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