When you meet a nice guy and you really hit it off, you might find yourself feeling those butterflies and wondering if it could go somewhere. But sometimes, your feelings aren’t so clear-cut. You may think that he would make a great boyfriend—but maybe that’s not the best choice. Maybe you would actually be better off if you were just friends instead. It’s never an easy decision to make.
On one hand, you definitely like the guy. The chemistry is there, and it’s clear that he really enjoys spending time with you. But on the other hand, you have no idea what he’s like when you slap a label on it. When he goes from being your friend to being your boyfriend, how will things change? Sometimes, it can be unpredictable. A guy who is a great friend to you might not always be a great boyfriend in the end. You just never know until you make that leap.
But what if you could figure out whether dating him was going to be worth it before you even said yes to anything serious? Here’s how to tell if he’s a better boyfriend or friend, based on his zodiac sign.
16 Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
When it comes to being a good friend or being a good boyfriend, fire signs can really go either way. And it can be complicated to figure out! That’s why we’re here to help. So, what’s the deal with these fire sign guys? Is dating a Leo, Aries, or Sagittarius guy worth it? The answer is...well...maybe. Just like with any other element, it totally depends on the guy. So you’ll have to answer this question for yourself on an individual basis. However, that doesn’t mean you that we can’t help steer you in the right direction.
So, we’re not here to say that any particular sign will always make a good boyfriend, while other signs will only be good for friendship. That’s not the case at all.
You just have to know which qualities will stick out if he’s actually committed to being your boyfriend.
How will he act in comparison to other guys born under that sign? What will he say? What will he do to show you that he is prepared to go above and beyond for you? That’s what we’re here to help you find out. Here’s how to tell if that fire sign guy will make a good boyfriend.
15 Aries: You're The Only Girl He Wants To Hang Out With
Aries men are notorious for being unable to settle down. Now, this doesn’t mean they aren’t loyal—quite the opposite, actually. When he does find the right girl, he will absolutely by loyal to her and stick by her side through anything. However, you don’t want to bring up the idea of being more than friends unless you know for sure that he’s already thinking about it. Otherwise, he will start to feel boxed in and labeled, and everyone knows that’s a recipe for disaster with an Aries guy! So, how can you tell if he would make a good boyfriend, or if you would be better off just being friends with him?
If an Aries guy is interested in you and ONLY you, you’ll be the girl that he’s talking to and hanging out with.
Seriously, you will know. In fact, it will almost be too obvious — you’ll wonder why he isn’t playing hard to get like so many other guys would! But honestly, the fact that he makes his feelings clear early on and doesn’t try to talk to a million different girls at once is refreshing. It means you will always know exactly where you stand.
14 Leo: He Shares His Deepest Fears With You
We all know that Leo men don’t really like to be vulnerable. If anything, they want to put on a confident front at all times. They basically live by the motto “Never let them see you sweat,” and they don’t want people to know when they’re nervous, afraid, or even just hesitant to take on a challenge. Yes, there are a lot of guys out there like this—after all, most men are not super emotional and don’t always like to talk about their feelings. It’s a bit rare to find a guy who does. However, Leo men take this to the next level.
If you pick up on the fact that he’s feeling upset about something, or he’s scared to take a big step in life, your first instinct should probably be to ask him if he wants to talk about what’s going on.
So, let’s say that you’re getting close with a Leo guy, and you sense that he’s upset about something. Naturally, you ask him what’s going on. Now, if he says, “Nothing,” and brushes it off, he’s not into you. But if he lets his guard down and begins opening up to you, it’s something real.
13 Sagittarius: He Includes You In All Of His Crazy Plans
If you know a thing or two about astrology, you know that Sagittarius men are well-known for being some of the most adventurous guys in the zodiac. And you also know that this means they don’t always make the best boyfriends! You might assume that if you want to date a Sagittarius guy, you’ll just have to get used to being long distance all the time, right? How else would you make things work? If he wants to maintain his independence and do his own thing, he probably won’t want you clinging to his side all the time — or so you might think at first.
However, this is not always the case. If you’ve really hit it off with a Sagittarius guy recently, and you’re sitting around wondering if you could ever take things a step further, see how he reacts if you suggest going on some kind of trip together. If he would still rather fly solo, don’t bother to pursue it any further — you will only get your heart broken, and it won’t be worth the pain. But if he wants you to come along, you might have found a winner — take the leap and see what happens!
12 Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
We know that it can be difficult to tell what an earth sign is thinking. As if men aren’t already hard to read — these guys have to take things a step further and make it even tougher for us to decipher what they’re truly feeling! We know it can feel like serious work when you’re trying to figure out whether or not an earth sign likes you. But when you fall for one of these guys, it can be impossible to get him off your mind. You just wish he would give you a sign, right? Just a little something so that you would know whether or not all the trouble is worth it, or if you’ve just been wasting your time.
