It can be so hard to tell if a guy is truly interested in you or not. Sometimes, you have such a great time hanging out, things are going super well, and every time you text one of your friends, all you can do is gush about how amazing he is. And when you finally muster up the courage to ask him how he feels about you, he’s super confused—he never felt the same way, and he had no idea that you liked him as more than a friend. On the other hand, sometimes you actually encounter the opposite scenario. You think of a guy as just a friend, you enjoy talking to him and spending time with him, but he’s just not your type. And then one day he suddenly drops a bomb on you—he’s secretly had a crush on you this whole time, and he was just too shy to say anything! What gives?
Well, lucky for you, we’re here to help you navigate these sticky situations and figure out whether or not a guy is actually into you—the stars tell all! Here’s what he’ll do when he’s just not interested—based on his zodiac sign.
16 Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Saggitarius): They Tend To Leave Very Small Hints
When it comes to fire signs, it can actually be tough to generalize. They definitely have a few things in common, but each fire sign acts a little differently in romantic scenarios. It’s hard to pin it down and say how they would all act if they are trying to show a girl that they aren’t interested. But one thing is for sure—falling for a fire sign often means falling hard. These guys are super charming and trust us, they know it! And they also don’t discriminate when it comes to flirting—even if they don’t see a serious relationship with you in their future, they will still make you laugh and be affectionate, just because they find it fun. This can make things even more confusing!
That’s why you need to pay attention to even the smallest hints when it comes to fire signs. They have such bold personalities that once you know what to look for, their feelings will become obvious—but shhh, don’t let them know that we’ve got their game all figured out! There is nothing that a fire sign guy loves more than attention from a cute girl—here’s what you need to know about them.
15 Aries: He Will Still Try To Be Your Friend
Here’s the great thing about Aries guys—they may not be super into the idea of serious relationships, but if you guys are already friends, rest assured that they do care about you. Beneath their tough exteriors, they are quite compassionate—this may come as a surprise to some people, but it’s the truth! Now, we’re not going to lie—Aries guys can be hard to read. They do this on purpose because they do not like to reveal their true emotions to just anyone. So if you want to know how he feels, you will probably have to tell him how you feel first. But we can tell you how he’ll react if he’s not interested.
Basically, if you admit to an Aries guy that you’re super into him, he’ll just straight up tell you if he doesn’t feel the same way. But don’t worry, he won’t ghost you after or run away because he gets scared by emotional talk (unlike some guys)! Instead, he will still stick around, but just as a friend. These guys don’t just walk away from friendships easily—they tend to hold on to good friends for a long time, so he’ll stay by your side.
14 Leo: He Will Be Honest With You
If you know any Leo guys (or girls—this quality applies to them too!), you already know that this sign does not hold back. They can be brutally honest when the situation calls for it, and they simply do not see the point in hiding their true feelings. They will open their mouth and let you know exactly how they feel if you ever want to hear their opinion! So if a Leo guy starts picking up on the vibe that you have a thing for him, but he doesn’t feel the same way, he will simply tell you. That’s right, no guessing games needed, no deciphering his every move, no waiting for him to drop some sort of subtle hint or sign that he loves you deep down.
Leo guys just don’t feel the need to beat around the bush. They think that playing hard to get is just a fancy way of saying “being dishonest and wasting time.” And you know what? They have a point! Being honest about your feelings just keeps things simple. It means that you don’t give the other person false hope or lead them on for too long. Leo guys aren’t hard to figure out.
13 Sagittarius: He Will Ghost You
Sorry, ladies, but Sagittarius guys aren’t as respectful as Leo guys! These guys are known for being flakey, and this is not just some stereotype—unfortunately, the rumors are true. If a Sagittarius guy figures out that you’re interested in him, and he does not feel the same way, he won’t really know how to react. In fact, he will barely react in person at all—instead, he will simply ghost you!
Now, these days, “ghosting” is becoming more and more common, but if it hasn’t happened to you, we’ll break down the concept. Basically, if a guy “ghosts” you, it means that he just stops replying to your texts and calls out of the blue, and he never reaches out to explain what happened. It is quite possibly one of the most frustrating aspects of the modern dating scene! Now, don’t get us wrong, girls sometimes do this too, but it seems to be an especially popular tactic amongst men—especially Sagittarius men! They are not known for being committed boyfriends, and they know this about themselves, so they really feel no shame in ghosting a girl if they don’t want to date her. They will just disappear without a trace!
12 Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): It Can Be Frustrating To Actually Know How He Feels
Now, when it comes to figuring out what an earth sign guy is feeling...girl, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Just like fire signs, these guys are definitely hard to read, and even as they get older, this is an aspect of their personalities that does not really change one bit. Earth signs have a reputation of being a bit guarded at all times—seriously, if you’ve ever dated one of these guys, you know that they can still surprise you years into the relationship because it takes them so long to reveal certain things about themselves. And you also know how tough it can be to find out how they really feel about you!
