Infamously known as kings of the jungle and zodiac, Leo men have potent vitality coursing through his system. Symbolized by the regal lion, Leos are natural-born leaders with a magnetic charisma and enchanting appeal. They are loyal, brave, funny, passionate, and creative. However, they can be self-absorbed, overly pragmatic, and driven by egotistical pursuits.
Leo men are generally drawn to someone as vibrant and ambitious as they are. They gravitate towards bold women who exude high vibrational energy and who have a unique character. They want someone who is free-spirited, spontaneous, adventurous, and whom they can talk to about any topics and at the same time coddle them and stroke their ego.
They are renowned for their epic grand romantic gestures and smooth way with words. They will sweep you off your feet. When a Leo man falls in love, he will do anything to get the point across. However, their inflated egos and desire to be in the spotlight all the time can leave you wondering if his feelings are genuine or if he’s just using you to show off how great he is.
In this article, we’ve laid out some telltale signs that a Leo man is playing with you. Read on to demystify his true intentions and waste less time.
How To Know if a Leo Man is Playing You?
1. He Is Stingy With His Affection
As mentioned earlier, a Leo man is big on grand gestures. If he’s into you, he’ll want to give you all the pleasures in the world. He’ll arrange adventures for the both of you, set up candlelit dinners, and maybe he’ll even carry a boom box, write 365 letters, serenade you, and whatever it takes for you to know he’s in love with you.
However, when a Leo man is done with you, he will be stingy with his love and affection. He will give you the bare minimum. He will not try to lead you on by showering you with gifts and romantic gestures. He will do just enough to string you along, but he’s not really emotionally invested and will make you feel like an option.
2. He Doesn’t Prioritize You
We all have different goals in life. He’s entitled to place his priorities where he wants to, but if he leaves you waiting for hours and sets up a date and then cancels at the last second without an excuse or even an apology, then that’s a clear indication that he doesn’t value you.
If he only shows up when it’s convenient for him, treats you like a backup plan, and disrespects your time by showing up late, that’s a clear sign that he’s just playing you. It’s excruciating to watch people that you’ve made a priority in your life choose to prioritize other things and people over you. No matter how much you care about this person, you need to learn to let go.
It’s especially hard to walk away when you’ve gotten attached to this person, but you need to stop wasting your precious time and energy for him because the world is teeming with people who would be honored to spend time with you.
3. He Antagonizes You
A Leo man has a built-in desire to challenge the people around him. However, if your arguments turn hostile, you should be wary because this could be a sign that he’s playing games with you. If he has gotten to know what drives you mad and uses it to elicit a reaction from you, he’s probably trying to push you away but hasn’t figured out a way to say it directly.
When a man does this, it’s highly likely that he wants you to end the relationship yourself because he doesn’t have the guts to do so. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but if a man purposely does things that he knows will hurt you, he doesn’t deserve a space in your life.
4. He Doesn’t Introduce You To His Close Friends
If you’ve been seeing each other for a while and he still hasn’t introduced you to his friends and family, it could be a sign that he doesn’t see a future with you. Or he’s simply an orphan and doesn’t have any friends.
If he also has no interest in meeting the most important people in your life, refuses to commit, and avoids talking about a hypothetical future with you, it’s most likely that he’s not in the relationship for the long haul.
5. He Doesn’t Open Up To You
A Leo man has an inherent urge to express himself. When he’s serious about you, he’ll be excited to share every aspect of his life with you. If he completely shuts you out of his life and keeps secrets from you, it’s plausible that he’s just playing with you.
It is also possible that he’s just emotionally closed off and not yet ready to share his deep dark secrets with you. However, if you’ve been together for a while and he’s still not letting you in his world, it’s probably time to move on.
6. You Don’t Know Where You Stand In His Life
If you find yourself confused about your stand in his life and if you’re constantly compromising and accommodating his dodgy behavior, chances are he doesn’t really care much about how his actions affect you.
It’s time to give yourself the self-respect to walk away and remember that you deserve realness, honesty, and more than what the bare minimum he’s giving you. Stop second-guessing yourself and learn to stand up for what you want, and stop accepting anything less.
7. He Immediately Leaves After Sex
After a sexual encounter, if a Leo man suddenly bolts off, he’s showing you exactly what you mean to him. This one should be obvious. If he only comes late at night and doesn’t ask you out in broad daylight, it’s likely that he only sees you as an object of pleasure.
He might have dating apps, act standoffish, and always cancels plans with you. Your conversations also tend to revolve around sex and nothing more. Leos are usually warm, loving, and generous for the person they’re in love with. However, if he made it clear by his actions that he only wants physical intimacy and that doesn’t align with what you want, it’s time to drop him.
8. He Tries To Make You Jealous
This is another sign that he’s trying to give you the responsibility of breaking up the relationship. He might purposely let you catch him staring at other girls when you’re together, or he’ll deliberately leave his phone for you to see his latest conversations with his ex.
Leos are loyal by nature and hold themselves to a very high standard. He probably thinks he’s sparing you from the pain by sabotaging the relationship and giving you control, but it’s more painful to watch him go out of his way to betray your trust and go against his values just to make you feel not enough.
Nonetheless, if he makes it painfully obvious that he doesn’t want to be with you, stop forcing things and move on with your life. Isolation is a gift. By removing someone who’s not giving you the happiness you rightfully deserve, you will have more space for new possibilities.
9. He Doesn’t Try To Get To Know You
It’s natural for a Leo man to talk about himself endlessly, but he also has an insatiable thirst for knowledge about different perspectives and ways of life. He’s sociable, and he delights in hearing about other people’s stories and misadventures. He’s constantly in awe at the amazing wonders and brilliancy residing inside a human being.
When a Leo man is fond of you, he will grill you. He will ask about your personal life, your dreams, and all your favorite things. He will keep a mental note of it so he knows what makes you tick and how he can make you happy. He will be there when you need him, and he will do anything in his power to make life easier for you.
If he doesn’t try to ask you about your life, be cautious. It’s possible that he’s simply not interested in having a relationship with you for the long term. If this is not the type of relationship you signed up for, feel free to move along.
10. He Admits It Outright
Some Leo men are brutally honest people. They are upfront almost to a fault. If he feels like you’re not on the same wavelength, he will definitely let you know because he doesn’t want to waste both of your time. If he says that he’s not interested, don’t try to convince him of your worth.
Remember that his rejection is not a reflection of your worth. He’s probably just looking for someone with a different personality. These things happen, and the sooner you know, the better. The universe is constantly paving the way for the development of your soul. As Rumi says, “everything is rigged in your favor.”