How To Get A Leo Man To Open Up (11 Proven Ways)

by Anna Kovach, relationship astrologer
Are you in a relationship with a Leo man and struggling to bridge the emotional gap? Take a look at these tips to get your Leo man to open up!

Are you dating a Leo man? Well, chances are, you’re wondering how to get your Leo man to open up to you, particularly when this breed of man are known for being the strong and ego type.

Let’s face it—generally speaking, most men aren’t naturally the emotionally expressive types. However, you may have one of those men who always keeps you guessing when it comes to emotions! 

The Leo man is especially good at hiding feelings. This may mean that he’s just not all that good at opening up, even if he’s the most wonderful provider and protector!

Leo men also have very strong egos that may prevent them from dropping their defenses and showing you what they’re really scared of, what makes them angry, or what makes them feel weak.

You may be wondering if there is any way to get your Leo man to open up and tell you what he’s truly feeling. After all, sharing feelings creates intimacy, and intimacy is what we all really want from a relationship, right?

Here’s how you can get a Leo man to open up and trust you with his feelings…

Understanding Your Emotionally Unavailable Leo Man — Why Does He Distance Himself?

He May Be Losing Interest

When a Leo man is not interested in you anymore, he will shut down. If he finds something in you that doesn’t sit well with him, he will pull back and think it over, or he’ll close the door.

This will be when he just isn’t responding to you at all. He stops texting and calling, and he also doesn’t answer if you try to reach him. He wants nothing more to do with it and could potentially ghost you.

When a Leo man thinks that you’re not exciting anymore or if he sees qualities in you that just really don’t match with what he wants in a lifelong partner, he will lose interest. It can really be anything; he’s very picky.

There’s Too Much Fuss Going On

When a Leo man has too much going on, he will have problems trying to juggle everything. If he has extra work or takes on a new position that requires a lot of him, your Leo man will distance himself.

He has a tendency to take on too much sometimes, and he doesn’t know how to balance very well. A Leo man will always meet a challenge head-on. He can be very adventurous and loves to experience different things, so if there is too much going on, he will be in the middle of everything.

When your Leo guy becomes too immersed in other things outside of your relationship, he’ll almost definitely get frustrated and overwhelmed. That makes him withdraw a bit.

He’s Angry Or Upset

A Leo man needs a lot of attention and admiration to really feel loved. This is why it tends to hurt so much when he is with a woman who chooses to ignore him when things go badly in the relationship or when she is trying to get him to do what she wants.

This one should seem more noticeable to you if you two had an argument or disagreed. He may feel disturbed, which will force him to pause and see if he wants to go further.

You can tell if he’s upset with you for those types of things because you’ll notice the change in his eyes and facial expressions when you’re talking to him. That being said, give him some space and a little time to cool off.

You may also want to readWhen A Leo Man Is Done With You — How To Know For Sure

How To Get A Leo Man To Open Up

1. Build A Friendship First

If you are wondering how to talk to a Leo man who is distancing himself, one of the most fundamental — and essential — ways to bridge Leo man’s emotional distance is to take the pressure off the relationship and establish a solid friendship first.

For example, if you have been repeatedly running into a brick wall trying to get a Leo man to commit or talk about the future, you may need to try a more easygoing approach. Focus on building a mental connection rather than a physical one.

Although Leo men are often called out for their flirtatious and playful nature, they are also sensitive, moody souls who can struggle with self-confidence. So being with someone who is an honest friend that they can trust means everything.

2. Let Go Of Drama

When you put the words “relationship” and “drama” in a sentence together, expect a Leo man to run for the nearest exit!

Naturally, as a sign that rules theater and dramatic art, you would assume that the artistic Leo man would be turned on by a woman’s performance, but it is the total opposite.

If you have a tendency to bring drama to relationships in a negative way, this may be why you are having issues with emotional distance in the Leo man. 

Although you think your sarcastic comments or gossiping are flirtatious, the Leo man may think otherwise, so leave out the drama. If not, you may have a heated argument on your hands.

If you want to overcome the emotional distance between you, find healthy ways to bring passion and excitement to your relationship. Instead of arguing or asserting yourself in an aggressive manner, take a calm approach.

So before you send that angry text or call it quits, make sure you are being as grounded as possible. If you want a Leo man to open up to you, you have to learn how to chill. This is the only right way to emotionally connect with a Leo man.

3. Stay Positive (Don’t Point Out His Flaws Or Attack His Past)

It’s no secret that a Leo man loves compliments, but what you may not know is that negative criticism can wound his ego and turn his warm heart ice-cold. 

