Leo, you’ve just moved to a new city, but in the short three months you’ve lived here, you’ve already made over a dozen friends across four different friend groups. None of that surprises you. Friendships come effortlessly to you, mainly because you search for opportunities where you can meet new people. Like the kickball league, you’ve just joined. The one large team will practice for a week before voting on two captains who will then pick their own teams.
You’re good at the sport, not just because you’re athletic but because, as a natural extrovert, you’ve been playing group sports your whole life. You wouldn’t be surprised if you’re the best player on the team. Definitely in the running for captain. Yet, in the last game of your first day, you’re up for a kick that could win you the game. You run, hit it perfectly, and sprint for first base. It’s a perfect kick, one that slides right between the players, staying out of the air, but skimming just above the ground. You’re in the clear–until, out of nowhere, he appears, leaping sideways from left field and scooping the ball clear out of there. You’re out! The opposite team wins, and across the field, you stare down your competition. His name is Aries, and he still has the ball in his very muscular arms. When he winks, you give him a wry smirk. Now that you’ve identified your competition, you know exactly who you’re going to take down.
Honestly, it’s a complete whim you stumbled upon kickball. Group sports have always felt too structured for your independent spirit. But when you filled in for a friend, your moves shoved the team into the spotlight, helping them win the game. The sport is a perfect outlet for your intense energy. Not only that, but it’s the first time in your life when you say exactly what you think, and no one bats an eye. You can curse, criticize, compliment, and even your polar opposite right fielder, the Libra, will actually laugh.
The playing field doesn’t have the same rules as the grocery store or the movie theater. Not that you care what people think, but it is nice to share something with other people for once. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you seriously rock at it. You already knew you were awesome, but hearing your teammates build you up isn’t half bad either. And most of your team is pretty good–even Libra, who you’d never expect to have such a good kick. Even so, none of them are as good as you… until you meet the new girl, Leo. You spotted her immediately; her smile contagious, her laugh as loud as yours. And her kick… Well, damn. You got her out, but that was a close one.
As a natural-born leader, you’re gunning for one of those captain positions. You perform best under a healthy balance of pressure and attention. It doesn’t bother you that Aries got you out. If anything, now you have time to plan. You’re going to be voted as one of the captains; you’re sure of it. And so will Aries.
Winning is everything to you, Leo, your competitive nature filling you with life.
For this reason, you need to scope out every single player because when the day comes, it’s going to be you and Aries picking players. You need to make sure you get the best players to stop him from doing the same, and the easiest way to do that is to see who he thinks is the best. As he walks past you, a lightbulb goes off. To get into his mind and see which player he respects (or thinks is the best) you need to get to know him. Drinks? You suggest. The entire team should come. Aries grins: Losers buying? You give him that smirk again. Oh, he’s going to regret the day he ever got you out, especially when your future team kicks his team out of the park.
Aries and Leo in Friendship
It doesn’t take long before you two figure out that this air of competition exists off the field. A few drinks at the sports bar later leads to a game of beerpong, and this time, Leo, you’re the winner. Aries is a better loser than you are, but when he congratulates you, it’s apparent there’s more in common between you two than just your interest in winning as sports.
The rest of the team is preparing to leave, the night is winding down, but Leo, you’re not ready to head home. And apparently, neither is Aries. In fact, he’s eager for an adventure, the kind that you, Leo, are always searching for. Leo, you know you’re still obsessed with beating Aries on the field, but how long has it been since you’ve met someone who carries the same energy and passion for life that you do?
Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?
Aries, you’re used to going on solo adventures, exploring people and places on your own. Occasionally, you meet someone who can keep up with you, but even they will go their own way from time to time. Usually, you prefer that. You enjoy being alone. But this girl? Leo? There’s something about her. Not only does she walk the same route as you, but occasionally she takes the lead, and you’re surprised to find that for once in your life, you’re okay with that.
Not only is she down to drive to the beach for a midnight meteor shower, but she suggests taking the long route, the dirt road through the sand dunes–a path you’ve only ever traveled alone. You almost suggested it, and it’s like she read your mind. Six hours pass and the conversation between the two of you is never dull. You’ve always considered yourself a lone wolf, Aries. Did you meet the missing member of your pack?
Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’
As this friendship between the two of you grows, and you two continue to hang out off the kickball field, you realize your passion for fun and conversation is identical. Aries, there’s one thing about you that either makes or breaks your friendships: other people’s ability to tolerate your loose-lipped habit to speak your thoughts the moment you have them. Most people tolerate this about you, some are amused by it… but Leo? They match your intensity and energy, throwing it right back at you. When you make a comment that most people would take the wrong way, Leo doesn’t even bat an eye. Instead, they snap back at you with the same spunk. Leo, you’re a fire sign, and you understand more than anyone that things said in the heat of the moment doesn’t matter. This emotional compatibility of saying exactly what you feel when you feel it keeps you both rooted in the present moment and creates a clear communication that ensures you’ll be able to talk when you’re frustrated with one another, and also be able to express your appreciation without the need to have an intense, detailed conversation about it. You say what you think, and then you’re onto the next adventure.
Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?
Well, to no one’s surprise, Aries and Leo are voted as the two captains of the football team, and now you two must separate your budding friendship as you compete on the field. Not a problem, though. If anything, your friendship has made the competition that much more fun. And when your team, Leo, wins the first round, you’re ready to celebrate–and rub it in Aries’ face. Leo, you’re skilled at being the center of attention, but when you’re riding the high of a win, your energy is doubled, and people’s attraction to you is even more heightened. For this reason, when a guy hits on you at the bar, you’re not surprised. You know your worth, and you enjoy flirting…Normally, you tell your friends everything about a guy you’re interested in, but when Aries walks up, you suddenly fall quiet. Aries, you’re the person who keeps your love interests to yourself, and you rarely pry on your friend’s dating life, assuming that they’ll tell you if they want to. But when you see your friend Leo flirting with a guy, you want to know everything. And that’s quite unlike you.
Aries and Leo in Love
Leo, you and Aries are friends. That’s all. But you can’t help but wonder… What if? Ever since that day in the bar, things have felt different between you two, and now you’re wondering if there could be something more between you two. Your sister is an Aries and her husband is a Leo… and their relationship is incredible. Their communication is top-notch, they’re adventurous, and the sex life? Well, you could only be so lucky to find that. At the next kickball game, it’s a hot on, and when Aries takes his shirt off, your stomach flips and you have to force yourself to look away. Your friendship is so great… is it worth the risk to see if there’s something more here?
The First Date: Roses or KFC?
That’s exactly what Aries is thinking, except unlike you, Leo, they’re a bit more impulsive and risky in their decisions. Aries has never had a friend like you, but he knows himself. He carries no regrets in life because he goes after what he wants, and if he doesn’t at least try it, he’ll always be wondering what he could have missed out on. And he doesn’t try to sugarcoat. After the game, he approaches Leo and says exactly what he thinks: he wants to take you out… dinner, movies, the beach–he doesn’t care what you do together, he just wants you to know that whatever you choose–it’s a date. You Leo feel the same way about first dates. You don’t care what you do. You just want to make sure you enjoy it… and with Aries, you know that’s guaranteed.
Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?
The two of you decide to relive your first friend hangout and head to the beach to watch another meteor shower. Except this time you have a blanket, a bottle of wine, and the possibility of something more brewing between you. Aries, you express yourself differently with everyone you’re with, and your love language changes based on your mood. But you know yourself–you fall hard, and the best way you express that to your potential partner is by spending quality time with them. As it turns out, that’s exactly what Leo prefers.
Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?
For some people, moving friends to lovers can feel awkward, clunky, strange, even… but for you two, as you cozy up on this blanket, your hands interlock and you don’t even hesitate. Your bodies are tangled within seconds, and you can’t believe you waited this long to discover the intensity of your attraction, the passion imminent.
As friends, you are rock stars. And if you have an attraction and decide you want to take things to the next level, go for it! Even if you started as strangers, you’ll find that same interest in one another and things will move quickly between you two. Your communication binds you, and your adventurous spirit keeps your relationship interesting. Leo is a bit more stubborn than Aries and it can create issues when you, Aries, decide you want to do things your own way. As long as you work on your communication and continue to speak your mind, you’ll find this won’t be an issue in the long run.
- 1- Get AWAY from me
- 2- Who are you again?
- 3- I tolerate you
- 4- You’re pretty cool
- 5- Let’s gooooo!
What if I Love This Person?
Regardless of whether you started as friends or not, there will be trust between you two. If you find yourself in love with this person, it won’t just be because of a physical attraction but a mental and emotional one. You genuinely like each other. Consider yourself lucky!