Why Dating A Leo Is Different & How To Tell If You're Soulmates, By Astrology Zodiac Sign

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Leo Zodiac Sign Dates & Soulmate Love Compatibility, Per Astrology
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If you're dating a Leo and feel a spark, you might wonder if you've finally met your soulmate.

People born on July 23 up to August 22nd can proudly proclaim to be a Leo, and they are charismatic and different from anyone else.

They are most compatible with other fire zodiac signs, but an earth, water or air sign can also be a perfect match for a Leo.

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Leo is an expressive, proud, and fierce zodiac sign – one you aren’t likely to forget!

As the lion of the zodiac, Leo inspires us to lead with our hearts and fiercely protect the ones we love.

Leo is most comfortable at the head of the pack and is comfortable setting the pace for others.

It is common for other zodiac signs to look up to Leo for direction and advice, and this zodiac sign thrives best in this role.

Of course, like any zodiac sign, there are times when Leo’s worst traits are brought out — like being arrogant, dramatic, and aggressive — but these negative traits teach us just as much about Leo as the positive traits.

Even though there are times when Leo can get swept away in personal dramatics or let constantly being on top get to his head, there’s always a lesson in these moments that Leo is willing to learn. Leo wants to be a better person.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of powerful leadership, empowerment, and passion.

What makes a Leo man such a great role model is the fact that he likes to march to the beat of his own drum, is highly confident in who he is, and doesn’t let the opinions of others bring him down.

Leo’s element is fire, along with Aries and Sagittarius. As a fire sign, Leo is intense, magnetic, and zealous at heart.

There are times when he can shine in the spotlight and be the natural-born leader everyone knows him to be, and there are times when this fiery sign can be bossy and arrogant.

Leo’s ruling planet is the Sun, which only further confirms his role as a strong, aggressive leader. A Leo in love is endlessly romantic, passionate, and affectionate.

In a dating relationship, Leo is looking for his other half to achieve the power couple status he’s looking for.

And whether you’re in a serious relationship with him or something physical and casual, spoiling and being spoiled is all Leo wants… well, that and attention.

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Don’t be fooled by what others say of this zodiac sign, though. He isn’t the kind of person to not give back what he receives from his partner.

A little can go a looong way for Leo. And if you want a partner who will always make you feel special and loved during the dating phase, Leo is your guy.

As someone constantly on the hunt for that feel-good relationship that often only comes around every handful of people or so, Leo needs to focus on the most important qualities of a romantic relationship instead of the things that will make him feel good for one night.

When Leo sets his sights on a healthy loving relationship based on equality, mutual respect, and support, it will be much more fulfilling for him.

Keep reading to find out what love is like when dating a Leo.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Cue the fireworks! This pairing is electrifying, passionate, and loves the spotlight. When Aries and Leo are together, there’s definitely star quality that makes them the couple everyone wants to be.

While both zodiac signs have a tendency to be bossy at times, there’s definitely no one better to keep up with Leo’s undying energy than Aries.

Both Aries and Leo are eternally youthful, which can make for a lot of fun and adventure, as well as a lot of power struggles and petty disagreements.

This couple will thrive if they can be honest with each other and not let the little things or their fiery personalities define their intimate relationship.

Aries and Leo are both fire signs, which means that these zodiac signs have soulmate qualities from the start of the relationship.

Even if a romantic relationship is out of the picture, Aries and Leo will always be kindred spirits deep down whether or not they date for long.

Two fire signs in a relationship can burn the bedsheets, as well as be the basis for legendary arguments. Like a candle or a bonfire, this relationship needs to be handled and tended to carefully, so as not to smother the flame or lose the spark between these horoscope signs.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

This relationship is silk sheets, sultry music, and over-indulgence personified. When Taurus and Leo get together and start dating, it’s an abundance of sensuality, love, and luxury.

What else can you say besides the fact that these two zodiac signs just click! Leo knows how to make Taurus feel special, and Taurus knows how to give Leo the attention they need, which means that in a relationship with these two zodiac signs, there’s no shortage of love and romance.

This pairing may seem like a match made in heaven, but two strong-willed zodiac signs can mean danger and clashing.

When Leo’s big ego meets Taurus’ stubbornness, there can be endless butting heads. It’ll be up to both zodiac signs to lower their walls and let their more vulnerable sides take the lead.

Both Taurus and Leo are fixed signs, which means that change and compromise can be the hardest part about keeping this relationship alive. Remember that it’s you two against the world, and your romance will stand the test of time.

The Taurus-Leo pairing will have to actively work to keep their stubbornness to a minimum – if not for themselves, then at least for each other.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

A Gemini-Leo pairing is full of endless ambition! Both zodiac signs are eternally youthful, which means that this dating relationship is more like an extended playdate than anything serious or grown-up.

This couple has serious potential for soulmate status because Gemini can relate to Leo’s dreams for success, and Leo greatly admires Gemini’s creative mind.

