Why Men Don’t Say ‘I Love You’…

Your guy may change your tires, buy you presents and open the door for you at a restaurant, but he has not yet uttered those three words.

Does that mean he doesn’t love you?

Without hearing the utterance, you may wonder what’s going on in his skull. Is he just sticking around for the sex? Has he developed an intricate plan to win you over and then tear your heart out, just for the fun of it?

Men are hard to read. They are not as verbal as women, and some have been raised on the belief that “actions speak louder than words. “Chalk it up to genetics, culture (nature versus nurture) … it doesn’t matter. You just want to know if you’re a man’s final destination, not just a rest stop along the highway.

Fortunately, knowledge of your guy’s zodiac sign can help you determine if he’s the strong, silent type … or if he’s just taking you for a ride. The twelve Sun signs symbolize different ways that people express themselves. Some men are primarily emotional, others live in their heads. Look to your guy’s Sun sign below to learn how likely he is to say, “I love you.”

Air Signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

These mental, sociable signs vary greatly in their expressions of love. Gemini may say, “I love you” Wednesday, only to have changed his mind on Friday. He is a fickle man, and it is hard to hold his interest for long. Libra, on the other hand, is the romantic type, and will not only express his affection with “I love you,” but also with songs, flowers, chocolates and reservations at fine restaurants. Aquarius will say “I love you … like I love all my friends!”

Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

More than any other element, earth signs will express their love with actions more than words. After all, the earth element is all about what you can actually hold in your hands. Taurus will express affection by doing simple things for you, probably tasks that involve physical labor. Status-conscious Capricorn will buy you diamonds. Virgo is the exception — he does thrive on being helpful, but his sign is ruled by communication planet Mercury. He’s likely to put his love into words, but he’ll also alert you to the spinach lodged between your teeth.

Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

These inspiring guys prefer drama, action and adventure over articulate expressions of their love. Leo (the exception) is most likely to exclaim his affection, preferably with Shakespearian prose in front of a crowded room. Sagittarius will take you along the entire Appalachian Trail, but may fear that “I love you” means having to stay home and watch network TV. Aries will say those three words only if he had to conquer another guy (or your own resistance) to get to you.

Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

This emotional guy cannot help but fall in love — whether and how he expresses it is another matter. Cancer will have no problem saying he loves you, as long as you’re the type of girl he can bring home to mother. Pisces will try to say “I love you,” but he’ll instead confuse you with metaphors and musical snippets. Scorpio will say it after he’s investigated your financial assets and relationship history — and then only if you’ve signed your life away to him in blood.

So if your guy doesn’t say “I love you,” recognize that he may not have been designed to verbally acknowledge the feelings, whether he’s too attached to his independence or he’s just plain inarticulate. What counts more than the words is that he’s doing what he’s doing with you.

After all, he could be tongue-tied with someone else right now.


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