Astrology can help us understand more about ourselves and the people we love/date/hopelessly crush on—no matter their gender. For more deets on Pisces compatibility, check out our guide to dating a Pisces woman and our gender-neutral guide to dating a Pisces.
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 stalking (hi, guilty), or just fantasizing over a Pisces man, we’re here to help you navigate this emotional water sign. These mystical mermen are dreamy and romantic and, uh, they have a lot of feelings.
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 a Pisces man than you initially realized. So if your guy was born between February 12 and March 20, 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 Pisces Basics
Birthday: February 12 to March 20
Ruling planets: Jupiter and Neptune
Represented by: The fish
Keywords: Dreamy, playful, emotional, artistic, fickle, romantic, creative, sensitive, idealistic, intuitive, mystical
Love anthem: “In My Feelings,” by Drake
Famous Pisces men: Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Trever Noah, Oscar Isaac, Stephen Curry, Fred Rogers, Jon Hamm, Josh Groban, Chris Martin, Seal, Daniel Craig, Shaquille O’Neal, Bryan Cranston, James Van Der Beek, Common, Rob Lowe, James Van Der Beek, Benji and Joel Madden, Tyler the Creator, Adam Levine
The Best Matches for a Pisces Man
Pisces is an idealistic and romantic sign, so it’s only natural that Libra is a perfect match! Libra is ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, love, and pleasure, and Libras are optimistic and open-minded, just like Pisces.
Fire sign Sagittarius is another great match for Pisces! Both need to have a sense of freedom, so giving each other space isn’t a problem. They’re both ruled by Jupiter, which means they’re also both positive-minded big thinkers and they never run out of things to talk about with each other.
Of course, fellow water signs Cancer and Scorpio just mesh well with Pisces’ emotions…as long as they don’t hurt each other’s feelings! Water signs also pair well with earth signs (like a bb plant growing!) so Capricorn and Taurus will make Pisces feel ~grounded~. Notably, earth sign Virgo and Pisces have an opposites-attract style chemistry (bc they’re literally opposites on the zodiac). And of course, who’s a better match for a Pisces than another Pisces?
The Worst Matches for a Pisces Man
Quick-witted Gemini can seem a bit flighty or even harsh for sweet Pisces, so these two sometimes don’t work out. Pisces is probably the most emotional sign, while Aquarius is perhaps the least—Aquarius can show a softer side when they really get to know and trust someone, but without an emotional connection at the start, Pisces might not stick around long enough to get to know that softer side.
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 Aquarius placements, if you make an effort to understand your Pisces partner—and vice versa—you can have a great relationship. And TBH, ~astrological tension~ can often lead to ~sexual tension~, so there’s something to be said for “incompatibility”!
Sex With a Pisces
Um, Pisces are incredible in bed—some even say that out of all the zodiac signs, they’re the best at sex. They’re so intuitive that they know what their partner wants in bed before boo even asks for it! And their creativity and nonjudgmental nature means they’re down to try just about any fantasy or kink you can think of.
As a romantic water sign, they love cuddles and kisses. And also shower sex. And sex on the beach. They're represented by the fish, after all! They’re *the* sign of fantasy, so yeah, they’ve got a few hot ones of their own they’re ready to tell you alllll about too. And they’re a natural at role-playing!
The Perfect Date with a Pisces Man
How do you feel about going scuba-diving on a first date? No? If you're not involving the water, go for something that will capture your Pisces' imagination, like watching a movie or going to an art museum together. Afterwards, go out for a cocktail or ice cream so you can discuss all your thoughts and feelings!
A Pisces Man at Home
Pisces love to be comfy and cozy, so expect a big couch, the softest blankets, and plenty of fluffy pillows. They're in touch with their imagination and their spiritual side, so you'll probably see some dreamy artwork on their walls, crystals scattered around their home, and evidence of their creativity—think notebooks full of handwritten poems, watercolors, black and white photographs, etc.
A Pisces Man at the Office
Pisces aren't exactly fighting to be the center of attention like certain zodiac signs (cough cough, Leo), but their creative ideas make them the star of every brainstorming sesh. Their sensitive, empathetic natures also make them excellent with people—they're natural diplomats. This means that they can work with basically anyone and smooth over tension in any group.
