It can be tough to find someone who is loyal these days. With social media and technology, it can seem like it’s easier than ever to get away with cheating. A guy could be telling you that he loves you and wants to marry one day, and the next, you might catch him scrolling through Tinder and swiping right on another girl. Ouch! No one wants to face this personally, but the fact of the matter is that it seems so difficult to find a guy who won’t cheat.
Then again, girls are not always loyal either. Some women can be very sneaky—they might be acting super affectionate and love going out on dates with you, but have another two guys on the side who also pay for their dinners and buy them gifts. Yup, there are plenty of girls out there who will just use a guy to get what she wants, and when he can’t pay up, she’ll just turn around and run off into someone else’s arms.
So, why do people do this? It depends on their lifestyle, their personality, and their sign. Here is the real reason that each sign might stray in a relationship.
16 Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius):
Fire signs are a ton of fun to be around, but this is because they get bored easily. Hmmm, could this be tied to the reasons that they might stray in relationships? Oh, you bet! See, many people are attracted to fire signs because their lives are so exciting. They don’t let themselves stay in one place for too long—both physically and metaphorically. They are always traveling, trying new things, learning, and growing as people. But this means that they outgrow relationships fast. Like, we’re talking monthly. And this means that they are prone to straying, more so than other signs. Now, we understand that fire signs are hard to resist, but try not to get too wrapped up in all of the excitement and drama—you might end up with a broken heart.
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15 Aries: Gets Restless Easily
Out of all the fire signs, Aries may be the most restless—although Sagittarius might disagree with that! But we don’t just mean that Aries gets restless about certain locations, jobs, or friendships—they also get restless very easily in relationships. And that’s why they stray. It’s not because they even dislike their current partner—they simply start to wonder what else is out there. Because of this mindset, straying often makes them feel VERY guilty (unlike some other signs). As we said, they don’t stray because they resent their current partner. They stray because they start to get restless, and what happens after they get restless? They get curious about who else might be out there, and they have to go find out for themselves.
14 Leo: Wants To Upgrade
Leo has a “growth” mindset. This is a concept that you may have heard about in self-help books, but it’s not just some fluffy term—it actually refers to something very important. Basically, if you have a “growth” mindset, it means that you are constantly committed to growing and improving as a person. It means that you are always working hard to “level up” in some area of your life. This describes the Leo personality perfectly. But here’s where the problem with that comes in....sometimes, it is difficult for Leo to feel satisfied with anything. And they end up giving up on something that once made them happy, like a relationships. Leos are prone to straying when they begin feeling like it’s time to “upgrade.”
13 Sagittarius: Wants To Run Away
Sagittarius is the sign that just can’t sit still. As a little kid, they were probably always getting into trouble in class because they couldn’t pay attention or stay in their seat! So, what happens when Sagittarius gets into a relationship? You may already know that this sign is notorious for straying. They simply feel the urge to run away from anything in their lives that lingers for too long. It’s sad, but it’s true. It can take a Sagittarius a long time for this lesson to sink in. However, when they are young they often feel like they just cannot commit. They want to experience everything that they can, and they don’t want to anyone to hold them back, so they end up cheating or leaving.
12 Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn):
It’s hard to imagine that an earth sign could ever stray in a relationship, right? Wrong. It’s possible for anyone. Just because earth signs are less likely than some other signs to cheat or stray doesn’t mean that they’re incapable of doing it. They are definitely guilty of cheating sometimes. So, why would a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn give in and stray from someone they love? You might be shocked to find out that some of their reasons sound very similar to something a fire sign might say. They get bored rather easily because they have SUCH high standards. And if a partner can’t meet those standards? Well, forget about it—they’re going to start looking around for other options, and this might begin before they even break up.
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11 Taurus: Is Easily Disappointed
It’s tough to impress a Taurus. This sign may seem very laid back on the surface, but do not be fooled, because there is a side that they do not always show to the world—their judgmental side. Yup, Taurus can be VERY critical, and when it comes to relationships, it can be tough to escape that criticism. So, let’s say that you’ve been dating a Taurus for a little while, and you feel like things are becoming a bit rocky. They probably are starting to notice all of those little flaws that they once found endearing are now just annoying. They may start to look around for someone who they think doesn’t have those flaws (although they would be wrong, because let’s face it, everyone has flaws).
10 Virgo: Thinks You Don't Reach Her Standards
Virgo is very similar to Taurus (after all, they ARE both earth signs, so that is to be expected). Virgo will stray the minute that she realizes you don’t quite reach her high standards. And make no mistake, her standards are HIGH. Like, so high that almost no man could reach them. Unfortunately, not all Virgo women set the same standards for themselves (or Virgo men, for that matter). They may cheat if you don’t reach those standards, so it’s too bad that they don’t follow their own advice when it comes to loyalty! But the fact is that anyone can be a hypocrite in some way. Basically, Virgo will stray when they realize that you aren’t perfect—and since no one is, they have some hard lessons to learn about loyalty.
