A popular old saying about love assures us there are plenty of fish in the sea. But just think of all the different types of fish there are! There are fish of different sizes and hues; there are ones with fins and ones with spines; ones that are social and ones that are loners out in the deep, blue sea. Just as people choose their bait, season and time of day according to the type of fish they hope to catch, it’s important to take an individualized approach to catching that sweet, sexy guy you’ve been dreaming of making your own. After all, a one-size-fits-all approach to dating just doesn’t work. If you want to pursue your man, look to his Zodiac sign for the secrets of his desire nature — in essence, your road map toward true love. Read your guy’s sign to read all about how to win his heart.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
If you’re lusting after an Aries, you’ll have to play hard-to-get. The term “alpha male” was made to describe the Aries man, a hot-blooded Fire sign who is all about the chase. The impulsive, energetic Ram loves a challenge, yet he also responds well to a bold approach. Surprise him by walking right up and making your desires known; then, after a passionate encounter, keep him guessing by putting a little distance between you. Keep in mind, too, that Aries men don’t deal well with overly clingy or emotional behavior. They prefer a lover who is independent, strong-minded and self-confident, so play up these qualities within yourself. If all this feels too uncomfortably close to game-playing, just know that the Aries male is a confident, passionate and adventurous breed. He seeks a lover who can fuel his fire by matching him head to head.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
The straightest path to a Taurus man’s heart? Through his stomach, of course. Taurus men are famous for their love of sensory pleasures, including food — good food, and lots of it. Fine dining might be a rather traditional approach to dating, but it works with the Bull, who adores sumptuous surroundings and epicurean flavors. The male Taurus seeks a grounded, earthy lover and responds well to a simple, natural touch. On that note, remember that plenty of skin-to-skin contact is important with this sensual, tactile man. The Taurus male is also quite giving, both in the bedroom and outside of it. Win his heart by reveling in all he gives you, whether that includes a foot rub, a home-cooked meal, an expensive gift (Taurus men tend to have fine tastes), or all of the above. Your open appreciation will make him feel needed and adored.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
In order to win the heart of a Gemini man, you’ll have to appeal to his intellect first. Make him laugh, and he’s yours — for the moment. The trick is to hold his interest past that first flirty exchange. To do this, stimulate his mind. The sign of the Twins is playful, witty and knowledgeable about a wide variety of subjects. Engage him in a conversation that touches on this, that and the other; in short, show off your own trivia knowledge. In fact, trivia night at the local pub is a great first date for this talkative, clever guy. The Gemini man isn’t into intensely emotional encounters, and he may prefer to keep things light, but that doesn’t mean you can’t set fire to his passion. Whisper your intentions in his ear, then invite his agile hands to work their magic, and you’ll make him shiver with desire.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
When it comes down to it, the Cancer man really just wants to know you’re there for him, through thick and thin. This complicated, deeply emotional man needs security in a love affair. He’s something of a homebody, so you may meet him through friends rather than out on the town. If a night at the club isn’t his idea of a great first date — too much jarring noise getting in the way of making a connection — cook him dinner at home instead. That way, you can get to know him more slowly as you work your way beneath that protective outer shell. And try not to be put off by his moody nature. Again, he feels things deeply, but he doesn’t exactly wear his heart on his sleeve. Rather, he tries to protect his heart by keeping his worries, needs and desires bottled up inside. Once he starts opening up to you, you’ll know you’ve won his heart.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
The Leo male is truly the King of the Jungle. This take-charge man is passionate in his desires as well as his self-expression. When you’ve captured his heart, you’ll know it — he’ll be roaring it to the treetops! So how do you go about making him your own? Here’s a little secret about this bold, sexy and demonstrative sign: Those good looks, that confident air, that sure touch in romance, together hide a very warm and tender heart. The sign of the Lion really wants to be adored, and he can feel quite insecure when he isn’t certain of your love. When his feelings are hurt, he’s like a lion with a thorn in its paw, growling and roaring out his distress. Still, he needs a lover who can match his passions, both in love and in conflict. Just keep reassuring him of your devotion, and he’ll be yours.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
The Virgo male is a man of refined tastes who takes his time in moving from friendship to love. This grounded man can sense insincerity from the outset, so cheesy pickup lines won’t do. Instead, be gentle and genuine in your approach. Dinner at a fine, traditional restaurant makes a great first date — but don’t choose an overly expensive one, as Virgos tend to be frugal. The Virgo man is attracted to sterling character, so find ways in your dinner conversation to reveal your integrity and trustworthiness. And if he seems a bit critical, try not to take it personally. Virgos have high standards, and what can seem like nitpicking could actually be him showing how much he cares. Finally, if you invite him home, be sure to give it a good cleaning and straightening first! A messy, dirty house could make him rethink your connection.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
