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Let The Stars Be Your Guide (to Making the First Move on Bumble)

Starting a conversation with someone new is always a little nerve-wracking, but there might be a telling clue in their profile to give you a hint. If a match has their zodiac badge on their profile, use that to your advantage! Every sign has its own ways of communicating and connecting. Next time you’re swiping, get the stars on your side with help from the expert astrologers at astrology and horoscope app, Sanctuary

Aries

Boldness is the key to an Aries’ heart! Come in hot with something to spark their interest, and don’t beat around the bush. Be direct, and make it easy to engage. 

Try these options:

It looks like you really love [activity in your profile]. How long have you been doing it?

Wow, I’m so impressed you’re so active! What’s your favorite way to get moving?

Taurus

Slow and steady wins the race with Taurus folks. If you keep showing up, you’ll be rewarded with someone who is super in tune with what they need and want. 

Tap into their soft side: 

What’s your favorite thing to cook? (Or order for takeout, if that’s more your speed!)

Help! I need a recommendation for a good TV show to binge-watch.

Gemini

Your most uninhibited thought is music to a Gemini’s ears… and the thought after that, and the thought after that! Geminis thrive on flirtation. The trick is nailing down a concrete plan to hang.

Channel your stream-of-consciousness:

Ok, spill: how many cups of coffee do you need in the morning? 

What’s your favorite trick for making the most out of your day?

Cancer

Cancers want to feel safe and secure. They’re not opposed to risk, but they need to feel comfortable with you. Asking them to get super personal right away is a fast way to lose their interest.

How to crack that crab’s shell: 

Ok, I have to know: are you a cat or dog person?

Hey! It’s great to meet you. What are you looking forward to this weekend?

Leo

Make them feel like the star of the show, and you’ll have a Leo’s heart forever. No compliment is too grand as long as it’s sincere. Watch out, as they can smell a fake a mile away.

Work that confidence with these: 

You know how to have a good time! Where’s one place you always love to go?

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Virgo

Virgos are all about the details: small moments and important specifics, all perfectly executed. Show your interest by making it clear that you took more than a cursory glance at their profile.

Show your attention to detail with these:

I love that you’re into [interest in their profile]! How’d you get interested in that?

Hope you’re not working too hard! What’s your favorite thing to do in your downtime?

Libra

A Libra’s favorite move is to get you to ask them out, so have fun and play along. Remember that when it comes to air signs, especially these romantics, everything is flirtation.

Entice them with these:

Where’s your favorite place to unwind after a long week?

What’s one book or movie you think everyone should read or see once?

Scorpio

Scorpios take a while to warm up, especially if caught off guard. Don’t get discouraged; just be direct (but not too direct) and flirty (but not so much they don’t trust you). 

Step up to bat with these options:

I’m glad you live nearby, but it’s fun to dream! Where would you move to if you could live anywhere?

You look like you have good taste. What’s on your go-to playlist lately?

Sagittarius

The happy-go-lucky Labrador puppies of the zodiac, there’s honestly not much you could say to mess up a first move with a Sagittarius. Honesty is the key with these folks. Be playful and have fun!

Seriously, how could you miss with these:

Hey. it’s great to meet you! What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

If you could teleport, where’s the first place you’d go visit?

Capricorn

Be direct, be concise, say you’re interested, and ask them on a date specifically. Not, “do you want to hang out?” Ask them if they’d like to go out with you. Make a plan!

Impress them with these options: 

What are your favorite restaurants around here? I’m sure you know where to go!

You seem like an expert in [interest from their profile]. Maybe you could teach me a thing or two!

Aquarius

Ask them about the latest book or article they’ve read. Appeal to their intellect. Whatever you do, absolutely do not just say “hey.” You’ve got to show you have a mind and are interested in getting to know them.

Go for the gold with these options: 

If you could speak another language, which would it be?

What’s the next thing on your to-read or to-watch list?

Pisces

There is no such thing as laying it on too thick with a Pisces. These folks are super into hearing about how much you want to take them out for a romantic evening.

Get in their good graces with these openers:

What’s your idea of a perfect Sunday?

What songs are in your heavy rotation right now?