Birthday: April 25, 1986
Expert Take: It’s no surprise that Nick and Rachel have had some of the sultriest, most dance-filled dates in Bachelor history. All that steamy beignet-feeding is a byproduct of typical Taurus-Libra chemistry. Both represented by Venus, the planet love and sensuality, these two signs are drawn to each other from the get-go.
Yet while this pairing gets off to the races with nary a blink, the transition into a stable couple isn't as seamless. Any viewer of the Bachelor can testify to the slight imbalance in the relationship: Rachel, a steady Taurus, is tired of being strung along by Nick’s dating scheme. Tellingly, their compatibility chart instructs Nick and Rachel to “try not to add the pressure of living up to a fantasy onto this relationship.”
Whereas Nick's Libra is constantly striving towards what the relationship could be, Rachel’s Taurus is more fixated on what the relationship is: a good thing. Nick's too distracted to give Rachel what she needs. Given Lindsay’s recent announcement of her new status as the Bachelorette, it’s clear that whatever true affections existed were eventually steamrolled under the great fantasy-extinguisher that is the Bachelor.