Andrea has a background in astrology, Myers Briggs, and pop culture with expertise in relationships and dating.
Does a Leo Like You?
It isn't always easy to tell if someone likes you, but Leos are more straightforward than most of us. There are a few ways you can definitely tell a Leo is interested in you.
Leo is a sign dominated by the energy of the sun. They wear their ego proudly. As the sign at the center of summer, they symbolize heat, passion, and excitement. Leos are not as shy and withdrawn as other signs. They also tend to like having life-long mates, and they want you to dote on them. Though a Leo might wait for you to make the first move, they'll probably flirt with you uninhibitedly or even flat out tell you that they like you.
What Element Is Leo?
Leo is a fire sign, controlled by a strong desire to make things happen. Fire symbolizes free will. Any zodiac pair can work together, but classical astrologers will tell you that the best match for a fire sign is a fire or air sign. Fire likes the spontaneity of thought wind signs have, and this inspires them.
You can find Leos in the thick of parties, strutting their stuff on the beach or at a fashion shows. They're often into athletics and are usually some of the more talkative people at your work meetings. In high school, they may have been the cool kid, the prep, or the jock—but also able to get along with the nerds. They are both social creatures and also homebodies. They make for great spouses and parents. They can have a nasty temper, but they have a nurturing backbone and will learn from their mistakes. They hate screwing things up because they hate hurting their ego. This makes them sensitive, which could get old for some partners.
20 Signs That a Leo Likes You
Need a quick checklist to see if a Leo is interested in you? Here are some of the ways a Leo will behave when they want your company and to get to know you.
- They actively pursue your company. They enjoy getting to know you and relish the chance to be in your presence.
- They seem really focused on you during a group outing.
- They are comfortable expressing their wacky, creative ideas to you.
- They go for the classic "move their hair behind their ear" trick.
- They show extreme enthusiasm towards seeing you.
- They'll attempt to make you feel special and pampered, and they'll expect the same treatment in return. They are not as cold as a Scorpio, who would be upset if you tried to pamper them and it wasn't genuine. Leo will be happy you're making any effort at all.
- They'll vent, mope, and whine to you so that you can comfort them.
- Spontaneous behavior. They may suddenly feel the need to take you on a walk. They may suddenly show up at your door. Or they may come over with a board game that they've just got to try.
- Even around a number of potential suitors, they'll stay focused on you, making you feel like you're the special one.
- They'll love discussing their nostalgia, with plenty of flashbacks, walks down memory lane, and good old-fashioned storytelling. They like to revisit memories they have had with you.
- They'll spend a great deal of time trying to make you laugh.
- They'll buy things for you—meals, concert tickets, whatever seems right to them at the time.
- They'll call you out of the blue.
- They'll do what they can to kiss you and make that special first kiss happen.
- They'll treat you like royalty. They want to give you the life you deserve.
- They'll call you up for a weekend adventure.
- They have a great deal of visions and possibilities for what they want to do with you.
- They are constantly looking out for you in little ways.
- You'll should feel some kind of sexual tension in the air.
- They'll try to create closeness. They'll be right next to you. They're trying to figure you out and make you feel comfortable at the same time.
Leos Commonly Want Strong, Long-Lasting Partnerships
Leo wants to make a relationship happen—this is part of being a fire sign. Due to being a fixed sign, they also want to keep the relationship going for as long as possible. They don't want to let the fire die and are stubborn for love. They are stubborn partners and stubborn parents. They want to raise and send their children out into the world, while smothering them with love. As a spouse, you can bet you will be smothered as well.
Think about summer and you essentially have a Leo. They like vacations, lounging, and feel constricted by clothes. They like a chill summer jam and they want to live their life instead of being cooped up at home, watching TV. A Leo needs to go out into the world and make things happen.
They also need to feel like they are the center of attention. They need someone who can jive with this. Someone who has little ambition and no direction in life won't interest a Leo for long. You could get swept up in the life and craziness of a Leo, but you need to be strong, able to stand your ground and have your own unique rhythm. Leo doesn't want a doormat and doesn't want to be a doormat either.
