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How to Date a Capricorn: Relationship Tips and Dating Style

Andrea writes on various topics from dating, couples, astrology, weddings, interior design, and gardens. She studied film and writing.

It's hard to win a Capricorn's heart. Explore this sign's personality and dating style.

It's hard to win a Capricorn's heart. Explore this sign's personality and dating style.

Why Is It So Hard to Date a Capricorn?

Capricorn, oh Capricorn. If you happen to catch the heart of a Capricorn and keep him or her, you are lucky. These are great long-term mates, and they do tend to make strong parents. They're more or less okay with breakups in dating (at least more so than some signs). It may come out of nowhere, but if they start to get the hint that you're not so great for them and their kids (current or future), you might be seeing a breakup.

Capricorns are feisty and competitive; they want to win and enjoy arguing. The Capricorn oozes sex appeal and can often be laid back (to a degree). They might throw you off guard sometimes. They are diverse people who tend to like a number of hobbies, tricks, trades, careers, and interests—all those synonyms.

What the Goat Wants From Relationships

The Capricorn wants someone to love. They want someone who can go to parties with them, who can intellectually keep up with their arguments, and who will be a good parent.

Did I talk about couple’s costumes yet? There’s a startling number of couples I’ve seen in matching costumes around Halloween where at least one person is a Capy. Why the heck they like costumes to this degree, I don’t know, but they probably want to show everyone they’re taken and in a solid relationship.

Capricorn's Personality

Capricorn is an earth sign. They love to drink. Most Capricorns I know love social drinking, and you may annoy the heck out of them if you don’t partake in drinking (if that’s their deal). This zodiac sign may like pub trivia, board games, loud parties, traveling, adventures, camping, loud friends, and all kinds of distractions.

Capricorn is a thinking and feeling zodiac. I've seen both great thinkers and feelers under this sign. They really care about the emotional texture of a room. They want the social scene to feel right, and they'll do what they can to make that happen.

A lot of Capricorns are great at planning parties. They love to see different kinds of people intermingle with each other and see what kind of combinations will happen. They adore the strange, the normal, the not too smart, and the way too smart. Capricorn wants everybody there (they may secretly judge you behind doors, but they still want you there.) It is an inclusive sign. Capricorns hate for people to feel left out, even if they’re not best friends with that person. Don’t make that mistake.

They're Hard to Read

I really love Capricorns; some of the best friends I’ve ever made are Capys. But it can be difficult to know if they really love you. They play the social scene so much, and often they just want the scene and not a real connection. This can be frustrating and confusing, especially if they drop you at the drop of a hat. So how do you know if a Capricorn is really true to you?

Time will tell. Capricorns will try to impress you rather than the other way around. If you feel like you are doing all the impressing in a Capricorn relationship, something might be off. Perhaps it has been a long relationship and therefore the Capricorn is comfortable with the status quo.

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Capricorn and Breakups

Capricorns don't like to break up, but they know—or have some sort of itch—that something isn't clicking. Breaking up with a Capricorn can be difficult because the actual relationship may have been going quite smoothly, but Capricorn may have other ideas that get into their head, such as religion, where they want to live, the number of dogs they want to have, etc. They're not fighters for these kinds of practical things; this is where they are stubborn.

They have certain needs that must be met because they are an earth sign. Earth signs require some amount of practicality and tradition. For example, Taurus needs a high level of tradition. Of the three earth signs, I’d say that Virgo can get away with the least amount of stuff; in some ways, Virgo is the oddball of the earth family. Virgo is by far the most independent zodiac sign of all.

The reason Virgo isn’t as worried about what you can offer practically is because the Virgo already takes care of those things — they’re not looking for someone to fill those gaps. Virgo just wants someone to fit in with the picture they’re already building. (Capricorn needs you to be on the same page.)

They Bounce Back Quickly

Sometimes the Capricorn feels really bad after a breakup because they feel like a jerk, but they bounce back pretty quick. They're not going to let something momentarily keep them down when they know they need to get back on track to find the love match they're wanting.

Capricorn's symbol is the goat.

Capricorn's symbol is the goat.

How to Attract a Capricorn

If you want to attract a Capricorn, you'll need to be a strong thinker, open-minded, humorous, clean, strong, and dependable. Capricorn men tend to seek fiercely feminine mates, and Capricorn women tend to seek fiercely masculine mates.

So if you are somewhat more ambiguous gender-wise, some Capricorns might not be as accepting as other zodiac signs who are not looking for something as traditional. Some zodiac signs are more open to possibilities when dating; for instance, Aquarius tends to be more open to dating people of various cultures, ages, and gender persuasions. This would be edgy for a Capricorn. Not that it isn’t impossible; they’re just usually playing more traditional cards.

How to Tell if a Capricorn Likes You

One of the best ways to know if a Capricorn likes you is if they are constantly wanting to spend time with you. Time to them is their greatest resource. They want to connect, play some games, drink a little, have some adventures — you’ll see them a lot. They’ll call you a lot or use another form of communication to get you to spend time with them.

They may initially just invite you to a party. Capricorn likes to see how people mingle with others at a party. This is one of their qualifications of dating someone.

Now a drinking Capricorn will date someone that does not drink if they feel the nondrinker is still an interesting person… and is also ridiculously attractive. Capricorn likes to have a good drinking buddy. So for those of you who don’t like alcohol, don’t be too surprised if Capricorn doesn’t look your way.

If Capricorn starts inviting you to lots of things, you should definitely go. It might not turn into a big romance, but you will have a good time. Capricorn wants to guarantee that your time is well spent with them. And Capricorn is a very respectful zodiac. This is what is so appealing about them is that they really are good at addressing people and charming them.

Just don’t make the mistake that one is your best friend when they are only a friend or less. It’s easy to get deceived by a Capricorn, but it probably wasn’t their intent. They have no clue how friendly and sometimes flirty they can be. They’re mostly wanting you to feel included.

© 2016 Andrea Lawrence

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