If we thought dating was hard, but relationships are even harder. Now that we have gone through all the work of finding a guy, vetting him, doing background checks, and establishing that he is the one and all ours, we have to build a lasting relationship with him. We have to learn to live with his weird quirks that we just now discovered as well as his friends, relatives, and favorite Friday night television show which we ourselves wouldn’t be caught dead watching. Of course, he has to get used to our weird quirks too, but that shouldn’t be too hard. We’re awesome; why wouldn’t anyone love us?
It turns out that some of our habits and personality quirks can actually be really annoying to our guy — to the point where he gets so fed up that he actually leaves — the nerve. If we want to avoid this unhappy ending to all our hard work, then we should find out what we are doing that is so annoying to him and try to minimize that behavior. Based on his astro sign, here are the biggest ways we could be annoying him. We could also just ask him, but it’s a lot more fun to just scroll through lists online rather than have a meaningful conversation.
Earth signs are steady, reliable, and loving. According to Entity Magazine,
“They will be the first to tell you that your dream may be too far out of reach, but will do it in a respectful and positive way, as they care a lot about what people think of them. You may think you understand an Earth sign, but you only really understand what the Earth sign wants you to see.
Earth signs are very stable, loyal, and stick by their beliefs and the people around them. They can sometimes be seen as materialistic and too focused on the surface of things instead of digging deeper.” The signs for Earth are Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.
19 Don’t Boss Capricorn Around
This Earth sign rules between December 22 and January 19, the beginning of winter with the coldest temperatures in the average calendar year. Your man is likely very hard-working and super focused on his job, but he also has something of a control issue. Your Tango says to avoid bossing him around and stepping all over his territory. “Cap likes to be in control; they like to run their own environment and they take pride in what they do. They’re not insistent on ruling your space, they simply want their own space to exert their control-freak tendencies.”
18 Eliminate Aquarius’ Choices
Your Aquarius has a birthday between January 20 and February 18, making him intelligent, unique, and just a little weird. He’s special but aloof, and he doesn’t always know what to say to you. He could be pretty unhappy, though, if you’re somehow taking away his freedom of choice. As Your Tango puts it, “Give them no choice. Take away the options from an Aquarius and you run the risk of pissing them off to no end.
Aquarius likes freedom; they like the idea that they can escape if they so choose.
What they despise is the idea of being somehow trapped in a situation; they need options.”
17 Criticize Pisces
Following hard on Aquarius’ heels is gentle and wise Pisces, born between February 19 and March 20. You love this man because he is sweet, artistic, and nothing at all like the other men you’ve encountered in your dating adventures. But even someone as nice as this has a pressure point. According to Your Tango, he really hates to be criticized.
“You hate know-it-alls and people who criticize you. When someone tells you to shut up, you can definitely slip into that victim mode you sometimes fall into.
No one likes being belittled, but you of all people feel like it is the last thing you deserve.”
16 Burnt By Fire
Fire is light, warmth, power, and destruction all rolled into one compact package. The signs representing fire are Aries, who is cardinal and begins the spring season, Leo, who is fixed and steady like summer, and Sagittarius, who is mutable and ends the autumn season. According to Entity Magazine,
“Fire signs are enthusiastic, fiery, and most often natural extroverts. They thrive on challenge and creativity, as they are very courageous and lively.
Those influenced by the fire sign are self-sufficient and spontaneous. Like fire itself, they can flare up when they are inspired, making them some of the most passionate and enthusiastic about life itself.”
15 Remind Aries To Chill Out
Your Aries man is intense and full of life. Born in the height of spring during March 21 to April 19, Aries seems bent on living life to the fullest in every extreme sense of the word. He even manages to turn smelling the flowers into a competition and gets first place every time.
Telling him to relax and chill out when he is all worked up is a no-no.
As Your Tango puts it, “But there’s always that one person who feels the need to tell you to chill and it hits your crazy bone to the core. If someone really wants to see you snap and do the opposite of chill, they’d ask you to relax.”
14 Take Taurus For Granted
Born between April 20 and May 20, your Taurus is the best thing that’s ever happened to you. He is patient, reliable, hard-working, and dotes on you. He enjoys bringing you shiny new gifts and making you happy. While all this seems great, you want to make sure you never take him for granted. After a while, he will give up and leave you forever if he feels unappreciated. Ranker says,
“They're faithful and reliable, and they'll stick it out as long as they can. But once they reach the breaking point, they'll be just as persistent about the breakup.
Forget winning them back.”
13 Just Ignore Gemini
Gemini is born between May 21 and June 20, right at the end of spring when summer rolls around. This dual-natured person is perfect for the dual nature of the weather between spring and summer. He is also likely to be perfect for you — a nice blend of social extrovert and content homebody (mostly). But if you’re more introverted than he is, chances are he will think you’re ignoring him at some point. Thought Catalog says,
“Gemini men are very social. They don’t like to be alone and they certainly don’t like to be ignored.
He won’t stop thinking about you and why you’re not answering him, and it will drive him to insanity.”
Water is essential to life as we know it. Thus, the signs for water are essential to our relationships with other people. These signs are Cancer, who begins, Scorpio, who holds steady, and Pisces, who ends. According to Entity Magazine,
“Water signs feel most fulfilled when they are helping others, but this can become a problem very fast. They do more for people without thinking of themselves and could easily be taken advantage of.
They are empathetic of others and oftentimes give more than they receive. These signs are also said to have intense dreams that can be described as psychic intuition.”
