8 Truths To Know About Taurus Men, For Better Or For Worse

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Zodiac

Those with a Taurus Sun sign are born between April 20 and May 20. Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac and is known as the Bull.

This Earth sign is ruled by Venus, making Taurus sensual and feminine, despite having a bull as its symbol. As a Fixed sign, this zodiac sign is a traditionalist and values keeping things as they are.

Taurus Man: Overview

The Taurus man is practical and reliable, and is one of the most stable zodiac signs in astrology. However, he’s also stubborn, overprotective, and determined, meaning he’s unwilling to budge in almost every situation.

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As a realist, the Taurus male is rooted in reality, and prefers to be in a relaxed state. His laid-back attitude complements his need to have a plan in place. And despite the bull representing this sign, this guy is the exact opposite; he’s caring and quiet, and doesn’t take many risks.

But despite his easy-going disposition, he actually has an intensely passionate nature underneath. This front is all in an effort to his what’s going on inside: planning, plotting, and deciding what actions he will take next. He values stability most of all, mainly because he needs to be in control. That goes double for money and material possessions.

Taurus’ need for stability can make them appear boring, but that’s just his nature; he’s perfectly fine with routine and is resistant to change. But Taurus guys need to remember that change means personal growth, and being stubborn to change can hinder that progress.

Taurus Man In Love and Relationships

In his search for the perfect mate, slow and steady wins the race for this man. He’s not readily eager to find something serious, preferring to take a gentle approach. Taurus men think about the situation from every angle, before deciding if they want to act on their feelings. And once they pursue the object of their affections, it’s after a long and drawn out analytical process.

Dating a Taurus man means being treated to romantic dates, as he will pull out all the stops to shower his potential mate with affection. But he’s not about extravagance; rather, a perfect date for him is cooking for you at home or having a low-key night with drinks. For him, he wants the entire experience to be pleasant, from the flowers, to the setting, and even his appearance.

Once he finds a partner after quite some time of waiting and debating, the Taurus man in love is someone who is fully committed. Because he loves comfort so much, don’t expect the Taurus guy to surprise you with spontaneous ideas. Instead, your relationship will be filled with modest nights in, snuggling at home on the couch, and never having to worry about impulsive actions.

But his mate should also be aware that, if arguments arise, he has trouble expressing his emotions; this means he needs some time to acclimate to change, and requires a partner who is patient.

In terms of Taurus compatibility, the Taurus man is most compatible with fellow Earth sign Virgo, and Water signs Cancer and Pisces.

Virgo and Taurus enable each other to come out of their respective comfort zone and really open up to each other; in addition, Virgo is reliable and responsible, just like the bull. Cancer might be intuitive and emotional, but their relationship is gentle, and Cancer enjoys the protection Taurus provides. Pisces inspires Taurus to think outside the box, and their relationship is based on romance and love.

Taurus Man Sexuality

Taurus’ preference for romance serves him well in bed. This highly sensual sign is incredibly caring during sex, putting his partner’s needs first. His sexual partners should expect plenty of foreplay and tenderness, mixed with a bit of passion.

An ideal sexual partner for Taurus is someone who understands his need to stick to routine, meaning he isn’t the type of person to experiment. Sex might border on predictable, but the pleasure is never lacking. To improve the experience, Taurus men should consider being a little more creative and trying something new.

Taurus Man Personality Traits

Taurus men are all about stability, sticking to his own set of rules and organization. All the planning he does is evident of this, and allows him to provide a safe life for those he’s closest to.

Along with his need for security, Taurus is also consistent and patient. This means he handles each obstacle in a calm manner, preferring to face uncertainties with restraint. His attitude also helps calm those around him, and he remains the voice of reason in times of upset and uncertainty.

Another strong personality trait is Taurus’ reliable nature. Since the goal of everything in his life is harmony and calm, he wants to make others feel comfortable.

But the downside here is that nobody can change a Taurean’s point of view. This puts off others who don’t quite get the way he thinks, and makes him seem unwilling to change. Yes, Taurus is stubborn, but he’s also a stickler for control, especially when it comes to making decisions.

When there’s money issues, Taurus is the one to take the reins and assume control of financial decisions, as he isn’t plagued with overspending or gambling, despite enjoying the finer things in life.

Still, the bull is incredibly straightforward, particularly when expressing his true desires and feelings. Rather than state his emotions outright, he puts them into actions. His honesty and uncomplicated approach to matters make him sexy to potential mates, as do his romantic tendencies.

Taurus is also great with his hands and is skilled at playing musical instruments, gardening, cooking, crafting, and even woodworking. He’s the “fixer” and is quite handy around the house, repairing and completing even the most complicated projects.

Taurus Man: Career

Despite all the redeeming qualities, Taurus men tend to fall behind in certain jobs, unable to meet deadlines due to overthinking and analyzing. He doesn’t do well in fast-paced environments, preferring instead a job that caters to his skills, where he can take his time with projects and tasks. Still, he’s determined and works hard, even if he has to stay late to complete something.