When it comes to relationships, a Leo man’s passionate and playful nature responds best to positive words of affection. He wants to feel confident and secure in a relationship, and he wants to know that he makes his woman feel good.

One of the ways to get a Leo man to open up to you is to stop bringing up old memories, mistakes, and traumas from the past. This means he doesn’t want to hear about the exes or wrongs he committed two years ago. He wants to be in the present.

If you want to experience a warm and loving side of the Leo man, you need to try being more kind and direct. Let go of the past. Instead of waiting for him to cater to you, cater to him.

Cook for him, surprise him with gifts, take him out on a date, and do the things that make his heart warm repetitively — and your Leo will start to open up.

4. Keep The Relationship Fun

It may sound cliché when I say this, but a man grows distant when his relationships feel boring. When it comes to dating a Leo man, he needs consistent excitement and a change of scenery or you can expect him to go his own way.

If you feel your Leo man has become emotionally distant, make sure the fun, carefree, and playful energy has not left your relationship. Be direct and ask him if your relationship is satisfying his needs.

If he is still emotionally resistant when you directly ask him, take matters into your own hands. Ask yourself, are we still going on dates? Are we making space for laughter in spontaneity? Are we putting our love first?

If your answer is no to any one of these questions, it is probably one of the reasons he’s emotionally distant and not opening up. To make things right, start by inviting the fun back into your relationship. 

Go on a vacation, plan a romantic day, go paintballing, take a couple’s Tantric yoga class — do whatever you need to do to reignite the flame. Do not let your love burn out!

Because even if the Leo man says everything is fine, you can feel when he is emotionally withdrawn. A Leo man in love is a man in love like no other.

From his surprise grand displays of affection to his possessive and all-consuming desire for the woman he loves, there is nothing like being with a Leo man who is vulnerable and emotionally in tune. 

5. Ask Him About His Passions

One of the ways you can get a Leo man to open up and show you his real feelings is by simply asking him about his passions. What lights his fire, what excites him, what inspires him?

Leo is the sign of hobbies and play, so he’s guaranteed to light up like a child over Christmas! 

When you ask him, watch closely for his reactions in terms of whether he succeeded or failed, and specifically ask him what he loves so much about his passions. 

Getting to the root of what he loves is going to help him to forget his ego and really tell you what’s going on! 

6. Talk To Him About His Family Life

Getting a Leo man to talk about his family will almost definitely release a whole lot of feelings.

These men are bound to get misty-eyed when they talk about their kids if they have them, especially, and they will have no issues showing their love for their “pride” (remember, Leo is a lion!).

Most Leo people generally have powerful family relationships, which unlock all of their emotions. If you’re ever in doubt, just pull out some family pictures or get him to show you his—instant emotion!

7. Allow Him To Take The Lead

Leo men are leaders, in case you hadn’t noticed. Sometimes, just allowing him to lead the conversation and not trying to force him to open up or control the situation will naturally lead him to share himself with you.

The more he trusts you to let him stay in his natural role, the more willing and inclined he will be to let you know what he really feels inside.

Give it time and be patient. Fire signs like Leo don’t take too long to open up.

If you’re struggling with finding ways to connect with your Leo man on a deeper level, then you need to check out the 21 Questions to Ask a Leo Man to Share His True Feelings and become emotionally available. These questions will set you on the right track with your Leo and make you two feel connected like never before.

Few More Ways To Emotionally Connect With A Leo Man

8. Never Laugh At Him Or Make Him Feel Small

To get a Leo man to open up and trust you, never laugh at him or make him feel ridiculed in any way.

These men have a lot of pride, and any slight to that will have him shut down and respond with defensiveness quicker than you can blink.

Whatever he talks about, big or small, meet it with an open mind, even if you have a small giggle inside. He needs to feel confident and safe around you, which will help him tap into that inner child who is always there.

9. Boost His Confidence And Make Him Feel Good

By the same token, most people don’t realize Leo men are often actually a bit insecure. They need constant affirmation and appreciation of their skills to feel confident and worthy. 

This sense of confidence will be closely linked to his feelings, of course. If he feels pathetic, he will never be able to share his emotions with you—he will be too scared to be vulnerable.

But if he feels like he’s on top of the world—and you can put him there—he will tell you all! The truth is, Leo men are actually emotionally expressive—just not right away, and not until they feel comfortable.

Learn here how to compliment your Leo man and make him feel special.

10. Let Him Know You Care And Are Listening

If you really want a Leo man to trust and open up to you, let him know you really care. Send him morning messages to wish him a nice day. Drop a text if you know he has a big meeting ahead. Ask him how an ill relative is doing.

Small check-ins like this make him feel safe and cared for. And when he feels safe, he can just bloom like a flower!

