If you want to keep a Capricorn man, prepare for the famous (and merciless) Capricorn man tests.
How does a Capricorn man test a woman?
- He tests her values, morals and mind
- He pulls away to see how she handles it
- He’ll put her on “probation” if she makes a mistake
- He checks how faithful, devoted and loyal she is
- He makes sure she’s ready for a serious relationship
If you’re worried you’ll lose a Capricorn man because you don’t know how to handle him, be proactive and learn how to understand him.
Start by learning what he wants and expects—regardless of what he actually says to you—with a guide like Anna Kovach’s Capricorn Man Secrets.
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How Does a Capricorn Man Test a Woman?
Everything is a potential test with a Capricorn man.
He’ll leave no stone unturned as he tries to figure you out.
He’ll analyze and log away your every word and action in a mental safe, deciding whether he should invest his time and emotions in you.
So if you’re wondering, how does a Capricorn man test a woman, you’re wise to ask.
The list below will prepare you for the Capricorn man tests you’ll face, and what you should do.
Read next: How to Make a Capricorn Man Obsessed With You
1. Capricorn men fish for answers
The first Capricorn man test begins immediately, on your first date.
In fact, you might feel like you’re in an interview instead of a date.
He’ll ask you a slew of questions, some of which may seem random or put you on the spot—like about your last relationship, and why you broke up.
He’ll want to know your views on everything from music to politics.
In addition to this, he’ll try to figure out what your morals and values are.
He’ll tell you stories to see how you react and whether you empathize with them.
If he brings up a story about his ex-girlfriend, listen closely.
He’s trying to assess:
- Do you have serious girlfriend potential, and are you trustworthy?
- Are your values, perspectives and interests similar to his?
How do you pass?
A Capricorn man values honesty.
So you’ll need to answer his questions truthfully and be totally transparent.
Show him you’re on his side, but never lie or be fake, no matter how you think you’re being judged.
If he feels lied to, he may cut you off without saying a word about it.
2. The Capricorn man takes a step back
This zodiac sign is incredibly careful and methodical in a new relationship.
As an earth sign, he moves slowly. So if a romantic relationship is moving too fast for him, he’ll hit reverse.
If he throws up a wall after opening up to you, or he tells you he needs some space for a while, it may just be that he’s not comfortable in the fast lane.
If he really is attached to you, it’s scaring the daylights out him. He must—at least in his mind—take control of it.
He just needs time to evaluate his feelings.
He’ll be asking himself, does he truly care for you? How much does he feel your absence when you’re gone?
The answers will determine what he does next.
How do you pass?
To pass this test, be understanding.
Don’t pry, become emotional or try to persuade your Capricorn guy.
He’s a methodical man, never ruled by his emotions.
You can send him a message from time to time. Make it sweet, but not demanding.
Something like, “Hey, I was just thinking about you. If you ever want to chat, I’m here.”
It works because it signals to the Cappy that he’s important to you while at the same time leaving the door open for him to come to you.
3. Suddenly he avoids you
A super confusing Capricorn man test is when he ignores you.
He might not answer his phone for days on end.
His availability will shrink. He’ll be busy at work.
He’ll act nonchalant and tell you vaguely that he was taking care of other things when you get a hold of him.
It’s not a breakup. But the way you approach it will speak volumes to him.
Will you still be there? Or will you hold it against him?
He needs an independent partner who will not complain or become insecure when he has to focus on his career or his own goals.
But also, he’s cautious to the extreme, not letting anyone in until he feels trust runs both ways and he can count on you.
How do you pass?
Respect the space he’s creating. Focus on your own life and goals.
Don’t punish him by ignoring him or giving him the cold shoulder—it won’t work in your favor.
If he’s a good guy and he’s really into you, he’ll come back refreshed, missing you and trying to see you ASAP.
Yes it can be nerve-wracking.
But it can help put your mind at ease to learn how to influence a Capricorn in a guide like Capricorn Man Secrets.
4. He makes sure you’re not messing up
If you did something to break a Capricorn guy’s trust, he will for sure test you on it periodically.
But no matter how you messed up, if he feels the problems are worth fixing, you’ll be on probation for a while.
Kind of like a relationship trial period.
He might tell you what you can do to make it right. But then he’ll really expect you to follow through.
On the other hand, he may just watch and wait.
How do you pass?
The biggest thing is, obviously, not to be a repeat offender!
Because there may not be a third chance with a Capricorn.
Let your behaviors demonstrate your regret and commitment.
Do whatever it takes to stay on the right track, even if that means giving him your phone password to see you’re not texting your ex anymore.
If he’s told you explicitly what he’d like to see, show him you’re working toward that, actively.
If he hasn’t, build back his confidence by staying true to your word.
There’s no way to speed this process up—just stick it out, have patience and give your Capricorn time to see your loyalty to him.
5. He’ll confirm your faithfulness
Even in the beginning, before either of you has made a verbal commitment to the other, a Capricorn man must see signs of faithfulness.
He’ll observe how you are with other guys, including your guy friends.
He may do something random like pop in on you to confirm that you’re really doing what you said you were doing tonight, or simply to get reassurance.
Possibly, he may ask around to find out how you act when he’s not there.
And for sure, he will study your social media accounts and comments.
Paranoid? Maybe a little bit.
But Capricorn men are always prepared to get hurt, so they’ll go out of their way to make sure it doesn’t happen.
How do you pass?
First of all, get off any dating apps if you haven’t already.
