Dating An Aquarius Man: 12 Things You Should Know

Aquarian men are one of a kind. Non-conformers, these are usually the most interesting signs you’ll meet. When it comes to dating them, they are impossible to replace as their personalities are so unique. But is dating them for everyone? Read on to find out if you’re cut out to date an Aquarius.

  1. He’s a perfectionist. You should always know what you’re getting into before you date a perfectionist. On the upside, they dress well, tend to say the right things, and set up some truly amazing dates. On the downside, though, they can be hyper-critical and have unrealistic expectations. Whether it works in your favor or not, Aquarian men tend to be perfectionists. They hold themselves, especially, to very high standards.
  2. He can’t stand too many rules. Being an air sign, Aquarius hates being held down. He wants to be free to blow in the wind. That doesn’t mean that he won’t be happy in an exclusive relationship. But it does mean he doesn’t respond well to strict rules. Trying to control an Aquarius or nag him to get what you want can only end badly.
  3. He doesn’t waste time on people he’s not interested in. Good news if you’re dating an Aquarius man: he must really like you. This sign rarely dates people for the sake of it. Romantically and platonically, he only invests in relationships that he genuinely care about. He’s not a people-pleaser and not overly empathetic, so he wouldn’t date someone just to be nice.
  4. He prefers to go with the flow than plan ahead. Aquarius is the kind of partner that you can spring spontaneous dates on. In fact, this sign tends to love surprises. What he doesn’t love is planning everything ahead and having to stick to a rigid schedule. Like the other air signs, he feels much better when he can go with the flow and see where life takes him.
  5. Sometimes, his work will come first. There are other signs in the zodiac more notorious for being workaholics than Aquarius. But still, this sign does tend to value his career highly. Sometimes, he prioritizes it above the relationship he’s in. Those who date him will have to be okay with his career taking up a fair bit of space in his life.
  6. He’s one in a million. An Aquarian man is one in a million. He’s totally unique, doesn’t hide his quirks, and has no problems letting his natural personality shine. He also doesn’t see the point in conforming to other people’s standards just to fit in. This can be a good and a bad thing. If you prefer to blend in with the crowd and want a partner who keeps their opinions to themselves, this may not be the sign for you.
  7. He always has to be right. One of the many things that Aquarian men are good at is being stubborn. Know from the beginning that it’s hard to get them to apologize or admit they’re wrong. He’s also always right. Even when he’s wrong, in his head he’s right.
  8. He’s a great problem-solver. Aquarius is one of the most intelligent signs in the zodiac and is thus a great problem-solver. He’s handy to have as a date because he’ll come up with creative ways to help you with all your problems. When it comes to relationship issues, he’ll also want to iron them out as they rise rather than sweep them under the rug.
  9. Compromise isn’t his greatest strength. The only problem-solving technique that Aquarius doesn’t like to use? Compromise. As this sign is always right, the only way to move forward with him is to admit that he’s right. Don’t expect him to meet you halfway. It’s his way or the highway when you’re dating an Aquarius man.
  10. When you first meet him, he can be cold and cocky. It’s common for Aquarian men to give negative first impressions. They take a while to warm up to people, so they can seem cold and cocky when you first meet them. Don’t write him off straight away, as this may be just his way of protecting himself until he really gets to know you.
  11. He’s compassionate and full of integrity. He may seem arrogant, but Aquarius guys are actually compassionate and stick to their morals. They often think of the well-being of others and are known for their commitment to charity. Most of them just want to make the world a better place.
  12. He’s easily frustrated. One thing to know about dating an Aquarius man is that he’s easily frustrated. It doesn’t take a lot to annoy him as he’s not the most patient sign. But a good thing about that is he tends to get over his annoyance quickly!
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.