The Aquarius man is one-of-a-kind. Born between 20 January and 18th February, he’s a fixed air sign ruled by the planet Uranus. Most people would describe him as unique, geeky, friendly, complex, intelligent, rebellious, forward-thinking.
Famous Aquarius men include Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Timberlake, and Christian Bale – so it’s no surprise that Aquarius ranks as #7 on our list of zodiac signs that make the best boyfriends ranked from best to worst.
This is a man who’ll definitely captivate your attention, so read on if you’d like to find out more about him!
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The Aquarius Man in a Nutshell
Whether it’s his ability to speak about the most random topics for ages or his unique dress sense, he’s unlike anyone you’ve ever met – and that’s what makes him so attractive when you first meet him. He’s creative, clever and most of all, original.
He can be a true joy to behold and to be in his company. He amazes people anywhere he goes with his incredible way of thinking.
What’s he like when it comes to love and relationships? How can you impress him and keep his attention?
The Aquarius Man in Love
The Aquarius man might not be willing to reveal his romantic side quickly (or at all), but it doesn’t mean that he can’t fall deeply in love or be a passionate lover. He’s just looking for that special someone, and he can only reveal his true colors to someone he deems worthy of them.
The Aquarius man takes a while to admit his feelings to someone, and it’s common for him to fall in love with a friend – or someone he admires and loves already. He usually won’t admit it, so if you’re that friend, you’ll have to take that first step.
The irony is that the Aquarius man would usually attract a woman who loves public displays of affection and who’s a helpless romantic – basically, his opposite. Therefore, to have a successful relationship, he’ll have to adjust his ways to match a usually much more affectionate partner.
He wants a partner that’ll match his intellectual level and accept his innovative and forward-thinking ways. He may appear to be a bit eccentric or even rebellious at first, and not every woman can come to terms with those traits. He might seem like hard work once you get to know him, but he’s definitely worth it.
How to Impress Him
He needs to know that he’s safe and isn’t falling into a “dating trap” with someone who’s not right for him, so if you want to grab his attention, don’t ask him out on a date.
Rather, simply suggest “doing something together”. Whatever you do, avoid calling it a date and never make a big fuss about it or post about it on social media.
You can suggest going for a walk, or to the cinema, or even going camping together. He’ll gladly accept, and once he’s used to your company, it’ll be much easier to make the next move.
The most fascinating thing about first getting together with an Aquarius man is realizing that you’re quite possibly on different wavelengths. But, instead of trying to change him, you can enjoy the ride.
What to Avoid
Try not to move too fast, as you’ll freak him out. The worst traits you can exhibit early on are signs of being clingy and intense. Don’t mention the four-letter word too soon if you want the relationship to have a chance.
Not every woman can keep the relationship casual for as long as it’ll take to make an Aquarius man comfortable, and that’s where a lot of women simply give up – as they don’t know what to do or what’s wrong with him.
In all fairness, that’s just his speed – and you either get used to it and reap the rewards later or give up.
Another thing to watch out for is his wacky ideas and silly ways. If you freak out about it, he’ll know you aren’t the woman for him. He just wants to be himself, so he either accepts it or picks another star sign to date.
His Perfect Date
The perfect date for the Aquarius man is one where he can unleash his inquisitive mind, so take him to the science museum or some exciting new event where he can educate you. He’s got a never-ending knowledge of so many things, so as long as you give him the chance to impress you, he’ll be happy.
He likes looking at the stars or enjoying a sunset, which is another great first date night idea for you.
Another great option is cooking together. He might not be the best in the kitchen but is always looking for a chance to impress you.
So, if you’re dating an Aquarius man, here are the 12 things you should know:
1. He’s drawn to novelty.
Your Aquarius man can hardly sit still. He despises dull routines and the tediousness of life. He’s drawn to trying new things, and self-development is extremely important to him.
If you try to tie him down to mundane home life, he’ll rebel and seek his happiness elsewhere. On the other hand, if you can support him on his path towards personal development, he’ll see you as an essential part of his life and a true match.
