Aquarius Friendship Compatibility
Aquarius Friendship Style
Aquarius will always take the initiative to meet someone and hear their story. Aquarians love finding connections to other people, and never feel self-conscious or out of place, even in a group of strangers. Good listeners and natural questioners, Aquarians can draw out anyone, getting a new acquaintance to tell an Aquarian things they've barely told anyone else before. But there is another side: Aquarius can be very private, and people think they know an Aquarius much better than they do. Aquarius likes having a large social circle, but cultivating close friends takes time and trust. Aquarius takes disappointment in friendships seriously, and takes it hard—a cancelled coffee meet-up won't make an Aquarius hold a grudge, but it will be a long time (if ever) they'll invite you closer into their social circle. Aquarians see the best in people, but get frustrated if people don't see those qualities in themselves. Aquarius sometimes feels like they always have to be the cheerleader and mentor for others, and sometimes crave another person to play that role in their lives. Aquarians are fun-loving, up for anything, and always feel that a friend is just a person you haven't met yet.
Best Friend Match for Aquarius: Libra
Both air signs, Aquarius and Libra love seeking out cultural events, hitting up concerts, trading books, and spending all hours debating ideas. Aquarius can make Libra be a little less diplomatic; Libra can help Aquarius break down barriers and trust a little bit more. This friendship doesn't always rely on words, Aquarius and Libra are happy to simply be together in silence. Aquarius and Libra don't hold grudges and tend not to be petty; they know each person has a lot going on in their lives and are fine to not talk or text for weeks, then pick up right where they left off. With each other, Aquarius and Libra can let down their guard a bit. While both signs may not be known in the Zodiac for their sense of humor, when these two are together, they can laugh for hours. Their inside jokes, sense of adventure, belief in finding the extraordinary in everyday life and their sensitivity make these two Zodiac signs a perfect pair.
How to Make Friends with an Aquarius
Get below the surface. An Aquarius is always surrounded by people, and it's easy to get caught up in the charismatic energy of an Aquarius. But to make friends with an Aquarius, you need to stick around for the long haul. An Aquarius rewards consistency; see them at the same yoga class or coffee place and they'll slowly break down barriers. It's easy to be casual friends with an Aquarius—be nice, have fun, make them laugh—but for deeper friendships, it's important to scratch below the surface, and be patient if you're initially rebuffed.
How to Stay Friends with an Aquarius
Be your best self. An Aquarius doesn't have time for people who aren't performing to the top of their potential. An Aquarius will forgive a missed birthday or a dropped text chain, but they want to see a friend who is genuine, authentic, and satisfied in their own life. Gossiping or hurtful behavior—even if not directed at an Aquarius—is hurtful and a turnoff to an Aquarius.
3 Reasons Why Taureans Make Great Friends
- They're fun. They'll never say no to an idea, and when they're at a party or event, they commit 100% of their energy to it.
- They have amazing perspective. Aquarians are good at making connections between random things, and are the best at recommending the perfect podcast or movie for whatever issue you're facing in your own life.
- They push you. An Aquarius will check to make sure you hit your deadlines, scheduled that review with your boss, or updated your LinkedIn. They're not doing this because they want to control you, but because they know that doing your best is what will make you happy.