Capricorn Sign Dates & Traits

Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Capricorn Love Compatibility

Capricorn Love Style

Ruled by strict Saturn, Capricorn knows, expects, and even relishes the tough parts of relationships. They are in it for the long haul, and know the best relationships have storms. It’s not as if they are fatalistic—but Capricorns are realistic and aren’t going to have a rosy view of romance.

That said, Capricorns are expansive and generous in love, and adore being wined and dined. They love the formality of early dating, and may be quite strict about following “the rules” of romance—even if those rules are made up. Typically, they may follow gender norms of dating, expecting the man to call first and the man to pay on the first date, but Capricorn isn’t strict, and is always willing to consider another path or another way. Capricorns can be regimented, and love having a specific night of the week for date night. Capricorns thrive on routine, and may love staying at home on weekends, under the covers, with nothing but them and their lover. Capricorns love spending time only with their lover, especially in the early stages of a relationship, which can be frustrating to their friends and family.

Capricorns are serious monogamists, and although they can be cautious in every other aspect of their lives, they are the sign who is likely to fall deeply in love with someone, and it’s not unusual for a Capricorn to get married after only several months of dating. They know their hearts well, and don’t hesitate to lock things down when they know that the relationship is right. And their instincts are on point—loyal Capricorns stay in relationships for the long haul. They aren’t afraid of therapy if their relationship needs help, and approach problems as a bump in the road, capable of fixing with honesty, trust, and hard work from both partners.

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Best Zodiac Love Matches for Capricorn

Taurus: These two earth signs are anchored in friends and family, have clear goals, and are good at taking the steps achieved to reach them. These two earth signs are also passionate within the confines of their relationship—they may not have earth-shattering first date sex, but will have incredible sex for decades to come.

Virgo: Serious, loyal, and committed, these two signs are all about passion in predictability. What’s wrong with a standing Saturday date night if it leads to explosive sex later, guaranteed?

Pisces: Dreamy Pisces can help Capricorn learn to love their imagination, and Capricorn can help Pisces get their heads out of the clouds and back to reality. There is never a dull moment with these two signs, and their commitment and love to each other ensures they stay together.

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Favorite Date Nights For Capricorn

Wine date for two, please. Capricorn likes to keep it classic and classy, and expects a first date to dress up and pull out the charm. A Capricorn is turned off by lack of plans, and showing up for a date with dirty sneakers and a “I guess we could go here” attitude turns them off.

Capricorns love old school glamour, and love going to elegant cocktail bars—bonus if there’s a piano player in the corner. As a Capricorn gets more comfortable with their partner, they may prefer to stay at home on date nights. They tend to love cooking, and a well-made meal, a bottle of wine, and a movie can be the perfect night for Capricorn. And while Capricorn thrive in a routine, it may be helpful for a partner to help bring them out of their shells and shake things up a bit. Capricorns are so detail-oriented and on top of every other aspect of their lives that it’s a true treat for them to take the backseat,and allow their partner to do all the planning. Setting up reservations, so all they have to do is show up, is one small action that can make a Capricorn feel deeply cared for and cherished.

The Deal with Capricorn and Fire Signs

It’s common for earth sign Capricorn to become downright obsessed with fire signs—the sign they aren’t supposed to go for. So why the attraction, and can it ever work?

Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittrarius) speak to Capricorn’s deep need for excitement. Capricorn is fascinated with the unknown, and wants to tame things that are wild. Capricorn sees a fire sign as a challenge, and may want to subdue them to become their perfect partner. Capricorn is also entranced by the unpredictability of a fire sign’s approach to life. There is never a dull moment, and this can be pretty enticing for Capricorn, who always has their life planned and mapped out for the future. But despite the initial attraction, there are, well, sparks! Fire signs feel stifled by Capricorn’s need to know every move; Capricorns are driven crazy by the fact that they just can’t seem to know what the fire sign will do next. So, can this match ever work?

