Whether it’s dictating our life choices, spending habits, hairstyle or even our skincare regime, our star sign can be super influential in how we live our life. And GLAMOUR’s resident astrologist, Emma Howarth, says that you can use your star sign to influence your dating life, too. Read on for the best date ideas based on your (and their) star sign …
20 March–18 April
Fast cars, open roads and rollercoaster adrenaline hits all speak to Aries’ thrill-seeker soul. If it’s mad, bad and a little bit dangerous, this fiery ram is in. And then some! And if there’s an element of competition involved all the better. Dating Aries is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants affair and definitely never boring. Think extreme experiences (kite-surfing, hang-gilding, the world’s longest zip wire) or one-on-one challenges (card games, tennis, a best-of-three pool marathon) where they can play to win. If all that sounds too exhausting for words then Aries wouldn’t say no to a classic drinks date – just as long as it’s at the hottest new bar in town.
Do… Use your imagination.
Don’t… Settle for a quiet night in.
The Ultimate… Theme park thrill ride followed by a (speedy) sunset drive in an open-top car.
19 April–19 May
Ah, Taurus – lover of life’s finer things, seeker of pleasure, it’s like the clichés of romance were invented for you. And your love life is probably all the better for it. Chic champagne bars, indulgent spas and Michelin star tasting menus make your heart beating faster in all the right ways. But it’s not all about splashing the cash! A thoughtful picnic (with proper plates!), online wine tasting or visit to the local farmer’s market to pick up produce for dinner could all have a similar effect. Detecting a theme here? Food, glorious food! Fine dining, good times and a little bit of luxury go a long way towards winning over a bull.
Do… Keep it classy.
Don’t… Cut corners.
The Ultimate… A multi-treatment spa day followed by a swanky afternoon tea.
20 May–20 June
A perfect date for Gemini is always a meeting of minds – big ideas, great conversation and blue-sky thinking galore. If you want Gemini to fall for your charms you need to make them think! It follows that ideal Gemini dates are on the cerebral side: literary festivals, Tedx events, thought-provoking workshops or classes. It’s a stretch for the twin sign to sit through a movie in silence but they’ll go with the flow if you promise to dissect the plot over drinks afterwards. Otherwise, it’s all about self-expression and buzz for this quick-witted sign. Go dancing, share secrets and stay up till dawn pondering the meaning of life, the universe and everything.
Do… Share ideas.
Don’t… Go too traditional.
The Ultimate… Arty private view followed by a spoken word open-mic night.
21 June–21 July
Born romantic Cancer is all in when it comes to old-school charm. So it’s a big hell yes to candlelit dinners, blanket fort picnics, gifts, flowers and Post-It love notes on the bathroom mirror! And if there’s an element of nostalgia to your date-night plan – even better! Think holding hands in the back row of the cinema, bunking off work to picnic in the park or swanning in to the office party like prom night royalty. Deep connection, meaningful conversation and being honest about where this is going (yes, even on the first date!) matter a lot to sensitive Cancer. Give them that and they’ll give you the world.
Do… Go all in.
Don’t… Even think about making it a one-night thing.
The Ultimate… Dinner a deux with a side of five-year-plan.
22 July–21 August
Nobody puts Leo in the corner – not even a hot date! Stepping out with jungle royalty means thinking big. Leo wants to see and be seen; Leo wants to dress up, Leo wants to charm the pants off your friends, family and the Deliveroo driver. There’s only one thing for it: you’ve got to take them out out. Think swanky shindigs, exclusive launch parties or meeting the crew at your best friend’s wedding. Anywhere they can turn on the charm, draw people in and show the world who they really are – generous, big hearted and totally fabulous!
Do… Dress for success.
Don’t… Go low-key.
The Ultimate… A black-tie charity do where they can walk the red carpet.
22 August–21 September
You can’t palm health-conscious Virgo off with cocktails and canapés – they want more and they want it to mean something. And don’t even go there with the premature declarations – it’s not that kind of meaning they’re after! Virgo is a problem-solver, a nature lover and a philanthropist – someone who likes to make a difference to the world around them. Slip a spot of grassroots conservation, a visit to a community project or support for a local business or initiative into a date and the heart-eye emojis will soon follow. Top it off with a yoga class or forest bathing session and earthy Virgo will be smitten.
Do… Check the sourcing on that bottle of organic fizz.
