8 things you should know before dating a Leo
Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, fam.
No itâ€™s not Christmas, no itâ€™s not the day you finally get your tax return back, itâ€™s Leo season.
Leos are known for being fireworks among an army of plastic bags. But I should warn you, if youâ€™re trying to start dating a leo, there are some things you should know first.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, as a Leo myself, I can assure you that Leos are the absolute best, but if Iâ€™m being honest, weâ€™re also kind of intense.
1. Give them attention, or give them your hot friend’s number
While the stereotype that allÂ Leos are attention whores all the time isnâ€™t alwaysÂ true, when it comes to being around somebody you love/like/lust for, it is. Leos donâ€™t just want you to shower them with attention, they need it.
Joke with them, complement them, put your arm around them, but just make sure your leo doesnâ€™t feel like theyâ€™re being ignored. Then theyâ€™ll either get pouty and try and try and pick a fight with you, or theyâ€™ll find somebody else whoâ€™ll give them all the attention they want and theyâ€™ll straight up ignore you.
Itâ€™s kind of like how real lions work. You gotta keep them well-fed and happy or else theyâ€™ll eat you alive.
2. Never expect them to be on time for anything
Leos spend a lot of time in front of the mirror when theyâ€™re getting ready because they just want to look perfect for you. And for themselves. And for everyone, really.
Leos care a lot about their appearance so donâ€™t get mad when your Leo can never show up to dinner on time. Itâ€™s not that theyâ€™re trying to be inconsiderate, theyâ€™re just trying to look their best.
3. Loyalty is their middle name
Getting a Leo to decide youâ€™re more than just casual material can be tricky, but once theyâ€™re ready to commit, theyâ€™re not letting go easily.
This quality really comes in handy when youâ€™re a year or two into dating a Leo and your mom dies, or something, but itâ€™s a quality thatâ€™ll make things super awkward if you decide after a couple months of dating that this relationship isnâ€™t working out.
Leos have a lot of pride and even if theyâ€™re not feeling it either, they donâ€™t want to admit theyâ€™ve made a lapse in judgement. Theyâ€™ll try and hold on to you for as long as they possibly can, even if theyâ€™re completely miserable.
But if you have to break up with them, just get ready for a fight thatâ€™ll last all night.
4. But when theyâ€™re done with you, theyâ€™re really done
Even though Leos can have a hard time letting go of relationships, once theyâ€™ve decided youâ€™re not worth their time, theyâ€™re over it.
They may be polite if you run into them on the street, but once you make a suggestion about hanging out, theyâ€™ll get icy cold and turn you down. And donâ€™t try texting. Theyâ€™ll just ignore you and send screenshots to all their friends so they can laugh about what a loser you are.
5. Beware the green-eyed monster
It comes with the territory of being stubborn and self-absorbed, but Leos get jealous a lot.
And don’t flatter yourself because it’s almost never going to be about you. Most of the time itâ€™s gonna be about the people theyâ€™re sort of friends but secretly hate. So if your Leo is acting extra pouty and down on themselves for no apparent reason, itâ€™s because theyâ€™re busy being petty.
Luckily, itâ€™s super easy to confront Leos about things because they love attention. Eventually theyâ€™ll admit whatâ€™s up and then it’s your job to gently remind them that theyâ€™re better than whatever loser theyâ€™re obsessing over anyway.
6. They have short tempers & even shorter memories
Leos have short, fiery tempers, and if they feel attacked, theyâ€™ll try and pick a fight with you. Not because they want to fight, but just because theyâ€™re prideful af.
Save yourself the energy and donâ€™t engage them.
Trust me, 9 times out of 10, Leos never want the fight to begin with. They just want you to say youâ€™re sorry and then get back to showering them with affection.
So instead of yelling, just do that instead. Your Leo will instantly calm down and get back to acting like a kitty cat.
7. They’re accidental flirts
Leos canâ€™t help it. Theyâ€™re just really charismatic, okay?
8. They’re not actually accidental flirts.
Okay, so thatâ€™s a lie. Leoâ€™s are too self-absorbed to do anything accidentally. It all goes back to that first rule we talked about. Attention.
If youâ€™re not giving it, Leoâ€™s gonna go get it somewhere else.
Consider yourself warned.