Signs Aquarius Man Is Playing Mind Games (11 Signs An Aquarius Man Isn’t Being Straight With You)

Last updated on June 12, 2024 by Michelle Devani

Are you worried that an Aquarius man is playing mind games with you? 

Is he always doing things that don't quite add up? Is this leaving you questioning his commitment?

It's a strange position to be in, considering Aquarians are known to be one of the most honest signs.

Still, that means that they are prone to giving away a few telltale signs when they are playing emotional mind games with their partner. 

In this guide, I will be revealing the biggest signs that a male Aquarius is playing mind games with you.  

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Below, I have penned a list of behavioral cues which suggest an Aquarius man is playing mind games.


11 Signs Aquarius Man Is Playing Mind Games

Much different from a Scorpio, the Aquarius zodiac sign is an expert communicator with the highest amount of platonic relationships. Though they are charming and have friendly personalities, they can also be distant and care less about people or their feelings.

An Aquarius man might begin to play mind games with a woman while in a relationship, either to stroke his ego, or to see how much she cares about him. Irrespective of his intentions, it’s never a good thing to play mind games on anyone. 

When you discover what he’s doing, it’s up to you to talk to him, or consider whether the relationship is worth it, or not. After all, your love life isn’t a chessboard, and if this guy is serious about you, he shouldn’t be trying to ‘strategically’ knock you off balance.

Without further ado, here are eleven signs that show that an Aquarius man is playing mind games with you.

1. He makes you jealous

he makes you jealous

An Aquarius man wants to know how you feel about him by making you feel jealous. He’ll flirt with women in your presence and maintain close relationships with them. He’ll also watch your reactions and use them to determine if you love him or not. 

Be careful not to express harsh emotions, or this might discourage him from being with you. Although he’s trying to play mind games with you, you should talk to him about the behavior, rather than reacting negatively.

2. He’s undecided

If a man is deceptive, he will find it hard to make up his mind about things. He will hesitate before concluding matters with you and will try not to indulge in particular issues. He can decide to go somewhere with you one minute and change his mind the next minute. 

Such actions suggest that he’s not committed, but wants you to believe that he is. If you notice him being hesitant about something concerning you, then it reveals his mind games. If after a while, he persists in the act, talk to him about it.

3. He refuses to introduce you to his friends

If you’re in a relationship with an Aquarius man and he has prohibited you from meeting his friends, then it’s a bad sign. These are signs that he doesn’t necessarily love you. 

He might greet all these individuals in your presence, but fail to fully acknowledge you as his woman. He is testing you to see how you will react, he might also refer to you as his friend, which is a red flag. 

4. He plays hard to get

If he’s good at communicating one minute and then finds it hard to reply to your messages the next minute, it’s a sign that he’s being deceptive with you, and may not love you. He’s trying to test you and isn’t genuine about his feelings. 

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More so, he wants you to crave his presence, which is otherwise, an insecure move. If an Aquarius man is suddenly playing hard to get, it should stir up suspicion. It would be best to have a conversation with him about the importance of the relationship, but if he keeps giving excuses, then you should consider being with him. 

5. He subtly criticizes you

he subtly criticizes you

An Aquarius man might tell you lovely things, and genuinely make you feel good about yourself, but still attack you. When he starts to subtly criticize you, it’s a form of manipulation. He might tell you that you look beautiful, but insist that you look better with makeup. 

He can also tell you how great your body is, but acknowledge that you need to hit the gym or cut down on your carbs. All these are signs that reveal his mind games. He wants to build his ego by making you feel less than what you are, this act is a major red flag.

6. He toys with your emotions

A common sign that an Aquarius man is deceptive with you is when he’s always messing with your feelings. He causes you to feel right about something but diminishes it with his behaviors. For example, he tells you that a lady he’s close to is nothing more than a friend and assures you he won’t hang out with her anymore, but he does and ensures you find out about it. 

