Anyone who has ever been in a relationship can admit how hard it is to tell whether the other person is really willing to commit or if they're just pretending until someone better comes along—or worse, they're just playing their partner until they get what they want.
What they want could be a certain level of closeness, the prestige of dating someone way out of their league, or even just to take advantage of someone's kind or giving nature.
In a world full of players, it can seem impossible to tell whether he's really in love and is willing to fight for the relationship, or if he's just trying to take advantage. Knowing about his star sign can absolutely help determine where his true feelings lie. His sign can give his partner insights into the sort of person he is and what his real interests are. Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule, but for the most part, his element and sign reveal all.
Before a relationship starts to get all bumpy, consider the following to determine whether he's going to actually fight for the relationship or if he's just going to tuck his tail and run at the first sign of trouble:
20 Air Signs Can Be A Little Superficial Sometimes
Air signs are known to be more on the rational side and are good at being social and maintaining relationships with others. Though they are friendly intellectuals, they're far from perfect.
The biggest issue people tend to notice about Air signs are their superficial ways.
While most Air signs are pretty good at hiding their main flaw, others flaunt it and don't care who knows it. Unfortunately, that superficial nature plays a part in whether an Air sign guy is willing to fight for his relationship or not. One might assume he would fight for his love 100 percent of the time, but the reality is he's only going to put in the effort if his partner is worth it on the surface.
19 Libra Men Will Fight - If His Partner Is Attractive Enough
Libra guys tend to be pretty diplomatic and fair-minded in most things, but if his relationship is starting to show signs of wear and tear, he might stray from his usual, diplomatic, path. If his partner has been putting on a little heft, hasn't been maintaining themselves to the same standards they used to, or are dressing in a little less flattering way, a Libra man will take these factors into account. Does he want to be with someone who is already super comfortable in the relationship? Will his partner spruce themselves up if he fights for the relationship or will they continue down their more laid-back path? If his partner isn't up to snuff, he won't put in the effort to save the relationship.
18 Aquarius Guys Are Known For Running
Aquarius men have some really amazing qualities, including their progressive mentality, independence, humanitarian hearts, and originality. They love having a great time with those they care about, are capable of holding a true debate without letting it devolve into an argument and they're pretty good listeners.
So what's their main flaw? They have issues when it comes down to emotional expressions.
Which means when times get tough, Aquarium men are more willing to run than stand firm and fight to keep a relationship going. It's not that he doesn't appreciate or even love his partner, it's that he's not emotionally stable enough to handle too high of a hurdle.
17 Gemini Can Get Nervous, Which Is A Bad Sign
Everyone loves Gemini men! They're among the most amazing signs when it comes to relationships, due to their gentle, affectionate, and adaptable natures. A Gemini is willing to mold himself to fit his partner's interests and physical preferences without losing himself entirely. He stays true to himself but is willing to meet his partner halfway, but as great as he sounds he does have one fatal flaw: he is quick to get nervous, which leads to a lot of overthinking. Unfortunately, because he spends so much time sweating over the ordeal, his partner often mistakes his silence on the matter as a way of blowing them off and the relationship tends to evaporate pretty quickly after that.
16 Gemini BONUS: He's Indecisive, So It Depends On A Few Things
We all know how great Gemini men can be, but the unfortunate truth is they're no more perfect than anyone else.
While he might be the perfect boyfriend when things are good, the truth is he becomes less than useless when a real issue arises.
When a Gemini's relationship is in rough waters, he spends too much time wondering whether it's better to grab an oar and row for land or if he should just throw on a life preserver and hope for the best. By the time he figures out what to do, the relationship tends to already be over.
15 Water Signs Are Emotional - Be Warned!
Water signs are known for their sensitive natures and emotional range. While this can absolutely be a positive in any relationship, it also has its downsides. When the relationship is good, a Water sign will be emotionally available for his partner. He'll be the perfect shoulder to cry on and will be open and honest about how he feels about most things. When the relationship starts to waver, Water sign guys will flip to the other side of their emotional natures and will begin to make things exponentially worse. They don't mean to, it's just their way of dealing with things. While they stumble through their tumultuous emotions, they can sometimes make situations worse, or just give their partners a hard time, entirely without meaning to.
