How Does A Virgo Show Love In Relationships?

So, you've fallen for a Virgo and can't seem to get them off your mind. Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. Although the internet might have you believe that this earth sign is difficult to please, the truth is that Virgos are very romantic. "Once they've accepted a love as true and ideal, the purity of their own concept of the relationship reigns supreme over all the pieces of legal paper in the world," writes astrologer Linda Goodman in her book "Sun Signs." "[Virgo] is the one sign in the zodiac that can be deadly practical and divinely romantic at the same time."

Of course, that's only if you can meet their requirements. Virgos tend to hold themselves to very high standards and won't compromise their boundaries in the name of love. They're willing to hold out for that once-in-a-lifetime love. As the relationship experts at Bumble explain it, Virgos are usually best suited with other earth signs and water signs and are least compatible with mutable signs (Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo). However, while you may have an upper hand in wooing a Virgo if your signs align, relationships can work between any two signs. So, how can you tell if the Virgo in your life is sending you the right vibes, and how do Virgos express their love once they're committed?

Virgos are slow to express their affections

Relationships can be tricky for Virgos for many reasons. For starters, Virgos are often very slow to fall in love. This independent earth sign has a hard time letting others into their space without first earning their trust. However, once they open up their affectionate sides come out to play. "Virgos have some of the purest hearts in the zodiac. To their core, they have a deep desire to be helpful to and to be of service to their fellow humans. It fills them up in an internal sense of purpose," astrology app NUiT shared on Twitter. Virgo doesn't commit to just anyone, however, so it will take some time to earn their trust.

The best way to woo a Virgo is to get to know them very personally. Unlike some signs of love, they enjoy flirtatious games, making others jealous, and playing the field; after all, Virgos prefer direct communication and communicated expectations in their love life. "Virgos are incredibly devoted partners. They are loyal, helpful, and suckers for the little things. [Virgo's] love language is more hands-on and practical than romantic," astrologer Valerie Mesa tells Women's Health. Virgos often show their love through acts of service, so they are very giving in relationships. Reciprocating that energy is a surefire way to show them you're ready to get serious and learn the intricacies of their personality in a way nobody else has.

Virgos will be honest with you, even when it's hard

For a Virgo, dating and relationships can be difficult because of their overly critical and nit-picky nature. However, investing time and attention into another person is one of their love languages. "When in love, Virgo pays attention to the other's details and finds ways to assist in their partner's improvement," astrologer Heather Renae Horton tells Bustle. "Virgo knows they've fallen for someone when they use their critical eye to help improve their significant other." Not only that, earth sign relationships are built to last. as an earth sign, they are incredibly loyal and won't run at the first sign of conflict. This sensible and sensual sign sees commitment as a long–lasting endeavor, and they're willing to put in the work to make it last.

Dating or dealing with a Virgo is all about matching energy and if they don't feel your effort matches, they'll check out emotionally of the relationship. As Co—Star Astrology explains it, Virgos need to feel like they're being useful in order to feel content where they are in life. Whether at work or in a relationship, they feel the most fulfilled when they are contributing to something bigger than themselves. This means being honest with their partner when they aren't doing their best and expecting their partner to give them the same feedback. Though it may come off more harsh than helpful at times, it's important to understand their constructive criticism comes from a place of love and caring.

Virgos will always have your back

People born under the sign of Virgo are solid and reliable in their relationships. Connecting with others and keeping communication open is very important for Virgo — and it's key to a happy relationship. However, they can be a bit guarded at first before the bonds of loyalty have truly been formed. "Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo placements aren't scared of love. They are just scared of getting their loyalty taken for granted again," astrologer Syd Divine shared on Twitter. So, if you find that it's hard to get the Virgo in your life to fully let go of control, don't worry. Quality time and intimacy will help this with time.

And though it may seem extreme to describe Virgo love as fierce, it's important not to underestimate the steadfast loyalty and deep devotion that comes along with being an earth sign. Linda Goodman says it best in her chapter about Virgo in "Sun Signs," writing, "There's a white hot heat to Virgo love, once it's ignited, that can put the passions of other Sun signs to shame by its very intensity and singleness in purpose. Igniting it may take some time, however." After all, even the brightest comets that burn through the night sky and the most explosive volcanoes on the planet are made of solid earth. Virgos in love are devoted, loyal, and excellent communicators, but dating them can feel like a very slow-moving process, so you better be in it for the long run.