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Meeting a new partner, or going on a blind date can be scary because we literally know nothing about this person. What if you say something offensive? What if he likes to jog around Central Park for two hours in the morning, and you recite a dissertation on the love you have for sleeping on your couch during the day in the pajamas your Grandma Mertle gave you?
Or maybe what if he's really sweet at first, then later on down the road (when you've spent lots of time together) something catches you by (unpleasant) surprise?! Even if it does work out, don't you just want to know ahead of time?
It's only natural to feel a little anxious beforehand, so why not get a leg up on your date (no pun intended — or maybe it was — that's for you to decide) and learn a little about his sign? It may not be gospel, but at least it can give you a peek inside his head!
Don't believe in this mumbo jumbo? Read it anyway; you just may find out something about yourself that you didn't realize. Keep an open mind, but most of all, have a good time!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Is there an Aries guy you've had your eye on? Expect him to be enthusiastic but laid back. With his competitive nature, he may not be the one to Netflix and chill, but he may drag you to climb an indoor mountain, or to his friend's big gathering. He may be a bit impulsive, so if you're more of a planner, then it may be a good idea to get that out in the open quickly.
Aries men are determined but also passionate, so be prepared for him to lead the way. His short temper may be a huge turn-off, but don't forget, it's a partnership, and relationships are work. Let him know how you feel; he'll appreciate it.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A bull is the symbol for a Taurus, and for good reason! They'll be stubborn, but reliable. They're into touching, and can be sensual, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you feel about your man.
The Taurus guy needs a confident companion who likes activities that involve using hands, like gardening, or even cooking. If he wants to make you dinner instead of taking you out, DO IT! He'll appreciate stability, so try not to change things up on him often.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The Gemini man will be sharp, and quick witted; telling jokes and being the center of attention won't be foreign to him. Because he's a smarty-pants, he'll be into books, and music, and will likely attempt to venture out to enjoy those activities.
This gentle guy won't like to be alone, so expect to be hanging around a lot and making memories. He might be a little anxious, but that's OK because you'll be there to help him calm his nerves.
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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Now, if hanging on the couch, catching up on Orange Is The New Black is your thing, a Cancer is the one to do it with. Cancer's are a bit sensitive, and can sometimes see the world from a pessimistic viewpoint, but with a little guidance and compassion, you can cheer him right up!
Though he may be shy at first around your friends, and family, once he gets to know them, he will get attached and make it a point to do what he can to help anyone, and everyone around him. That could cause an issue if it's interfering with your relationship, so always be honest if you feel he's being taken advantage of, and make sure YOU'RE not the one doing it!
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
It's going to be had to resist a Leo's charm; not only is he going to be the leader, but he will always take the initiative when it comes to any complications that may arise. While he's creative, and passionate, he could also be full of himself. It'll be up to you to let the air out every now and then.
Leo's tend to like expensive things, so you can expect to be gallivanting around fancy restaurants, or places to keep your strong lion happy. If you have a lot of friends, and tend to ignore the guy your with for your sister soul mates, he may get upset; they like attention. But like a puppy, they can be trained. You don't have to give up your girl time, but definitely make some time for your Leo.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
The Virgo man may be shy at first, but no worries, he is most definitely paying attention to what you're saying. This loyal man may enjoy nature themed activities, or even a quiet night in snuggling up on the couch with his favorite book.
He's going to be someone who is very detail oriented and methodical, so if you can handle that, go for it! Virgo's can be sensitive and down on themselves, so he'll need you to pick him up on occasion. He will be hardworking, though, so if you're looking for someone who is willing to work his ass of, a Virgo is your guy.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libras like peace and harmony, so don't expect many disagreements. Libras avoid confrontation at all costs, so make sure to keep the lines of communication open or you may accidentally misconstrue his laid back personality as a "Yes, I'm totally down for that!" when it's really "I'd rather just sit back and hang."
Because they're into being fair, quiet, and down to earth, any loud mouth friends you have could scare him. Being diplomatic is one of the biggest, most known traits for a Libra, so even if he says he's having fun with Marissa, your BFF from 3rd grade who likes to obnoxiously call out wait staff, he's probably not.
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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
A Scorpio will play it calm and cool, but don't be fooled; much like the Taurus man, he can be stubborn and distrusting. That doesn't mean you need to stay away, it just means you need to have some patience and compliment his weaknesses with your strengths.
I hope you can take a joke because Scorpio's love to tease, and be playful, so don't take it personally, it's all part of being with this sign. If you're one to keep secrets, or withhold information, I'd try to free yourself of that burden, because these guys do NOT like secrets. It would be a shame to lose a great relationship over a minor omittance on your part.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The Sagittarius guy is going to be the life of the party, telling jokes, mingling, and just being generally outgoing. He might say things, or make promises just to get you to like him, and not be able to deliver on those promises, so be careful. Take everything he says with a grain of salt, but don't be overly suspicious; they tend to lean towards being impatient, and hate feeling closed in.
I'd let this relationship flow naturally, and be patient to see if there are any sparks.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorn men are family oriented, and very practical. They can be a bit of a know-it-all so be confident around him, and let him know that's a no-go if it becomes too much of a problem.
Capricorns tend to hold grudges, so keep that in mind if you're in the middle of a spat and say something hurtful; it'll be hard to take that back. He will probably love music, so concerts and karaoke nights are in your future; get that disco ball ready and start showing him your dance moves or prepubescent vocals. It's all good because he will laugh and enjoy it all!
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Dating an Aquarius man can be a totally enriching experience, since these guys really care about making an effort to do things for other people and animals in need. Whether it be volunteering at an animal shelter together, or feeding the homeless, Aquarius men want to know that you're going to be right up there with them, pitching in.
And even though these guys tend to run from typical emotional conversation, you'll want to find good ways of connecting on a deeper level so you can keep your relationship alive and kicking.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
You're going to find your Pisces to be an emotional man, and overly trusting, so be gentle with his heart. This man hates violence or cruelty of any kind, so suggesting a trip to some animal rescues may be a nice way to nurture that side of him, while also being able to see for yourself just how compassionate he is.
Seeing how selfless he can be may just knock your socks off, so be ready! Pisces men aren't huge fans of having their past thrown in their face, so I'd steer clear of any talk of past relationships, unless he initiates it.
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