Here’s All The Shit Your Love Life Is In For This Year, Based On Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

February is a big, fuck-off month, innit? Not only is it Valentine’s Day this Sunday, but the Chinese New Year is coming up and wouldn’t ya know it? It’s the year of the Ox.

You’ve chosen to click this article so obvs you’re a fan of astrology and as a believer, you’ll know that the stars can help inform us about our relationships. The legends over at Tinder enlisted a renowned numerologist based in Taiwan to suss out how each sign will fare in luck and love in the year of the Ox. They’ve also offered some sage advice to each sign on finding your ideal partner, including what time is best for you to be searching for matches on Tinder and what your bio should look like if you wish to attract your ideal mate.

Let’s dive into it, shall we?


You are a Rat if you were born in 1972 / 1984 / 1996

Positivity is a mindset, mate! This year, your luck in love might not be the most smooth-sailing, because of negative thoughts which have manifested into a reality. As a Rat, you’re are social butterfly and very well-liked, so embrace your authentic self and be unapologetically you! Take your charm to Tinder and don’t hesitate to give your matches a timely response. We are sure you already have a full arsenal of witty openers so go forth and use them to give your chats new life.

  • Lucky Colours: Black, Blue and Grey –  a LBD or a sharp black blazer is *always* a good idea on your profile
  • Lucky Matches: Rats sniff out your perfect match in a Monkey or Dragon
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 1 AM – 3 AM – you may be a Rat but being a night owl will also help you find those premium connections


You are an Ox if you were born in 1961 / 1973 / 1985 / 1997

It’s your year! People born in the year of the Ox are known to be patient and methodical – good traits to bring into 2021 and your social life! As an Ox, you’re also known for your reliability and the best way to showcase that is verify your profile with Photo Verification – it’s a great way to give potential matches confidence that you are who you are, and ready to match! Your sharp opinions make for interesting bios and conversation openers so go ahead and keep your matches banter strong!

  • Lucky Colour: Red. Wear a red lip  in your profile picture or accessorise with some red kicks
  • Lucky Matches: Keep an eye for a Snake, Rooster or Rat, your potential romance hides amongst them!
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 11 PM – 1 AM – a late-night swipe has some great potential in store for you!


You are a Tiger if you were born in 1962 / 1974 / 1986 / 1998

Tigers, you’ve got a big year ahead! It’s time to connect with your emotional side as fortune is on the cards for you finding the perfect connection (word is you are giving a LIKE to someone charming who brings out the best in you – can anyone ask for more?) this year. Take your tiger instinct and courage on your journey, and don’t shy away from connecting with as many potential matches as possible. Whether you’re looking for matches locally or using the Passport️ function, open yourself to more opportunities by having your profile verified as well as photos and bios updated.

  • Lucky Colours: Gold, White with a touch of pink – a white and pink tie-dye number on your profile is sure to capture your matches’ attention
  • Lucky Matches: Look for a Horse or Dog – now that’s what we call opposites attract! You may not always get along but can’t deny that they bring out your competitiveness and ambitions in a good way!
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 9 PM – 11 PM – before getting those Zzz’s, hop on the app and get to swiping 


You are a Rabbit if you were born in 1963 / 1975 / 1987 / 1999

Those born in the year of the Rabbit will see luck on the cards when it comes to new connections this year. As a Rabbit you’re naturally sociable and eloquent, so we have no doubt your matches will have a blast connecting with you via Tinder’s Face-to-Face video chat function. While new connections are aplenty, you will find luck in matches with an 8-year age gap – it increases your potential of finding undeniable chemistry with your new connection. Regardless of your matches’ age, we can count on you Rabbits to share your dating intentions freely and openly with your matches, as Rabbits are known to be considerate and sincere. 

  • Lucky Colour: Turquoise – our hot tip is to include plenty of beach selfies on your profile 
  • Lucky Matches: Rabbits lookout for the big personalities found in Pig and Sheep – your chemistry will be electrifying 
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 7 PM – 9 PM – name a better match than Netflix and Tinder, we’ll wait


You are a Dragon if you were born in 1964 / 1976 / 1988 / 2000

Dragons are known to be bold and fearless, uninhibited by external thoughts and opinions. Whilst you harbour the best intentions (and wildest ambitions) to find the best match, remember to project that same sense of perfectionism inwardly towards bettering yourself! Tap into your resourceful nature which is great for discovering all the features Tinder has to offer (Interests, Prompts, sending Gifs… just to name a few!) and come up with your winning profile! 

  • Lucky Colours: Turquoise, Purple, Dark Red – try experimenting with this colour palette in your next makeup look or invest in some brightly coloured boardies for your next profile pic 
  • Lucky Matches: As a mighty Dragon, you’ll be able to get anyone you want but you’ll find the best connections in a Monkey, Rat and Rooster
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 5 PM – 7 PM – your swipes will be next level over a glass of vino or a gigantic bowl of pasta


You are a Snake if you were born in 1965 / 1977 / 1989 / 2001

As a Snake you are known for your intelligence and acute sense of judgement, and when it comes to making new connections – even known to have a checklist for potential matches! Yet, sometimes we could all let our hearts lead with its natural intuition – Snakes, why not hide that checklist you have and go with the flow? Wear your heart on your sleeve and show off your hobbies (afterall, everyone loves karaoke) through Tinder’s Interests/Passions function – it works both ways, so you can also pick out matches with interests that strike a chord!

  • Lucky Colours: Turquoise and Pink – try incorporating these colours on your profile with some funky socks
  • Lucky Matches: Not the most obvious pairing but as a Snake look for connections with Oxen, Roosters and Monkeys
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 3 PM – 5 PM – who doesn’t love a swipe on the way home from work or uni!?


