Aquarius Man: The Quirky Humanitarian

An Introduction to Aquarius Men

Want to understand the inner workings of an Aquarius man? Can’t seem to penetrate through  his aloof demeanour? Below we will go over all you need to know about Aquarius men.

First, let’s go over the must-know of the zodiac sign Aquarius. 

Those represented by the constellation of Aquarius are born between January 20th and February 18th of each year. The Aquarian zodiac glyph is the water bearer, given to Aquarius to represent their community focus. Aquarians are generally regarded as the friendly sign that just wants to see everyone win. 

Being the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius shifts the focus from Capricorn’s individualistic achievement to a collective one. Aquarius seeks to destroy all that is traditional to revolutionize it into something better. This is the sign that wants change and wants it now! Their big ideas and group-like mentality can leave them seeming somewhat idealistic and erratic. However, that never seems to bother Aquarius. 

Aquarius is a fixed air sign, making this sign focused on maintaining a stable set of ideals. This combination has Aquarius rather concerned with thought and idea, but in a way that can be rather stubborn. Aquarians can have a difficult time accepting a change to their ideas and beliefs, but ironically seek to radically change all that already is. However, Aquarius is not operating from a selfish prerogative, if anything, they see their ideas the catalyst to a better society. With Saturn and Uranus both ruling this sign, Aquarian energy can be somewhat paradoxical. On one hand, Uranus influences them to be rebellious and unconventional, while Saturn has them concerned with community and the structure of thought. 

Now, let’s get to the interesting stuff!

Aquarius Men Traits

Unconventional, rebellious, unique, pioneering, detached, aloof, humanitarian, rash, inconsiderate, intellectual, friendly, unpredictable, inventive, independent, creative, competitive, strong-willed, uncompromising, erratic, progressive, insensitive, confident, witty, observant.

Taking a Look at Aquarius Men: Personality, Tendencies & Trust Patterns

Aquarius men are arguably the most unique and quirky of the zodiac. These men walk to the beat of their own drum, and don’t seem to have a care for what others think about them. They tend to have an aura to them that feels ahead of their time. Aquarius men are the revolutionaries of the zodiac. They want to destroy all that is traditional, restrictive, and unfair in order to bring about a breath of fresh air. This is partially why they are the humanitarian type, Aquarius feels that a better future comes from inventing a new approach. 

Furthermore, Aquarius men are great intellectuals and even greater friends. These men have a unique way of seeing the world and because of this, they always seem to be deep in thought. They are the types to suddenly come up with a new philosophy, or a cutting-edge scientific invention just because they were lost in thought. While Aquarius enjoys time alone and can be quite introverted, they are also quite group-oriented. This is why Aquarians are such great friends. They love being part of groups that they can build a sense of community with! 

Being ruled by both Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius is somehow detached yet friendly at the same time. They thrive in group environments and are amazing leaders due to their unconventional nature, yet they have a difficult time interacting one on one. This is where the Saturn influence becomes apparent in Aquarius, exposing that boundaries still exist within this free spirit. Aquarius men draw a strong boundary when it comes to intimate interactions because they have a difficult time with emotions. They would rather keep things very idea based rather than letting it get emotional. 

Moreover, the Uranian influence over Aquarius is also just as apparent. These men like to stand out from the crowd in one way or another, whether it be with their bold ideas or interesting fashion choices. One thing is for sure, Aquarius doesn’t mind being different. On one hand, these men can be rather erratic and impulsive with life. Aquarius men are the type to suddenly decide to pick up and go just because. However, they aren’t so easy going when changes are being imposed on them by others. This is where the fixed energy becomes apparent. If the idea didn’t come from the Aquarius, then it’s a no-go. Don’t expect these men to be okay with someone else coming in and telling them what to do. Remember, they are the rebels of the zodiac!

Finally, when it comes to trust, Aquarius men are complicated. They generally don’t have a problem trusting people on a more casual basis, but when it comes to trusting others with their deepest selves, it’s not easy. Aquarius men tend to keep others at quite a distance. Even if you are a good friend, you still won’t really know what’s going on in that crazy head of theirs. They have a difficult time expressing their deepest feelings and so they can have a hard time trusting others and letting them see that. Aquarius men can also be somewhat cynical at times, so they can approach trust with an “it’s better not to” attitude. However, if you can prove to the Aquarius that you mean well, are open-minded, and honest, they will learn to trust you.

Aquarius Men in Love, Dating, & Sex

When an Aquarius man falls in love, he will act electrified and like he has never experienced such a thing. He will almost have the madly in love look all over his eyes, and it will be hard for him to get you off his mind. These men do have a tendency of getting caught up in their minds, so you can expect some of that along the way. However, when Aquarius men fall in love, they are very loyal and become quite attached to their partner. The tricky part is getting him to fall in love in the first place! Aquarius men are notorious for running away when things get too serious. They have a difficult time with emotions and romance but when they meet that special someone, they are willing to tred into unknown territory. When an Aquarius man is in love, he will start sharing his intimate feelings and let it all out! 

Further, the influence of Uranus makes Aquarius men like frequent change. This is typically why they have a hard time settling down! They tend to get bored and start looking for the best new thing to light them up again. This all changes when they meet their special someone. Aquarius men will let their fixed nature show and will stick around for the long run. When they’re in love, they will actually listen to what you have to say and allow you to influence their life. This is a huge compliment, since these men don’t let just anyone change their way or being! If he lets you throw out that old pair of underwear he’s clinging to, he’s in love with you. 

