Women are beings of self-improvement, always looking for the next big thing to upgrade their appearance, finances, career and love life. From getting the perfect handbag to that elusive shade of “just right” nude lipstick, women regularly go to great lengths to better themselves.
Enter the Virgo man friend, with his analytical mind, sharp eye for detail and acid tongue. He will deliver you a truthful answer when you ask him if your butt looks big in these pants. No best girlfriend, sister or even mother can compare to the advice of the critical Virgo male.
Mascara smudged? Spinach in your teeth? Panty line visible from the latest must-have dress you bought for a pretty penny? Only the Virgo man will tell you the score. You see, he has your best interests at heart — he sees himself as constantly worthy of improvement, so why would he not see the same in his friends?
Hence the term friend. It’s not easy being in a romantic relationship with a Virgo — what you once saw as suggestions for improvement now feel like criticism. It’s been said that what initially attracts you eventually repels you, and all those formerly endearing factors Mr. Virgo had a friend are now lost on you when friendship turns to lust.
When your Virgo friend says, “Do you really think you should eat that next slice of pizza?” you see he is only trying to be at your service. That’s what Virgo does — sees things that need to be fixed. What’s helpful as “just friends” can become downright hurtful, even chauvinistic, once you have crossed the line into romantic territory. That next slice of pizza is your way of coping with the stress caused by his “you should do this” or “you shouldn’t do that.” The way Mr. Virgo lectures at you … and they say that women nag! Surely a few extra pounds is allowed when you are supposedly contented?
This is the problem when being in a relationship with a Virgo man — he is never content. If he feels his gut is in need of a few crunches, then you need to do some squats. If he’s on a budget, heaven help it if you come home with a Saks bag. If he is on a low carb diet, it’s simply not worth the pain if you pull out a bag of potato chips. The Virgo motto is “there is always room for improvement,” and when you’re just his friend, his motto feels supporting and encouraging … but when you have emotional ties beyond that, his words (or even looks) can feel hurtful and belittling. It’s simply easier to be a Virgo man’s friend than it is to be his girlfriend.
About the Author
Cassandra Tyndall is an avid professional astrologer based in Sydney, who offers readings to clients locally, interstate and all over the globe. Known for her passion, skill and honesty, Cassandra combines traditional and modern techniques to enhance specific predictions for individuals, couples and businesses. She has been a regular contributor to the annual WellBeing Astrology Guide, and is the resident astrologer for Australia’s Women’s Health & Fitness magazine.