You must know at least one. The leader of the pack. The one who draws crowds wherever he goes. He’s the Lion, king of the jungle, forever on the prowl towards his ultimate destiny.
This is a man who is not caught up in love or has that as his soul purpose. Oh no. His dreams and goals are very much centered on himself, his ideas, his hopes and vision to become the greatest at whatever it is that he is going to achieve. One day, everyone will know about him. For now, he’s going to need a partner to keep him company while he hunts for his next adventure. Are you up for it?
Sorry to say, but the Leo man does not live for love. He knows that he can find love, anywhere and anytime. It’s never really been a problem for him. Relationships are for the most part something that he enjoys until he doesn’t anymore. Then he moves on. He leaves a legacy of broken hearts behind him - that’s the trait of a Leo man, it’s just in his nature.
Even with that being said, you’ll find that most of them would take him back in an instant if he only looked their way. He has no trouble attracting a mate.
You are not going to be the woman he lives his life for. If you are looking for a man who will set his watch to you, you have to reconsider your priorities. He’s not it. He may tell you he is, he may even promise you the world, but with the Leo, it’s just a phase. Once he gets what he wants, he loses interest. He hunted you, caught you, ate you and now he’s full. The adventure is over.
So how do you tame the untamable? How do you conquer a lion who is used to roaming free and wild? You have to be the best version of yourself.
You must be able to be happy without him. You have to have other interests that may take time away from him. You must know your own worth, while never allowing him to step over any of those boundaries that you have set for him. If you don’t have a very high degree of respect for yourself, he’ll see it, dislike it and move on.
The Leo man has keen intuition about people.
His sense of smell is on point. He can pick up your scent miles away - the Leo man characteristics are legendary. He will know if you have hidden insecurities, if you need a daddy or if you want someone to just take care of you. He’ll know and he’ll drop you for the trouble before he goes any further.
Leo’s don’t fix people. They don't have the time or patience for it. If you aren’t ready to support HIM in his journey then you’re not much good for him. He’s on a timeline, he has things to do, Ferrari's to buy, a palace to build, a world to conquer. He can’t be held down or slowed down at all. You’re either on his side, supporting him in all that he does or you are not. It will be his way or no way at all. There are no other options with him.
Being self-sufficient is key to attracting him. As his partner, you will be expected to go out and hunt on your own. There are other times when he’ll show off and take down a Zebra all by himself.
He won’t do it every day. He’s not going to lose sight of his goals to impress you. You have to be impressed by everything else that he does. All that he does is for himself and no one else. He’s aware of it, and has no trouble saying so. He’s very aware of his own worth.
You should be aware of your own too!
He can love everyone, but he will not stay with anyone. He seeks a queen for himself. For his life, for his journey. He wants you to have other interests, he needs you to have them. He is not against being your everything. You better notice his shine! But you have to shine on your own too! He will not respect you if you live for him. He will not want you if you pin all of your hopes and dreams to his. He’ll walk away and look for another pride or start his own. But he won’t be responsible for your happiness. No way.
Leo’s are attracted to strong, confident women who know how to speak their minds,
stand their ground and who don’t give into the first line that he drops on them. The harder you resist, the more respect you will get. He sees and notices every single thing.
He’s forever looking for his Lioness, the one who can take
care of the cubs while he’s gone,
the one who can hunt
for herself and doesn’t have a problem sharing
him when he awakens from a long slumber.
You have to have your own goals, your own dreams and your own vision of the future that is separate from him. He’s not looking for someone to partner with in order to get to where he is going. He has to do it himself and on his own terms. You’re expected to be there for him. Support him when he needs it.
Be his biggest cheerleader while offering great advice when he’s down. You do NOT criticize a Leo or put him down. You do so at your own risk.
He needs a confident, someone who he can share his
utmost fears or disappointments with.
Someone who will never betray his trust or share any of what he has said. He needs to know that you are loyal, even to the death. He needs to see that you won’t bring it up again either. Whatever is spoken of in secret is meant to be kept there and then thrown away. You show any signs of uncertainty or that you’ve changed how you act or feel around in any way and he’ll never share a thing with you again. Then it’s only a matter of time before he’s seeking out an alternative partner and mate.
You have to be solid in who you are, how you feel and where you are going.
You have to be okay with losing him if it comes to it. Your life doesn’t change if he leaves. That is what he is looking for. You’ll rock on without him. That’s the kind of woman that he is most attracted to.
You are the woman who dyes her hair the most beautiful shade of emerald green and he won’t notice for three days. You’ll have to bring it up in a public post while of course speaking on how great he is otherwise. You’re okay with that. Because you know that his life doesn’t revolve around you. He loves and adores you, but Lamborghinis do not buy themselves.
When I was asked to write this article I was frankly unsure of what I would write about. I’ve been around Leo’s for the better part of my life. I loved them all. Natural leaders, generous to a fault and even as a man, there was something about them that just makes you want to be around them. But they also eventually showed signs of being selfish, uncaring about other people's feelings and were by every definition players. They could have any woman that they wanted and they wanted a whole lot of women.
So I put out a call to all my friends on social media and asked them. Have you had any positive experiences with a Leo man in love?
My friend GB chimed in. I’m a Leo :)
He’s at least 20 years younger than I am. I’ve been following on him social media for some time. His feed is an important part of my day. He always has something interesting to say. He cuts to the chase and helps shape my perspective about just about anything. From spirituality to social justice. I give so him so many props for his insights, maturity and leadership. I admire him for being so grounded, so cool, so in line with the truth at such a young age.
I asked, so what’s up? You’re so different than any Leo I’ve known. He tried to give me the goods while really deflecting any real credit for anything. That’s when I knew that I was speaking to an evolved Leo. Like white Lions, they are a rarity. This went on while a few other people commented on about they would never be with a Leo again, what they did, the usual stuff. GB said nothing. Smiled away and just took it all in stride. GB never said a word.
While this is going on, I was debating tagging his partner or asking him if it was ok to get her perspective. Then she commented :)
KY and him are as close as it gets. They are partners in every way. She proceed to say this; “You wouldn’t know it, but he used to be just like what you hear about Leo’s. He used to order top shelf drinks, rounds for everyone, he had a following wherever he went. Money was meant to be spent and glory was about him wherever he was.
But that’s not who he is anymore. He now spends his money on experiences rather than things. He still has a following but now it’s about changing the world, taking the lead in making it a better place. Sure, sometimes he gets carried away. For instance, he’s been so busy with what he’s doing that he didn’t even noticed that I colored my hair emerald green. I look beautiful. (It does look beautiful) But that’s ok, because I know he loves me and sometimes he gets really focused on his goals.”
This is where GB immediately acknowledges her and the change in appearance. But he doesn’t show guilt or shame. He takes his lumps and moves on. Sorry babe, I noticed, but I forget to say something, you look beautiful babe.
KY: I know, I look like a mermaid :)
When you can witness that kind of love, patience and understanding, you can understand what it takes to make it with a Leo. In time, because of your own persistence, determination and because you have your own life to life, he’ll evolve too.
A Leo man never downgrades, he ALWAYS upgrades. He wants a woman who will challenge him to be a better version of himself.
But not through force, not through mind games or emotional blackmail. But through TLC, consistency and a stronger belief in oneself! He’ll take his cues from you, but not because you told him. He has no trouble admitting that he’s wrong when he’s actually wrong.
You don’t chase Lions. They chase you. You don’t tell a lion what to do. But you can show him through example what is acceptable and what is not. Whether or not he has a full mane is irrelevant.
When dealing with the Leo male, it’s never about him it’s about YOU!