These two zodiac signs may even start out as best friends before exploring something romantic.

The one main avenue these zodiac signs will clash is how they achieve their goals. Gemini loves to multitask but can easily get scatter-brained when too much is going on at once.

Leo, on the other hand, can be so hyper-focused on one goal that his tunnel vision can make it hard for him to see the big picture. Since both zodiac signs love to stand their ground (and will go to great lengths to prove a point), there may be a lot of long, drawn-out arguments in this romantic pairing.

That said, there will be endless good times in this relationship, and the similarities between Gemini and Leo are abundant. There won’t need to be a lot of compromises or guessing when it comes to making plans since Gemini and Leo will always seem to be on the same page. This pairing will have so much energy, adventure, and happiness.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Talk about polar opposites! Cancer and Leo can be as different as night and day, but that doesn’t stop them from having a happy life together.

Even though Cancer may be more of a family-oriented devotee, and Leo is more of an in-the-spotlight go-getter, what makes this pairing special is the fact that there is so much acceptance and respect for what the other person does.

Leo learns how to stay grounded and vulnerable from Cancer, and Cancer learns how to get out of his shell and trust his instincts from Leo. Together, these zodiac signs are so different and so similar – all at the same time.

Cancer is ruled by the moon, and Leo is ruled by the sun, so the differences between these two zodiac signs are endless.

Both signs shine while dating one another. They both rule in their own way, but because they can be so different from each other, their personalities can be the basis for a lot of arguments and disagreements.

Putting a traditionalist and a risk-taker together seems like a big no-no, but both Cancer and Leo are going after the same goals in life – even if they have their own way of going about it.

This polar opposite pairing will certainly come with a big learning curve, but even opposites have the opportunity to learn from each other and make a relationship work.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

A Leo-Leo love relationship is heavy on the chemistry and wildly passionate. These two soulmates will bond quickly and permanently over time because no one knows what Leo wants more in life than Leo, amirite?

When these two zodiac signs get together, it can mean a lot of creativity, love, and excitement… as well as huge egos. When you put two prideful leaders of the pack together, you’re bound to see a lot of ugly competition.

When two Leos work together, they can be one of the fiercest power couples imaginable… when working apart, things will get ugly.

Because both are fixed fire signs (obviously), everything will be fiery and passionate between these two – arguments, intimate encounters, and everything in between.

It can be easy for this relationship to go up in flames if not handled correctly, so it’s important for these signs to talk openly about what’s most important to them in this relationship.

A Leo-Leo pairing can bring out the best AND the worst of this sign. It will make a big difference if they can embrace each other’s quirks and flaws, rather than use them to bring each other down.

Even if a romantic relationship doesn’t work, there will always be an unbreakable bond between these two after the passion cools.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

A Leo-Virgo love relationship is hot AND cold. I mean, what do you expect when you bring together fiery, flamboyant Leo and conservative, level-headed Virgo, amirite? Even though these two zodiac signs are radically different, there’s something beneath the surface that connects the two of them together.

Leo feels endlessly safe with non-judgmental Virgo, and Virgo feels like he can do anything when Leo is constantly cheering him on.

Where do these two clash? It's only on the surface. Leo needs constant stimulation and excitement in life, while Virgo wants someone to settle down with and get away from the craziness of everyday life.

These zodiac signs may vibe on different wavelengths, but to make this pairing work, they will have to look past what’s on the surface and embrace their differences.

For this romantic relationship to work, Leo and Virgo must play to their strengths, rather than get caught up in their weaknesses.

This means that Virgo will have to lean into Leo’s ever-changing needs and be more flexible, and Leo will have to compromise for Virgo and do things that benefit the relationship rather than just benefiting Leo.

There may be times when the love each sign has for each other ebbs and flows, but even when it’s hot and cold, this relationship has the potential to thrive.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Calling all social butterflies! Leo and Libra have an instant connection and start dating because both love the spotlight, meeting new people, and enjoying a night out on the town. Beyond the social aspect of this relationship, both zodiac signs have similar values and similar goals in life.

Even when there isn’t much of a similarity, they click because Libra teaches Leo the importance of partnership, while Leo teaches Libra how to shine as an individual.

Where these signs clash is in confrontation and compromise. Having to talk about serious topics can be difficult, and this pairing has a tendency to sweep important issues under the rug.

Rather than ignoring conflict, Leo and Libra need to work on embracing it and using it to better their relationship – it’s the only way things will work out in their favor!

Both Leo and Libra are adventurous, expressive, and fun. Even without words, these two signs vibe on the same wavelength. This relationship thrives on intellectual conversation, jokes and poking fun at each other, and spontaneous adventures together.

There may be a disconnect between a detached air sign (Libra) and an emotional fire sign (Leo) at times, but because both zodiac signs connect on so many different levels, a few differences don’t deter them from a happy relationship.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio and Leo connect best in the bedroom – a pairing between two fire signs is infinitely magnetic and passionate – but it may also be the only place these two signs connect.

