Why You Are (Or Aren't) Getting Swiped Right On Tinder, According To Your Star Sign

Tinder has shared some juicy information about the star signs that are getting the most attention online.

The dating app has, historically, been quite vague about how their algorithm works but experts have made some pretty informed guesses about why certain users score more matches than others.

Although we've all long assumed it's just a popularity contest involving the hottest profile pics, Tinder swears that matches are based on your recent activity, your preferences and your location.


But this new ~data~ suggests that maybe, we've been wrong this whole time and matches are actually based off how your terrible -- or desirable -- star sign is perceived by the rest of the zodiac.

The list of most right-swiped star signs puts female Scorpios, Leos and Taureans at the top of the pile and for men, it's Taureans, Virgos and Pisces.

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And at the bottom? Things aren't looking so good for women born in Aries, Sagittarius or Pisces season and men born at the time when the sun was in Cancer, Sagittarius and Capricorn.

Keep in mind, Tinder users aren't necessarily all proudly announcing their star signs to potential matches, this is data Tinder has collected from users' birth dates. So we have to assume that users are just exuding the energy of their astrological sign very powerfully through people's smartphone screens to be copping all these right -- or left -- swipes.

There are two separate lists for male and female Tinder users -- and the results are pretty varied across the board:

Most Popular Star Signs Among Gals

Scorpio Leo Taurus Cancer Virgo Capricorn Gemini Aquarius Libra Aries Sagittarius Pisces

Most Popular Star Signs Among Guys

Taurus Virgo Pisces Aquarius Libra Scorpio Aries Leo Gemini Cancer Sagittarius Capricorn

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But don't feel bad if you spot your sign at the bottom of the dating app heap because we've tried to unpack the real reason certain signs over perform, or are misunderstood, when it comes to online dating.


The sign of the zodiac that exudes the strongest whiffs of BDE, Scorpios are known for their magnetism, intensity, sensuality and mystery -- the perfect blend of catnip for potential matches to right-swipe.

Celeb Scorpios include: Kendall Jenner, Lorde, Winona Ryder, Julia Roberts Whoopi Goldberg and Scarlett Johanssen.


Leos are all about putting their best foot (or mane) forward. They're dramatic, flamboyant and will definitely get your attention on a dating app with a carefully thought out outfit, hairstyle, and pose in their profile pics.

Celeb Leos? Debra Messing, Charlize Theron, Mila Kunis, J-Lo and Madonna.

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Taureans are attractive potential mates because they're supposed to be grounded, (earth sign, duh) known as luxury-loving homebodies who will lavish their partners with thoughtful, not at all smothering, amounts of attention.

Celeb Taureans: Queen Elizabeth,  Jessica Alba, Adele, Cher, David Beckham, George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Dev Patel, Jerry Seinfeld.

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When we think Cancer, we think Ariana Grande. Sweethearts who wear their emotions very much on their sleeves and will dedicate themselves very wholly to nurturing their partners. It's perhaps a vibe that could come through quite strongly on Tinder for anyone looking for a partner who will take care of them.

Famous celeb Cancers besides Ari? Selena Gomez, Khloe Kardashian, Meryl Streep, Sofia Vergara, Elon Musk, Kevin Hart, Larry David, Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford, Aubrey Plaza.

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Virgos are known for being clean and organised perfectionists which might not sound too sexy but remember that Beyonce, Zendaya, Cameron Diaz, Florence Welch, Michelle Williams, Prince Harry, Idris Elba, Keanu Reeves and Pink are all bona fide Virgos.

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Capricorns didn't do well in either list but this is presumably because there aren't many of them on Tinder. They're out getting exactly what they want IRL because they're the most ambitious, goal-oriented sign of the zodiac that wouldn't muck around with dating apps, a waste of their precious time.

Celeb Caps include: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, LeBron James, Liam Hemsworth, John Legend, Betty White, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Issa Rae, Michelle Obama.

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Another sign that's sitting either in the middle of the pack or right at the end, Geminis are playfully known as one of the psychopaths of the zodiac. They're either being avoided like the plague on dating apps, lying about their real star signs or just busy doing something better than swiping away on Tinder like reading an encyclopedia.

Celeb Gems? Think Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Kanye West, Donald Trump, Johnny Depp, Lenny Kravitz.

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Aquarian men have scored well but the women of the sign are somewhere towards the bottom of the most right-swiped list. This is because these beautiful creative weirdos enjoy their time alone and are probably not giving off particularly inviting vibes on Tinder.

Celeb Aquarians: Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Yoko Ono, Lauren Conrad, Ellen Degeneres, Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran.

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The harmonious people pleasers of the zodiac, Librans are probably trying to have pleasant convos with everyone on Tinder instead of being laser-focused on someone they really vibe with. They're romantic but indecisive which could account for their B- results on the Tinder star sign stats.

Celeb Librans include Kim K, Olivia Newton-John, John Mayer, Hilary Duff, Zac Efron, Matt Damon, Usher, Snoop Dogg and Will Smith.

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The first sign of the zodiac, fire sign Aries members are fearless leaders who can be aggressive but also very warm and generous. Again, signs that are probably finding love IRL, not online.

Celebrity Aries: Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mandy Moore, Elton John, Tan France, Robert Downey Jr, Chance The Rapper.

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Coming in second last on both lists, perhaps Sag members were too busy jetting around the globe, finding love on airplanes and far-flung locations than on Tinder. Another feisty fire sign, Sagittarius are known for being optimistic, wise, often reckless, argumentative and brutally honest.

Celebrities include Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Ozzy Osbourne, Chrissy Teigen, Britney Spears, Jake Gyllenhaal and Steven Spielberg.

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Pisces did not fare well on either list but please don't take this personally, Pisces because RIHANNA is a Pisces and she wouldn't have time for this nonsense. This water sign is probably not selling itself on Tinder in search of a bounty of mediocre matches and is more likely to be penning an emotional album in their bedroom.

Celeb Pisces: RIHANNA!, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Page, Kesha, Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Tyler, The Creator, Steve Jobs, Chris Martin, Johnny Cash, Albert Einstein, Justin Bieber.

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