Relationships are never easy. Half the time we don't know what we want, and the other half of the time we know what we want, but it doesn't mesh up with what the other person wants. Frustrating, but for most of us, a fact of life.
We speak for quite a few girls when we say that we wish we knew what guys wanted. Not all guys per se (although that would be nice), but specifically the one we have our heart set on. If only there was some way we could say the exact thing that he wanted; not only would that make the apples of our respective eyes happy, but then he'd be more likely to make us happy as well. It's like a win-win situation.
So what is this secret that will tell us exactly what to say to our main squeeze? How are we going to know how to make our man happy?
Aside from being a mind reader, there's not much anyone can do - that is, unless you're willing to believe in Zodiac signs. Many people avidly read horoscopes and follow their star signs to lead them throughout life. If you believe in the power of the Zodiac already, then you know exactly what we're getting at. If you don't, maybe you will by the end of this article, as we'll tell you exactly what your man wants to hear based off his Zodiac sign, and all it takes to prove we're right is to try it out for yourself.
12 Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
"I want you to feel free"
Is your man an Aquarius? You're in for a wild ride! The Aquarius man is always up for trying new things. Mystery and innovation enthrall him, and he shows affection very easily - so much so, that it's easy to think that his feelings for you are stronger than they actually are. Not to say he doesn't care - when he does, you'll know it. Like KNOW it.
Being in a relationship with an Aquarius man will be exciting and intense - on the one hand, he's going to want to show you how amazing he is, but on the other hand, his communication skills may be a bit lacking. But it does have its drawbacks; his sign may make him feel misunderstood a lot, and this might cause him to withdraw. Show him that you care by letting him have his space. Don't make him feel like he has to check in with you all the time or that you have to be constantly communicating. His independence is crucial to making the relationship work, and, as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder!
11 Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
"I'll catch you if you fall"
The Pisces man might seem like he's not fully present, and the truth is, he probably isn't - his is a deep, contemplative soul. He's more likely to be found daydreaming or doing something that channels his artistic ability, such as writing or practicing an instrument. Emotional and compassionate, he's perhaps more sensitive than other signs (but by no means weak!).
A Pisces man might appear wishy-washy, but he'll step in and take charge if his friends and family are on the line. If something goes wrong, he'll be likely to judge himself harshly and turn inwards. In a relationship with a Pisces man, it's wise to show him, lovingly, that he can rely on you just as much as you feel you can rely on him. Showing him that pure love that he shows you will be sure to cut through the foggy daydreams and go straight to his sweet heart.
10 Aries (March 21 - April 19)
"We can do things your way"
The Aries man knows what he wants, and he won't stop until he gets it. Impulsive and tenacious, he's up and at 'em early, accomplishing goal after goal, not understanding why some people can't seem to get out of bed before dawn. He's not afraid of a little hard work - so long as what he's working towards will be very rewarding.
If you're lucky enough to have caught an Aries man's eye, pat yourself on the back - after all, he only goes after what he feels is the absolute best and won't settle for anything less. But it takes a special kind of person to make it work in the long haul with an Aries, since they often won't take "no" for an answer (think Gaston from Beauty and the Beast). if you are easy-going and want someone else to make decisions in your life, then you've met your perfect match. Be prepared to either let him have his way (especially when things matter to him) or fight aggressively. Either way, you're in for a hot relationship!
9 Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
"I'm committed to you"
The Taurus man invokes the image of the bull, and rightfully so - he may seem like he's plodding along and slowly enjoying life, but wave a red flag underneath his nose and he'll start charging. The Taurus man might find it difficult to meet new people due to his shy nature, but his bullish side will eventually win out and he'll ensure he's at least getting himself out there.
Underneath the sometimes rough exterior of the Taurus man is a softer, more sensitive side. But he won't be able to show that to his love interest unless he feels like they're absolutely loyal to him (as he is to them). By letting him know that you are one hundred percent there for him, he'll be able to open up to you completely and love you fully.
8 Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
"Let's mix things up a bit"
The Gemini man is a master of words. If he's an extrovert, his mouth is running a mile a minute; if he's an introvert, he lets his fingers do the talking and can be found writing long(winded) comments on FaceBook. Logical to the extreme, he can often aggravate his partners with his lack of emotion. Luckily, his sharp mind allows him to see both sides, so it's not like he can't at least empathize with your point of view (even if he's not really feeling it). If it's a war of words you're in, he's likely to win, so if you're ever in an argument with him, get comfortable - you might be there awhile.
The one thing that the Gemini fears most is routine. Settling down is inevitable, and he knows this, but he'll try to save himself from the mundane by reading travel blogs or planning imaginary vacations. Help him by surprising him with spontaneity - plan a road trip or take him out to dinner once in a while. Those bursts of something different will get him through the week and keep him sane.
7 Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
"I need you"
Dependable. Capable. Willing to help. The Cancer man is quite possibly the fairytale definition of masculinity, as he's always looking for a damsel to rescue or a dragon to fight - even if that damsel is simply the girl next door and the dragon is a spider that needs killing.
