Ah, the elusive Gemini man! How many hearts does he have to break before we finally get that these guys often just don’t want to settle down?
But why are they so hard to tame? What about them makes them so fickle in love?
As a Relationship Astrologer, I’ve had some direct experience with Gemini men and I think I know what makes him tick and why he’s so cagey.
Keep on reading to understand the Gemini and the mental processes behind his difficulty committing!
5 Reasons Why A Gemini Man Refuses To Commit
1. He’s Easily Distracted
Gemini men are associated with the third house of the Zodiac, the house of communication, siblings, and day to day comings and goings. It’s a house that is very grounded into the present moment and what’s happening right now.
Think of the Gemini’s mind like a daily newspaper. It heralds a new big headline every day, and every day he spreads himself far and wide to make sure the public is informed about today’s big news. And the next day, he does it again with something totally different (perhaps even contradictory).
Long story short, he’s too focused on what’s new, hot, and up and coming to stick to one person sometimes. Sure, today you’re the ‘it’ thing, but tomorrow it might be Emma down the block as far as he knows.
Since he’s so distractable in this way, he doesn’t often feel comfortable committing to one person – since they just won’t be on his mind for too long, in most cases.
2. He’s Super Social
These traits trickle down to the Gemini, who is likely the most social sign of the Zodiac. He simply cannot tolerate loneliness, and introspection is not his friend.
As a result, the sheer number of people he meets tends to far outweigh the rest of us. He flits around from person to person like a hummingbird, sharing gossip and stories along the way.
This can leave him wondering why he even needs a long-term partner. Geminis are typically pretty comfortable with hook-ups and they easily get their social needs met. So, he could find himself asking, why bother?
Having one person to go deep with is harder for him than having many more shallow relationships. He’s far more comfortable catching up for a bit then moving right on to the next friend in line.
3. He Craves Freedom
A Gemini is what’s known as a mutable sign, along with four other signs in the Zodiac. Mutable signs need room to react to life in whatever way they see fit in the moment.
Being so reactionary and so inconsistent, they need to feel like they aren’t going to be upsetting anyone if they want to make advances with someone. And being in a relationship sort of changes that, so I hear.
If they sense a flirty vibe pop up between themselves and someone new, they need to feel free to pursue that without worrying about their girl at home.
Are Geminis players? You could say that many fit the bill. They have very little anchoring them and so they’re like a weather vane that needs to turn wherever the wind points it, even if it’s in the direction of multiple different women in a day or week!
4. He’s Aware Of All His Options
Geminis, being ruled by the planet of mental processes (Mercury), have the quickest minds of any sign. They have very active noggins that are constantly considering every potential.
For this reason, they struggle to make choices and stick to them. They’re so acutely aware of what they’re missing out on if they choose one single thing that it can be petrifying to them to really settle into any one thing.
In the relationship realm, this is part of why they sometimes struggle to stay loyal to their partner. They know that their partner has some great qualities, but they also see the great qualities of Megan, Lauren, and Ashley.
This is one highly agitating quality of the Gemini… they just can’t be satisfied with what they have! If it helps, the Gemini typically isn’t the biggest fan of this part of himself either.
5. He Intellectualizes Too Much
Geminis are not the type to throw caution to the wind and follow their heart. Emotions are not his forte on most days, and so trusting their gut is a foreign idea to them.
This means that even if they are in love with you, their overactive minds are beating all the potential scenarios regarding pursuing you to death… it sucks the fun and intrigue right out of the interaction.
He’s thinking far too much about the “what ifs” much of the time – what if it doesn’t work out, what if she’s different than I think, what if I find something better, etc.
This is one reason why they struggle to commit in the first place. They’re thinking way too hard to truly experience their emotions and all the joy they could be getting from just sitting in the experience of loving you.
In order to understand why a Gemini can’t commit it’s important to grasp two things: his ruling planet Mercury and his mutable nature.
Mercury is speedy, lives in the moment, and changes direction more often than any other planet. It rules the mind and mental processes as well as daily events and routines.
This means that the Gemini has a quicksilver mind that never stops investigating every new potential that pops up. It’s examining every option at all times, which makes settling on just one a huge challenge for the Gemini.
His mutable nature means that he needs to feel free to react any way he sees fit in the moment, regardless of who he has made social contracts with (read: regardless of if he’s dating someone or not).
All of these factors add up to someone who could find settling into a long-term relationship to be a special kind of torture for him.
It’s not an easy truth but it’s the truth… Geminis often just aren’t built for the long haul!
Have you ever tried to get a Gemini to commit? What happened? Enlighten us down below in the comments!
If you want to know if it’s worth continuing to pursue Geminis then check out my quiz here to find out if you might be the exception to every Gemini rule!
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Wishing you all the luck in the Universe,