7 Things You Need To Know Before Dating A Virgo

by Allison Kuehn

It's Virgo season, which means it's time to celebrate Mother Earth and the fruits of her labor.

Virgo season (August 23 through September 22) is the time of year for harvest, which would explain why September is the most popular month for babies to be born.

If you ask any midwife, they'll tell you that they are the busiest around this time of year. What a blessing, since Virgos are arguably the most reliable, hard-working and sharp people you will ever meet. They run the world by putting their money where their mouth is. It's uncommon to meet a Virgo who is all talk and no follow-through.

They are a mutable earth sign, meaning they can change through physical means and by being a source of healing for others. Though they might not be the most emotional sign, they help people better themselves by managing their problems in a pragmatic way. If life is a journey, Virgos are the vehicles that drive us all to the final destination.

If you are romantically involved with a Virgo, here is what you need to know:

They are practical.

A Virgo will want to date you if you have a lot in common with them and if it's the right time in their lives to have a relationship. If they don't see dating you as something serious, they won't string you along. Since they are ruled by Mercury, they make for excellent communicators. What you see is what you get with a Virgo.

They are perfectionists.

Virgos know precisely what qualities they are looking for in a partner. You may be a perfect catch with a lot of positive characteristics, but if you don't have the one thing that they are looking for, it likely won't work. They're sometimes quick to point out flaws, but they will always offer solutions for improvement. Be prepared for constructive criticism later down the road.

They are extremely picky.

As perfectionists, Virgos are pretty selective about who they date. They identify and rule out potential prospects with whom they know they're not compatible. If a Virgo dates you and sticks with you, it means you have proven yourself, which is an impressive feat. If they decide to break things off, at least be happy they didn't waste your time.

They get it done.

Virgos prefer to finish what they start. If you are moving, your Virgo partner will be the first one to get the U-haul truck, load everything up and even delicately wrap the bubble wrap around breakable items. Virgos believe that if something is worth doing, it's worth doing right. They will be one of the most dependable people you have ever dated.

They are analytical.

Virgos are very dedicated to their craft. They will spend hours studying it and uncovering everything there is to know about it. Though they can be know-it-alls, they are the best at researching, problem-solving and picking apart small pieces to find the larger solution.

When problems arise, they will come up with strategic ways to solve them rather than showing a lot of sympathy. Remember that they tend to think with their mind, not with their heart.

They need space.

If you are the clingy type, you might want to think twice about dating a Virgo. Because of their dedication and reserved nature, they need a lot of time to themselves, usually doing something productive. If they are denied that time, they become frustrated or even cranky.

They are detail-oriented.

Many Virgos work as fashion designers or mechanical engineers because of their laser-sharp vision and their ability to notice the details that easily slip through the cracks. If you are working on a home-improvement project, building a website or simply picking out an outfit, ask the Virgo's opinion. You could be surprised by their amazing input.

They're often the types that seem to have a knack for arranging furniture to create a perfect feng shui vibe in the house. If you date a Virgo, ask for their expertise in ventures that require meticulous planning and coordination. You will be glad you did.

The most compatible signs for Virgo are Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer and Scorpio.

Capricorn and Taurus are both fellow earth signs and will enjoy the same level of physical sensuality as Virgo, since earth signs tend to be closet bedroom freaks. Capricorn will love Virgo's organizational habits because they tend to be all-business-and-no-fuss types of people. Taurus, however, likes to take in life's simple pleasures and will show Virgo that it's okay to indulge every once in a while.

The water signs of Cancer and Scorpio will nourish Virgo's earthiness. Cancer is also known to be a mothering sign and will provide a sympathetic side to Virgo's pragmatism. Scorpio enjoys picking up on the inner workings of the human mind. Paired with a Virgo, they will make great detectives.

The least compatible signs for Virgo tend to be Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries, and Aquarius.

Gemini and Aquarius are extroverted air signs, whereas Virgo likes to keep to themselves. Although Gemini is also ruled by Mercury, they communicate through words while Virgo would rather utilize their actions. The Aquarius relishes unpredictability, and they prefer to do things their own way. Rather, Virgo is methodical and doesn't like surprises.

The fire signs Sagittarius and Aries can be feisty and overwhelming for Virgo. Sagittarians are competitive and might push the Virgo to do something that they normally wouldn't do. On the other hand, Aries might feel picked apart by the criticism of a Virgo.

If your sign is less compatible with Virgo, don't consider this an end-all be-all. Just keep these characteristics in mind next time you're going on a date with a Virgo.