Listen up, girls: No matter what sign he is, research reveals that your guy wants one thing and one thing only from you on Valentine's Day -- a romantic evening with lots of great sex! The rest is just frills, but that's where your creativity and attunement to his unique sensibilities come in.
For instance, satisfying a rugged Sagittarian may be quite different from catering to a sensitive Pisces. To learn exactly how to please your man on this holiday, read on. (And if you're shopping for those of the female persuasion, check out our Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her, too!)
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Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Sweet talk will get you everywhere with this guy, so a card expressing your love is essential. He wants to see and feel how happy you are to be with him. The Aries man craves a romantic evening that lasts 'til the next morning, including in delicious food and drink, perhaps a movie and definitely a massage. Barring that, maybe a plant he can't easily kill.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A classic sensualist and romantic, this Venus-ruled man wants a romantic, candlelit dinner (ideally prepared by you with lots of love) and free flowing champagne or wine, followed by a warm oil massage and ... yes, you guessed it. Appeal to all his senses with beautiful flavors, silky fabrics, chill music and gorgeous sights -- like you!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This man is always doing a million things and tends to live in his head. He needs to be pampered a little -- by you. Have his favorite dinner or a trip to a place he loves all planned out, so he doesn't have to do a thing. Throw in lots of hugs and kisses and a great massage, and he'll be one happy camper. A framed picture of sexy you would also go over well.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" is the Cancer motto. Especially on Valentine's Day, your Moonboy wants a really special meal, whether you prepare it yourself or go out to his favorite place. A heart-shaped cake with pink frosting will also win him over. And, he'd love both giving and receiving random acts of passionate lovemaking throughout the day.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
The Leo guy has a flair for the dramatic. He wants to see his woman dressed in revealing and sexually provocative lingerie, and he wants to see her doing an erotic, exotic dance for him prior to making wild, passionate love. A delicious pasta dinner cooked up by you, a night on the town reveling in his favorite music or a fun play would also be greatly appreciated.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
This guy tries so hard to please you (and everyone else) that any demonstration of your love will be welcome. Why not be outrageous and get a love poem to him printed in the newspaper, circle it with a big, red heart and present it to him with his morning coffee? Just don't forget that what he really wants most is some of your good lovin'.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
This man is a true romantic, and loves the hearts and flowers as much as you do. Give him something beautiful, like a silky shirt, a bottle of cologne or you in your most delectable lingerie. You might also surprise him with a meal at an Asian restaurant -- his artistic soul would adore a lovely tea-garden setting complete with a bridge and koi pond.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
This devoted man is thinking about you on Valentine's Day, and his satisfaction comes from making sure you are happy. Being extra receptive to his generous efforts to cook you a special meal (or bring you pleasure in other ways) is the best gift you can give him. You might return the favor with tickets to a great play or concert.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
An outing for pizza on Valentine's Day will satisfy this simple guy's tastes -- and a lovely card with a box of chocolates (Sagittarius has a sweet tooth) will make him your little lapdog. An overnight road trip to a cabin in the woods with a blazing fireplace would please his outdoorsy soul, or think tickets to a great comedy show or film.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
This man is always takin' care of business; your sweetness and caring are a balm to his parched soul. Surprise him with a visit to a day spa for mutual pampering, a romantic picnic or elegant dinner. Shopping together for a special antique would be fun for this old-fashioned guy. A commitment to grow old together may be the best gift of all.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Because he's in his head so much, when it comes to Valentine's Day this guy wants something simple that he can touch. A home-cooked, candlelit dinner and sensual massage would be just the ticket. A drive in the country and a meal in a nice, cozy place would also please him. Community-minded, he might also enjoy going out with your mutual friends.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Turn the tables on this sensitive man and get him flowers for Valentine's Day -- perhaps his favorite lilies or orchids rather than the traditional red roses. He would also love making dinner together, each of you handling a different course, while drinking wine, laughing and enjoying each other's company. And don't forget the heartfelt card.