The time for summer love is ON. If you’re feeling so inspired and have a date or two lined up, reinforce your plans with some extra guidance from the stars. For one thing, the more you know about a person’s real personality (not just the one they show on social media), the better prepared you can be for a first date. Find out your date’s astrological sign, then decide how to set the stage for connection. Better yet, find out their sun sign too, which determines the essence of our personality, which influences where we want to be, what activities we might enjoy doing and how we connect with others. Let the stars guide you on that first date, no matter what your sign.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Get competitive at a gaming bar like Tilt, Nightowl or Track & Field where you can banter and play and get a little physical. Passionate Aries, your sign loves nothing more than an opportunity to compete and express yourself through action. Find out on early on if your date can handle the heat.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Grab some takeout and see an outdoor movie in Christie Pits park (if you’re not in the West end, there are lots of other options for outdoor cinema in the city). You’re at your best when grounded, Taurus. If it’s outdoors, even better. Plant yourself under a sumptuous summer sky and let the night lead you where it will.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Stroll around Kensington Market on a Pedestrian Sunday. Kensington is one of the city’s most vibrant hoods, and there’s enough variety here to keep a Gemini stimulated. Get some doubles. An afternoon beer at Thirsty and Miserable. Get your palm read. Watch some magic tricks. Even if your date is boring, you won’t be bored.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You’re a big time culture vulture, Cancer, and ideally, your date is too. Go somewhere you can indulge your artistic sides, like a Harbourfront Festival or Shakespeare in the Park. Wrap yourself (and your tall can) in a blanket and let yourself be romanced.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Get a cocktail or try a funky new food trend at a buzzy new place like Assembly Chef’s Hall or Convenience Store Bar — somewhere you can see and be seen, and talk about life, love, the universe, etc. etc. You’re an entertainer at heart Leo, so go where the stage is already set for you to be your bright, magnetic self.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Kill two birds with one stone and get a workout in and a date in at Soul Cycle or yoga class at a studio you’ve been meaning to try. No lazy date will get a pass from you, plus you’ll likely want someone who shares your active (physical and mental) lifestyle. Get to know each other over smoothies and that post-workout endorphins flush.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Beauty-loving Libra, you’ll feel right at home in a sip and paint spot like Paint Cabin or Paint Lounge or a life drawing class, where your social-butterfly-magnetism can shine. You have no problem owning the room, so be somewhere where you’ll want to!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You definitely appreciate a hint of danger in life, Scorpio. Explore one of the city’s haunted buildings for a brush with the unknown, like University College at UofT or Old Finch Bridge. For a slightly less ghoulish encounter, check out a throwback horror film at the Royal Cinema or the Revue Cinema.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You’re a traveller at heart and you live to feel the wind in your hair. Get your heart pumping and your blood flowing on the GO-Karts at Polson Pier. Or reach new heights on the ferris wheel at a fun fair and witness those breathtaking city views. Stoke your sense of adventure in your home city.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Put your champion planning skills to good use and take a day trip to the Scarborough Bluffs where you can experience Toronto summer at the height of its beauty. There are parks, trails, and beachy areas from Victoria Park Avenue to Rouge River where you can get sweeping views of the coastline cliffs.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
You thrive in intellectual spaces, eccentric Aquarius, so definitely do something idea-stimulating on your first date — the mind is the biggest erogenous zone, after all. Hit a board game cafe like Bampot Bohemian House of Tea and Board Games or a themed trivia night like The Questionnaires Present: Trivia at Dundas Video.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Soulful Pisces, you have no interest in skimming the surface, even on a first date. Get to know each other on a waterfront stroll around the Beaches Boardwalk, or Cherry Beach during off-hours, where it’s just you, mama earth, and your new flame. Though, as the zodiac’s most intuitive sign, you’ll likely know before you even get on the streetcar if it’ll work or not.
Want some more guidance from the stars for your summer dating plans? Check out your 2018 summer love horoscope.