You’ve met a sexy Leo guy and you don’t want to come off as desperate.
You need to know how to play hard-to-get without pushing a Leo man away:
- DO make him work for it, as long as you make it clear that you want him to chase you
- Keep your own life as your top priority
- Don’t jump into the sack right away—build a connection first
Now, this isn’t to say you should play games—because that will straight up lose you your Leo man.
If you’re not sure how to walk the fine line you need to walk here, we suggest learning how the Leo man’s heart and mind work and what you should do in Leo Man Secrets.
Click the link above, or scroll on for our take on adding the right amount of mystery to get a Leo man chasing you.
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Do Leo Men Like When Women Play Hard-to-Get?
As fire signs, Leos are passionate, fiery and are always up for a challenge.
He wants a woman that he has to work for.
Leo men are prideful and would like to think that they can land a woman who gives them a run for their money.
However, even Leos have their limits.
If they feel they’re catching signals that you’re not going to reciprocate, they won’t allow themselves to be put in a position where they might be rejected.
In order to avoid accidentally giving off those signals, this is what you need to do.
Read next: How to Make a Leo Man Happy
How to Play Hard-to-Get Without Pushing a Leo Man Away
Show you’re interested—and then pull back a little
This works like a charm on Leo men.
You need to make it clear that you have a genuine interest in him, then turn your attention to something else completely.
How does this look in reality?
Well, let’s say you’ve met him at a bar. Get really intrigued in him in a one-on-one conversation. Ask lots of questions, like we talk about in How to Make a Leo Man Want You More.
Be flirty and make it obvious that you’re feeling him. Then—this is the important part—walk away.
Go talk to someone new. Make it clear that you don’t need the Leo man’s attention and you’re not actively pursuing it.
This works because you’re not just pretending to be completely unaffected by the Leo man. This would make him question why he would bother putting the effort in with someone who doesn’t care.
Instead, you’re putting it out there that he has a chance with you, but that he’s going to have to win your affection.
That is a potent aphrodisiac for a Leo man.
Invite him to chase you
There’s a thing you can do to make sure that he gets the message that he should be chasing after you.
And then let him do it.
Leos like honesty. They prefer when you’re straightforward, no BS. No games.
At the same time, they don’t want to be bored, ever.
So why not just tell your Leo interest straight up that you’re waiting for him to get the chase going?
If you haven’t done that and you haven’t yet had success getting him to pursue you, this is worth trying out because he:
- a) might not realize that you’re even into him like that, and
- b) is a sucker for hearing that you want him
Make the message loud and clear and throw out little teasers now and then via flirty text messages.
But do make him work for it.
Relationship Astrologer Anna Kovach offers great tips you would never even think of based on real-life interactions with Leo guys in Leo Man Secrets.
Prioritize your own schedule
Even though you really wouldn’t mind spending all your time talking and being with your Leo, remember that before he was in the picture you had a life.
You should still do the things you loved to do before he was involved and spend time with your loved ones.
Leo men aren’t fond of clingy people anyway, so you want to make sure you have your own life and don’t come off as too available.
You don’t have to purposely ignore his calls and messages, but if you’re busy doing what you love, you won’t really have time to be checking your phone constantly.
You’re not playing hard to get so much as finding a balance between your crush on him and your own life and freedom.
He’ll probably be wondering what you’re doing and will look forward to hearing from you as soon as you’re free.
Way to keep him on his toes.
Don’t hit the sheets too quickly
Although you may want to rip off each other’s clothes, do both of you the favor of really get to know one another.
Leo men love sex and have a very healthy sexual appetite.
But they have no problem waiting for a woman they find truly enchanting and want to get closer to.
You should definitely bring out the romance—kissing, cuddling and touching are on the table. But you want him to get really excited about the main event.
How long should you wait?
Well, that’s kind of up to you. There’s no magic formula.
But it should be when you feel really ready to share intimacy with him, for one thing. It should also be when you feel like you’ve established more than a purely sexual thing between the two of you.
Once his emotions are involved, the sex is going to be even more mind-blowing for him (and for you), so it’s well worth the wait.
If you want the lowdown on winning a Leo man’s heart, mind and soul, you need to read Leo Man Secrets.