Good news! You’ve both swiped right and it’s a match! The only problem is that now you have to figure out the first date. Sure, you could Google all the local hangouts, or you can let the celestial gods be your compass. However, if you want something more concrete, here’s your guide to planning a first date, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is a fire sign, so these folks love competition and fun. If you’re feeling adventurous, then try a little friendly competition in an escape room. Not up for solving clues before you’ve even had the first kiss? Opt for a local comedian.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus is an Earth sign, so they can be quite literally down to earth. Dates planned by a Taurus are bound to be thoughtful because they’re known for being practical and romantic. Taurus has quite the palette. So a trip to the latest dining hot spot or even a local food festival will get the sparks flying.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are an air sign and encompass all that comes with it. They’re lighthearted, fun, and adaptable. These individuals are nearly always ready to have some fun. In other words, Geminis let you be a kid again. Their downside is their endless need to be entertained, so choose a theme park or a day trip to pique (and keep!) their interest.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are a water sign and love anything close to the sea. They are quite the homebodies, so you won’t need to look much further for a first date. Whether it’s a home-cooked meal or even a walk by the local boardwalk (if you’re lucky enough to live near the coast).
Leo (July 32 – August 22)
Leos are a fire sign and because of that, they love to get hot. Reveling in attention, take your Leo anywhere they can perform. From karaoke to an improv night; if it gives them the chance to show off, you’re golden. Consequently, be prepared for your night to make its way onto your date’s Instastory.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo is an Earth sign, known to be grounded and analytical. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have a good time! It simply means you’ve got to go low key. Coffee shops and bookstores are an excellent choice, but remember this rule: Less is more. And no surprises; your Virgo will run in the other direction if she dressed for a nice dinner but you’ve planned paintball.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
As an air sign, Libra is a quiet presence. Naturally romantic, so they love their dates being planned to a T. Try dinner at their favorite little bistro and a walk around your local downtown. They appreciate the finer life, so an art gallery is a great idea too!
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
First date with this water sign? Scorpios can be known to be passionate and stubborn. Scorpios need action and they need it now. Try a rollercoaster, zip-lining, or a rage room.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
As a fire sign, Sagittarius loves nature. They value spending time in the great outdoors and traveling. Try taking them biking on a great trail or a jaunt around the zoo to indulge their love of animals.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are Earth signs, showing traits of independence and pragmatism. Capricorns do appreciate the finer things in life and aren’t going to be impressed by the bouquet of day-old flowers your roommate gave you to throw out and you opted to recycle in the name of romance. Essentially, they like to feel special. Try concert tickets to a band they love or reservations for that hard to get into restaurant.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is an air sign who loves to advocate for causes close to their heart. A local protest is a great date. They also love the sky and stars, so a huge blanket with a picnic and a telescope aimed at their favorite constellation shows you care.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is a water sign that’s most at home near the ocean. Taking them to an aquarium or to dinner at a seaside inn are both great choices. Not near the ocean? Pisces has a love of the paranormal, so a local ghost tour can spook up a good night kiss.
See, planning a date doesn’t have to be rocket science. Just find out your date’s zodiac sign, then follow this guide to dream up the perfect date.