Who hasn’t had a crush on a determined and alluring Scorpio? Scorpios (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) have fearless energy, unsuspecting ways and are intuitive and experts at building deep intimate relationships. The Scorpio zodiac sign is complex and not for the fragile hearts. Whether moody or going hard for the ones they love, there is something about Scorpios that makes them worth the potential sting.

If you want to experience Scorpio romance, there are a few things to note.

Scorpios Know What They Want

There is simply no fooling or stopping a Scorpio when they’ve set their eyes on their undisputed prize. Since Scorpio is a water sign, alongside Cancer and Pisces, this sign is known for being in tune with their emotions and extremely intense. Water signs in general are known for feeling deeply, honing in on raw emotions, and for being sentimental. Scorpios embody this fully and as a fixed sign, they’re extremely unmoving about what they sense. That’s to say, if a Scorpio wants you, they won’t ignore their feelings and desires. They’re not at all known for their passive behavior and so they will boldly or directly let you know where they’re at.

No Room for Fake Deep

Typically, Scorpio sun signs aren’t afraid of having deep and uncomfortable conversations. They dive into the depths of what dreams can mean, the complexity of the supernatural and even their own desires and purpose. Scorpios are ruled by Pluto, which governs destruction and transformation. If you know Scorpio, you know the Scorpio tendency to go through multiple ‘deaths’ and ‘rebirths’ in the way they show up in the world.

The sphinx rising from the ashes is a typical symbol for the Scorpio zodiac sign and it sums up how imagination and personal development are imperative for this sign’s personal and spiritual wellbeing. Being with your Scorpio crush will mean embracing their need for alone time, renewal, and time to process. Bonus points if you can be supportive rather than blasé — Scorpios can detect disingenuous support, so make sure it comes from the heart.

Scorpio Zodiac Signs in Love

When a Scorpio is in love, they go slightly overboard. While they may be a little suspicious and secretive at first, this doesn’t last long once they decide they trust you. Scorpios are incredibly giving (sometimes to the point of being self-sacrificing) and once they’re in love, they give their chosen person all the attention in the world. If not careful, this may translate as possessiveness or obsession, two traits that all-loving Scorpios can overdo. As long as Scorpio learns to maintain a healthy balance of being in love with being consumed by it, their love can be unmatched.

Loyalty or Nothing

Scorpios are incredibly loyal. For Scorpios, there is nothing greater than a trustworthy partner or friend and sometimes, they hold onto memories of those who hurt them to protect themselves from future disloyal behavior. They live extremely internal lives and don’t often confide or share with many people for this reason. Notice that your Scorpio crush prefers to have a small circle of friends rather than huge groups? That’s a typically Scorpion trait. They’re the best in the zodiac for keeping a low profile and carefully selecting their friends. While neighbor sign, Libra, is the socialite of the zodiac, and neighboring Sagittarius is the dependable life-of-the-party, Scorpio is nestled between the two as the observer with the rich inner life. In relationships, Scorpio prefers to observe and be 100% certain of loyalty before committing.

The Sexiest Zodiac Sign

It’d be remiss to not speak on the signature sexy energy of a Scorpio. Sexy, sultry, seductive — Scorpios know what they’re doing. They tend to be drawn to those who aren’t afraid of this either. Talking openly about sex and pleasure is super important for your Scorpio crush. Craving a tactile, zero-judgment, and highly exciting physical relationship is non-negotiable for Scorpio folks. Attracting a Scorpio is all about believing in your own sexiness as well as being enamored by theirs.