Is the apple of your eye a Capricorn man? This earth sign has an unorthodox approach to love and romance that makes him hard to read, and it’s not uncommon to find yourself wondering what is really going on in his head.
If you want to make him miss you, or if you’re trying to win him back, keep reading to learn about some strategies that will make him think of you nonstop.
Capricorn Man Personality
Before we talk about how to make a Capricorn man miss you, let’s first talk about this man’s temperament. He was born between December 22 and January 19, and the best words to describe him are ambitious, driven, and successful. A Capricorn man dedicates himself one hundred percent to whatever he does, and he will always seek to rise and better himself.
Because of Capricorn’s need to better himself, he’s a workaholic. His work always comes first, and a significant part of his identity is wrapped up in what he does. It’s not uncommon to see Capricorns as leaders or in high-power positions that demand a lot of them. They have a highly organized and practical personality that makes them well suited for challenging jobs.
A Capricorn man is not a dreamer; on the contrary, he is one of the most realistic of all the zodiac signs and sees things for what they are. Additionally, he is down to earth, patient, and slightly reserved. Capricorn likes stability and organization, and he wants to have these qualities in all areas of his life, from his work to his finances and, most importantly, in his relationships.
Capricorn Man in Love
Capricorn’s Type A personality translates to some rather unique behaviors when he falls in love.
To start, with everything he has going on at work, he has little time for dating, so you won’t find him on tons of dating apps. Rather, he’s the complete opposite of a serial dater; what a Capricorn wants deep down is to find a mate and settle down.
When he does pursue someone, he wants to ensure that the relationship has a real possibility of succeeding—and preferably as soon as possible. He prefers to establish a deep emotional connection before going to bed with someone new, but it can be challenging for him to open up or show affection. He often comes across as having an impenetrable emotional exterior.
Though he has a reputation for being cold and aloof, in reality, Capricorn is a sensitive and passionate individual that makes a caring, supportive partner. He puts the same crazy effort into relationships that he does at work, so you know he’ll always be there for you. And if you want to settle down and start a family, there’s no one better than a Capricorn.
How to Make a Capricorn Man Miss You
Given his composed facade, how can you get him to show his sensitive side? How do you know that he’s thinking of you when you’re not near, or that he can’t get you off his mind?
Getting this often-stoic man to miss you can feel like an uphill battle, but it’s actually quite easy when you understand his nature. Here are the best ways to make him pine for you when you’re not around.
Be His Friend
If you’re at the beginning stages of a relationship, make sure to establish yourself as a friend first. Capricorn isn’t a “love at first sight” type of guy, and he’ll want to have a friendship to test the waters before getting serious. Once he sees that the two of you get along in a non-romantic way, you can establish the trust needed to make him miss you.
On the other hand, if you’re already in a relationship, adopting a more friend-like attitude now and again is an excellent tactic to get his attention. Act a bit more reserved towards him, and he’ll wonder what’s going on. Just make sure to use this tactic selectively, as you don’t want him to misinterpret you. But if used sparingly, you’ll get his attention for sure.
As tempting as it may be to want to spend every waking minute with your Capricorn man (especially if you’re in the beginning stages of the relationship), resist the urge to do so. Keep busy with your regular routine, and immerse yourself in your work, hobbies, and friend group.
Why? Because Capricorns are entirely independent individuals, and they’re not threatened when their partners have the same independent streak, too—in fact, they love it. He’s looking for someone with a highly developed sense of self who is not afraid of doing things on their own.
Capricorn seeks stability in everything he does, and he wants a stable partner, too. By showing him that you’re comfortable in your skin, doing your own thing, it will attract him even more. When he sees that you are organized and have your life together (and don’t need him for every little thing), he will feel more confident about the relationship.
Plus, if you show him that you’re investing in your future by making strides to advance at work, know that there’s nothing sexier to a Capricorn man. This zodiac sign respects hard work and achievements, so now’s the perfect time to flex about that recent promotion.
Your Capricorn man is an earth sign, and earth signs look for longevity and dependability in relationships. Demonstrate to him that you have these qualities by being there one hundred percent whenever he needs you. Always listen attentively when he shares things with you. Know that it’s often difficult for him to express his feelings, so when does, be all ears.
Aside from having difficulty expressing his feelings, Capricorn men tend to keep their feelings locked away both consciously and unconsciously. Sometimes he just doesn’t have time with his busy schedule to address his feelings, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. They certainly do, and he needs to have them taken care of—even if it’s hard for him to ask.
