The Zodiac Signs Ranked From Most Faithful To Most Likely To Cheat

Sometimes when we go grocery shopping, our eyes catch hold of something we know we didn't intend on buying; perhaps you notice a basket full of freshly picked tomatoes — your favorite snack. Scanning your gaze through a mound of ripe, juicy-looking options, they appear more fresh and colorful than the ones in the fridge back at home, and even though you know you should use up the one you already have awaiting you, you just can't help but notice how delicious and exciting the bright, voluptuous one is sitting in the produce aisle. 


A situation similar to this is something many young folks find themselves in when turning to an online dating app. We all know that feeling at the beginning of a relationship: you feel like you're spending your days walking on a cloud untouchable from any worries or sorrow because, really, your mind is too preoccupied with how genuinely happy you are. Some relationships live out the rest of their days clinging on to this exuberant feeling, but for a lot of people, there comes a time when the excitement becomes routine. What happens next in the relationship boils down to the people involved: they can choose to embrace the new calm, or they can choose to give in to temptations. What you choose can determine the rest of your relationship.


Most of us know that cheating in the generation of online dating apps has become easier than ever (as easy as selecting a tomato at the store). In fact, a recent study published in Personality and Individual Differences uncovered that over 73% of participants had knowledge of their friends using a dating app while in a relationship.

Why personality traits might be a contributor to infidelity

The most common reason for breakups and divorce is infidelity, per research published in Couple and Family Psychology. As sad as it is, cheating, a lot of times, is something out of our control; it has more to do with the cheater as opposed to the "cheatee." Rachel Sussman, a relationship expert, licensed psychotherapist, and author of "The Breakup Bible," discloses to Brides, "Both men and women say they feel they weren't getting the emotional connection from their partner that they were looking for." Reminding us that the person getting cheated on is never to blame, she adds, "The problem with infidelity is that it causes pain to someone else." 


The truth is, despite what a cheater may say, there are a lot of psychological elements that come into play when someone decides to cheat, and it has a lot to do with personality factors, per Psychology Today. Some personality types are more prone to certain traits — e.g., assertiveness, outgoingness, etc. — which can be contributing components to adulterous behavior. These traits tend to go hand-in-hand with a person's zodiac sign and can coincide with what kind of partners we're getting ourselves involved with.

Always remember that someone's sign is not a sure-fire indicator that they are or aren't a cheater; there are factors well beyond the zodiac that cause infidelity. That being said, let's break down the zodiac personalities a bit further, from least to most likely to cheat — sign by sign — to uncover exactly what aspects of each one may play a factor in the psychology of infidelity.


Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

The winner for the top spot of most faithful on our list might surprise many. Scorpio tend to get a bad rap, and most of it has to do with them being misunderstood. Often mistaken for a fire sign — Scorpio is actually a water sign — Scorpio are passionate, emotional, and relentless. This sign's intensity and emotional intelligence are what drives them to hang on to whatever it is they're aiming for, including love. 


Passion is a leading force for this mysterious sign, meaning that finding something true will conjure the most powerful love that many can't even comprehend (via The Times of India). According to, because Scorpio never does anything halfway, they take their relationships seriously. They rarely open up to another person, so when they finally find someone who can break down their walls, you bet they would never dream of letting that go.

If you've found yourself with a Scorpio as a long-term partner, consider yourself extremely favored and lucky!

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Cancer are driven by loyalty, intuition, and protection. Much like the way a crab (what cancer literally translates to in Latin) would protect itself with its shell, a Cancer will protect its heart, per Today. They do the same for their loved ones, ensuring a stable and trustworthy commitment. \


Aliza Kelly, a professional astrologer and occultist, writes via Allure, "Cancers attract friends and lovers through their loyalty, commitment, and emotional depth." Cancers are great homemakers as well and take great pride and hours in how their home presents itself to guests. Furthermore, astrologer Ryan Marquardt explains to Bustle, "Cancer is well known for their ability to nurture and care for other people. It's the 'mother' of the zodiac in that way. That's because no other sign can love as fiercely as a Cancer can."

We think these qualities grant this big-hearted water sign a seat pretty high up on our faithful list. Would you agree?

