Could Astrology Boost Your Success In Online Dating?

Could astrology hold the key to boosting your success in online dating?

Astrology is gaining traction in the digital dating scene. Discover how reaching for the stars could take your dating game to the next level
ASTROLOGY AND STAR SIGNS. It’s a topic that’s intrigued people for centuries. But let’s be honest, while this is undoubtedly a complex field of study, it’s not one without its detractors, many of them men. You know the stereotypes – we scoff at horoscopes, roll our eyes at our partner’s fascination with zodiac signs, and dismiss it all as a sham.
But here’s the thing: even if you’re not a believer, plenty of people on dating apps are. By increasing your astrological knowledge you could gain a better understanding of the motivations, aspirations and desires of prospective dates. And if nothing else, it could give you an icebreaker that provides the kindling for sparks to fly or stars to align, as the case may be. 
So, fellas, don’t worry if you’re scratching your heads over astrology – it’s a confusing universe out there. But if you’re looking to level up your dating game and impress current or future partners, it might be time to brush up on your celestial lingo and start sharing your zodiac knowledge with your dates.
Tinder, the world’s most popular dating app for meeting new people, has partnered with astrologer and author Matt Galea to launch The Bloke’s Guide To Astrology x Dating, a 101-guide for guys looking to broaden their understanding of astrology and dating. Read on to discover how decoding the cosmos might help you better navigate the digital dating pool.

So . . . what is astrology? 

Simply put, it’s a practice based on the belief that wherever the stars and planets were sitting when you were born determines your personality and life path. 
Have you ever wondered why some days feel like a breeze, everything’s going right, and all your ducks are in order, while other days feel like a hurricane, full of tedious mishaps or unexpected obstacles on your commute to and from work? Astrology may have the answer – the stars have something to say for everyone. 
Astrology can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and help you  navigate relationships and career paths, Galea says. So, whether you’re a no-nonsense Capricorn or a fiery Leo, there is something in the stars for you. You may discover why you can only attract a specific type of person or, even better, which type you’re supposedly most compatible with. 

Astrology and dating 

If you’re having trouble finding a compatible match on dating apps, you might want to consider exploring astrology as another variable you can use to evaluate prospective matches. By stepping out of your comfort zone and using astrology, you can potentially find someone who complements your personality and values, says Galea. You can quickly get an idea of your date’s personality by checking out their star sign, which can provide insights into their likes, dislikes, and overall compatibility.

Matt Galea


Astrology has become increasingly popular on dating apps, with ‘zodiac’ being one of the top five descriptors used by both men and women in Australia, making it an excellent conversation starter. According to a global survey, 30 per cent of Gen Z individuals admit to checking their date’s star sign before going out, while 42 per cent of Australians consider star sign compatibility essential. Galea’s guide is designed to help men who need to be better-versed in spirituality gain confidence and understanding in astrology, leading to more meaningful conversations and connections.

“Knowing even a little about astrology can make a massive difference in a dating setting,” Galea says. “We’ve all been there, so to be able to share my passion and help blokes have these conversations on and off Tinder is really exciting. It’s not just what’s going on cosmically – it’s about understanding what people of different signs tend to want, how to respond to that, and being able to forge more meaningful connections with your date, whatever their sign is.”

Using astrology to mix and match

Galea has created a new dating playbook around the 12 astrological star signs. He briefly describes each sign, highlighting their personality traits, social behaviour, and what makes them tick. He also offers conversation starters, green flags to keep the conversation going, and some dating ‘icks’ to avoid.
Additionally, Galea shares which star signs are most and least compatible with each other. The guide doesn’t end there; Galea also suggests excellent first-date ideas for each sign. For example, taking a Scorpio to a new hidden gem they can impress their friends with in the future could bode well. If your date is a Sagittarius, maybe try out something like bowling, axe throwing or an underground rave; these folk love adventure. 


Stars and strikes

Here is Galea’s breakdown of each star sign in terms of personality and behavioural tendencies, plus his recommended conversation starters

Aries: March 21 – April 19

If you’re after someone with a bold, take-charge attitude, then Aries is the match for you. They’re usually the first one to make a move. If they’re keen on you, it’ll be pretty obvious.

The best convo starter: “Do you watch or play any sport?”

Taurus: April 20 – May 20

This stable, down-to-earth sign has no time for BS and they’re looking for the same thing in a partner. Are they high maintenance? Sure, they cost a little more, but they’re worth it!

The best convo starter: “If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

Gemini: May 21 – June 21

This intellectual air sign is outgoing, curious and keen to get out there and meet new people.

The best convo starter: “What’s the last gig you went to and what’s the next?”

Cancer: June 22 – July 22

This emotional water sign is anything but shallow – they crave depth, honesty and meaningful connections. Since they feel everything so deeply, they can be quite moody as their emotions move quickly.

The best convo starter: “What’s your comfort movie or TV show?”

Leo: July 23 – August 22

The firecrackers of the zodiac, Leos have a lust for life and an ambitious spirit. They crave the company of other humans, which is probably why they’re on the apps.

