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What Zodiac Signs Can't Live Without Affection & Who Is Less Touchy Feely, According To Astrology

 What Zodiac Signs Can't Live Without Affection & Who Is Less Touchy Feely, According To Astrology

Do you need to be touched? Some people are super affectionate and can't live without being touched. Then, there are some zodiac signs who cringe at the idea of a touchy feely relationship.

I would fall into the latter category. I am by no means affectionate. Maybe this has something to do with the horoscope I was born with, or that there's some explanation found in astrology.

Regardless of the reason, one thing is certain — if you looked up the word “affectionate” in the thesaurus, my name might be under the section labeled “antonyms for affectionate” but it is definitely not with the definition for affectionate or any other synonym of that word.

And it’s not even that I find PDA gross or over-the-top.

Hey, if you can barely keep your hands off bae because you’re so into each other, I’m all for it.

I’m a huge fan of people doing whatever they want and if whatever they want means grabbing their boo’s tush in public or holding hands while watching Netflix, then by all means, go for it.

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For me, there’s a different aversion to affection.

I’ve never been much for affection anyway, let alone in romantic relationships, so the thought of physically showing someone that I care about them is an awkward thing for me.

And I am prepared to sound like a total nerd, but I find it much easier to be affectionate with my dog — kisses, belly rubs, and way too many treats — than I do with people.

Of course, being born with an Aquarius horoscope probably doesn’t help that much.

And it certainly explains part of the reason why I’m so emotionally unavailable at times, too.

But being affectionate isn’t only about showing your love for someone physically — and it isn’t just reserved for romantic relationships, either.

Affection can present itself in a range of ways, like treating your sibling to a big breakfast on Saturday morning or texting your BFF after a night out to make sure they got home safe.

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Affection is really defined as having a fondness or liking for someone; it’s about showing someone you care about kindness and warmth.

But even still, some zodiac signs seem to have this affection for their romantic relationships, friendships, and even acquaintances down to a science (and they seemingly always have enough love for everyone), while others can barely give more than one person their full attention at a time (and barely give them more than a smile when they do).

But that doesn’t make you a bad person; it just means you prefer to keep to yourself and keep things casual, rather than out your affection on display for everyone to see.

And even if you’re not someone who just prefers affection in private — and doesn’t prefer it at all — doesn’t mean you don’t still care about people; you just care about them in different ways.

So, if you’re curious about which side of the scale you’re on, keep reading for the zodiac signs most affectionate to least likely to want to be touched, according to astrology.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer is super affectionate. She's very in tune with the people she loves and makes it her business to know when she can show them some love when they need it most. Being such an intuitive sign helps her know exactly when her partners need emotional care or physical care. To her, being affectionate is a better way to prove that she has feelings for you than just using her words.

Cancer is one of the most romantic signs of astrology. Not only that, but she’s also very creative. She doesn’t like using the same technique twice when being romantic, so you’re always in for a surprise with her.

On top of that, she’s a huge fan of showing affection — whether that means holding hands, kissing in public, or just snuggling up to you on the couch — and you can almost guarantee that she’ll always show you love whenever you’re together.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is crazy affectionate — and you don’t have to be dating each other to see this side of her. She loves spending time with her favorite people and even if you’ve seen each other only a few days ago, she’s the type of person to throw a little affection your way just to show you how much she missed you.

That might mean holding hands with her BFF or starting a tickle fight with her bae, but either way, Pisces is a total love bug. Pisces is a true believer in romance; she might not always be able to articulate her feelings, but she can definitely show you just how much she loves you with a little affection.

Her dream in life is to find unconditional love and to do that, she knows that she has to be the one to show others just how important sharing warmth and kindness is to her.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Ever the hopeless romantic, Libra absolutely swoons whenever she sees other couples engaging in affectionate behavior. She never wants her life to go without hand-holding, romantic kisses, or flirting, so whether you’ve been with her for three months or three years, you can always predict that she’s going to want to keep the romance alive by being uber-affectionate.

To Libra, a day is not complete without a little affection. Even if you can’t spend time together physically, she’s the kind of sign who video chats with you on her lunch break to tell you how much she misses you or sends you kissing emojis when she’s bored. She’s easy to love and finds it easy to love others, no matter how close you are to her; she just really enjoys being lovey-dovey.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is very supportive and honestly just wants what is best for the people she cares about most. She knows that she can’t control everything in life — no matter how hard she tries — but she does know that a little support can go a long way. Her affection might not always be physical, but she is always showing you warmth and kindness by helping you whenever she can.

