Would you date a guy who takes horoscopes seriously?

  • maxferguson

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    Nov 18, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    I know my sign and I occasionally read my sign when I'm waiting in line at the grocery store just to see how many different types of days I could imagine happening given the horoscope description - they're numerous and humorous.

    Realizing the banality and lack of specificity of every reading, I began to wonder:

    1.) How many guys actually take their daily horoscope seriously?
    2.) How many of those guys date according to their "astrological compatibility"?

    And finally, how many of you who don't take them seriously (like me) would not date someone who did?

    Whenever I see something like "Virgo," "Aquarius" as the first line on someone's Grindr or dating profile, I can't help but automatically sort them into a mental "Do not date!" bucket. I don't see them as inferior people and would never write them off as a friend, but I just know that if I dated someone who read deep into that, any disagreement in the relationship would result in trying to communicate/negotiate with someone who believed in things for which insurmountable evidence against exists. I'm more than ready to admit wrongdoing and apologize when it can be shown, and don't assert being in the right when it can't. And that strikes me as something a particularly "astrological" person would struggle to do; in any disagreement, I couldn't help but expect to be challenging fuzzy logic and tough -o-navigate irrational personal beliefs. Carl Sagan chimes in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iunr4B4wfDA

    I'm a Libra and my astrological dating compatibility is zero. How about you guys?
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    Nov 18, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    Horoscopes...religion...easter bunny...santa clause...belief in any of them is a turn-off for me when it comes to dating someone.
  • Phoebuz

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    Nov 18, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Like everything else I guess it is about a balance of the pluses and the minuses. Does that person compensate that shortcoming with something else? (passionate, killer smile, great personality, etc)

    Just like you for me it is a huge turn off when I meet someone who puts so much trust into horoscopes, religions or pseudoscience. But I guess no one is perfect and we all have our minuses.

    For example, I once met a guy (as a friend, not for a date) who I considered a brilliant person: well read, with a deep grasp of the inner workings in Quantum Mechanics, atheist, straight yet a passionate defender of gay rights, etc. Then one day I discovered he was warning his close friends about how there was a huge conspiracy from the New Order group trying to discredit what is going to happen on December 2012 when the planet will go through the middle of the galaxy and a shower of powerful radiation would make almost everyone infertile and this was the solution devised by this group of powerful individuals to reduce the population of earth. In that precise moment I just couldn't look at him the same way. He could be Stephen Hawkins for all I care and after that I wouldn't trust anything coming out of his mouth.

    So anyway, my opinion is to treat everyone as an independent case, make a balance of the pros and cons and hopefully the former will weight more than the latter icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    High standards: keeping people apart since white met bread.
  • stratavos

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    Nov 18, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    ... if you mean serious like a fundamentalist, then no.
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Its fun to read, yes.

    But Astrology sucks big time if used seriously for anything really. Especially dating. My love life, if I analyze it through my ex's astro signs, I've had better experiences with those who were my astrological mismatches, and have been hurt more by those who are considered better matches, even perfect ones.

    I wouldn't date a guy like that. For the simple reason of not being very keen on entering a relationship where the smallest warning in the daily zodiac news would cause enough stress and disappointment, that even if everything is fine, the zodiac person will manage to fuck up everything with their paranoid behavior, expecting something bad to happen (and in the end, bringing it on the table anyway).

    I also wouldn't date such a person, because he might not want to date me either icon_smile.gif. Doesn't matter if we match in every single other way, and that we like each other. A hardcore horoscope believer will listen to their warning forecast and just distance themselves and move on. And I don't wish to be dumped because of that icon_smile.gif. Mainly because i have already ridden that horse, and my ass still hurts when it hit the ground :/

    No, no zodiac crazies for me, sorry.
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    Beaux saidHigh standards: keeping people apart since white met bread.
    Too bad I prefer the taste of wheat or rye bread.
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    I admit they are very entertaining to read for a time, but like OP said, they are so generic that they could apply to anyone. Just don't go reading them religiously after a breakup like I did. My mistake...icon_redface.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    I only date idiots and retards, so of course they must trust their horoscopes, duh.
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    I prolly would. Doesn't bother me that much.

