Find Your Animal Sign & Best Love Match
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You're an Animal1 of 13
By Meagan McCrary
On Jan. 31, the Year of the Horse begins. Discover which animal sign you are according to the Chinese zodiac, and what that means for your love life.
Year of the Rat2 of 13
Top traits: You're imaginative, witty, sociable and curious. With all your energy, you need plenty of mental and physical stimulation or you get restless.
One weakness: While you love being out and about and meeting new people, you may have a difficult time breaking things off.
Best love matches: People born in the year of the Dragon and Monkey will be able to keep up with you.
Year of the Ox3 of 13
Top traits: Like your animal counterpart, people born in the year of the Ox are hard working, dependable and determined.
One weakness: You might to work too hard—you would benefit from incorporating some leisure activities into your lifestyle.
Best love matches: Ox signs prefer life-long partnerships and are most compatible with either a Rat or a Rooster.
Year of the Tiger4 of 13
Top traits: You're extremely competitive and love a challenge. You're passionate in relationships, and a born leader.
One weakness: You can be stubborn—especially when you're not in charge.
Best love matches: Someone born in the year of the Dog and Horse will be as adventurous as you are.
Year of the Rabbit5 of 13
Top traits: Symbolizing compassion, sensitivity and creativity, you are the giver of the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the Rabbit are classy and sophisticated with an artistic bent.
One weakness: You tend to avoid conflict and need to be careful of letting others take advantage of you.
Best love matches: You'll be most compatible with Pig and Dog signs.
Year of the Dragon6 of 13
Top traits: Congratulations—this is the most desirable year in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Ambitious, fearless and free-spirited, you prefer to strike out on your own and are usually successful.
One weakness: You'll have a hard time giving up your independence and need an equally confident partner who can handle the occasional temper flare-up.
Best love matches: You're most compatible with those born in the year of the Monkey and Rat.
Year of the Snake7 of 13
Top traits: The Chinese zodiac's bad boy, the Snake symbolizes intelligence and gracefulness. You're also attractive, introspective and good at getting what you want.
One weakness: You may do a little plotting and scheming to make sure things go your way.
Best love matches: Snake signs are most compatible with Rooster and Oxen signs.
Year of the Horse8 of 13
Top traits: Animated, outgoing and quick-witted, people born in the Year of the Horse are typically the life of the party. Spontaneous by nature, Horse signs fall fast and hard when it comes to matters of the heart.
One weakness: You love taking on new subjects and hobbies but tend not to finish what you started, quickly moving on to the next venture.
Best love matches: You're most compatible with Dogs and Tigers.
Year of the Goat9 of 13
Top traits: The Goat symbolizes characteristics such as creativity, intelligence and kindness. Calm and nurturing, you enjoy taking care of others.
One weakness: People born in the Year of the Goat tend to be quiet and reserved, which can make meeting someone tricky.
Best love matches: You're very private and not easily wooed, making people born in the year of the Rabbit or Pig your best bet.
Year of the Monkey10 of 13
Top traits: Symbolizing cleverness, mischievousness and curiosity, the Monkey is the Chinese zodiac’s prankster. You're fun loving and forever playful, and you thrive on being challenged.
One weakness: Not the settling-down type, you bore easily in a relationship.
Best love matches: People born in the Year of the Monkey are most compatible with Rat and Dragon signs.
Year of the Rooster11 of 13
Top traits: The Rooster symbolizes flamboyance and confidence. You tend to be extremely social, honest and enjoy being the center of attention.
One weakness: You can be a bit too honest sometimes, and your bluntness could hurt sensitive types.
Best love matches: You're most compatible with partners born in the year of the Ox and Snake.
Year of the Dog12 of 13
Top traits: Like their animal namesake, Dog signs are the most loyal, reliable and giving friends and companions. You are constantly giving of yourself, offering support and advice to family and friends.
One weakness: Your caring nature can sometimes overwhelm others and make them feel smothered.
Best love matches: According to the Chinese zodiac, you're most compatible with Horse and Tiger signs.
Year of the Pig13 of 13
Top traits: You love life and don't hesitate to go all out, doing whatever it takes for family and friends to enjoy themselves.
One weakness: You need a partner who's equally thoughtful and won't take advantage of your generosity.
Best love matches: Extremely devoted, you'll pair best with Rabbit and Goat signs.
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