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What Your Blood Type Says About Your Love Life

Have you ever looked up a partner’s star sign to see if it was compatible with yours? While some of us might be too embarrassed to admit it, most of us have checked our horoscopes, and many of us get our relationship advice from the stars, believing our star sign makes us compatible – or less so – with other signs.

In Japan, it’s not your astrological sign that gets people talking – it’s your blood type! Japan Today explains that “it is not uncommon for women…to even select a prospective husband based on his blood type.”

Next time you’re scoping out a potential date, don’t just ask him (or her) their sign. Find out their blood type.

What about your blood type? Read on to unlock the perfect lover for your blood type straight from Japanese culture.

Type A Blood 

People with Type A Blood are known for their fastidiousness. They are perfectionists to the core and put 100% into everything they do, whether it’s house work or academics. A Types have a strong sense of responsibility and weigh up all options before making important decisions.

As lovers, their kindness and patience will shine through and their trademark punctuality means you’ll never be left hanging on date night or have your SMS go unanswered.

A Types offer stability, but their need to be in control and lack of spontaneity may lead to tension, especially in relationships with Type Bs or other Type As.

The best partner for a Type A is a Type AB or a Type O– their reliability will put the A Type at ease and offer them some of the security and stability they crave.

Type B Blood

People with Type B Blood are like the Leos of blood types. By nature, they crave social interaction and are often described as the life of the party. They make friends easily and fall in and out of relationships often. B Types thrive on rule breaking and hate to be boxed in. They are often drawn to jobs that let them express their creativity.

As lovers, Type B are passionate and surprising, in and outside of the bedroom. However, they have a tendency to be selfish and act without considering the consequences. In Japan, Type Bs are known as heart-breakers.

Type Bs’ chaotic lifestyle is a deal-breaker for Type As and when two Type Bs get together, neither will remember to pay the bills on time.

The best partner for Type B is Type AB or Type O. AB Types can inspire Type B’s creativity with their own and inject some rationality into the relationship. That said, their tendency to be sensitive and easily hurt is at odds with Type B’s risk-taking behaviour.

O Types also counterbalance the irresponsibility that comes with dating a Type B. Their agreeableness and love of social interaction makes them a great partner in crime for a mischievous B Type.

Type AB Blood

People with Type AB Blood are determined to chase their dreams and often have a strong sense of morality. Despite their drive to realise their dreams, they don’t measure their success conventionally or monetarily and are the least greedy of all blood types. Like Type As, Type ABs enjoy the pursuit of knowledge and often have a string of different hobbies. They are known to be calm and rational with a sliver of artiness.

As partners, AB types can be very adaptable, making them easy to fall for, if you can ignore their highly critical nature. Their creativity makes them a good match for B types, but their sensitivity can make relationships with reckless Type B strained at times.

Type A and Type AB’s can co-exist easily, as both have a strong moral compass and a collection, calm persona. Despite a great respect for one another, they may quarrel if their core values differ.

Type AB and Type O make great friends and business partners. Lovers? Maybe, if there’s a strong spark.

Type O Blood

O Types are known for their romanticism, ambition and strength in the face of adversity. They make effective mentors and relish acting as caregivers for those younger or less experienced than themselves. People with Type O Blood are good with money and often dedicate a lot of time to their work.

As a lover, O Types are generous and playful. They lavish their partners with attention and affection and expect no less in return. But, if they think you’re straying, they won’t hesitate to check your phone when you’re in the bathroom!

O Types are easy going enough to make a relationship work with most blood types. However, they’re best suited to Type A. Both Type O and Type A blood types have a vigorous work ethic and O Types are typically willing to take the reins of the partner, which takes some of the stress off the notoriously tense A type.

Do you believe in blood type love compatibility? 

Bethany Tyndall writes about beauty on her blog Beauty Junkie.

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When did you get involved in astrology?

When I was young I thought everybody had ‘feelings’ about things. I was brought up in a family of clairvoyants so I didn’t think I was any different to anyone else until I went to school. That’s when I began to realise I was different.

My mother taught me to trust my instincts and let me give readings to her old clients. When I was six years old my uncle Leo taught me the art of palmistry and used to pay me pocket money to learn the lines on the hand! I would stay up until all hours learning the names of the lines and was giving professional tarot card readings by the time I was 12.

What is it that attracted you to astrology?

It was always in my blood and part of my soul. It is part of who I am.

What did you do before you became a full-time professional astrologer?

Everything! My mum and dad made sure I tried lots of different things, even though I was travelling to LA and all over the world giving readings.

I started working professionally in my teens. At 16 I appeared on a children’s program (I read the horoscopes to kids) and I even had my own radio show where people would call in and I’d solve their problems through the art of astrology. I have a very deep and husky voice and so the listeners thought I was a lot older! .

How did you turn your hobby into a full-time occupation?

I met a lady called Melanie Cantor who wanted to manage me and said it would be silly not to get into the media and TV. As a little girl I always wanted to be on telly and took to it like a duck to water. We got on so well, (she is a Cancerian and I love other water signs) and I knew she’d make sure I didn’t do things that were corny or would make me the object of ridicule.

I have worked for the Sun newspaper, the Mirror and have appeared on many TV shows. I now work for The Daily Express and The Daily Star every day, OK Magazine every week, Company Magazine every month. I’m also MTV and VH1’s astrologer and I work full time for Open Television and I am dying to write a fourth book. I’m a workaholic but I still manage to get my husband’s dinner on the table every night! I even make all my own baby food for our son Paris.

How can we incorporate astrology in our every day lives?
By learning what your weaknesses are and where your strengths lie. After all prevention is better than cure, don’t you agree?

How do you use astrology in your own life?
I cheat, I use clairvoyance as well. If I meet someone and don’t like them then I won’t do business with them. I’m in the very lucky position that I don’t have to do all of the work that is offered. I just happen to love everything I currently do. Luckily, plotting charts for daily horoscopes means I know when there are problems coming up. It’s simple, when Mercury is in retrograde, I pack up and go shopping!

Twenty-nine year-old Claire lives in Devon in the UK with her husband Rob and six month old son, Paris.