Modern love is tricky, we insulate ourselves against rejection by adopting a culture of constantly hard to get. We never want to show all our cards just in case we don’t have a winning hand. But for every personality type there’s a crack in the facade, a tell that lets you know they must really be feeling something. Here’s what it might be for each sign of the zodiac:
(March 21st to April 19th)
You slow down to make sure someone else is comfortable and happy.
Aries are adventurous and independent, they’re used to doing their own thing and are generally unafraid of what might go wrong. They’re not used to people tagging along (because they might slow the adventure down) and even less used to actually caring that the person is there. When an Aries really likes you, they’re willing to go at a slower pace because they want you to feel as safe as they do and share the experience with them.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You’ll let them in.
Taurus people can live in gated communities of their own design — they will only let you enter when you’ve proven yourself completely. Once they know you aren’t there to steal their independence or wrong them, that your intentions are good, they will be able to let their stubborn selves be vulnerable and share pieces of their inner self with you.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
You’ll stick with them when they go through a hard time.
Geminis are passionate and fun-loving, they want love to be an exciting adventure. The way you can tell they really care about you is that they don’t leave when the party’s over. You’ve earned a special place in their heart when they nurture you when you’re sick and want to hear about your bad day.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You let them do something nice for *you*.
Cancers are obsessed with nurturing others. They are always concerned about making people feel good, to the extent where someone might even have a difficult time finding an opening to return the favor. Only when a Cancer is really into someone will they feel comfortable enough to stop filling every interaction with charitable acts and allow themselves to feel nurtured as well.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You give them all the attention.
Often in love we do something called mirroring, we give people affection the way we wish we received it. For Leos, there is one currency to rule them all: attention. When they love someone they heap attention on them. They laugh at their jokes, compliment them, make them the star of the show — if only because this is a Leo’s preferred method of being courted.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You suddenly become okay with a little messy spontaneity.
It goes against all Virgo urges to leave things unplanned, undone or unknown — but they will do it for people they *really* like. A Virgo with a serious crush becomes a Virgo with the superhuman power of knowing things should be planned better, but suddenly not caring. This isn’t because they are trying to appear chill to win someone over, it’s because they genuinely care more about someone else’s happiness than about their own overachiever tendencies.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You fight with them.
Libras love harmony in all their relationships. While they are super fair, they still have trouble with conflict because they don’t like upsetting people. You know a Libra really wants you around when they go through the trouble of fighting with you. It means they want things to get better between the two of you, and it’s worth the drama of conflict to have you around.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Traditionally associated with selfishness, Scorpios prefer to think of their ruthlessness as a practical attribute: they get shit done. Only for someone they are truly interested in will they cast this practicality and wade into the messiness that is
(November 23rd to December 21st)
You try to make them laugh.
For Sagittarius, there is no better way to show someone you love them than by showing off one of their best assets: you’re funny as fuck. They’ll stop at nothing to make the object of their affection belly laugh.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
You have more fun than you can remember having.
Capricorns take so much pride in becoming successful and having a put-together life and home that they can forget to take advantage of the moment and YOLO once in awhile. Having a crush brings out their fun-loving side and they become someone who is suddenly always smiling.
(January 21st to February 18th)
You try to get them involved in a cause you care about.
Aquarians have the biggest heart in the zodiac and are always volunteering or learning about politics or doing something that benefits other people. They express love through their deep understanding and care for the world as a whole. When they really like someone, they want them to be a part of their mission in life: they want a partner in making the world better.
(February 19th to March 20th)
You create art for them.
Pisces are deeply creative people, no matter what form their art takes: music, writing, cooking, crafting. When they like someone they will do something Pisces only do rarely and attempt to share their sacred inner world with this new person through sharing their art. Maybe they will make them a playlist on Spotify they slaved over for hours, share a poem they’ve written, or learn one of their favorite songs on guitar. Whatever it is, the recipient should be aware this isn’t something the attention-shy Pisces is eager to do, it’s a moment to be respected and treasured.