Virgo Season (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) is upon us, and if someone born under this sign has caught your attention, be prepared for some sensual, yet practical loving. Virgos are the rational individuals of the zodiac, and while they like to know as many details as possible, they have a knack for adventure and a little spontaneity on occasion.

This earth sign believes in decency and order. They seek to regulate harmony, enforce rules and stick to “what makes sense.” They are very detailed oriented, so if you don’t mind being asked a lot of questions, this sign might be for you. If a lovely Virgo has captured your attention, here are five ways to lock one down.

1) Be patient with their way of thinking.

I’d say that Virgos are extremely open-minded and flexible, but let’s be real …that would be a lie. BUT a Virgo does take pride in learning as much as possible about a variety of interests, so they’re usually well-rounded individuals. Although they do not know everything, they’d like to think they do. In other words, you cannot change their opinions. Like the Aries, this earth sign prides itself on factual information, even if the “facts” come from their own brains alone. In order to capture a Virgo’s heart, you must demonstrate a tolerance for their ideas, but be willing to challenge them in ways unimaginable.

2) Earn their respect.

While the Virgo man or woman may be cordial upon meeting you, you must earn their respect. Unlike the jovial Sagittarius, you will not start off with a clean slate. This sign is fiercely committed to the phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” While they may not necessarily deem you as bogus from jump, be prepared to earn their trust and admiration (but do not kiss their ass). The best way to do so is by being consistent and dependable.

3) Be sensual and explorative, yet consistent in the bedroom.

Virgo are truly creatures of habit. Earth signs in general prefer predictability, and that goes for the bedroom too to a degree. While the Virgo man or woman has a freaky side to them, you cannot be inconsistent in your bedroom practices. They’re willing to take risk, comfortably, but make sure there’s a hint of familiarity when introducing them to a new routine. To ensure satisfaction between the sheets, take time to learn what your Virgo crush enjoys when being pleased sexually and master it. This will make them feel more comfortable with exploring less conventional options, as they know that you’ve taken the time to do things their way.

4) Have your own unique style.

Virgos aren’t particularly focused on how well their mate dresses; they’d rather see you own whatever it is that you decide to put on for the day. This earth sign believes in individuality, and there’s nothing more sexy to them than someone who is comfortable in their own clothing. One of the worst things you can do is rock an outfit that does not authentically represent you. In this case, you are what you wear …or at least you should be when attempting to lock down a Virgo.

5) Commit to maintaining peace, decency and order.

Virgos rely on order like a Gemini depends on excitement. It, along with peace, are top priorities for this earth sign, who naturally gravitates toward those who do not appear to keep up significant drama. Of course there are exceptions to every sign, but for the most part you’ll find your Virgo seeking a state of harmony. In other words, keep your loud, brash, bravado at home. But don’t get it twisted, those born under this sign will always say how they feel.

Virgos aren’t for everybody. They can be stubborn, aggressive and exert a “my way or the highway” persona on occasion. But if you happen to be captivated by one, they will treat you like the king or queen that you are with no hesitation, and they will accept you for you …authentically.

Shantell E. Jamison is a senior editor for EBONY. She moderates various events centered on love, relationships, politics and wellness and has appeared on panels throughout the country. Her book, “Drive Yourself in the Right Direction” is available now. Keep up with Shantell via her website, Facebook, Twitter @Shantell_em and Instagram @Shantell_em.