Another example is needing validation about your feelings for him, but never validating his. All these actions are signs that he’s trying to control the relationship negatively.

7. He seduces you

A common tactic an Aquarius man would use on you is tempting you. This game is to test whether you’re easy to get or not, or could be in a serious association with him. Despite his attempts, don’t be tempted to fall for this scheme. Be yourself and don’t feel pressured by his words. 

When an Aquarius man likes you, he might test you to see how you’ll react in certain situations, and seducing you is one of those tests. If you love him, be sure to pass this test, or he might lose interest.

8. He’s never there for you

An Aquarius guy that professes his love for you should be there when you genuinely need him. If an Aquarius man starts making excuses for not showing up to important events or having your back when you direly need him, then acknowledge he’s playing a mind game. He wants you to continue desiring him, while he drastically creates a void with his absence. 

To ensure you don’t end up broken, be comfortable doing things all by yourself. If he persists in this act, you also need to reconsider your life with him. You don’t have to feel unimportant in any relationship.

9. Everything revolves around him

everything revolves around him

When an Aquarius guy is playing mind games with you, he won’t be able to hide the fact that everything revolves around him. It always has to be what he wants, or what he insists is the right way to go about things. 

The relationship is more of a ‘me’ thing than a ‘we’ thing, and there is a struggle to make memories with each other. He cares less about your feelings every day and is more concerned about what he can benefit from the association. This act is a sign that he’s being deceptive, and may not love you.

10. He acts emotionally

If an Aquarius guy’s emotions seem to fluctuate without reason, it reveals his mind games with you. If he’s mad at you at the slightest thought, or perhaps, happy that you did something insignificant, it’s a sign. You won’t be able to place where his emotions are surfacing from, and why exactly he’s acting in that manner. 

It would help if you encouraged him to control; his emotions, and talk to him about his mood swings. If he does love you, there’s no need trying to manipulate you by playing the victim or acting moody.

11. He makes false promises

An Aquarius male that is being deceptive with you will try to captivate you and keep the relationship going with his promises. He will promise you that he’s going to change; meanwhile, he doesn’t. 

If you notice any of the above-listed signs, and you talk to him about it, and he makes empty promises to pacify you, be well aware that it’s another form of a mind game. It also shows he doesn’t necessarily love you. He acknowledges that you’ll always forgive him, so he doesn’t hesitate to repeat those actions.


How do you know if he’s playing mind games?

If he seeks validation on your feelings for him but doesn’t validate his, it reveals his mind games. Also, if he’s never available, makes empty promises, hangs out with other people more, but reassures you that he loves you, then that Aquarius guy is being deceptive with you, and doesn’t necessarily love you.

How do Aquarius act when they like someone?

Spending quality time with a woman is one way an Aquarius male will show his affection towards her. His time is precious, and he’s willing to give it to a woman he likes. Though emotional, he will keep his emotions at bay until he feels she can duly handle it.

Why would a guy text you if he’s not interested?

A man would text a woman when he’s not interested, to stroke his ego. He wants to feel desired while hesitating to give affection back in return. He might also be insecure and want to know how you feel first before moving things forward.

How do you tell if a guy is fighting his feelings?

If his body language reveals that he’s interested, but he makes an effort to convince you otherwise, it’s a sign that he’s fighting his feelings. He will also act protective or express jealousy, but try to counter all these actions by being distant.

Where do Aquarius like to be touched?

Though an Aquarius male evades emotional expression, including physical contact with regular people, they enjoy these acts with people they love and have opened up to. Places like their feet and ankles are erogenous zones for an Aquarius male.

To Conclude

Did you enjoy this article? Remember that an Aquarius man can sometimes be distant with their emotions, which would result in them wanting to play mind games. Strive to find out why he’s acting the way he is, and if you can’t, then you should consider moving on with life. Leave a comment below if you found this article helpful, and share it with others.

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.

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