The Cancer man will live his entire life trying to have his cake and eat it, too. He'll search for a woman who can challenge him intellectually while turning heads with her dazzling beauty, and he'll keep at it until he finds her. Once he's set his sights on her, he'll make her a dependent - in a good way. He needs to be needed; he wants to be sure that he's filling a void that only he can fill. Reassure him by letting him know that he's incredibly unique and does things for you that no other man can do. Say that, and he'll be loyal to a fault.
6 Leo (July 23 - August 22)
"I'm here in the moment with you"
If you're looking for a Leo man, you can usually find him in the center of the crowd. He adores being fawned over and needs constant attention. Confident to a fault, he goes where the party goes, gabbing it up with friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who will listen. But don't take this as arrogance - truth be told, he just likes to be present with those he loves. Perfectly curated memories don't satisfy him anywhere near as much as a candid "Kodak moment".
You know that feeling you get when you're at a concert of your favorite musician and your favorite song comes on? You know those first few seconds before your favorite part begins to play, and you get ready to sing along, lost in the lyrics? The Leo man lives for those moments. He craves being present and living life to the fullest. And he's looking for a woman who will live that with him.
5 Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
"Save me and I'm yours"
Meticulous and cautious, the Virgo man considers all angles before tackling a problem. He might seem like he can't make decisions, but the truth is that he just makes them very slowly, ensuring that he's right. A sensible perfectionist, he comes across as distant and guarded to those that don't know him; those that do understand that still waters run deep and that there's more to this man than meets the eye.
If the Cancer man is a knight in shining armor, the Virgo man is a superhero. Constantly on the lookout for those in need, he takes on the role of protector, savior, and comforter to the extreme. A phenomenal listener who often offers his shoulder to cry on, he can usually be found in the friend zone, as he struggles to take a relationship further than a friend in need.
4 Libra (September 23 - October 22)
"We make a good team"
If you're in a relationship with a Libra man, don't expect a roller coaster. Love is not a battlefield with this guy, as he strives for equilibrium. He'll go to great lengths to avoid conflict and achieve calmness in all things, so he's often found in positions such as the mediator or judge. He's able to remain objective where others cannot - cool as a cucumber, this guy!
True to his star symbol, the Libra man truly loves balance. If he's strong-willed, he wants someone easy-going. If he goes with the flow, he wants someone to take the lead. He's not interested in someone that's completely dependent on him, and he doesn't want to utterly rely on someone else either. He's searching for his missing puzzle piece, and he's hoping to be yours as well.
3 Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
"I'll be your queen and you'll be my king"
Watch out with this one - the Scorpio man is intense! Passionate and fearless, the Scorpio man takes on all challenges head on. He's a master of his own destiny and will never accept "no" for an answer; the impossible is possible with him, and he rarely tastes the bitterness of defeat.
He's one of the few men able to be in a relationship with a strong woman; in fact, he craves a powerful female by his side. His relationship goals are legendary - he's looking for the Bonnie to his Clyde. The Cleopatra to his Marc Antony. The Amal to his George Clooney. He won't care if you make more money than him - in fact, he'll boast about it to anyone he meets. An accomplishment of yours only serves to excite him, as your power brings out his innermost desires. Just be sure to remind him every once in awhile that he's pretty powerful himself, as the image of you two as a power couple will get his senses going more than anything else.
2 Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
"Let's share adventures together"
The Sagittarius man is ruled by no one. He's his own boss, he makes his own rules, sets his own schedules...he doesn't just want freedom, he CRAVES it. An extroverted Sagittarius man might be found backpacking across Europe, sleeping in a new city each night; an introverted Sagittarius might be quite content to sip wine and listen to educational podcasts as he conquers a new video game. An ideal job would be something where they don't report directly to anyone and don't manage anyone - in other words, a true lone wolf.
So how does one capture a lone wolf's heart? Well, that's up to him to come around. Once he's done having his adventures, he'll wake up one morning and realize that the one thing his life is missing - the one thing those adventures can't fulfill - is a great woman. Let him know that you'll go on those adventures with him (it'll be a blast) and that you'll wait for him to come around (which he will).
1 Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
"I'm in this for the long haul"
The Capricorn man is no stranger to stability. He's a careful planner, good with money, and a devoted friend. He can seem emotionally detached, but this is only because he's a serious person who likes to "do it once and do it right". Friends know to seek him for when they have a problem, as he'll be most likely to solve it in an objective, logical manner.
Loyalty is something he demands of his relationships, so yours should be no different. He'll be more willing to open up to you when he knows that you're here to stay and not just looking for fun in the moment. As someone who strives to create stability in all aspects of his life, he'll expect the same out of you. By showing that you're loyal to your Capricorn man, you'll get a fiercely loyal man back.
Sources: cafeastrology.com, astrostyle.com