Leo Compatibility: The Zodiac Romantic Matches, Ranked

Leo is the lion of the zodiac. Born between July 23 and August 22, this sign is one of the warmest, kindest, and most generous of all. They also happen to be extremely popular and sociable. But with their strong stubborn streak and short temper, they’re not the best match for everyone. Check out the signs that make great partners and offer the most compatibility for a Leo, and the ones that don’t.

  1. Libra (September 23 – October 22) The relationship compatibility between Libra and Leo is full of fun and passion. These two signs are both crazy about being in love. They know how to spoil each other and in turn, they both love to be spoiled. Libra is a natural at making others feel special, which is what Leo kind of lives for. And a romantic like Libra will love being swept off their feet like only Leo can. This is Leo’s best match, hands down!
  2. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Sagittarius is a fire sign, just like Leo. These two have the same outlook on life and like many of the same things. So they’re naturally super compatible as romantic partners. Both signs are fiery and passionate (which means they can come to blows at times). But they’ll understand each other on a deep level. Their hearts are in the same place.
  3. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Cancer and Leo don’t seem like a likely couple but there’s plenty of compatibility there. While Cancer is a sensitive water sign, Leo is an impulsive fire sign, and there can be misunderstandings. But these two magically rise above their differences to fulfill each other’s needs. Their differing energies complement each other perfectly. It may take some time for Cancer to come out of their shell, but when they do, it’s a good match.
  4. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Aquarius and Leo know how to make each other happy. These two signs find each other interesting, and their relationship is usually playful and fun. Their differences mean that they can teach each other things too. Aquarius learns how to be a bit more ambitious while Leo learns not to care so much what other people think.
  5. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) A flighty air sign, Gemini makes a pretty good match for Leo. The love that these two signs have together will be intense at times, but still passionate and fun. Leo craves commitment while Gemini values their freedom, but they are both versatile enough to make it work. Gemini can be held down when their partner keeps things interesting, which Leo knows how to do. And Leo loves socializing, switching up environments, and life in the fast lane, which Gemini is down with.
  6. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Taurus and Leo love differently. An earth sign, Taurus tends to have a careful and logical approach to everything, including relationships. Leo, on the other hand, jumps right in and asks questions later. But despite their different personalities, these two signs still crave many of the same things. They both value commitment and are looking for a partner they can open up to. A relationship between them is often positive, even though there may be a few misunderstandings.
  7. Aries (March 21 and April 19) Aries and Leo are two very similar signs. Both fire signs, they are passionate, loyal, stubborn, and can often get carried away. Their similarities mean that they do understand each other. But it’s likely that they’re just too similar to make it work. Both want to be the leader in the relationship and they’ll probably end up butting heads.
  8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) The relationship between Scorpio and Leo will definitely be full of passion. These two signs may find each other captivating, and like other signs, Leo will likely be attracted by Scorpio’s charm. But given that Leo is such a popular and sociable sign, Scorpio may get jealous. Leo is a crowd-pleaser, so they’re better off with a sign who is a little less possessive.
  9. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Pisces isn’t the best match in the zodiac for Leo and their compatibility levels are low. This water sign is so different from Leo that the two will probably confuse each other. They love differently, and while they’re both passionate, they tend to have different priorities. Leo’s fiery nature can easily upset Pisces, who Leo may find to be all talk and no action. When they do make it work, both signs have to put in a lot of time and effort to understand each other.
  10. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Virgo and Leo sit next to each other in the zodiac, but they’re still one of the worst matches. These two signs are starkly different. They want different things and have different ways of dealing with life. Virgo is a cautious earth sign while Leo is bold and fiery. They will probably struggle to communicate with each other and constantly misunderstand each other.
  11. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Never say never, but Capricorn is the least compatible romantic sign for Leo. These two tend to irritate each other just by being themselves. While they both value status and success, Leo doesn’t have the patience for Capricorn’s slow and steady approach. And likewise, Capricorn will likely resent Leo for the time that’s spent playing instead of working. Capricorn may find Leo too fiery, while Leo will find this earth sign too cold.
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 Hotsprings.co and Discovering Montana, and currently works as an editor at Glam. You can keep up with her on Instagram @vanessaellewrites.