The Leo Man


-          Dedicated to my grandfather Robert Johnson.  The best Leo man I have ever known.  I miss you so much, but I know I will see you again.  I love you.  RIP.

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You won’t find this guy alone too often.  He truly loves to be in the presence of others as much as possible.  He just doesn’t like to waste his wonderfulness without a crowd to watch him.  If you want this man to stick around it is quite simple; adore him, respect him, and compliment him often.  Even if you happen to meet a quiet Leo, which is rare they still want their ego stroked.  These guys are romantic, and will let you know immediately if they are interested in you.  They like to hunt for their prey in a sweet and passionate way.  They like to have a love in their life and if they don’t they tend to get quite sulky.  When they take a girl out on a date, they really do it up.  Expect the best of the best when the Leo man takes you out for a night on the town. 

As great as this man is, and he really is pretty great, he is equally jealous.  He has an opinion just about everything in your life, and he will let you know exactly how he feels.  If you are one of those women that feels it appropriate to make your man jealous by flaunting yourself or throwing yourself on men, this is not the guy for you.  He will not be having any of that.  He is the King and his queen belongs solely to him.  He picked you out of everyone to help rule his kingdom, and doesn’t need you to prove to him that you are desirable.  If you weren’t, he wouldn’t have wanted you for his own in the first place.  You will feel like you are royalty when you are with him often.  He most likely knows just about everyone when you are out on the town.  It is rare that you can walk somewhere without him having to stop and say hello. 

He needs a woman that can soothe him when he is cranky or sulky.  Sometimes his pride gets in the way of his reasoning so you will need to calm him down.  He also does not appreciate any competition in the area of career when it comes to his mate.  He wants to feel like the man and the provider at all times.  He may also want to come before your career as well.  He likes being priority.  I don’t mean to make him sound like a chauvinistic pig by any means, he just has to play the role of the “man of the household”.  If you ARE more successful than he is for whatever reason, you will need to find a balance.  Don’t be too concerned if this guy asks you to give your job up though, it is rare that a Leo man is not successful.  He will also be generous with his money with his one and only.  He loves to climb to the top of his career, because that is where he belongs after all. 

He is one hell of a friend as well.  He loves picking up the check at a table like money is of no object.  Regardless of whether he is made of money or dirt poor, he will always make everyone around him think he is a high roller.  He does it for two reasons; he has a heart made of gold, and he really does like the attention it brings.  He loves to be the life of the party.  He will act like a hardy fool for the attention, but don’t ever mistake him for an idiot.  He knows exactly what he is doing.  Leos know how to get what they want, and they know how to hold onto it at the same time. 

Speaking of keeping things; if you want to keep him for yourself you will need to lavish him with a lot of attention.  Leo men appreciate women for many reasons; their beauty is one, and the attention they get is another.  If you are the jealous type, he will be hard for you to muster.  He is just a flirt.  However, he is loyal, and if he loves you there really is not too much to worry about.  It is kind of like shopping; you can look, but just don’t touch.  Leo men get that concept and if they are happy with you they will honor that. If you do happen to separate, and he wants you back, it will be near next to impossible to resist him.  His humor, his warm arms, and his safe arms feel so safe.  He really does not have a bad bone in his body, he just gets himself into pickles. 

The Leo man is truly a man’s man.  He will love fixing things from door knobs to an old car.  There is something so manly and self-satisfying about it for him.  He will also love playing sports, and when he gets older he will love watching them.  Like a king, he will want you to make appetizers for the game and have a fridge stocked with his favorite beer.  Sundays are truly a Leo day; they do rule the Sun after all.  They also make warm and wonderful fathers.  They are playful and truly a joy with their children.  They will want their children to behave properly, but they will not be overly strict.  If you ever put your children before this man, you will find him to be quite unhappy in your relationship.  Regardless of his age, he needs you for attention and affection. 

The Leo man loves to love and be loved.  His appetite for life and love are insatiable.  He may drive you crazy on occasion, but you will always feel loved if you can leave your ego at the door.  If you can tame this man and really make him yours you will have a man that will make you feel like a Queen every day.  What more on Earth could you want?