Hobbies Astrology Aries Man and Leo Woman Love Match Both signs have big personalities, so conflicts are to be expected Share PINTEREST Email Print Credit: Thomas Barwick / Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated July 16, 2018 Aries men are hyper-masculine, and that's attractive to many Lionesses. A confident, even cocky, man is a turn-on. He's not timid and has strong drives. The hunt is exciting for Leo women; they enjoy feeling desirable. Aries and Leo are signs of strong wills, making this a passionate pair. Both have big personalities and require a lot of space. Aries men are the loudest at the bar and exude an air of self-containment that many women like. What you see is what you get. That's refreshing when many men suffer from identity crises. The Aries man knows who he is, and if he likes you, you'll know it. The oft-reported downside to Aries men is that they're self-centered and arrogant. If you love an Aries man, it's hard to take when that fierce focus turns toward others. He's all about testing his will, and it's hard for him to resist getting a rise out of people. Leo women find it intolerable to be in the background. Aries men have a definite blind spot that can deeply wound Leo pride, a combination of being self-centered, having strong sexual drives, and feeling an insatiable need to prove themselves. An Aries man can be blind to how his actions affect others, especially those closest to him. Most Confident Signs The natural friendliness and big sense of self of the Leo woman is a draw. What Aries and Leo share, as fire signs, is physical vitality and charisma that often causes the first stage of dating to be pure magic. The Leo woman loves compliments and big, showy gestures. A side of Aries men loves the rituals of courtship and winning the lady, which is why they love women who are hard to get. Leo women are hard to get because they have high standards. Their regal air is alluring to the Aries man. Keeping a sense of dignity is important for a Leo woman, so she's bruised if the Aries man strays. It's an insult to her sense of who she is—enough for any man. What Goes Right The Aries man feels on top of the world with his Lioness. Their friends know them as dynamic, never boring, and ambitious. This is a pairing for performers, collaborators, and business partners. They love being in the spotlight and encourage each other to take risks. This is passionate, rough-and-tumble love, with vigorous fights and just as intense making up. Leo is a fixed sign and seeks to settle into a lifelong bond. Aries is a cardinal sign, with energy to forge new ground. Aries men need to bust through barriers. This can happen in a stable relationship, with shared adventures and mutual support for ambitions. The Leo woman sometimes has to summon patience to compensate when the Aries man is in his ram-butting mode. Sometimes a little amnesia is required to get her through. Surviving Rough Spots Both fire signs thrive on tension. Leo women can be demanding, which can lead to destructive relating patterns. Trying to tame the Aries man will backfire. He will resent it and show his fierce edge. The Lioness can become controlling, sometimes without realizing it. Bringing fears of losing the other out into the open is key, as is knowing where the relationship stands and what each person wants.