Dating a Capricorn Man - When you Fall in Love with a Capricornian Guy

Born in between 21st December and 20th January, Capricorns are ambitious, stolid and have a strong sense of responsibility. These very traits seem to characterize their love lives too which may in fact be determined by their professional priorities and choices. Here are a few insights on what it may be like to date or be in a relationship with a Capricorn man.

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A Capricorn man is largely conventional and believes in the merit of continuing with traditions. If you are hoping to let your Capricorn boyfriend know that you have been living with male flat mates to save on rent, be warned. This man cares deeply for what is socially and morally proper and might not be ready to embrace liberal codes of behavior. While going on a date, at least for the first few times, he may tend to stick to the time tested routine of ‘a movie and a dinner’ to the extent that you may start finding all this too predictable. However it is only his way of finding his feet with you, after which he is more likely to ask you for suggestions on where to go and what to do for the evening.

Capricorns are also rather cautious in their behavior. While dating a Capricorn guy, you are likely to find him taking his time in warming up to you. This natural reserve on the part of a Capricorn may seem disconcerting at first but is only his way of judging a person and situation since it is important for him to know where he stands and how to make his way to the goal. He prefers security and permanence and does not like to experiment just for the sake of novelty.

Sometimes however a Capricorn might carry his natural seriousness a bit too far so as to appear emotionally distant. While you may be eager to know more about him, he may seem to be unwilling to share his inner thoughts and feelings with you. During his early adult life, a Capricorn is not likely to put much emotional investment in his romantic relationships which may even have been entered into as a way of furthering social or career prospects. It is only with increasing years when he has already made a position for himself in his professional field, that a Capricorn may allow himself the luxury of satisfying his romantic needs. So if you are attracted to the male Capricorn personality, look out for older guys as they will be more willing to give you their time and energy in building a relationship than the younger ones.

Capricorns are nothing if not ambitious. Just like the Mountain Goat that symbolizes this zodiac sign, a Capricorn guy will keeping pushing one foot after another until he has reached the top. So if you happen to display disinterest to a Capricorn lover, you have not reckoned with his persistence. He will continue to court you with slow untiring gestures until you either relent or escape to Nepal. It is this combination of a dogged persistence with professional ambition and a love for material success that makes Capricorns master managers of the world. More likely than not you will find your Capricorn guy a budding success in the corporate sector or at least where organizational skills are highly coveted. This is also probably why you were so impressed with how he single-handedly orchestrated your last date to one of the most satisfying evenings you have had in a long time.

A tendency to take on responsibility is yet another quality which enables Capricorns to flourish in their professional fields. He will be among the first to volunteer for a project or an assignment and once having taken it on, will work at it untiringly until it is done. The same quality also makes him extremely valuable to have around in terms of personal crises or emergencies since he is not one to shirk a responsibility and is more likely than others to see things through. So if you are looking for a man who will stand by you through the highs and lows of life and give you his shoulder to lean on when the going gets tough, then this is perhaps the guy for you.

However the desire to take the initiative in personal and professional lives may come dangerously close to the symptoms of a control freak. Your reliable Capricorn boyfriend who helped you with the move to a new city may seem unwilling to let go of the reins of your life even after you have settled down and are ready to take over. It is not in the nature of Capricorns to delegate responsibility since they wish to remain in control for as long as possible, not so much out of hunger for power but perhaps more due to some misguided notion that things will fall apart if they let go of the bridle. This tendency to control others may prove irksome to a partner who is used to taking her own decisions and living her own life.

Once you are in a serious relationship with a Capricorn man, chances are that he will pop the question sooner than later. A Capricorn’s belief in tradition makes him value a home and family much more than personal freedom and liberal arrangements. He prefers relationships that are solid and grounded like his own personality and which provide emotional security to all parties concerned.

Being a fixed earth sign, a Capricorn is rooted in the body and has strong sensual needs. However he is much more likely to view these as a distraction, at least in his early adult life when his chief aim is the attainment of professional success. With the passage of time, you may find your Capricorn lover much less inhibited in his passions and more willing to partake of sensual pleasures. The austerity and dry materialism which characterized his earlier life may in fact be transmuted into a leisurely involvement with the finer things of life.