He falls in love readily, then finds it hard to sustain the emotion. for him, falling out of love is as simple as falling out of bed.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking Leo man is casual about love. he isn’t; in fact, he sees love in practically mythical terms. To him, a love affair is never minor or mild or murky. It is high drama; it is a grand passion. No one else in the zodiac can more easily make you believe that you and he are the first, original, quintessential lovers in the world. The woman who wins his favor moves instantly to center stage. The spotlight is on her, she rates in the bright circle of his admiration. It’s a heady experience to have a Leo lover. Then suddenly the lights are turned off, the curtain falls, the play is over—and she doesn’t know why. And he won’t explain. Most likely, it’s because Leo was in love with a mythical creature of his imagination—a beautiful adoring princess completely fulfilled by him. When the real woman supersedes the myth, Leo gets on his white horse and rides off.
Leo man likes a woman to cater to his every whim. Yet he would be surprised to hear himself described as demanding. He doesn’t see himself that way at all. He thinks he is openhearted, trusting, asking nothing but what he is entitled to. If told that he sometimes asks too much of those close to him, he simply wouldn’t understand how. After all, why should anyone refuse him? In pleasing him, they please themselves. A true democrat, he believes everyone is equal—equally ready to serve him.
If this sounds like an overweeningly self-assured type riding for a fall, look a bit closer. Underneath Leo’s surface majesty is a sensitive, vulnerable man who needs reassurance—and praise. Praise is as necessary to him as food and drink.
In sexual relationships he won’t voyage beyond the farthest limits of the known to find a new continent of sensuality. He’s a cautious navigator who sticks close to charted waters. On the other hand, a woman will never end up with a sunken wreck.
If you rub his mane the right way, Leo the Lion is a marvelously affectionate, cheerful companion. He is kind, strong, generous, something of a spendthrift but usually successful in business. A woman who gets this flamboyant, magnetic overachiever with the sunny disposition has only one problem. Somehow she has to teach him that the sole object of his adulation does not have to be himself.
HOW TO ATTRACT LEO
You can always win over anyone born under this sign if you show by your actions, your attention, and your unceasing compliments that you are completely and hopelessly lost in admiration. If you really feel that way, you’re in clover. If you don’t, fake it. Leos won’t suspect your sincerity because they think they’re fully as wonderful as you tell them they are. Leos almost never think compliments go too far. There is another way to make an impression on Leo: be funny. They have a fine sense of humor and love to be entertained. (Didn’t every monarch have a court jester?)
You can’t go wrong attending a cultural event, especially a preview of some kind. Accompany Leo to a cocktail party that marks the opening of a new art gallery, an advance movie screening, or a lecture by an author about his or her forthcoming book.
Pet Peeve for Leo men: Heavy makeup on women.
Pet Peeve for Leo woman: A tightwad date.
Bear in mind that both male and female Leos think the best is none to good for them. Leo travels first class. If you’re trying to impress a Leo woman, take the rubber band off your bankroll, never wince at a restaurant check, get the best orchestra seats, don’t overlook the flowers, champagne, and telephone calls.
If you’re trying to impress a Leo male, get the best cut of steak from the butcher and don’t spare the wine. If he brings a good bottle of wine (and he will), exclaim over the astute choice he made, then exclaim again over the wine’s bouquet and taste. And then bring out your final surprise—that flaming dessert or special after-dinner brandy.