Everything you need to know about dating an Aries man

He’s all emotion and ego, for better or worse.

Everything you need to know about dating an Aries man

There are just a few basics that need to be explored when you first start dating someone. Where is he from? What does he do for a living? Oh, and most definitely, when’s his birthday? This isn’t just for remembering when to send that “happy birthday” text! Knowing a potential boo’s zodiac sign can really help in understanding his behaviour. Astrology helps us break down personality traits, pet peeves, and, yes, even dating patterns. It can be fun and informative to look up his sign and see how yours works with his.

If you’re dating, Instagram sleuthing (hi, guilty), or just fantasising over an Aries man, we’re here to help you navigate him. These fiery rams are assertive, competitive, and just a little bit extra, but don’t be intimidated—they’ve got a real soft side too.

Luckily, astrology allows us to decipher personality traits, pet peeves, and so much more. And trust me when I say, there is sooo much more to an Aries man than you initially realised. So if your guy was born between March 21 and April 19, you’re in for a treat, but as it goes with any sign, there are some things you may want to keep an eye out for.

First, a Birth Chart Calculator

Not sure if your partner/crush is really an Aries? Put their birthday into this birth chart calculator to make sure:

The Aries Basics

Birthday: March 21 to April 19

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Fire

Ruling planet: Mars

Represented by: The Ram

Tarot card: The Emperor

Best crystals: Citrine, diamond, onyx, rose quartz, amber

Keywords: Bold, ambitious, wild, exciting, energetic, competitive, curious, driven, passionate, playful, assertive, competitive, extra

Love anthem: “Love Game” by Lady Gaga

Watch this romance movie together: Ten Things I Hate About You (1999), directed by Gil Junger

Famous Aries menLil Nas X, Paul Rudd, Chance the Rapper, David Oyelowo, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Pharrell Williams, Conan O’Brien, Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Hayden Christensen, Robert Downey Jr., Big Sean

An Aries Man's Best Traits

The thing about spending time with an Aries man is that no matter what you do, you have fun. There's just something about his natural playful and passionate nature that means even the most boring outing seems exciting...but if your Aries dude has anything to say about it, the outing he plans will be anything but boring. He's always ready to try something new and exciting, whether it's skydiving or inventing his own cocktail.

An Aries Man's Worst Traits

When things go wrong with Aries, they go wrong. This guy has a temper, and while he'd like to just argue it out so you can make up and move forward, not everyone will gel with his direct approach to conflict. And yes, he can get sulky if he doesn't get his way, too. Also, Aries can be a little...immature. Sometimes this vibe means you're having a blast revisiting your favorite Disney movies from childhood, and sometimes it means you're cringing at his fart jokes. Sorry!!!

The Best Matches for an Aries Man

Aries and Aries

Of course, who could be a better match for an Aries than another Aries? Two rams are better than one!

Aries and Gemini

Aries also loves Gemini’s curiosity. Air signs and fire signs go together like, well, a house on fire (in a good way....unless you cross them).

Aries and Leo

Fellow fire signs Leo and Sagittarius will love Aries’ high-tempo lifestyle, healthy love of competition, and truly unique personality. Being the same element, these fire signs have frictionless compatibility with each other and are most likely to get along well. Aries is particularly attracted to Leo’s flair for the dramatic.

Aries and Libra

Finally, Aries has an opposites-attract-style vibe with diplomatic Libra (they’re literally opposites on the zodiac). They don’t have a lot in common, but they’re drawn to each other all the same.

Aries and Sagittarius

Just like with Leo, fire signs Aries and Sagittarius burn bright together. This time, Aries is particularly drawn to Sagittarius’ adventurous nature. A dual-fire-sign couple is never bored!!!

Aries and Aquarius

Aries also thrives with air sign Aquarius. In this case, bold Aries is drawn to Aquarius’s eccentricity and the way they love to stand out in a crowd.

The Worst Matches for an Aries Man

Aries and Cancer

Aries is ruled by Mars, probs the most aggressive planet, so yeah, they don’t get along with everyone. In particular, Aries clashes with watery Cancer. It’s just too easy for Aries to accidentally hurt this sensitive lil crab bb’s feelings!

Aries and Capricorn

On the other hand, Aries and Capricorn can face some challenges. Capricorn has five-year-plans on five-year-plans, which Aries can find, well, kinda boring, TBH!

Aries and Pisces

Aries can also clash with water sign Pisces. Pisces is one of the most sensitive signs of the zodiac, while Aries is one of the boldest and most outspoken, plus, they have a temper. It's too easy for Aries to accidentally hurt Pisces's feelings, just by telling it like it is.

BTW, if you're incompatible...

That said, having incompatible Sun signs doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed—it just means you might have to put in a little work to really ~get~ each other. And compatibility is about so much more than your Sun sign anyway, so if your Moon signs or another part of your birth charts mesh well, you might be an astrologically blessed match anyway.

But even if your birth chart is full of Capricorn placements, if you make an effort to understand your Aries boo—and vice versa—you can have a great relationship too. And TBH, ~astrological tension~ can often lead to ~sexual tension~, so there’s something to be said for “incompatibility”!

Sex with an Aries Man

As a fire sign, Aries is PASSIONATE. They have no problem taking the initiative in the bedroom, and they might even have fun with a bit of power play (they have a bossy side, after all). In fact, Aries is almost always down to experiment in the bedroom. They’re naturally curious and playful, and to them, sex should be fun more than anything else. They’re always suggesting new sex positions, toys, kinks, and sex scenarios. Their sex lives are anything but boring!!! Like Sonic, Aries gotta go fast, which means they quickie connoisseurs.