He refuses to compete with anyone else, straight up.
Be patient when he asks about the nature of your friendships with guy friends.
And always be conscientious of his feelings when it comes to other guys around you.
Don’t flirt with other men, no matter how harmless it seems to you.
Your Capricorn just needs to know you’re not looking elsewhere.
6. He’ll assess your devotion
A Capricorn man wants a partner who’s attentive, loving and as devoted as he is to the relationship.
It’s hard to say exactly how he’ll test this, but you may be able to tell from hints he drops.
For example, if he keeps asking you about a special gift he got you and whether you kept it, he wants to know if it meant something to you.
Possibly, he’ll test your memory about special events like birthdays, anniversaries and big moments in your relationship.
If the stuff that’s meaningful to him isn’t meaningful to you or slips under the radar, a big part of him will be disappointed.
How do you pass?
Passing this test is not so simple, but you should start by acknowledging that everything he does, he puts careful thought into.
Show him you really appreciate the things he’s done to connect with you and give you a piece of his heart.
Respond genuinely to his gifts, his affections and the devotion he lavishes on you.
Be present in your relationship with him.
Enjoy the small moments with him and celebrate your achievements and milestones together.
His fear is that he’ll be taken for granted, so you have to show him that won’t happen.
7. He observes your emotional reactions
In general, the Capricorn’s emotions are stable and he seeks a partner who is similar to him in that way.
He’s wary of getting close to anyone who might be too emotionally taxing for him.
Are you pretty even-keeled? How do you act when mad at him?
He’ll find your trigger buttons and even push them from time to time to reveal what your true emotional reactions are.
How do you pass?
Show him you’re strong and confident and don’t fly off the handle.
If you get upset, take a deep breath and explain things to him calmly.
He gets when he’s done something that provokes you.
You can show emotions—he knows you have them—it’s just the way that you handle yourself and how you treat him that he’s analyzing.
8. He makes sure you’re ready for a serious relationship
Throughout your relationship, he’ll assess whether everything adds up to a real commitment from you.
Does what you say to him ring true and remain consistent?
Can he trust you? How reliable are you?
Do you have your life together enough to commit to someone else?
Do you want him, or are you hooked on your ex still?
These are all signs that you are (or are not) ready for the type of serious relationship he’s looking for, and not just playing games.
How do you pass?
Just be consistent!
Once the Capricorn sees (over time) that you’re loyal and dedicated to him, he’ll be won over, completely and helplessly.
Be sure of what you want from him.
This will guide you and show through your every word and action to convince the Capricorn man that you’re in it with your heart and soul, like he is.
Other Capricorn Men Questions
What do Capricorn guys find attractive?
The woman who appeals to a Capricorn man looks put-together and physically attractive.
Sure, men of all zodiac signs like an attractive woman, but it’s showing that you value yourself through taking care of your appearance that Capricorn men are drawn to.
What else does a Capricorn man find attractive?
Femininity, maturity, strength and independence.
You may also be interested in our article How to Attract Capricorn Man.
How does a Capricorn man pursue a woman?
The earth signs may be slow to act, but at least they’re straightforward when they make a decision.
Capricorns don’t play mind games—they’ll just ask you out if they like you.
This zodiac sign will start by focusing on you with laser-like attention, which will be so intense it’s difficult not to notice.
Then he’ll make his move, which is at least to get your number, if not secure a date at a specific time and place.
He’ll be determined and patient if you don’t say yes right away.
How does a Capricorn man treat his woman?
A Capricorn man will treat a woman he’s dating with great respect and admiration.
This is because he only dates women that he has a ton of respect and admiration for!
He’s a total gentleman of the old-world sort, pulling out chairs for her and wanting to take care of her.
He’ll be devoted and he’ll want to create a world to escape into with his lady after work, where he can relax, take off his mask and just cuddle.
How do you know if a Capricorn has feelings for you?
Letting you into their world tells you that a Capricorn has feelings for you.
This sign keeps everyone at arm’s length as a strategic move.
Everyone except for the few who have proven themselves worthy, like their closest friends, family and the woman they give their heart to.
So if a Capricorn man makes you part of his routines, opens up to you and lets you stay in his place alone while he’s not there, take it as a good sign that he’s caught feelings for you.
How do you know if a Capricorn man loves you?
A Capricorn man who is serious about you will show you a romantic side of him that you’ve never seen before.
As reserved as he is, he’ll spontaneously say sweet things that are so heartfelt, you’ll feel like the luckiest woman alive.
And yes, he tests you if he loves you to see if you can handle being with him and if you can create a stable future together.
Unlike some zodiac signs, he will not fear making commitments or asking you to make a commitment to him, as long as he doesn’t see anything standing in the way.
What Capricorn man loves in a woman?
Capricorn men love sweetness and a strong maternal instinct in a woman.
However, these qualities must be balanced with a strong drive and ambitious nature.
The Capricorn man adores mental sharpness, elegance, independence and strength.
He prefers a no-nonsense attitude, but a little playful sassiness makes him smile.
Ultimately, Capricorn wants to be a power couple, to be admired and respected by others.
And if you two should stay together and get married one day, he will want to watch you dote on your future children.
If you want to learn how to read your Capricorn man’s mind, we suggest getting started with Anna Kovach’s Capricorn Man Secrets.
In it, Anna answers your questions in-depth, including:
- How does a Capricorn man test a woman?
- Why does my Capricorn man ignore me?
- How can I get him to commit?