    I once dated a guy who believes in good and bad fairies. It was comedy gold
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    Not_Superman saidHoroscopes are fun like predicting election outcomes with polls is fun.

    To answer your questions we would have to do a poll, but I think I just made it clear how much faith I have in polls.

    Moron alert.
    Polls use statistical science. Horoscopes use words strung togetherness alcoholic gypsies. Yeah, they are exactly alike.
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
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    Not_Superman saidHoroscopes are fun like predicting election outcomes with polls is fun.

    To answer your questions we would have to do a poll, but I think I just made it clear how much faith I have in polls.

    Moron alert.
    Polls use statistical science. Horoscopes use words strung togetherness alcoholic gypsies. Yeah, they are exactly alike.


    lol, 'like' does not equal 'same as'. More like 'similar'.

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    Nov 18, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    smartmoney said

    Moron alert.
    Polls use statistical science. Horoscopes use words strung togetherness alcoholic gypsies. Yeah, they are exactly alike.


    Is that why they are ridiculously wrong most of the time? In general?

    Somebody needs to fund those institutes that do statistics a bit more generously me thinks.
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    I don't take horoscopes seriously, they are fun to think about but all my closets friends defy the supposed rules of the horoscope.. and people that i was supposed to be compatible with ended up being terrible enemies.

    So.. no.. I wouldn't date someone who took horoscopes or any other type of "mystical/magical" thinking seriously... why? it defies logic- and I couldn't date someone who didn't have a logical thought process, its the same type of person that would start a fight over something stupid and then say " i dunno thats just how i feel, i cant explain it"

    pew.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 18, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    When people ask me what my sign is (actually, that rarely happens) I either say that I don't know or mispronounce it badly.
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    sure, why not
  • Kagse

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    Nov 18, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    I think it can be fun to read, but don't take it too seriously. If I liked a guy and he was really into it, probably wouldn't hold it against him.
  • tautomer

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    Nov 18, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    I know astrology at quite a deep level so I do take it seriously. Does it mean I will write someone off for having specefic placements? No, but it can make me concerned or make me look out for some warning signs. If someone went insofar as to say "I will never date a Leo"... that'd be pretty dam pathetic. For both the judgement of that, and how superficial it is. The latter is because things go waaaaaaaaay deeper then just the sun sign.
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    I find them to be interesting and would mind someone that was on that level dating wise.
  • TennisJock10

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    Nov 18, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    I like reading my horoscopes. It's humorous and I usually do it when I'm bored at work. But I would never say that I would date someone because they do or don't take it seriously. And I definitely would not refuse to date someone because "our signs are compatible" or whatever. The gay dating pool is slim enough without adding ANOTHER requirement.

    A nice guy, with morals, not crazy, and abs is hard enough to find with adding freaking astrology to the mix! icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    No.

    I've met a lot of people who read their horoscope in the paper or online daily and take it sort of seriously, and while that's idiotic, it's acceptable and I could probably date someone like that.

    But I could NOT date someone who lived the whole astrology lifestyle.

    I once almost dated a guy who took it 100% seriously and would say things like we were lucky I was a Capricorn because he could NOT date anyone who wasn't, because his astrologist said so. Every other sentence or so out of his mouth had something to do with astrology or some other "spiritual" bs. It was too much.

    Similarly, while I probably could date a religious person, I couldn't if every other sentence out of their mouth had to do with their faith.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Nov 18, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    If he enjoys that sort of thing, I'm okay with it. Personally, it's not my gig.
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    Nov 19, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    I don't take it very seriously, but I do find it amusing how a lot of times it's fairly true (personality wise or relationship wise). And the two guys I've had the longest relationships with were supposedly perfect matches, so idk lol xD
    I think it'd be a little annoying dating someone who was OVERLY into that, though. Like the entire value of a relationship shouldn't be based off of something you read online.
  • Montague

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    Nov 19, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    Doesn't bother me at all. I just see that they feel as if they possess certain traits that are associated with said sign.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 19, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    I don't mind the odd discussion. However, basing their life on them is a deal breaker. Delusion is not attractive.