The Libra man wears his heart on his sleeve, so once he falls for you, he’ll make his feelings known. At that point, winning his heart may simply be a matter of reaching out and staking your claim. The first thing you’ll notice about him is his refined tastes and sense of style. The second thing? Perhaps his smooth voice, his appealing smile or his ability to talk with just about anyone. A great first date might be an evening gallery opening or museum tour. Naturally creative and intellectual, the Libra man adores beauty and fine objects, and he wants to make a meeting of the minds with the object of his desires. One thing the Libra man doesn’t tolerate well, however, is conflict. If you’re a more confrontational type, try to tone it down a bit in his presence. This true romantic prizes harmony above all else.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
The best way to catch a Scorpio man? Intrigue him by creating a sense of mystery surrounding yourself. He loves nothing better than discovering secrets, so even if you’re dying to get to know each other better, try not to be an open book — at least not right up front. Tantalize his desires with smoldering glances that promise deeply passionate encounters to come — but keep your hands to yourself while you let the tension build between you. Then, when things feel as hot as a pressure cooker, you’ll know it’s time to make your move. But don’t be surprised if your sexy Scorpio guy has already taken over the reins of control and made his own move instead. He likes calling the shots, and that includes in a love affair. His deeply emotional nature is compelling enough to hand over the reins, just to see where he takes you. Expect things to get intense fast.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
The sign of the Archer is all about adventure and experience, so trying to woo him with a home-cooked meal or a traditional, ho-hum dinner-and-a-movie date could fall flat. Instead, show him you can be that thrilling companion he seeks: Take him bungee jumping or hiking, or go for a road trip to explore a nearby town. If you do opt for a dinner date, make it foreign and spicy. The key with the Sagittarius man is to seek out and embrace new experiences. When things start to feel extra sweet between you, and you’re thinking it’s time to take your relationship to the next level, give your man time. Sagittarius needs freedom; bringing up commitment too early could send him running in the opposite direction. Instead, enjoy his fun-loving, passionate and open-minded nature, and be patient. If it’s meant to be, it will be.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
To catch the eye of a sexy, hardworking Capricorn, you’ll have to get him to stop working long enough to look up and notice you. The sign of the Goat makes a great catch — he’s committed, trustworthy, and a true provider — but if he’s like many Capricorns, he’s also married to his career. His partner in love must be patient with how much time and effort he devotes to his work, and must also be able to coax him out to have fun from time to time. And what does Capricorn do for fun? Frugal but with expensive tastes, he enjoys gatherings like gala events where he can rub elbows with VIPs while sampling fine food and drinks — and, of course, sneaking in some networking on the side. The Capricorn man enjoys taking charge and has a deeply sensual side, albeit one he usually keeps under wraps. Let him take the lead in the relationship, and you’ll get to experience this man’s steady, focused passion.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
The best way to catch an Aquarius man is, simply, to be yourself — no matter how strange and unusual that might be! After all, the sign of the Water Bearer has a taste for the odd and unconventional, and that’s certainly true in love. So let your freak flag fly, and toss those overused pickup lines and typical, traditional dates (dinner and a movie, anyone?) right out the window. Instead, go for conversation and invitations that will pique his interest. The Aquarius man is attracted to people who, like himself, are interested in bettering the world in some way, so show him your humanitarian or philanthropist side by inviting him to join you at a charity or volunteer event. Finally, remember that Aquarians require freedom and independence, and tend not to be overly emotional. Be sure to give your Aquarius man his space, even when your relationship moves toward commitment.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
If you’ve set your sights on a sweet, sensitive Pisces man, make him your own by showing him your vulnerable side. Pisces men melt in the face of someone who needs their nurturing brand of love. Many Pisces even have a bit of a savior fantasy, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. But show him that you’re into helping, too: Invite him to the animal shelter to help you pick out a new furry friend, or assist an elderly person across the street when you’re out on the town together. He’ll love seeing your compassion at work. Pisces men are also deeply creative and intuitive. A yoga session or couple’s massage makes a wonderful date; so does a concert, where you can lose yourself together in the music and the crowd. Get ready to be swept away on a dreamy sea of love with this true romantic!