These men are complete originals, refusing to conform to society’s standards and expectations. This may be displayed in their clothing, choice of profession, or political viewpoints, but it will always be obvious in their unconventional choice of mate. They often want to be with someone who’s even more transgressive and unusual than they are, and they frequently pair with a fellow Aquarian.
It’s an interesting paradox: commitment can either tie you down or set you free. Being an Air sign, the Aquarius man needs a relationship that gives him wings and a purpose. “I like to feel useful,” says Gary. Aquarius wants a partner to be his pupil, travelmate and sounding board. Above all, he needs to be trusted. “Anytime the words ‘you should’ come out of my mouth, he shuts off,” says one woman of her Aquarius boyfriend. “So now I say things like ‘have you considered…’” She learned to be nurturing, but to never mother or smother him. It’s a fine balance.
If you’re debating whether you want to give an Aquarius guy a try or not, definitely do! You (probably) won’t regret it. If nothing else you’ll have a good story to tell your best friends about next time you’re having dinner and drinks. He may be peculiar and downright strange sometimes, but isn’t that better then bored and unoriginal? You’ll never be bored with this guy and you’ll never be able to figure out what he’s thinking or about to say next because he’s so unpredictable. He’s like that roller coaster that’s supposed to be the biggest and funnest around. Sure when you get up close, you might think you know what’s it all about, but you never really know until you get on because those twists and turns get crazy. You might get a little dizzy, sure, but the adrenaline rush you get just might be worth it..
Interdependence is the name of his game. In fact, it was our Aquarius friend Miguel who first introduced us to this term when describing his perfect relationship. You both have full lives, then come together voluntarily, to unwind, grow and have fun. He longs to coexist, rather than merge. Of course, this can only happen once the free-spirited Aquarius man actually decides he’s ready for a relationship. When you’re from another planet, bonding with humans can be hard, after all. He can be aloof and awkward, hesitant to commit. The Aquarius man doesn’t want to be tied to one woman until he’s sampled the whole panacea of options.
The realm of ideas and creativity is where an Aquarian man will truly flourish. And bringing people together to help humanity is always of the utmost importance to this cerebral air sign, who uses his mind and formidable intelligence to attempt to solve age-old problems. He is motivated by the idea of Utopia and creating a better world for all people, but sometimes loses himself in the big picture and can’t quite work out the little details necessary to get his would-be castle in the sky off the ground.
Aquarius is the sign of the future, and this can prevent him from living in the moment. One Aquarian, laughing at his own quandry, admits, “I just need to know how everything will turn out; then I can relax.” Another Aquarius describes relationships where, out of nervousness, he locked himself into a commitment before really being sure about the person, then felt trapped. His anxiety and nerves often get the best of him, preventing him from forging deeper bonds because of this knee-jerk response. Tranquilizer, anyone?
These guys are often hilarious, with a zany sense of humor that borders on the absurd. This is a tool they use to charm the pants off whomever they’re flirting with at the moment – which could be a few people at the same time. They’re notorious bachelors, so it often takes someone extremely forgiving to put up with the infamous Aquarian eccentricities long-term, and they may go through a few marriages or partnerships before they find a really compatible match. Are you and your Aquarius compatible? Find out here.
However, when he does find his true love, learns to trust his partner, and they decide to settle down, it is for life. The strength of the Aquarius man in marriage lies in his belief that it is a sacred ceremony, one of society’s enduring institutions. As such, any woman who has married an Aquarius man will be glad to learn of his high regard for marriage and family life. Perhaps the major downside of the Aquarian male is anchored in his introverted nature that he does not openly expresses his feelings of love for his partner. This gives the impression that he is not a romantic type of person.
They are enthusiastic, witty, affectionate and social. However, they will not get emotionally close to people easily. They will maintain some distance. But once they are sure of things, the Aquarius men will go out of their way to help friends.
An Aquarian man’s personality often makes for diffident, somewhat distracted dads. They are much more interested in their progeny when the kids have learned to walk and talk, and they can take part in their education and engage in conversation. They shine their brightest when they learn to show empathy for their children’s emotions. Play and silliness come naturally to an Aquarius dad, and he will always be happy to let his children express themselves and evolve into whoever they want to be.
Eroticism can be experimental territory for an Aquarius, and he may enjoy mind games, role play, or taking a scientific approach to lovemaking by using the latest in sex toys with his lovers. Not all Aquarians allow themselves to indulge physically in what their minds may be fascinated by, so it’s helpful when they have an open-minded partner who’s willing to explore new worlds with them.
They are very soft-spoken and polite, but it is to be kept in mind that they are fundamentally non-conformist people. They don’t mind going against social norms or popular opinions when they want to bring about important changes in the world they live in. Developmental activities and research interest them a lot, but they don’t shy away from doing social work too.
