Virgos (born August 23 - September 22) come across as a little shy and reserved at first but once you get to know them, they can actually be very impressionable personalities. They’re spontaneous, witty, and intelligent and their need for perfection makes them quite a catch when it comes to romantic relationships.

If you’ve got your eyes set on a Virgo you’d like to pursue, then here are a couple of typical Virgo traits you should know about…

1. Straightforward and practical with zero tolerance for nonsense
 

1. Straightforward and practical with zero tolerance for nonsense

Virgos are a practical and straightforward with zero tolerance for faff or unnecessary flamboyance. When it comes to relationships, they hate mind games and withholding of emotions. It drives them nuts to make assumptions and would much rather have you be straight with them. While pursuing a Virgo, always remember communication is key. Make sure they know you have feelings for them before they walk away deeming the whole thing to be a waste of time and effort.

2. Loyal to a fault but are not to be taken for granted

Virgos are fiercely loyal and tend to put in their all once they've made a commitment. However, they also don't appreciate being used or taken for granted and will promptly hand you a one way ticket out of their lives if they find a lack of reciprocation. They simply don't believe in bad investments, relationship or otherwise.

3. Ambitious and hardworking go-getters
 

3. Ambitious and hardworking go-getters

Virgos are down-to-earth, driven and ambitious individuals with a strong a work ethic. They work hard at everything - their careers, their relationships and even their hobbies. They believe everything is a competition and they have to be the best, or why do it at all! When in a relationship with a Virgo, you need to try and match their enthusiasm…at least in the things that matter. When it comes to their partners, Virgos are rarely attracted to bimbos and braggarts. They look for someone who is driven, intelligent, mature and can hold their own. The best way to a Virgo’s heart is to earn their respect.

4. Sentimental but emotionally cautious and reserved

Virgos are sensitive and sentimental creatures but they try not to make it very evident. In fact, they’re particularly good at keeping their feelings bottled up and prefer to hide their emotions. They don’t open up or get attached too soon and prefer to tread slowly and carefully. Their naturally cautious persona compels them to first test the waters before diving right in. It usually takes them a while to fall in love, but once they do, they’re in it for the long haul. When in a relationship, make sure to be patient with your Virgo. Be affectionate but don't smother them with warm and fuzzies too soon or you might just scare them away.

5. Family always comes first
 

5. Family always comes first

As far as family oriented zodiacs go, Virgos are right up there. They treasure spending quality time at home and no matter the circumstances, family is always at the top of their priority list. Moreover, Virgos prefer quieter ambiences to loud, crowded places which makes family outings much more appealing to them than a wild night out with friends. If you’re in a relationship with a Virgo, this quality makes them great potential partners. So if things are serious, your Virgo is going to shower you with a lot of time and attention.

6. Harsh critics with utmost attention to detail

Virgos are perfectionists and have a hawk’s eye when it comes to spotting the slightest of errors. Because they notice every little detail, they often come across as trying to be a know-it-all. And not only do they spot the errors, they’re also extremely vocal and intensely critical while pointing them out. Virgos are also the most self-critical of the zodiac. They take great pride in their diverse knowledge of things and tend to be very hard on themselves if they fail at a task. When in a relationship, it can be a bit of a challenge to put up with their ridiculously high standards. As a partner, this is where you need to go the extra mile to support your Virgo when they’re being self-critical and remind them that they're only human too!

7. Dire need for personal space
 

7. Dire need for personal space

Despite the occasional socialising, there’s a bit of a loner in every Virgo. They are fiercely independent and treasure some alone time every now and then. When in a relationship, as a partner, it’s imperative for you to understand that Virgos need to maintain an equal balance between their time with you, their family, their friends and their time alone. This can often lead to disastrous time management issues… but it’s a burden you simply have to bear. At the same time, make sure to not be too clingy or needy because that'll only push them further away. Just be patient and give your Virgo the freedom to do their own thing. We promise they’ll appreciate it!

8. Knowledgable and fierce debaters

Virgos are usually highly intelligent and knowledgable and admire this quality in their partners as well. However, when questioned or challenged, they can suddenly become quite fiery. Even in a relationship, Virgos always think things through and in case of a debate or argument, they’re rarely on the losing end. They usually don't make a case unless they’re sure so if you’re going to go up against em’ make sure to have your facts right because your Virgo is going to come at you with all guns blazing.

Cherish your Virgo partner and they’ll cherish you right back. They rarely believe in second chances so don't ever give them a reason to mistrust you. Keep all of the above in mind and it should be smooth sailing for you and your Virgo.

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