Everything You Need To Know About Dating A Taurus

If you are lucky enough to date or fall in love with a Taurus, you will experience stability, grace, and romance like you never have before. Belonging to people born between April 19 and May 20, this fixed earth sign will appreciate your inner and outer beauty, celebrate your love with physical touch, and keep you in stitches with their silly, playful sense of humor. Furthermore, they approach relationships with patience and generosity and believe in faithful, long-term, committed love (via Astrology.com).

However, Taurus has a bit of a confusing reputation when it comes to romantic love and dating. Although they are loving, loyal, and supportive, their natural impulses can make them difficult for romantic partners to understand. According to Co-Star, Taurus signs have high expectations for their significant other which sometimes don't mix well with their stubborn and emotionally quiet natures. Like their astrological symbol the bull, Taurus is generally placid but can be short-tempered, hard-headed, and immovable if pushed outside of their comfort zone. They also have a hard time verbally expressing their emotions, which may lead you to wonder if they truly like you or not.

If you're curious about what exactly you can expect when dating a Taurus, knowing how they behave, think, and love can give you helpful insight into this complicated sign.

Taurus is sensual, romantic, and affectionate

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, attraction, passion, and love. According to Astrograph, this luscious and materialistic planet is receptive and introverted and lends Taurus their natural appreciation of refinement and romance. Taureans are some of the most sensual and romantic people in existence, and it is a direct result of their connection to the planet of love.

Affection is incredibly important to Taurus although not in the way you may expect. Taureans sometimes have difficulty expressing their emotions, which means they aren't always verbally affectionate. Instead, this astrological sign's deep-rooted connection to the earth makes them rely on physical touch to express their love. They love cuddling on the couch or spooning in bed, and they will never shy away from a little PDA. Tarot.com explains that Taurus knows how to savor a moment and will use their intimate connection to the five senses to set a breathtaking romantic mood for their partner. They are also generous people that love to give sentimental gifts, cook romantic meals, and infuse plenty of luxury into their partner's life (via Kyle Thomas Astrology).

As a long-term romantic partner, Taurus is patient, calm, and attentive to their partner's needs. You will never have to wonder about a Taurus' commitment to your relationship because they are loyal to a fault. They are trustworthy people with zero interest in dating around or letting their eyes wander.

Taurus is stubborn

Even the most inexperienced astrology fan knows that Taureans are notorious for their stubborn, bullheaded natures. It's kind of their calling card. The combination of their fixed modality and Earth-element connections makes them rooted in their preferred ways of thinking and living. They are happily stuck in their ways, which can make it difficult for a new relationship to bloom.

Astroyogi notes that this strong stubborn streak often shows itself during conflicts between significant others. Taurus hates giving in to other people's demands and refuses to budge for the sake of peace, regardless if they are in the wrong or not. It is difficult to convince a Taurus to see things from a different perspective or change their mind about a decision they've made. Simple disagreements can cause a Taurus to shut down. Although they are generally very calm, peace-loving people, conflict can also cause them to erupt with weeks of pent-up anger their partners don't see coming (via The Femme Oasis).

Although their stubbornness can make it hard to communicate within the parameters of a relationship, it also means Taureans don't give up. They won't give up on a relationship that matters to them and will put their natural determination and persistence to work to keep it. With patience and understanding from their partners, Taurus can learn the art of give and take to foster healthy, lasting love.

Taurus values comfort and routine

Change-averse and stubborn Taurus are also extremely partial to maintaining their routines (via Today). This sign finds endless comfort in going to the same restaurants, eating the same food, wearing the same clothes, and listening to the same songs on repeat. They aren't afraid of trying new things, they simply don't want to. Their routine makes them feel cozy and offers the sense of stability they crave.

Chris Brennan from The Astrology Podcast explains this key feature of Taurus personalities helps create stability in their lives but at the expense of challenging themselves to experience new things. "... sometimes that causes them not to venture outside of their own comfort zone because they just get so much pleasure in enjoying the things that are familiar to them and that are comfortable to them," he says. "That's really where they thrive the most ... but then also some of the drawbacks can be just a reluctance sometimes to reach outside and explore the unknown."

Routine helps Taurus feel safe and good, however, it can cause plenty of contention in a relationship with a person who bores easily. People who prefer adventure, spontaneity, and impulsive decision-making have to slow down to match their mellow Taurus partner's speed. 

Does Taurus fall in love quickly?

