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An Astrologer’s Dating Advice For Overcoming Mercury Retrograde

Since April 2nd, 2024, has the shadow of Mercury retrograde hovered over your love life? No matter, astrologer Matt Galea has put together a little survival guide for Tinder.

Rumor has it she’s the big cosmic troublemaker. The retrograde of Mercury, the planet of communication, would cause a lot of hassle in our daily lives. Unforeseen events, forgetfulness, misunderstandings, and exes who come rushing back. Not the ideal climate for frolicking in complete serenity, we grant you that. But to prevent Mercury retrograde from sabotaging your dates, all it takes is a little cosmic methodology. For Tinder, astrologer Matt Galea gives us his advice to avoid romantic hiccups. At least, until April 24th.


For Matt Galea, if you want to counter the effects of Mercury retrograde on your love life, you will have to go back to the basics of love compatibility. For the astrologer, knowing which astrological signs go best together is therefore essential. “Knowing even a little astrology can make a huge difference when meeting,” he summarizes. “It’s about understanding what people of different signs tend to want, how to respond to it, and being able to forge more meaningful connections with your date.” » A way of tuning your violins, in short.

Do you prefer to postpone your astrological experiments? By any chance, when Mercury no longer retrogrades, for example? Here is the list of Matt Galea’s “almost perfect matches”, to stay on safe values.

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


Since Mercury retrograde already puts enough obstacles in our way as it is, Matt Galea suggests getting a head start. Just to know roughly what could await you depending on the astrological sign of your date.

  • We find out about the type of relationship your crush is looking for. Just to avoid any misunderstanding. For example (and unsurprisingly) it is Virgo, Capricorn, and Cancer who mostly indicate wanting a lasting relationship on their Tinder profile. If this is also your project, the astrologer advises: “Don’t be afraid, show him that you are ready to commit. »
  • We find points in common other than “I too have lost my keys three times since Mercury retrograde”. Is your date the ambitious type? According to Tinder, Leo, Cancer, and Scorpio are the signs that most frequently display their profession on their profile. “If your match is a Leo, they’re likely to be proud and ambitious,” says Matt Galea. “Let him know that you also have ambitions, that could be a good common point. »
  • We find his love language according to his astrological sign. Some love to chat by video or on the phone, while others are more reserved at first. Still, according to Tinder figures, it would especially be Capricorn who indicates that they prefer to communicate by text message. Another option: is social networks. On the dating application, it is the sociable Libras who say they are particularly active there. In this case, the astrologer advises going to consult their profiles, to better understand your crush.

And if all this doesn’t reassure you, remember that this is just astrology and until proven otherwise, Mercury was retrograding long before you knew it.

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