Andrea has a background in Myers-Briggs and Western astrology. She mostly writes about relationships.
30 Signs a Capricorn Likes You
Capricorn looks for a partner who can last for the long haul. This cardinal earth sign wants a relationship that's durable, stable, practical, and reliable. They won't put up with someone who is dishonest. They prize suitors who are smart and keep things grounded.
Capricorn, like all earth signs, will show their affection through acts of service and tangible forms of expression. They're more likely to fix your car, do your dishes, and take care of your finances than write eloquent love letters to you. They typically don't approach their crush in abstract ways.
Earth signs aren't about flattery: they're about sensibility. Capricorn is considered the most sensible sign of western astrology: they have wisdom as a later sign in the zodiac (they're the tenth sign), and they have an earthy mentality that helps them to survive when things get tough.
1. They Spend a Lot of Time Focusing on You
Capricorn can have laser focus when it comes to dating. They're not apt to make big declarations of love; they're more likely to spend a lot of time with you. They want you to feel comfortable around them and to be part of their schedule, plans, and strategies.
Capricorn can take a long time to warm up to someone. You might not even realize how much time the two of you are spending together because things have gradually developed, and the two of you are naturally getting along.
If you have a crush on a Capricorn and they're not spending a lot of time with you, take that as a sign that they're not that interested.
2. You're an Important Person
Capricorns are attracted to people who have power, money, and status. They like people who are successful and reliable. Capricorn wants to be with someone who can manage things well. If you're a basket case or off-the-wall random, you might want to date a different sign. Capricorn won't want to take part in your shenanigans, especially on a romantic level.
Capricorn will keep their eyes on someone who stands out. They will watch you to try and figure out what makes you special and successful. They could become obsessed with you and develop a crush. They gravitate toward leaders and forerunners.
3. You're Older Than Them
Don't panic if you're younger than your Capricorn crush. The cardinal earth sign likes serious and mature people, and both of those qualities tend to come with age. Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of responsibility, hard work, and determination—this means their interests are practical, not spontaneous.
Capricorn doesn't necessarily want to date someone who is significantly older than them, but they do find suitors with experience are more appealing than those who are young and trying to figure themselves out.
4. You'll Be Included in Their Plans
Nothing is more sacred to Capricorn than plans. When Capricorn likes someone, they bring them into their schedule. You will be included in their weekend adventures, and they'll actively seek out your input.
Capricorn will develop short-term and long-term plans with you, first to get the ball rolling for dates and hang-out sessions... and later (long-term plans) to buy a house, have a wedding, and the likes. Capricorn wants to treat their partner like an adult, so they don't whimsically approach you. They like to plan things in advance, write things in their calendar, and document adventures.
5. They Do Chores for You
Earth signs show their love through acts of service, which include chores. If you have a Capricorn friend who seems like they might be interested in you, watch them to see if they take care of random things for you. This could be anything from tidying your living room, changing your car's oil, giving your dog a bath, organizing your fridge, or making you dinner.
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Some signs try to attract mates through creativity and flattery. Capricorn shows interest by making sure your needs are met. They want there to be definitive proof that after spending time with them, your environment was improved.
6. They Set Up Appointments for You
Capricorn knows that keeping up with everything can be challenging. If they know you're really busy and you keep forgetting to schedule a dentist appointment, they might just do it for you. Perhaps they'll take your car in to get fixed... or they'll drive you over to your appointments... or they'll help you find a plumber.
I can't say this enough: Capricorn ascertains that your needs are met. They don't leave you floundering in the wind. If they have a crush on you, they'll make a difference in your life.
7. They Give You Advice
Some people might find advice intrusive, but Capricorn wants to prove that they're good at solving problems. This sign wants to eliminate problems, not increase them. Capricorn will also mentor someone they think has potential. They love to see people grow and mature, because again... they like maturity.
If Capricorn seems to ignore your problems or doesn't have time to listen to them, that's an indication that they're not interested in you.
8. They're Comfortable Showing Their Sarcastic Side
The cardinal earth sign is known for their one-line zingers. They're very good at finding the precise underlying issue in a situation. At times, Capricorn can sound judgemental because they're picking on things fairly scrupulously. So if Capricorn is comfortable letting their humor out around you, it probably means they have a soft spot for you. They've decided you're cool and smart enough to get their jokes... and that you won't take their wisecracks personally.
