Dating A Scorpio Man: 10 Things You Should Know

Passionate, loyal, mysterious, and very intense—Scorpio men have a certain reputation in the zodiac. Dating one can be a roller coaster, with days where he sweeps you off your feet and others where he gets jealous over very little. If you’re going to date a Scorpio guy, here are a few things you should know!

  1. Expect a little jealousy. Scorpios have a reputation for being jealous. They tend to have strong, intense personalities and can become quite attached to people and things. That jealousy is a manifestation of that territorial element to their personalities. When you’re dating a Scorpio man, he might get jealous over things you wouldn’t expect him to. While you shouldn’t live your life walking on eggshells or trying to please someone else, it might be worth explaining why his jealousy is unnecessary as you come to each situation.
  2. The conversations will be deep. Deep thinking is a signature trait of Scorpio. These men may be water signs, but they are anything but shallow. They think about things in-depth and they spend their time thinking and talking about topics that matter. So, naturally, the conversations that you have with a Scorpio man are probably going to reflect that. Expect a few deep heart-to-hearts and conversations that are super interesting.
  3. The relationship may feel intense. By nature, Scorpio men tend to be intense people. Being water signs, they have a tendency to be emotional. They feel things strongly and that is reflected in the way they interact with the people around them. Conversations, date activities, and everything else with a Scorpio man can feel heavy. They show their emotions in an extreme way, they make grand gestures, and they are intently focused on everything they do.
  4. Things can get heated very quickly. Along with being intense, Scorpio is also one of the most passionate signs of the zodiac. Therefore, things can get heated very quickly. That’s true for intimacy as well as arguments. Scorpio men don’t always think things through carefully before acting and speaking. Rather, they feel a rush of emotion and they ride it.
  5. He’s more sensitive than he looks. A Scorpio guy might not look sensitive. Actually, he might look the opposite, since he can often go on the defensive. But Scorpio men are as sensitive as the other water signs. They feel things deeply, even if they don’t admit it. Try to think things through before you talk to the Scorpio man you’re dating, as not being gentle with certain subjects can hurt his feelings.
  6. Know the difference between possessive and protective. Sometimes, Scorpio men are prone to crossing the line between protective and possessive. So it’s important for you to know the difference so you can set your boundaries. Possessive is when he almost views you as his property, selfishly clinging to you like a kid clinging on to a toy that he doesn’t want to share. Protective is when he looks out for you and wants the best for you without crossing your boundaries and impacting your freedoms or your free will.
  7. He might read your mind. Okay, not really. But Scorpio men are really intuitive. He might not be able to read your mind, but it is likely that he’ll be able to read you. The emotions that show up on your face, your body language—he’ll notice when those things are different from the story you’re putting out. That’s why it’s very hard to lie to a Scorpio.
  8. Always keep your promises. Loyalty is another signature character trait of this sign. Scorpio men often make the most loyal partners because it comes naturally to them to commit to one person and honor that person. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your promises to a Scorpio man. He’ll be expecting it because he always keeps his promises.
  9. You won’t be able to work him out at first. Scorpio is perhaps the most mysterious sign in the zodiac. So don’t be alarmed if you’ve been dating for a few weeks and you still can’t figure him out. There’s usually a lot bubbling under the surface when it comes to this deep personality, but it takes time for him to reveal it all. It’s totally normal for a Scorpio to seem like an enigma when you first start dating him. That’s no reason to panic!
  10. It’s hard to keep things casual. Not every single Scorpio man is after long-term commitment. But as a sign in general, they tend to prefer being in an official relationship with labels than to have something casual. A casual fling doesn’t align with their desire for intimacy and a deep connection with someone. Keep that in mind if you are only looking for a short-term thing since you should make that very clear from the beginning.
Vanessa Locampo is an Aussie writer who’s equally obsessed with YA fiction and pasta. Her time is divided between writing all the things, reading all the things, listening to Queen, and bopping her cat on the nose. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and has written for sites including and Discovering Montana, and currently works as an editor at Glam. You can keep up with her on Instagram @vanessaellewrites.