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Aries Zodiac Sign: Love and Personality

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is known for its passionate, driven, and fiery nature

Aries attract friends easily through their effusive charm, outgoing nature, and strong leadership qualities. Aries likes to be in control and will want to take charge of a situation rather than follow another’s lead. Whereas this can have obvious appeal for many, there are occasions when it can be a stumbling block in a relationship.

For example, this quality will almost always be desirable in a partner, but can lead to difficulties if they are perceived to be constantly seeking to gain the upper hand in a relationship. In this case, they may even feel that they have lost their initial respect for the other person, and this could undermine the partnership altogether.

What it's like to date an Aries

When it comes to love and relationships, Aries are passionate, romantic, and fiercely loyal. They are bold and independent, but also require constant reassurance and attention. Aries has a strong need for companionship, and value commitment and honesty in a relationship. 

Aries are known for their powerful sex drives and may tend towards lust rather than romance. This may mean taking several partners before settling down in a more serious relationship, but deep down they are seeking a special lifelong partner.

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Aries are bold and independent, but also require constant reassurance and attention | Getty Images

They will not be happy in a quiet and restrictive lifestyle. They strive for a partner that can fulfill their constant need for new adventures without impacting on their independence too heavily. When everything falls into place, they will make a great partner.

Whilst the Aries does like to lead, they also need to feel challenged by those around them to the very limits of their mental and physical powers. They also expect others to have the same urge to test their abilities, and can be a little too blunt for some people’s liking if they feel they are not doing so.

The seemingly endless flow of energy from the Aries obscures a deep-rooted sense of insecurity stemming from a lack of self-esteem. They turn this negative feeling into positive action, which manifests itself in dominant and dynamic actions driven through with certainty and passion.

Consequently, they can be rather bold and forceful in their approach instead of taking the time to discover more sensitive approaches, both in a relationship generally and also in their lovemaking. They value success extremely highly in everything they do, will not tolerate failure easily, and revel in spontaneous and decisive action.

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These natives strive for a partner that can fulfill their constant need for new adventures | Getty Images

There are many positives to be gained from the confident approach of the Aries. In spite of their independent traits, they seek true and lasting love. They are attracted to a loving and caring partner, but also want someone who will stand up to them and make sure that life is constantly challenging and changing.

They are also blessed with the ability to bounce back quickly from disappointments and tend not to wallow in self-pity. Whether it is for work or pleasure, they will strive for the best and often achieve it. They also have a great desire to enjoy life to the full and expect it to be both passionate and exciting. If this can be tempered to the right degree, the Aries is capable of complete devotion, and it will result in a very rewarding relationship for both partners.