9. They Initiate Interactions
Once Capricorn decides they really like you and want to pursue you, they will be intentional about interacting with you. They'll be straightforward, tell you upfront that they're interested in you, ask you to be their date, and become more consistent than they were previously.
Capricorn wants to make a commitment to someone they like and to consistently invest time in them. They approach dating strategically, not randomly.
Capicorn at a Quick Glance
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10. They Want to Do Traditional Things With You
This sign approaches dating by following a rule book. They will take you out to a candlelight dinner, they'll buy you flowers, you'll receive chocolates, they'll be punctual, and they'll wear a nice, polished outfit. Expect new jewelry from them as well as other gifts. Capricorn likes tried and true traditions; they're not interested in reinventing the wheel.
11. They Give You Physical Affection
Earth signs like to be in their senses; they also like to appeal to the senses when they approach something romantically. This means when they like someone, they'll touch them. They will give you hugs, hold your hand, rest their arm on your shoulder, or place the palm of their hand on your back.
Capricorn will opt for respectable touches. This isn't a sleazy sign, so they're not going to overdo physical touch before a relationship has solidified.
12. They Stay Near You
Proximity is a big deal to Capricorn. If they're going to focus time and attention on you then they need to be close. A Capricorn who has fallen for someone will make an effort to sit by them, lean in a little closer, and find what room they've escaped to.
At a party, Capricorn will gravitate toward their crush and make sure they spend the bulk of their time with that person.
13. They Want to Spend Time With Your Loved Ones
When Capricorn is focused on a particular person, they'll want to know who their closest friends and family members are. Capricorn will make an effort to know your friends' names, treat your parents well, and be in good standing with your siblings.
Capricorn is partly interested in meeting your close friends because they have juicy stories about you. They think getting to know your friends and family could help them gain insider information about you and also will help them gain your interest.
14. They Want You to Meet Their Friends and Family
Capricorn only introduces people to their inner circle if that person is already in it. When they like someone, they introduce them to people that are important to them. They want you to feel like their friends and family are your friends and family.
This sign doesn't willy-nilly try to create a social network. They carefully mix social worlds.
15. Compliments Are a Big Deal
Don't expect Capricorn to shower you with affection. They're very careful when it comes to flattery. If they blurt out some compliment about you, they mean it. They only compliment someone if it feels natural and appropriate. They're not the type to go on and on about someone they like.
Capricorn compliments are often meaningful. They come from a place of careful observation.
16. Jealousy When You Flirt with Other People
Watch their facial expressions. Do they get perturbed when you flirt with someone else at a party? Do they seem annoyed that you're not talking to them? Capricorn wants your affection, and they might not be the best at expressing that... but their competitive side will make them a tad frustrated when they realize they might be losing a potential date to some other person.
If the Capricorn gets jealous and doubles down on spending time with you and tries to single out your time for the rest of the night (let's say at a party), then they're definitely interested.
17. Their Eyes Are Always on You
There is a certain serious look that Capricorns give to those they find interesting. Capricorn will keep watching someone if they have a crush on them. They like to observe, so they can't help but stare. They might shy away when you look at them, but they also might continue staring because they don't really care if they get caught.
18. Sudden Protective Acts
Since Capricorn is keeping a close eye on you, they'll notice when something is about to happen. Capricorn will jump into action to save you. Don't invent scenarios to try to get them to notice you; they'll see right through that.
Capricorn might offer you their umbrella, they'll walk on the side that's closer to traffic, they'll catch you if you fall, and they'll comfort you if you get hurt.
19. They Support Causes Close to Your Heart
Maybe you have a Kickstarter going for a new invention or book. Guess who will definitely support you... Capricorn. They want you to know they support your ideas. They'll do what they can to give you a boost of confidence. They'll spend money on you (or the cause) to get their point across.
They also want you to be successful because your success makes them happy. They like to see people who put themselves out into the world.
20. Changing Behavior When You're Around
When Capricorn likes someone, they'll be on their best behavior. They want to make a good impression, so they'll sit up straight, act way more sophisticated, and they'll push their good time buddies to the side. You'll be treated like a king or queen.
