Everyone wants to go on a hot date on Valentine’s Day, but romance means different things to different people. It can be intimidating to plan the perfect date for your servicemember or Military Spouse, but don’t panic — look to the stars. That’s right, your spouse’s astrological sign can provide some insight into how they might like to spend Valentine’s Day.
Read on to discover 12 dreamy date ideas for each of the 12 zodiac signs.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As the first and, therefore, “youngest” sign in the zodiac, Aries have a childlike energy that loves adventure and competition. Take your ram to an arcade for a youthful date and let sparks fly among the pinball and PAC-MAN. Win enough tickets and you can even score your Aries a keepsake from the prize counter.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus likes the traditional, tangible, and luxurious side of romance, so anything involving flowers, jewelry, and chocolate is sure to please. Begin the date by presenting your Taurus with a blooming bouquet of roses before sweeping them off to the finest restaurant in town. A decadent dessert will be the perfect capstone to a classically swoon-worthy date.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are curious, adaptable, and sharp. Take your “twin” to a comedy club for a dynamic date full of laughter, wit, and people-watching. The performers will inspire your Gemini’s ever-ticking mind, so don’t be surprised if they have a comedy routine of their own by the time you get home.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Sympathetic and big-hearted Cancer is the caretaker of the zodiac, but they can often do so much for others that they forget about themselves. Crabs desire to be on the receiving end of tender loving care, so treat your Crab to a homemade meal of all their favorite foods. They’ll appreciate the thought and time you put into the date, and love that it can be enjoyed in their favorite place: the comfort of their own home.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo’s joyful and extravagant personality attracts the royal treatment every day of the year, so play this up on a night as special as Valentine’s Day. Take them somewhere larger than life — such as the Opera or symphony — where they can also strut their stuff in black-tie attire. Your lion may turn heads, but they’ll keep you close as their most favorite accessory.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Naturally endowed with a loyal heart and hardworking attitude, Virgos tend to pour out a lot of themselves for others. They’d appreciate a well-planned date where their thoughtfulness is returned. Take your Virgo for a local tour of picturesque locations such as bakeries or gardens. The small, planned adventure will help your Virgo break free of their usual routine while appealing to their orderly nature.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Graceful, stylish Libras are natural companions to romance. Appeal to their sophisticated nature by accompanying them to ballroom dancing or ice skating. Their go-with-the-flow nature will help them pick up new moves immediately, while their artistic eye will adore the classically romantic surroundings.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Don’t be fooled by your Scorpio’s cool and mysterious exterior, they have a huge heart and want nothing more than to connect deeply with those they love. Find a spooky and edgy venue, such as the dimly lit corner of a dive bar. Come ready to ask some thoughtful questions that will spiral into hours of meaningful conversation.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius is a light-hearted sign that enjoys exploration and travel, so take them on a mini safari by exploring your local zoo. They’ll light up learning about all their favorite animals and by daydreaming about all the exotic places they’re native to. Appeal to your Sag’s playful nature by developing a travel plan for the worldwide tour the two of you will embark on you day, as you make your way through the exhibits.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Hardworking and responsible Capricorns will appreciate a date that shows your commitment to being with them. Plan a day that will take them away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and allow them to feel heard and appreciated. Traditional Caps might like a stroll through a historic neighborhood where they can appreciate age-old beauty and craftsmanship while connecting with their love.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is unique, otherworldly, and often disinterested in the grand emotional expressions characteristic of Valentine’s Day. Instead, show your appreciation for your Aqua’s offbeat interests by finding a local convention or museum exhibit for their favorite quirky subject. Once there, allow them to take the wheel and play tour guide through the different booths and displays.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Intuitive, gentle Pisces has probably been dreaming about the romance of Valentine’s Day all year. Beat them to the sentimental punch by planning a mystical, magical night at your local planetarium for cuddling and stargazing galore. Prepare for your dreamy-eyed fish to wax poetic under the moonlight and charm them with some musical lines of your own.