When Leo and Scorpio get together, there will be a constant power struggle. Leo wants to be the leader of everything, but Scorpio doesn’t like being told what to do. While these two zodiac signs may try to have a relationship that exists beyond the bedroom, it may be in their best interest to keep things casual and physical.

As a fire sign, Leo can be aggressive and highly independent. Scorpio, on the other hand, needs constant attention and reassurance as a water sign. This back-and-forth for freedom and closeness may end up being the thing that pushes these two zodiac signs apart.

Compromise will be key to keeping these two close and dating. Leo will have to venture into new territory – like spending time with family and scheduling nights in – to keep Scorpio happy.

On the other hand, Scorpio will have to embrace change – by meeting new people and changing up their comfortable routine – to make Leo feel loved.

When both zodiac signs make a conscious effort to keep the other sign happy, who knows what the future will look like for this couple?

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Call this couple a computer mouse because there’s a lot of clicking involved… get it? When Leo and Sagittarius get together, there is endless passion, inspiration, and fun.

This pair can take things from a lively conversation to a playful encounter in the bedroom and back without skipping a beat. In other words, Sagittarius and Leo have a connection that isn’t just one-dimensional.

Where these two zodiac signs clash is in their needs. Leo needs more attention and one-on-one time with Sagittarius than Sagittarius is comfortable with. As a super-independent sign, Sagittarius needs ample time away from the relationship to really thrive as a person.

On the other hand, Sagittarius needs to feel in control and loves keeping things real by being blunt – two things that can rub Leo the wrong way. Leo will struggle with sharing the power with someone who is just as assertive as he is.

Since both Sagittarius and Leo are fire signs, it will take a lot of practice learning how to control the spark between them. It can be easy for everything to go up in flames (or fizzle out), so both zodiac signs will have to be actively tending to the relationship.

This relationship has huge soulmate potential and to have a long future, as long as Leo and Sagittarius work together to succeed.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

I hear wedding bells! When Capricorn and Leo get together, it’s like a fairytale. Leo has finally found a soulmate who can keep up with the endless confidence and passion that comes with this fire sign, and Capricorn has found an equal partner in ambition and motivation.

Both zodiac signs have power-couple fantasies that keep them from lowering their expectations when it comes to finding the perfect person to be with. So, when they finally find each other, it’s like all of their prayers have been answered.

When Leo and Capricorn strive for the same goal – like owning a big house, having a family, and starting a business together – they are absolutely unstoppable.

Working for the good of the relationship will be key for this pair… otherwise, there will be a lot of head-butting and power struggles. Since both zodiac signs are hard-headed and devoted, things can get ugly if they’re not careful.

By contrast, their differences may be the best thing about their relationship. As a fire sign, Leo teaches Capricorn how to let loose and embrace change.

As an earth sign, Capricorn teaches Leo how to stay grounded and embrace consistency. These two zodiac signs may be as different as night and day at times, but that doesn’t make their close relationship any less wonderful.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

A Leo-Aquarius relationship is endlessly fun and lighthearted. When these two signs get together, there is always room for adventure, stimulating conversation, and excitement.

Additionally, both zodiac signs understand the importance of independence and having a rich life beyond the relationship – which keeps things fresh and fun when they eventually make their way back to each other.

Of course, you can’t keep a fire sign from dropping the L-word for too long, which can freak Aquarius out… even if the two have been dating for years.

And air sign Aquarius can drive Leo crazy with rebellious behavior (just because) as a way to show Leo that no one can tie him down.

These zodiac signs can act childish and stubborn at times, which can totally sabotage the relationship if they’re not careful.

That said, this relationship has the potential to work because it’s not just about the chemistry they have in the bedroom or the fact that they like to write their own relationship rules.

Deep down, Leo and Aquarius make great friends, and the reason their relationship works so well is that they take the time to build a strong foundation before getting romantically involved. When they disagree or lose sight of what’s important, they can strip it down to what’s good for their friendship and makeup.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Dramatic, emotional, and spiritual: That’s what you get with a Leo-Pisces relationship. These two zodiac signs click because both are wildly creative, passionate, and imaginative in life and love.

Even when Leo and Pisces are working toward different goals, there’s a sense of connection between the two. Both zodiac signs have big energies that fuel this relationship.

The energies that both zodiac signs have can be good for the relationship (like using their energies to lift up the other person) or bad for the relationship (like creating dramatic, emotional storms).

Both zodiac signs have their own idea of what a love relationship should look like, and these differing views can make for a lot of disagreements to sort through.

That said, both zodiac signs want a soulmate and have the potential to make that happen if they work with each other, rather than against each other, for the sake of the relationship.

The love bond Leo and Pisces have is intense and deeply intimate. This pairing may be of soulmate quality or karmic quality… it’ll be up to them to decide their future together.

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