How You (and Your Crush) Act on a First Date, Based on Zodiac Sign
If you're gearing up for a first date, you might be wondering how you—and your date—will act when the big day comes.
Seeking a little guidance? Just scroll down to your zodiac signs to see how each of you will handle the date.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Proves Their Worth
When Aries goes on a date, they're primarily focused on showing their partner how awesome they are. They'll go out of their way to talk themselves up by showcasing their biggest achievements and demonstrating how knowledgeable they are. They want to prove their worth to their date, which could seem show-offish if they weren't so charismatic and their accomplishments weren't so impressive.
(Aladdin via Buena Vista Pictures)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Focuses on the Date Itself
Taurus wants their first date to be perfect, and they may wind up getting too bogged down with the date itself, rather than the person they're with. They'll get totally absorbed with the ambiance and the delicious food, totally cherishing the night without realizing that the person sitting across from them feels a little bit neglected. However, if their date sees how much Taurus loved the experience, chances are they'll stick around for date two.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Lets Their Inner Social Butterfly Shine
Gemini is happiest when they're around people they enjoy, and a date is the perfect opportunity to utilize their social skills. On a date, they'll make an effort to really get to know the other person and chat the night away with them. Even if the date feels awkward at first, Gemini will know exactly how to put the other person at ease—even if they tend to dominate the conversation.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Can't Relax
Cancers tend to be nervous about first dates, anticipating every possible negative outcome and stressing about the things that might go wrong. This can prevent the date from going as well as it could—but thanks to Cancer's intuition, if they sense that their date is happy and at ease around them, they'll manage to relax a little bit and manage to really enjoy their time together.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Acts Confident and Gregarious
On a date, Leo always takes the lead. Even when they're feeling a little anxious about the outing, they always act like everything is under control, appearing confident and friendly. Leo knows how to fake it 'til they make it, and they're out to show their date that they're unflappable, and the coolest, smartest, best-looking person around.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Sweats the Small Stuff
Detail-oriented Virgo plans everything about their first date to a T. They tend to sweat the small stuff, getting upset about any little thing not going according to plan, even when their date might think that everything is perfect. Virgo will make it a spectacular night to remember—if they don't ruin it first with their worrying.
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Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Splits the Check
Libra is all about equality on the first date. They'll work with their date to pick a place they both love, make sure that both people get equal time to talk during the date and then split the check 50/50. They're friendly and outgoing, always working hard to ensure that things go smoothly and both parties are satisfied—though they're willing to sacrifice if it'll make the other person happy. You also use this as a time to truly get to know the person you're with.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Tries to Maintain Their Mystique
Scorpio's first date is always a juggling act. They know that the get-together should be about getting to know one another, but at the same time, they're working hard not to seem too attainable. They want to keep up the mystery surrounding them, which can be tough when they're hanging out with someone one-on-one. Luckily, they tend to be charming enough to pull it off.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Goes Too Big
Optimistic, easily-bored Sagittarius isn't satisfied to go on a simple first date. They want the night to involve hiking and a fancy dinner and a movie, but that can be way too much for their partner if they're not feeling up to it. It's not even that Sagittarius is testing their date to see if they can keep up. They simply don't consider that the other person wouldn't want it to be the biggest event ever.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Decides Whether There Will Be a Second Date
For Capricorn, the first date is less about having fun or the experience of the date and more about discerning whether the relationship has any real potential. The entire event will be spent evaluating their date, measuring their worth and deciding whether or not there will even be a second date. They can be tough critics, so a second date with a Capricorn really means something.
(Gravity Falls via Disney XD)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Tries to Keep Things Casual
Aquarius can't stand being tied down, and when they date they're mostly getting to know people and trying things out. Only in very special situations are they eager to jump into a serious relationship, as that would cramp their free-spirited style. Still, Aquarius is extremely open-minded, and even though they're not intending for things to be more than casual, they may be surprised by what actually happens.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Keeps Getting Distracted
Pisces is the restless daydreamer of the zodiac. They tend to get nervous about their first date, and their coping mechanism is to be fidgety and barely there. They might try to keep occupied with their phone, or just be somewhere else mentally. Though their date may see this as a sign of disinterest, it's actually a clue that they really, really like their partner and are nervous about things going well. If they're aware of their tendencies, they can make an effort to be more engaged.
If you're still seeking more info on how your date will go, click HERE for the dating advice you need to hear, based on your zodiac sign.