So if you can find ways to take care of him, even if they’re small gestures, he’ll really appreciate you. Cook for him if you can, help him with his laundry, or make him a cup of coffee or tea when you see he’s stressed. Being nurturing and addressing his needs, despite his inability to express them, will earn his trust. And when he trusts you, he’ll miss you when you’re not around.
Give Him Space
We’ve hinted at this already, but Capricorn hates feeling boxed-in in a relationship. Clinginess is a massive turn-off for him and will likely cause him to run for the hills. Giving him space to miss you can be incredibly challenging, especially when you’re falling hard for him, but trust us when we say that you should respect his space.
Give him the opportunity to think and be alone, hang out with his friends, and do what he needs to do. He’s not always super in touch with his emotions, and if you’re always around, he can’t figure out what they are—which may be to your detriment.
Letting him have his space is one of the best ways to help him get in touch with what he’s feeling. Some time alone is a surefire way to get him to realize how much he wants to be around you; you know what they say about absence making the heart grow fonder. Not to mention, the independent guy in him will appreciate having some time to himself.
Some zodiac signs respond well to an excellent romantic game or two, but game playing is a no-go strategy with Capricorn. You may think that the best way to make him miss you is to ignore him, but avoid doing so. Try not to make him jealous either; these are two strategies that he won’t react well to.
A Capricorn man doesn’t have an abundance of spare time. They want to spend their precious free moments enjoying life, not trying to figure out why you’re suddenly flirting heavily with someone else right in front of him. Stick to the other methods of making him miss you on this list instead.
Stroke His Ego
Capricorns have pretty sizable egos, which comes with the territory of being ambitious and more-often-than-not incredibly successful at work. He is proud of his professional life and wants to share it with those closest to him. So give him a little ego boost and show some interest in the things he does.
A surefire way to win him over is by asking him about work, but not just a simple “How was your day?” Ask him for particulars about what he does so that he can tell you how great he is from nine to five. Make sure to admire and appreciate him as he gives you the details; the right amount of ego-stroking works wonders with Capricorn and will make him miss you.
Make Him Feel Needed
Practical Capricorn shows affection through actions, but not always with his words. He has a well-developed sense of duty to others and loves to help you with anything that will make your life better. While you shouldn’t take advantage of this sense of responsibility, try to make him feel needed. He’ll jump at the chance to help you with practical things that need doing.
Ask him for help changing the oil in your car (even if you don’t need it) or for a hand with some household projects. He’ll feel good knowing that he’s doing something that betters your life. And when he recognizes how good helping you makes him feel, it’ll be a catalyst for another critical question: where do you fit in his life, and what kind of future do you have together?
Signs a Capricorn Man Misses You
Once you’ve implemented these strategies, how can you tell if he’s missing you? It can be tough to know what’s going on in his head, but here are some sure signs your Capricorn man can’t stop thinking about you:
- He wants to see you often. A Capricorn guy is always super busy with work, so if he’s suddenly asking to see you more than he usually does, it’s a good sign he’s got you on the brain.
- He gets jealous. If he gets jealous when you tell him you’re going to hang out with your guy friends, it’s because he’d rather you were hanging out with him.
- He doesn’t flirt with others. When Capricorns commit, they commit. If you’ve noticed he’s stopped flirting with others, it’s because he’s ready to tie things down with you.
- He calls you a lot. Capricorn men have a reputation for being less-than-stellar communicators. If he seems to be calling you more than usual, it’s probably because he misses you.
- He responds right away. Again, Capricorns are not always the greatest communicators, and they’re known to leave messages on read from time to time. When he responds to your texts or calls right away, it’s because he has just one person on his mind.
A Capricorn man is a complicated lover with a reputation for having a cold heart, especially when you’re first getting to know him. But he’s largely misunderstood. His issue is mostly that he’s uncommunicative, not that he’s heartless. When you add his extreme dedication to work and slightly less social personality, he can seem impossible to reach.
Indeed, Capricorn is a romantic partner that requires patience and dedication. You need to scratch the surface and peel back his layers. Making him miss you is a matter of understanding his inner workings and then putting in some work to keep his interest. Use the strategies above to help captivate his body and soul.
It can be frustrating to win him over, but if you do, you’ll discover a man with a heart of gold, a fantastic sense of humor, and deep passion.