Start the year by matching wits with attractive strangers when mercury enters your sign on jan. 1. However, hold off on planning any dates just yet. The capricorn new moon on the second could force you to stop and recharge your social batteries before going out. Actually, hold off on dating completely during mercury’s retrograde on jan. 14, as you won’t make a great first impression. Instead, focus on working on yourself during the cancer full moon on the seventeenth. You’ll find better dates when you’re in a better headspace. Fortunately, you’ll get a slight boost when the sun enters your sign on jan. 19. If you’ve been trying to woo your crush, this is a great time to reel them in. Take it slow when mars enters capricorn on the twenty-fourth. Attractions could quickly fizzle out if you rush it. If you want to avoid past dating mistakes, reflect on your prior relationships when venus goes direct on jan. 29. No longer moving backward, you can see what went wrong in your relationships. Plan a date with someone new during the new moon in your sign on the thirty-first. Make a good first impression to make them swoon.