Scorpio Love Horoscope: Is True Love Out There?

Updated December 27, 2021
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Scorpio's love horoscope is not simply based on lust. It's based on trust and a strong, lasting affection between lovers who are bound together in a passionate and fulfilling relationship. Scorpios don't fall in love easily, but true love is out there if they understand themselves and the qualities and traits they need in a lover.

True Love and Scorpio

Emotionally speaking, Scorpio is one of the strongest signs in the zodiac. People born under this sign appear quiet and, sometimes, almost demure. Yet, there is often an aura of intensity around them. For some, this intensity is simply too much to handle. Still, for others, the traits of a Scorpio in love are everything they dream of in true love.

Scorpio's Silent Love

Scorpio is the fixed water sign of the zodiac. Like the idiom "still waters run deep," Scorpio's love is silent and deep. They are emotionally guarded and private individuals who are not given to excessive outward displays of affections. Even if they love you, they remain reserved, observant, and quiet until they're sure they can trust you. Once trust is earned, Scorpio is capable of deep tenderness and genuine intimacy.

Scorpio's Give and Expect a Lot From Their True Love

Scorpios are mysterious, complex, and have high expectations of true love. Scorpios give a lot and expect a lot when it comes to love. They will cherish their love and sacrifice everything they have for them, but they expect the same in return.

Trust and Loyalty

Very passionate and protective, a Scorpio expects to be able to trust that their true love will be just as faithful, loving, affectionate, supportive, encouraging, and loyal as they are. Scorpios don't play games, so a lover must be all in and committed to being their partner in everything.


Scorpios often live life on the edge of one extreme or another. They need a lover who understands their emotional intensity and sensitivity. They have quiet, brooding exteriors, but deep down, they're sweet, softhearted, and churning with a passion for life. Scorpios need a partner who understands their need for a deep emotional engagement and is sensitive to their feelings.

Sexual Chemistry

Scorpios have a high sex drive. Sexual chemistry is of utmost importance to a Scorpio. For a Scorpio, sex is a spiritual act that involves what the French call La petite mort (the little death.) During sex, they lose all sense of self, are resurrected, and are reborn. Scorpio needs both spiritual and physical intimacy and emotional bonding if a relationship is to last. Because sexual chemistry is so vital to Scorpio, their ideal true love match is sexually erotic, brave, and willing to push sex to the limit.

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Scorpio's ideal partner knows how to balance being enigmatic with being inviting and forthcoming. Scorpio needs and expects total honesty and openness from a lover.


One of the traits that Scorpio finds most appealing in a lover is self-confidence. Scorpio needs a partner who is independent and can take care of themselves. Their true love should be intelligent, diligent, and unafraid to go after what they want. Scorpio also needs a partner who has the emotional strength to put up with their moods and temper. Their partner must also possess enough self-esteem and self-confidence to stand their ground if need be.

Scorpio's Love Horoscope

Love horoscope matches are based on the elements (fire, earth, air, and water) and the modalities (cardinal, fixed, and mutable.) Signs of the same element or complementary elements (earth and water) are a Scorpio's best horoscope love match. Signs of the same fixed modality are not. The fixity of both can inhibit relationship growth and the personal growth of each partner.

Scorpio Love Horoscope Rankings

Scorpio and Capricorn

Capricorn is likely the best true love match for a Scorpio. It may take time for Scorpio and Capricorn to open up to and feel comfortable with one another. Still, once trust is established, this is a true love relationship that is strong, secure, dynamic, and long-lasting. Both are very loyal, devoted, and committed and will stick with the other through good times and bad. They're each calm, reserved, security conscious, good with money, and concerned with long-term security. Scorpio and Capricorn add to and support one another. Scorpio gives the relationship emotional intensity, investigative curiosity, and intuition, while Capricorn adds diligence and practicality. Capricorn, the goatfish, can swim in Scorpio's deep and sometimes murky emotional water without losing their head. This means these two have also have great sexual chemistry.

Scorpio and Pisces

Scorpio and Pisces are both capable of understanding the emotional needs of the other. Scorpio has an emotional depth that not everyone can deal with. Still, Pisces is ready to take on anything emotional. On the other hand, Scorpio is willing, ready, and able to take on the intimate emotional soul merging that Pisces desires. The Scorpio is passionate, Pisces is romantic. Scorpio wants control, Pisces is submissive. Scorpio wants to go deep and explore all their dark and forbidden emotions. Pisces can easily slip into Scorpio's dark, mysterious, emotional world. When it comes to sex, they are more than well-matched. For Scorpio, no taboo is taboo, and for Pisces, no fantasy is too wild. These two share an understanding that it's the deep, sometimes painful, emotional connections that make their life together more fulfilling and meaningful.

Scorpio and Cancer

Cancer and Scorpio are kindred spirits and emotional soul mates who feel comfortable, safe, and secure with each other. Both are sensitive and crave the emotional connection that comes from being vulnerable enough to lay out their feelings. When Scorpio and Cancer hook up, each partner's strengths balance the other's weaknesses. Nurturing Cancer can heal an intense and brooding Scorpio, who will always feel loved by Cancer. Scorpio provides the security a Cancer needs, and they will always feel safe and protected. Despite the ups and downs in his pairing, these two are custom-built for long-term, true love commitments.

Scorpio and Virgo

Scorpio and Virgo are cautious, reserved, investigative, and thrifty. They both value solitude, are private, self-sufficient, reflective, and investigative. Each complements the other's strengths and weaknesses. Scorpio senses things while Virgo has common sense, and both are calm and calculating in the face of trouble. Scorpio is stubborn, Virgo is adaptable. Scorpio brings emotional depth to the relationship, and Virgo's rational mind and need for order calm Scorpio's turbulent emotions. While they are both cautious when giving their heart when they do this is a relationship that can stand the test of time.

Chart Dominant Scorpios

You don't have to have a Scorpio sun to have Scorpio's desires and needs in a love relationship. You can have Venus in Scorpio or Mars in Scorpio, a Scorpio stellium, or your true sun sign could be Scorpio. If your birth chart is Scorpio-dominant, you'll also partner best with Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, or Virgo. The nuances of natal charts can be intimidating to those newly acquainted with astrology, so it's best to consult a professional astrologer where true love compatibility is concerned.

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