Many of us get tempted to cheat, but who’s likely to actually go through with it? Whether you’re into astrology or not, a person’s zodiac sign can be very telling when it comes to everything from their career to their favorite positions. And according to a new survey by Ashley Madison, the dating site for extramarital affairs, there are five zodiac signs who more likely to cheat over anyone else.
While different astrologers may disagree on which signs are likely to cheat based on their own personal interpretation of the signs, Ashley Madison, ran a survey to see which ones are really more likely to be unfaithful, based on their numbers. Each sign has a specific set of traits that differentiate them from any other sign. By just knowing someone’s birthday, you can discover pretty much anything about a person such as their dating dealbreakers, their biggest relationship challenges, and of course, how likely they are to cheat.
Over the past five years, Ashley Madison, which has 54 million member accounts worldwide since 2002, has seen an eight percent increase in new accounts between December and January. With all the new accounts that are made during this time of the year, the site’s data team looked into the birthdays of its members from the United States, Canada, U.K., and Australia to figure out which zodiac sign had the most sign-ups on the site.
So who are the biggest cheaters in the zodiac? If you’re big on astrology, here are the top five signs for signsups on Ashley Madison:
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are earth signs who are known for being ambitious, hardworking, and loyal. “Caps need stability and routine in a relationship,” astrologer, Suzie Kerr Wright says “They feel comfortable and safe when they know what’s going to happen, so a good relationship for them would be more traditional.” So it might surprise you to know that loyal Capricorn is the most common zodiac sign among Ashley Madison users. The survey also found Capricorns engage the most with other members on the platform.
However, in their defense, Capricorns are physical cheaters and not emotional ones. Maybe their love for you is not a lie; maybe all they wanted was some physical thrill. In their minds, they only took a break from the long-term relationship they are in which they greatly justify to be not so immoral. From the point of view of a person who lives by strict rules, Capricorns cheat with ease and without regret which is not the ideal lifestyle to be adopted by any zodiac sign whatsoever. Capricorns can be brutally guilt proof.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is known for being a true individual who loves their freedom. Even in relationships, they don’t exactly like to be tied down so it’s not too surprising that they’re very present on the site. Aquarius cheaters, for the most part, are emotional cheaters. They get attached too soon and end up falling for the person that is not their partner. They are like those kids who just cannot be happy with one candy and cry to get a new one every time they pass by the store. And quite literally, their conscience is not mature enough to stop them from drifting away every time.
Although cheating can be considered a moral flaw, some people like to refer to it as a weakness. Also, they will actually want you to find out that they have been sneaking behind your back. They want to be found out not because they are hurting you, but because they hate the stress. So even here, they are being selfish. Aquarius cheaters cheat because they love new and shiny things. However, the circle goes on and on because they are never really satisfied with their conquests.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces are the romantic dreamers of the zodiac, and have a tendency to live in the fantasy world they’ve built in their minds. Maybe having a secret affair could be part of that fantasy. Pisces are very clever individuals who are able to get away with anything using their elaborate scheming. Due to their cleverness, they usually never get caught before it’s too late. They are like robbers whose robberies are planned, but like no crime is perfect, theirs is not either. Pisces cheaters do get caught but take their time and keep the victim in the dark for long.
They make their victims feel like they are the only one for them. So, if any Pisces is a cheater, he/she will be a manipulative and selfish person to the partner. Their cheating tactics are just as good as their loving tactics. One minute they will be telling you how much they love you and the next, they will be out drinking coconut water with the side-date.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This is another pretty surprising sign to make the list considering Taurus, like Capricorns, is an earth sign known for wanting stability. They’re also known for valuing loyalty and dependability in a partner. But regardless of that fact, they are the fourth most present sign on the site. Taurus individuals are loyal and they almost never cheat. However, if a Taurus ends up cheating on you, it probably means that he or she fell in love with someone else. If they do cheat on you, there is no hope left because they genuinely love this person and won’t be leaving them ever. You were probably someone they thought they love but didn’t.
It can be pretty hard to be cheated on by a Taurus because they are true and sensual lovers. When they stop loving you or find someone they love more than you, it can be really difficult to deal with the pain. They make a relationship worthwhile and losing all of it to another person can potentially break you. Taurus cheaters do feel regret.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer rounds out the top five, but if you ask Noella Fe, a spiritual advisor and Beacon Truth’s premier astrologer, they’d be at the top of the list. After all, the survey did find that Cancers are one of the top five signs who actually engage and make the most connections on the platform, along with Capricorns, Scorpios, and Geminis.
“I can agree that Capricorn is on the list but I don’t think they’re number one,” Fe says. “I just think they have an issue with letting you know that you’re not the only one that’s waiting in line for them. Capricorns get bored very easily. They play a lot of games, so it may seem that they are super patient. I don’t agree with the top five. Cancers should be number one, then Pisces, Leos, Sags, then Capricorns. Plain and simple. Caps are the highest number up there because they get bored. Take it from me, I’m a Capricorn!”
So those are the biggest cheaters in the zodiac, based on Ashley Madison users. If anything on this list surprised you, it just goes to show you that anyone can be capable of cheating.