When I was younger, I used to read horoscopes in the newspaper every morning and wonder which of the signs I'd end up with.
We've all been there, right? I was a little girl imagining her future Prince Charming over breakfast with the help of astrology signs. As an Aquarius, the obvious answers were Sagittarius, Gemini or Libra, but life's rarely so cut and dry.
Fast forward many years and here I am: happily committed to a Virgo. Ironically, Virgos are supposed to be my worst romantic match, and my most incompatible astrology sign. Whoops.
It's no secret Virgos are thought to be difficult, overly-critical and brooding loners, but there's a flip-side to the bad reputation. Virgo boyfriends are actually loving, loyal and thoughtful: a package deal.
Don't believe me? Here are four Virgo characteristics that make them total future husband material.
Attention to Detail
Accusing Virgos of being overly-critical is one way to decipher their precise attention to detail, but rest assured, they mean no harm.
Their perfectionism is meant for their own bettering, a way to propel themselves forward and self-motivate. This can be dangerously toxic if taken too seriously, so you should remember to keep an eye on your Virgo, lest he slip too far into his self-critical thoughts.
In my experience, this tendency heavily shows itself in relationships. A mediocre dinner during date night can mean only one thing: The next dinner he prepares for you will be infinitely more delicious.
The inner-perfectionist in him is always working on ways to improve whatever he's deemed to be a disappointment, even if you thought the burned chicken was a sweet gesture.
Remember not to criticize your Virgo boyfriend; he's doing enough of that himself.
There are few things more attractive than determination. A man who knows what he wants out of his career and goes after it, no matter the struggle, is truly a sight to be seen, and with a Virgo, you'll definitely see it.
Virgos work hard and show unwavering determination toward their goals. When my boyfriend focuses on something that interests him, it can consume him for days, during which he takes the time to learn every little detail of his new obsession.
Don't interrupt your Virgo during this time. They love the focus and the excitement of learning about something new.
Reliability and Loyalty
If you want to feel safe and loved in your relationship, a Virgo is the perfect match for you. Virgos are sensitive to your needs, and they don't play around when it comes to settling down. If you have a Virgo boyfriend, he didn't choose you lightly. He's in it for the long haul.
Affectionate and loyal, much like a Golden Retriever, Virgos provide stable, happy relationships for their loved ones. You won't have to worry about lies and betrayal because Virgos are reliable, sweet and honest about their emotions. They don't hide how they feel, so you'll never have to guess.
As long as you take your relationship seriously, he will too.
Despite their tendency to be strong, reliable partners, Virgos also need their independence. They like to get things done for themselves, and you'll need learn to respect their alone time every now and then.
This doesn't necessarily mean your Virgo boyfriend will want to be by himself. Instead, you might sit together and enjoy each other's company while working on different tasks.
When left to themselves, Virgos concentrate on working hard at their goals. Determination and independence go hand-in-hand in this instance. If they're determined to reach a goal they've set for themselves, they'll need independent time to work toward it.
So basically, Virgos make the best boyfriends, hands down. Now get out there and find yourself a Virgo to share your life with.