14 Scorpios May Seem Indecisive, But He's Going To Fight For His Partner
Scorpios sometimes struggle with indecision. Pair his lack of ability to make a decision with his curiously stubborn tendencies and a Scorpio becomes a mixed bag of unexpected behavior.
No one really knows what's going on inside his head, but one thing is certain: he is acting in increasingly unexpected ways.
One minute it'll look like he wants to stay with his partner through thick and thin, but the next it seems like he's ready to jump ship. Anyone in this predicament would be understandably confused but not to worry, though he is acting erratically, he is really just trying to find the best way to keep the relationship going. He's fighting the best way he knows how, which, unfortunately, isn't that well.
13 Pisces Guys Tend To Run, Then Play The Victim
Pisces guys tend to be a little more mature than most other signs. They are often the first to understand the root of a problem and are quick to find resolutions. They sound like the perfect guy to date, but the reality is their innate wisdom only really works with issues outside romantic relationships. Once they realize they have a relational issue, they back way out. They want to separate themselves from the drama then they wonder why their partner blames them for "running." Of course, a Pisces believes he was just giving himself necessary space to think things through, but what he's really doing is running, then playing the victim.
12 Cancer Men Sometimes Struggle To Do What's Right
Most Cancer men are loyal beyond compare. They're also known for pursuing the person they love in a nearly relentless manner, which can be a turn off to some but a necessity to others.
While many would be happy to be with a loyal companion who tends to be willing to fight for the relationship, some do see the darker side of the Cancer man.
He can sometimes struggle between doing what's right and doing what he wants. A great example is if he has a partner who is toxic, he'll try his best to "fix" the other person and stay together when really he should learn to let go.
11 Cancer BONUS: He'll Let His Insecurities Guide His Decision
Though Cancer men are loyal and are willing to fight for their relationships to a fault, they're not without their demons. One of a Cancer's greatest weaknesses is their insecurities. If left unchecked, these insecurities can grow to the point where he's left feeling powerless and alone. Even if his partner is putting forth the effort to make the relationship work, past hurts sometimes come back to haunt a Cancer guy and he can give in to the doubts. If he can, he'll work through it to fight for the relationship, but more often than not he is guided by his insecurities and the relationship flops.
10 Fire Signs Might Surprise You
Fire signs are known for their passionate natures, but there's so much more to these guys than intensity!
Fire signs can be as dynamic as they can be temperamental, which is to say they're all kinds of diverse when it comes to behavior, how they respond to relational issues and how they view events.
Most people don't realize Fire signs are also idealistic, which can be both good and bad when it comes to romantic relationships. When faced with large hurdles, one might expect them to rush off, not wanting to be part of any drama, but most Fire signs will surprise their partners in the end.
9 Sagittarius Will Drop His Partner Like A Hot Potato
Okay, so Sagittarius will react exactly how most people think a Fire sign would, but it's not because they're bad people overall! Most Sagittarius men have a lot to offer, like their wonderful generous natures, great sense of humor, and openness. While a Sagittarius man can thrive in relationships, some have trouble handling partners with strong personalities. A Sagittarius guy prefers to be involved with others who are willing to follow his lead, not try to push and pull him out of his comfort zone. If the relationship is slightly strained from this kind of power control from the start, then he's going to drop his partner at the first sign of real trouble.
8 Aries Are Impulsive - What He'll Do Depends On His Compatibility With His Partner
Aries guys are honest, confident and optimistic; that being said, they won't always fight to keep a dying relationship alive. Throughout the romantic endeavor, he'll be analyzing compatibility, taking several factors into consideration and mulling them over in his free time.
When things start to get a little rocky with his partner, he'll sometimes forgo any kind of critical thinking and will go with his gut, which has a lot to do with how he feels about his partner overall.
