3 Zodiac Signs Who Take A While To Fall In Love, So Hang In There

I'm always surprised (and, TBH, a little envious) of people who just seem to fall deep into love and infatuation practically at first sight. I admire their open hearts and willingness to put it all out there when they find someone they have a connection with. But for me, it's never really felt like that. I need time to process my feelings and let them grow. If that sounds familiar and you're never the one to drop an L-bomb first, chances are you're one of the zodiac signs that take a while to fall in love — because seriously, what's the rush?

These are the signs that tend to be very comfortable with staying independent, and are cautious about who they let into their inner circle in general. While it may take longer for these signs to fall in love, the good news is that when they love, they really love, so you can feel confident that they truly mean it when they say how they feel. So, whether you're one of the signs who prefer take love at their a slower pace, or you're crushing on one, be prepared to practice a little patience with these zodiac signs when it comes to falling in love.

Virgo (Aug. 23 To Sept. 22)

Virgos pride themselves on always being practical, so it's no surprise that, when it comes to opening up their hearts, they're probably going to want to take a slow and steady approach. Sure, they would love to get swept up in infatuation, but honestly, that's just too risky. Instead, they prefer to take a more analytical approach, keeping a close and critical eye on both their emotions and the behaviors of the person they're dating to make sure this is a good fit, and that what they're feeling is real. This sign also has a tendency to be a bit of an over-worrier so, let’s be honest, they're also more than a little afraid of getting hurt.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 To Jan. 19)

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For the ultimate earth sign, Capricorn, even decisions about love come from a very grounded, methodical, and practical place. This Saturn-ruled sign is highly ambitious and lives for structure. So, they're only going to really give their heart to someone they believe is compatible with them in every way. You can bet they're going to take their time making sure that's the case before they let themselves fully give in to their feelings.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 To Feb. 18)

Aquarius is one of the most independent signs in the zodiac. This is, in part, because they sometimes find it difficult to fully connect with other people on a deeper level, as this unique sign tends to see the world through a different lens. Aquarians have a reputation for being unemotional or detached, but in reality they just take a little longer to warm up and open themselves up to other people. They need a partner who they feel truly accepted by, not despite their eccentricities, but because of them, and that kind of trust takes time to build. Bottom line: There is no rushing an Aquarius in general, and definitely not when it comes to love.

While these signs’ slower pace may be frustrating to folks who just want them to open up, their tendency to take things slow is just one of the things they all have in common. The other is that, once they do get over that hump and open up, they are just about as loyal and steadfast as you could ever hope for. In other words, they are totally worth the wait.