When it comes to relationships, Aries men make exciting, passionate and rather stubborn partners. Those born under the first sign of the zodiac (March 21-April 19) are represented by the ram and ruled by Mars. They tend to be energetic go-getters with tons of charisma which makes them irresistible to the ladies—a mixed blessing when you’re dating one.
Marlon Brando, the ultimate bad boy in his heyday, put it bluntly, «With women, I’ve got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can’t get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.» Now we all know Brando was more than a little eccentric and represents the extreme end of the Aries spectrum. So here’s a more comprehensive list of things you need to know about dating Aries men.
1. Not Always Tactful
There’s a rule that you should never ask a question you don’t want to hear the answer to. This is especially true if you’re dating an Aries. They tend to be brutally honest so you need a thick skin! Aries men fall head over heels quickly and will pull out all the stops to woo a girl. But don’t give in too soon, they love a good chase.
2. They Crave Freedom
This desire for freedom can make them exciting partners but it also makes them cautious about commitment. As feminist icon and Aries Gloria Steinem once said of marriage: «I can’t mate in captivity.» This doesn’t mean your ram can’t commit but you need to be patient.
3. He’s Full of Passion
Those born under the first sign of the zodiac have a zest for life and are passionate about everything they do. So get ready for some mind-blowing sex. The ram’s horn symbolizes abundance and fertility so be prepared!
Although Aries men are natural leaders and love being in charge, they don’t do well with a shrinking violet. They need someone who’ll give them a run for their money. An Aries woman like Whitney Houston, who always had a way with words, is a great example: «I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.»
4. They’re Impulsive
Their impulsive nature makes them exciting partners who may whisk you away for a weekend adventure but it also makes them a little unpredictable.The ram is a stubborn, hardheaded animal and so is the Aries man. They like to argue and don’t take advice well so you need to stick to your guns.
5. An Aries, he’s a Dandy
Red is the Aries color and they like making a bold fashion statement. If you like a well-dressed on-trend guy, he’s your man. Mars, the god of war, is their ruling planet so Aries tend to have an aggressive take-no-prisoners attitude. Which is exactly why they need a strong woman who won’t take any bull.