Like it or not, face-to-face communication is on the decline. Even in the world of romance, where certain traditions and etiquettes have governed for centuries, physical affection is being replaced by digital affection. Texting is here to stay.
Instant messaging like this is so dominant in our culture that different archetypes of phone users have actually emerged, and can be spotted from a mile away. Everybody fits into a certain category of texter, and everybody has a kind of texter that they love to text. Of course, that also means that everybody has a kind of texter that they can’t stand.
A person’s sign can have a lot to do with what kind of texter they turn out to be. The way in which someone texts, whether it’s through quick, grammatically incorrect short messages or long essays sparing no detail, reflects their overall personality. And many believe that their overall personality is determined by their sign.
Each category of texter has their go-to moves for when they’re interested in somebody romantically. Just from his messaging style, you can make a good guess about whether he’s really keen, or just not that into you. Check out what kind of texter each sign turns into when he’s got his sights on you below.
The Fire Signs Are Direct And Will Talk With You For Hours
In life, the fire signs—Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius—aren’t afraid to say exactly what’s on their minds. So of course, they’re exactly the same in the digital world. These signs never mince words, and it usually doesn’t take a lot of decoding to figure out if they’re really interested or not. They’re great communicators, although can sometimes be a little harsh, so if they have feelings for you, they will talk to you over text and phone calls as much as they can. And through that communication, they will certainly say some things that will make you blush.
Aries: The Guy Who Can’t Handle It When You Don’t Reply
Aries is one of the proudest signs in Astrology, and he also has the nerve to follow his feelings and stay true to his heart. When he’s happy about something, he will tell you, and when he’s unhappy about something, he will also tell you. He can’t handle being left on read if he’s interested in you, because his personal style is to reply to everything, so he can feel insecure if your style is different. While most of us quietly wait in anguish for those we like to reply, Aries will straight up send you question marks until you do.
Leo: The Visual Texter Who Actually Prefers Snapchat
You could say that Leo is a visual creature. When he likes you, he will want to talk to you on basically any platform he can, as well as in person. He has the confidence to do it on the phone, face to face, via pigeon carrier and all in between. But his preferred method of communication is actually Snapchat because it allows him to have a visual to back up all the words. He isn’t one to sit around and read into things, and he wants to work on his bond without having to read essays in text messages, so Snapchat is the best thing for him.
Sagittarius: The Guy Who Texts Through Bitmojis Rather Than Words
Sagittarius similarly loves to communicate with the person he’s interested in, and unlike other signs, doesn’t usually get too nervous to carry on with the conversation. Being as easy-going and smooth he is, you might find that he likes to have entire conversations using bitmojis rather than using words. For one thing, he does this to try and impress the person he’s talking to by making them smile and laugh. It also means he can express himself more clearly because, like the other fire signs, he’s not the best at expressing himself through words. The bitmojis capture his mood better than his words ever could.
What You Won’t Get With Fire Signs: Guys Who Forget To Reply
The fire signs may be a lot of things, but they’re not ghosters. That’s especially the case if they have true feelings for you. They can be a bit reckless, but never enough to forget to reply to you. These guys spend a lot of time thinking about their passions, so if you happen to be one of them, you can be sure they won’t neglect you in any way. They also tend to reply as soon as they first see a message, so if he’s giving you the excuse of “I saw it and then was going to reply later but forgot”, he’s probably not that interested.
The Earth Signs Send Short, Sweet Texts, And Prefer To Talk To Your Face
When it comes to the earth signs—Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn—they value honesty, tradition and integrity. That’s why a lot of the time, they prefer to talk to your face rather than to have a conversation over text. Don’t be alarmed if you only get short texts from these signs, and they don’t come too frequently. More than likely, they just want to save the conversation for when they actually get a chance to see you in person. But these signs usually have a way with words, so the texts are normally sweet enough to take your breath away.
Taurus: The “I Put Kisses After Everything” Guy
Like the other earth signs, Taurus has a habit of sending texts that are short and sweet. He usually prefers to leave the best conversations for when he actually sees you in person. This is especially the case if he likes you. But he still wants to show his affection in a way that’s not too confronting, so he tends to put kisses at the end of all his texts. They won’t be rows of “xxxxxxx” since he’s way too refined for that, but he will add on one or two just to slowly get you used to the idea that he likes you more than he likes his other friends.
Virgo: The Grammatically Correct Texter
Virgo is sometimes referred to as the writer of the signs, and whether he’s writing an academic essay, a business email or a text to the person he likes, he makes sure the grammar is correct. That’s not to say that he uses incorrect grammar with people he doesn’t like—this guy is a perfectionist with everybody. But he’s more likely to put effort into his texts and proofread them over and over again if he does like you because he’s subconsciously trying to impress you with his skills. Watch out for texts that are super polished—he’s probably gone to a lot of effort to make them that way.
Once Cancer develops feelings for you, he starts caring about your wellbeing. Super sweet and kind-hearted, this sign will act like a concerned parent when he likes you, and text you to make sure you’re okay. If you walk home alone, he’ll request that you send him a text to let him know that you made it home safely. The same applies when you drive somewhere, or when you travel by plane. He also sends messages to check up on you when you’re sick. If he likes you, it’s blatantly obvious through his messages how much he cares.
Scorpio: The Novelist You Have To Set Time Aside To Respond To
When Scorpio sends a text message, he means business. Actually, this is his approach to all things in life, so of course, communicating with the person he likes is no different. Scorpio’s favorite thing to do is talk about deep, real things, and this is especially true if he has feelings for you. He’s highly adaptable, so while he’d probably prefer to have those important conversations in person, he’s happy to do it over text. He’s the guy who sends you long messages that are complex—the kind that you need to think about before you can respond to.
Pisces: The King Of Emojis
Pisces is one of the most emotional signs and he’s also the most creative. When it comes to text messages, he likes to apply that creativity as much as he can by inserting different emojis. He has an emoji for every feeling he has, and special emojis he keeps only for those he likes. Emojis are actually a way to see into his soul since he likes to use them to express his basic emotions, so it’s a good sign if your messages are filled with them. And to be perfectly honest, he’s the type who probably won’t reply to you at all if he’s not interested.
What You Won’t Get With Water Signs: Guys Sending Brief, Meaningless Texts
Nothing that the water signs ever do is brief or meaningless, and their texts are no different. These guys don’t do anything in halves, and they don’t see the point in texting for the sake of it. You probably won’t get a “good morning” text or a single emoji sent just to let you know that they’re thinking about you. Instead, you’ll get long messages or messages that were written with a specific purpose in mind. That doesn’t mean messages from the water signs are infrequent, however. They only send important messages, but they can usually find something important to message about every day.