Leos Are Gryffindors
You can expect a great deal of variety in the presence of a Leo. Sometimes they get themselves into very odd trouble. In a lot of ways, Leos are Gryffindors. Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley all act like typical Leos because they are a part of the house of fire. You can expect mischief, bravery, a love of others, and an impressive speed and gamut of knowledge. They also tend to make for the best quidditch players, so keep in mind they tend to like to exercise. The whole Weasley family prides itself on ambition, hard work, and not necessarily money. They all lead interesting lives, whether it be taming dragons or facing bank run by goblins. If you want to date a Gryffindor in real life, date a Leo. Aries and Sagittarius are also fire signs, but their quest for zeal and wonder is a tad different. Aries is a tornado of energy, while Sagittarius is a mix of maturity, whimsicalness, and creativity.
Leos are eager to please. They may give up entirely if they feels that their needs are not being met. They don't like to stick around for things that they find uninteresting nor get caught up in something they find nefarious or unethical. They often have a noble heart and a kind spirit. They may want to help homeless, give to charity, or give away their belongings to others in need. They tend to love animals, the great outdoors, and going on road trips or adventures. They might appear as hippies or even as geniuses in disguise.
Leo Cheat Sheet
July 23 – August 22
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Leos Make for a Warm, Tender Relationship
You should feel a certain amount of warmth in a relationship with a Leo. This is a sign that is prone to picking a trophy wife or husband. They want to look good to others, feel like they are succeeding, and have someone to show off. They are usually charismatic, bring energy to a room, and instinctively get into leadership roles. If you are a strong leader yourself, you may butt heads with the Leo. They tend to like this, and can get into heated arguments just for the sake of it.
A Leo wants the mood to feel right and for you to feel at ease. They want to seem strong and like a force to reckon with—however, they'll also want you to dote all over them when they are weak. If you want a Leo, you need to learn how to stroke their ego. They want someone who is with them, and not against them. Don't cut into a Leo's ego too deeply. The wounds dig deep, and they may resent you for it. Be conscious of how you treat your Leo and how it affects them. Show them you have a gentle side and are nonthreatening. You might feel like a Leo is asking too much of you, but they're really just passionate and want each day to be more amazing than the last.
You're likely to find a good friend in a Leo, and also have an interesting life with them. They don't do well when they feel caged in—they want to go places. In this regard, an Aquarius is a good match, because they are also social and don't like being caged. Also, they both are fairly unique, weird, and original signs. They love some excitement, and they can both relate to being signs from very distinct times of the year—the dead of summer and the dead of winter.
Leo doesn't like mind games. They want to confront things head-on. Sure, they love metaphors, but they want clear communication. You shouldn't be doubting their love— it should be clear, deep, and wide. They want a love that knows no boundaries, one that includes all the bizarre and random aspects of life.
Questions & Answers
Question: Will a Capricorn woman and a Leo man fall in love? How can a Capricorn woman know that a Leo man loves her?
Answer: All 78 combinations of the zodiac can work.
Yes, a Capricorn and a Leo can fall in love.
Leo has pretty straightforward signs when they like someone. They have a large ego and like to be heard and seen.
When they are interested:
1. They will make their presence known. You will see them, hear from them, and they will touch you.
2. A Leo will try to do everything they can for you. They will try to impress you in a number of ways, so you see them as the best.
3. They may hold back a little if they are unsure if you like them.
4. A high amount of charisma will come from them.
5. Dressing up.
6. Driving fast.
7. Showing that they are confident.
8. They'll become generous.
Question: The Leo that I am interested in is a bit distant. He shows interest by calling randomly. Does this mean he is into me? I only met him three weeks ago, and I'm not sure. Is he the one?
Answer: Whoa! You only met him three weeks ago? I think you need to calm down on whether he is "the one." Consider the kind of conversations you have on the phone. Do they seem clinical, like he is just trying to pay bills? Or do they get more personal?
Question: What does it mean if a Leo chases you for a long time?
Answer: He's smitten.
Question: Does an Aquarius woman and a Leo man work well together?
Answer: All 78 zodiac romantic combinations are possible. Aquarius and Leo are direct opposites of each other. They are both strong personalities. They will find themselves attracted to each other because in being opposite... they can also feel the same. Both are fixed signs, so you have two very stubborn personalities. Leo will be impressed by the amazing brains of Aquarius, and Aquarius will be impressed with Leo and the chance for amazing things to happen. The two will definitely enjoy each other. These two often trail off into their own world of jokes, imagination, and exploration.
