What Your Man's 'Number' Says About Him (PHOTOS)

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Hey Baby, what’s your number?

No, not phone digits or notches on his bedpost. We’re talking numerology -- the study of the symbolism of numbers -- and you’d be surprised what you can learn about the guy you’re dating or married to with a little simple math!

"Numerology is a cut-to-the-chase tool that reveals your partner’s personality traits with unyielding accuracy,” says Felicia Bender, PhD, author of Redesign Your Life: Using Numerology to Create the Wildly Optimal You. "It’s an amazing way to gauge compatibility.”  

To find out your man’s Life Path number (which is similar to knowing his astrological sun sign), simply add all the digits of his birthdate until you get a single-digit number. So for example, if he was born on 11/19/1985, 1+1+1+9+1+9+8+5 = 35, and 3+5 = 8. He’s an 8!

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  • If He's a 1 ...


    He needs a cheerleader in life! He needs praise from a partner. Possible red flags: This guy can have a temper. He's often "in his head" and tends to choose partners who aren't his equal.

    "These guys like to be the leader of the pack," says Bender. "This is definitely your typical Alpha male."

  • If He's a 2 ...


    You can count on him! He's all about love and doesn't like conflict. Possible red flag: This guy can be co-dependent and a worrier. He is a champion micromanager if you allow it.

    "Looking for man who wears his heart on his sleeve?" says Bender. "Then a 2 is for you. He can be a real softy."

  • If He's a 3 ...


    He's passionate! This is a fun and communicative guy. He needs to be heard in a relationship and can be witty and dramatic. Possible red flag: This guy can be married to his projects rather than another person. He can also battle depression.

    "'Make 'em laugh' could be his motto," says Bender. "This guy’s fun and can be a great communicator."

  • If He's a 4 ...


    He'll give you security! This guy is very direct and needs respect and acknowledgment for taking good care of you. Possible red flag: This guy's a rule follower, can provoke arguments, and needs things neat and tidy.

    "These guys are the salt of the earth," says Bender. "This is definitely a keeper if you want a solid home-focused guy."

  • If He's a 5 ...


    He's the life of the party! If you're out for a good time, this is the guy. He's fun and adventurous. Possible red flag: This guy needs his space and freedom. He's not likely to commit early on in life yet is fiercely loyal to a partner later on.

    "He's a 'wild-and-crazy guy,'" says Bender. "He's super fun yet not usually seeking the white picket fence early in life."

  • If He's a 6 ...


    Love and marriage are likely on his radar. This guy is attractive, a visionary, and family-oriented. Possible red flag: This guy can idealize his partner at first and then become disappointed when reality sets in. He can be a perfectionist and self-righteous.

    "If you want a marriage partner who would be a ready, willing, and able parent, this is usually the one," says Bender. "The 6 is all about home and family."

  • If He's a 7 ...


    He's a seeker. He needs a spiritual base to his life or he's lost. He's really attractive because he has that air of mystery about him. Possible red flag: This guy needs some isolated time alone. He's very intuitive and also highly analytical. He can have issues with trust.

    "Can you say 'smoldering mystery'?" says Bender. "He can be an intellectual geek or a mystic -- always enticing."

  • If He's an 8 ...


    He's completely focused on money in one way or another. Image is important to him, so he'll want you to fit that role. He's intense and often intensely charming. Possible red flag: This guy is fairly blunt and opinionated. He's all about achievement and can be a workaholic.

    "If you're a 'material girl,' this one's for you," says Bender. "He's a force to be reckoned with."

  • If He's a 9 ...


    He's a humanitarian. He has tons of charisma and is a hopeless romantic. Possible red flag: This guy has a hard time asking for help and can have some heavy family issues.

    "Looking for Mr. Romance?" says Bender. "This one's a giver."