Sometimes, it can be pretty challenging to maintain a relationship with a Pisces man. They need assurance of your love, and you’ll probably be put under a test in the early stages of your relationship.

Now, I’m sure you want to find out how a Pisces man tests you, so stay with me, and you’ll get the answer.

First of all, if you’re in love with a Pisces man, you need to know that men born under this zodiac sign are very emotional, which has probably led them to getting their heart broken several times.

That’s why Pisces guys develop different kinds of defense mechanisms, so they don’t get hurt ever again.

After being hurt so many times, they’ll probably need to be sure of the feelings of the other person the next time they start a relationship with someone.

So, if you ask me if a Pisces man will test you at the beginning of a relationship, my definite answer is YES and I’m completely sure of it.

Before a Pisces man falls in love with you, he’ll want to be sure that his feelings are reciprocated and that your intentions with him are real and honest.

Pisceans are known as the most sensitive sun sign and you really have to be careful with the way you treat them. Once you hurt them and lose their trust, it’ll be an almost impossible task to get their forgiveness.

People born under this water sign are true artists. They’re also very generous and empathetic.

They’re always there for others, and they’re the first ones people come to when they need a shoulder to cry on or just someone who’ll listen and understand them.

A Pisces man likes a woman who is compassionate, and he’ll appreciate honesty and emotional reciprocity above everything else. A woman who plays hard to get won’t get his attention because that’s actually his game.

There are two negative traits of Pisces that frustrate me the most; it’s their laziness and their mood swings.

It seems like Pisces guys are riding on an emotional rollercoaster all the time. It’s basically like they’re on their period every single day.

I am married to a Pisces guy, so trust me, I know what I’m talking about. Sometimes, it just seems to me like he’s the woman in our marriage, lol. Thank God I’m a Libra and patience is my bright side.

Their overly emotional nature can be a major turn off sometimes, but when we honestly love someone, we need to accept them with all of their flaws and imperfections.

However, once you “pass his test” and once your Pisces guy falls in love with you, he’ll definitely make you feel like a queen and you’ll see that it was all worth the effort.

How does a Pisces man test you to see whether you’re truly girlfriend material?

Below are many little things that may reveal that your Pisces man has put you on a test just to realize whether your feelings for him are honest and whether it’s a good decision to start a serious relationship with you.

The bottom line is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. These aren’t some awful mind games because Pisceans hate those the most. This is just how he wants to realize whether you’re his soulmate or not.

Pulling away

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The worst thing is that most women misunderstand these kinds of tests from guys and start thinking that they’ve lost interest in them. That’s why you should really think about how you’ll respond to his pulling away.

The first time you notice that your Pisces guy is pulling away, don’t immediately start asking him a lot of questions or sending him tons of texts.

I know you want to find out the reason for his distant behavior, but doing this will only suffocate him, and that will make him pull even further away.

Remember that this is the way he’s testing you to see how you’ll respond in different situations. That’s why you should show understanding when you notice that he’s pulling away.

Send him a text saying you’re there for him and that you’ll wait until he feels ready to talk about it.

Ignoring your calls and text messages

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He’ll probably ignore that text message, along with all the others you decide to send him. It’s just how he wants to see how you’ll react in a situation like this.

He wants to see if you are understanding, patient, and compassionate or if you’ll be too stubborn and persistent to talk about it.

Now, you probably think that by being persistent and begging him to talk, you’ll show him that you care for him and that you’re afraid of losing him.

No, and this is a big NO. That way, you’ll only make him think that you’re a very needy, clingy, and emotionally immature woman.

Listen to my advice; if he ignores your texts or calls, just tell him you’ll be there when he decides to talk and leave him alone for some time. He’ll see that you’re compassionate and full of understanding and it’ll make him reach out faster.

Shutting down

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Pisces males generally have a problem with opening up to the woman they’re dating. One of a Pisceans’ personality traits is their sensitivity as they think that it makes them less manly, so they try to hide that part of their nature.

If you’re a Virgo or an Aquarius woman, you’ll understand him because you also have a hard time opening up to someone, and you choose to hide your feelings in front of people who are close to you.

If your Pisces male shuts down to the point that it becomes impossible to communicate with him, it probably isn’t because you did something wrong to him; it’s again because he wants to see how you’ll react at that moment.

Again, don’t be too pushy. If something is bothering him, leave him to talk about it when he feels ready to. Smothering him definitely won’t make him open up to you any faster.

The silent treatment

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Once again, a Pisces male needs a partner who is compassionate. He’s empathetic and he’s the one who’s always there for everyone, and he needs to have someone to lean on in every situation no matter what.

A Pisces man likes and appreciates his personal space in a romantic relationship. That’s why he needs a considerate partner who won’t intrude on his personal space and who’ll understand his needs.

If he suddenly gives you the silent treatment, don’t immediately start to question your actions and try to find a mistake in them because that silent treatment probably isn’t your fault.

He just wants to know if you will give him some alone time in moments like those or if you’ll pressure him to talk with you. So, you should go silent and leave him to reach out when he feels ready to do so.

Prioritizing his buddies over you

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We all know how their best friends, their pals, are important to guys. Actually, our girlfriends are important to us, too, but we always know our priorities.

When you’re in a relationship with someone and you swear you love that person, nothing and no one should be more important than that person to you.

I am not saying that you should forget your best friends, but your partner should always be on the top of your priority list.

