SZA once said “it’s cuffing season” and truth be to that. Love is always in the air, whether you like it not and we’ve all had (or have) crushes on someone. But have you ever had that little inkling that your crush just might like you back? Well, there are hints – in the stars!
Whether you’re trying to find out for yourself, or “asking for a friend” (sure you are), here’s how all 12 zodiac signs behave when they have a crush!
1. Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
They think they’re slick with it when in reality, it’s just TOO obvious to everyone how smitten they are. They’re just not as great as they think they are when it comes to hiding their feelings. It’s clear as day whenever they’re into someone – they will make any and every excuse they can to spend time with the person they’re into. Whether it’s by blatant flirtation or being exceedingly persistent, there’s usually no mistaking an Aries’ intentions.
That being said, they’re totally unafraid to make the first move. However, they also love the chase, so don’t mistake their teasing or ‘bullying’ for disinterest – it’s all part of their game.
2. Taurus (April 20th – May 21st)
“Slow and steady wins the race” is what a Taurus having a crush would say. Although they are known to be stubborn, they feel so deeply, despite their hard exterior. They’re always looking to go the distance when it comes to romance, very rarely rushing into things. In fact, they’ll dig in their heels and put a halt to whatever was happening if their person of interest tries to move too quickly.
When they pursue a crush, they are in search of a meaningful connection. You’ll catch them asking their crush deep questions in an attempt at bonding on a more intense level. And as a Venus-ruled sign, they usually approach their crush’s interests with deliberate intention.
3. Gemini (May 22nd – June 21st)
Gemini’s are naturally curious, intelligent individuals with a love for adventure. This often leads them to behave impulsively around their crush, even if it’s something as simple as asking questions or starting a conversation. And as an air sign, they love talking to their crush and will be expressive and engaged. They’ll be super excited and extra bubbly.
They’ll definitely be the golden retriever to your black cat dynamic – they’re playful and will want to constantly engage in sarcastic banter. They may be unpredictable and you may not always be able to tell their intentions, but that’s what keeps things interesting!
4. Cancer (June 22nd – July 22nd)
Ah, the most sentimental and emotionally available sign. They’re the most emotional sign out there, so of course they tend to get a little overwhelmed around their crush. They’re the type to cater to their crush’s needs and check in on them frequently – basically, nurturing them. They might act a little withdrawn at times, but they’re actually just paying close attention to the things their crush likes so they can buy them an incredibly thoughtful gift.
Even though they might move cautiously in new relationships, once they feel comfortable, they won’t hesitate to show all their cards. They have clear aims, and most people would consider them to be a reassuring presence.
5. Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
The charm is DEFINITELY real when it comes to these fire signs and they do not care about subtlety. They tend to act overly enthusiastic or over-reactive when it’s something their crush says or does. They want to make sure that the person knows they’re interested in them and do that with humble-bragging.
Leos love to put the best version of themselves forward, ESPECIALLY if it’s their crush. They’re direct and this prideful sign is as confident in themselves as they will be in their feelings towards you. So, they will be very affectionate and try to establish a physical connection as well.
6. Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
They don’t get crushes very often, but when they do, they want to help that person in any way they can. If you so much as say you have a small headache, they will already be on their way to grab you 2 Panadols and your favourite food.
They’ll note your little patterns and do small favours for you to make your life easier, without you even having to ask. However, do not expect them to make the first move and ask you out. They’re way more likely to ask you to hang out in casual group settings in hopes to know you better.
7. Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Now, these signs are flirtatious by nature – so don’t be surprised if you see them chatting up people they’re not even interested in. It’s difficult with them in that sense, because they’re not going to act differently around their crush, they’re just charming in general. They may be a little more attentive, but for the most part, they will just go about their normal routine.
But if they REALLY like you, they’ll start to want to be around you more and might even become slightly more flirtatious than usual (if that’s even possible). They’ll mimic their crush’s behaviour and maintain prolonged eye contact – maybe a discreet touch here and there.
8. Scorpio (October 23rd – November 22nd)
Like the detectives they are, when they’re into someone, they do all the research they can before making a move. That being said, they may come across as stand-offish at times, but they are really just taking their time to read you. Look out for lots of eye contact – that shows they’re intrigued!
Although they are one of the most loyal, intense and passionate lovers in a relationship, they tend to keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to their crushes. They’re not very open about how they’re feeling and may even try to act like they don’t care at all.
9. Sagittarius (November 23rd – December 21st)
These signs love the chase and thrive on independence like no other, so an initial connection will not come easy. However, when they start acting extra playful and start entertaining like they’re putting on a one-person show for a specific someone, then they’re most definitely having a crush.
They want their crush to have as much fun as possible, and value their crush’s happiness, as much as their own. They will make their feelings known over time and are not into playing games, once they’ve decided that they want to commit.
10. Capricorn (December 22nd – January 20th)
Ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, they will advance EXTREMELY SLOWLY and subtly, only pursuing relationships or a crush until they’re satisfied with their career or whatever situation they’re in right now. Before making any sort of move, they’ll take their time getting to know the other person and building a strong friendship, and even then, they’ll be quite reserved with their feelings.
Capricorns will be a little shy around the person they like and psych themselves out because they’re just so freaked out about their own feelings and constantly second guess themselves. However, they will show their affection through acts of service and be extremely nurturing towards you.
11. Aquarius (January 21st – February 18th)
Despite their reserved and introverted nature, they often act in strange and puzzling ways around the person they’re crushing on, which will make it difficult to know what they’re thinking or feeling. When they like someone, they will likely act coy and aloof, pretending not to care too much about the person. They tend to act so casual, it makes it difficult for their love interests to pick up on any vibes!
But it’s safe to assume they’re feeling anything if you see them going out of their way to spend time with someone, sharing their unconventional thoughts with them, or sending them a song recommendation.
12. Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
As a mutable water sign of the zodiac, they tend to go with the flow and do what they do best – withdraw into their own dream world and fantasize. Pisces often take a very subtle and passive approach when it comes to their crush. They might not talk to them as much they would like, or even act like they’re not interested at all.
They struggle to conceal their feelings, though, so you’ll notice them becoming more giddy and generous with their time, effort, and energy when they’re around their crush. Often, they will want to spend a lot of time with their crush and this is a pretty big deal because they really value their alone time.