To win the heart of this cardinal earth sign, you've got to be able to sense the subtle cues. It'll take something akin to a deep earth sounding device, like scientists use to find fault lines and volcanoes.
So much stirs within the Capricorn man, that it takes a certain kind of vision to see into the interior landscape. Underneath the settled exterior are big passions and intense heart longings, and that's why this cautious sign takes its sweet time in love.
If you're drawn to Capricorn, it's likely that you're also kinda reserved and traditional. The Goat wears the mantle of seriousness, and moves toward being the wise elder, even when young. He's the one with the dry one-liners that sum up a situation. And the one that nobody messes with, because they sense his inner strength...it's palpable. They know he's going places.
While first dating, stay calm, don't freak out or dissolve into a giggling fit, if you can help it. But he's the comic straight man, and your looser humor turns you into a comedy duo. The key is to be disciplined with your thoughts and humor, to have a measured approach. If this sounds too structured, then this guy might not be for you.
To love a Capricorn, is to understand his ambitious nature, and respect him. There's a bit of the father figure in the Capricorn guy. But in these traditional gender roles, you get to be the matriarch to his patriarch, so there's a certain side-by-side equality to it.
While dating, he's as unreadable as the Sphinx, and just as immovable. If you're just playing the field, he'll get wise to that, and shy away. He wants a solid, enduring love, but one that enhances his career, too. He wants a smart, accomplished woman that will make him look good in public. Some under-evolved Cap guys might just see the material, the outer, and want arm candy that'll boost his ego. But a Capricorn ripe for the picking shows interest in your mind and life goals, too, as well as a healthy admiration for your body.
He's not afraid of a challenge, and will want you to be your best, and have big dreams of success. He's preoccupied with his life's work, so things flow fresher when you're developing your own talents and have career-sized goals, too. And ideally, you're someone that has graceful ways of breaking the ice, and that's an asset for him socially. If it's backed up by strength of character, your style and sophistication goes a long way with him.
Man in the Cave
The old-fashioned arrangements appeal to the Capricorn man, and the right woman shines by adding the essential flourishes to his foundation. You know how to draw him out of his melancholy moods, by making him feel deeply cherished. But you have the sense of timing, to know when to leave him alone. The Sea-Goat is the ultimate Man in the Cave, and needs time to churn within, and tune in to his own soundings. An early good gift is something that shows respect for the private side of his nature.
Like all the earth signs, Capricorn tends to slowly intermingle with you over time. The courtship could take what seems like ages, with no signs that you're making an impression. You've got to have patience to win the heart of the Capricorn man, and that's a built-in test of whether you're right for him, and he for you. The rewards for hanging in there are exquisite for those that value loyalty and timeless love. The intimacy deepens over time, and your life together becomes more layered and meaningful with the passing years.