Meet the Parents: Mom

Meet the Parents: Mom

Look up mom's zodiac sign before you bring your date home! Staff

What does Mom want? For you to be happy! So she's sure to start sizing up your date from the get-go. All of her sensors will be out to determine whether this new person is good enough for her wonderful daughter or son.

To help your date make a great first impression, run a Romantic Compatibility report to make sure you're meant to be. Then take a look at your mom's Sun sign and follow these tips on how to win her over.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

This take-charge mom has pushed herself (and you?) all of her life. She knows what she wants and what you should want, too. Tell your date to be careful not to get sucked into competition with her. As long as she isn't crossed, you can count on this mom to bring a lively spark of energy to any gathering.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Because your mom loves luxury, you've probably enjoyed a stable and comfortable home life. She's patient and tolerant most of the time, but if you push her too far, watch out! Forewarn your date to let your mom have her way if she starts digging in her heels. And if you know of any topics to avoid, don't forget to mention those.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Forever young, your mom may look like she's the same generation as your date -- and act like it too. Geminis never really grow up, which makes them a lot of fun. Prepare your date for a lot of fast-paced chatter. If a shopping trip to a mall or market is a possibility, your mom really shines during this type of outing.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Since this sign rules motherhood, Cancers make some of the most nurturing moms. You probably enjoyed tender loving care growing up, while resenting her over-protectiveness from time to time. Don't be surprised if she tries to mother your date as well. Just play into it and you'll have a comfy, cozy time together.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Charismatic, warm, generous ... that's your Leo mom. Your best strategy is to put her on a pedestal and let her be the center of attention. You and your date could be in for a trip down memory lane: Mom loves dragging out baby pictures and bragging about your achievements.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

This common sense mom wants a perfect life for her children, so she'll immediately start cross-examining your date to find out if he or she makes the grade. Then she'll boss both of you around. Tell your date to just smile and do what your mom says -- it's usually good advice anyway.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Your mom is a social charmer, so expect a smooth landing for you and your date. Since she's a big fan of love and romance, she's likely to ask questions about the depth of your involvement. Agree beforehand on how much you want to reveal.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your mom's strong personality can make her seem a bit stern at times, so warn your date not to be intimidated. If Mom has control-freak tendencies, your date needs a heads-up on that too. For encouragement, explain how once your mom's heart is won, she'll remain loyal and supportive forever.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

It's not always easy to find a time to get together with this on-the-go mom. Try joining her for one of her many activities. Or plan a weekend getaway with her. She'll be delighted to have someone new along on whatever adventure you cook up.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

Your mom loves family traditions, so invite your date home for the holidays. Caps can be emotionally distant at first, so don't expect her to gush or fuss ... but she will be properly welcoming and hospitable. Tell your date to try professional goals as a conversation starter and all will be well.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

You've got a funky, unpredictable mom. Let your date know that she can be a bit of an eccentric at times. Friendships are important to her, so she's always happy to meet someone new. Topics like saving the world will spark her interest and keep the conversation lively.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)

This is the most psychic mom of the zodiac. She will use her intuitive powers to determine if your date is right for you ... but she's not judgmental and has an understanding heart, so tell your date to feel free to open up emotionally. Sharing hopes and dreams is always a good conversation starter with her.

Get more insight about your date with a Romantic Compatibility report »