There are so many things people can do to show their partners how much they love them. Maybe they buy them flowers, take them out to a fancy dinner or a Broadway show, or leave them sweet post-it notes around their home.
There are many ways that men with particular zodiac signs show their love. When a Taurus man hugs you, you definitely know he loves you.
If he’s not showing you his affection, perhaps he’s reminding you daily with a simple “I love you,” and sealing it with a kiss. Or maybe she tells you how much you mean to her.
No matter what your partner does to show you he or she loves you, nothing compares to the physical ways someone expresses their love and gratitude. That might come in the form of a foot rub, massage, or a long hug and kiss.
Though words are nice, it’s often the physical aspect of expressing the love that people appreciate most. Wouldn’t you rather have a sweet massage from your love than a trip to the spa? Doesn’t it feel good to have him touching your waist when you’re doing something monotonous, like standing in line at the grocery store?
When a Virgo man hugs you, and other physical signs of love
Maybe you’re not used to this kind of physical closeness; your past partners never showed you intimate touch in this way. When you don’t expect certain things in your relationships, it’s easy to push them out of your mind and not think you deserve them.
The point is, maintaining that physical contact and connection in a relationship is important. And that’s where astrology comes in. Astrology helps us to learn about ourselves, as well as the ones we love.
He can say “I love you” as much as he wants, but at the end of the day, it’s the way he shows you he’s falling in love with you is that matters most. As the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words when finding out if a man is in love.
Here’s how he physically says “I love you,” according to his zodiac sign.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
If an Aries man loves you, you already know because they’re so direct and bold. If you want some additional evidence of his love, he probably spends a lot of time touching you like when you’re standing in line at the grocery store, he may grab your hand, or he’ll be sure to have his arm around your waist. He’ll also do some showing off of how athletic he is, and if he thinks he has any competition, he’ll physically prove that he’s a better catch.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20
Since Taurus men are the kings of foreplay, he probably shows you he loves you by paying attention to every part of your body with touch. When you’re tired, he’ll give you back rubs and massages. Luckily, he definitely is gifted with magic fingers.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are very social and love to talk, so when he actually leans in to listen to what you have to say and doesn’t interrupt you, that’s very clear that this star sign loves you. Also, look for a big smile after he kisses you; he simply can’t contain his happiness.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your Cancer man is there for you 100 percent emotionally, so when you’re telling him something painful, he will hold you close to him and touch your hair. It’s almost parental the amount of care he gives you.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A Leo man in love will shower you with affection, but the most telling thing is when he’s there for the non-spectacular, day-to-day stuff — going with you to walk the dog, or taking you to the dentist. If he can, he’ll want to show you how brave he is he doesn’t waste time doing so. If something seems odd, let him go into that old, dark basement first.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
As an earth sign, Virgo men aren’t about big, showy gestures, but he’ll physically show you he loves you through consideration and good manners. Another clue is how he mirrors your behavior. Does he chew his food at the same speed that you do, or roll his eyes the same way you do? It’s love.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Almost everyone loves Libra, but even with all that choice of people to spend time with, your guy chooses you. He’s also showing he loves you by keeping a close personal distance. If he has a choice to sit on the couch next to you or in another chair, he chooses to sit next to you. He always wants to be in close touching distance.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
A Scorpio man shows his love with long, passionate kisses that are so intense you could get lost in them. He also has his eyes on you no matter where you are. You could be at a party or at home, but you’ll no doubt catch him staring at you.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21
If a Sagittarius man loves you, the first sign is that he’ll stick around and be physically present for you; Sagittarius constantly like to be moving and traveling. When you’re watching a romantic comedy together does he look over at you to see if you’re laughing too, or does he grab your hand and kiss it for no reason? These are the ways he physically tells you he loves you.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19
How do you know if a Capricorn man cares about you? The way you can tell if a Capricorn male cares about you and loves you is if you look at his face because his love for you is probably written all over it. What does it mean when a Capricorn man compliments you? He can try to be all formal and stoic, but when a Capricorn man likes you, he turns to mush where you’re concerned. When Capricorn guys compliment you, it means they fancy you. What is a Capricorn man love language? Capricorn men have a distinct love language. Does he have a sense of humor, laugh at your jokes, and allow himself to actually giggle at the silly stuff of life? Yeah, this is all a sign that a Capricorn man has an adoration for you.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
An Aquarius man is like the most popular guy of the crunchy granola set, so when he introduces you to his many friends, you know he loves you — especially since he makes sure to be touching you on your arm or your back while he’s doing the intros.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces people love to hug, so it may not be clear from all the hugging that he does that your Pisces man loves you. But notice if his hugs last a bit longer and seem extra sweet. He also shows his love by paying attention to your feet with foot rubs and massages.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer and performer. She’s had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Bustle, Medium, and Woman’s Day. Visit her website or her Instagram.