Taurus may be a cuddly, affectionate sign that loves relationships and worships commitment, but they don't fall in love easily. This grounded, logical sign is looking for the real thing and isn't willing to throw around the word "love" if they don't mean it. Certified astrologer Kyla Derkach told Bustle, "Taurus needs a partner who they can trust. The motto for this sign is 'slow and steady wins the race,' and they're notorious for taking their time. They want to be courted, and they want to be sure the person is the perfect fit for their mind, body, and soul. They're slow to commit, but once they do, they're yours for life."

According to Co-Star, Taurus is also not verbally expressive with their feelings. They don't hide them, but they don't go out of their way to broadcast them to their significant other. Instead, Taurus uses their affinity for physical contact to communicate how much they care (via Zodiac Guides).

Although it may take time for a slow-moving Taurus to fall in love with you, there are a number of ways you can keep the relationship moving forward. If you want to sweep a Taurus off their feet, wine and dine them, ask their advice, and shower them with romantic gestures, from handwritten love notes to luxurious gifts. It is always important to showcase your sincerity when dating a Taurus because they can see right through a person who isn't serious about them.

Is Taurus easy to date?

Despite their natural affinity for romance and love, Taurus can be a challenging sign to date. According to Astrostyle, Tauruses employ a "try before you buy" approach to dating. They are cautious about giving their heart away and want to ensure that the commitment they make feels right. As a result, initial dates with a Taurus may feel like an interview of sorts where there are definitely wrong answers to seemingly simple questions.

Tauruses are also deeply sensitive people. They fear putting their heart and soul into a relationship only to be rejected down the line. If they feel slighted or hurt by a passing comment you make at the beginning of your relationship, they will automatically let their guarded sides take over to create distance. They can also be tight-lipped about elements of the relationship that bother them, preferring to silently carry their heavy emotions to avoid conflict with their partner (via Our Mindful Life).

As Taurus becomes more comfortable in the relationship and feels safe enough to be truly vulnerable, their inner-romantic comes out in full force. They will woo you with dates at glamorous restaurants, high-profile concerts, or fancy art gallery openings. They will also share their favorite books, movies, and places, which is like sharing a piece of their secret selves. A Taurus in love will call you just to hear the sound of your voice and drop whatever they are doing to be with you.

Taurus is naturally flirty

It comes as no surprise to most that sensuous and loving Tauruses are naturally flirty creatures. According to Zodiac Guides, this sign flirts by making physical contact with the object of their affection. If they like someone, they will find any excuse they can to touch them, from laying a hand on their shoulder to long hugs. Tauruses flirt with prolonged eye contact, genuine compliments designed to make the person blush, and giving thoughtful gifts that showcase their charm. Their style of flirting is all about making people feel good, and often results in intelligent, genuine conversations that allow Taurus to get to know people on a deeper level.

Of course, some Tauruses are more subtle with their flirtations, leaning into the cautious part of them that fears rejection. Astrologer and cosmic coach Ocean Pleasant told Well+Good that the best way to flirt with a guarded, quiet Taurus is to find things you have in common. "If you can align yourself with their values and priorities, not only will that give you something to talk about, but it'll demonstrate that you have enough in common to have a future together," she says.

Taurus is turned off by drama, dishonesty, and criticism

Nothing turns a Taurus off faster than being criticized by their partner. No matter how well-intentioned or constructive the feedback may be, Taurus will shut down immediately upon hearing they've done something wrong. Alternatively, they will feel defensive and may lash out with simmering anger or passive aggression.

According to Horoscope, Taurus also has a sixth sense when it comes to people lying to them. They don't appreciate dishonesty in any form, regardless of its intention. To this sign, nothing is more important than loyalty. Although they are generally willing to do what it takes to make their relationships work, they will not tolerate cheating or emotional affairs under any circumstances (via ZodiacFire).

Finally, Taurus can't stand drama in their relationships. Not only are they extremely logical, grounded people, but they crave stability and security. Without that feeling of safety, they can't achieve the level of comfort in their romantic relationships they need in order to thrive. To them, drama kings and queens bring an unnecessary level of frivolousness to the relationship.

How does Taurus handle breakups?

Taurus does not handle breakups well. When a Taurus gives their heart to someone else, they do so under the impression that their love will last forever. They work hard to build a foundation for their relationship that will withstand the test of time. Although sometimes love between two people withers away for no specific reason, Taurus has a hard time seeing that. Equal parts bullheaded and sentimental, they will hold on to a dead relationship much longer than they should (via Vice). 

As a result, Taurus is also unlikely to initiate the breakup. Astrology author and horoscope columnist Joanna Martine Woolfolk told Howcast that breaking up with a Taurus isn't easy. "The key to breaking up with a Taurus is to work with the fact that Taurus is very attached and you have to detach to make the Taurus realize that [the] relationship is not stable," she said. 

