Someone’s zodiac sign can tell you a lot about them. It not only explains why they’re so freaking obsessed with The Container Store (hi, Virgos!) or why their hair is always perfect (Leo, I’m jealous), but it can also reveal how good they are in bed, what their wedding should look like, what turns them on and off, and, oh yeah, how likely they are to cheat.
According to a new survey conducted by EduBirdie, a custom essay-writing service, each zodiac sign has its own signature relationship tendencies. BTW, does this survey reflect actual, y’know, astrology? While the stars don’t tell us who will cheat, exactly, they do tell us which signs have a tendency to be flaky, noncommittal, or total romantics…so romantic that they might decide the stranger who smiled at them across the crowded bar is their One True Love, even if they’re already in a relationship.
Check out the survey results for your and your partner’s signs below (*crosses fingers*) and a totally astro-logical explanation for why this sign cheats. BTW, remember that even if certain signs are predisposed to traits like indecisiveness, these astro stereotypes are just that—stereotypes. No one is fated to cheat, and we all have free will. That said, here’s what the survey says.
Is Aries a cheater?
As a competitive and dynamic fire sign, “Aries babies act on instinct and are most likely to stray from a relationship for a fling.” According to EduBirdie’s survey, 34 percent of Aries have cheated or have come close to cheating on a significant other. Yikes!
Why Aries cheats
As a fire sign—not to mention the first sign of the zodiac—Aries is extremely impulsive. While they can def overcome this, they do have a tendency to think without acting.
Is Taurus a cheater?
Ooh, the oh-so-sensual and practical earth sign. Taurus peeps are often grounded and dependable, so only 17 percent of them have cheated or have come close to cheating—whereas the strong majority believe in monogamy.
Why Taurus cheats
As an earth sign, Taurus is all about pleasure—good food, good wine, expensive-ass bedsheets, and…yes…sex. Sometimes their hedonistic tendencies just get the better of them, okay?
Is Gemini a cheater?
“People born under Gemini typically prefer casual relationships, which isn’t surprising—given nearly 31 percent of them have cheated or have come close to cheating on a significant other.” Go @ these people in your life.
Why Gemini cheats
As a super-social air sign, Gemini gets bored easily. Represented by the twins, they have enough interests and hobbies for two people…and even if one of their personalities is supes into monogamy, the other might not be.
Is Cancer a cheater?
“Sentimental and compassionate, this water sign is guided by how they nurture the people around them. In touch with their feelings and true to commitment, only 13 percent have cheated or have come close to cheating, with most remaining faithful.”
Why Cancer cheats
Cancers aren’t great at dealing with conflict—when they’re hurt, they tend to lash out with their crab claws. And while that might mean insulting you with some snappy zingers, it might also mean they go nuclear to get back at you.
Is Leo a cheater?
“Leos love the drama—with fiery personalities and actions to show for it.” Nearly 36 percent of them have either cheated or come close to it (the highest percentage on the list!).
Why Leo cheats
Leos are all about the spotlight, and if you’re not giving your lion enough applause, they might head to their fan base to select someone who does.
Is Virgo a cheater?
Known for being loyal and practical AF, only 6 percent of this type A personality have considered straying from a relationship. BRB, finding a Virgo now.
Why Virgo cheats
These type A types expect perfection, and if you don’t meet Virgo’s standards, they’ll find someone who does. Usually, they’ll dump you first though.
Is Libra a cheater?
The seventh astrological sign not only identifies as “diplomatic and gracious” but also craves that butterfly romance. EduBirdie’s survey showed that only 7 percent have considered engaging with someone other than their partner.
Why Libra cheats
Libras looove being in relationships—so much so that they often have a boo-in-waiting lined up to take over if their current relationship goes sour. What you see as a fight, Libra might see as a breakup—and before you know it, they’re on to their next bae.
Is Scorpio a cheater?
“Scorpios are reluctant to let anyone in and so, for obvious reasons, are less likely to engage in a casual relationship.” Only 9 percent have cheated or have come close to cheating—but you may want to check for micro-cheating, just sayin’.
Why Scorpio cheats
These scorpions famously hold grudges and love to get revenge. If you cheated first, don’t be surprised if they take the low road too.
Is Sagittarius a cheater?
“Extroverted by nature, Sagittarius babies are more likely to leave a relationship if they be thinkin’ the grass is greener on the other side.” Ugh. Of those surveyed, EduBirdie found 23 percent of them have cheated or have come close to cheating on their partner.
Why Sagittarius cheats
These fire signs are impulsive, adventurous, and reluctant to commit. That doesn’t mean Sagittarius is destined to cheat—but if they commit to someone, it’s gotta be worth it, and sometimes their flighty nature takes over.
Is Capricorn a cheater?
These sea-goats are serious and independent, which makes them less likely to settle down as easily as the other signs. “But once settled, Caps typically won’t stray—just 11 percent have considered cheating or have gone through with it.”
Why Capricorn cheats
These practical sea-goats are all about success—at work and in their relationships. If they decide the relationship’s not in line with their goals, they might dip for someone who seems more promising.
Is Aquarius a cheater?
“Being as deep as they are uncompromising, those born Aquarius connect with others on a deeper level,” so one-night stands are off the table. Ten percent consider or engage in cheating behavior.
Why Aquarius cheats
The zodiac’s weirdos (we mean that as a compliment) sometimes feel like no one understands them. If Aquarius suddenly clicks with someone who just gets them, it might not matter that they already have a boo at home.
Is Pisces a cheater?
This water sign is “compassionate and empathetic,” so it looks like their loyalty remains with you and saltwater beaches or lakes. Only 12 percent have considered or engaged in cheating.
Why Pisces cheats
Pisces might be the most romantic sign of the zodiac…which means that someone else might woo them away with roses, poetry, or endless compliments. If they decide they’ve met The One, it might not matter that they already have someone.