Are Capricorn Women Hard To Date? 13 Reasons To Never Date A Capricorn Woman

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Never date a Capricorn woman! I was taken aback when my best friend yelled these words in despair. I knew that Mike’s relationship with his girlfriend, who was a Capricorn, wasn’t exactly going great but making such sweeping generalizations about people based on their zodiac signs didn’t seem rational to me.

However, soon, I realized that Mike wasn’t exactly wrong. In fact, to prove his theory wrong I decided to observe the Capricorn women in my life and also decided to do my share of research on the subject. The findings left me astounded. To gain some perspective, I turned to Aakanksha Jhunjhunwala (Master’s in Counseling Psychology), who is an experienced astrologer, for her expert insights on the subject. I’m here to share it all with you, to help you understand why people say Capricorn women are hard to date. 

Are Capricorn Women Hard to Date? 

Aakanksha says, “Capricorn women are way too practical to put their emotions before their rationality. The reason why they could be hard to date is that they show their love in unusual ways. Simple “I love you” doesn’t do it for them. They will show through their actions and they take relationships seriously.”  

Their rationality and pragmatism are among the top reasons why it is hard for Capricorns to find love. Especially a Capricorn woman. But hey, who said loving someone is going to be easy? Capricorn women can be good life partners for the right person, but it may take a bit of extra effort to get along with them. Some of the blame can be attributed to their hot and cold behavior in relationships. Their cynical outlook is another big reason why you may find people saying never date a Capricorn woman. 

Capricorns tend to be reserved and practical. Since they are not as open or expressive, they aren’t always able to express their emotions and feelings with clarity – another reason why it is hard for Capricorns to find love. Apart from the difficulties posed by their innate personality traits, some common dating mistakes make it all the more difficult for Capricorn women to find love. 

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5 Mistakes Capricorn Women Make in Relationships 

To err is human. Capricorns surely aren’t the only ones with flaws and shortcomings. Then, why are Capricorn women unlucky in love? Because unfortunately, unlike others, Capricorn women can come off as too strong due to their lack of patience as well as their negative, distant, and controlling behavior. And the worst part? They might not even find this overbearing attitude problematic. As a result, there are prone to making these 5 mistakes in relationships: 

1. Think with your heart. What the hell is that? 

It is good to make all important decisions in life rationally. Besides, it feels amazing to be the sharpest tool in the shed. However, this doesn’t mean that while using your brain, you should force all your emotions into the backseat. Unfortunately, despite being one of the most practical and intelligent people out there, Capricorn women at times fail to understand when to allow their emotions to take control. When it comes to love and relationships, a lack of emotions can be a huge red flag. This trait makes it extremely hard for Capricorns to find love. 

2. It’s all about the money, baby

Aakanksha says, “Capricorns love all things lush and posh. However, that doesn’t make them gold diggers. They like to earn their way to luxury. They work hard and that’s why money is so valuable for them.” 

While looking for scary facts about Capricorns, their love for materialistic and worldly things really caught my attention. Focusing on achieving monetary success while aiming for a luxurious lifestyle is definitely something to aspire to. However, not being able to recognize other important things in life, like love and care, is unhealthy. And sometimes this strong love for money and all things materialistic makes it extremely hard for Capricorns to find love.

3. It’s my way or the highway 

Capricorns lack patience. Now, pair that impatience with controlling partner behavior. And voila! You have successfully unlocked the dark side of Capricorn women. Capricorn women are the happiest when everything goes according to plan. Oops sorry, ‘their plan’. But as everyone knows, life has its own set of plans. Whenever they come face to face with life and its plans, Capricorn’s negative controlling behavior comes to the fore. And this proves to be a deterrent in their ability to form and sustain healthy, long-term romantic partnerships

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4. It’s like solving a mystery

This is exactly what Mike told me when I asked him why are Capricorn women unlucky in love. Explaining how he never knew what was going on in his Capricorn girlfriend’s mind, Mike said that he felt like he was forced to solve a mystery every time he tried to explore her emotional side. 

Being extremely reserved and driven by a need to keep their emotions in check, Capricorn women aren’t too comfortable being vulnerable, even in their most intimate relationships. They take a lot of time to open up their hearts and let their guard down, and this delay may at times discourage their partners, forcing them to make a resolution to never date a Capricorn woman again in life. 

