Everything You Need To Know About Dating A Capricorn

So, you found yourself falling for a Capricorn — who could blame you? They're wise and tenacious, and they know what they want and how to get it. Capricorns are extremely goal-oriented and driven, especially when it comes to their careers. They would much rather spend their day working towards that big promotion than at brunch. As a cardinal sign, they're self-starters who waste no time going after what they want. Needless to say, Capricorns are go-getters, which is what often draws people toward them.


Of course, every zodiac sign has its flaws. For Capricorn, many would say they take themselves way too seriously, and ... they're right. Capricorns are very serious and one of the more (if not the most) reserved signs, which can appear standoffish, says Cafe Astrology. However, there's more to this earth sign than meets the eye. If you're interested in being romantically involved with a Capricorn, here's everything you need to know.

Don't expect them to show much emotion

Much like their fellow earth signs, Taurus and Virgo, Capricorns aren't eager to express their emotions. While fire and water signs rely on their heart to get them through an issue, earth signs prefer to use logic and reason, says New York Post. While some might view this as an issue, it's actually an excellent quality to have in a relationship. You won't find yourself in a screaming match with a Capricorn; you're more likely to sit down and have a rational conversation to work through the problem at hand.


When a Capricorn is into you, they'll have no problem showing their adoration (just know PDA is still off the table). They typically won't use their words to express their feelings; instead, they'll perform loving acts to show you they care, such as buying you lavish gifts or taking you out for a moonlit dinner, Republic World states. Be mindful that a Capricorn isn't one to rush into things, especially romantic relationships. They prefer to take their time, so they know you're just as serious about them as they are about you. Remember, if it's one thing a Capricorn hates, it's wasting their time.

They're undoubtedly headstrong

One of the most crucial things to know about dating a Capricorn is they will do whatever they can to prove they're right. As we mentioned earlier, they aren't fighters, but they won't just sit back and not argue their point when they feel threatened. They pride themselves on their knowledge of the world around them, and when that knowledge is challenged, they refuse to appear inept, Your Tango explains. They need you to get on board with what they're saying and won't stop until you have (whether or not you truly believe it).


Don't expect them to be the first to apologize, either. If you want to work things out, you're going to have to come to them. Essentially, it's their way or the highway, so if you can't see yourself dealing with this mentality on a daily basis, we don't suggest getting involved with a Cap. That being said, if you feel this is something you can handle, you might just be the challenge your Capricorn needs.

What signs are Capricorns most compatible with?

Wondering whether you're compatible with a Capricorn? Well, that all depends on your star sign. If you're a Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, or Virgo, you have a pretty good chance of winning a Capricorn's heart, according to Tarot.com. These signs can mellow out a Capricorn's impatient, workaholic nature, and the chance for a fruitful romantic relationship between them is high. Other signs that can potentially play well with a Capricorn include Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, and fellow Capricorns. There may be some headbutting in these pairings — after all, Cap is the zodiac's resident goat — but with a little determination, they can build a lasting partnership together.


In terms of Capricorn's compatibility with other signs, things can get a little stormy. That's not to say that Capricorns can't link up with an Aries, Leo, or Sagitarrius, but some extra effort might be needed to see things through. Capricorns' quiet preoccupation with work and productivity can create serious headaches with Aries partners, who tend to be more intuitive and carefree. At the end of the day, planetary alignments can make things difficult for the aforementioned signs and Capricorns, though a successful relationship between them isn't impossible. Factors like your seventh house can also influence your overall rapport with a Capricorn, so don't fret if your sun sign isn't thought to be the most compatible with theirs.


What Capricorns value in a relationship

Every sign has innate characteristics that affect their view on relationships, and Capricorn is no different. Capricorn lovers generally value traits like honesty, independence, and confidence in their partners, as they want someone around who can appreciate their ambitious life goals. It can take time to get acquainted with a Capricorn's love language, but once you do, you'll be rewarded with their unwavering affection. "Capricorns are very loyal to the people they care most about. They're one of the signs that are really invested in commitment," astrologer Rachel Lang tells Women's Health.


When planning a date or romantic getaway with a Capricorn, look for experiences that allow you both to relax and recharge. For example, a visit to a museum or planetarium can help Capricorns tune out their busy thoughts and add some meditative "me" time to their day. If you're looking to spend a weekend away together, a quiet bed-and-breakfast stay or hiking trip will work wonders for you and your Capricorn. According to Horoscope.com, Capricorns can also get behind more low-key activities like cooking dinner at home — provided you let them take the lead in the kitchen.

Capricorns' dislikes in love

But what about Capricorn's dislikes? As we all know, the zodiac's resident goat is known for their impressive work ethic, and it's not unusual to see feathers (or fur) ruffled by interruptions to their routine. And in terms of romantic relationships, Capricorns are known to act a little awkward from time to time, per Co-Star Astrology. Due to their headstrong ways, Capricorns are reluctant to let themselves look vulnerable or rely on others — even their own partners. As a result, it can take some gentle reassurance to encourage healthy communication and build trust with a Capricorn.


While every Capricorn is a little different, many astrologers tend to agree that the goat has a few notable dislikes. Capricorns' desire for greatness extends to their relationships, and nothing is worse to them than a lazy or unfocused partner. Furthermore, Capricorns aren't big on attention-grabbing antics, so you may clash with them if you're prone to theatrical displays. Their desire to save face is a core part of their personality, and many Capricorns prefer to be the leader in a relationship. That said, don't feel intimidated by Capricorns' negative traits. As long as you understand this Earth sign's basic wants and needs, dating a Capricorn should be smooth sailing.