It may not be fair, but an Aries doesn't think in terms of fair or not fair, he's going to do what he feels is right at the moment.
7 Leos Don't Let Their Partners Go
One of Leo's greatest attributes is his big heart. He doesn't date anyone easily, he looks for the right person and pursues them with his whole heart. Once he's locked his love down, he isn't about to let them go over something as trivial as a petty fight or speed bump in the relationship. He'll talk through their issues, try to see things from different perspectives, and will ultimately do whatever it takes to ensure his partner knows they're loved, appreciated, and desired. Even if it means taking a little time to sort things out separately, a Leo will bide his time and go after his love at full capacity.
6 Leo BONUS: He Might Let Go For A Minute, Then He'll Fight Will Everything He Has
Leos can be stubborn at times, so it should come as no surprise to learn that some Leos will allow a relationship to slip before he tries to mend things.
He sees the problem and he might even talk to his partner about it, but he won't always try to salvage what's left in the midst of an argument.
He often feels like he's done enough by bringing up the issue and trying to talk about things in the first place, so any additional work on his part feels entirely unnecessary. The great thing is he isn't one to hold a grudge. Once he's done pouting and acting stubborn, he'll go for his partner at full force.
5 Earth Signs Will Be True To Themselves First
Among other things, Earth signs are known for their sensible side. They're very grounded and know what they want in life, in themselves and in those they choose to surround themselves with. Earth sign men are known for their undying loyalty and practical mindsets, making them among the best star signs to have a real relationship with. These guys aren't usually looking for short relationships—they're looking for something that ends in wedding bells. Guaranteed, if an Earth sign is in love with his partner, he's going to do everything in his power to keep the relationship going strong.
4 Virgos Consider How The Relationship Has Been So Far Before Making A Decision
Virgo men know when trouble is brewing long before their partners do. Because he knows what's coming, he does his best to circumvent the issue before his partner even notices, but on the rare occasion when events are entirely out of his control, he isn't going to just roll over and let the relationship slip through his fingers.
He'll take the time to consider how things have been up to the point of conflict and will evaluate what the appropriate steps are toward a resolution.
Alternately, if he isn't satisfied with the relationship up to that point, he will make the most responsible choice and will call things off at the right moment.
3 Taurus Guys Won't Back Down
Taurus men are known for their reliability, patience and practical mindsets. The thing is, Taurus is also known for being stubborn and possessive, meaning even if the relationship isn't the most healthy, he'll hold onto his partner through thick and thin. Even when things seem at their worst, a Taurus guy will do anything he can to keep the relationship going. He'll talk to his partner, give gifts, claim responsibility, and promise to change—literally anything. He doesn't want to let go, and some partners might find this behavior suffocating, while others depend on it. Regardless of the type of person they're dating, a Taurus won't let what the believe to be a good thing go without a serious reason.
2 Capricorn Men Tend To Expect The Worst
Capricorn men have several good points, particularly their sense of responsibility and disciplined mindsets. If they ever discover their relationships are in trouble, they'll sometimes lose that sense of discipline. Suddenly, they're not sure of things and they'll start to doubt. Their doubts eventually lead a Capricorn guy to suspect the worst case scenario.
He wants to believe there's hope for the relationship, but deep down he's expecting his partner to refuse to work with him through their troubles, or worse, he thinks he might make things worse, ultimately ending the relationship anyway.
Despite this negative mindset he can sometimes take on, he usually goes back, thinks things through, and realizes he was worrying for nothing.
1 Capricorn BONUS: If He's Really In Love, He'll Fight To Keep It
When a Capricorn is in love, he's already thinking about making his partner a permanent part of his life. When times get hard, a Capricorn often makes his resolve harder. His respect for his partner mixed with his romantic feelings and desire to keep the relationship going will come together to create a drive in him to make things work out. If that means couples therapy, spending more time with his partner, or just learning to be a better listener, he'll do it. He won't try so hard simply because he feels he owes his partner, he'll fight because he genuinely wants things to work out and he knows the relationship is worth it.