​If you haven’t learned that much about numerology, it can seem overwhelming — especially for those of us who are not exactly math wizards. But once you get started, you’ll find it is quite a bit easier to find your Core Numbers than you might have thought, and they can really tell you a lot.

For instance, your Life Path number can help you understand more about your personal style of romance and the people you might be most compatible with. And getting your Life Path number is a breeze.

Finding Your Life Path Number

The simplest way to get your Life Path Number is to check out our Free Life Path Number calculator.

Or, if you’re into math, you can add up the digits of your birthday until you reach a single digit.

For instance, let’s say your birthday is November 11th, 1986.

Month: 1 + 1 = 2

Day: 1 + 1 = 2

Year: 1 + 9 + 8 + 6 = 24 = 2 + 4 = 6

What we are left with are the Master Numbers, 2, 2 and 6.

2 + 2 + 6 = 10

Because 10 has more than one digit, we keep adding:

1 + 0 = 1

Therefore, the Life Path number for someone born on November 11th, 1986 would be the number 1.

One important thing to remember is that these numbers are not all added together in one sitting – the numbers corresponding to month, day and year are reduced separately.

You might be wondering how it can teach you anything about romance. Your Life Path number is aptly named and concerned with the trajectory that your life may take. It can show your talents, strengths, and weaknesses that you may have now or develop later. It can also show you challenges you might face or the ways in which you may achieve success. It is also the most important number to look at when it comes to relationships and romance.

However, like the signs in your chart, you have more than just one Core Number. Think of your Life Path number as akin to your Sun sign. It is an important focal point, but by no means is it the only aspect to consider.

Now that you understand more about the Life Path number, how it correlates to romance, and how to find your unique number, keep reading to discover which numbers you are most compatible with.

Compatible Life Path Numbers


The Life Path number 1 is a leader in life with a big personality. You bring devotion and intensity to the relationship. The number 1 prefers to be the dominant partner in a relationship and may have difficulty relinquishing control. Power struggles may be a prominent theme within your relationships, so you’re best suited for a more mellow personality like the number 3 or someone with a versatile disposition, like the number 5.


Born romantics, this number is sensitive and sincere. You don’t toy with people’s emotions, but you may have trouble finding others who are as deeply honest as you are. Your romantic nature makes you compatible with many numbers. Your preference for intimacy and deep conversation would make you most compatible with number 8, the dreamer, or the spiritual number 9. You would also experience a harmonious union with other idealistic 2s, like yourself.


This number is all about positive vibes and has an optimistic, flirty disposition. You value your originality as well as your freedom, so you may have some trouble settling down. But sometimes commitment can actually be help give you a better sense of direction. The number 7 has the perfect balance of dependability and empathy for your personality, while the number 5 is adventurous and spontaneous enough to keep you satisfied.


Life Path number 4 is one of practicality, stability, and loyalty. While you may not show your affection with grandiose gestures, you value commitment and devotion. You would appreciate the organized and responsible qualities of a number 8, who shares your views of commitment. You might also benefit from the intuitive personality of the number 6, who might relieve you of the need for over-the-top romantic gestures.


Extroverted and friendly, this number likes to live in the moment. You have an open mind when it comes to romance, but your own insecurities can make it difficult for you to jump in — despite the fact that your personality makes you attractive to just about everyone. While you are loyal, you need spontaneity in your life. You would benefit from the take-charge attitude of a number 1 or the playful, optimistic attitude of a number 3.


The intuitive nature of the number 6 makes it easy for them to be a supportive, loving partner. You are generous, nurturing, and you can get along with just about anyone. However, you have to be careful to avoid partners that would take advantage of your kindness. The number 2 is romantic and sensitive enough to appreciate all that you have to give in a relationship. The balanced and selfless number 9 would also be a great match to your nurturing character.


The number 7 is rather independent and does not take relationships lightly. You do not wish to lose your personal freedom to a partner, which you believe would happen within a commitment. You need a partner who also values their autonomy, like the spontaneous number 3. You may also find yourself intellectual challenged by and drawn toward the feisty number 1. While you may not be as likely to settle down and get married, you might find that you are more than able to create loving relationships within which you are comfortable.


The number 8 can be organized, competitive, and even a bit materialistic. You like to be in control, and while that isn’t a bad thing, it can make finding a partner a bit harder. You might be more concerned with coming out ahead than finding true love at times, but the right partner will open your heart to romance. You would pair well with the romantic and sensitive 2, who will not interfere with your goals. The practical and logical number 4 would also appeal to your responsible sensibilities.


The number 9 can tend to isolate themselves, and as a result, may have difficulty finding relationships—on the off chance that they even want one. You like your solitude and time spent alone, and there is nothing wrong with that. If you do choose to let love into your life, you would be most compatible with someone who is understanding and accepting of your need for space, like the nurturing number 6. The empathy and sensitivity of a number 2 would potentially help you come out of your shell a bit more and learn to trust people.

Maintaining the Balance

While this guide can give you a better idea of how your Life Path number affects your romantic relationships, it is important to remember to look at all of the important nu

mbers in your numerology chart to gain an even better understanding of love in your life.