Seriously, congrats if you’ve managed to settle down with an earth sign guy, because trying to see how they actually feel can be quite frustrating—and you’ll definitely have to be patient. There’s no doubt about that—if you can’t wait to find out how he’s feeling about you, it’s not going to work out. You will just have to wait and see! But eventually, he will reveal what he’s truly thinking—he’s not trying to deceive you, he’s just scared to open up.
11 Taurus: He Might Be Scared To Let You Down
Let’s just off by establishing that Taurus guys always pride themselves on being reliable. The last thing on earth that they want to do is let someone down—especially someone who they care about. It’s just unthinkable to them, so they are known for trying to please everyone. They don’t want anyone feeling disappointed by their actions. And yes, this is why they sometimes come off as “people pleasers,” but make no mistake—they’re not being fake, they just care too much! This is also why it is difficult to admit if they’re not interested in you.
If you’ve been hanging out with a Taurus guy, and you mention that you’d like to be more than friends, but he doesn’t feel the same way...well, let’s just say that things are about to get a little awkward for you both. Because on one hand, he does not want to lie—these guys are honest to a fault—but on the other hand, he doesn’t want to make you upset. Eventually, he will tell you the truth, but don’t be surprised if he acts a bit weird around you for a week or two and insists that he “just has a lot to think about.”
10 Virgo: He Will Let You Down Gently
Virgo guys are a little more straightforward about this type of thing than Taurus guys. However, they are still earth signs, which means they don’t always handle these situations without a bit of awkwardness. Virgo guys are the type who wish that everything could just go smoothly, at all times—and yes, you might be thinking, “Don’t we all?” but the difference is that these guys are TOTAL perfectionists.
So if they think that you two have just been hanging out as friends and bonding over stuff you have in common, only for you to say that you want things to get serious, you’re going to throw him for a loop—this wasn’t in his plans, so now, he’s going to feel confused about how to act. But don’t even feel bad, because that’s not your fault. He will probably let you down very gently—he has no desire to hurt you. In fact, he will probably feel pretty bad about the fact that he doesn’t feel the same way you do—chances are that he will actually be feeling a little guilty. Just be patient with him, and know that he wishes he didn’t have to hurt your feelings.
9 Capricorn: He Will Ignore You
Now, you wouldn’t think that Capricorn and Sagittarius guys would have anything in common, right? Nope, no way—Capricorn guys are super serious, career-oriented, organized and stoic guys who rarely make mistakes, while Sagittarius guys are free spirits who would rather travel the world, work odd jobs, and flirt with different girls than settle down in any way. Well, if that’s your opinion, you might be surprised to hear that guys born under both of these signs do have a little something in common—the way they act when they’re not interested in a girl!
Earlier, we revealed that when a Sagittarius guy is not interested in you, he will simply ghost you without an explanation. And Capricorn guys will take the same tactic. If a Capricorn guy wants you to know that he isn’t into you, he will just straight up ignore you! Yes, we know exactly how frustrating this sounds, but it’s better that you be prepared for this type of behavior, just in case you should ever find yourself falling head over heels for a Capricorn guy. They are not always as mature as Taurus and Virgo guys when it comes to relationships, so always be careful!
8 Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): On The Surface He Seems Like An Open Book, But That Isn't Always The Case
If you’ve ever fallen for a guy born under the element air, you know that these signs are notoriously hard to read—come to think of it, most guys are, but air signs especially! You may catch yourself picking out names for your future children one day, imagining that you two are going to live happily ever after because he’s been sending you so many lovey-dovey signals...only to see him out later that night on a date with another girl. On the surface, it can seem like an air sign guy is an open book, but unfortunately for the girls who love the, this could not be further from the truth. These guys always have a hidden side—sometimes, they will be scared to admit how much they love you, and other times, they will lead you on rather than just telling you how they really feel because they like the attention.
Yes, we know that this attitude can make you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. But don’t worry—that’s why we’re here to help. When it comes to figuring out how these guys really feel, we’ve got your back. Read on to decipher an air sign’s emotions.
7 Gemini: He Will Probably Still Flirt With You
Look, you already know the deal when it comes to Gemini guys. If you know even a little bit about astrology, you know exactly what type of reputation these guys have earned for themselves. If they think you just might be their type, they will flirt with you constantly—and hey, even if you’re totally not their type, they still might do it. And that’s exactly why Gemini guys can be so dangerous. It’s so easy to think that these guys are falling head over heels for you, when really, they’re just having fun. So, how on earth can you tell if he’s actually into you or not?
Well, here is the key difference—if he’s not actually into you, he’ll still flirt with you, but it will never go beyond that. There will not be any good morning texts or invitations to hang out with just him. Basically, he will be as charming as he wants to be, but he will never actually initiate anything romantic—do you see what we’re saying here? He’ll compliment you, throw his arm around your shoulders, joke around with you—but he definitely won’t be sweeping you off your feet any time soon.
