Monogamy isn’t for everyone. For some, the idea of settling down with one person until the end of days isn’t exactly the picture of “happily ever after” – and that’s okay. There are many types of polyamorous relationships in our society, ranging from an “open” agreement to a relationship with three or four people involved. And while there’s limited research at the moment about the concrete numbers of polyamory, the studies that do exist show that it’s a rising trend. One study conducted by sex researcher Zhana Vrangalova found that, of the general population of U.S. adults, approximately 12 million of them are currently engaging in consensual non-monogamy.
New data from the dating site OpenMinded shows the breakdown of polyamorous individuals by their zodiac sign. OpenMinded is a site that aims to offer “a safe and stigma-free environment that brings the ease and flexibility of online dating to the currently under-served world of open and alternative relationships.” The site is free to its users, and offers the option to create a single profile, or a profile as a couple.
OpenMinded analyzed the birthdays of its 192,235 members to find out which zodiac sign is the most polyamorous. The results showed that Capricorns make up the largest portion of the site’s population, coming in at 19249 members. Interestingly enough, Capricorns are notorious for being fiercely independent. On the flipside, Sagittarius rounded out the bottom of the list – a sign that is known for being extremely faithful once in love.
Based on their findings, here’s a ranking of how polyamorous each zodiac sign is, ranging from most to least.
These signs are the most polyamorous:
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are very independent, physical, and passionate, so it makes perfect sense that they would fall at the top of this list.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus-born are very sensual. They come in as the second-most polyamorous sign in the zodiac.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The biggest turn-on for an Aquarius man or woman is a quick wit and intellect. Those born between January 20 and February 18 are inclined towards polyamory, but only if their partners can make them think.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are extremely emotional. They need partners who not only satisfy them in the bedroom but also understand their feelings and thoughts.
These signs are moderately polyamorous:
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are natural born flirts, and they aren’t satisfied unless they have constant excitement. It makes sense that they’d dabble in polyamory.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces-born men and women are hopeless romantics. While they are very passionate lovers, they are also fairly loyal, and may aim to settle down eventually.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Those of the Aries sign can be somewhat insatiable when it comes to sex and passion. Their relationships need to be filled with excitement and the unknown to keep them interested. They will also often take the lead in relationships and aren’t afraid to make the first move.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are energetic, passionate, and generous towards their lovers. They are also respectful of their partners’ independence, as they understand the importance of freedom and individuality.
These signs are the least polyamorous:
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
While Virgos long to feel desirable by their partners, they often prefer a few long-term relationships over several casual flings. They are often very faithful to their partners.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras are obsessed with balance; they avoid drama at all costs. In relationships, they strive for peace and happiness, and don’t like upsetting their partners. They are loyal and dedicated to anyone they love.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios are reputed to be the most sensual of all the zodiac signs (yes, even more than the Taurus!) However, once they truly find love, they aren’t willing to be with anyone else.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Like the Scorpio, Sagittarius-born are dedicated once they fall in love. While they have a “try anything once” mentality, they are also fiercely loyal to those who claim their heart.