Affection looks different depending on your expectations. If you're expecting cuddles and chocolates, you'll be disappointed if you're with an Aquarius. However, even the Water-bearer has its own way of expressing warmth.
Follow these astrological clues to figure out if the person you're with is "showing the love."
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
How to tell if an Aries likes you
Regardless of age or gender, there's one absolutely infallible way to know if an Aries loves you: they'll pick a fight. Not a physical fight, of course, but a playful war of words, designed to simultaneously flirt and test your mettle. Aries was the ancient God of War -- so, far more than romance, they want a worthy opponent. They also want to count on someone to have their back. Banter, fight back, and play practical jokes on them. Keeping up is tiring, but totally worth it.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
How to tell if a Taurus likes you
Taureans express love the way they do everything else -- slowly and thoroughly -- so they won't say the words you're longing to hear until they feel the time is right. Be patient. If you need reassurance, pay attention to their actions. The wining and dining, the sincere compliments, the unswerving reliability ... oh, and the gifts! A thoughtful gift given simply because it reminded them of you, or because they knew you'd enjoy it, or even "just because." Obviously, you must have been very good this year.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
How to tell if a Gemini likes you
They're always funny, but you'll know they've got it for you -- and bad -- when they've gone out of their way to make you laugh. They'll hang around a lot, too, regaling you with all kinds of trivia. If you're coworkers and they get in trouble for devoting too much time impressing you, they won't stop -- they'll just quit. The only thing that will stop them is if you tell them to. But why would you do that? How many people do you know who have their very own charming, brilliant stand-up comedian?
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
How to tell if a Cancer likes you
Stop wondering if the Cancer you're attracted to -- okay, madly in love with -- feels the same. Find out by carefully watching for the following rock-solid, classic astrological indicators. First, they'll cook or bake for you. Of course, they love their kitchens, so a frosted Bundt cake won't tell you what you want to know. The flowers and compliments, however, indicate the next stage for the two of you, followed by an evening at their place, poring over scrapbooks ... an extremely good sign. The clincher? When they not only worry about you, but actually mention it.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
How to tell if a Leo likes you
Ever since they tossed you "the eyes" from across the room, which was also the first time you tossed a pretty serious glance right back, you knew the game was on. The thing is, you're quite smitten, you don't want it to be just a game, and they're notorious flirts. So how do you know whether they love you or you're just their flavor of the month? It's simple. Their schedule will suddenly be wide open, including lunch, dinner, and even entire weekends. Break a leg, huh?
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
How to tell if a Virgo likes you
Want to call one of these meticulous creatures your own? Great, but you'd better get your stuff together, because if you don't, they will. You'll find them at your place some afternoon, happily alphabetizing your movies or arranging your books by height on the shelves of your freshly waxed entertainment center. Virgos show their love by creating clean, organized environments for those they love because they believe you deserve it. It's a tremendous compliment, so don't dare get territorial. Kiss them, thank them, and help them finish.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
How to tell if a Libra likes you
Rather than trying to decide whether that lovely Libra is attracted to you, watch them with others. They're always nice, especially when they're chatting one-on-one, but that's their nature. And while we're on the subject, if you get jealous easily, choose another sign. Seriously. Immediately. Anyway, once you've seen them with others, you'll recognize them being even nicer with you -- and that's how you'll know they're in love. The surefire way to tell? They'll create a pet name for you, and only use your real name for official matters or arguments.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
How to tell if a Scorpio likes you
You'll only pick up on your first clue if you're naturally perceptive -- and you'd better be if you want to keep a Scorpio interested. They'll watch you intently, for long periods of time. They won't stare at you directly, though. That would be far too obvious, and these intriguing creatures are born equal parts detective and analyst, which is why you're so fascinated, right? The absolute dead giveaway will be when you realize their eyes are on you, via reflections: mirrors, sliding glass doors, large windows. That's when you'll get the message.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
How to tell if a Sagittarius likes you
If a Sagittarius loves you, it's because you've learned to hold on with an open hand. You'll know you've succeeded when they call (almost) every day, but more so when you're invited to travel with them. It doesn't matter if it's a weekend at a bed and breakfast or a plane ticket for a week in Rome. Either way, it's the brass ring. Don't be surprised if it takes a while, though. Freedom is important to Archers, almost as important as choosing the right travel partner.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
How to tell if a Capricorn likes you
Rules, regulations, and doing things the way they're supposed to be done ... that's what Capricorn is all about, so if they're happily attached, they're all the way in it. When they're devoted, they're impossible to distract. If they're single, get busy proving yourself to be a worthy partner. You won't have to do that forever, though. Once they get to know you -- or "interviewed you," so to speak -- and have decide you're worth your salt, you'll know it. They'll make their love clear with a serious conversation -- and you'll know that they're not kidding. When and if they say it, lucky you!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
How to tell if an Aquarius likes you
They'll show their affection by studiously scanning your shoulder, back, or other part of your body and suggesting what type of tattoo, stud, or ring would look really good there. If you weren't the type to consider agreeing, you wouldn't want them, but you are, so you do. When they take you to the tattoo or piercing shop themselves and closely scrutinize the artist, you'll absolutely know they care. But when they ask you to go to a Renaissance fair with them, dressed in period garb that they provide, that's it. They're definitely in love.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
How to tell if a Pisces likes you
Pisces tends to be more than a tad on the shy side -- some of them more than others. So if you're waiting for them to make the first move and they're one of the especially shy types, you may end up watching your nails grow. Like all the Water signs, you need to watch them to see if they care. The one and only tip you'll ever need: If a Pisces loves you, they may find it tough to speak at all at first. But once they get to know you, they'll be chattier than any Gemini you've ever met.