Leo Love Compatibility

Leo’s Love Style

Passionate, intense, and fiery, Leo loves hard. For Leos, love itself—whether falling in love, thinking about love, making love—is one of their favorite things in the world. A busy Lion will always make sure that there’s plenty of time for passion in his or her life.

Falling in love is easy for Lions. But finding a person who can match them and staying in love can be tough. Leo loves flirting and dating, and has no problem penciling new names onto the calendar. This sign loves the rollercoaster that is romance, from butterflies before the first date to catching their breath after the first time in bed. But while Lions thrive on the novelty of dating, they can be easily disappointed if their date fails to live up to their outsize expectations. That’s why Leos occasionally finds true love with partners they may have dated or broken up with in the past.

In the bedroom, Leo is playful, and frequently imagines that he or she is performing. Your Leo lover may want to capture your shared carnal experience on video or, at the very least, have a few strategically placed mirrors in the room. Leo loves dirty talk (especially praise for a job well done). Giving and generous when it comes to sex, Leo can spend hours pleasuring a partner—as long as the partner returns the favor.

Best Zodiac Love Matches for Leo

Libra: This air sign can temper Leo’s fiery nature, and the two love socializing, enjoying the finer things in life, and making every day truly pleasurable.

Scorpio: Leo and Scorpio match each other in their intensity, and social Leo can prevent deep Scorpio from brooding too much. This fire and water sign are an instant power couple who can make amazing things happen if they work together.

Aries: Leo and Aries are energetic, passionate, and believe that too much of anything—be it wine, food, or sex—is never enough. This shared appetite can be awesome but also exhausting, since this pair will stay up all night in pursuit of their pleasures.

Pisces: Leo often sees Pisces as tame and can get exasperated by the Fish’s fluid, imagine-all-points approach to life. But if Lions can get past that, they may just find a match that will show them how good (and steamy!) slow and steady can be.

Favorite Date Nights for Leo

Leos adore going out, getting wined and dined, and generally hitting the town. Lions love to dress up, and getting ready is as integral to the experience as the actual event. This sign lives for compliments and has been known to flirt with the bartender or server. He or she isn't trying to make you jealous—flirting is a kind of foreplay for Leo, and your Lion knows that you're the one going home with him or her.

The Deal with Leo and Earth Signs

When fiery Leo connects with sensual earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) they can't seem to let go. This puzzles Lions, who thrive on passion and intensity, and who assumes that earth signs are—well, too down to earth. Yet they come back to Bulls, Virgins, or Goats again and again. So can a true love match happen between a Leo and an earth sign?

Totally! Earth signs can ground Leo and place this fire sign on a more even keel, which is essential for getting things done. And both have a humanitarian streak. While Leos feel for the whole world, they can have trouble taking the next step to make a difference, but earth signs help them actually commit to that volunteer opportunity they’ve talked about for ages.

The trick to make this match work is that both parties need to give a little. Leo needs to sacrifice a Friday night to hang out on the couch, and earth signs need to join their Leonine lover at that glam, dress-up, see-and-be-seen soiree. Finally, each needs to recognize their own weaknesses and allow their partner to pull more than their weight in certain areas. For example, earth signs can choose the house and do the budgeting, while Leo can decorate and make sure that it’s fabulous.

How to Seduce a Leo

If you have an eye on a Leo, pounce fast. Leos are oblivious to subtle cues and appreciate direct action. A kindhearted sign, a Leo will never be mean-spirited even if her or she doesn’t feel the same connection that you do—and putting it all on the table today may turn into a "yes" a few months down the line. But in order to make that Lion want to connect, here are a few ways to be bold:

Get physical. This sensuous sign loves touch. Allow your hands to brush and give hugs instead of handshakes when you meet. A compliment works, too, because Leos put a lot of time into crafting how they present to the world. They like when people take notice.

Make a plan. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride or a whitewater rafting experience, Leo loves to fully explore the world, especially on once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Plus, making a plan from start to finish makes your Leo feel taken care of, which this sign loves.

Be inclusive. Remember that Leo has a “the more, the merrier” attitude. Cornering them for a convo while a party rages around you will make a Leo feel caged. Invite others into the dialogue, because Lions think good socializing skills are incredibly attractive.

