How To Date A Leo

How To Date A Leo

So you’re dating a Leo. Are they aware you’re dating? Hey, I’m just kidding. Leos, born July 23 – August 22, are known as the prideful, slightly egomaniacal sign of the Zodiac. I’m betting Patrick Bateman is a Leo (though I wouldn’t be surprised if he was Scorpio.) Leos are a fire sign, and are thus, very fiery and passionate. And oh man, do they love themselves. Ask a Leo how many Leos it takes to screw in a light bulb and they’ll respond, “I’m awesome.”

Leos love being the center of attention, the way Milhouse loves capri pants. Everything’s coming up Leo! Leos hustle and they’re not afraid of anyone getting in their way. You should be afraid of getting in a Leo’s way. The Leo believes that everything pretty much revolves around them, which can make dating a Leo very difficult.

When on a date with the Leo, be sure to compliment them on their creative pursuits – and being a Leo, they will likely have many creative pursuits. Leos don’t do just one thing. There’s always something on the side. They’re a poet/ad man. An actor/designer. A musician/Slash (Slash is a Leo). If you really want to piss off a Leo, wait for them to bring up their big creative project, nod and say, “Yeah, I saw the Kickstarter” and nothing else.

Remember in season 4 of Mad Men when Don left Faye for Megan and Faye told him, “I hope she knows you only like the beginnings of things?” She may as well have been talking about a Leo. Leos love beginnings, but they have a hard time following through. You’ll have a great, romantic date with a Leo, and never hear from them again. Leos are romantics at heart but without the follow-through. And every Leo male who is reading this right now thinks I wrote it about them. And I know they’re reading it because it had “Leo” in the title. They can’t help it. Leos have themselves convinced that Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” is actually about them, somehow.

Want to know something good about Leos? They’ll turn any party from a dud into a dazzler. You really wanna get the party started, lock a few Leos in a room with some smooth ‘80s jazz and watch things get interesting. Don’t let anyone tell you Leos aren’t good at sharing — they’re excellent at sharing their OPINIONS. Drop a debate into that party and some knives, and watch a real Leo knife fight emerge. Much like the fights in West Side Story, at least six Leos are guaranteed to break out into dance. So if you’re going to a party, bring your Leo as your date. The hostess will thank you for it, though they will be dismayed if the knife fight doesn’t have enough jazz hands. Make sure the Leo jazz hands it up.

On your date, be sure to give your Leo lots of attention and admiration, but try to find the right balance between showering them with praise and sticking your head so far up their ass you could wear them as a hat. If you really want to keep this Leo, you’ve got to remain grounded.

It’s like holding a balloon – you’re planting firmly on the ground, while the Leo is floating around in the sky. Hold tight. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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