If your Pisces guy suddenly starts spending way too much time with his friends than with you, it’s because he wants to see if it will bother you and how you’ll react to it.

Now, this is something you shouldn’t allow if you want him to take your relationship to the next level.

Hanging out with friends occasionally is perfectly normal and fine, but prioritizing them over you every time isn’t and should never be okay. Be direct about this and tell him how much it bothers you.

He’ll push your buttons

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He’ll try to get you in some very uncomfortable situations just to provoke a reaction from you. Don’t give him that pleasure.

Stay calm and prove to him that you don’t get angry so easily. Although it can be very annoying sometimes, just try to show empathy and solve things in a calmer manner.

Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive thinking in those situations. Eliminate everything bad and don’t allow him to get into your head.

If you’re an Aries, Taurus, or Virgo woman, this will be a little more difficult for you because we all know how easily you get annoyed.

However, you need to learn to tame your temper and not allow him to win.

Playing hot and cold

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In the early stages of your relationship, you’ll never be able to understand where you stand with your Pisces guy. That’s only because he’ll try to test you with some little things that will be too confusing to you.

One day, he’ll behave as the perfect boyfriend, showering you with affection and attention. The next day, he’ll be so cold and distant that it will make you think that he truly has a split personality.

Don’t allow his apparent ‘mood swings’ to discourage you or make you give up on your Piscean guy. Keep in mind that this is only temporary, and soon, he’ll be sure of your feelings for him and he’ll stop playing these games.

Cancelling plans at the last minute

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This one will be the worst for you; it was definitely the most frustrating test for me. I was trying to stay calm every time, but it’s so freaking difficult.

I would be getting ready for an hour or more, and I swear it seemed like he was spying on me from somewhere.

The moment I was getting out of the house, he would send a text message saying how something has come up and how he needs to cancel our date.

I knew he was testing me because he would almost immediately send another text asking me if I was angry and how he could make up for it.

I was all like idk, everything is just fine. So, he wanted to see my reaction, but he also didn’t want to make me think that he didn’t care for me at all.

After some time, I got used to it, and he stopped doing it when he realized that he was not getting the reaction he hoped from me.

The same thing will be with you, but you’ll really need to be patient and spend many nights calming yourself down while you’re taking off your makeup after you’ve almost been bailed.

He’ll also try to test your boundaries

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The best thing for you would be to set some clear boundaries right at the beginning of your relationship, so that your partner will know the things you are and aren’t okay with.

However, don’t be surprised if he starts testing your boundaries, too. He just wants to see how much you can tolerate and if there are any things he can get away with in your relationship.

He wants to see whether you’ll stick to your words or if you’ll allow him to disrespect you by violating your boundaries.

Once you set and define healthy boundaries in a relationship, you must stick by them no matter what, and you also must respect your partner’s boundaries. It’s really necessary if you want to have a healthy relationship.

Questioning your loyalty

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If you’re a Sagittarius, Aquarius, or Gemini woman, he’ll definitely start questioning your loyalty in the early stages of your relationship. Ha ha, sorry girls, but you’re known as the least loyal zodiac signs.

The fact is that we all question our partner’s loyalty at the beginning of a relationship. We still don’t know each other well and it’s perfectly normal to question each other.

However, this problem shouldn’t continue throughout the relationship. Once the trust is built between you and your partner, these kinds of tests and questioning aren’t allowed.

He won’t reach out first after a fight

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A Pisces male needs an emotional supporter. He’ll always look for emotionally stable partners like Leo, Capricorn, and Virgo women are.

He’s fully aware of his overly emotional nature, and that’s why he won’t reach out after a quarrel. He’ll leave that part to you.

That can also be seen as some kind of test because he wants to check whether you’re emotionally stable and whether you’ll be able to solve the conflict without making unnecessary drama about it.

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Wrapping up

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So, how does a Pisces man test you? If you’ve noticed any of these mind games from above, it’s pretty obvious your Pisces guy has put you on a test. Now, it’s only up to you as to how you’ll respond to it.

Don’t think that his little test means that he’s playing with you or that he doesn’t have any feelings for you because that’s wrong.

He’s actually doing it because he’s in love with you and wants to be sure that his feelings are reciprocated.

Actually, Pisces males hate playing games. They just don’t have time for that because they’re focused on looking for the right person.

They don’t want someone to have fun with; they want to find someone with whom they’ll be able to spend their life with.

It’s like the famous relationship astrologer, Anna Kovach, says; “Most Pisces men are looking for their one and only, so they don’t do a whole lot of playing.”

When it comes to their love compatibility, Pisces are most compatible with Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio and, surprisingly, Pisces women. A Pisces and Scorpio combination is a true match made in heaven.

It’ll be very difficult to maintain a relationship between Pisces and Geminis and Pisces and Sagittarius because they are least compatible with these two zodiac signs.

So, if your sign is Gemini or Sagittarius, you should either arm yourself with patience or forget your Pisces man.

As I already said, I’m married to a Pisces guy and our relationship was really full of ups and downs, but as you can conclude by yourself, I’ve passed his tests and we have somehow managed to stay together and endure it all.

Now, I can proudly say that I am very happy because of it and I wouldn’t change my Pisces man for anything. You’ll see; it’ll definitely take a lot of effort, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.

I am wishing you all the luck in the world and keeping my fingers crossed that you pass the tests and win over your Pisces guy’s heart forever.