How You React When Someone Says They Love You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Hearing, "I love you," excites some and terrifies others.

We all react very differently when those three words and eight letters are said to us.

Based on your zodiac sign, we bet we know exactly how you take someone confessing their true feelings to you. Scroll below to see if we guessed correctly!

Aries (March 20 – April 19)

Being the first sign in the zodiac, you tend to strive to be the very best in everything you do. If you're not No. 1, you consider yourself a failure. But you rarely ever fail. Right, Aries? Though you aren't the most romantic sign, you do have your moments. You're pretty passionate, after all. When someone announces they're love for you, you're quick to insist you love them more. That may not be the truth, but you're going to make them believe it. Even in relationships, you always have to come out on top.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

While you're totally reliable and practical, you're known for devoting yourself to a life of luxury. Money doesn't buy happiness, but you use it to do just that. You work hard, but spend even harder. You can't help it that you're drawn to the finer things in life. The same goes with love. Even if someone says they love you, you know actions speak louder than words. So when your S.O. tells you how they feel, you remind them that they need to prove it with the way they treat you.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Poor Gemini. You really do mean well, but because you're ruled by the twin, you're as indecisive as it gets. While it tends to keep you pretty interesting and entertaining, it's not helpful in the slightest when it comes to your love life. At first, you may be excited to hear someone say they love you. But then your panic quickly starts to set in and you're left wondering if they really mean it. That's silly, of course they were positive when they said it. How sure were they though? And thus the cycle continues. Eventually everything levels out and you accept the feelings as they are. It just takes some time. Six months, max.

Jess confused while talking on the phone in an episode of New Girl

(New Girl via Fox)


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Being the sensitive and emotional being you are, you don't share your heart with just anyone. You are ruled by the crab, after all. To get to the good parts, you need to be cracked open (*ba dum tss*). So when someone tosses the L word your way, you're quick to question them until the cows come home. You need to make absolutely sure they meant what they said, so you grill them like a hot dog on the 4th of July. After months of brutal questioning, you know they're telling the truth when they don't crack under your pressure.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

The star of the zodiac, your cheerful and humorous personality draws the attention of many. You're already acquainted with being adored by the masses, so someone telling you they love you really isn't anything new to you. Tbh, it happens on the daily. Not to say you don't appreciate the admiration, but you're much more accustomed to having others fawn over you than the other signs. You know they mean what they say, because how could they not? As far as you're concerned, you're perfection in human form. Never let the haters rattle your confidence.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Cautious and analytical Virgo, you practically live your life in a bubble. You're careful about everything you do, always making sure you think before you act. Obviously, you're the same way when you're in love. You never let your heart be your guide, but rather refer to your head. So when you hear that someone loves you, it kind of freaks you out a bit. You tend to offer up a very short reply, something like, "thank you." Even if you love them deeply, too, expressing that is not at all easy for you. We all have things we need to work on.

Elle upset in a scene from the Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

As a Libra, you're known for being incredibly social. You're always out on the town spending time with the people you love most, because there's nothing more important to you than partnership. That said, you're not the best at expressing your feelings. Doing so tends to scare you, which is why you feel a little off-put when someone says they love you. When this happens, you go into a fit of nervous laughter for quite some time. Eventually, it all works itself out.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You're a mystery if there ever was one, Scorpio. No one ever completely knows what's going on with you. You keep your true feelings hidden deep below the surface, because you fear being taken advantage of by the wrong person. While you let people close to you, you're very selective with those you share your deepest darkest secrets with. You may be elated to hear that someone loves you, but will you show it? Absolutely not! You respond rather casually, leaving them questioning if you feel the same way. They have to fully earn your trust first before you'll ever let them know you love them, too. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Free-spirited and adventurous, you're always off on some crazy adventure. You enjoy traveling and soaking in all life has to offer. Your freedom to do as you please is what you cherish most, so you'll never let anything or anyone compromise that. You can be an affectionate sign, but when you hear those three words escape someone's lips, you run for the hills. You're a bit fearful of commitment and need your independence. When those are threatened, you flee the situation. One day you'll find someone who can say those eight letters to you without you feeling absolutely terrified.

Zoey upset in class during an episode of Grown-ish

(Grown-ish via Freeform)


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Ambitious and driven, you're one of the most hardworking signs in the zodiac. When it comes to your life goals, you don't mess around. So it takes a special someone for you to consider being in a relationship with. It's safe to say you're a bit picky, but in the best way possible. You won't settle for anything less than what you want. When the person you're seeing admits their true feelings, you pretend to be shocked and pleasantly surprised. Deep down, you knew they loved you all along. You're not one to waste your time on anyone who is wishy-washy with their feelings for you.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

You're uniquely you, Aquarius. You do things your own way, because you're not one to follow the heard and do what everyone else is doing. You're often unfazed by everyone around you, because you tend to mainly focus on yourself. It's not in a selfish way at all, you just do you and that's that. You're the type of person who sometimes forgets they're in a relationship, until your partner wants to make it official by announcing their unwavering love for you. Before you can say you love them back, you need to know all the reasons why they love you and how they know for certain this is love. Once you have those answers, you'll gladly shout "I love you" from the rooftops.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 19)

Sweet and compassionate Pisces, you're the hopeless romantic of the zodiac. You love everything about love. Unlike most of the signs, nothing about it scares you. Hearing the 'L' word from your partner is something you constantly daydream about. And when it finally happens, you can't help but act all sorts of shy. Your cheeks turn bright red and your heart practically beats right out of your chest. To you, hearing those three words is pure magic. It doesn't get much better than that!

Bashful from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

(Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs via RKO Radio Pictures)


Not quite ready to tell someone you love them? HERE are 10 ways you can do just that, without muttering those three words and eight letters.