© 2017 Andrea Lawrence
Yazmin on June 25, 2020:
Hi! So I’m a Sagittarius and I really like this boy and he’s a Leo! But I don’t really know if he likes me Bc I would always catch him staring at me and he wouldn’t stop if I catch him unless I stop staring at him. Me and him don’t really have a friendship. We would talk then and there but he always started the conversation with me out of the blue. I always feel this I guess sexual energy when I look at him or we’re staring at each other in the eyes. I don’t if he know I like him Bc I told his sister but I don’t think she told him. But I know this other Leo and he is very straightforward with me when it comes to having a crush on me but with my crush he is more distant but I don’t know if that’s Bc he has thing going on at home or what. I would always feel someone staring at me and I would always catch him staring at me. He has always been in his own little world most of the time endless his friends talk to him. So I don’t know if he likes me or not but I would like if you gave me some advice on what I should do or do he even likes me at all.
Alya on June 03, 2020:
Hi! I'm a Sagittarius woman and I like a Leo boy
Nevada on January 19, 2020:
I’m a Scorpio girl and I like a Leo boy !Ive gone to school with him since middle school so I know a lot about him but it makes me laugh that I’ve had a crush for so long I’m about to go to high school so I hope I can stop being so shy he can be shy but also straight forward.Hes very popular with the girls and my friend likes him to so it’s kinda of tough because she’s very out going and as already confessed how she feels while I haven’t because I’m extremely shy person and because of that I don’t talk much to him like she dose even though he dosen’t like her I feel like I have a chance because he starts conversations with me often which makes me feel very comfortable.And im probably to young to be even thinking about this boy but he makes me crazy. All I now is that I won’t give up just because I haven’t confessed I’ll wait when I know it’s the right time ;)
Plibra on August 27, 2019:
Hi im libra woman and got a crush on leo man. We know each other from 7-8 months and we don’t talk much but when we talk our chart starts getting crazy and he have asked me to meet for 3-4 times and we spend 4-5 hours together when we meet but we don’t catch up daily but he always start the conversation and tell about himself and about what crazy things he did
So does this mean that he likes me because I’m bit confused as he tries physical approach to but in the beginning when we met he rejected me and now he gives me time
So this mean that is falling for me??????
jessica on July 04, 2019:
I am a leo I fall in love so deeply but cant tell my crush, because I just feel like that person is not the real person my heart searches for but in a while everything just goes away.
Lisamann on June 16, 2019:
Sorry my comment was for MG not MC. Happy to know that we share the same thoughts when it comes down to dating an aquarius. They are very selfish and think
Ellie-A on June 09, 2019:
It's true that Leos tend to be very straightforward. We don't hide our emotions most of the time. You will know if we like you when we meet. However, if you don't respond or if we think you are already taken, then we tend to swing the other way and become very prickly, avoidant and critical. Even if we still really like you. We don't like to share and don't like being told 'no', so we won't waste our time with someone who doesn't seem sure. We don't like getting our egos hurt and will do our best to protect ourselves.
If you like a Leo and they like you back, be obvious about it and don't play games with them. Some signs enjoy games and will come on harder if you flirt with other people in front of them. Leos will assume you aren't that interested and will just shrug and chase after someone else.
For anyone married looking for an extra partner, Leos will generally run a mile if they find out you aren't 100% available. Don't waste your or our time if that divorce contract isn't already signed and sealed! I get married men chasing me constantly and get enraged if I fall for someone and then find out they are already taken. We will be devoted to our partners, but we are are queens, never the mistress.
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on May 23, 2019:
Leos are direct. They don't play games with who they like. You can say you like them to get the ball rolling, and if they're not jumping on it -- move on.
Aries desperation on May 06, 2019:
Hello I am an Aries woman and I have been talking to a Leo man for 5 months. I have talked and dated Leo’s before. I do love their personality and their charisma, their loyalty they are just great lovers, but really good friends to have in your life. While this Leo in particular that I am talking to you right now he is a bit different than I’ve talked before. He is a very busy man and works a lot. I do respect that he is a single father and I also respect that he does work hard and I want to give him his space I don’t want to feel like I’m nagging all the time but I’ll send a couple texts here in there I’m just showing that you know I’m still interested and you know if anything you know he can Hollaback at me. My question is do I stop texting him what do I do I feel like I don’t want to waste my time or his time if he’s not interested? I really do like this guy and I’m trying so hard to hold my feelings to the side because if he’s not interested then I should just go ahead and move on
The libra one on April 13, 2019:
I'm a libra girl and I'm with My leo guy for five months now.I used to think my love is one sided as he doesn't love me but now it seems like His love and affection literally overpowering my love
To be honest Leo men in love are so bossy,possessive, caring, so freaking romantic, need attention 24/7.
