Aries: March 21st – April 19th

You stopped believing in love — at least, the type of love portrayed in books and movies — because you realized that there is more to life than relationships. That there are so many mountains you want to climb and countries you want to visit. A relationship would be nice, but there is so much more to life than that.

Taurus: April 20th – May 20th

Your ex — the person you honestly believed would stay by your side until death did you part — broke your heart. They hurt you in the worst possible way. And if they could hurt you, you believe that anyone could hurt you.

Gemini: May 21st – June 20th

You saw a relationship you always thought would last — maybe between your parents, maybe between your best friends, maybe between two celebrities you’ve never even met — fall apart in front of your eyes. You believe that if that one perfect couple couldn’t even make their love last, then there isn’t any hope for the rest of you.

Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd

You don’t think you could take another disappointment. There’s a part of you that still does believe in love, but you keep telling yourself that you don’t believe in it at all, because you don’t want to give yourself another chance to get hurt. You don’t want to put yourself through that again.

Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd

You hope you’re wrong, but from what you’ve seen lately, romance is dead. Chivalry is dead. You want an old-fashioned love, but you’re not sure if that’s possible in this day and age.

Virgo: August 23rd – September 22nd

You try hard to see the good in the world, but lately, you’ve been tired. Too exhausted to put a positive spin on everything. Recently, you’ve only been looking at the bad. You can’t stop your mind from jumping to the worst possible scenario.

Libra: September 23rd – October 22nd

You know firsthand how easily people get love and lust confused. They think they are in love with someone and then they realize they were only interested in that person superficially. It happens all the time.

Scorpio: October 23rd – November 21st

People are monsters. Between that reality and your trust issues, you aren’t sure if you’ll ever be able to trust someone completely. You always assume that other people are out to get you. That they will hurt you in the end.

Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st

Somewhere down the line, you realized that you have been just as happy single as you were in a relationship. You realized that you don’t need another person in order to feel fulfilled. You realized that love isn’t a requirement.

Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th

You’re a logical person and you’ve seen the statistics. Divorce rates are higher than ever. No one stays together anymore.

Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th

People are going to call you a pessimist, but you are smart enough to realize that every relationship either ends in death or a breakup. Forever and always is a lie. It’s depressing, but it’s the truth. So you try hard not to get your hopes up.

Pisces: February 19th – March 20th

You think that people throw the term love around too easily. They say it after only a few weeks (or even days) of knowing each other. It feels like the word has lost its meaning.