Want to know what to expect dating a Gemini man? This high-energy guy will often have you in tears laughing, but his quick-changing moods may surprise you. Here’s how to handle a Gemini man.
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Gemini Sign Characteristics
- Birth dates: May 21st – June 21st
- Element: Air
- Quality: Mutable
- Symbol: The Twins
- Planet: Mercury
- Motto: “I think”
- Traits: Cerebral, easily distracted, creative, chatty, erratic, mischievous, good-natured, social, Jack-of-all-trades type
Dating a Gemini Man
If you want to date a Gemini man, you can’t just sit back and let him do all the work. While a Gem is excited by a good chase, he’s far from willing to put the energy into someone he doesn’t think is on his wavelength.
You’ve got to engage this man. Intrigue him. Shock him, even.
Let’s start with a little background first. Who is this guy? What does he want in a romantic partner?
We’ll do a little homework first so you know exactly how to handle a Gemini man and all of his idiosyncrasies.
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The Gemini Man Personality
This is a sign of dualism. We’re talking about the Twins, here.
If you look at the constellation of Gemini in the night sky and connect the celestial dots, you’ll see the shapes of two people side by side.
In Greek mythology, these are the twin brothers Castor and Pollux with one mother and two fathers, one a mortal king and one the almighty Zeus.
In everyday life, the Gemini is often perceived as being different people in one body. That is, the Gemini is showing one side of himself now and a completely different side thirty seconds later, switching without warning, at least to other people.
He’s changeable, and that has its advantages. If he’s gloomy and lethargic one minute, he may be creating a new life plan the next.
This is important to know because the whirlwind happening on the surface can throw their partner for a loop.
The motto of this sign is “I think.” And think he does. About everything, in detail, all the time.
He’s a huge fan of self-education. This is the guy you want to invite to trivia night. He lives for a good mental connection with another person, especially someone he’s in love with.
Everything he observes, including about you, is carefully registered and processed through his brain and intellect. He’s constantly making mental notes and cataloging observations to at some point form a logical conclusion.
As a logic-driven sign, Gemini has good control of the emotions he shows, making knowing what he’s really feeling a bit tricky.
There’s a lot to cover here, so let’s go through a list of some of the best traits of the Gemini man:
- Extremely clever
- Fun to be around
- Imaginative and creative
- Contagious zest for life
- Never boring
- Great sense of humor
And some of the tough ones:
- Pushes your buttons and boundaries
- Can be irresponsible
- Hard to keep focused
Gemini Man Communication Style
This is hands down thee communicator of the zodiac. Nobody has a command of language like this sign. Thanks to its Mercury rulership, communication, particularly the rapid back-and-forth exchange of messages, is the sign’s foundation.
Want to impress a Gemini? Have a smart/funny/unexpected answer ready in conversation.
You don’t even have to have any particular attachment to it—men of this sign doesn’t take themselves or the world too seriously. He savors a reply for its cleverness most of all.
Emotional connection with a Gemini happens through communication to establish a solid mental connection. He has to have good rapport with you before he can develop deep feelings for you, in other words.
Having a love of the art of conversation and banter is preferable if you’re with a Gemini. But be warned—he may shy away from heavy topics and really emotional subject matter.
In fact, it’s recommended that you stick to analytical reasoning when you want to make the subject serious and address your feelings about something. It’s the best way to make sure he doesn’t get anxious and flighty as he tries to figure out how to react.
But if you dig compliments, they’ll pour out of him. So will the little teases as he’s a big goofball and—like I mentioned earlier—totally unpredictable and mischievous. If he’s teasing, he’s doing it out of love, or at least a sincere like.
What a Gemini Man Looks for in a Woman
Here are the traits a Gemini man wants in a partner:
- Good sense of humor
- Active (not a routine-loving homebody)
If you’ve got a good number of qualities on this list, you have a good chance of bagging your Gemini hunk.
He’s looking for a woman who isn’t afraid to change the dinner plans at the last minute in favor of something wild and fun. He wants a smart, savvy lady who shares his adoration of adventure.
She’s got to be her own person, and if she’s as interesting and intellectual as he is, she’ll make his heart melt.
One thing that the Gemini man needs plenty of is freedom in the relationship. For this reason, he can only pair up with someone who wants the same thing so that he doesn’t feel smothered.
An independent partner who has their own life going on outside of the Gemini is very important to him.
And in turn, the Gem’s partner should respect his space and let him do what he needs to do, when he needs to do it. No pouting when he says he’s off on a solo trip for the weekend.
Do you have enough energy to keep pace with this man on the go? Are you a fan of cerebral conversations? Can you surprise him (and maybe even yourself)?
And…is your emotional state pretty even? Since Geminis don’t know what to do with intense emotions, the more calmly and rationally you can present them to him, the more receptive he’ll be.
