Everything You Need to Know About Dating an Aries Man

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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 b-day :)” text! Knowing a potential boo’s zodiac sign can really help in understanding his behavior. 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, Insta sleuthing (hi, guilty), or just fantasizing 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 realized. 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.

The Aries Basics

Birthday: March 21 to April 19

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Fire

Ruling planet: Mars

Represented by: The ram

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

Love anthem: “Love Game” by Lady Gaga

Famous Aries men: Lil 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,

The Best Matches for an Aries man

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 Sagittarius' adventurous nature and Leo's flair for the dramatic. A dual-fire-sign couple is never bored!!!

Aries also loves Gemini’s curiosity and Aquarius’s eccentricity. Finally, Aries has an opposites-attract-style vibe with diplomatic Libra (they’re literally opposites on the zodiac). And of course, who could be a better match for an Aries than another Aries?

The Worst Matches for an Aries Man

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! 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!

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"!

All About Aries

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.

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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