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That "Thing" That Makes A Loyal Partner Become A Cheater, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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That "Thing" That Makes A Loyal Partner Become A Cheater, According To Your Zodiac Sign

No one wakes up one day deciding to be a cheater. Everyone wants their relationship to be perfect; no one willingly hopes that the person they’re dating is going to end up cheating on them or breaking their heart.

But unfortunately, perfection isn’t easy to find in a relationship and it doesn't matter how compatible your zodiac signs are, if you're soulmates, or if you've never been a cheater before in the past your entire life. There’s a good chance that you’re going to have to work hard to find that one person that makes you feel happy and loved unconditionally.

Until then, it’s important to both be positive about the future of your relationship with your partner and to know that relationships need constant work for them to last.

Trust me, it’s so much better to be honest and open all the time rather than just sometimes, even if you're the type of horoscope sign who likes to keep thoughts and feelings to yourself. There’s a difference between being pleasantly surprised when you learn something new about your partner and that feeling of shock when you realize you don’t know who they really are after all. When you’re not getting what you need in a relationship  — and when you’re not giving what you need to, too — it can put a serious strain on you and your partner.

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So much so that you might start thinking about what it would be like if you were single again... or dating someone else. People don’t usually actively seek to cheat on their partner, but cheating does happen. We all have that one thing we always look for in a relationship, based on astrology, and when we’re not getting it, we want to find someone who will give us what we want.

Sometimes that can mean cheating when it should mean leaving the relationship to really figure out what else you want and work on yourself. Say you’re in a relationship that has a lot of romance and physical affection, but when you want to talk about your feelings and just vent, your partner doesn’t want to communicate with you.

They might try to shrug off prompts from you to just hang out and talk with each other or he might try to cheer you up with that romance, but that just isn’t what you’re looking for — your zodiac sign thrives on communication and emotional connections.

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This lack of understanding and someone you can count on to listen might make you want to look for someone else outside of your relationship to have an affair with that you can really talk to; someone who will actually listen to you.

Even subconsciously, you could be putting yourself in a position to cheat.

But if you’re not getting everything you need in your current relationship, cheating can feel like giving yourself the chance to have a really good relationship with someone new.

I don’t condone cheating, though (no one should). If you’re really unhappy enough to consider cheating on your partner, don’t you think it’s better to end the relationship and then find someone new?

And yet, each zodiac sign can be put in a position to cheat because they have that one thing they desperately need in a relationship to be happy and satisfied. Keep reading to find out what drives your zodiac sign to cheat, based on astrology, by zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you are always looking for that thrill in life and just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean you haven’t thought about the thrill of cheating. This doesn’t mean you automatically go out and cheat on your partner, but when things start to feel a little eh, you can’t help but wonder if there’s someone else out there who can rev your engine.

The thing most likely to drive you to cheat is if that eh feeling stays for longer than a day. It seems harsh, but you need that constant excitement that you feel should come with a relationship.

Your horoscope might have a fiery passion for the one you’re with, but you also have needs that need to be met. If your partner isn’t meeting those needs, you’re not above finding someone who will. For this reason, you’re one of the zodiac signs most likely to cheat on their partner.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you’re a crazy faithful zodiac sign who only wants true love in your relationship – actually, every relationship. You’re the kind of person who gets so smitten with your partner right away that every new relationship can end up feeling like The One. You definitely put your all into your relationship and you also expect your partner to do the same.

You desperately need a relationship where love and romance run deep. If the love you’re giving to your partner is not being received, or if you feel like you’re being neglected at all, you might be driven to cheat.

You don’t feel like you’re asking for too much, but you also hate being the kind of person who has to talk about the not-so-great things in your relationship. So, for you, it’s sometimes easier to go find that deep love you’re craving instead of bringing up the hard conversations you need to have with your partner.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, for you to even be in a monogamous relationship, to begin with, can be a shock. You’re definitely not the kind of zodiac sign to lock it down quickly without looking over all of your options first, but just because you’re happy now doesn’t mean things still can’t change later on. You tend to have a pretty short attention span when it comes to love, which only spells trouble for you.

If you’re driven to cheat on your partner, it’s because that short attention span has finally caught up with your zodiac sign. You would much rather grab your squad and check out the cuties at your local bar than sit at home with your partner and watch Game of Thrones for the hundredth week in a row.

FOMO is real for you and you don’t want to be known as the one who just disappeared from the squad now that you’re in a relationship. Your needs and wants change constantly and it’s hard for you to control your impulses. Add yourself to the list of zodiac signs most likely to cheat.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you need that deep emotional connection in a relationship. Forget about all the intimacy and romance, conversations and jokes; if you can feel that big swell of emotion whenever you even so much as think about your partner, then you know it’s for real. You’re the kind of person who is looking for their other half in a relationship, and you want to constantly feel loved and wanted.

As a very intuitive zodiac sign, you can tell when things are off and you’re not afraid to listen to your gut if you think it’s trying to tell you something important. Any sense of hesitation in your relationship can drive you to cheat because you know that the right relationship would never make you feel anything less than adored.

You might still feel incredible guilt for cheating on your partner, but you also desperately want someone to make you feel whole. It’s not something you want to resort to, but when love is on the line, you’ll make an exception.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you’re fiercely loyal to your partner, no matter how many highs and lows your relationship goes through. Your horoscope is the one who gladly tells your friends and family that you and your partner have been together for years on end because there’s nothing better than knowing you can conquer anything life throws at you with your partner by your side.