A Relationship with an Aries Man

A relationship with an Aries man is FUN. This guy has an amazing sense of curiosity and seemingly endless reserves of energy—he'd much rather go skydiving together, or at least go on a hike, than Netflix and chill. Hopefully you can keep up!

An Aries Man in Love

While he might be a little noncommittal when you begin dating, once an Aries man is in, he is all in. He wants to spend all his time with you...in fact, he's kind of obsessed with you (in a good way!). He's not afraid to show his romantic side, so expect flowers on date nights, coffee in bed in the mornings, and lots and lots of passionate sex.

A Date with an Aries Man

Aries are naturally active. Which doesn’t mean you need to take them to the gym on the first date (though actually, they might be up for that). It just means that “Netflix and chill” is boring to them. They want to do stuff!!! That could be anything from visiting a new bar to taking a dance class together to skydiving. It’s all about ~the new~. So go ahead, start a Notes app list of every fun date idea you can think of, because your Aries man doesn’t want to do the same thing twice.

An Aries Man at Home

Aries is the type who doesn’t stay in one place for long. To them, their homes are simply a place for them to sleep before they go out! That said, they want their pad to be comfy, cozy, and clutter-free. The one exception: You might see evidence of Aries’ hobbies—even if they abandoned them. That cocktail-making class they took? Kickball team they joined? Yeah, you might see a ball or cocktail shaker around, because Aries has better things to do with their weekend than taking care of their “to-donate” box.

An Aries Man at the Office

Aries is amazing at coming up with brilliant new ideas for projects...but they might need a little help seeing them through to the end. They’re known for the creative ideas and can-do spirit, and they’re also just FUN. They’re the ones dressing up in full costume for Halloween, even if no one else is. Aries are also naturally bossy, so if they’re not THE boss yet, they kinda act like they are...or hey, they might prefer to be self-employed so they don’t have to answer to anyone else.

An Aries Man with Friends

Aries’ playful, outgoing nature make them a popular person to have around! Their friends are inspired by just how much sh*t they do every week, so Aries will never lack for a plus-one. They make friends easily, but hopefully you don’t cross them...Aries wants to be in charge and as fire signs, they’re naturally hotheaded.

A Gift for an Aries Man

To be honest, it’s hard to pick a gift that Aries *doesn’t* like! They’re playful, curious, and love trying new things, so really the only way to go wrong is to buy them something they’ve already told you they hate (and even then, they might just think it’s funny). Whether it’s a statement accessory or a set of fancy hot sauce, Aries is all about the BOLD. And consider an “experience” gift over something physical, like an all-day pass to the amusement park or tickets for their fave concert.

All About Aries Men

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and of the spring season, which is mirrored in his personality. He’s a natural trailblazer and interested in all things new, which lends him his intrinsic childlike curiosity and creativity. Aries defaults to a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed demeanor, ready for adventure at any given moment. He’s constantly on the go, and his natural optimism is universally attractive, no matter what your sign is.

When you’re feeling down, Aries is like an extra shot of espresso that perks you up. Even on your worst days, that Aries fire can boost your mood and give you a reason to smile. His sign is ruled by Mars, planet of assertion and ego, making him very competitive, and he easily views everything as a game to be won. So when he’s on team YOU, he does whatever he can to help you bring home the gold!

He’s a truly good person with the best intentions, and when you’re with an Aries, it’s like being with a true best friend all the time. There’s a certain platonic element to your relationship that makes up for the typical lack of romance, and you’ll learn to enjoy the spontaneity he brings to the table. He knows how to work his charm just right to win over your heart, but he’s genuinely a total sweetheart. He can be a heartbreaker, sure, but it’s never on purpose—he just loves to have fun, sometimes overlooking the bigger picture and being a little naive as a result.

When it comes to sex, he’s always ready for action, and his vibrant libido provides him with an eternally burning sense of horniness that is nearly impossible to extinguish. That combined with his high energy level and desire to please makes him sexual dynamite. Even if you climb on top or assume a dominant role, he’ll still want some degree of control and participation. The intensity you experience with him in the heat of the moment is well worth it, and he rarely (if ever) leaves you wanting more.

His sign is one that makes you breakfast in bed, sends an enormous bouquet of flowers to your job, and gives you handwritten love notes on a whim.

As great as all these fiery vibes are, there are some downsides. Again, because he’s the technical baby of the zodiac, Aries is notoriously needy. He’s not selfish, per se, but he requires a certain amount of coddling and needs a partner who is up to the challenge—you’re regularly going to give, give, give. Aries’ emotions can be a LOT, which leads to passionate declarations of love but also some serious grumpiness when things aren’t going his way. He’ll pitch a fit for a while, but it ends almost as quickly as it began, and things go back to normal.

However, when he wants to treat you well in return, it’s always a huge deal. Aries’ motto is “go big or go home,” so when he wants to do something for you, it’s monumental. His sign is one that makes you breakfast in bed, sends an enormous bouquet of flowers to your job, and gives you handwritten love notes on a whim, just because he wants to. Certainly, he’s a lot to handle, and if weren’t for his heart of gold, not many would be able to accept the challenge of dealing with an Aries.

If you’re looking for a sign that will cuddle with you in bed all morning, enjoy a lazy Sunday on the couch, or show his sensitive side, you’re barking up the wrong tree. A relationship with an Aries is like nannying a toddler at the worst of times, and butting heads with the archetypal ram is a huge pain in the ass! But if you can handle the lows, the high points of your relationship are incredibly rewarding. Being with an Aries is like having your own fountain of youth—his childlike curiosity promises to take you on many an adventure, his eagerness to please is endearing and adorable, and you’re guaranteed to make great memories together!


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