Equality and Friendship

For Aquarians, a romantic partner is not just a lover, but also a friend. They desire a relationship where both partners are equal and there is a strong sense of mutual respect and understanding. They also want someone who can share life's adventures.

Innovation and Excitement

Aquarians are known for being innovative and open to change. They appreciate a partner who is willing to explore new experiences and isn't afraid to break out of routines. A monotonous or predictable relationship might bore an Aquarius.

Humanitarian Values

Aquarians are often interested in social causes and humanitarian issues. They appreciate a partner who shares these values and is willing to work together for a better world.

Honesty and Authenticity

Aquarians prefer partners who are authentic and honest. They appreciate directness and truth, and dislike pretense or superficial behavior.

Partnering With an Aquarius

While Aquarius is most compatible with air and fire signs, compatibility isn't just a function of your sun sign. Other aspects of your astrological chart also come into play. Even if sun signs appear to be a big mismatch, if other aspects align, it could be a great match. So, even if it appears based on your sun signs that you're incompatible, don't write someone off until you get to know them. You never know when a person you meet might be the perfect lid for your pot.

Aquarius Compatibility and Best Matches for Love