How To Get Your Date To Fall In Love With You, Based On Their Star Sign
The secret's written in the stars.
Hold up a minute – let's rewind. We totally know that guys are already falling at your feet and all – you don't need any help there – but if you really like someone, you might as well use the tools at your disposal to get him exactly where you want him. Rather than going full-scale witch and casting a spell, brewing up a love potion, or hitting Amazon for some oxytocin spray, finding out what makes your crush tick – what he likes and appreciates – is a sure fire way to get him even more hot for you.
Though monthly horoscopes might sound a little far fetched at the best of times, humans have been using zodiac signs – that is, the yearly cycle of 12 different constellations through which the sun moves, corresponding to individual months of the year – for thousands of years, believing that just as the moon controls the Earth's tides, the position of stars and planets at certain times can influence our personalities and behaviors. For example, those born between May 21 and June 20 – i.e. Geminis – are famously said to have dual personalities and great communication skills. And just sayin' but we aren't nearly as separate from the universe as our big brains think we are: we are the universe.
So, what have you got to lose (apart from any memory of his actual birthday)? Hack into your date's heart with these zodiac-specific dating tips.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Boost Their Ego
If your date's an Aries, he's bound to adore a good stroke – of his ego. So, go ahead: be open about how much you enjoy his conversation, how hot he is, how much you loved that painting of his you saw on Instagram. Most importantly, be genuine and willing to listen to to his words.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Gift Them
Tauruses love to attach meaning to things; find or make them a thoughtful gift and they'll be incredibly grateful. Why not wrap yourself up in your best lingerie and make that gift you? You know he likes it.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Teach Them a Lesson
Nothing turns on a Gemini like intelligence, so if you have a special skill, talent or knowledge, share it with him. Even better if you can surprise him by taking him somewhere new or unexpected – even if that's the secret den you crudely carved out of the bush in your back garden.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Cook Up a Candlelit Dinner
The way to a Cancer's heart is through his stomach – well, like pretty much all men really – and the more comforting the better. Cancers can be quite romantic and they love to feel intimacy and connection. Who could argue with a few candles, a bottle of red and a plate of microwave mac 'n' cheese? Definitely not us.
Leo (July 23-August 22): Be Attentive
He may not have a golden mane and a bellowing roar, but he's the head honcho of the pride. Leos love to be the center of attention; they love to feel needed and desired, so be sure to let him know how handsome he is and be open with your feelings.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): Show Your Appreciation
Does your Virgo always go the extra mile for you? Does he surprise you with little gifts or regularly help you out with things? Perhaps he's always at your beck and call to bring you to an earth-shaking orgasm. Notice all the things he does and show your appreciation. Leave him a romantic thank you note or, even better, return the favor.
Libra (September 23-October 22): Build That Bond
Libras love to be romanced and adored. They also really care about creating lasting bonds, and know how to do so intuitively. Romance them, put some effort in. With Libras, the more you put in, the more you get out.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Go Deeper
Hey! Shush your naughty mind. For Scorpios nothing beats a deep, emotional conversation – screw the small talk. Accept your Scorpio for everything he is – darkness as well as light – and you're sure to win his heart. And okay, yes, we are also talking about sex: sex is extremely important to the Scorpio because it's another way to experience intimacy. A sensual, erotic evening is on the cards!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Go on an Adventure
Whisk him away on a surprise adventure – don't say where. The Sagittarius loves adventure and spontaneity. The glass-half-full guy, he's bound to enjoy it, wherever you take him.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Share Your Goals
Capricorns are great planners and strategists, and they love to leave a lasting legacy. Why not suggest spending the weekend volunteering together? Always with his eyes on the horizon, your Capricorn loves to be part of a power couple. Don't be afraid to talk about your future aspirations.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18): Give Them Space
Don't feel put out when your Aquarius leaves you out of his social plans – he likes to be free to have his own friends and social circle. He loves personal freedom so be sure to give him space to be alone when he needs it. Finally, appreciate his individuality – it's why you were attracted to him in the first place, right?
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Be There For Him
He's a water sign? No shit. This guy's pretty emotional, and like a river, he has his ups and downs. The best thing you can do for him is be supportive; let this sensitive soul know he can rely on you and make time to spend together doing meaningful things.
For more dating advice, here's how to chill the fuck out about texting your crush.
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