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Dating a Capricorn man

Lorna Cowan / 05 August 2019 ( 24 February 2020 )

The Capricorn male is a true romantic but rarely bites the bullet. Find out what it is like to date a Capricorn man.

Capricorn man
The Capricorn man is loving and loyal, but he is often reluctant to open up in a relationship

22 December – 19 January
Earth sign

Characteristics of a Capricorn man

A typical Earth sign, the Capricorn man is hard-working, ambitious and has a great sense of responsibility. So much so, that he’ll take the blame whenever things go wrong, even if it’s not his fault.

In a crowded room, he’s the bloke standing at the back, perhaps listening to a conversation, but certainly not hogging any limelight. Often seen as being aloof, scratch the surface and you’ll discover he’s just a little shy. Pay him a compliment, and watch him blush.

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The Capricorn man in love

He is capable of being your knight in shining armour, the man who will come to your rescue and offer a safe and secure future - but first, you need to get close to him. He’s loving, loyal, but as the Capricorn male fears failure more than any other star sign, he is often reluctant to open up in a relationship. 

If you capture his heart though, you’ll be astounded by how romantic he can be. Every anniversary will be celebrated, every special song remembered – lucky you!

How to date a Capricorn man

You may fall in love quickly and want to tell the world you’ve found your soul mate, but the Capricorn man needs time to get to grips with the idea his single days could be over. 

He is a leader by nature, and sometimes headstrong, but in the early stages of a relationship, you’ll be the one doing all the chasing. Keep unexpectedly ‘bumping’ into him, call and ask for advice, find a ‘spare’ ticket that you don’t want to go to waste – it will be worth the effort.

Tips for a memorable first date

How NOT to date a Capricorn man

He’s not the most outgoing creature so tread carefully. Yes, he will be polite in others’ company but don’t organise a big dinner party or introduce him to a group of friends who are already tight-knit. He’ll simply panic and back off.

Don’ keep asking him to express his feelings either. You’ll have a long wait before he says ‘I love you’. But relax, actions more than words will prove very clearly that he cares deeply for you.

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The perfect date for Capricorn

The Capricorn male is proud of his masculinity, so let him show off his muscles. Suggest hiring a boat so he can row you down a river, go clay pigeon shooting and praise his prowess, or watch a scary movie with a good excuse to snuggle up.

Whatever you do, the further away from the crowds you are, the better. He’d hate to share a table with other restaurant goers he doesn’t know, or turn up at a dance class and have to swap partners. Keep him firmly in your grip.

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Capricorns need a partner who isn’t in any rush to settle down, but will commit to a relationship based on trust. Another Earth sign, such as Taurus, makes a good compatible match. Add to this the fact these signs will be immediately attracted to one another and this pairing have a future together.

Less likely to survive is a link-up with a laid-back Libra. With no oomph to get things going, and Libra’s desire to be the one pursued, Capricorn just won’t be bothered.

Famous Capricorn males: Kevin Costner, Eddie Redmayne, Rod Stewart, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall


The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.

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