5. Catch me if you can

No, don’t get me wrong. Capricorns don’t exactly play hard to get. In fact, Capricorn women can be friendly, but they’re particularly outgoing or social. They tend to be reserved and cautious, so they may take some time to open up to new people. However, once they feel comfortable, they can be warm, supportive, and loyal friends.

It’s just that the path from being strangers to someone a Capricorn can trust is not an easy one. And if you are someone who isn’t gifted with the virtue of patience, it’s better for your sanity to never date a Capricorn woman.  

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13 Reasons to Never Date a Capricorn Woman

So, we now know what mistakes Capricorn women usually make while dating. That already may have given you an idea why people say it’s best to never date a Capricorn woman. Are Capricorn women insanely amazing? Sure! But unfortunately, they might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Here’s why:  

1. Can tear you apart with their words

If someone ever advised you to never date a Capricorn woman, chances are they’ve crashed and burned on this hill. Capricorns are known to be brutally honest and sometimes that honesty can hit you where it hurts the most. Sure, honesty is the best policy. But tearing your partner down brutally with it definitely hurts. Aakanksha says, “They tend to look for flaws and negativity all the time. You won’t know what to do when they belittle you. Plus, they will take a look at your imperfection and they will try to bring you down with their words, taunts, and sarcasm.” 

2. Can put you and your feelings on the backburner 

When it comes to a Capricorn’s career, nothing else matters. So, if you don’t particularly dig the idea of being in the backseat of your own relationship, a Capricorn woman might not be the best fit for you. Capricorn women are often characterized as ambitious, practical, responsible, and disciplined. They are known to be hardworking and goal-oriented, with a strong sense of determination and perseverance.

They are often organized, reliable, and focused on achieving their goals and advancing their careers. Although these qualities make them fantastic entrepreneurs or employees, Capricorn’s inability to strike a balance between relationships, career, and family might hurt their partner’s feelings most of the time. 

3. Cannot see the colors of the world 

Oh no, they are not color-blind. But when it comes to life’s colors, they aren’t open to exploring the entire spectrum. For Capricorns, it’s either black or white. Nothing in between. Of all the negative traits of a Capricorn, this might actually top the list. 

In life, not everything can be categorized as right or wrong. When they can’t assign situations and circumstances into these clear boxes, the dark side of Capricorn women comes out. If your Capricorn girlfriend feels what you did or how you acted was not right, then that would be it. Due to their habit of categorizing everything as strictly right or wrong, they may have a lack of empathy toward you and your side of the story. 

4. You cannot reason with their skepticism 

Aakanksha says, “Capricorn women are so pessimistic that they always try to see the worst in every situation. Besides, they get scared when their partner doesn’t give them enough attention because they like to feel secure and stable in their relationship. Any threat to their love life will make them act differently. They may go rogue.” 

Out of all the scary facts about Capricorns, this might unsettle you the most. Capricorn women are plagued with trust issues. And top it up with their habit of analyzing and categorizing your actions as right or wrong, and you have a partner riddled with jealousy and distrust. As a result, you may find yourself locked in a battle that you just cannot win. And this cynical outlook often forces people to say, never date a Capricorn woman.

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5. Will drive you crazy with all the wait

All good things take time. However, when the wait seems endless, people often lose interest. And this is what exactly makes it hard for Capricorns to find love. Being reserved and cautious, it becomes difficult for Capricorns to develop good social skills. And their trust issues make it harder for them to connect with people.

Owing to these traits, Capricorns usually take a lot of time to open up to people. May it be admitting their love to their partners, or expressing it physically – the wait is enough to drive even the most passionate and enthusiastic partners crazy. 

6. They track and measure everything in a relationship

Capricorns are known to be calculative. And that’s because they are always busy analyzing the gains and losses in everything in their life. However, keeping score in a relationship is never a good idea. Unfortunately, Capricorns fail to understand that.

Due to their habit of measuring everything, Capricorn women usually track even the smallest details in their relationships. The kind of gifts you gave her as compared to what she gave you, the number of hours you spent with her as compared to what you did with your friends – everything becomes statistical evidence for them. 

Aakanksha says, “They are wallflowers and they are very detail-oriented. They have a keen eye for detail and they are master observers. A tiny change in their partner’s behavior or reaction will bother them. Anything you say or do will be kept track of. They never forget anything.” It’s not hard to see how that can create problems in the relationship.