6 Libra: He Might Flirt With Your Friends
You know how we explained that Taurus and Virgo guys will be honest with you about the fact that they’re not interested in you, even if it takes them a while and things get a bit awkward? Well, Libra guys won’t be that honest, which is unfortunate—these guys always have plenty of girls vying for their attention, because they’re so naturally attractive. It’s super frustrating to fall for a Libra guy, because no matter what, you will always have competition! So, what does a Libra guy do when he’s not interested? Well, he will want you to know how he feels, but he won’t want to tell you directly—so he will used another method. He’ll flirt with your friends until you take the hint.
Trust us, we know exactly how heartbreaking this is—that’s why we’re here to warn you! Now, don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of Libra guys out there who are totally worth dating and make great boyfriends. But some of them are simply not mature enough to be honest about how they feel. So if you’ve ever had your heart broke by a Libra guy, just know that you’re not alone at all.
5 Aquarius: He Won’t Be Direct, But He’ll Drop Hints
So, by now, you know how Libra guys handle things when they’re not interested in you. As for Aquarius guys, well, they use a similar tactic. They won’t tell you directly that they don’t feel the same way, but they will drop some hints. Now, don’t worry, they’re not going to flirt with your friends in front of you like Libra guys will. But they probably will start to mention other girls who they find attractive.
Is it the most mature way of handling things? No, not at all, and we’re not about to make excuses for them. But the truth is that many Aquarius guys simply do not know how to handle their emotions, especially when it comes to relationships. They don’t act this way because they want to hurt you—they do it because deep down, they are actually quite shy when it comes to expressing their true feeling. And if you find yourself falling for Aquarius guys over and over again, don’t despair—many of them do grow out of this habit as they get older. Eventually, they will find it in themselves to just be direct and say how they really feel instead of hiding the truth.
4 Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Very In Touch With Their Emotions, It Will Be Obvious When He's Not Interested
As you may already know, guys born under any of the water signs tend to be more emotional than men born under any other sign! This is both a blessing and a curse. If you’ve never dated a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces guy before, you may be shocked when you realize how emotional they truly are compared to other signs! Now, does this mean that they will always be super open about their true feelings, right off the bat? Not necessarily. Sometimes, this will be the case, and if they feel strongly about you, you might find out how he really feels shortly after you hang out for the first time. And yes, it’s very convenient when this happens, but you won’t always get this lucky!
So, if these guys are so emotional, will it always be obvious if they’re not interested in you? Honestly, most of the time, it will be. As we said, you won’t always be able to figure it out right off the bat, but the fact that water sign guys are so willing to be open about their feelings means that you probably won’t end up wasting your time on a guy who doesn’t want to be with you.
3 Cancer: He May Lead You On
Okay, yes, we JUST said that water signs guys are less likely to lead you on than other guys. But remember how we also mentioned that unfortunately, this is not a guarantee? Well, that’s mainly because of Cancer guys. Now, we understand that this might be disappointing to hear—you might be thinking, “Wait, aren’t Cancer guys supposed to be super nice and caring? Why would a Cancer guy ever lead me on?” Well, you just answered your own question. These guys are a little too nice for their own good, and sometimes, that makes it hard for them to be honest with a girl when they know that what they say is about to let her down big time.
If a Cancer guy does end up leading you on, just know that he’s not doing it because he wants to manipulate your emotions or hurt you in any way. In fact, he probably feels a lot of inner turmoil over the fact that while he knows he has to be honest with you, he also hates hurting peoples’ feelings! Truthfully, there is just no easy way to handle this type of situation, and that’s why he feels the way he does.
2 Scorpio: He May Feel Confused About His Feelings
We just explained why Cancer guys will often feel confused and conflicted when they have to admit to you that they’re not interested. But what about Scorpio guys? Well, they often feel confused about how to best handle the situation as well—but out of all the water signs, these guys just embody the phrase “open book.” Therefore, while a Scorpio guy might be feeling some serious confusion in situations like this, he will probably just admit that to you.
Don’t be surprised if he turns out to be the kind of guy who sends those, “Hey, can we talk?” texts. Scorpio guys do not like to handle personal issues over text or phone calls—in fact, you might even say that they hate doing that! Therefore, he will probably want to sit down with you in person and just tell you what’s on his mind. The last thing he wants to do is upset you by telling you that he doesn’t feel the same way, but he also know that this is really just the best way to handle the situation. Most of the time, honesty is the best policy, and that’s a mantra that Scorpio guys live by.
1 Pisces: It Will Take Some Time, But He Will Straight Up Tell You
So, if Scorpio guys are totally open books, and Cancer guys are more likely to lead you on, where on earth does that leave Pisces guys? Well, they will be somewhere in the middle. Pisces guys don’t want to lead you on—they are very easily hurt because they are some of the most romantic guys in the zodiac. Therefore, they already know how awful that feels, so they do not want to do it to you! But at the same time, they sometimes hesitate to speak their minds and admit their true emotions. So, when a Pisces guy needs to admit that he’s not interested in you, he will eventually just be honest and tell you the truth, but it might take him a little time.
If you’re in this situation with a Pisces guy, the best thing to do is just be patient with him. He will come around and open up, but you will just have to wait until he is ready. In the meantime, it doesn’t hurt to put a little distance in between the two of you—not because you need to let go of the friendship, but because it will make things easier for both of you.