Once you know what makes a Leo tick, it will be easy to get under his or her skin.
You will need
- An uncritical nature
Step 1 Admire them Admire them. Leos have a very healthy self-image, to say the least, so the first step to ingratiating yourself is to flatter them shamelessly. Trust us: You cannot overdo this.
Step 2 Invite them to a pricey restaurant Invite them to a pricey restaurant – the more expensive and exclusive, the better. The only thing Leos love more than spending money on themselves is having someone else do it.
Step 3 Let them talk Let them talk. And talk. And talk some more. Leos love to talk. So ask lots of questions and, above all, do not interrupt them.
Never steal a Leo’s thunder in any way; they’ll resent you for it.
Step 4 Make them laugh Make them laugh. Leos have a great sense of humor and love to laugh – as long as the joke is not on them. Expect dire consequences if you dare to make them the butt of a joke.
Step 5 Give extravagant gifts Give them extravagant gifts, because Leos adore luxury. If you’re a cheapskate at heart, don’t even think about wooing a Leo.
Airline tickets to faraway places and adventure travel packages make fine gifts for Leos, who love the exotic.
Step 6 Throw them a party Throw them a party, especially if it’s to celebrate one of their accomplishments. Leos like nothing more than to be the center of attention, though they’d rather be in the spotlight for getting a big promotion than for turning 40.
Step 7 Give them space Give them space. Leos need freedom and hate routine, so expecting them to meet you at the same place for sushi every Friday night is a quick way to alienate them.
Step 8 Never let your guard down When it comes to massaging Leo’s ego, never let your guard down. A good-natured jibe about budding love handles will not be appreciated. Keep the flattery up and the criticism to yourself, and you have a good chance of winning Leo’s famed loyalty.
Madonna and Bill Clinton are both Leos.
And Dan Evins, co-founder of Cracker Barrel.