If you come across the Capricorn randomly and they're acting pretty crude and laid back, then they're probably not that interested in you.
21. They Find Ways to Make You Laugh
Sometimes navigating dating can be really tough, especially when you're a Capricorn and a little bit reserved. One of the best ways for Capricorn to break the ice is to get you to laugh. It's the cherry on top when they can figure out your sense of humor.
22. Manages Their Work Schedule around You
Capricorn knows it can be like pulling teeth when it comes to scheduling. A Capricorn who has a crush on someone will find holes in their schedule, so they can see you. They might go as far as asking for a different shift, so they can align with you.
Earth signs know if they're going to develop a romance then they have to have the time and space to do so. Hoping the stars will align and leaving things up to chance doesn't sit well with Capricorn.
23. They Want to Learn More about You Rather Than Talk about Themselves
The cardinal earth sign will study someone they like. They won't just observe you, they'll ask you questions to get to know you. They'll try to find information about you whether from you or one of your friends.
If you feel like you're doing most of the talking when you're with your Capricorn crush, that could be something they're intentionally doing. The earth sign has to sus out whether you're a good fit for them or incompatible, so they'll let you talk for hours to figure out what you're really like.
24. Consistency Is King
In just about any relationship, you can tell when someone likes you when they're more consistent with you. This is especially true for earth signs. They make sure the one they love is a top priority. They'll spend as much time as they can with you.
If you have a crush on a Capricorn and you would describe your connection with them as wishy-washy, then the Capricorn isn't keen on you. Capricorn makes a concerted effort toward someone they like. They don't do things halfway.
25. You Are Pampered
Not only will a Capricorn make sure that your needs are met, but you'll also be pampered. They'll make sure you have the nicest things imaginable, and they'll give you whatever you desire. Capricorn wants their beau to look and feel fantastic, so they're willing to splurge on you. They don't like to be excessive with their funds, but they like an appropriate amount of finesse.
Capricorn will prioritize your comfort, and they'll make sure you feel your best when you're around them. They'll get upset if someone upstages them in this department.
26. They'll Reciprocate Your Advances
If Capricorn likes you, they'll try to reciprocate what you do to them. Of course, they're a little more reserved than some of the other signs, so if you do something really excessive like a big song and dance... they might have a hard time meeting you halfway.
Try flirting with them in charming and sweet ways. Nudge them with a couple of compliments and slide your hand on their arm.
27. They'll Share Things They Find Beautiful With You
Capricorn has a good eye for pretty things. They'll share the prettiest roses from their garden with someone they like. The earth sign will dress up for you, they'll decorate their table for a meal with you, and they'll take you to stunning places in nature.
Capricorn wants to delight in their senses and in nature, so they'll find things in those domains (senses and nature) to share with someone they like.
28. They Notice Your Excellent Parenting Skills
If Capricorn ever comments that you'd make a good father, mother, or parent... they're smitten. Capricorns tend to be family-oriented. They want to come up with a vision that will last for a long time, and raising kids and helping the next generation to flourish is an incredibly Capricorn thing to do.
Capricorns will look for reliable, nurturing, and graceful partners. They want to find someone who won't just make a good partner for them but an excellent parent to their future children. If children aren't in their plans, they might look for someone who is really good with animals.
29. They Like Doing Simple Things With You
They find it attractive to sit in a bookstore and drink coffee with you. They think going to the grocery store is a good bonding experience. They like sitting on a deck, drinking lemonade, and watching storms roll in from the West. Capricorns delight in simple pleasures; they're not the type that needs flashy dates and big excursions.
If they can be comfortable with you sitting on a couch or going on a drive to take care of errands, then they probably enjoy your company.
30. They Want to Explore Nature With You
Earth signs adore the outside world! They like to go out and explore caves, go on hikes, and swim in rivers. Capricorns want to go into nature with their favorite person, and they like to go to places that are quiet. Capricorn can be a somewhat solitary creature or have hermit tendencies. They reserve time in nature for their favorite people.
The big takeaway: Capricorns want to travel with someone who will enjoy the experience of quietly admiring nature. They want to be with someone who will make their retreats even better.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Andrea Lawrence