No girl wants to get her heartbroken — wouldn’t it be nice if you could just get a clue about how he feels?
Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve gone through the trouble of figuring out how these guys think. If you’ve fallen head over heels for a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn guy recently, and you’ve still got no idea how he feels about you, just keep reading — you’ll have your final answer in just a minute or two!
11 Taurus: He Feels Calm And Relaxed Around You
Taurus guys sort of like to be left alone. They are solitary creatures. And honestly, we don’t see anything wrong with that. They just like to mind their own business and do their own thing, and sometimes, they just wish that other people would do the same! They are almost always introverted, and even if they can be very extroverted and outgoing at times, they always feel like they need some time to themselves to just recharge after that. It’s not easy being a Taurus guy in a world that expects you to be social all the time! So, how on earth are you supposed to know how a Taurus guy feels about you if he would rather spend most of his time alone?
Well, here’s the key — if he’s into you, he might be spending more time with you than he does with other people. In fact, sometimes he would rather be with you than by himself —and for him, that’s really saying something! It’s quite a big deal. So if he likes to spend a lot more time with you than his other friends, and he actually seems calm and relaxed around you, you just might be in luck!
10 Virgo: You Fit Right Into His Current Lifestyle
So, you may know by now that Virgo guys love their routines. Seriously, these guys just thrive when they have solid routines. And while this might not sound super appealing to some people, Virgo guys couldn’t be happier. They are not huge fans of traveling or going out spontaneously. They would much rather go into every situation with a solid plan laid out. They want to know who's going, how they’re getting there, how much they need to budget — all of those details.
Therefore, getting into a new relationship can sometimes feel like a major challenge to them.
This is because they need to change their routines in order to allow some space for the new person in their life. It’s not always ideal for them, and this is why some of their relationships just fizzle out — they couldn’t handle all of the changes, and their life suddenly feels super disorganized.
So, if you naturally seem to fit into his usual routines already, there might be a better chance of things looking out. If not, please don’t try to force your way into his life anyway — it could easily ruin the friendship, and then you just might lose him altogether.
9 Capricorn: You Share Ambitions In The Same Field
Capricorn guys are super ambitious. If you’ve ever dated one in the past, you know that this can make romance sort of tough for them. On one hand, they DO want to share their life with someone. They want to go on dates, have fun together, and fall in love. They want someone they can tell everything to and know that their secrets are safe. Trust us, they do really want to form these types of special connections with people — but they struggle for one major reason, and there’s a good chance that you already know what the issue is. Yup, that’s right, they’re also super in love with careers. They can’t imagine getting involved with someone who might take them away from their goals in some way. They would not be happy living this way, and they would not want to hurt someone else by deceiving them.
However, if you’ve really hit it off with a Capricorn guy who actually works in the same field as you, it could be a match made in heaven. You see, this is basically a dream come true for a Capricorn guy. He wants to be with someone who understands his major goals.
8 Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
When it comes to the dating scene, it’s hard to resist an air sign. If you’ve ever fallen for one before, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Libra guys are just naturally physically attractive — do they even have to try? Seriously, it’s not fair. And then you’ve got Gemini guys, who have flirting down to a science. They could get any girl to fall in love, even if he’s not normally her “type” — she just won’t be able to help herself. Plus, Aquarius guys just seem to draw people to them with their confident attitude. They don’t need approval or validation from anyone, and it’s so refreshing.
They just walk through life feeling secure and at peace with themselves — what girl wouldn’t want to be with a guy like that?
And here’s the good news about air signs — while they do have a reputation for being somewhat fickle and difficult to figure out at times, they can actually be fairly easy to read. However, if you don’t actually know what to look for, you could end up being blinded by your own feelings for him and pining after the wrong guy! Here is everything that you need to know.
7 Gemini: He's Suddenly Not Interested In Other Girls
As just mentioned, Gemini guys are major flirts — but you probably already know that! this just a well-known fact at this point. So if you’ve fallen head over heels for one, we don’t blame you — but don’t let your heart win out over your head in this situation. Even if he’s a great friend to you, and he’s super nice every time you’re around, the chances that he actually wants to take things to the next level and be your boyfriend are quite. Most Gemini guys are not huge fans of relationships. They would rather not be tied down—they just love to play the field. They can’t help it, it’s in their nature. So if you want to have a short fling with a Gemini guy, go ahead and do it, but if you let your feelings get the best of you, you might be in for a rough time.
But there is one sign that he might actually be your boyfriend. If he actually stops talking to all the other girls he used to flirt with, it might be because he thinks you’re a keeper. Tread carefully still — but this one just might be worth it! You never know!
6 Libra: He Lets His Guard Down Around You
It’s a shame that Libra guys (and honestly, Libra girls too) spend so much time worrying about what other people think of them. This is a tendency that they are simply born with, and while they might worry less and less over time, some of them never do really grow out of it. However, we all have our flaws, no matter what sign you were born under, so we’re not going to spend too much time pointing out this one flaw of Libras!
