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Dating the Leo Man

The Lion's Wants and Needs


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So you've met a Leo man...get ready for an affair to remember.

All Done Up

Most men are visually-oriented, and Leo's doubly so. That's why it pays to take time to do up your hair and wear your most flattering outfit. Go ahead and bring out the glamour reserved for special nights, even if you're going to the neighborhood Chinese place. The overall effect is key, and how confident you are with your own "presentation." He's enamored with a Look, as the natural expression of who you are. So it's all about exaggerating the unique way you shine, and being confident about who you are.

Leo men are show-oriented, that's just all there is to it. He's drawn to those that make him look good. This can be a fun social game, as the pair of you hit the town. He wants to show you off, and bask in the glory of having "caught" you. In the beginning, you might feel like the Queen to his King, showered with goodies and fun times. He's hot headed and all-man, who is energizing to be around. He's a romantic, passionate, warm-hearted, and it could be the time of your life....while it lasts.

The Queen and her Bad Boy King

But Leo men are known to be eternal bachelors always on the hunt. Just ask Jerry Hall, whose Leo man Mick Jagger "never grew up," even though she hoped he would. She's a Cancer (July 2nd) who dazzled him as a total Texas original, a whole lotta woman, but in the end, that lion couldn't be tamed. She's tried to hide her wounded heart with humor. Leo men attract with their swagger and masculine bravado, their steamy hungry eyes. There's a Leo quality of wanting to be the King of the pride, sought by many, and answerable to no one. It's that sense of entitlement that's both intoxicating and leads to lots of heartache.

The Lion in Love

That's not to say a lion can't be loyal. He's got a true heart, when the timing is right (he's matured) and your life together is epic and filled with dramatic love. A Leo wants life to be filled with celebrations and adventures. So if you're full of joie de vivre, he'll respond to that. Creating stand-out memories together will help form a strong bond. Another key is exploring different sides to who you are, and sharing that with him. When you take risks, he'll champion your efforts. He appears confident, but needs lots of praise and attention. If you genuinely believe in him and respect him, it'll show. You'll have no problem pumping him up when he needs it.

Beyond Stereotypes

If you've met a Leo, keep in mind that all the other planets have their say in his nature. For example, your Leo man might have an earth sign Moon (Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo), making him crave shared stability in his emotional life. Look also to Venus and Mars for clues on his complex nature. And above all, never let "what you've heard" about Leos keep you from taking a chance, and getting to know who he really is. Astrology gives us the outline of possibilities, but only in real life do we experience the energies play out.

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