11 Call Out Cancer
This prime summer baby arrives between June 21 and July 22. He is emotional, but in a good way — he can empathize better with our emotions than any other guy we’ve known, and that is so awesome! There is one thing we do (probably on purpose) that can really annoy him, though, but it’s for his own good. Your Tango says,
“Cancer is not always savvy to the fact that they have to take responsibility for their actions, so when you actually catch them doing or saying something that is an outright fib, then call them out on it.
They hate it. They hate having to admit they’re wrong on any level.”
10 Time To Question Leo
Leos are always up for a fun time, and your man is likely no exception. Born between July 23 and August 22, he lights up any room when he enters it, and he basks in your adoration of him and his various exploits. He doesn’t really like facts, though, and having us point out the flaws of his reality can be super annoying. According to Your Tango,
“Leo has a tendency to live in a fantasy world, so much so that they blur the lines between fantasy and reality quite often.
Let Leo know that they are delusional and back it up with fact. Facts piss Leo off and they will deny them outright.”
9 Be Different Than Virgo
Finally, you’ve found a man who can cook, clean, and organize the house for you! Of course, he throws a hissy fit if you put something back in the wrong spot, but that’s easy enough to live with. Born between August 23 and September 22, Virgo likes things done his way. He even likes opinions done his way, as Your Tango points out. “Virgo doesn’t like or tolerate anything you believe in, unless it’s identical to what they believe in, so if you do something different than what they’re used to, they will more than likely hate your guts simply for being different.”
Similar to water, air is also vital to life in every form. According to Entity Magazine,
“They are strong communicators as well as alert, curious, and perceptive. They see all sides of an equation and many consider them to be inventive and clever. Air signs are all about analyzing an idea and setting it into motion.
They can seem detached from others until they connect with you on a deeper level. Air signs can seem out of touch with reality when dealing with cultural or financial situations.” The signs for air are Libra, who begins, Aquarius, who holds the middle and Gemini, who is mutable and ends.
7 Libra Isn’t Needed
To a Libra born between September 23 and October 22, nothing is worse than not being needed. Your Libra man likes to feel needed — to help you out and make your life easier —so when he gets the clear message that you don’t need him anymore, he’s hurt and begins to gradually withdraw from you until — suddenly — he is simply gone. According to Elite Daily,
“Of course, Libra’s charm and smile will never falter, so it can be hard to notice any red flags.
If you notice a sudden cordialness or politeness that seems out of place, it may be indicative of their second thoughts.”
6 Jealous Scorpio
Born between October 23 and November 21, Scorpio is a sign of intense passions and extremes. He can swing from one to the other in the blink of an eye. Usually, we roll with and even enjoy this aspect of his character, but sometimes we get blindsided. He is a jealous sign and gets jealous very easily — even if all we did was say hi to the cute cashier. According to Elite Daily, “If your Scorpio suddenly lashes out or treats you coldly, it could mean that you are no longer someone they want to delve into something serious with. With Scorpio, love and hate is a fine line.”
5 Smother Sagittarius
Freedom-loving Sagittarius is quite the catch and he likely won’t stay caught for very long. He is wild at heart and loves his freedom more than anything else. Born between November 22 and December 21, your man fits the brief holiday season perfectly, but you can’t smother him with affection and demand his attention. According to Your Tango, “Demand their time. Sag is the loner.
Sure, they can warm up and allow you in, but it must be on their own time. Charismatic Sag attracts many but wants very few.
If you want to piss off your Sagittarius friend or lover, then demand that they give you more than what they’re giving you now.”
4 Bonus: Scorpio Dislikes Dishonesty
Passionate Scorpio takes everything in extremes, so if you lie to him once, he will never forget, and it will taint his vision of your words in the future — to the point where he will get himself so worked up and spun around that he won’t know what to believe anymore. According to Your Tango, “The worst thing anyone could do is lie to you. You hate dishonesty and you often find yourself struggling with trusting other people. You like hearing all the facts, and when someone lies to you, even once, you question everything they say to you and it will bug you constantly.”
3 Bonus: Libra Isn’t Basic
To your Libra man, he likes to stand out, and nothing is worse to him than not standing out. Whether he stands out figuratively, metaphorically or literally varies from each guy, but the main point is that he doesn’t want to be taken for granted or labeled as basic. According to Your Tango,
“You hate conformity and always want to be viewed as different and unique. If someone called you basic, it would immediately annoy you because you take your individuality very seriously.
You’re usually very diplomatic and fair-minded, but being called basic is a sure-fire way for someone to really make you angry because you know it’s not true.”
2 Bonus: Don’t Take Taurus Seriously
Your Taurus man is likely a very serious guy, all things considered. This means that one of the worst things you could do to him is to not take something important to him seriously. It will cloud his opinion of you and make him pretty mad at the same time. As Your Tango puts it,
“If you want to watch the bull blow smoke, then make light of something they take to heart.
Whether it’s something they love to do, or an interest they have that is dear to their heart, if you want to piss off a Taurus, then look at their achievements and desires and demand more, while letting them know that nothing they do is ever enough.”
1 Bonus: Apply Pressure On Gemini
As long as he actually shows up on time, your Gemini can do whatever he wants and wear whatever he wants. This suits him just fine, but the instant you start pressuring him to change or attain a certain goal in a set time-frame, he will flip out in one way or another. As Your Tango says, “Make a goal and have them attain it. Nothing cripples Gemini more than the idea of pressure. If you want to piss your Gemini off, then tell them they have to come through with something or else. These folks are great people, but when it comes to ultimatums, they might as well be handed a hunk of kryptonite.”