In short, yes! The trick is for each sign to give each other space to breathe, space to do their thing, and find compromise in the middle. Caps can be spontaneous, and fire signs can hold a standing Thursday date. Meeting in the middle is a sign of caring.

Both sign pairs also value respect above all else, so if the two signs are too different to be a match, both parties will come to that understanding sooner rather than later. If both can put aside pride and elevate mutual admiration, they may even be able to remain friends long after the romance has faded.

How to Seduce a Capricorn

Save the big moves for a fire sign. A Capricorn wants to see steadiness from a potential partner, and being there when you say you will be goes far in a Capricorn’s book to prove your loyalty. They love being wined and dined, but within reason—take them to a five-star restaurant, don’t book a first class ticket to a five star restaurant in another country if you’ve only just met. Be slow and steady, and recognize that they may need space and time to allow you into their lives. Their life is well-crafted and curated long before they met you, and for a Capricorn, it’s not that easy to just have you tag along to parties with friends. It takes time for them to allow you into their inner circle and life, and realizing this can be helpful in learning how to hold back. Here, three more ways to seduce a Capricorn.

How to Make Love to a Capricorn

Capricorn may have a reputation as being buttoned up, but that isn’t entirely true. Capricorns are slow to warm up, and they prefer having an emotional connection to their partners. They love slow burn sex, where flirty texts, plenty of time to shower solo, and a long dinner with plenty of compliments lead up to time in the bedroom together.

Capricorn is a generous lover, and expects the favor to be reciprocated. They love having a lover spend hours savoring every inch of their body, and feels like lovemaking is a gift to be savored. They aren’t huge fans of quickie sex, but will do so to keep the connection alive. As earth signs, physicality is very important to Capricorns, and regular sex is a key part of their connection to their partner.

Capricorn isn’t a huge fan of new toys or positions, and prefers to stick to tried and true. That said, they have a “why not” philosophy, and their curiosity may lead them to trying new things, especially if it’s something their partner wants to try. And while sex is serious to a Capricorn, they also appreciate the silly side, and giggling in bed is one of their favorite things. After all, sex is one of the ways a Capricorn lets off steam, and they like a no-holds-barred bedroom where emotions of all forms can run rampant.

If You Love a Capricorn Woman

Be your best self. A Capricorn woman loves to see a partner who is continually striving to be the best person they can be, and wants their partner to also push them. If you date a Capricorn woman, know she doesn’t “need” you, and when she chooses to spend time with you, she has plenty of other things she could have done. Do not take a Capricorn woman’s time for granted! If you love a Capricorn woman, it’s important to know she relishes periods of time by herself, even when she is madly in love with you. She needs downtime in order to be her best self. Be aware that she may approach your relationship like a job, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a drag to her—it just means that checklists, performance reviews (aka “state of the union addresses”) and consistent communication are the ways she approaches everything, even relationships. Learning to speak frankly about what could be better in your relationship truly can make it the best it can be.

How to Communicate With a Capricorn Woman

Be honest and be direct. Capricorn women may have a reputation as being unemotional, that’s not the truth, though. Capricorn women have a deep wealth and reservoir of emotion, but they tend to work best with logistics and rationality. They want to hear facts, and they may not want a long drawn out period of hashing out emotions. Capricorn thrives on compliments, and regular I love you’s are important for Capricorn to hear. They also love traditions and small ways for you to show your love. Capricorn is so used to taking charge and being in control that they adore when their partner takes that work on the home front. Capricorn likes when a home runs smoothly and not being tidy or not cooking dinner when you say you will may be seen as a personal affront by a Capricorn.