7. Will show you what monotony looks like 

By now, you must have understood that Capricorns appreciate control, success, and accomplishments in life. Hence, they often chalk out a rigid routine for themselves. A routine that connects them with their plans. However, this routine hardly ever allows them to explore new things in life. Every single day of their life looks the same with no scope of spontaneity. And this monotony might often reflect in their relationships, as trying out a new thing with their partner might seem like an alien concept to them. 

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8. Will try to be your boss

Aakanksha says, “Capricorn women are very controlling. They want their partners to dance to their tunes. It is difficult for them to accept their partners for who they are. That’s not how relationships work. You have to accept your partner’s shortcomings, but Capricorn women aren’t emotionally equipped to do that. This can lead to a lot of friction in their relationships.” 

Owing to their controlling behavior, Capricorn women always want things to go their way. And to make it happen, they will not shy away from bossing their partner around. So, if you aren’t that great with taking orders and implementing them effectively, then maybe dating a Capricorn woman won’t work well for you. 

9. Can hurt you with their frugality

Capricorns are known to be misers. Given their laundry list of plans for the future, it is obvious that they like to save up. However, their frugality becomes a problem when they employ the same principle to their emotions. Yes, Capricorns can be emotional misers and aren’t known to be generous lovers. In fact, they hardly show their affection to their partners, hurting them with their hot and cold behavior. 

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10. Can make you forget what fun is

Capricorns are quite determined in life. So, once they have a goal, they chase it with a single-minded focus until they have attained it. And sometimes this forces them into a zone where they might not entertain any unproductive activities. They want and expect people (yes, that includes their partners) to get out of their way even when they have not communicated their goals to others. 

Planning out fun relationship activities with a Capricorn who is in the zone is one of the most difficult missions for their partners. They do not let go of themselves and relax until they have reached the goal they have in mind. 

11. Can kick out imagination from your life 

Spontaneity is imagination’s best friend. However, it seems like off-the-cuff adventures of life are an alien concept for Capricorns. And this gravely affects the imagination one might want to employ in a relationship. Some people expect impromptu movie plans, a surprise anniversary dinner, or going out with their partner on a whim. However, any of this can be impossible to pull off when you’re with a Capricorn woman.

Due to their controlling behavior, Capricorns love organized outings and plans. If you aren’t ready to forego improvisations and plan out your outings right down to the T-shirt you would be wearing, then staying away from a Capricorn might be the best option for you. 

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12. You can never have it all

Capricorns are hypercritical. They tend to find areas of improvement in everything and everyone around them. Including their partners. Even when you feel comfortable and happy with where you are in life, they may still throw in some unsolicited ‘helpful’ suggestions. Since they are too critical of everything, Capricorns often indulge in negative self-talk. And this might cause a lot of frustration and tension in a relationship. 

13. Cannot care less about you 

Aakanksha says, “It’s not like Capricorn women don’t care about the people they love. If they are head over heels in love with you, they will show their love behind closed doors. They don’t like indulging in PDAs nor will they post pictures of you on their social media accounts. This can make their partner feel like their Capricorn girlfriend is purposely keeping them a secret.” Feeling like you don’t matter or count in your significant other’s life is definitely not the key to happiness.

Key Pointers

  • Driven, passionate, hard-working, and focused, Capricorn women have a lot of great qualities
  • However, these may not translate well into their ability to form and sustain relationships
    Being in a relationship with a Capricorn woman can make you feel underappreciated and unvalued, which can cause hurt and trigger resentment in relationships
  • Their controlling nature, trust issues, and inability to feel the full extent of their emotions and be vulnerable can also impede their chances of finding love
  • While all relationships need work and effort from both partners, this need augments manifold when you’re in a relationship with a Capricorn woman. So, think long and hard about whether she is the right fit for you

Ultimately, whether or not it’s a good idea to date a Capricorn woman would depend on your compatibility and circumstances. Capricorn women are known to be responsible, ambitious, and hardworking, so they may be a good match for someone who shares these qualities or appreciates them in a partner.  

However, it’s important to be patient and understanding with them. You also need to master the ability to effectively communicate your needs and expectations in the relationship. Because at the end of the day, like any relationship, building a strong, supportive partnership with a Capricorn woman will require effort and dedication from both ends.

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