He’s staring deep into your eyes—but is this Capricorn guy hitting on you?
How does a Capricorn man flirt? Here’s the quick answer:
- He gives you direct and uninterrupted attention
- He’s smart and devilishly charming around you
- His body language speaks louder than his words
- He gives off leadership energy
- He drops a casual invitation to dinner
Now, none of this means he won’t play hot and cold games with you.
If you want to make sure you don’t lose a Capricorn guy’s interest, we highly recommend you get inside his mind with an in-depth guide like Anna Kovach’s Capricorn Man Secrets.
If you’re ready now, click the link above. Otherwise, read on to learn a Capricorn man’s flirting style.
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How Does a Capricorn Man Flirt?
1. With physical touch
As one of the earth signs, Capricorn takes a physical approach to many things in life.
A Capricorn man tries to be respectful and low-key, yet subtly sensual.
He may place a protective hand gently on your back as you walk through a crowd.
You’ll feel the sparks in his touch, though you can’t say he’s being “handsy” by any means.
Capricorns are gentlemen like that.
Read next: How to Make a Capricorn Man Chase You
2. He locks eyes with you
Watch out for intense eye contact from a Capricorn male.
If he’s staring right into your eyes unblinkingly so that you start to sweat a little, he’s giving you signals.
Capricorn men do a lot of non-verbal communication in their flirting style.
Using body language and eye contact, they feel this should be enough to get the message across.
Staring deep into your eyes, they can make an extrovert shy. It’s their sexy little way of making you surrender.
3. He leans in toward you
As mentioned before, the flirtatious Cap uses his body to express his desire for you.
One of the telltale signs that he’s digging you is when you’re talking together, he leans forward, like he wants to make sure he hears what you’re saying.
In fact, you’ll feel like he’s paying very close attention to your every word.
Combined with eye contact, it’s a dead giveaway that he’s focused in on you.
Which means that you must be pretty tantalizing to him, because he doesn’t give that kind of attention to pretty much anyone else.
4. He takes the lead
You’ll know when a Capricorn man is flirting with you because he’s going to do it in a very dominant sort of way.
This man is too busy to care whether he’s labeled an “alpha male.” Yet like an alpha, he’ll have extremely masculine energy.
He’s deliberately leading you, and you’re meant to go along for the ride.
Of course, nothing he does is showy or obviously attention-seeking. So it’ll just be something you sense.
He’ll be direct and completely sincere with you, which is kind of refreshing in today’s dating world, don’t you think?
5. He acts confident
Confidence is a key characteristic of the Capricorn personality.
Appearances are super important to Capricorns, so this man will double down on his efforts to come across as super composed, chill and assertive.
He won’t act embarrassed or shy—the Capricorn male has zero problems making it clear that he’s flirting.
In fact, it will seem like he has no fear whatsoever that you’ll turn him down.
And of course, that kind of confidence is so sexy that he’s banking on you not being able to.
6. He’s suave
The smooth Capricorn man will have you eating out of the palm of his hand. He’s suave as heck.
He’s extremely well-mannered and well-spoken, and the twinkle in his eye could charm the spots off a leopard.
He has the power to make you swoon, and he’ll use it.
Which is why you actually need to be cautious and not swoon too fast if you want him to keep coming back.
For all those looking to learn the right way to capture and keep a Cap man, Capricorn Man Secrets comes in handy.
If he’s showing up dressed to kill, opening doors for you and flashing you that million-dollar smile of his, watch out.
7. He shows off his intelligence
Capricorns are smart, there’s no doubt.
But the Capricorn man treats his intelligence like an asset. He’ll flex it when he needs to impress someone—like you!
Capricorn men are typically well-educated and cultured, so it’s not hard for them to come across as brainy and sophisticated.
But again, he’ll be subtle about it.
Rather than hit you over the head with facts or mainsplain to you, he’ll pull out his wittiest, driest humor and drop literary references to wow you.
8. He tries to make you feel special
A Capricorn man doesn’t want you to feel like you’re just another fish in the sea.
He’s humble and genuine, which is what we love about Capricorn men.
So he’s going to try to make you feel special. And the more he knows about you, the better he’ll be at it.
If he’s just meeting you, maybe the best he can do is be an amazing listener.