You have to be submissive while having a relationship with a leo guy. You can't raise your voice on them as It hurts their ego. They have a huge ego but it's more like a healthy ego.
Leo guys tends to have angry issues but they got cool fast too.( They turn into a dragon from a butterfly in nanoseconds if You hurt their ego)
When you're with leo guy you should know you can't flirt not just flirt not even look or talk with other guys. When a leo guy loves me he gets jealous and possessive over you so easily so You have to be 1000% loyal and genuine to him.
In return You will have the world to yourself except texting you cause leo
guys prefer calling or video chatting over texts.
Leo guys are so kind for their lovers as They wants a queen for themselves. They will give you the life and love you deserve.
Some tops: to get your leo guy crazy for you Act like you're the boss, be confident in yourself.
Pay attention too him and look directly into his eyes while he's taking.
Leo guys loves PDA so stay close to him some kisses here ad there but don't be vulgar.
Biting while kissing drives them crazy.
Ear, nape and back are best place to turn them on.
Head and back massages do the work instantly.
Leo guys love sexting or erotic a bit dirty talk.
Sex is necessary cause Leo's are erotic.but only if you are comfortable he will never force you if he loves you.
Show him that you love him but don't act desperate cause he will go with the flow then leave you like nothing.
Be kind, patient and be who you are.Never change yourself for someone else.
Remember If you're in a relationship with a Leo man You should be proud and confident about the relationship it will feed his ego. Leo men are loyal and kind to the core when in a relationship cause they are in it for a long haul.
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on April 10, 2019:
Potentially both. Most likely both.
Sp on April 10, 2019:
Spoke to a Leo man who asked me to meet him for coffee in the first conversation itself. Does he want to hook up or is he interested in me?
Emma Thompson on March 29, 2019:
What does it mean if a leo man teases me?(I'm a taurus btw)
jojo on December 04, 2018:
does a sagi women and leo man match?
Daisy on December 02, 2018:
Is leo and gemini a good match?
Lions4Eva on September 05, 2018:
Ehhhhh...while some of this was good, again, you made Leo sound too soft. It's the mighty and fierce LION of the Zodiac and will never let anyone turn them into a doormat.
Leo is powerful, aggressive, fierce, strong-willed, dominant, and feral. It was one of "strong, feral, bestial, and SOLITARY signs" so we DON'T need anyone to "stroke our egos" or give us attention or approval. Lions might live in prides, but the males are MORE than capable of hunting alone and take down big game.
So I really hope you keep all of this in mind in future posts regarding Leo. Thanks.
Vamp on September 04, 2018:
Wtf Hiees I'm a leo boy and a virgo that I like just stop caring and showing interest on me. There is a saying that you can't do anything if a leo likes someone else or not interested since they focus to only one at a time.
Xyz on August 21, 2018:
I'm a married Gemini woman and I'm in love with a leo man. My marriage life is a piece of shirt. Will the leo fall for me ever?
Hiees on August 10, 2018:
I’m a virgo and leo boy that I like is interested in some other girl I guess
But once when he was drunk he was telling me about his life and asked about mine and I showed him my emotional side last week and he didn’t show interest and didn’t even talk to me
How can I talk to him? What should I talk about?
What kind of girls he likes?
Would he like me?
Rebecca on July 19, 2018:
I have a crush lets call him " j" his aquarius but he has a girlfriend (unfortunately)but he keep on asking me questions about myself and looking at me , once he ask me if i have a love life and stuff . What tf does that even mean i really need help
Chezza on July 15, 2018:
I’m a Leo and as I was reading this I was laughing to myself as it accurate and very true! I am currently chasing a man and have displayed most of not all of the signs! Leo’s have a lot to give :) xxx
Theresa on June 30, 2018:
I’m a leo woman and I’m and love with a arie man we been see each other for one year but I’m still in the friend zone how will I know I’m out of the friend zone
Unsure on June 29, 2018:
What does it mean when a Libra man one minute acts like he’s all in and within a split second he starts to become distant.. should the leo woman be concerned
The Lioness on June 16, 2018:
@ Nil...wooh a Leo woman or man?
