Everything You Need to Know About Dating a Taurus Man

Jake Register, Marielle Marlys
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From Cosmopolitan

There are just a few basics that need to be explored when you first start dating someone. Where is he from? What does he do for a living? Oh, and most definitely, when's his birthday? This isn't just for remembering when to send that "happy bday :)" text! Knowing a potential boo's zodiac sign can really help in understanding his behavior. Astrology helps us break down personality traits, pet peeves, and, yes, even dating patterns. It can be fun and informative to look up his sign, and how yours works with his.

For guys born under a Taurus Sun, there sure is a lot to know. So, if you’ve found yourself smitten with a man born from April 20th-May 20th, look no further! Behold the comprehensive guide to navigating him.

The Taurus Basics

Birthday: April 19-May 20

Type: Fixed earth sign

Keywords: Reliable, relaxed, pragmatic, sensual, romantic

Love anthem: "Drunk in Love" by Beyoncé

Famous Taurus men: Noah Centineo, Travis Scott, Rami Malek, George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham

Best matches:

Virgo and Capricorn will love Taurus for how dependable, practical, and hardworking he is, and his prowess in the bedroom is a major plus! Being like-minded earth elements, physical sensations and real-world displays of affection mean a lot to these signs.

On the flip side, Leo and Aquarius will often find themselves on different pages than their Taurus man. But with a little compromise and appreciation for the others' style and personality, their relationship has the potential to grow stronger over time.

Sex with a Taurus:

As earth signs, Taurus is all about sensuality. Think candles, high-thread-count sheets, and lots of foreplay. BTW, they also love the great outdoors, so expect that camping trip to get ~sexy~.

All about Taurus:

Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac, and, being a fixed earth sign, he’s typically more introverted, stubborn, and realistic compared to the other signs. Life with this type is low-key and laid back–don't expect much PDA or gushy emotions, either. But the flip side is Taurus is one of the most loyal signs–he really has your back, and reassures you of his affection primarily through actions, not words. On the other hand, Taureans take what they say seriously. Your Taurus man will think long and hard before he says those eight letters, "I love you." Like anything with this sign, having patience is key. He’s not one for surprises, but he more than makes up for it with his thoughtful communication and remarkable reliability.

His sign's fixed nature means he lives life slow and steady—you won’t get far with Taurus unless he’s seriously into you, and he knows you feel the same towards him. He just needs time to process his emotions, but if you're patient with him, he'll show unconditional love and patience in return. Because he wants a relationship with lasting value, it might be months of texting back and forth before he finally asks to be exclusive, but when that commitment is made, he's fully in it.

His tendency to be so unchanging comes from being ruled by Venus, which is all about union and harmony. Taurus’ behavior honors this by never pushing his agenda onto you. This sort of gentle, easygoing personality contributes to why Taurus is so soothing to be around. He hates to disturb the status-quo of your relationship, so you never have to worry about any unexpected upsets coming from your Taurus man!

The combo of an earth sign being ruled by the planet of romance and pleasure means he cares less about the ideas of love or beauty and more about tangible sensations and displays of affection. He is ruled by his senses–he’s going to look good, smell nice, speak calmly, and have great taste. Everything about him is pleasant, and there’s a certain softness that Taurus men have about them, thanks to their Venusian sensibilities, that you won’t get from any other sign.

Taurus' notices all of the little things (go ahead, "Alexa, cue 'Little Things' by One Direction"). His observant personality is charming and will win over the fam in just one Sunday dinner. Though your sis will say it's weird that he knows a lot of random facts, she is secretly impressed, and you are too. Trust me, that seemingly useless information he has been collecting for years could get you both out of some sticky situations later on.

When it comes to the physical side of the relationship, you’re in for a treat. Taurus men are always good with their hands, which is why they are so good at fixing things and creating art. But, in the bedroom, this takes on a whole new meaning. Because Taurus is so naturally sensual and slow-paced, you can expect a LOT of foreplay. Sex is always a long process with him, but you’re never left bored or unsatisfied. He can't help it, he likes things nice and slow, but he'll make sure you're feelin' good the whole damn time. His tendency to be particular and his love for routine means you might have the same go-to moves in bed, but because of his commitment to getting you both off, you don't mind the predictability of a guaranteed orgasm. Still, beware of sex ruts and don't be nervous to speak up if you want to try something new!

If you are lucky enough to be with him for the long run, he is the ultimate family man. Because he loves comfort, he is happiest hanging at home and snuggling up with you on the couch. Did someone say Netflix and chill? He is a protector by nature and will always provide for the family. The Taurus man takes traditions and rules seriously, so don't be surprised if he refers to how he himself was raised when parenting the kids, although, you'll likely find this super sweet. Taurus men keep chivalry alive and are complete romantics when it comes to anniversaries and birthdays. If old school love is your thing, you'll be very happy with a Taurus man.

Now for the catch: Because Taurus is so passive and gentle, his reluctance to step on anyone's toes mean that the relationship can sometimes feel stagnant. He’s content to take the backseat and let you steer things in the direction you want, but that means you have to make most of the plans, which can easily translate into doing most of the work in the relationship. If it were all up to him, the two of you would spend every night together watching Netflix and going to bed by 10 PM.

Just in case you haven't gotten it yet, Taurus' likes things slow. This can be great if you are more laid back, but when every decision and activity takes a LOT of time, you may find yourself rushing out of the door without him in complete frustration.

His legendary stubbornness is also a huge problem. Nine times out of 10, he’ll follow you to whatever restaurant or party you picked, but as soon as you ask him to budge a single centimeter outside of his comfort zone, watch out! Honoring his Venusian gentleness, he will resist and refuse with all of his might in the most frustratingly passive-aggressive ways possible. He rarely throws a fit, but you'll end up wishing for that sometimes just to get more directness from him. And when he does get angry, he'll have a temper that will take more than a minute to subside.

Perhaps lesser known about the Taurus man is that he can get very jealous, but not in a malicious or manipulative sort of way, like our dear Scorpio friends. Because he longs for security and stability, he needs reassurance that he is the only one you really love. If he's constantly texting "wyd," or peeking at your phone, you may want to have a serious convo. There is a fine line between being protective and being obsessive, don't let him confuse the two.

If you want to make it work with a Taurus, you have to KISS: Keep it simple, stupid! He needs things to be orderly and easy to process. If you have a commitment with him, don’t forget about it—he highly prioritizes his schedule, so if you’re a part of it, you better show up. He’s not flexible, but you don’t have to be either. As long as communication is open and you ask him plenty of thoughtful questions, you’ll both be on the same page and most of the speed bumps in your relationship will be avoided.

Your Taurus boy toy is incredibly picky and wouldn’t be with you if he didn’t really, really like you, so you can go into the relationship with full confidence. He’s a simple man with simple needs. Taurus will always be there, kissing your neck and opening doors for you. He is grounded, down-to-earth, and you'll feel safe in his arms. Even though he might not be the most spontaneous, and he’s not going to be an eager participant in every activity you plan, his sensuality and love for you will remain consistent as the years go by!

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