Being the only sign not represented by a human or an animal, but instead aptly symbolized by a set of scales, it is instantly clear that Libra's are unlike any other astrological sign. Not convinced? You should try dating one.
Perceptive, caring and fair, it's hard not to fall for the Libra charm. But all might not be what it seems. The appealing Libra charisma is a façade, and it won't take long for it to be clear that they are hiding one of the most complex personalities.
It might sound like too much to handle, but don't be put off just yet. Whilst a Libra is guaranteed to make your head feel as though it will explode, they are worth sticking around for.
Here's what you should know before you date one:
Pride is everything.
A Libra wants the best of everything, and they cannot bear it when they don't have it. Want to buy your SO a present? Don't give them the chance to wish they had something better.
It's also worth considering that "something better" may not even be something of high value. Money only impresses a Libra to a certain extent; the thought behind a gift is just as important.
When buying them gifts, think of something personal. Maybe buy them the candy that reminds them of their childhood, or the shoes they said they "didn't need" (but secretly really wanted). Any of those gifts would make you a winner in your Libra's eyes.
They need help sometimes, too.
A Libra will always do whatever they can in order to help others. If you've spent any time at all with a Libra, you already know that, but what you might not know is they also need help (even if they would never, ever admit it).
Their confidence is often mistaken; it's easy to forget that they are highly sensitive. Be prepared to hear the words "I'm fine" more than any others, but whatever you do, don't believe them.
You have to search deeper to find the needs they would never tell you voluntarily. In case you haven't guessed, understanding a Libra is like trying to decipher a novel written in a language you don't speak.
Understanding a Libra is like trying to decipher a novel written in a language you don't speak.
Be careful with criticism.
Although they appear relaxed about everything on the outside, they most definitely are not relaxed on the inside. Criticism will, at first glance, be taken calmly. But it will have a damaging effect internally.
A Libra may be confident, but on the inside, their insecurities are very much present. A meaningless critique will probably never cross your mind again after it is uttered, but it will linger inside the Libra's mind for a long time.
"Think about what you say before you say it" has never been more apt than when talking to a Libra.
They will say sorry first.
While they might be reluctant to admit defeat, a Libra hates for a confrontation to last. Sure, they are stubborn. But they hate conflict too much to not give in to their own persistence.
Inevitably, you will learn this weakness. Think being the first to apologize is a good thing? It might be, but if you want to impress a Libra, you absolutely cannot use it to your advantage. Surprise them with caving in first, and you will win a Libra over instantly.
You will have to choose where to go for dinner.
A Libra is one of the most indecisive beings on the planet. “I don't mind," “you decide” and “I'll eat anything” is their way of saying “dear God, don't make me go through the process of trying to make a choice."
I bet you're thinking that having to pick where to go for dinner isn't all that bad, but think again. A Libra might not be able to make up their mind on what they do want, but they sure know what it is they don't.
Prepare for the “I don't mind” comment to be followed up with “Hmmm, but not that." Impossible to deal with? Yep. And every Libra knows it.