Dating a Leo man is special.
When these fiery men are committed to a partner, they go all in for the woman they love.
Leo is the most passionate and giving sign of the zodiac. His fixed fire nature makes him a loyal and devoted partner. He works hard to provide a luxurious lifestyle and he wants a partner who appreciates it.
If you treat a Leo man with kindness and respect, he will provide the same in return.
But cross him, lose his trust, or hurt his pride, and you may find it difficult to get this stubborn man to commit.
As romantic as he can be, he can be just as cold, especially when he has inner blockages that may be causing him to dodge commitment.
Luckily, astrology can help us decipher and break down the key personality traits, and the dos and don’ts when it comes to dating Leo men.
With ruling from the Sun, these vivacious men have large egos and can be quite the drama kings, so you never want to cause him to feel belittled or blocked in.
This article will tell you what you should be doing to get this lively Leo man to commit to you, rather than badgering him about making the relationship official or constantly asking him, “where do you want this to go?”
Keep reading and learn the top three reasons why a Leo man avoids commitment and three things you can do to turn that around.
3 Reasons Why a Leo Man Avoids Commitment (And How to Turn it Around)
1. He’s Afraid of Commitment. Show Him Love Can Be Fun.
It may be tough to hear, but Leo men can be the most immature signs romantically of the zodiac.
Being ruled by the 5th house or children and pleasure, Leo men are naturally thrill seekers who enjoy childlike games.
In relationships, the Leo man’s playful nature adds color and charm to his dynamic sense of humor, loving smile, and flirtatious mannerisms. He is constantly trying to make you laugh and always wanting to have a good time.
On the other hand, his childlike nature can also cause extreme immaturity and commitment issues in relationships. He feels like relationships are too serious and take away from his life of singlehood and fun.
Therefore, he would rather not invest himself emotionally and rather, interact casually instead.
Because of this, the Leo man may be avoiding commitment, but remember, there is always another way.
Rather than taking a traditional approach to relationships, remind the Leo man that commitment doesn’t have to be boring. You can decide as a couple to keep things spontaneous and youthful.
One way is to always go out on dates together. Even if you are married and have been together for years, keep the relationship fresh and pledge to always try new things together.
Make sure you incorporate lots of travel because it is one of his favorite things to do.
2. He’s Insecure. Help Him Build His Confidence.
One of the biggest challenges with Leo men is their self-esteem.
Although they are known as the Lions of the zodiac, they are sensitive creatures. Leo men hide fierce emotions behind their thick skin.
One of the Leo man’s emotional setbacks comes from his passionate and sometimes controlling behaviors. His fixed nature pushes him to feel dominant and to be the center of attention at all times, and this sometimes affects how he treats his romantic partner.
Because he is so possessive, he feels insecure when he is not in control, and if this persists for too long, he will start to lose trust (in himself and you) and pull away emotionally.
When the Leo man feels insecure and pulls away, he lacks the confidence and trust to commit to a relationship.
If this happens, you need to rebuild his trust and support a healthy balance of self-confidence.
He needs to feel wanted and be involved in your life.
If the Leo man lacks confidence for other reasons such as finances or physical appearance, it is not your job to indulge self-defeating behavior, but again, he needs to know he has your support.
Remember, Leo is the sign most associated with children, so think about the words “nurturance” and “empathy.”
Let him know you’ll be there no matter what.
3. He’s Stuck On His Ex. Be His Friend and Help Him Move On.
No one wants to hear the word ‘ex’ when they are reading about their partner or someone they love, but sometimes, an ex is a part of the package.
With Leo men, their devoted and loyal nature can sometimes make it impossible to committed to a relationship when they are still emotionally (and/or sexually) attached to someone else, especially an ex from the past.
Instinctively, you may want to start a fight and lay out an ultimatum, but that would quickly backfire and he would walk away as fast as he can.
Rather than creating a scene or a toxic environment, be honest with the Leo man about your intentions, and be clear that you will only accept him doing the same in return.
Most likely, it will take a fair amount of time for him to release the strong ties that bind him to his past. But eventually, with your help and hopefully your friendship, he will heal and readily move on.
Now that you know the top three reasons why a Leo Man may be avoiding commitment and what you can do to get over it, let me know if you’ve noticed any of these things in your relationship with the Leo man in the comments below.
Is he acting immature and commitment-shy?
Is he insecure and needing a boost of confidence?
Is he still in love with his ex or scared to let go of the past?
What are some of the things you’ve noticed? I’ve loved to know!
Also, if you’re looking to go deeper into your astrology love journey, take my free love compatibility quiz and see if you and your Leo man are a match.
Your friend and sister,