The perfect careers for Taurus are those that let him feel like his work matters, so jobs like project management, chef, designer, performer, or photographer are great choices.

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Taurus Man: Family Life

Taurus is incredibly patient as a father and partner, showing his kids that he can have fun, too. While he’s the provider for his family, he’s fully dedicated to raising his children to take rules seriously. Taurus is the perfect family man, and puts his loved ones first.

In his home, traditions are important, so he will likely teach his children to honor those same routines he grew up with. He’s perfectly fine enjoying the comforts of home and spending quality time with his family.

Taurus Man: Friendships

As friends, Taurus makes the ideal companion. They are gentle, trustworthy and loyal to their closest friends, and tend to make connections that last a lifetime. This guy is dedicated to making sure his friendships are nurtured, and even though he may not express his appreciation for his buddies, he proves he cares by remembering important moments and events related to his friends.

Taurus tends to keep a small circle or friends, as they are highly analytical and distrusting when meeting new people. True skeptics, they take time to open up to new experiences and individuals, and keeping a Taurus in your life means being your true self and calling them out when they become too set in their opinions.

8 Fun Facts About Taurus Men

1. Taurus men can get jealous.

If you're in a relationship with a Taurus man, you have to understand that he wants to be your only man. These guys crave your attention and appreciation (and really deserve it if they are being good boyfriends), so make sure you keep things platonic with your guy friends. 

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2. They appreciate their independence.

These guys enjoy being alone. That doesn't necessarily mean they want to be alone, but those who are close to Taurus guys understand that these guys are just fine doing their own thing. Take this as an opportunity to have your own interests so you can reconnect later on as two very different people who love each other.

3. Taureans obsess about things being 'just right.'

Taurus men are perfectionists, so you have to realize that you will always deal with things "feeling right" to him. Whether it’s a gut feeling about the day or taking extra long to get ready to go out, let him have his time to process things and feel comfortable.

4. Taurus men enjoy feeling like they matter to the people they care about.

Taurus men like to feel appreciated and can border on being materialistic just to impress the people they are with. Let him know that you appreciate him often. And if you show him the appreciation he deserves, you'll get it right back in return.

5. Taurus men don't wear their emotions on their sleeve.

These guys are super-introspective people, so they aren't about to tell the whole world about their problems. Many Taurus men are private when it comes to the personal parts of their life, so much so that they'd rather keep to themselves. If you want to be that person they open up to, it's going to take a while to gain their trust.

6. Practicality is their motto.

If something doesn't make total, common sense, Taurus men aren't interested. They desire a simple, organized life with a handful of people they know and love. And that's pretty much it. If you can keep it simple with him, he'll be a happy man.

7. Taurus men are incredibly loyal.

Despite a few of his little quirks, he’s quite loyal. If you're his person, you're his person. Forever. In other words, you're his best friend, his confidante, his everything. And he's worth every minute.

8. Taurus men want a deep, spiritual connection.

Because Taurus men tend to block people from seeing their emotions, that part of them really wants to connect with a special someone. Someone they can trust to not put their emotions out on display to the whole world. If you know a Taurus man that has opened up to you and shown you parts of him that no one else gets to see, consider yourself lucky and cherish that bond with him.

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Famous Taurus Men

It should be no surprise that these famous Taurus men use their stubbornness to their advantage, having successful careers as a result.

Jack Nicholson: April 22, 1937

Jerry Seinfeld: April 29, 1954

David Beckham: May 2, 1975

Stevie Wonder: May 13, 1950

George Clooney: May 6, 1961

Kenan Thompson: May 10, 1978

John Oliver: April 22, 1977

Al Pacino: April 25, 1940

Henry Cavill: May 5, 1983

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: May 2, 1972

Mark Zuckerberg: May 14, 1984

Billy Joel: May 9, 1949

How do you know if a Taurus man likes you?

Rather than performing outrageous acts of love, Taurus tends to take a more romantic approach. If a Taurus man likes you, he will want to spend time with you, get to know you on a deeper level, and do things like cook for you or make you a gift by hand.

You may not know at first that he’s interested, so pay attention to the way he acts towards you.

What does a Taurus man want in a relationship?

Taurus men want a relationship based on honesty and stability, so his ideal mate is someone who offers those things to him. His ideal relationship is comfortable and practical, and his partner is someone who fully understands the way he thinks and why he needs to be fully immersed in harmonious experiences.

Who is Taurus attracted to?

Taurus men are attracted to someone who is patient, honest, and has a pleasant appearance. Yes, Taurus may care about physical appearance and attractiveness, but they also value people who don’t try to rush him or change him.

Because he’s cautious, he takes time to open up, so if he’s committed to someone, it’s because they let him take that time. To win a Taurus, keep things low key and free of drama.

What type of person is a Taurus man?

The Taurus man is patient, gentle, level-headed, and sensual. But he’s also stubborn, set in his ways, possessive, and has a tendency to become jealous.

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Kayla Cavanagh is a YourTango writer and editor who focuses on pop culture, astrology, quotes, and relationship topics.