The other thing you can always do is listen. When your Leo guy talks about anything, just listen to what he’s saying and let him know you’re hearing him.

11. Never Interrupt Him When He Shares

Once your Leo man is finally sharing his feelings with you, just let him. There’s no need to interrupt him or interject your story in the middle of his.

We all do it because we want to relate and connect. But he may get fed up with feeling as if you aren’t totally focused on him, so rein it in while you’re working toward getting your Leo to share.

Yes, he can be a little attention-seeking. But if you really want him to tell you his feelings, it’s best that you practice mindful listening, and when he does share, give him your undivided attention!

In conclusion, ladies, most Leo men will open up and be expressive with their feelings when they trust you. They do have strong egos, but they are also profound romantics, and when they have a mate, they will want to tell her everything!

All it takes is good listening skills, trying not to interrupt, and making sure he feels strong and confident around you. Talking about his hobbies and family is a good subject to raise to see how he really feels about things.

You may also want to readHow To Get A Leo Man To Marry You (5 Must-Follow Rules)

When A Leo Man Opens Up To You — Does It Mean He Has Feelings For You?

When it comes to determining if a Leo man has feelings for you, opening up to you checks the first box for sure! If he is in love with you and is serious about you, a Leo man will give you his undivided attention.

A Leo man in love will put his partner’s needs above his own. He will be attentive and communicate openly and honestly. A Leo man shows his love and attention in practical ways. He will share his intimate thoughts and feelings with you.

If he is generous, kind, and protective, rest assured that he is already in love with you. He will be emotionally connected to you.

There is no in-between for him. He loves the excitement and exhilaration of putting his heart on the line for the woman he has feelings for.

Do Leo Men Open Up Easily?

Not quite. You may be able to read him like a book about some things, but you will wait for him to open up emotionally.

It depends on his level of comfort, his maturity, and whatever baggage he may have from the past to determine how ready he is to open up to you. He’ll let you know if he isn’t ready.

So if he lets you know and you keep trying to push him, he’ll start pulling back or acting out toward you, so you may want to hold off a bit.

Just respect his boundaries, and if your Leo man really cares about you, he will want to share his inner thoughts and feelings with you.

FAQ About a Leo Man Opening Up 

How to know if you can handle a Leo man’s emotional distance? Well, luckily for you I have compiled questions that might come up in your relationship.

Hopefully, this can help you navigate your relationship and reveal how to build an emotional connection with a Leo man:

Are Leos Open With Their Feelings?

Leos tend to have insightful and powerful feelings, but they are also vulnerable, which is a side they are trying to hide. A Leo man isn’t the most emotionally giving man, but he has his ways of showing you how much he adores you.

This fire Zodiac sign will love you like no one else has or ever will. He is my dream come true life partner. It just takes a while to get to that level with him. It’s really, honestly, best to learn as much as you can about him.

How To Deal With A Moody Leo Man?

A Leo man can be moody at times, and as such, he does not like to communicate a lot. He won’t talk about his feelings. In fact, he would rather be alone. So, if your Leo man gets moody, it is important to give him space.

Just so you know, it’s okay to be a bit confused. Leo men usually hide their true emotions, so you may not even know when he is moody because he may be back to being his old self in no time.

Make A Leo Man’s Heart Yours…

You are probably wondering how to make a Leo man feel better. Let him know the validity of his feelings.

It is OK to feel the way he feels, it is completely justified. 

Be a fearless leader who shows her Leo lover the way, and you’ll have a worshiper for life. Be his guiding light and help him move through the world with grace and love.

Don’t be afraid to take the plunge and build this beautiful life together.

The two of you can do anything because you are together. Enjoy your time with your Leo man! This is a relationship meant for the record books!

But it is up to you to make it happen…

If you truly want to make a breakthrough and make this relationship a success, then you are going to have to work for it…

Learn more on how to soften your Leo man here <<

Don’t be disheartened if he doesn’t commit or show his feelings right away.

Leo men need to be sure they’re not being played. They need to be completely sure about the woman they are committing to because for a Leo man, any relationship is for life and he needs to know 100% that you are in it with him.

Show him that you are serious, but just be patient because this may take a while.

Wishing you all the luck of the Universe.

Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,

Anna Kovach

About Author

Hi, this is Anna Kovach. I am a professional Relationship Astrologer and author of dozens of bestselling books and programs. For over a decade I’ve been advising commitment-seeking women like you and helping them understand, attract and keep the man of their dreams using the astonishing power of astrology. Join over 250K subscribers on my newsletter or follow me on social media! Learn more about me and how I can help you here.

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