Aries Man: Traits, Love, and More

Astrology dice showing the symbols for Aries man on an astrology chart.

The Aries man truly is a Ram in many respects. He attacks each day head-first and he doesn’t stop ramming away until he’s ready to move on to the next mission. Over the years, you’ve probably heard and even read a lot about the “typical” Aries man traits, what it’s like dating an Aries man… basically everything you think you need to know in articles in horoscopes all about the Aries man. Astrology Answers is here to provide some new insight into the Aries zodiac sign and what it’s like being a man born as a ram. You’ll find five different looks at Aries men characteristics that will help you dig deeper as you read your daily Aries horoscope going forward.

The Aries Man Personality – A General Overview

The Aries traits are strong in a male. An Aries man is a hard charger, as the ram implies. He is tough, masculine and not afraid to ruffle some feathers as he pursues what he wants. This relentlessness often leads to success on several fronts in life, but it can also lead to hard feelings and interpersonal problems with those who get in the Aries man’s way. He is supremely confident in himself, is proud of his physical look even if an objective observer would think he could use a little work in that regard, and he’s not afraid to tell you what he wants. One would think that, given these Aries personality traits, a male ram is anything but complicated.

That notion is generally incorrect. The Aries man has a soft side underneath that unapologetic exterior. One would think that the Aries man sees certain things like sensitivity and tenderness as negative traits, but he does not. An Aries man is intensely loyal, and will do just about anything for someone he loves. He is “there” for people when they need someone, and he will see things through before he concludes that the problem is solved. Once you get to know an Aries male, you realize that he’s as loving and caring as anyone you’ll encounter. It just takes a bit of time to get to that place.

The Aries Man in Love – Dating an Aries Man

If you meet an Aries man and he’s interested in you, it’s not going to be a mystery. He’ll let you know directly, and that’s how things generally go with Aries men in relationships should things go that far for you. He will make the first move. Usually, he will be so honest with you about his current love life that it may almost be uncomfortable, and you’ll just have to decide for yourself if this is the type of relationship that you want. It won’t be complicated.

When an Aries man is in love, he’ll go that extra mile for you much like he would when anyone he cares about needs him. He’ll be loyal, he’ll be forthright, and he’ll never leave you guessing as to what he wants or where things stand. This sign is consistent across both genders, as dating an Aries woman is largely the same experience. If you like someone who is direct, doesn’t play games, and true companionship, you’ll do well with an Aries man.

As far as the potential for an Aries man’s negative traits to show forth, you may get your heart broken at some point, but for the most part, an Aries is not looking to do that on purpose. He may also need a lot of attention and you need to be ready to truly give up yourself, as that’s what he’s going to expect. If things aren’t going well, yes, you’ll know where you stand, but you may also wind up dealing with moodiness more often than you’d like. If you’re a Leo or a Sagittarius, you may be a good fit for an Aries man.

The Aries Man at Home – Family Life

As mentioned, an Aries man is consistent. As a spouse, he will have a hearty appetite for intimacy. He will always be loyal to you and intensely support you in whatever it is that you set out to do. He will expect loyalty in return, however, and he may not deal all that well with constructive criticism, as Aries men tend to be sure of their own opinions.

In turn, the Aries man will expect perhaps more of you than what he delivers himself. He demands the utmost in loyalty and in morality overall. He will expect regular if not constant intimacy, and he will let you know if he doesn’t think you’re delivering on that side of things. He will also expect to see everything clearly, as the Aries man does not have a lot of patience for nuance or in dealing with gray areas.

When it comes to being a father, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than an Aries man. He will dedicate himself completely to his children. He will make sure that his responsibilities are taken care of no matter what obstacles he encounters, and he will spoil your kids to the point where they never have any doubt about their father’s love and loyalty. The Aries father will do everything to the max, as is his nature. He’ll handle the logistics that pop up, he’ll take the time to play with his children and he will be generous almost to a fault. He will also be intensely protective, so you won’t have to worry about anything being overlooked or handled halfway if one of your children encounters a problem.

The Aries Man in Friendships – He Steps Up

By now it should be clear that an Aries man doesn’t do anything less than full throttle. That certainly holds true when it comes to friendships. The Aries man will fill his friends with energy and positivity, and he’ll be the one people call when they want to go blow off some steam. If you’re feeling down in the dumps, your Aries friend will stand on his head to bring out of your slump.

Of course, the Aries male will also demand a lot of his friends in return. It may even seem at times as though he’s being a bit self-centered, as it’s common for others to believe that everything is all about the Aries man. When the chips are down though and a situation is intense, your Aries male friend will stick with you through thick and thin and make sure that you arrive on the other side of a situation in as strong a position as possible. You’re getting a good, strong friend with an Aries.

The Aries Man and Careers – No Second Place

The Aries man isn’t interested in settling into some middle management position. His working life is about much more than a paycheck. He wants fulfillment, and his appetite for advancement and accomplishment is as insatiable as any other of his internal needs and priorities. He is constantly charging forward, constantly taking over situations and always looking to get ahead. This can leave some people feeling stepped on, but the Aries male isn’t thinking about that specifically – he’s worried about his own progress.

Generally, Aries males make good entrepreneurs, C-level managers and working in professions where they get to put their heroism on display. A lot of Aries men are first responders and doctors, as nothing gets them going more than the opportunity to save someone’s life or well-being. An Aries man is not going to always come off as a great teammate, as his intense belief in himself is going to have him thinking that his ideas are better than anyone else’s, but he will also be loyal to those that he respects.

All in all, an Aries man is driven, accomplished, loyal, fun and ready to help those he cares about. He can also be demanding, self-centered at times and even tend to move from one thing to the next with little or no notice. You almost always know what you’re getting with an Aries man in any setting, and that’s almost always a good thing for those who have such a person in their lives.