Definitely, definitely no ultimatums with this guy. You’ll lose him faster than that guy in the “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” movie. No way is he going to make a serious commitment because you’re being pushy. He’ll be pushy right back and pull a disappearing act on you. This one’s full of magic tricks I tell you. The way to this guy’s heart is to be there for him. He has to know you have his back. When he needs someone to talk to because he’s had a bad day, be that person. If he makes a joke, laugh. (It’ll be funny I promise). He also needs to know that you won’t intrude on his guy time. This guy is very social and has lots of friends so make sure he’s allowed to have nights where he can just go out with them without you freaking out and giving him a hard time. If you do, that’s only going to push him further away. Once he figures out that you’re a pretty cool chick who makes his life better, he’ll make the commitment to you and only you and he’ll be faithful, but until then everything is fair game.
Ideally, the Aquarian man will put his genius traits to work helping out charitable organizations, or being a part of creative movements. You’ll often find this Water-Bearing wizard working with music festivals, teaching college students about transgressive politics, or trying to discover cures for terminal illnesses. Whatever he does, you can count on his profession being somewhat out of left field, and always completely unexpected.
These men can be very unpredictable. They never have a fixed pattern when it comes to how they behave or what they are going to do next. For instance, you may be thinking that they are enjoying the good times and expect them to go off on an adventurous journey, but they may surprise you by getting into meditation.
Once he learns how to process his emotions, this humanitarian sign wants to share what he’s learned on his quest. Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, the prank-pulling eternal jokester emerges as the ultimate SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy). Formerly squeamish about anything more touchy-feely than a backslapping hug or a high five, he suddenly starts training for his massage license, or becomes an eager volunteer to give out shoulder rubs.
The home of an Aquarian man can feel a little bit like the workshop of a mad scientist – often with elements of his current projects scattered about, or some experiment taking place in the middle of the kitchen table (or in the refrigerator). He’s always got some bizarre new hobby taking up space in his life, and he rarely gets rid of the remnants of his past enchantments once they’ve lost their glamour.
He loves any memorabilia that relates to his chosen profession (or latest obsession), so if you share a home with this guy, he may need his own man-cave or a separate area to display all his favorite treasures and really spread out.
This inquisitive nature of the Aquarian male does not extend to himself, though. He is rather secretive about his feelings and purposely makes his reactions complex just for the fun of fooling others. This is the reason why, despite being friendly and all to everyone, his inner circle of friends are those who reflect his interests and know how his mind works. Do not let his gentleness and calm fool you because deep inside is his true introverted nature. It is not wise to provoke him nor to exploit him or his inner circle of friends because his tolerance for such is short.
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Don’t be surprised to know that when you’re first starting to date him, he’s probably dating a few other girls as well. It’s not that he’s a jerk or a player, he just hasn’t made a serious commitment to any of them so he’s playing the field. After two weeks of seeing you, and probably a few other girls, you can’t come out and have the relationship talk. It’s way too soon. He has to make up his mind about you first. When he does, he’ll drop the other girls quick. It just has to be his idea and not yours. This guy can be very loyal and faithful, but it’s got to be on his terms. He has to think it’s all his idea and you had nothing to do with it. The way to do that is at least at first, make sure he initiates contact. Let him call, text, or Facebook you first. Once you’re seriously dating, then you can talk whenever you feel like it, but in the delicate early stages, make him work for it. He’ll appreciate you that much more trust me.
Aquarian men are frequently perceived as wacky geniuses, full of brilliant plans and concepts, but not always capable of bringing these to fruition. They are social personalities who move in extremely varied circles – like the zany high school guy who was somehow able to move smoothly between the jocks, the nerds, and the freaks with little friction, getting along well with everyone.
The aforementioned Aquarius Dr. Lobster has founded a movement called Modern Romantic Completionism. Another Aquarius man we know founded Cuddle Party, a national series of sex- and substance-free workshops where people get together in their pajamas and just…cuddle. His website describes the event as a “playful, fun workshop…for people to rediscover non-sexual touch and affection, a space to reframe assumptions about men and women, and a great networking event to meet new friends, roommates, business partners and significant others.” Classic Aquarius.
However, in his mid- to late 30s, the Aquarius man may finally decide to reckon with those demons known as feelings. He might plunge into a philosophical movement or a spiritual modality to explore his emotions safely, in an almost scientific way. (Either that, or he smokes a lot of weed and feels those funny sensations—love! anger! sadness!—that are so foreign to him otherwise.)
The Aquarius man will never be in a relationship for relationship’s sake. But to fulfill a vision, or live out a future that inspires and excites him with endless possibility? He’s in. “It’s all about having the whole future mapped,” says Gary. If you fit with his master plan, pack your sleeping bag and hiking shoes. You never know where you’ll end up—but he will remain by your side, no matter where that is.
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As an arbiter of social change and champion for mankind, Aquarius is like a light shining in the darkness – provided he doesn’t get too lost in his own unique perspective and end up lost in a fervor of rhetoric like a 1960s cult leader who’s alienated his flock.
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