The word “cheating” is a four-letter word to you. Your biggest fear is losing your soulmate and you would never do anything to jeopardize that. That said, the only reason you would be driven to cheat is if you only realize what you’re doing too late to stop it.

You love having a tight squad, but you also love meeting new people. And while you’re working on cultivating these friendships, it can be easy to slip into an easy, flirty “thing” that feels safe but probably isn’t. Cheating on your boo with a friend can happen, whether you want to admit it or not.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, relationships for you are almost methodical. You already know what kind of partner you’re looking for when you start dating and when you find that special person, you expect to be with them for a long time.

That said, your well-thought out for love includes having a partner who puts just as much effort into the relationship as you do. If that’s not happening, then neither are you and your boo. If you feel like you’re being driven to cheat, you’re the kind of person who feels like they can justify it. You want that hard-working partner who sees your relationship as an investment.

If your zodiac sign can feel at any time that it just ain’t happening anymore, you’ve probably already written off your boo, planned how to break up with them, and given some thought to who can make you happy. Whether you want to admit it or not, you have a backup plan in case this relationship goes wrong and cheating is just a way to find what you really want, not necessarily to break hearts.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you look for your best friend in a relationship. Someone who can bring that much-needed balance into your life and never make you second-guess their intentions. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s safe to say you are looking for the fairytale romance to sweep you off your feet. You want to be loved for exactly who you are, warts and all.

Your zodiac sign thinks of cheating like your favorite fairytale — if the glass slipper doesn’t fit, you need to find someone it does. You know cheating sounds bad, but you can justify it as a means to an end. You know that it’s going to take some time to find The One, but you never stop looking.

You also aim to please and if making someone happy means you might just find that special person, you’re willing to keep things casual for the cause. Just remember that cheating is still morally wrong, no matter how well you explain away your actions.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, when you’re in a relationship, you’re in it completely. You want your partner to know that you would do anything for them, no matter what that anything means. You bring passion and loyalty to a relationship like no other zodiac sign can.

As for cheating? You don’t even want to think about that. Cheating is the worst form of betrayal your partner can do to you, so why would you do the same to them? That said, you’re not opposed to bringing some of that roleplaying into the bedroom.

Your zodiac sign can’t help but like a little bit of drama, but without the actual drama that comes with an unsteady relationship. Think Blair and Chuck from Gossip Girl: you like playing pretend while still staying completely loyal to each other.

But be careful: your sordid little games can go awry if you’re not careful. It’s already hard to resist you when you’re single, but now that there’s the element of danger added because you’re taken… just know that cheating IRL can still happen.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you like staying unattached from serious relationships because your zodiac sign feels like you have a lot of growing before you’re really ready to settle down. If any zodiac sign is the most reluctant to lock it down and make it official, it’s you. The world is your playground, after all! Why spend the entire time on the monkey bars, amirite?

For you, cheating is a game  — it doesn’t mean anything and you don’t deliberately do it to hurt your partner. I mean, you’re still hurting your partner, but you’re not cheating specifically for that reason.

You’ve never really been the monogamous type anyway, so keeping it casual and new is just how you roll. If you’re driven to cheat, it’s because things are getting too serious with your current partner or you’re just feeling kind of blah. You need excitement and adventure, so when you feel constricted, you’re going to find a rebound partner to get you back to your old self.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you have been dreaming of the day you would find The One forever. To you, a relationship is an investment that needs constant care and attention. And when you find that special someone you know you want to spend a very long time with, you work your butt off to keep the relationship happy and healthy.

Sure, the dating phase might seem a little business-like with you, but that’s only because your horoscope wants to make sure that you’re not wasting your time on someone who will break your heart. You’re not the kind of person to even think about cheating on your partner because it never crosses your mind to ruin a good relationship that way.

If you really are unhappy, you won’t be driven to cheat. You would much rather break it off and be single than with someone who doesn’t make you fall head over heels every single day.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, when you make a promise, you intend to stick to it. That means always being there for your friends, staying true to yourself, and making the most out of your relationship. Your only request is that you find someone who is as easy-going and open to love as your zodiac sign is. You know that finding a best friend and a partner all in one isn’t going to be easy, but you’re willing to try.

You not an advocate of cheating, but you also can’t deny that the thought has probably crossed your mind before. The only time those thoughts happen, and you start to feel like cheating might not be all that bad, is if you’re starting to feel trapped.

For you, a relationship should be about being able to retain your freedom and individuality while still being with someone you love. The minute things start getting too serious, too fast for you, you feel the need to take a step back. You have been known to cheat, but as weird as it sounds, you still try to do it with love in mind.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, it’s not hard for your zodiac sign to get tunnel vision when you look for love. You’re so hell-bent on finding your one true love like you always see in the movies that you turn down anyone who doesn’t immediately fit your complicated mold. Instead of dating for the experience and the fun of it, your date with one goal in mind… or you don’t date at all (if you think you won’t find what you’re looking for right away).

You put way too much pressure on other horoscopes to meet your sky-high standards, but you turn around and blame yourself instead. When you’re driven to cheat, you convince yourself that you have to because no one is able to be the person you want them to be.

In reality, you’re just playing your role as the victim so well that people often forget that you just don’t want to try. Cheating is your way to justify that your heart needs a quick fix when you’re feeling unloved when you really just need to remember that great love takes time and patience. 

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.