If your bae was born between April 20 and May 20, they're a Taurus, and it's not at all hard to fall head over heels for the sensual earth sign. Here are 10 things that make dating a Taurus particularly ~delightful~, no matter what sign you are.
1. They're grounded.
If you want someone who's pretty much unfailingly down-to-earth, practical, and reliable, you want a Taurus.
2. They're sensual AF.
Your Taurus is all about the foreplay and the postcoital spooning. They'll kiss your neck and surprise you with a sentimental gift. But since they're kinda wired to be traditional and often fine just sticking to a tried-and-true routine, they may run the risk of falling into sex ruts. You may have to be cool with nudging them to shake things up from time to time.
3. They have an appreciation for art.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of not just romance but creativity, so someone born under this sign has an appreciation for all the beautiful things—art, music, dance, etc. Oh, and don't be surprised if they're surprisingly psyched about something like watching HGTV or going to a history museum.
4. They're homebodies.
Of course they'd adore dining out at a fancy restaurant with you (that whole sensual thing goes hand-in-hand with sumptuous food, after all), but their favorite place, hands down, is home. They're all about the pillows and candles and lounge-y spaces that make their space feel tranquil, serene, and cozy. They pretty much invented Netflix and chill.
5. They're in no rush at all.
Hope you like your date nights, your decision-making, and your bang sessions to play out nice 'n' slow. A true Taurus will take their time with everything (even when it comes to their temper—they're known for remaining calm for a really long time before they lose their shit).
6. They struggle to go with the flow.
Within each element—earth, air, fire, water — there's a sign that's considered "fixed," or innately stuck in their ways—and Taurus is the fixed sign of the earth squad. This means they tend to be steadfast and likely won't bail on a date at a moment's notice. But they're also not all that adaptable. Booked a trip to Hong Kong but suddenly want to shift gears and go to the beach? You may need to be prepared for friction if you divert from what they thought was The Game Plan.
7. They're up for a challenge, especially if pays off.
You can count on a Taurus to be naturally competitive. They'll apply for that prestigious job or make a point to play their favorite sport in their free time. Just don't count on them being all about game night, 'cause they're just not really interested in competing simply for the sake of competing and to be declared the winner (like Aries). It's more that they're going to do something daring in order to be seen as successful—or to make good money.
8. Their sense of humor is kind of immature, but they make it look cute.
A subtle or satirical joke isn't really a Taurus' thing, but they'll probably lose their damn mind over YouTube videos of people randomly faceplanting. They're really just kinda silly and playful, which can be endearing.
9. They feel more balanced when they spend time out in nature.
For some, it's only for a little bit (before heading back to the couch, see no. 4), maybe just to walk the dog or grab lunch from that place around the corner. Others may like to plan outdoor activities (like a round of golf or a hike) to get into their tranquil zone.
10. They're traditionalists.
They may insist on paying on your first date, hold the door for you, buy you roses, and make a big deal out of anniversaries. If you're all about old-school romance, you'll be in heaven.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.