Dating by the stars astrologer and expert advice giver Anna Kovach provides the full rundown of how to handle a Gemini man if you’re in it for the long haul. She talks about everything from keeping him interested to making him 100 percent devoted to you in Gemini Man Secrets.
How to Handle a Gemini Man
1. Have patience.
Here are a few reasons you’ll need to practice patience with a Gemini man.
- Has trouble making decisions (and sticking to them)
- Typically takes a long time to commit
- Has to win every argument
Every Gemini man I’ve ever known has drifted from one career to the next, regardless of how passionate he was about the last one. See what I mean about having trouble sticking to decisions?
This kind of gun shyness about making decisions usually extends to commitment and marriage, too. If you were hoping for an engagement ring after a year or two, you might be disappointed.
And forget about trying to win the argument. Even if he’s wrong, he will have continuous retorts and throw every bit of subjective logic he can muster at you until you surrender.
Think you can handle all of that? In the grand scheme of things, these really may be small prices to pay to be with the man you love. Every sign has its qualities that are not so glamorous, after all. And the lovable, adventurous Gemini man is easy to swoon for.
2. Let him be himself.
Don’t try to change him or chastise him for something that’s just part of his makeup. For one thing, you probably won’t be able to change it.
But the bigger issue is that you’ll undermine his attachment to you. I don’t think I’ve ever known a Gemini, man or woman, who didn’t have total self respect and genuinely like themselves. So, they expect that you will also love and respect them.
That means accepting all of his little quirks. You get the whole package with a Gemini, and the woman who truly understands and appreciates him be rewarded with loyalty, mutual respect and fun-filled romance.
3. Spend time apart.
No matter how deeply he cares for you, he needs a good amount of time to be on his own. He’s just not built for the attached-at-the-hip type of relationship.
That’s why he really digs a gal with her own list of priorities that don’t all involve him. He wants to be able to tell you about all that he experienced the next time you’re together.
And he wants to miss you. Give him the opportunity, and his feelings will grow stronger.
4. Give him space when he’s moody.
Is your instinct to try to get your partner to open up about what’s bothering them when they’re in a funk? You can give it a shot with the Gemini, but you’ll find that the best medicine for him is alone time.
While he’s prone to emotional swings, unlike the Cancer man, the Gemini man doesn’t stew in his feelings for very long.
You can generally count on him emerging from a darker mood refreshed and upbeat once he’s worked through it. If you want to talk to him about what he was experiencing, he’ll open up only when he’s ready to.
5. Keep the mental spark alive.
If you’re a conversational enthusiast to begin with, this shouldn’t ever be an issue.
But you also want to make sure that you’re not becoming unresponsive to him, or he’ll feel like you’re no longer interested in him and what he has to say.
Continue to engage him, listen to him and indulge him in regular banter. This is not something that dies out over the course of the relationship, at least not for him. Surprise him—he’ll run with it, trust me.
6. Minimize drama.
Leos may adore drama, but Geminis don’t.
They don’t see the use in it. They’ll just find a way to take themselves out of a situation that’s getting a bit too much for them.
Which can seem contradictory as Geminis can come across as a bit dramatic themselves at times. In truth, Geminis really prefer—and need—the stability of a drama-free partner to help keep the relationship smooth and breezy.
Provide balance in the relationship if you can. It’s also the best way to handle his ups and downs.
7. Be careful about playing games.
This man is not the type you want to play games with because he sees through them automatically.
He probably knows exactly what you’re doing and won’t even tell you that he knows. He’ll go along with it for a time and maybe even turn it into a game with his own rules. But it won’t do anything to build trust.
Read How to Make a Gemini Man Jealous if you want to know more about that.
The point is, being straightforward, honest and open is the right way forward with your Gemini.
But if he’s the one playing games, you want to put a stop to them. I talk about exactly how that works in How to Play a Gemini Man at His Own Game.
8. Don’t let him get away with things.
OK, here’s where I say that even though you want to accept your Gemini for who he is, you don’t want to accept any behavior that oversteps boundaries or upsets you in any way.
He needs to be called out, or else he might keep crossing boundaries because that’s how the foundation for your interactions have been laid. Often, he just doesn’t realize the effect on you if you don’t speak up.
You can make a comment on the spot when he’s said or done something that bugs you, but don’t overemphasize it and drag it out. Let him know and then let it go.
Or, you can bring it up later, remaining calm and rational as you explain how you feel. He’ll be open to this method, and remember that he never wants to make you feel bad.
We covered a lot today, but it’s still the tip of the iceberg. Getting to know the Gemini man’s mind and emotions takes patience…and sometimes a little help.
You can find everything you need to know to understand him and show him that you’re the one for him in Gemini Man Secrets.