Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, most people are guilty of cheating at least once in their life. It is a despicable act of selfishness, but it is arguably human nature, since monogamy has become so ingrained in our society as the optimal ideal to achieve when it comes to relationships. Though us women are no angels when it comes to having wandering eyes, men are more likely to cheat than women. This is because they are biologically programmed to crave variety when it comes to the partners that they chose. This is what makes them more prone to straying away and pursuing other women outside of their relationship.
While there is nothing more devastating than finding out that your man is cheating on you, there is a part of you that wonders why he did it. Was it something that you did or didn't do? Was it something that this other girl had that you didn't have? Or was it just him and his lack of self control? All these questions are swirling around your head in that awful moment when you find out the truth of his indiscretions. There are different reasons guys cheat and it can all be related to his zodiac sign. Here are 15 ways to keep him from cheating based on his sign.
*Check out the bonus entries for 3 special signs at the end!*
15 Aries - Don't always agree with him
Believe it or not, some dudes just love a good fight every now and again. This is the MO of an Aries man. Since he is ruled by Mars, the planet of war and aggression; he needs a strong woman who isn't afraid to stand up to him. In fact, he might even purposely push your buttons just to see how you react. He likes his woman feisty but be careful not to initiate arguments with him. Make sure that he does the bidding first. If he sees you as a pushover or someone as weak, he will lose interest and try to scope out a lady with more fire in her eyes. If you don't call him out on his BS, his new side-chick certainly will.
14 Taurus - Make him feel secure and comfortable
So take the advice you just read about the Aries man and throw that out the window to keep a Taurus man from cheating on you. What a Taurus man needs is a stable environment and a level-headed woman that will keep that afloat. Since he is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and harmony; he wants a girl who will provide the optimal levels of comfort. His sensories are more heightened compared to that of any other sign so cooking a delicious meal or appearing beautiful at all times will keep him from shopping around. In fact, these men can be quite lazy and if they are sold on you, they just don't have the motivation to keep swiping on Tinder if you manage to keep them satisfied.
13 Gemini - Never bore him and keep him entertained
A Gemini man needs mental stimulation, conversation and someone that makes him think about things in a different perspective. He is attracted to women that are a little more quirkier than the average bear in the woods. They are ruled by Mercury which is the fastest moving planet so that means that you better be able to keep up with him. Girls that are too chill will probably wind up getting cheated on and replaced with a girl who is always on. He is likely to get bored and he doesn't get emotionally attached very easily so it will be easy for him to move on and show interest in someone else. Talking to a Gemini man can be exciting but then exhausting after awhile. You better have the high energy to match his or he will find someone else who will.
12 Cancer - Nurture him and mother him
Cancer men are mommy's boys at their very core and what they need is a girlfriend who will take care of his needs the way his mother did (or still does, God forbid). They are sensitive creatures and have a habit of wearing their heart on their sleeve so you need to show him the sensitivity that he needs otherwise this will make you the bad guy. When he finds another girl who is more of a nurturing type than you are, he will find a way to justify the cheating and make it seem like it was your fault for not being there for him. The best way to keep this guy from crawling out of his shell to find another girl is to coddle him and take care of him, especially when he gets upset.
11 Leo - Stroke his ego every chance you get
Leos are the cats of the jungle who relish and thrive on being in the spotlight. They have fragile egos but big hearts. Leo men need to know that they are admired by everyone in their life and you are no exception. Make sure that he knows how much you adore him and compliment him every single chance you get. It doesn't even matter whether or not what you are saying is genuine, he needs to hear praise or he will begin to question whether or not he is good enough. If you fail to do this, he will have no problem flirting with another girl right in front of you and dropping you for her. Leo men will have no problem flat out telling you that you are being cheated on if you do anything to damage their pride.
10 Virgo - Be the ideal woman that he is looking for
Virgo men can seem like upstanding citizens but they can fly under the radar when it comes to cheating. They are discreet creatures and their primary motivation for straying outside of the relationship is that you are just not up to their sky high standards. These dudes are perfectionists and expect nothing less when it comes to their women. Usually, there is one particular trait that they are looking for and you either have it or you don't. The best way to keep your Virgo man from stepping outside is to pin point exactly what that special something is that he is looking for. It is what he dreams of and longs for. If you don't have it and never will, you are better off walking away before he cheats.
9 Libra - Never disrupt his harmony and peace
Libra men are ruled by Venus so that means that all they want is peace and tranquility. If you are someone that is handful and attracts drama, then you can rest assured that your Libra guy is going to seek out someone who is more laid back. A Libra dude likes to have things a certain way but is willing to compromise. If you are not willing to meet him halfway and must half it your way or the highway all the time, that will bed draining for him. Although is is easy going on the surface, he will resent someone who tries to walk all over him. Push him too far and he will seek out a kinder hearted lady who goes with the flow.