If You Love a Capricorn Man

A Capricorn man may seem pretty straightforward, but he has a lot of layers—if you’re lucky enough to uncover them. It’s important to learn his love language and coach him on yours—a Capricorn man will want to learn, but may need some help knowing how he can support you. For example, a Capricorn man is often focused on fixing things. If you complain about an issue at work, he may seem like he isn’t on your side, but he’s really just seeing the issue from a logical point of view and trying to troubleshoot. Letting him know that sometimes you don’t need a “fix,” you just need a shoulder to cry on can be helpful. And let him let you take care of him. A Capricorn man wants to be in control and be the provider, and he can be, but drawing a bath, planning a weekend away, or otherwise taking control can be incredibly welcome for a Capricorn man. Finally, don’t tell a Capricorn man what to do. Should he be working 80 hours a week? Probably not, but nagging does nothing. Far better is to recognize that Caps are sometimes obsessive about projects, but their interest usually fluctuates, and he will soon have 80 hours a week for you.

How to Communicate With a Capricorn Man

It’s important to be direct with a Capricorn man—they won’t pick up on subtlety or passive-aggressive behavior. If you’re unhappy with them, tell them, and they will do their best to fix it. It’s also important to keep the focus on the future—while Cap guys can be sentimental, and love a trip down memory lane and playing the “remember when” game, a Capricorn man doesn’t like when old fights are brought back up, and don’t have a lot of patience for grudges. They love working on a project together—always having a goal or project, from running a half marathon together to getting better in the kitchen—can make you both closer.

Should You Marry a Capricorn?

Yes! Loyal, honest, and committed to family and partnership, a Capricorn can help you be your best self, while creating a comfortable home that you both will love. A Capricorn loves those closest to them, and may be working incredibly hard—but only because they want to make a comfortable home for their family. A Capricorn considers you both a team, and will do anything for you. A Capricorn prizes romance, and can create an unbreakable bond for decades to come.

Signs That a Capricorn Is Playing for Keeps

Capricorn may seem aloof, and may play their cards close to their chest. It may take awhile for them to say “I love you,” and a decision to move in together can be made maddening with spreadsheets, bank account statements, and other ephemera to try to justify the choice as an economic one. Here, three signs that a Capricorn is serious about a relationship.

  1. They stop paying you back. Caps are all about fairness, and in other signs, this could be a sign of a mooch. But if you pick up ice cream and they don’t offer you money, it’s a sign they see you as a unit, and know the money will eventually be paid back down the road.
  2. They skip Wednesday night yoga class. Or Saturday spin, whatever. A Capricorn thrives on routine, and elevates that above all else. If they skip that routine for you, it’s a sign that you have their heart.
  3. They make space in their home for you. A place for everything and everything in its place is a Capricorn motto. If they clear a drawer, suggest you leave a toothbrush, or allow you to bring in an accessory, decoration, or plant, it’s a sign they truly see you as a part of their life.

Capricorn Relationship Red Flags

A Capricorn’s first instinct is to speak up if there is a problem, but a Capricorn won’t keep sounding the alarm. Don’t assume that everything is back to normal just because they’re no longer talking about any problems or issues. A Capricorn may already be disengaging, but the process can take a bit of time, since cautious Capricorn wants to make sure they have all their i’s dotted and t’s crossed. They don’t want to pull the rug from under a relationship prematurely, and also want to make sure you will be okay. They do care about your feelings, and will do everything they can to make sure that you will be able to move on, both emotionally and financially. To that end, they may ask friends to check up on you, or may give you a generous check at the end of a relationship. A move like this may seem callous, but they are doing so because they want to provide for you. Capricorn red flags include being cagey about schedules, suddenly having reasons or excuses to be out of the house on weekends, and constantly critiquing or harping on your appearance, behaviors, or likes and dislikes.

How Capricorn Deals With a Broken Heart

A Capricorn may seem stoic, and only their very closest friends may know how much a Cap is hurting inside. To try to suss out how a Cap’s emotions are post-breakup, look at their calendar. The busier they seem to be, the more broken up they are inside. A Cap deals with their sadness by action, so a Cap who has experienced a broken heart may start burning the midnight oil at work, or may start training for a half marathon or taking a French class. A Capricorn also may seem to pick up new activities or drop old friends and behaviors after a breakup. A Capricorn sometimes becomes symbiotic with their partner, and when a breakup occurs, a Capricorn frequently sees the split as an opportunity for self transformation.

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