In the sometimes confusing, but always alluring, realm of the dating world, any semblance of clarity or confidence you can attain is welcomed with open arms. That's why looking to the stars for
date ideas based on your astrological sign could be just the extra nudge you need. Even if you're a bit wary about the whole zodiac thing, at the very least, you can potentially gain some insight into your love life and that's never a bad thing.
Depending on how well you know your date, telling them that you were inspired by the stars could be a great conversation starter in and of itself. Plus, isn't getting to know more about each other the most fun part of dating, anyways? OK, maybe the goodnight kiss and cuddle sessions would take the number one spot on the fun list, but learning about your date's interests would definitely come in at a close second.
At the very least, knowing what someone's astrological sign is can offer you some perspective into their likes, dislikes, and how you can have the best time with them. For instance, a thrill-seeking Scorpio wouldn't necessarily have as much fun going to a spa as a luxury-loving Taurus would. So check out some of these date ideas, based on your astrological sign.
Aries (March 20 - April 19)
The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is symbolized by the ram mostly because they share a lot of similar characteristics. Just like the headstrong and fearless mountain-dweller,
a person born under the sign of Aries likes to lead, loves rugged terrain, and new experiences. So here are a few top choices for your next date with an Aries: Hiking Dance lessons (where they can take the lead) Taking a random drive to explore a different party of the city you've never been to before Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Similar to the Aries ram, Taureans can get a bad rap due to their association with the stubborn and agressive bull. Those born under the sign of
Taurus are actually very patient, sensitive, and devoted people. Coax out the gentle side of a Taurus with activities like these: Gardening workshop Couple's massage Cooking a gourmet meal at home Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The third sign of the zodiac,
Gemini, is driven by intellectual curiosity and loves to talk about their ideas in great detail. Since they're symbolized by twins, their personality can be like two sides of the same coin, ranging from an interest in heavier, cerebral ideas to livelier, light-hearted social events. So consider these options for a Gemini: Attend a gallery or museum tour See a live show Go to a slam poetry session at your local coffee shop Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The fifth sign of the zodiac,
Leos are ambitious, won't shy away from a challenge, and have a flair for theatrics. A date with a Leo can turn out to be quite the evening, so make sure to stock up on caffeine. Try out some of these date ideas with your ferocious lion or lioness: Rock climbing See a play or live performance Go dance hall hopping and experience a variety of musical styles Virgo (August 22 - September 21)
Plenty of people think of "the virgin" when talking about the sixth sign of the zodiac. As it turns out, they're associated with that symbol solely because
Virgos value cleanliness and order, are on the shy side, and prefer spiritual endeavors. So check out these date ideas that will tap into their earthy, zen side: Bikram Yoga Creating a community garden Visit an organization supply shop, like The Container Store, and fantasize about their dream storage system Libra (September 22 - October 23) Libra is an air sign, which means their head is often in the lofty, imaginative realm. To really connect with the seventh sign of the zodia, your best bet is to do something that combines a little brain stimulation with something artsy and creative: Attend a classical ballet performance Explore vintage bookshops Go star gazing and ponder the mysteries of the cosmos Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
I may be a bit biased since I was born under the eighth sign of the zodiac, but Scorpios are pretty awesome.
Scorpios are known for their edginess, mysterious aura, and intense passion. Awesome, right? So check out these date ideas sure to bring out their quirky and adventurous side: Watch an indie movie, documentary, or foreign film Take a cave-diving lesson Adult laser tag Sagittarius (November 21 - December 21)
The ninth sign of the zodiac,
Sagittarians are the wanderers and philosophers out of the group. You can make the most out of your date with these bohemian thinkers with ideas like these: Take a mini road trip Attend a lecture or book reading Visit a botanical garden Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)
Capricorn is patient, hard-working, and dedicated — all qualities which work well with earthy activities. Beyond gardening hobbies, play into their ambitious, hands-on side with these crafty ideas: Attend a DIY workshop at your local home improvement store Go bowling Drive to your closest State Park Aquarius (January 19 - February 18)
There's a reason the song "The Age of Aquarius" was a chart-topper during the hippie era.
Aquarians are spiritual, socially-conscious, and giving people. Check out these philanthropic date ideas any Aquarian will adore: Volunteer at homeless shelter or animal rescue facility Do a beach or park clean-up Take an outdoor survivalist class Pisces (February 18 - March 20)