To Virgo, affection can come in all shapes and sizes, which is why she’s always doing things like helping you organize your life or even just sending you encouraging texts when she knows you’re feeling down.

For her, it’s the thought that counts and Virgo is always thinking about you, trust me. She likes being affectionate (in her own way) because she wants to remind you that she’s always there for you, even when she’s not there for you.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus might not always be a “grand gesture” kind of zodiac sign, but you can’t deny that she loves to show her affection for you. She’s the kind of person to give you little gifts just because she was thinking about you and going out of her way to do things for you, which she finds to be more effective than just going over the top with her affection for you.

All Taurus cares about is making you happy, which is apparent in how far she’s willing to go for your love. She’s also a very romantically-inclined sign and will pull out all the stops for you when she does feel like a grand gesture is worth the work. When you’re with a Taurus, you can expect affection in public, in private, in big ways, small ways, and almost every single day you’re together.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio has a very magnetic personality, which means it’s almost impossible to ignore her. She loves to show affection with her words, rather than with touch, because she knows exactly what to say to stay on your mind all day. She’s incredibly good at flirting and, when you’re not blushing furiously, you’re probably wondering just how to make this interaction last.

Scorpio can be a tease sometimes, making you wait for the physical affection, but when she does take it to the next level, she’s someone you won’t be able to forget. Scorpio believes that life should be full of passion and affection.

She does have to have a real connection with you before she can open up to you completely, but when she does, her affection can range from harmless flirting to serious PDA — so get ready.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries can sometimes be a little more aggressive than affectionate, but when she is affectionate, you gotta keep up or lose her. Because she’s an Aries, she’s always looking for excitement and thrill in life. And to her, showing affection means finding a dynamic partner to share witty banter and serious eye contact with.

Aries is, by definition, intense, and she wants someone to appreciate that intensity in her. She isn’t one to flirt with anyone and everyone, but if she feels like she has a real connection with someone, she’ll show them her true personality and hope they can keep up.

Affection to her doesn’t usually mean physical affection, so if you want to know how she really feels about you, you have to listen to what she says and how she says it.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini can be very affectionate (if she's having fun with you), but if there's no "click" chances are pretty good she's looking for someone else to get close to. In reality, Gemini just wants to have a good time and she doesn't really care who it's with. She's always looking for the next best thing, so unless you're keeping her interested, she'll take her affection elsewhere.

For Gemini, being affectionate means letting your guard down, which Gemini isn't always great at. She likes the chase, not the catch, and she likes being flirty, but when the other person starts to return that affection, she gets scared off. It might be too close for comfort to let herself be vulnerable, so she opts for more casual encounters rather than serious romance.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius isn't afraid to be affectionate at times, but only if the parties involved know that she's just being flirty and not actually serious. Sagittarius sometimes feels like she has a reputation to uphold, which usually includes making sure everyone knows that she's happy being untethered and single.

Sagittarius will keep flirting and being playful with you up until the point she decides that you're getting too attached. She is very anti-commitment, which means if you show even the slightest interest in something more, the game is over and she's gone. She doesn't care about looking flaky as long as it means she gets to keep being known as the one no one can lock down.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo can be very warm-hearted and open to the affection of others, but when it comes to being affectionate herself, it doesn't really ever happen the way she wants. She might have an idea of the kind of love and affection she wants to show her partners, but actually putting it into practice isn't always easy for her.

Leo tends to be pretty cold and arrogant when things don't go her way. She doesn't like hearing the word "no" and when she puts herself out there and gets rejected, it's hard for her to find the courage to try again. Being affectionate means being vulnerable, which is something Leo seriously needs to work on if she wants to find love.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn might be one of the zodiac signs most likely to be in a long-term relationship, but affection is not something she's naturally drawn to. She tends to have a lot of self-control, which means that just because she has feelings for you doesn't mean she's going to show them all the time. She tries to take a more practical approach to her emotions, which only makes her seem cold, not smart.

To Capricorn, showing affection is better done in private and even then, done very carefully. She protects her heart and she really only wants people she can trust completely to see how loving she can be. But whether you've been dating her for a few months or a lot of years, she still isn't one to be overly affectionate; it's just not her.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius tends to run from emotional expression, which means that anything that even remotely feels like letting her guard down and talking about her feelings is an absolute no-go. She tends to focus more on herself and her own goals in life, rather than trying to make room for someone else in her life.

Aquarius is one of the most detached, guarded signs. She tends to keep her true feelings under lock and key unless she knows for a fact that you won't mock her or make her feel weird for the kind of person she is. She would much rather keep people at arm's length until she can trust you completely, rather than run the risk of looking desperate because she wants to show affection.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.

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