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The Mixed Signal He Sends When He Friendzones You, By His Zodiac Sign

The Mixed Signal He Sends When He Friendzones You, By His Zodiac Sign

Men love to complain that women are complicated – and OK, that might be true – but guys can send more signals than an airport employee waving in a 747. At least with the airplane situation though, you know what those signals mean. Guys, on the other hand, have the ability make everything confusing, like when he friend zones you.

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That whole concept of “He likes me, he likes me not” is completely relatable, because the reality is that sometimes we just don’t know. It’s wonderful when a guy is an upfront, and although most of them claim to be, that’s not exactly the case.

Just like women, men are all about sending signals in order to express themselves instead of just flat out stating what they are thinking. Because of this, women have to become relationship super-sleuths in order to decipher how a man feels about them. 
Perhaps the worse of these is when you can pretty much assume that a man likes you, and then all of a sudden, he completely changes gears and leaves us stranded in what is commonly referred to as the friend-zone.

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Yes, the dreaded friend-zone. He was unabashedly flirting with you one week and then shows up to your mutual friend’s party with another girl the next week. Unfortunately, a man can suddenly take a 180-degree turn when it is least expected.

Perhaps the two of had slept together, and then the next time you see him he pulls a friend-zone move on you. You may have even been sleeping together for a while, and then he tells you all about these three dates he had with this other girl and asks for your advice on the situation. 

These friend-zone signals from men can sometimes be really hard to understand, especially if we are trying to convince ourselves that it can’t be true and maybe we are just reading him wrong. If you wind up in this situation, check out the guy’s zodiac sign in order to figure out if the mixed signals he’s sending are indeed him putting you in the friend-zone, according to astrology.

1. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

The Aries man loves competition and especially showing off for the person he is interested in. If you notice that he stops trying to impress you, then that's his way of signaling that he wants to put you in the friend-zone.

Maybe he used to brag about his success at work, would show off a special skill, or loved to share exciting information like the fact that he did all these amazing marathons overseas. When he stops doing things like that, it means he doesn't want to impress you anymore, because he wants to be just friends.

2. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

A Taurus man loves touch and physical connection. This is especially true for anyone he likes. When he's into you, he'll let you know by doing things like touching your hand, holding you, initiating holding hands with you, or taking longer hugs when you greet each other.

It's when he stops initiating these moments of genuine physical connection and contact that he is friend-zoning you. Another signal to look out for is when he is way more calm when other guys approach you, since a Taurus tends to be possessive. If you don't notice him minding much, then that's another way he's showing that he wants to just be friends. 

3. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

A Gemini guy loves conversation. He is sociable, expressive but also very thoughtful and affectionate. This means he loves to have engaging, deep conversations with someone he likes. The best way to know if he sending you a friend-zone signal is to look at whether or not your conversations together change. If he suddenly seems uninterested or likes to keep them brief, then he is definitely letting you know that he prefers to be friends. 

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4. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

One of the traits of a Cancer is that they are attached to the people around them, which is related to the fact that this type of guy is more sentimental and emotional. He always hates opening up about his personal life. When he really likes a girl, he will want to open up to her about his life and keep her close. If he decides to start putting you in the friend-zone though, he's going to become much more detached from you. If you try to ask him about his family or anything important in his personal life, he'll remain closed off and not want to talk about it.

5. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos are major flirts and love being the center of attention. They have a lot of passion but are also generous, funny, and warm-hearted. If a Leo man is friend-zoning someone, he's going to start being more rude when it comes to his manners. He won't be as generous, whether it's buying you a drink or offering his coat to wear. He's also going to be much more cold when you try to talk to him. That one guy you remember who was so fun and kind will suddenly pull a Mr. Hyde on you. 

6. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos pay attention to the small details. They are the best at remembering things like birthdays, holidays, and especially the interests of people they really like. When a Virgo man wants to signal that he's moving you into the friend-zone, he'll stop wishing you a happy birthday or suddenly not remember your favorite film (even if he actually does). It's his way of at least showing you that these things aren't as important to him in hopes that you'll get the hint. 

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7. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are very social and they enjoy being around others. There was probably a good chance that this guy was the one initiating time to hang out together. His way of showing you to the friend-zone is that he will stop reaching out to get together. Additionally, when you do notice this and take the initiative to ask him to hang out, he will say that he has other plans more often than not. He might invite you to a party every now and then but will put the brakes on spending time alone together. 

8. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

A Scorpio man is very passionate and assertive, which translates into his desire to express his emotions and experience them. When this guy is friend-zoning you, he is going to be way more apathetic, whether it's in his conversations with you or when making plans together. By not expressing much of an interest in the situation, it will be his way of letting you know that he prefers to be friends instead. 

9. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

When a Sagittarius guy likes you, he's going to love learning more about you. He has an intense curiosity, especially in someone he is interested in. One way to notice if he is friend-zoning you is if he stops asking you about what is going on in your life. A Sagittarius also tends to say whatever is on his mind, no matter how inappropriate it may be. This is definitely a weakness that he actively tries to control when he likes someone. If he's in friend-zone mode, however, he's not going to care if what he says is perfect, because he's not trying to impress someone he just wants to be friends with.

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10. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are all about family and tradition. He is actively looking for someone that he can settle down with and build a life together. When he's interested in you, he'll want to take you on proper dates. He'll also want to have deep conversations with you about family, values, and your hopes for the future. If you notice that the two of you go from an evening dinner and a movie to an afternoon coffee meet-up, it's a friend-zone signal. He'll also not feel the need to ask you about your thoughts on topics like marriage and kids because he's seeing you as just a friend now. 

11. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

In general, an Aquarius guy is pretty aloof. Although they have good social skills, they also enjoy being alone. When they really like you though, they will make the effort to spend time together and open up to you. The best way to know if you are getting friend-zoned is if you notice a shift and he becomes much more distant, both literally and figuratively. If the best adjective to describe him becomes standoffish, then you're absolutely getting a friend-zone signal from this guy. 

12. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces man is very friendly and selfless. When he's into you, he's more than happy to help you with anything. Do you a need a new mirror hung up? This guy will gladly come over either today or the next day to hang it for you. A Pisces loves to help people, but when he is trying to signal that he wants to be friends, he will say yes to helping out less often. You will find that the man who was once willing to assist you with something suddenly doesn't have the time. While the truth is that he may actually have the time, he is also trying to establish friend-zone boundaries with you now. 

Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.