8 Scorpio - Don't show him any disloyalty
Think of Scorpio men like the Godfather or some other mob boss. They will bend over backwards for you if you have earned your way into their hearts. However, if you are one of those girls that likes to play games by flirting with other dudes in front of your Scorpio man, he will simply not be having it. He will silently resent you and secretly go shopping around for other options when you are not around. Once you found out that he has been unfaithful, you will not see it coming. Scorpios need your undying loyalty and knowing that you are not going to go behind their backs and screw around. If there is even a hint that you might be interested in someone else, rest assured he will beat you to the punch so fast that your head will spin.
7 Sagittarius - Don't be ignorant and educate yourself
Out of all the men in the zodiac, the Sagittarius man is the hardest to tame because of their need for adventure and freedom. The way to keep a Sagittarius to stick around is to appeal to their intellectual side and keep them on their toes guessing as to what you are going to do or say next. Show them how that you are educated and talk about the books that you have been reading lately and ask them their opinions on certain philosophical ideas. Everything is a learning experience for a Sagittarius dude and if you fail to open up their horizons, they will find someone else who will. Never say no when they suggest that they go on a trip somewhere or they will find another traveling companion.
6 Capricorn - Value what he values
Capricorns are the most pragmatic when it comes to who they choose to be in a relationship with. Sometimes, if they are too career-oriented to be paying attention, they will simply enter a relationship to fulfill their physical needs. To find out whether or not he is just using you for the short term, really examine what you want out of life and what he wants out of life. If your values don't seem to align with his, then you are probably one of his optional side chicks. It is plausible that he is fishing or at least intends to fish around for someone else once he has his ducks all lined up in a row. He upholds traditional family values and will find someone who makes a more suitable partner if he sees that you are too free spirited.
5 Aquarius - Be a rebel and never conform
Aquarian men are ruled by the planet of Uranus (yes I know, hahaha) which is the planet of sudden unpredictable changes and revolution. They love nothing more than to go against the grain and stick it to authority figures. What they want in a woman is someone with a fighting spirit who does not conform to what society says that a woman should be. Sure, he will want a pretty girl perhaps for the short term, but if you do not have that fighting spirit, then someone else will appeal to him who has got some more fire in her. Since Aquarians are emotionally detached, they are the most likely to not feel guilty or even bat an eye when they cheat. If it makes logical sense to them, they will go for it out of sheer rebellion.
4 Pisces - Show that you are smarter than you look
Pisces men are emotional and romantic men that like to go with the flow and avoid conflict at all costs. What they really want in a girl is someone that is outwardly feminine and doesn't seem like she has a lot going on upstairs. He wants someone who appears dumber than she really is. Secretly, he would rather have someone who makes the decisions for him but makes him look like the man in front of his friends. He will often put on a tough facade but be a pushover underneath the surface. Don't be outwardly aggressive but passive aggressive. Otherwise, he will swim away like the fish that he is and move onto someone else. You won't even realize that he is out of your life until you see the pictures of him and his new chick on Facebook or Instagram.
3 Aries - Be open to new experiences
If there is anything that the Aries lives for, it is the novelty of trying new hobbies and taking on new experiences head on like the ram that he is. Don't be the type of girl that wants to sit and home and be a homebody. He will easily get bored with that and find someone else who will be down for the ride. He is looking for someone who is vivacious and just as excited about life as he is. This is often why you see Aries men attracted to younger women. It is because they have an excitement about them that more mature women seem to lack. Be down for anything if you are with an Aries man or else he will find another partner in crime.
2 Gemini - Keep him on his toes
Gemini men dislike routine and monotony so that means that you can't follow the same predictable patterns of behavior. It sucks to say this but they do like those (harmless hopefully) mind games when it comes to the courting process. Have witty comebacks to his inquisitive questions and don't always text him back on a consistent basis. If you fall into a pattern of consistent communication, he will find this too predictable and wonder what else is out there to discover. Gemini men get bored easily and you need to find new ways to keep them guessing and wanting more. If you start a relationship with them and they are feeling that you are getting too comfortable, they will surely find someone else that will make you uncomfortable.
1 Scorpio - Establish that deep connection
Scorpio men have that intense gaze and no one can ever tell what exactly is going through their heads. They have many secrets that they keep locked away and it takes only a special lady with almost psychic powers to guess what is going on inside of their heads. They yearn for someone that meets them on an intellectual level as well as an emotional one. This is one of the most difficult connections to establish even if you care deeply for your Scorpio man. Even if you enter the relationship with the best intentions, if you fail to make that deep connection, then he will most likely feel the temptation to look elsewhere. You can at least take solace in the fact that you tried your best and that it's not really your fault.