A Pisces Man with Friends
Like fellow water signs Scorpio and Cancer, Pisces takes a "quality over quantity" approach to friendship. He likely has a few super-close BFFs, but doesn't see a need for a wide circle of acquaintances. He's perfectly happy doing things on his own, anyway!
A Gift for a Pisces Man
Pisces is one of the most sentimental signs of the zodiac, so give him something with a special meaning—a handwritten poem, a framed photo of the two of you, a cake you baked yourself, you get the idea! Or get him an ~experience~: plan a romantic weekend vacation, take him out to his favorite cocktail bar, or pack a delicious picnic for a sweet afternoon date. If you do want to spend some $$$, get him something that stimulates his own creativity, like a fancy ballpoint pen or headphones with the best sound quality.
All About Pisces
A man born under the Pisces constellation, the final sign of the zodiac, is a total dreamboat. He’s flirtatious, charming, and romantic, and, being a water sign, also introverted and emotional—the most emotional sign of all, to be precise. His sign is also classified as mutable, meaning he’s adaptable and changeable. This is most reflected in his ever-shifting moods—he has a stream of emotions that never slows down and an immense imagination. He’s an idealist and unapologetic about being affectionate, but when his mood is on a downswing, it can be tough to be around him. However, when he’s back to his usual sweet self, you’re on cloud nine with him!
His sign is ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusions, and in-depth emotional connections, in modern astrology; and Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, in traditional astrology. Neptune is the root of his fantastical imagination and his romantic, compassionate nature as well as his natural intuition. He’s a true empath, picking up on others’ emotions and experiencing them just as strongly, whether he wants to or not. So when you’re having an off day, he knows it and immediately swoops in to cheer you up. Jupiter, the planet of abundance and generosity, explains his enormous range of emotions as well as his natural ability to provide care and support for others. Nine times out of ten, if you’re happy, he’s happy, so he naturally wants to make sure your mood is always up.
His sign is named after the constellation of the fish, which is symbolic of many of his behaviors. He floats through life without a care and sometimes gets caught up in a current of feelings, but he typically navigates the world in a simple, slow-moving manner. He’s very in tune with the underflowing emotional energy wherever he is and rapidly swims upstream when he feels threatened or overwhelmed, which is a lifesaver when it comes to disagreements. He’ll work to get through the conflict peacefully, preferring to forgive and forget rather than let an argument cause a divide between the two of you.
Your starry-eyed Pisces man lives with his head in the clouds, constantly daydreaming his own little world where everything is calm, pleasant, and romantic. He looks at you and sees a soul mate. He wouldn’t date anyone unless he felt like they were his perfect match, because he demands that his real-life relationships are just as idealistic as the fantasy he’s constantly in. He’s totally subjective and driven by vague ideas and fantasies about love. When it comes to life in the bedroom, the physical act of sex is just a part of the spiritual, poetic bond he’s really after.
His abundance of romantic ideas and lovey emotions is swell and all, but making a relationship work takes more than just good intentions! His emotions rule his life so heavily that you can rule out using logic, reason, or rationale to get in touch with him. Mercury, planet of intellectual thoughts and communication, is actually considered to be detrimental in Pisces, so verbalizing his thoughts and feelings isn’t easy at all. All that on top of his sign being ruled by hazy, foggy Neptune can lead to serious conflict. This little fish tends to swim away the second someone raises their voice or takes a sharp tone with him, which contributes to his problematic escapist reputation.
As the zodiac’s most subjective sign, he lives life strictly on his own terms. He is impossible to pin down and slips right through your fingers if you try to grab ahold of him. Emotional boundaries are hard to set and enforce with him because his need for space, intimacy, affection, or alone time all shift and change in tandem with his ever-morphing mood. In a relationship, his giant heart overflows with affection and adoration for you, but his impossibly high standards for a relationship to always be easy and perfect cause inevitable issues.
Date a Pisces if you can forgive his lack of schedules and planning in exchange for impromptu romantic gestures. He prefers to express himself with feelings and gestures rather than thinking over and talking about things, so if you aren’t emotionally compatible, chances of staying together are slim—not everyone is capable of the openness that he requires. He’s very sensitive, and it’s in his nature to vanish for alone time when he’s feeling overwhelmed, then return super needy. From start to finish, your relationship with him will be a wild ride. If you can’t swim through his downpour of feelings, you might find yourself drowning. Without a doubt, you’ll be more in touch with your emotions after getting with a Pisces!
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