What does an Aries need from a relationship? Which love match is most compatible with the zodiac’s Ram? Our Aries love matcher horoscopes reveal how your signs can find and keep love.
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Aries Compatibility: What You Need to Know
If you’re in love with an Aries—or you’re an Aries in love—independence is everything. Spirited Aries need a partner who won’t cramp their style or try to control them. Their biggest fear is losing their freedom in a partnership. That trepidation can keep them from fully giving themselves to just one person. Aries may never “settle down,” even if they take vows. This sign has a famous wandering eye with a lusty appetite to match. Think of Aries lothario Hugh Hefner, who died at 91 with his Playboy mansion and multiple girlfriends. Or feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who married for the first time at 66 and famously said, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
Aries are the zodiac’s solo stars. If you enter into a relationship with them, you’ll be sharing their attention with their many passions and projects. Pro tip: You’ll be wise to have (and maintain) a full life of your own. That’s what initially attracts Aries to you, after all! But it takes strength to keep your own life humming along, because Aries can hog the spotlight without trying.
Keeping your power while empowering your Aries is a tricky dance and a real balancing act! One woman we know quit her plum job to support her Aries husband’s political aspirations. With her devotion, he took office and she stopped working and became his campaign manager, red-carpet companion and everything-girl. After years by his side, she discovered he’d been having affairs for more than a decade. Not that this was her fault, of course—but it speaks to a certain myopia that Aries can have.
Other Aries fall into the trap of playing agent/manager/champion for their mates, which can be equally disastrous. When an Aries believes in someone and pours their attention on them, that person is filled with unbelievable courage and confidence. But this can also create an unhealthy dependency, where Aries is drained from constantly pumping up an insecure person, and loses sight of their own pursuits. The best relationship for Aries is an “interdependent” one, where two autonomous stars shine side-by-side.
Yet, Aries is the “baby” of the zodiac, because it’s the first sign in the horoscope wheel. They need a certain amount of attention and applause. It’s a paradox, but Aries crave the security of a loyal mate, one who can keep the home fires burning while they blaze trails and take bold risks. The perfect match for an Aries will share a thirst for adventure but also act as an anchor and a sounding board. To be with an Aries, you need range—and loads of patience. If Aries is the zodiac’s infant, then their partners need to be like good parents: loving, tolerant, yet firm enough to say “no” when boundaries are needed. Given too much free reign, Aries can become selfish, demanding and bratty. A partner who stands firm and pushes back will earn Aries’ enduring respect…and eventually, their devotion for the long haul.
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