Mercury and Venus, both vital to the task of communicating your thoughts both verbally and not, are engaged in a quirky tango all year. Venus starts the year retrograde and, for your purposes, mostly hinders any chance for you to reach out to new friends whom you might want to get closer to.
But as the year progresses, Mercury enters Pisces on March 17 followed by Venus on April 5. At that point, if you've set your sights on someone, everything's lined up - even the Moon is in Cancer to trine Venus nicely and say, "Are you ready to have two people become one?" The ball is in your court.
Cancer, of course, will excite feelings of permanence, which will be exacerbated by Fire Sign influences during the summer as Jupiter enters Leo on July 16, with the Sun and Mercury joining the king of planets in the coming weeks.
There's a fire under you to make a newer relationship "matter" in a deeper respect. You might feel as if you're not ready to make such a solid decision so soon, but if you really listen to your heart and soul you might find you're more prepared than you think.