Everything You Need to Know About Dating an Aquarius Man

Jake Register
·6-min read

From Cosmopolitan

There are just a few basics that need to be explored when you first start dating someone. Where is he from? What does he do for a living? Oh, and most definitely, when’s his birthday? This isn’t just for remembering when to send that “happy b-day :)” text! Knowing a potential boo’s zodiac sign can really help in understanding his behavior. Astrology helps us break down personality traits, pet peeves, and, yes, even dating patterns. It can be fun and informative to look up his sign and see how yours works with his.

If you’re dating, Insta stalking (hi, guilty), or just fantasizing over an Aquarius man, we’re here to help you navigate him. These water-bearers are sometimes seen as aloof loners, but they really just value their me-time and march to the beat of their own drum.

Luckily, astrology allows us to decipher personality traits, pet peeves, and so much more. And trust me when I say, there is sooo much more to a Aquarius man than you initially realized. So if your guy was born between January 20-February 18, you’re in for a treat, but as it goes with any sign, there are some things you may want to keep an eye out for.


Birthday: January 20-February 18

Type: Fixed air sign

Keywords: Friendly, unique, geeky, intellectual, complex, offbeat, humanitarian

Love anthem: "Lost in Japan" - Shawn Mendes

Famous Aquarius men: Darren Criss, Harry Styles, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Jordan, The Weeknd, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elijah Wood, Christian Bale, Justin Timberlake, Cristiano Renaldo, Chris Rock, Tom Hiddleston, Ed Sheeran

Best matches:

Aquarius gets along great with Gemini and Libra. They’re both air signs and can keep up with each other’s mental pace. Aries is another awesome match for Aquarius. Aquarius is endlessly fascinating to Aries, so the fire sign’s interest is never lost. They both appreciate uniqueness and understand the other’s need for independence and space. Finally, outgoing Leo has an opposites-attract style chemistry with Aquarius—they're opposites on the zodiac wheel, in fact.

All about Aquarius:

Aquarius is an air sign, meaning he’s intellectual, thoughtful, charismatic, and an expert communicator. He's also the sign most associated with platonic relationships and eccentricity, so it’s like dating your weirdo best friend! Everyone is attracted to his unique and unconventional nature because he’s ruled by Uranus, the planet of suddenness, invention, and disruption.

His unapologetic self-expression is why he’s known to break the status quo frequently and often, making him the zodiac’s humanitarian....and its rebel with a cause. If you want to get with an unforgettable guy, find yourself an Aquarius! He may be a total nerd, but he’s charming, complex, and has an open mind and heart.

It’s uncommon to find an Aquarius guy actively pursuing romantic interests on dating apps. Since he's an air sign, he’s a total people person, and prioritizes finding close friendships over relationships, which is why you have to genuinely be his bud before dating possibly enters the equation. He’s self-conscious about being an oddball, so it takes him a while to open up to you, but once he does, you’ll find he’s worth the wait!

As a reliable fixed sign, this guy is your rock and you’ll learn to love how he’s always able to be there for you when you need it. He’ll gladly listen to your problems and work to give you the best advice. Because he can detach and view things objectively, you always know he’s keeping it real. To top it all off, his natural quirkiness and great sense of humor make everything better, and just like a true best friend, he’s always there by your side through thick and thin.

As an air sign, he’s upbeat and social, but as a fixed sign, he’s a big fan of relaxing and staying in one place as much as he can. This combo is contradictory, sure, but so is Aquarius! Honestly, it's the best of both worlds: He’s the life of the party whenever he goes out, but he’s also down to mega chill out at home.

Something that will always rile him up, however, is whatever cause he’s devoted himself to. If he hears of a rally or protest, he’ll put everything else on pause so he can attend—and he’ll want to bring you along, too. If you're not politically knowledgable and involved in activism, that's kind of a turn-off for Aquarius. As calm as he is most of the time, he's passionate when it matters most. And he cares that you care, too. He wants someone who shares his passion for creating worldwide change, who can also keep him intellectually interested.

That being said, your Aquarius boy toy is kind of like Siri. He’s super-smart, ultramodern, and programmed with fascinating traits. But at the end of the day, he can be such a robot! His supercomputer of a brain is the source of his best traits, but is also the reason why he intellectualizes and processes his emotions rather than expressing them. He easily detaches from his feelings, so your relationship will be lacking when it comes to lovey-dovey moments. And don’t even try to push him to be more romantic or intimate—he’s a fixed sign with unmatched stubbornness, so he won’t budge!

Aquarius men also tend to cause a commotion wherever they go. He’s ruled by Uranus, planet of disruption, after all, but that doesn’t justify how much he loves to showboat himself. He’s both hyper-aware of how different he is, and readily hamming it up front of others for validation. He sometimes adopts a contrary nature just for the sake of being different, it seems, especially when he’s in a bad mood. You say “yes” and he says “no,” just to make a point of not following the status quo. Don’t let his insecurities and sour attitude turn a simple disagreement into an actual argument—this undesirable aspect of his personality rarely comes out.

The best advice? Treat him like your best friend, who you love but sometimes get SO annoyed with. After all, he treats everyone like his friend, including you, so it only makes sense. But he more than makes up for this lack of romance with his never-ending commitment to his loved ones and his unforgettable presence. Your relationship with him has a very complex dynamic—it feels like you’re with your bestie most of the time, but there’s a very real sense of love and affection as well. You won’t be getting a dreamy fairytale romance, but his long-lasting love and dedication to you promises you’ll still get your happy ending!

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