Sometimes Aquarius men can seem confusing because they tend to treat everyone the same. While it’s crucial for your Aquarius to treat you like a friend, you’ll know they’re in love if they treat you like their best friend. Aquarius men prioritize having a friendship with their partners. Having a strong friendship is how they stay interested and keep things light. Don’t be alarmed if your Aquarius is treating you like his bestie, it means he genuinely feels comfortable with you. This is a strong sign that he’s in love with you! Especially if he’s also being affectionate and is okay with some PDA. 

Dating an Aquarius man is typically lighthearted and very intellectual. These men like to understand the minds of their dates by sharing ideas and ideologies. Don’t expect their dating style to be romantic or over the top. These men like to go on unconventional dates but aren’t huge on candle-lit dinners. To them, that sounds like their worst nightmare! An Aquarius man is the type to take his dates out to a live indie show or a speakeasy bar. These men are also not a fan of traditions and rules. If you pick the date spot and make sure it’s unique, you’ll land some points with Aquarius! 

Finally, when it comes to sex, Aquarius men need mental connection. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t opposed to a fling but they would much rather have an intellectual spark during sex. These men love to work for it a little and prefer to make the first move. You can expect sex with an Aquarius to be eccentric and unforgettable, just like them! They appreciate an open mind when it comes to sex, but prefer their partner to mentally stimulate them above all.

Turning an Aquarius Man On & Off

Aquarius men are pretty quirky and free-spirited, so they aren’t the harshest critics of the zodiac. However, they do have their preferences and pet peeves. Here are some of the biggest turn-ons and turn-offs for Aquarius men. 

Turn Ons:

  • Adventurous people. 
  • Stimulating conversations about ideas and theories.
  • Independent and strong personalities.
  • Strong leaders. 
  • Open-minded & progressive types.
  • Witty humour & sarcasm.
  • Easy going & enthusiasm for life.
  • Honest & blunt people. 
  • Spontaneity.

Turn Offs:

  • Controlling behaviour. 
  • Selfishness & disregard for others. 
  • Being too rigid & traditional.
  • Having no ideas or opinions. 
  • Asking if everything is ok. 
  • Acting like a diva.
  • Having no substance or personality. 
  • Coming on too strong.
  • Asking for commitment quickly.

Best & Worst Matches for Aquarius Men

Here are the best and worst matches for Aquarius men, based on Sun signs only. Remember that compatibility is complicated, and for a better idea on compatibility, it is best to read the entire birth chart. 

Most Compatible:

  • Sagittarius.
  • Gemini.
  • Aries. 
  • Libra.

Least Compatible:

  • Taurus.
  • Scorpio.
  • Virgo.
  • Pisces.

What does an Aquarius man need in a woman?

An Aquarius man needs an independent and intelligent woman that can also be his best friend. These men need their independence and sense of freedom, so having a woman that is also like that is helpful. Aquarius men don’t like feeling pressured or tied down by their partner, so the more laid back in this way, the better. Aquarius men want a woman with a good sense of humour, self-respect, and honesty. He doesn’t like phoney or insecure women that will suck his energy out. 

Aquarius man pulls away when in love?

It is quite common for an Aquarius man to pull away from his partner even if he’s in love. These men can get overwhelmed with needing to keep up with their own responsibilities and on top of it all, a relationship. Aquarius men like to have time alone to get their heads on straight and figure out how they’re feeling. If there is too much going on, they tend to shut down and retreat. They will also do this if they feel that you are being too demanding or not giving them space, so take a step back yourself. The more space you give, the quicker they will return to normal. 

How to beat an Aquarius man at his own game?

The best way to beat an Aquarius man at his own game is by giving him space before he pulls away. The more independent and self-sufficient the better! Aquarius men love that in women, but it will also keep him from needing to run away. The more free-spirited and easy going that you can be, the better. You can also outbeat him with logic. Aquarius men are naturally very logical and detached, so if you can get in his head by planting seeds of logic, you’ll win! For example, let’s say he cancels on you, you can say “that’s no problem, but not sure when I’ll be available next. It may be a while before you’ll be able to see me again”. 

Top 5 Gifts for an Aquarius Man

Soundbar: Aquarius men love technology and anything innovative! Get him the newest soundbar so he can listen to his favourite movies and music with the best tech. 

Self-Cleaning Water Bottle: A self-cleaning water bottle? Who would have thought? Probably an Aquarius! Get him this innovative, yet practical gift, and you can bet he will take it everywhere he goes. 

Drone: Something to capture his adventures and favourite memories! If you can splurge, this is a must purchase for your Aquarius man. 

Rock Climbing: You can’t go wrong with rock climbing. If you and your Aquarius are especially adventurous, try and find outdoor rock climbing for extra intensity! Your Aquarius will appreciate the competition and adrenaline rush. 

Glow in the Dark Constellation Blanket: Aquarius men love science and unique gifts. What a better mix of the two? Bonus if you can find the Aquarius constellation and make it extra unique! 

Check Your Compatibility:

Aquarius and Aries Compatibility

Aquarius and Taurus Compatibility

Aquarius and Gemini Compatibility

Aquarius and Cancer Compatibility

Aquarius and Leo Compatibility

Aquarius and Virgo Compatibility

Aquarius and Libra Compatibility

Aquarius and Scorpio Compatibility

Aquarius and Sagittarius Compatibility

Aquarius and Capricorn Compatibility

Aquarius and Aquarius Compatibility

Aquarius and Pisces Compatibility

More in Zodiac Man:

Aries Man // Taurus Man // Gemini Man // Cancer Man

Leo Man // Virgo Man // Libra Man // Scorpio Man

Sagittarius Man // Capricorn Man // Aquarius Man // Pisces Man

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