How to Make Love to a Leo

Sensuous and generous, Leo is one of the Zodiac's sexiest signs, with a willingness to try anything once and a personal mission to make sure that his or her partner is satisfied every single time.

A Leo loves dirty talk, so narrating what you’re doing as you’re doing it is super sexy. Leos also love to hear that they've done a good job, and that you’re happy with their skills, so be generous with the carnal compliments.

Leo loves to look. If sex on video isn’t your thing, keep your Leonine lover happy by placing some mirrors near the bed. And this sign is very in tune with their sensuality, so don’t skimp on foreplay, naked massages, and worshipping every inch of their body. Remember, your Lion loves to purr just as much as he or she loves to roar. Exploring the gamut of sexual games, from slow, sweet coupling to biting and hair pulling, will keep a Leo happy and coming back for more.

If You Love a Leo Woman

Let her shine. A Leo woman loves to feel valued and nourished by her partner. Daily compliments, "just because" gifts, and date nights are essential to keeping her happy. Leo women also prize their friends, family, and work relationships. Don’t make her choose between you and someone else she loves—it’ll only end up hurting you. Know that when you fall for a Leo woman, you must love her friends and family, too.

How to Communicate With a Leo Woman

Be direct. Leos are so busy and with so many people in their orbit that they don’t have the time or energy to analyze subtext. If you want her to do something, or if you feel that there’s something she should be doing in the relationship, tell her. Passive-aggression will erode your relationship. And Leo doesn’t want you to worry about her feelings. Of course, you should say things in a loving, respectful way, but letting annoyance fester will only damage your bond.

If You Love a Leo Man

Believe in second chances. Naturally dominant and constantly on the make, Leo men see romantic possibilities everywhere. Even if they think they’re falling in love with you, it can be tough for them to actually turn down other options. That’s why Leos are infamous for putting the kibosh on a relationship just when it starts getting serious. But that doesn’t mean he’s gone forever. Sometimes, a Leo man needs to realize what he’s missing to truly commit. Understanding that—and believing in second chances—can pave the way for a happy (and long) pairing with a Leo.

How to Communicate With a Leo Man

Get over the past. A Leo man hates when past mistakes or transgressions come up, especially if he’s already apologized. To fight fair with a Leo man, focus only on the issue at hand, and let the past lie. Your Leo man will apologize when he's in the wrong, but fishing for an apology, or any other passive-aggressive behavior, can harm your relationship.

Should You Marry a Leo?

Yes! While dating may have ups and downs, breakups and makeups, once your Leo has made a decision, he or she is committed. Leo is passionate, loyal, and will always make your life together an adventure. A Leo will also ensure that your social life is active and that things will never feel boring or stale.

3 Signs That Leo Is Playing for Keeps

Fickle Lions may sometimes seem like they’re toying with your heart, but it can actually take a while for them to truly know that they want you. In the meantime, keep an eye out for these indicators of affection:

  1. They want to spend time with you. Lions love groups, so when a Leo decides to forego running with the posse in favor of hanging out one-on-one all weekend, that means they’re serious about you.
  2. They let you see their scruffy side. For Leo, appearances are everything. So when a Lion appears unshaven or without makeup, it’s a sign that he or she trusts you.
  3. They get vulnerable. Yes, even Lions need to cry sometimes. Leo is an expert at masking emotions, but when this sign cries or breaks down in front of you, understand that you've been promoted to a position of importance in their life.

Leo Relationship Red Flags

When Leos get cagey about their plans, it could be a sign that they’re ready to move on. Ordinarily, Leo thinks nothing of automatically inviting his or her partner to all events, so if you suddenly hear, "No thanks, I'd rather go by myself," something more could be going on. Lions consider sexuality integral to their vitality, so if yours frequently refuses sex or doesn't seem in the mood, something could be going on below the surface.

How Leo Deals With a Broken Heart

It’s all about image for this sign, which means that Leos will quickly delete their ex from social media feeds, and make sure that to post a prominent party shot to show that they are just fine, thank you very much. In order to move on, Leo will try to pack his or her calendar with as many plans as possible, and will likely go on dates even just a few days after a breakup. It’s not because they don’t care, but moving on is the best way for Leos to move forward.

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