SindyB on June 14, 2018:
Ann-Marie on June 12, 2018:
How do you know leo man love cancer woman.
Nil on June 11, 2018:
How to woo a Leo !
Joy Kitten on May 11, 2018:
Enjoying your writing Andrea!
I’m an INFJ Leo, any insights on this?? Some of your writings in INFJ made me burst out with a laugh, it’s pretty accurate some of the odd things we attempt. Great work!
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on April 05, 2018:
Sounds like she is making it pretty clear and drawing a line that you're a friend. A fantastic friend. That is where you stand presently.
Can that change? Yeah, it does all the time. But presently, this isn't where she is -- so don't push it.
If you have expressed your interest to her tell her -- okay, I understand that we are friends, and I respect that. If it ever changes for you, please be kind and let me know how you feel, otherwise I won't bring this up again -- so don't expect me to bring it up. Deal? Okay, now back to being friends.
Wisemanoncesaid on March 06, 2018:
Am saggitarus and the girl I like is a Leo.she often tells that we are best friends and she is not making any point towards relationship or making me as a boyfriend.will I get a chance?
Iamdreaming on February 09, 2018:
I've known this Leo woman for 4 years, we had a lot of connections but at the time she had a BF and I had a GF. We never did anything but twice I slept in her bed with her because I was drunk and she took care of me, she was always caring. I can't get her out of my head, I even dream about her...weird I know!! I want to tell her how I feel but scared she wouldn't feel the same.
Help me on January 13, 2018:
I’m leo woman trying to be friends with aries guys and he give me such a hard time and I don’t know why I really like him I try to make him feel special but it’s seems like it not good of enough please help
Nina on December 27, 2017:
What does it mean if u and a Leo use to talk everyday then after u meet him he rarely talks to u
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on December 21, 2017:
It sounds like he likes you, yes. Flirt with him more. Let him know you are interested.
Maya on December 21, 2017:
Well I like a Leo which we are a bit distance we text each other almost everyday he did show me some interests like he say I'm pretty he really wants to see me ,once we we had a gathering he said he go there just to see me and he really wants to meet me and he also said he was nervous so does he like me??
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on December 19, 2017:
Chevy on December 18, 2017:
I'm cancer and my partner is leo.. it's definitely a steamy relationship
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on December 08, 2017:
Water and fire are both emotionally intense signs. But together... they make steam. ;)
Ari143 on November 29, 2017:
I FEEL LIKE WATER SIGNS AND FIRE SIGNS CAN NEVER BE TOGETHER AND PLUS WATER AND FIRE PERIOD DON'T GO TOGETHER....THE FIRE COULD HEAT UP THE WATER AND THE WATER CAN BURN OUT THE FIRE... BUT I MEAN IT'S JUST MY OPINION AND PLUS I'M AN AIR SIGN, GEMINI, B-DAY JUNE 4TH!!!1
Wendy on November 28, 2017:
Yup, I'm a Leo. This article is accurate. Smarmy2's comment as well.
Amazingleo on November 25, 2017:
I'm a female Leo and falling for a Scorpio. Any advice or thoughts?
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on November 16, 2017:
You're a mature one then. :)
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on November 16, 2017:
I don't find Leos are this insane.
Leoguy on November 13, 2017:
The only thing I don’t agree with is that I need someone to stroke my ego when I’m weak I like to handle my emotions myself
Smarmy2 on October 29, 2017:
Leos like someone to hold the door open for them.
Unfortunately they usually just stare at you and won't walk through. When you finally let the door close they scratch at it till you open it again.
They also like it when you buy them drinks although they may push it off the end of the bar.
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on September 22, 2017:
I think the combination of a Pisces and a Leo would be great, especially a Pisces female and Leo male. And being friends for so long is usually helpful for a budding romance. I believe I have an article on this somewhere...
Lulu Danes on September 20, 2017:
So I’m a Pisces and you can probably say that I’m falling for a Leo man, would that be a healthy relationship if we’ve been friends for 3 years?
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on August 02, 2017:
Why thank you, Larry!
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on August 02, 2017:
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Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on August 01, 2017: