Should you put your zodiac sign in your online dating profile?


Back when I was on dating apps in my twenties, I made sure to never post my zodiac sign in my profile. As a Virgo, I was worried people would use my astrological sign — which has a reputation for being bossy — against me. 

Many of the profiles I viewed didn’t include this kind of information either. But astrology has boomed in the past few years, especially among millennials. It’s not uncommon to see people post their signs –- sun, moon, and rising  — in their online dating profiles. Bumble, a popular dating app, even allows users to search for matches based on their astrological sign. 

And while posting your zodiac sign in your profile carries risks (not everyone, for example, wants to date “steamy” Scorpios), astrologers like Christopher Renstrom, author of the upcoming book Astrology: Here and Now, believe that posting your sign in your profile could be a very good thing –- both for people who believe in astrology and even more casual fans.  Read more…

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