How Does A Libra Show Love In Relationships?

Looking to the stars for a potential partner? If so, you've probably already crossed paths with the most notorious flirt of them all. Born under Venus, the planet of romance and love, Libra is the sign of the lovers and, as such, makes for one passionate and romantic partner. It's no secret that Libra is the lover of the zodiac, thanks to their tendency to look for the beautiful and positive in people and life. And although they find their best matches with fellow air signs Gemini and Aquarius, as well as feisty fire signs like Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, this flirtatious sign can find something in common with just about anyone (via HypeBae).

From a very young age, those born under the sign of Libra will be enthralled with all things love and romance. You can expect them to be loyal and truthful with you, which is the bedrock for any successful relationship. Not only that, they know how to deliver the passion as well. "The word love is practically synonymous with the word Libra. Libra invented romance and refined it to an art with even more finesse than Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus which is saying a lot," writes astrologer Linda Goodman in her book "Sun Signs." And though you might think you know everything you need to know about Libra — there's a lot to learn about how this sign approaches dating and love.

Libras don't have a type – but they are choosey

Sociable, bubbly, and fun–loving, Libra can see the beauty in any partnership. They're less concerned with appearances and more interested in getting to know who people are beneath the surface. Libra likes to enjoy a rich, generous love life full of excitement and entertainment. And for them, the company they have along for the ride is more important than the adventure itself. "At the end of the day, Libras are charming peacemakers who love love, and love giving love to everyone in their lives," author and astrologer Syd Robinson tells TODAY. When they find one, they make them the center of their lives and social circle, putting their partner at the very top of their priority list.

Of course, that's only if you can capture their attention for more than a passing moment. Although these romantic folks love to date around, they're very particular about who they put a label on things with. They like to stay on the move, and you'll need to make an impression to really turn their head. While Venus-ruled Libras love romance, they're unlikely to rush into something. Instead, they will weigh the pros and cons of any partnership, often thinking years into the future, before deciding how serious they want to get with a potential partner (via Horoscope). If you are dating a Libra, you will be dating them long-term.

Libras go out of their way to spoil their partner

Don't pursue a relationship with a Libra unless you're in it for the long haul. Of all the signs of the zodiac, Libra understands what it takes to make a relationship work. And despite their reputation of being more practical than impulsive, Libras love to play the role of the hopeless romantic. As astrologer Liz Greene explains it in her book "Astrology for Lovers," Libra has a reputation for extravagance and they earn it. They're very open-hearted with their money and are never cheap or stingy when it comes to spoiling both themselves and their loved ones with pleasure, luxury, and indulgence.

For all they give in a relationship, they expect a great deal back in return. There must be an element of gratitude between partners for Libra to feel emotionally fulfilled. Libras are ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and desire, so the key to seducing one is to prove your undying loyalty and love. There is a deep need for reassurance that lies deep within their heart. However, unlike moody water signs who might throw a fit if they feel ignored, or feisty fire signs that will pick a fight, Libra tends to take a more subtle approach. "It is hard to know where the line is with Libra because they will not tell you — they do not even know themselves. It needs to feel right and natural, not forced, and full of work", astrologer Desiree Roby Antila tells StyleCaster. In fact, if a Libra begins to feel unappreciated or undervalued, they'll start pulling back their effort and put their energy somewhere else in their life.

Libras are loving but they need their space

While Libras love spending time with people, they also need their own social life to be happy in the long run. Especially in a romantic partnership, it's important for Libra to have some flexibility and freedom, so don't find yourself offended if they admit they need a bit of space. So, it's important to regularly check in with your Libra partner to see if they're feeling good about how things are going. If they are restricted in their relationship, it can cause some serious resentment. "When Libras are in an imbalanced relationship, they struggle to assert themselves because they're worried about rocking the boat even further," astrologer Ryan Marquardt tells POPSUGAR.

While Libras love to be in love, don't expect them to hang all over you 24/7. A Libra will need space and freedom to be who they are at any given moment. Ultimately, living with and falling in love with a Libra is about finding harmony with one another in your shared life. Libra is an air sign, which explains why they value intelligence and independence above all else in a partner. They fell in love with the fierce and independent person you are, and their favorite part of romance is watching their partner blossom into the best version of themselves (via Bumble). Your Libra lover doesn't want you to change once things get serious; in fact, that would break their heart.