Don’t… Be flaky. Ever.
The Ultimate… A sound bath in a treehouse (that happens to be home to a new litter of kittens).
22 September–22 October
Style conscious Libra loves a date that looks as good on social media as it does in real life. Think cool backdrops, enviable locations and flattering lighting as a life-and-death priority. They won’t settle for a solo selfie sitch, either. Two is always better than one as far as Libra is concerned and they can’t abide a bad vibe. Think cocktails and gossip somewhere achingly hip, chilling out with a couples’ massage or getting inspired at an Insta-friendly art exhibition. As long as the person along for the ride is having as good a time as they are, it’s a dating winner for this peace-seeking sign. Another selfie? Don’t mind if we do.
Do… Dress to impress.
Don’t… Forget to smile.
The Ultimate… A city street art tour with a photographer in tow.
23 October–21 November
Leave your astro clichés at the door, please! Scorpio might well be the zodiac’s most alluringly sexy sign but that doesn’t have to mean a fast-track to burlesque nights and dive bars. What Scorpio really wants is connection, attention and the chance to get to know their date intimately (clothing removal optional!). Think distraction free one-on-ones and the right idea should soon emerge. Sunset strolls, discreet locations or an interest-specific activity that shows someone’s been paying attention are all great ways to warm the heart of a scorpion. Loosen up over a drink or two and spill your deepest secrets to activate Game On.
Do… Expect to dive deep.
Don’t… Bring your mates along.
The Ultimate… Tickets to that gig they mentioned once and a hip flask for the walk home.
22 November–20 December
Sagittarius’s overnight bag is always good to go – but not for the reason you might be thinking! The zodiac’s biggest adventurer, archer Sag is all about new places, new people and seizing any opportunity to experience life in all its glory. Ideal dates? An escape from reality! Take a train to the coast, bag day tickets to a music festival or hunt out the most niche restaurant in town. And don’t be surprised if that innocent stroll on the pier turns into a midnight plot to run away and start a new life in Mexico together… on the first date. It’s the Sag way! There’s no such thing as boring with Sagittarius in tow.
Do… Bring your passport.
Don’t… Go down the local.
The Ultimate… A spontaneous road-trip with no destination in mind (and a band they’ve never heard before blaring on the stereo).
21 December–18 January
Opera glasses at the ready! Cerebral Capricorn is game on for dating like a grown up! Tickets to the ballet, dinner at The Club and carriages at midnight? Capricorn is there with – classically stylish – bells on. That doesn’t mean the only way to their heart is high culture and fancy invitations, though! Capricorn also has a wild side. Scratch beneath the sensible surface and you’ll find a sign that’s ready to cut loose in the best possible way. Slip into a burlesque club, throw some shapes on the dance floor and end the night in a dive bar singing bad karaoke. Capricorn is one hell of a keeper.
Do… Expect to be surprised.
Don’t… Be cheap.
The Ultimate… Champagne cocktails, immersive theatre and a kebab on the way home.
19 January–17 February
Free-spirited Aquarius hates feeling tied down – by life, relationships or boring date plans. Dinner and a movie just ain’t going to cut it with this independent sign! Instead think fun, freedom and a touch of adventure – preferably in the great outdoors. Wild swimming, stand-up paddle boarding or a crack-of-dawn browsing sesh at an antiques market tick all the right kinds of boxes. As would stepping into the unknown with a tarot or astrology reading. Fancy something more low key? Tech-savvy Aquarius is probably the only sign on the planet who still loves a Zoom date!
Do… Keep it interesting.
Don’t… Expect commitment.
The Ultimate… Trip to the Planetarium and stumbling upon a warehouse rave on the way home.
18 February–19 March
Dreamy Pisces is a dating dream – just as long as no one ruins the fantasy they’ve created in their own head! Love at first sight is a Pisces life goal. Yep, they can totally take a cliché – as long as it’s done well! Flowers, poetry, champagne and excessively speedy declarations of love all hit the spot for flighty fish. Keep things grounded with a stroll through a flower market, a woodland picnic or a spontaneous trip to the beach (Pisces is happiest by the sea). Let that coastal visit end with some low-key star-gazing as the waves lap against the shore and the next date is in the bag.
Do… Forget what time it is.
Don’t… Expect them to make any decisions.
The Ultimate… Reading poetry by a crackling fire under a full moon.