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What to Know About Dating a Libra

By Amelia Quint

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of old-school romance with modern, open-minded partnership, Libra could be your ideal match. Libra is the sign of love, so they’ve got an undeniable allure that makes it easy to fall head over heels for them. Ahead, we break down everything you need to know about dating Libras, from how they view first impressions on Bumble to their attitude about love. 

What’s it like to date a Libra?

One of the first things you’ll notice about Libra is that they’re incredibly charming. Flirting is an art form for them, and one they’ll love practicing with you well after the first date. Whether it’s an expertly-written message, the perfect gift, or just the way they look at you, they’re subtle and always seem to know just what you need without you having to say it. But even then, don’t be afraid to make the first move or directly ask for what you need; they’re symbolized by the scales, so balanced communication is a must. Libra loves the give and take of a great conversation, but if things get too one-sided, it can be a dealbreaker. 

First impressions are always important, but when it comes to dating Libras, they’re even more essential. This sign is ruled by the beauty planet, Venus, and they love self-expression through style, so put your favorite outfit on for your first meetup. Libra loves to get fancy on date night, whether that’s a lavish dinner out or hosting your own wine tasting at home. It’s not about blowing your budget, it’s about showing one another that the time you spend together is special.

What’s a Libra like in a relationship?

Libra is the sign of relationships, which means they’re usually looking for someone who’s ready to pair up early on. They’re romantic at heart, and no matter what they’ve been through, they never stop believing in love. But they’re also an open-minded air sign, so they won’t try to make your partnership fit old-fashioned traditions. These idealists are far more invested in making sure a connection becomes a fulfilling, committed relationship. 

Ultimately, Libra love is about living in harmony with each other. They’re at their happiest when the two of you can simply be together—whether it’s going on an exciting trip or just appreciating one another’s company without having to say a word. You’ll learn each other’s rhythms and sync up effortlessly, but when life gets hectic, be sure to prioritize staying in that flow. Diplomatic Libra will do whatever they can to preserve the peace in tough times, so remind them that it’s safe to voice their concerns, preferences, and point of view.

What zodiac signs is a Libra compatible with?

Most compatible: air and fire signs

Libra love compatibility is at its best with their fellow air signs Gemini and Aquarius, who share Libra’s open-hearted approach to companionship. Clever Gemini and Libra have fun taking classes or pursuing creative projects together, while community-minded Aquarius expands Libra’s inner circle to include lots of supportive new friends.

Fire signs Leo and Sagittarius bring out Libra’s wild side, and it’s always a good time. Glamorous Leo and Libra enhance one another’s natural radiance and exude charisma together, while adventurous Sagittarius gets Libra to explore exciting new places and ideas.

Less compatible: cardinal signs

Libra has a reputation for being the zodiac’s peacemaker, but as a cardinal sign, they’ve got strong ideals about love that they’ll stick to no matter what—which can sometimes put them at odds with Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn. Usually it’s just a case of different priorities, with Cancer putting family and friends at the top of their list or Capricorn focusing on their career. Their opposite sign, Aries, prefers solo time while Libra craves togetherness, but if they find the right balance, they can make it work!

The bottom line for dating a Libra

As the sign of partnerships, Libra has quite the reputation to uphold when it comes to love—but thanks to their signature style and sincerity, it’s one they absolutely live up to. From the first message to second dates and major milestones, these romantics make sure that everything feels as special as it did in the beginning. They know that dating doesn’t have to be complicated to be sweet, and that’s what makes them such great partners.