But he’ll remember what you’ve said in sharp detail and use it to get you gifts he knows you’ll love. Or do you favors to show he’s not just a flash in the pan.
That’s how this reserved and often serious-seeming man flirts.
9. He casually tries to get a date
Remember that a Capricorn man is direct, which means that he’ll have no trouble mustering the courage to ask you out.
However, he’ll do this in that Cappy way of his that’s super cool and casual.
Don’t expect a formal declaration of romantic interest.
More likely, he’s going to drop an invitation to go out to a specific restaurant he’s been wanting to try and is pretty sure you’ll like.
Yes, that’s a definite date, even if he’s not calling it one.
Other Capricorn Man Questions
How Capricorns act around their crush?
If you want to know how to tell if a Capricorn man likes you, pay attention to how hard he’s trying to impress you.
A Capricorn acts like he’s a hot commodity around his crush.
He’ll try to impress you with who he knows and how easily he can get you into private clubs and events.
Or he’ll use his extensive education or achievements to prove he’s worth turning your head.
If he can get you to think he’s a cut above the rest, that’s the first step toward wooing you in his book.
How does a Capricorn man test a woman?
There are several ways in which a Capricorn man tests a woman, so you have to be ready.
Here are a few:
- Asking you lots of questions to figure out who you are
- Ignoring you slightly to see what your reaction will be
- Periodically checking how devoted you are to him
We explain these tests and many more (as well as how to pass) in How Does a Capricorn Man Test a Woman?
Do Capricorns like to be flirted with?
This is a somewhat tricky question to answer, because it’s not a flat yes or no.
It depends on the situation and who’s flirting with the Capricorn.
If it’s not an ideal time to flirt, like if the Capricorn is busy at work, then no Capricorn is going to give you the time of day.
So choose your timing and the environment wisely!
Secondly, if you’re not the Cap’s type as far as they’re concerned, that’s going to be a dead end.
Best advice is to start slowly and cautiously with a Capricorn. Feel out what their reactions are to you and see if you get a green light to continue.
What do male Capricorns find attractive?
Capricorn males find women who are accomplished, grown-up and classy attractive.
The Capricorn man is the type to find financial responsibility sexier than letting your bra strap show.
He likes a woman who’s a boss, but also sweet and maternal.
Physically, Capricorn guys are often attracted to dark-haired beauties with something unique in their look.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re interested, read How to Attract Capricorn Man.
How do you flirt with a Capricorn man over text?
Be straightforward. Be humorous. Never be boring.
Keep your texts clean and win him over with your intelligence and wit.
If you really want to snag him, recognize him for his achievements, something he’s good at or knows a lot about. Then suggest that maybe he give you some advice in his area of expertise.
Read How to Text a Capricorn Man for tips.
What does it mean when a Capricorn man stares at you?
That he likes you.
He’s either flirting with you if you’re in the early stages, or he’s got actual feelings for you.
The staring never really stops once he’s in a relationship with you.
It’s also a way to tell that he’s in love with you.
No matter what, the Capricorn stare is an indication that he’s into you.
What does a Capricorn man like in a woman?
A Capricorn man likes a woman who is ambitious, educated and well-respected in her community.
He’s always striving to improve his social standing and status, so a woman should also plan wisely with an eye toward her career and financial future.
She should dress well in sophisticated, contemporary clothes.
Note that since he’s pretty serious when it comes to dating, he’s only looking for long-term candidates.
In other words, a woman he could make his wife.
Read more in What Does a Capricorn Man Like in a Woman?
Subtle signs a Capricorn man likes you
Not sure how to tell if a Capricorn man likes you?
Start by understanding that the Capricorn male is traditional. If he’s making classic relationship moves, he likes you.
That is, he’s introducing you to his friends and family, he tries to take care of you and he acts like your boyfriend, to be honest.
Even if you’ve never had that conversation, he’ll just naturally step into that role. At least that’s how it will look on the outside to everyone else.
If you’re not sure you have what it takes to make a Capricorn man crazy about you, read Capricorn Man Secrets.
Anna Kovach explains their sometimes weird, inexplicable behavior and gives you the recipe to capturing a Capricorn man’s heart forever.