If You Love To Take Relationships Slowly, You’re Probably One Of These 4 Signs

When I'm starting a new relationship, I like to proceed slowly at first while I take my sweet time considering if this is someone I want to commit to. Once I’ve made that decision, well, that's when it turns into full steam ahead. Basically, I go from “I don't know about you” to “Knock knock. I'm here! And I brought a moving van.” Hey, I'm a Virgo and that's just how we do it, because we're one of the zodiac signs who love to take their relationships slowly — but when we know, we know.

Some signs, like Aries or Pisces, like to rush straight into a relationship, only to have second thoughts later. But other signs have to really take their time and make sure that the person they are seeing causally is really the right fit for something more serious. It could be self-protection, or fear of intimacy; whatever the case, some signs just need that extra bit of more time to stop and think before they are fully willing to give you their heart. So if, like me, you're a firm believer that only fools really do rush in, then you're probably one of the following signs.

Cancer (June 21 To July 22)

For Cancer, starting a new relationship is both an exciting and terrifying time. This water sign's (ruled by the Moon, no less) emotions run very deep and very powerfully, which makes their hearts all the more vulnerable when they do open up. So, to help safeguard their feelings, they hide behind an emotional shell that at times can feel like it's impossible to pierce through. This sign is shrewd and cautious and carefully considers whether or not someone is worth the risk before getting serious. But be patient. Loving, and loyal and Cancer will shed that shell all on their own.

Virgo (Aug. 23 To Sept. 22)

Why do Virgos like to take things so slowly? Because they have a lot of data to collect before they are willing to go all-in on a romance. They need to analyze, collate, and second guess every aspect of how they feel and the person they are dating before they are ready to go all-in. In fact, they’ve probably literally made a list of the pros and cons of the relationship before committing. It also doesn’t help that they can be a bit shy and insecure about their own feelings. Listen: You can't be this critical about others and not have some of that turn back in on yourself. However, like Cancer, this is a sign worth waiting for — because once Virgo can get over themselves, they are just about the most empathetic and loyal partner you could ask for.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 To Jan. 19)

Honestly, Capricorn is just kind of too busy to rush into a relationship. After all, taking over the world (or at least their corner of it) demands a lot of their time. While Capricorn definitely wants love, they need to be very sure that they are with a worthy partner. Is this person going to add to their life in a way that balances out the sacrifice of the time it will take to tend to a relationship? Will they support them and help them to achieve all their goals? Until they are totally sure that you are both on the same page, they are going to take it slow and not get in too deep. This is not a sign that just gets swept away in the emotion of a new romance.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 To Feb. 18)

If you want to love an Aquarian, then just accept that you’re going to have to do things on their timeline, because this is a sign that's not going to be rushed. They have a huge heart, but they don't just give it away; it takes time for them to really develop feelings for someone. Plus, this air sign needs to be given the space to just go with their own flow; try and rush this free spirit and you will see them slip away. Not only do they need time to let their feelings grow, but they always want to be sure that the person they're dating wants the same things. Are they the sort who want to settle down, or are they up for the adventure and excitement that Aquarians crave? Until they know the answer to that, don’t expect for things to get serious with them.

When you’re falling for someone, patience can be a really challenging thing — but trust me when I say that while you may not be able to rush into a romance with any of these signs, when you do eventually get there, you’ll realize they were totally worth the wait.