If you’ve got your heart set on dating a member of team Leo, you are either in it to win it or completely out of the game. Pursuing with minimal effort won’t do since a Leo can smell uncertainty a mile away. Symbolized by the Lion, Leo is no ordinary beast, so it’s important you know what you’re getting into. Leo is ruled by the Sun, the center of our solar system. Thus, they consider it their birthright to be the main character in their own show, and everybody else’s. The energy of Leo is radiant, as they exude a powerful magnetism. That’s their character in a nutshell, and what makes dating them an opportunity of a lifetime – at least, this is what they’d have you to believe.
Leos can be guilty of a certain “god complex,” and many suitors would agree that it takes a herculean effort to win their favor. Contrary to popular belief, expensive gifts are not the way to a Leo’s heart (though it helps), and while flattery is important, it won’t seal the deal. Leo the Lion is fiercely proud and independent. This sign will let you know upfront that they cannot be caged in or domesticated. However the truth is that Leo secretly wants to be tamed by their one true love. As the natural ruler of the Fifth House of Romance and Pleasure, it’s the only way for their fairytale love story to end. But a Leo isn’t going to just submit to anyone. Only a member of the nobility is strong enough to prove they’re worthy, and even still, they are going to have to work for it.
The most important tool to help you successfully court a Leo is your ego, and lots of it. I’m not suggesting that you overcompensate with narcissism; lots of ego means having enough confidence to allow your Leo to be the center of attention without feeling insecure or isolated. It’ll be necessary that you at least share the limelight in your relationship (although Leo would probably prefer that you voluntarily withdraw from it all together). In fact, being a VIP member of their ‘audience’ might even earn you bonus points. Of course, Leo will want to know about your accomplishments, too; e.g. world traveler, community leader, you know … the usual! If you’ve been able to pass all these tests and still seem genuine enough, the pleasure and romance Leos are known to provide heats up considerably.
People say that former President Bill Clinton (an August-born Leo) had a way of making you feel as if you were the only person in the room when he engaged with you. That’s what you get in a relationship with Leo; the big cat can make you feel as if you are the single most important person in their lives. At heart, Leo needs to be uniquely self-expressive. The more you cherish them for their authenticity, the more they will accept and celebrate you as you are (and what greater pleasure to receive from our partner in a relationship than total acceptance). A Leo in love is thrilling and passionate, which is why any admirer would be wise to put forth a gallant effort. To be chosen by a member of this sign is truly an honor, and guarantees you a committed mate for life.