2. He wants to help everyone.
He’s got almost an obsessive drive to help others, so much so that he can put others’ needs before his own and is often taken for granted by friends and family. His greatest calling is to be of service to others, trying to make everyone happier, and trying to make everything better for everyone.
It’s natural for an Aquarius man to become a doctor or take on another career path in the service of people. He’s a great listener and truly empathetic and is therefore always surrounded by people who want to talk to him or share their issues with him.
It’s important to remind him that he needs time to recharge his emotional batteries, and he needs to look after himself too – but, support his desire to help others.
3. He won’t give up easily.
The Aquarius man is incredibly stubborn when it comes to protecting his beliefs and values, and isn’t one to give up on his decisions easily. He doesn’t believe in failure; rather, he believes that it’s just another stepping stone towards success.
As such, he’s a devoted partner who’d put a lot of effort into making the relationship work – to the point of not giving up on a romance that might have simply run its course.
He can be a tough one to break up with if it comes to it. He wants to prove he isn’t a quitter and will do his best to change your mind.
He’s also a tough one to argue with, as he can be very stubborn in admitting that he’s wrong.
4. He loves his freedom – sometimes too much.
The Aquarius man is fiercely protective of his independence and appreciates having his personal time and space. You either fit into his free-spirited life, or you don’t; he won’t be giving up his freedom.
You certainly should think twice before trying to control him, tell him what to do, or clinging onto him every minute of the day. He won’t allow it.
He despises people trying to change him and being tied to a place or an environment that doesn’t align with his beliefs.
5. He’s a realist at heart.
The Aquarius man is a realist and prefers to engage in long stimulating conversations about the world rather than spending his time being sentimental or overly romantic, which doesn’t come naturally to him. He won’t be the guy trying to impress you with big romantic gestures, flowers, or poems.
The sexiest thing he’ll find about you is your intelligence – not what you wear or how you look. Nothing superficial will be able to keep his attention; he’ll see right through it.
Being a pragmatist about life, he won’t be making impulsive decisions or falling madly in love straight away, like some other signs. He likes taking things slow and steady and appreciates a woman who respects his pace and his boundaries.
Even at the very start of your relationship, you should know that he still cherishes his personal space and doesn’t need to be with you all the time.
6. He values intellect above all.
The Aquarius man is a knowledge seeker, and as such, resents superficial or ignorant people. He simply can’t date someone who isn’t on his intellectual level or isn’t interested in the deeper meaning of life.
He wants someone curious and interesting, and someone who won’t bore him after a few weeks.
7. He’s a visionary.
As one of the most imaginative star signs in the zodiac, your Aquarius man is likely thinking about all sorts of future ideas – and it isn’t unlike him to plan events, activities, and trips for the two of you.
You can certainly sit back and relax while his brain is working and planning all sorts of nice things to do together.
What makes him wonderful company is his cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. No idea is too big, and no plan impossible. He can make you feel like you can achieve anything. It’s great to have him on your side.
Talk about the future together, as he really imagines great things for the two of you.
8. He can be unpredictable.
The Aquarius man is prone to being unpredictable and spontaneous, which can sometimes confuse his partner. His active and curious side can’t be sustained, so it looks like he’s in constant search of something new and more meaningful to engage his mind with.
Compatibility with Other Star Signs
- With an Aries woman, he meets his match in terms of physical presence and intellect. Their curiosity and energy levels are extremely compatible.
- Aquarius shares the love for learning, knowledge and discovery with the Gemini woman. Both air signs, these two are a match made in heaven. They’re both big on communication, which can keep them attracted to one another for many years to come.
- With the Libra woman, Aquarius finds a soul mate in terms of his humanitarian outlook.
- With the Sagittarius woman, he finds extremely stimulating and engaging conversation.
The Bottom Line
Overall, this man can be a mystery and a challenge in a relationship, but an extremely devoted partner and lover – and most of all, a true friend.
If you’d like to find out more about a different Zodiac or other star sign compatibilities, check out our complete guide to Horoscopes – and learn how they impact relationships.