Tiger - Rooster Love Compatibility in Chinese Astrology

In the Chinese zodiac, the Tiger and Rooster make a pair where the dissimilarities in nature outweigh the similarities. This significantly lessens chances of mutual compatibility even though should the two decide to put their relationship ahead of individual compulsions, the Tiger and Rooster can still succeed in being together.

High Points of a Tiger-Rooster match

Despite many overt differences, what can work for this match is a mutual recognition of individual attributes and a willingness to use them to complement each other. The Rooster has a keen, meticulous mind which can go deep into details and work at them tirelessly for long stretches of time; the result is a job not only done well but as near to perfection as anyone can get. The Tiger too possesses a brilliant mind but which is capable of dealing with abstractions and generalizations. Thus both signs not only possess remarkable mental powers but stand well poised to complement one another – while the Rooster can help translate the Tiger’ visions into workable reality, the latter can encourage the former to take a broader, more relaxed and hopeful view of things.


Then again both the Tiger and Rooster share a marked humanitarian basis to their personalities. The former likes being involved with large projects and philosophies that are progressive and beneficial for humanity instead of using his/her intellect for merely personal gains. Likewise the Rooster is genuinely caring about others and one of the chief delights of this character is to be of real help to someone in need; indeed the Rooster will often go out of his/her way to assist people who they may not even know personally. In this way, a shared sense of service to humanity could be an important factor in bringing the Tiger and Rooster together. And though this might not appear to help much in their love lives, the very fact that they share important values could work to keep them together in the journey of life.     

Challenges of a Tiger-Rooster love match

The basic hurdle to romantic compatibility between the Tiger and Rooster lies in the fact that they have widely different personalities. The Rooster has a practical approach to life; they are grounded in common sense and motivated by tangible results. The Tiger on the other hand has a cerebral nature and thus uses their mind to make sense of the world and its experiences. As far as their relationship is concerned, the realistic nature of the Rooster will be expecting it to lead somewhere while the Tiger will take their own time to agree to any kind of commitment. Also for a Rooster being of practical assistance to a partner as in helping them set up a house or prepare a presentation is extremely important – indeed this is best way they can express their love. The Tiger on the hand is comfortable living his/her separate sphere and would rather engage in long complex intellectual discussions with a partner to feel romantically connected. This major difference in perspectives can be a stumbling block as far as Tiger-Rooster love compatibility is concerned.

Then again the Rooster is shy and reserved by nature while the Tiger delights in flaunting their unique brand of individuality. Even though not as traditional as the Ox, the Rooster nevertheless is extremely cautious and would not be caught dead stepping out of line; in fact their own perfectionist nature further deepens this streak of the conventional. The Tiger on the other hand is more of a carefree soul – they are attracted to original ways of thinking, living and loving and abhor succumbing to systems just because it has always been so. This kind of contrary attitude hardly bodes well for the Tiger-Rooster couple.

Also over time, the Rooster might consider the Tiger too abstract and hence unreliable as a partner since he/she is more interested in thinking up plans rather than turning them into reality. The Tiger on the other hand might be irked by the narrow focus of the Rooster’s attentions which cannot look beyond the material and the specific.

Even more importantly the Rooster’s perfectionist nature means that he/she not only strives to live his/her own high standards but is often applies them to others. The Rooster may be prone to handing out advice even to those who are less welcoming of it; at its extreme, the Rooster will not shy away from passing criticism or judgment on the abilities and actions of others, including their partners. While a sign like the Tiger can take a lot in its stride, its highly individualistic nature cannot stand being told what to do and how to do it. And this could form a significant source of stress between the couple.

Then again the Tiger is not one to succumb to conventional notions of commitment; they like their freedom and are wary of pledging himself to a single person. The Rooster on the other hand needs some kind of security in a relationship since lack of stability might further heighten her innate nervousness and cause her to further withdraw into herself.

In the end even though the relationship between the Tiger and Rooster is grounded in mutual appreciation and respect, it may lack emotional bonding. Due to this lack, the two might end up living rather isolated lives and following individual compulsions even if they manage to avoid conflicts.