Everything You Need to Know About Dating a Taurus Man


Astrology can help us understand more about ourselves and the people we love/date/hopelessly crush on—no matter their gender. For more deets on Taurus compatibility, check out our guide to dating a Taurus woman and our gender-neutral guide to dating a Taurus.

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 b-day :)” 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 20 to May 20, look no further! Behold, the comprehensive guide to navigating him.

Birthday: April 20 to May 20

Modality: Fixed sign

Element: Earth sign

Ruling planet: Venus

Represented by: The Bull

Keywords: Reliable, relaxed, pragmatic, sensual, romantic, loyal, stubborn, dependable, practical, hard-working, great taste

Love anthem: “Drunk in Love,” by Beyoncé

Famous Taurus men: Noah Centineo, Travis Scott, Rami Malek, George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham, Stephen Colbert, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Henry Cavill, Joe Keery, John Cena, Channing Tatum, Meek Mill, Enrique Iglesias, Kenan Thompson

Fellow earth signs 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, these signs value physical sensations and real-world displays of affection. They’ll have an amazing time in bed together, but they’ll also happily plan and follow through on an action-packed camping trip or weekend getaway. They just ~get~ each other, y’know?

Taurus and Cancer also have a lot in common. Earth signs and water signs are different, but they mesh well—like watering a garden. Both Taurus and Cancer tend to be homebodies, and they value comfort and luxury. A Netflix and chill night with surround sound and silk sheets sounds like the perfect date for both these signs!

Like Taurus, Libra is ruled by Venus, so these two share an appreciation for the finer things in life, and they also have a major romantic streak. These two are always down for a date night at a fancy restaurant or a cocktail-making class.

On the other hand, Scorpio is Taurus’s opposite on the zodiac. But you know what they say about opposites—they attract! Although these two have very different personalities, they’re both grounded, loyal, and give their all to their loved ones.

Finally, who’s a better match for a Taurus than another Taurus? Two bulls are better than one!

On the flip side, Leo and Aquarius will often find themselves on different pages than their Taurus man. Leo thrives in the spotlight and can be just a tiny bit over-the-top, which can annoy level-headed Taurus, while cool Aquarius can seem a little aloof. Like Taurus, Leo and Aquarius are both fixed signs—aka they’re stubborn as hell, so they’re bound to lock horns. But with a little compromise and appreciation for the other’s style and personality, their relationship has the potential to grow stronger over time.

But as with all signs, a little bit of conscious teamwork can create a healthy and loving partnership. If Taurus is cool with a chill night solo while Leo performs their heart out at karaoke with their friends, this pairing can really work—and the same goes for all these other pairings. And remember, your Sun sign is only one part of your birth chart. If your Sun signs aren’t particularly compatible, your Moon, Mars, or Venus sign might be!

As an earth sign, Taurus is all about sensuality. Think candles, high-thread-count sheets, and lots of foreplay. They’re known for their stamina, so be prepared for a Round 2—or 3, or even 4. Btw, they also love the great outdoors, so expect that camping trip to get ~sexy~.

Tauruses are notoriously romantic, so go ahead, put on that mood music and cover your bedroom in rose petals. They also have an appreciation for high art, aka your best lingerie and hottest nude photos.

As one of the signs most closely associated with stability and security, Taurus doesn’t feel a need to try every sex position in 1001 Sex Positions to Try. They likely have a few favorites that they love to do over and over again…and they’re like, really good at them. This isn’t to say that your Taurus boo is close-minded, but if you want to try something new in bed, you’ll likely need to be the one to bring it up.

Plan your date to ~engage the senses~. Take your Taurus out to a delicious dinner at a well-known restaurant—or cook for them yourself (but only if you’re actually great at cooking—if not, order DoorDash from a place with excellent reviews). Or romance them at an art gallery or museum—even better if they have some wine to sip as they gaze at the paintings. Concerts, cocktail bars, full-body massages…if it delights their eyes, ears, taste buds, etc., they’ll be head over heels for you.

Along with Cancer, Taurus is *the* homebody of the zodiac, so you know that their pad is comfy!!! They have the softest sheets you’ve ever felt, the fluffiest pillows you’ve ever slept on, and a couch so perfect you could sit there for days. Don’t expect any over-the-top centerpieces: a Taurus values practicality over all else. Think “cute and cozy,” not “straight out of Architectural Digest.” Oh, and their kitchen tools are probably on point.

A Taurus is the most reliable coworker you’ll ever have. They’re dependable, hard-working, and they tell it like it is. They’re more likely to take a behind-the-scenes role than something that requires a lot of public speaking or media appearances…but don’t get me wrong, the whole company would fall apart without their work ethic and brilliant mind. They’re excellent at keeping a level head in times of crisis, and they always know the best place to go for a work lunch on the company card. The only catch: Their notorious stubbornness. If you work with a Taurus, be careful how you disagree with them!

As earth signs, Tauruses tend to have a close circle of trusted friends rather than a full contact list of casual acquaintances. They’re loyal AF, so they might have friends they’ve known for their whole lives (and they have the adorable kindergarten photos to prove it, so make sure you ask to see them!). Tauruses often don’t make new friends easily, but once you’ve made it into a Taurus’s inner circle, you’re in for life (as long as you don’t cross them).

Shopping for an anniversary or b-day gift for your Taurus cutie? Think carefully! Tauruses appreciate ~the finer things in life~, and some people even think of them as materialistic. Look, they are ruled by Venus, but you don’t need to drop a whole paycheck on their b-day gift. Just put some thought into what you buy ’em. Tauruses are the type to appreciate something small but high-quality over a flashy, Instagram-ready gift. Choose a single luxury candle over a gift bag full of cheap trinkets. Skip the flashy gold b-day balloons and write them a heartfelt note in a card. You get the picture.

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 that 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 toward 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’s 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 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. Although 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 means the relationship can sometimes feel stagnant. He’s content to take the back seat 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 p.m.

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 the door without him in complete frustration.

His legendary stubbornness is also a huge problem. Nine times out of ten, 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 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, so 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 and 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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