You are a Horse if you were born in 1966 / 1978 / 1990 / 2002

Giddy up for the good news, Horses! 2020 might have been difficult but your indomitable spirit has kept you going forward! This year, you will see your luck turn around, and slowly but surely, you will make connections with a network of amazing people. Whilst one can never have too many friends, keep a steady pace if you are searching for your perfect match! Respect and admiration will come easy for you this year, so your matches can rest easy knowing a Horse isn’t likely to ghost them.

  • Lucky Colours: Grey, Yellow, Brown – show off your zen with these earthy tones in your profile picture!
  • Lucky Matches: Be on the lookout for the profiles of Sheep, Tigers and Dogs – they’re sure to get you neighing with glee
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 1 PM – 3 PM – we recommend a lil afternoon snack and a cheeky swipe


You are a Goat if you were born in 1967 / 1979 / 1991 / 2003

Whilst introspective Goats will delight in the solitary peaceful moments that 2021 brings, challenge your comfort zone and put yourself out there to make new connections. Afterall, your empathetic, kind and gentle nature  is just what all of us need to recover from the drama that was 2020. If a socially-distanced quiet Friday night is your ideal recharge, put on one of your most comfy pyjamas (in your lucky colours) and let Tinder do the work for you.

  • Lucky Colours: Brown, Beige, Creamy Yellow – a lounge set or fresh tracksuit set in beige is sure to get those swipes!
  • Lucky Matches: Get swiping on those Pigs, Rabbits and Horses. If you’re heading back to your hometown, keep your Swipe game on – we hear you could be reconnecting with one of your oldest friends!
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 11 AM – 1 PM – a cheeky swipe over lunch is a must!


You are a Monkey if you were born in 1968 / 1980 / 1992

This will be a busy year for you! People born in the year of the Monkey have natural confidence and charisma, and in 2021 it’s time to bring out those traits even more so that you can shine bright like a diamond. As a Monkey, you tend to have an overflow of interests and hobbies – be sure to use Tinder’s Interests/Passions feature to highlight your favourite activities and find your most compatible matches. Your cheeky nature  may sometimes be too much (fun) to handle, so remember to be patient and invest time into your matches.

  • Lucky Colours: Pale colours are the palette for you Monkeys! Don’t be dismayed by the muted tones, embrace them and you may find your perfect match!
  • Lucky Matches: Your fun-loving personality will be a perfect match with Snakes, Dragons and Rats
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 9 AM – 11 AM – we love a mid-morning swipe over coffee


You are a Rooster if you were born in 1969 / 1981 / 1993

Decisions, decisions…2021 will present many crossroads but it’s a good thing those born in the year of the Rooster are decisive and logical. While some casual dates are on the cards, there will come a time when you need to make a decision on whether you would like to slow things down and find that perfect match. As a Rooster, you are known to pay great attention to your appearances (we see your next level selfie!), and the quick wit and humorous personality is another great draw that should be celebrated. Create opportunities for yourself on Tinder that put your personality front and centre with Tinder’s Prompts function or suggesting a Face-to-Face video call with your match. How else will you show off the triple threat: a winning smile, quick wit and contagious laugh?

  • Lucky Colours: Red and Light Yellow – take some inspo from the ICONIC Bondi Lifesavers and capture potential matches with a red AND light yellow ensemble in your profile – your boldness is sure to pay off!
  • Lucky Matches: Roosters be sure to keep an eye out for those profiles belonging to Oxen or Snakes – they’re the perfect match to compliment your stunning personality
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 7 AM – 9 AM so be sure to add swiping into your morning routine!


You are a Dog if you were born in 1970 / 1982 / 1994

Thank you, next” is the theme song for your dating experience in 2021, but the Lunar New Year will bring changes this February! If you’re born in the Year of the Dog, you are known for your instinctive loyalty which can sometimes be a bit much for a fresh match. Bring out the playful side in you and keep things light and casual as you align on your dating intentions with your matches. While your honest nature is definitely refreshing in a digital world where selfie filters know no bounds, it’ll do good to guard yourself fiercely this year. Before meeting your match IRL, we would recommend ensuring that your Tinder match has a blue tick on his/her profile which indicates that their photographs have been verified, or use Tinder’s Face-to-Face video chat which allows you to meet in comfort while having full control of your experience.

  • Lucky Colours: Dark Green and Grey – we recommend lots of selfies on your next nature hike and incorporating some grey sweatpants will never go a miss (if you know, you know)
  • Lucky Matches: Get your tails wagging for those Tigers and Horses who will bring good vibes to your 2021
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 5 AM – 7 AM – you know what they say, Tinder is the breakfast of champions…and Dogs


You are a Pig if you were born in 1971 / 1983 / 1995

You’re on fire this year, Pigs! Those born in the Year of the Pig have the fortune of favourable friendships and relationships in 2021 – love that for you! Be sure to use Tinder’s Passport function as your charisma will have its effects on those even across the world – you never know who you might meet (I’m looking at you Paul Mescal). However, with great power also comes great responsibility. Your happy, easy-going personality might possibly land you in a tricky situation where relationships get challenged. Pigs are sincere and honest in nature, so remember to be frank about your dating intentions with your matches – they will appreciate it!

  • Lucky Colours: Pink, or pastel shades of Yellow and Blue. Take the pastel trend one step further – grab that hair of pastel hair dye and go to town 
  • Lucky Matches: Pigs keep your eye on those Rabbits, Goats and Tigers – these matches are guaranteed to make you as happy as a pig in shit
  • Lucky Swipe Hours: 3 AM – 5 AM – early rising will really pay off when it comes to finding your perfect match

Shoutout to the legends at Tinder for pulling together this fun guide. We hope your sign is in for some good shit this year!