9 Capricorn: Might Be Impressed By Someone Else
You might be thinking, “Isn’t it pretty tough to impress a Capricorn?” And you would be right. There’s no doubt that Capricorns have very high standards, perhaps higher than the other earth signs! But let’s say that they DO happen to meet a person who checks all of the boxes...with only one little issue getting in their way...the fact that they’re in a relationship. Well, what do you think a Capricorn would do in this situation? They’re most likely going to stray. Maybe they’ll pull the whole, “Oh, we should totally take a break and maybe see some other people” while totally neglecting to mention the fact that they’re seeing someone else. Yup, that’s a shady Capricorn trick that you might encounter someday, so watch out!
8 Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius):
You’re probably already aware of the fact that some air signs are known for straying. Others are more loyal, but it all depends on the sign. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius have as many differences as they do similarities, so it can be hard to tell which signs will stay and which signs will stray! But to be honest, every air sign has the potential to cheat. It’s unfortunate, but there is a reason that these signs all fall under the “air” element. Air represents freedom and a life without boundaries. Now do you see why it can be tough for an air sign to be loyal? Yup, the reasons are obvious. But that doesn’t make it right. So if you’re dating an air sign, be careful—here’s what you need to watch out for!
7 Gemini: Is Always Fighting Temptation
If you’re interested in astrology, you already know that Geminis have a reputation for being unable to settle down. They struggle to be faithful in relationships—yup, this is a sign for heartbreakers. So, why do Geminis have this reputation? What makes it so tough for them to stick with one person for a while? Basically, this sign has an issue with temptation. They are constantly wondering if the grass is greener on the other side, and they just have to find out for themselves. They are endlessly curious, which can be a wonderful thing when it comes to learning and traveling, but not when it comes to relationships. This mindset means that Geminis are far more likely to stray than almost any other sign.
6 Libra: Could Meet Someone Who Looks Better
It’s really no secret that Libras are a bit image obsessed. They might date a guy who treats them like an afterthought just because he looks better than another guy who was interested. Yea, it’s not exactly a great habit, but it’s in their nature. They just care more about appearances than they should. It’s a shame because it leads them into some sticky situations. They often end up leaving happy relationships simply because someone good looking shows interest! Yup, Libra girls break a ton of hearts—they can’t help it. If they’re dating an eight, they’re always keeping their eyes peeled for a nine or ten who might walk by! And if they do find a better-looking man, it’s all about to end.
5 Aquarius: Secretly Loves The Drama
An Aquarius girl would absolutely never admit this, because she likes to act like she’s way above it—but deep down, these girls secretly love a little drama! As a matter of fact, so do Aquarius boys! Anyway, what does this mean for Aquarius in a relationship? Well, just like some fire signs, they have a tendency to get bored easily. And what will they do when they get bored in a relationship? They will probably start seeking out excitement in other people, and that’s when they will be tempted to stray. If they are tempted to act on that urge, there is simply no getting them back. They can’t be persuaded, so it’s not even worth trying. Once an Aquarius decides to stray, it’s time to give up.
4 Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces):
Would a water sign stray? Absolutely. At this point, we’ve probably ruined any illusions that any particular sign will be totally loyal all of the time! After all, no one is perfect, therefore, no sign is perfect. So, what would tempt a water sign to stray in a relationship? Remember, these signs are hopeless romantics, so this may seem like a strange question—if they’re truly in love with someone, almost nothing could tear them away from that person, right? Hmmm, actually, not quite. Here’s the thing—these signs have crazy imaginations. They can let their fantasies run away from them, and they might be casually attracted to someone else, but if they spend too much time thinking about it, it will turn into a full-blown crush. Then they’ll need to satisfy their curiosity.
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3 Cancer Is Too Scared To Initiate A Break-Up
Cancer is a very empathetic and giving sign. This is the most compassionate sign of the zodiac, so you may be truly confused by the prospect of a Cancer ever being dishonest in a relationship. But if a Cancer feels that they are not being treated properly, they might be very scared of being the one to initiate the breakup. They don’t want to be the one who has to break the bad news—no way, that’s just not their style! So, what are they going to do? Seek an easy way out. If they notice someone in their life who might be able to provide them with that, they will probably go for it. They will stray without feeling any remorse because they know they aren’t happy, but they aren’t brave enough to simply say, “It’s over.”
2 Scorpio: Will Let Their Emotions Get The Best Of Them
Naturally, Scorpio’s reason for straying will have a little something to do with their emotional state! If Scorpio sees someone they might be interested in while they are already in a relationship, they might be strong enough to resist temptation at first. But this level of self-control may not last. If they find themselves letting their imagination get the best of them, wondering what it would be like with this new person, it can be easy for them to justify leaving in their mind. After all, if you’re in love, you should just go for it without worrying about the consequences, right? Wrong, but don’t tell Scorpio that, because they will not listen. They will follow their heart every time, even if it leads them astray.
1 Pisces: Will Get Caught Up In A Fantasy
Pisces hates the idea of going through a break up, but they also hate the idea of staying in an unhappy relationship. This dreamy sign craves a fairytale romance. And if they think they can find that outside of their relationship...well, you can probably already guess where this is going. Yup, they’re going to stray. It’s unfortunate, but this is the Pisces mindset. They are very similar to Cancer in this regard. They don’t like to be the one to speak up and say, “Hey, I’m not happy in this relationship anymore,” but they also don’t want to be stuck in a life without love. So what do they do? They seek love outside of their relationship. They go looking for their fairytale without thinking of the consequences.