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Because Taurus is a fixed earth sign, they desire stability and diligence (via Today). Their hard-working nature trickles over into their love lives, meaning that they are willing to put in the work to make a relationship last. What's more, Taureans are represented by a bull. Historically, bulls are seen in culture and art as a symbol of triumph, strength, and power, per the BBC. So, naturally, it makes sense that a Taurus carries the brute strength to stay true to themselves — and their partner — in a relationship. With lust all around us, someone with the durability to withstand the ups and downs of a relationship is a must. According to The Times of India, Taurus has a knack for perfection, so getting into the heart of this stubborn earth sign isn't an easy feat.


One might think that this love of perfection could cause the Taurus to run at the first sight of a relationship quarrel, but fear not: their determination alone would never allow their eyes to wander far.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Regarded as the most empathetic sign in the zodiac (via, a Pisces is highly adaptable. This means that the ever-changing waves of a relationship are highly unlikely to sway a Pisces' feelings. Though often stuck in their creative thoughts, if a Pisces is interested enough in someone, they will be strictly devout.


 "Lovingly lure your Pisces out of her imagination, though, and all eyes will be on you," discloses Pisces writer Macy Daniela Martin regarding Pisces women (via Your Tango). We believe it's their empathy that keeps this water sign so attached to the ones they love. Additionally, astrologer MaKayla McRae tells Bustle, "Water signs are strongly suited in their intuitive, perceptive skills. While everyone experiences empathy, Pisces is especially known for its desire to extend help to others. This allows them to help others put their tough armor down and be vulnerable."

It takes a great deal of vulnerability to make a relationship work, so Pisces are first in line at having the care and communication needed to thrive.


Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

As naturally methodical and logical thinkers, Virgos have a calculated approach to everything they do. They also are exceedingly hard on themselves, per Astrology Zodiac Signs, meaning they're not likely to miscalculate the personal disappointment they would put upon themselves after cheating. They like to share the lessons they learn through these calculations as well. 


On this, Ryan Marquardt tells Bustle, "Those lessons [Virgos absorb] are invaluable, not just for their own growth, but for helping other people become better versions of themselves, too." It's hard to imagine that someone with so much constructed knowledge and a fearless motive for self-improvement would catch themselves acting upon thoughts of infidelity. If you can handle a Virgo's constructive criticism and accept them for who they are, worrying about cheating won't be something on your radar.

"When Virgos lean into their natural ability for healing, they're the sign that gives the most real-world impact because they anchor the energy into the physical world. They bring miracles to life in ways other people can actually comprehend," says Marquardt.


Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

Capricorn are notorious for being so work-focused in life because they strive for their goals to be met, including their dream house and a family-structured life. Olga Verk, an astrologer at Not Retrograde, tells Well + Good, "Capricorns feel most comfortable when they have set rules to follow," therefore, making cheating not probable for them. Not only their love for structure, but their workaholic nature adds difficulty to balancing one successful relationship in their life, let alone two. 


Furthermore, astrologer Nina Kahn tells Bustle, "They're on a grind 24/7 — and while this usually makes them a powerhouse at work, it can sometimes cause an imbalance in other parts of their lives. It's important for Caps to find time for extracurricular activities, too." Not that cheating is an extracurricular activity, but you get the picture.

It's important for Capricorn to be able to flourish in their field, so if you're able to give them the space needed to meet their goals, they should be completely satisfied with their person. The other earth signs — Taurus and Virgo — pair beautifully with Capricorns because of their similar success drives.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

While Aquarius are drawn to the thrill of figuring people out and falling in love with an idea rather than a person, they tend to develop a sense of resentment towards their partners when expectations are placed on the table, per Co—Star Astrology. While not necessarily a motive to be a cheater, this can add friction to relationships. 


On this, astrologer Lisa Stardust shares with HelloGiggles, "With this sign, perhaps more than any other, their partners must love them as they are or peacefully walk on." The reason for this is most likely because "the line between genius and madness is thin for Aquarians because they tend to be zany types who seem downright crazy," Spiritual Discovery astrologer Linda Berry explains to BestLife. These features are what lands most people to think of Aquarius as the most free-spirited of the zodiac, and also what lands this deep-minded water sign a place somewhere around the middle of our list.

While not known as being particularly unfaithful, there's no telling what an Aquarius might do if they get bored and their spirit begins to wander.


Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

If you have a Sag in your life, you know they're the ones with the high spirit of adventure. They roll with the punches of spontaneity, meaning they can get themselves into some trouble — mostly to do with the chaos they tend to crave — from time to time. On this, astrologer Linda Berry discloses to HYPEBASE, "The ruling planet of this fire sign is Jupiter, which encourages [Sagittarius] to go overboard when it comes to expressing their emotions, taking them to the extreme" (via Yahoo!).


When a Sag sees something they like, there's nothing that will stop them from getting it. We fear, potentially, that this might be the case with their love lives too — committed or not. "In interpersonal interactions, they're capable of shifting their communication to suit other people's needs and perspectives," explains Makayla McRae to Bustle. This showcases Sagittarius' capability of charming whoever it is they might set their gaze on — and their love of an adventurous thrill might cloud their judgment when in the heat of the moment.

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

When we think of stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner, we think of the type of people that light up the room, commanding the spotlight. That's because both JLo and Jenner are Leo, and just as the courageous and bold lion that symbolizes the Leo sign, Leo are confident, love being the center of attention, and have a vice for drama. Leo rules the Fifth House of Romance and Self-Expression, which deals with love, flirting, and dating (via astrologer Maressa Brown of InStyle). 


Astrologer and sexologist Stefanie Iris Weiss tells Well + Good, "Lavishing advance praise on a Leo — starting with early-morning texts about how attractive they are to you, for example — is always a win." This goes to show that if your Leo isn't the brightest star rocking your world, their attention will soon begin to drift to someone who does make them feel like they're the best thing since sliced bread. But hey, we give it up to Leo for having the self-love and respect they deserve.

Aries (March 2 to April 19)

Aries, a fire sign, are known for their fervent energy and fiery fierceness. They love the chase of dating and get easily bored (via Today). Aries aren't symbolized by the ram for no reason; just like Astrologer Carolyn Faulkner dishes to Well + Good that "rams think with their horns first and worry about the rest later," an Aries is likely to do the same. 


Annabel Gat, VICE's senior astrologer and author of "The Moon Sign Guide," explains to Bustle, "As a Cardinal sign and the first sign of the zodiac, they tend to be 'first' at things, and as they gain experience, this quick-moving fire sign gets very good at figuring out what's a waste of their energy and what's worth their investment, what will bring the best pay off or best value."

If an Aries is seeing that their current relationship isn't bringing the energy they initially imagined, they're going to reprioritize and chase something else that they're more drawn to. This can translate to relationships, so if you're dating an Aries, you need to keep things interesting or you may risk losing your partner.


Libra (September 23 to October 22)

Known as the "social butterflies" of the zodiac, Libra are huge flirts. While they are keen to put on the charm, it seems to be more often than not that these aesthetic-lovers don't know what they actually want out of a relationship (via Because they love to socialize, this will land them at a ton of parties and events — and, unfortunately, this is most likely a way to meet someone else outside of a relationship. 


Regarding Libra, astrologer Nina Kahn writes for Bustle, "These heart-eyed Venus babies can sometimes get a little too preoccupied with love and relationships — and it can keep them from seeing the bigger picture or catching people's red flags." Because Libra aren't great at communication — we're talking major people-pleasers here — once they do discover their partner's red flags that they didn't see in the beginning, using their words to get out of a relationship will not be their strong suit. They would rather avoid conflict and potentially find themselves secretly in the arms of another.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Dear Gemini: we're truly sorry that you guys always end up being the "bad ones" on what seems like every list. But if you are, in fact, a Gemini or know one, then you know that Gemini have a love for everything. "The players of the zodiac" is an unfortunate term that seems to come up when discussing this wild but magical air sign. 


Because of a Gemini's need to thrive in different environments, this also means a Gemini is not likely to thrive with just one partner (via Today). In fact, astrologer Tamerri Ater-Ntonni shares with Bustle, "They have a love for variety and a thirst for new experiences, which influences their reputation for being jacks of all trades." Someone who craves the excitement of new experiences and loves to jump from thing to thing, or person to person, sadly ranks in on our list as number one for most likely to cheat. 

It's important to look at the bright side, though. Since Gemini tend to be quite analytical, their ability to process information in interesting, creative ways shows that a Gemini would be too calculated to involve themselves with someone for the long run; they will know when a committed life isn't for them.