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How To Date An Aries

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So you’re dating an Aries (born March 21 – April 19) — it’s business time. Aries are on top of things. As the first sign of the Zodiac, they’re bound to be. Ask a room full of people which one of them is an Aries, and the Aries will confidently shoot their hand into the air and say, “Finally. I’m here, what do you need?”

Aries thrive on organization, so perhaps let them make the plans for the evening, or make a suggestion and let them go from there. They might pretend that they don’t want to have to take control, but they secretly love it.

May I offer you a warning for your date? It seems of all signs, Aries is the best at getting most easily offended. Now, before any Aries take offense, I’m not saying that you always are easily offended, I’m just saying they’re more inclined to be. Think of it as a compliment, Aries: you’re great at finding something to be offended by. Where most people would only wish they could be offended by something minor, you excel. So to you non-Aries folks, keep this in mind while on your date.

The Aries man is a force to be reckoned with; think of him as Russell Crowe in Gladiator shouting, “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!” all day long. If you’re lazy, just let him take the lead. The Aries woman is of a similar breed. They’re super determined and have lots of shit going on, to put it beautifully.

Warning: do not try to bullshit an Aries, as they will call you on it, and you will feel stupid. Don’t try to embellish anything about yourself or try to talk yourself up on your date — just be real with them. I’m not suggesting you put yourself down or don’t share your accomplishments, I’m just advising you not try to hoodwink an Aries. You’ll regret it.

Aries have a lot of rambunctious energy, so a good Aries date might be something like going to a rock show, jogging in the canyons, or lighting stuff on fire. Aries is a fire sign, after all. Also, I would advise that maybe you drive on your date. Aries are very aggressive drivers. Being a passenger in their car is kind of like being on Mr. Toad’s Wilde Ride, but without the fun Disneyland safety factor. (Aries, you guys offended yet? I’m sorry, I’m just telling it like it is. I’m a Scorpio so I have plenty of my own problems, if that makes you feel better.)

They’re also not shy about sharing their opinions. If you’re particularly stuck on something, you should just ask an Aries. You may not get the answer you were hoping for, but you’ll get at least six other answers. Pick and choose what suits you best, and thank the Aries for their time.

Be prepared for a fiery date with lots of passion. Have a plan. Buckle your seat belt. And don’t be startled if your Aries date just starts screaming. They just really, really love life. TC mark

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