Those born in between 23rd August and 23rd September carry the zodiac sign of the Virgo or the Virgin. Perfectionism is both the boon and bane of people born under this sign and naturally it informs their personal relationships as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dating a Virgo.
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A Virgo man is legendary for his pursuit of perfectionism. There is nothing shoddy or half-hearted about what he does. A believer in the maxim that what is worth doing is worth doing well, he is often exacting and uncompromising in his high standards. The best way that this will affect his love life will be a whole-hearted involvement in his partner and what makes her happy. While going out with this guy, you can be sure that he has done his homework. In other words he will take you to a restaurant which he personally knows has the best service, order the tastiest of cuisines and choose the finest of wines.
The flip side of this perfectionism is that he will demand the same level of excellence from you. The very search for the optimum which ensured that he bought the most perfect of gifts for your birthday is likely to point out if your ikebana arrangement is less than flattering or the pie charts in your boardroom presentation slightly less than accurate. Having said that, it needs to be emphasized that this critical streak in a Virgo is never for selfish reasons – it is most often to help others be the best they can. If he does point out a lack of seasoning in you Bolognaise sauce, it is not because he is fond of spicy food himself, but because he does not want your lovingly-cooked holiday dinner to be a disaster.
The meticulous attention to detail that a Virgo is famous for is likely to inform your love life as well. A Virgo lover may pore long and deep into the dynamics of your relationship and think for ways to improve what is already there, which if you are lucky would also mean how to make you happy. This is particularly welcome in a guy since men are notorious for sticking to the superficials in a relationship. However don’t freak out if you find your Virgo boyfriend obsessing about some aspect of your love life since it is in his fastidious nature to read too much in between the lines.
One of the most pleasing aspects of a Virgo man is his modest and sedate temperament, as befitting one who carries the sign of the Virgin. For one who has perhaps survived the megalomania of a Leo or the bossiness of a Taurus, it is a relief to bask in the soothing rays of a moderate and temperate Virgo nature. At the same time, he may be quite surprisingly insecure inside and so you may need to assure him of your love and fidelity from time to time.
A Virgo loves to please and this is a delight coming from men who have been genetically wired, as it were, to believe that they are the dominant species. If dating a Virgo you will be thrilled to find that he will go an extra mile to get you the exact seats you wanted at a concert or the very shade of blue that you wanted in a scarf so that it can go with your new skirt. This willingness to please and help others is what makes a Virgo excel in situations that demand teamwork. Trust a Virgo with a job and you know he will not only get it done but also get it right the first time. A Virgo takes his tasks very seriously and has a high sense of responsibility. This trait coupled with his innate industrious and hardworking nature, makes him the one person to invest with matters of the greatest importance. Which, to come to think of it, is not such a bad thing if you want to show him off to your successful family.
If you rate practicality higher than sentiment even in matters of love, then a Virgo is definitely the man for you. Despite their inward and pedantic nature, a Virgo is realistic and practical. While he may not write volumes of poetry praising the arch of your left foot, he will make sure that you have the most comfortable rooms in your vacation suite with exactly the right view of the ocean. This is because a Virgo man is down to earth and even as a lover he is interested in those actions that end in tangible results. So when he talks about a plan, you can be sure that his words will be followed by action, unlike a Gemini who is more likely to talk just for the thrill of hearing his own voice.
Multi-tasking comes naturally to all Virgos. Ruled by the planet Mercury who was also the swift-footed messenger of gods in classical mythology, a Virgo can handle several tasks – physical as well as intellectual – at the same time. They thrive in high pressure competitive environments which bring out the best of this industrious and meticulous nature. If you are wondering how this will impact your love life, remember that your Virgo lover can prove to be something of a workaholic. He may have a tendency to put off parties when neck deep in some project and may find it difficult to separate his personal and professional lives. However if you know that this is the guy for you, find a way of going on with your social life without him and rest assured that once he is through with his tasks, he will transfer the same single-minded attention to you.
The combination of an industrious and perfectionist nature is often responsible for Virgo men taking their time in deciding about a life partner. He will say yes only when he is sure about you but once he does you can be certain that this is something he really wants and is not a momentary affair.