The best convo starter: “What’s your go-to spot for an after-work bev?”

Virgo: August 23 – September 22 

A no-nonsense Earth sign known for being smart, bookish and incredibly observant.

The best convo starter: “I’ve heard Virgos are hyper-organised. Do you relate to that at all?

Libra: September 23 – October 22

You’ll be easily charmed by Librans as they’re one of the most fun and flirty signs of the zodiac. They quickly draw people into their orbit with their effortlessly cool vibe.

The best convo starter: “Which fictional character do you most relate to?”

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

They’re the dark and mysterious badasses of the zodiac, known for being highly sensual due to their connection with horny planet Mars.

The best convo starter: “Why is it that Scorpios get such a bad wrap? I don’t think it’s fair!”

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21

This feisty fire sign loves to travel, socialise and meet new people. They’re pretty easy to chat to, just don’t be close-minded and be sure to ask lots of questions because they love to have a yarn.

The best convo starter: “As a Sagittarius, I’m sure you have weekend plans galore! What’s on?”

Capricorn: December 22 – January 20

The stern goat sign is known for being somewhat of a hardass, which is totally true, but their savage nature can also be quite endearing and entertaining.

The best convo starter: “Speaking of work, what do you do for a living?”

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

You’ll never meet another person quite like an Aquarian. They’re self-imposed outcasts who aren’t afraid to go against the grain, but they’re still ultra social and love sharing their weirdness with other people.

The best convo starter: “I hear Aquarians are super quirky, do you relate to that?”

Pisces: February 19 – March 20

The sensitive dreamers of the zodiac, this water sign is super sweet and ultra flirty. They love romance and the whole dating game in general, so be ready to play.

The best convo starter: “What’s your idea of a perfect night?”


Decode astrological jargon

At this point you’re essentially ready to jump back on Tinder and swipe with confidence. Before you do, though, immerse yourself in celestial slang to prove that you’re a true cosmic pro 


It’s like the astrological equivalent of your personal brand. Your rising sign, also known as the ascendant, is all about how you present yourself to the world and how others perceive you. It’s like your astrological first impression, so make it count.

Birth chart 

Your birth chart is like a snapshot of the universe at the time and place of your birth. Astrologers use it to unlock secrets about your personality and life path. So, if you want to know what the universe has in store for you, consult your celestial snapshot. 


Gemstones believed to possess different energies that can affect change in our lives.

Air signs 

If you’re looking for lively conversation and a good time, seek out the three air signs – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. They’re the life of the party, always up for a chat and bring the wit with them. Just be ready for some flirty banter and a bit of whimsy because these signs are as light and breezy as the element they represent. 

Earth signs 

The Earth element also has its squad of signs. Meet Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn – the practical, no-nonsense, hard-working, and honest trio. They may come off as bossy and stern, but hey, someone’s got to keep things grounded and logical around here.

Water signs

The three signs that belong to the element of water are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. These signs are known for being sensitive, emotional, deep, moody, empathic, spiritual and over-thinkers. 

Mercury retrograde

When Mercury decides to hit the reverse button, we know it’s time for retrograde. Mercury is the planet of communication, travel, and technology, and it can start throwing everything into disarray. So, brace yourself for some miscommunications, travel mishaps, and tech fails. It’s like the universe is playing a game of “let’s see how much chaos we can cause”. 

Venus retrograde 

When Venus decides to click into reverse gear it can lead to heartache. Venus is the planet of love, beauty, desire, and sex, so when it starts to retreat, you can bet that these areas of your life will also begin to go askew. It’s like the universe is playing a cruel game of “relationship roulette”. So, if you’re considering taking your chances dating during this time, just be ready for some tricky situations and communication mishaps.

Tarot cards

A deck of 78 cards that can predict your future, complete with sacred images and messages. Don’t worry – it’s not all doom and gloom – even the card labelled “Death” means new beginnings. And if you see the Three of Swords, it might be time to say goodbye to that toxic relationship. But if you’re lucky enough to pull the Lovers card, well, let’s say it’s self-explanatory.

Become a star-crossed lover

Galea’s tips to applying your newfound astrological acumen to your love life

Add your zodiac sign to your Tinder profile

“Whether you’re a fiery Aries, a spicy Pisces or a grounded Capricorn, having your star sign clearly marked shows potential dates that you’re open to the idea of astrology and let’s face it, open-mindedness is a huge green flag!” says Galea. 

Break the ice with star-studded conversation

Stuck on how to strike up a conversation with your match or worried that you’ll run out of things to talk about on your first date? Well, look at astrology as your surefire way to save yourself from awkward silences. “Even if you and your date aren’t really into the idea, it’s still a fun topic to bring up to keep the convo flowing,” says Galea.
The Bloke’s Guide to Astrology x Dating, and Dating Dictionary: Astrology Edition is available to download here and will shortly be available as a new module on School of Swipe. You can also purchase Matt Galea’s guide to navigating love and life, How to Spot the (Star) Signs:  Buy Now

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