Virgo and Taurus are meant to be

Earth signs Virgo and Taurus share a powerful, beautiful connection and a boatload of chemistry. According to Astrology Zone, these two signs want many of the same things out of life. They crave a balanced, productive life, stability, financial security, and a loyal, faithful partnership with someone they adore. This couple is forever on the same page and can communicate their feelings with just a look and a smile.

Bumble's dating experts explain that Virgos are thoughtful and reliable people who care deeply about their partners. Although they are a bit reserved, Virgos possess an exceptional warmth that helps their guarded Taurus partners feel safe enough to be vulnerable. Taurus is continually amazed by Virgo's resourcefulness and sharp wit and finds their worry-wort tendencies and restless mind endearing. Patient and attentive, Taurus can help soothe their anxiousness while Virgo can teach Taurus how to verbally express their emotions.

That isn't to say this match-up is without its challenges. Steadfast, stubborn Taurus will struggle to accept mutable Virgo's need for growth and change (via GaneshaSpeaks.com). On the other hand, Virgo may struggle with the way Taurus keeps their thoughts and feelings to themselves. Patience is key to making both signs happy, as well as plenty of honest, open communication.

Taurus and Capricorn make a perfect match

Taurus and Capricorn are a rock-solid love match that will stand the test of time (via My Pandit). These driven, practical, and strong earth signs share many of the same values and they find each other endlessly interesting. The pair also take love extremely seriously. They aren't interested in flings or casual hookups and will wait for the right person to commit to. Capricorns will nurture and support their Taurus partner while also creating a safe space for them to talk and open up. In return, Taurus showers Capricorn with unforgettable romance and devotion.

According to Astrotalk, Taurus and Capricorn partners must take care not to let their relationship get stale. Neither are known for their love of change and will quickly settle into comfortable but ultimately unfulfilling patterns. They also have to work on emotional intimacy and connection. Although they trust each other implicitly, both signs struggle to express their feelings verbally. To ensure nothing important falls through the cracks, Taurus and Capricorn must figure out how to communicate their emotions in a mature, loving fashion.

Opposites attract with Scorpio and Taurus

Astrologer Constance Stellas told Refinery29 that earthbound Taurus has a powerful opposites-attract vibe with water sign Scorpio. "Sometimes they fight like hell," she says, "but they are fixed signs and they're united, so they stick together... [they are] one of the long-standing combinations for marriage or partnership."

As embodiments of earth and water, Taurus and Scorpio are a perfect combination of physical and emotional. What one lacks the other fulfills, creating a balanced vibe that suits both parties. Together they share a deep emotional connection and celebrate intimacy in all of its forms (via Zodiacsign.com). While on the surface they might not appear to have anything in common or share similar values, their stark differences are what keep their relationship alive. In long-term relationships, each is devoted, loyal, and protective of their partner.

Trust can be a huge obstacle to overcome in a Scorpio-Taurus relationship. Taurus requires a faithful, trustworthy partner to feel secure, but Scorpio tends to be inherently mistrustful of everything. If their Taurus partner is too cautious or unable to talk about their feelings, Scorpio can get instantly suspicious and act out. Meanwhile, Scorpio's jealousy can feel both suffocating and insulting to constantly chill Taurus. In order to keep this exciting match going long-term, Taurus must learn to let go of their guarded behaviors while Scorpio needs to trust their partner's intentions are good.

Taurus and Sagittarius have radically different views

Generally, Taurus and Sagittarius struggle to meet the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of the other. This pair has opposing views and values in just about everything, including marriage and commitment. Unlike Scorpio's opposites-attract compatibility, Sagittarius craves a drastically different lifestyle than Taurus and thus struggles to connect with them in any lasting way.

"Both have opposing views on marriage, with Taurus craving stability and security in love, and Sagittarius preferring to live freely and to rebel against norms," astrologer Emily Newman tells Well+Good. "Sagittarius enjoys adventure and discovering new things, whereas Taurus prefers to stay at home and enjoy the comforts of life." As a true free spirit, Sagittarius feels pinned down by possessive, rootbound Taurus. They want spontaneity and adventure and make decisions that Taurus views as rash, never sticking around long enough to suffer the consequences of their actions. The vibrant Archer may find fixed Taurus as dull or boring, while the cautious Bull views Sagittarius as careless.

These signs may not connect when it comes to their views on marriage, family, or finances, but they can influence one another in positive ways. Sagittarius has an infectious optimism and zeal for life that will help Taurus learn how to let go of their rigid, controlled routines. Similarly, the structure and stability that Taurus brings to the relationship will help Sagittarius feel like they have a solid foundation beneath their wandering feet (via Liveabout dotcom).