Don’t worry, Libras, we still love you guys — every single sign has positive and negative qualities.
So, how are you supposed to know if a Libra guy likes you? After all, these guys are used to hiding their real feelings in order to make a good impression. Well, that’s actually the key to figuring out how he really feels. Libra guys are similar to Leo guys in this way. They don’t always like other people to know when they are stressed or if they’re upset over something. Usually, they would rather just play it off like everything is okay. So if he can simply admit to you when something is wrong, it’s a good sign that he’s interested.
5 Aquarius: He Admires Your Independence
Aquarius guys are attracted to independent women. They embody characteristics from many other signs — they have the confidence of Leo men, the adventurous spirit of a Sagittarius guy, the need to spend a lot of time alone just like a Taurus guy. It can be tough to figure them out and pin down what they really want out a relationship! But here’s the truth — we’re not trying to be harsh here, but these guys can sniff out insecurity from a mile away. Seriously, if you’re not already on their level in terms of confidence, don’t expect anything to happen. And similar to Capricorn guys, they would also prefer to be with an ambitious woman who is passionate about her career.
And if you fit this description, he will be head over heels. And he will let you know it! But he’s not going to come right out and just say that he loves you or anything like that, so don’t expect it to be that obvious. However, if you know the signs to look for, you will know right away when he is revealing his feelings for you! Simply put, he will probably begin to admit how much he admires your confidence.
4 Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
When it comes to guys born under water signs, you know that it’s all about the emotional side of things! And that makes it easy to know what signs to look out for when you’re trying to figure out his feelings. But in case you need a little extra guidance, we’re here to help you out. We know that even when a guy is an open book, it can be hard to trust that yes, he actually DOES totally like you. After all, there are so many guys out there who will simply lie about their feelings — it’s so frustrating! And then, of course, it leaves you with trust issues for who knows how long.
That’s why it’s so important to trust a guy’s actions over his words — a guy who truly cares about you will always show you through his actions!
And that way, you will never have to doubt his words for a minute.
The other good thing to know about water signs? They would much rather be honest than ever tell a lie. So if they start showing signs that they like you, you will know that they are just showing their true feelings, not trying to lead you on.
3 Cancer: He's Already Super Nice, But He's Even Sweeter Around You
So, Cancer guys are nice to everyone, right? Okay, yes, true. And sometimes, that can make it tough to tell whether or not they like. Especially because they’re so easy to talk to and get close with! So, this can cause a lot of confusing feelings to come up. He goes out of his way to do nice things for you, he wants to treat you sometimes, he is always there to lend a helping hand and be your shoulder to cry on — but does he do that for everyone? Or are you getting special treatment? Sometimes, it can feel like it’s impossible to tell the difference! But don’t worry, there is a way, and we’re about to tell you.
The secret? You need to hang out with him in a group setting in order to figure out the truth of his feelings. Otherwise, how will you be able to tell if this is just his natural Cancer personality? Therefore, try to spend some time with him and his other friends — both girls and guys. See if he is treating you a little differently than anyone around you, or if he is really just that nice to everyone in his life.
2 Scorpio: You Can Communicate Through Conflict
It’s no secret that Scorpio guys can be super emotional — in fact, this is one of the defining traits of their personalities. They just can’t help it, and it’s something about them that is never going to change, no matter how old they get. This doesn’t mean they won’t get better at managing their emotions — most of them will — but it will always be a factor in any relationship they get into. So, how are you going to know if he would be better as your friend than your boyfriend?
The key is in how he communicates those emotions to you specifically.
Look, even if you do really like a Scorpio guy, and he feels the same way about you in return, the relationship will never work out if the communication isn’t working. If you can’t sit down after a conflict and talk things out like mature adults, don’t expect that you will stay together forever. When you’re dealing with a guy who is this emotional, communication will always be essential — especially if you happen to be a water sign, too! You can’t just let fights drag out, or let important things go unsaid — if you can’t communicate, stay friends instead.
1 Pisces: You Understand His Artistic Projects
Like other creative people in our society, Pisces guys often feel very misunderstood and alone. This is because they really have no desire to walk down a traditional path in life. They would rather chart their own course and make a living by doing what they love. At the end of the day, they just don’t fit into anyone’s box. This can cause them a lot of struggles — in some ways, they wish that they could “blend in” better and have an easier time finding people who understand them, but at the same time, they don’t want to compromise themselves and change who they are just to please other people.
So, if you find yourself really connecting with a particular Pisces guy, ask yourself: have you really taken the time to understand him? Have you actually been listening when he tells you about his passions, his fears, his goals? If the answer is no, or you find yourself tuning him out or simply waiting for your turn to talk, then you two should definitely not date. Seriously, you will just both end up totally heartbroken. If this is the case, you will definitely be better off simply staying friends instead.