Dating a Taurus man is a stubborn yet sensual ride. They are charming, stable, and loyal, but they can also be possessive, materialistic, and set in their ways. If you want to gain the upper hand with this bull-headed guy, you’ll need to learn how to beat him at his own game.
By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly how to wrap that Taurus man around your little finger and have him following you around like a lovestruck puppy. The key is understanding how Taurus men think and using their weaknesses to your advantage.
Use His Stubbornness Against Him
If the Taurus man in your life is being stubborn and refusing to budge on an issue, you can use his own bullheadedness against him. Taurus men can be notoriously stubborn and set in their ways, so trying to reason with them logically may not work. Instead, employ some reverse psychology and stubbornness of your own.
Simply state your position clearly and firmly, then refuse to engage in any further discussion on the matter. The more you stand your ground and refuse to back down, the more intrigued and motivated the Taurus man will become to change your mind. His stubborn nature will kick in, and he will want to prove he is even more hard-headed than you.
Let him come to you with new compromises and solutions. By using his own stubborn streak against him, you can help motivate the Taurus man to find a middle ground both of you can be happy with.
Be The Boss
The next time you’re doing the dishes, leave some for him to finish. Say something like “I gotta run to the store real quick, think you could finish up here?” That way, it gives him the hint he should be helping out more without you having to directly tell him.
Then going forward, start leaving some chores for him to complete, like folding laundry that’s still in the basket or vacuuming a room you didn’t get to yet. Or when taking the trash out, “Oops, looks like it’s full!”.
Over time, that’ll have him thinking, “Am I pulling my weight around here?” without making him feel attacked. A relationship is a team effort, right? Gotta share the workload so you both feel appreciated.
Take Your Time
If he is taking too long to reply to your texts or messages, take your time in responding as well. Don’t immediately fire back a reply when you see his message. Wait a while before you reply, even if you see his message right away.
Wait several hours or even a full day before responding, showing him that you have a life of your own and are not anxiously awaiting his messages. This can be an effective way to get a Taurus man’s attention and make him realize his slow response time is causing a lack of communication between you two.
When you take your time to reply, you are mirroring his behavior and illustrating that his lack of prompt responses has an impact. If he truly wants to communicate more effectively with you, making him feel your absence may encourage him to reply more quickly going forward.
If a Taurus man’s behavior is making you uncomfortable, saying ‘no’ firmly yet compassionately can set the tone for healthier dynamics going forward.
One key area to practice saying ‘no’ is when he asks for more time or attention than you can comfortably give. While Taurus men crave stability and intimacy in a relationship, you also need space for yourself, your friends, and other priorities.
By responding with a loving but firm “no, I can’t,” or “no, I don’t feel for it today,” you’re modeling that you value yourself and your needs equally. This may feel uncomfortable at first, but over time, saying ‘no’ respectfully can help a Taurus man adjust to unrealistic expectations and appreciate your honesty. Say NO and beat him easily at his own game!
Taureans like things done their way and at their pace. So when he asks you to do something immediately, resist the urge to jump up and do it for him. Say something like “I’ll get to it later” or “I’ll think about it.
This may frustrate him at first, but it will show him that you are your own person and not just there to cater to his every whim. You have your own priorities and timing. By acting a bit lazy and slow to respond, you maintain your sense of independence and autonomy in the relationship. He is lazy, so why can’t you be lazy?
The Taurus man’s patience will eventually kick in, and he will learn that he cannot control or demand things from you. So next time he asks you to do something right away, take a breath and say you’ll get to it a bit later. This simple act of laziness can go a long way toward establishing a more equal dynamic in your relationship.
Make Him Jealous On Purpose
There’s no secret that Taurus men crave loyalty and stability. So, one way to get under his skin is by making him question how devoted you really are. Casually mention an attractive new co-worker or drop hints about a hot date you have lined up. Be vague on the details, but make it sound like this new person is really captivating your interest.
This will drive any Taurus mad with jealousy, even if he doesn’t show it outright. He’ll become more possessive and go out of his way to prove he’s the only one for you. Let him wine and dine you, lavishing you with affection. After a week or two of this royal treatment, confess that there was no actual competition for your affection. By then, he’ll be so hooked on keeping you all to himself that he’ll agree to whatever it takes to make you happy.
Using jealousy to manipulate someone is unethical, so only employ this tactic if you’re willing to commit to the relationship long-term. The Taurus man does not take betrayal lightly, so you’ll need to spend quality time reassuring him of your loyalty and devotion. Make it clear that he’s the only bull for you, and you were just testing his affections.