Need a good excuse to text a hot Capricorn guy? How do you get him to text back?
We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to text a Capricorn man:
- Never bore a Capricorn man or drag out a conversation
- Don’t wait by the phone to talk to him
- Ask him questions he cares about
- Show that you’re confident and independent
- Flirt modestly and keep the mystery alive
Texting a Capricorn is scary when he doesn’t answer and you don’t know what his deal is.
What really helps with this is to know how a Capricorn man thinks and what mistakes women are constantly making with him, which a guide like Anna Kovach’s Capricorn Man Secrets can teach you.
Click the link above for the guide, or check out our texting tips below.
Should You Text a Capricorn Man?
The answer is usually, yes. You don’t need to wait around for him to text you first.
If that’s your mindset, you might find yourself disappointed when he doesn’t rush to message you.
Here’s the key.
He likes it when you text and show him some attention, but then you’ll need to let him take over from there.
By that I mean, go as slow as he wants to. Be chase-worthy now that you’ve got him captivated.
We’ll talk about how to do that in our texting tips below.
Read next: How to Tell If a Capricorn Man Likes You
How to Flirt With a Capricorn Man Over Text
Subtlety is key.
Capricorn men like a bit of sassy, witty banter with someone they’re into, so practice this while texting a Cap.
Try not to call him cutesy names or bombard him with surface compliments.
To really nail a compliment with this guy, first ask him about something he takes pride in like his work or a hobby.
Then compliment him on his prowess, his knowledge or his excellent judgment.
Capricorn men love being recognized for what they do well. Or for just plain being right.
How to Text a Capricorn Man
1. Be direct and to the point
A Capricorn man never says too much. But when he talks, he’s direct.
He thinks communication should have a purpose. Otherwise, why bother?
So as you can imagine, he’d prefer that you skip the fillers.
Say what you want to say. Make your words count.
Don’t send him 20 messages leading up to a simple request like, “Hey, do you want to meet up this weekend?”
The Capricorn will like that he doesn’t have to analyze every last thought that you type out to him.
Bottom line, he needs to be able to reply to your texts easily, or he may not at all.
2. Don’t obsessively check your phone
Are you that person who sends a text and then stares at her phone until she gets a reply?
You can’t operate that way with a Capricorn.
If he’s busy at work, busy hanging out with friends or just generally busy, he’s probably not going to get back to you until later when he’s able to.
Be aware, he will not keep up with you if you’re texting continuously for days on end.
He’s not that into texting.
That’s fine—let it go!
Give him a chance to get back to you on his own time. Or at least, when he’s willing to.
3. Ask questions
With a Capricorn man, you’ll get back what you put into the conversation.
You have to show a real desire to know about him and his world. So instead of merely answering his questions, ask him some in return.
Even a “What about you?”
Sometimes, a Capricorn man needs this kind of encouragement from you. Or he’ll be too self-conscious to share.
Something to keep in mind is that he loves sharing his expertise. Ask for his opinion or for advice about stuff he knows a lot about.
A tip—don’t get too personal with your questions. Base them on his knowledge and interests to steer the conversation in the right direction.
4. Make every text intriguing
The cold, hard reality is that a Capricorn man will stop talking to you if he’s gotten bored.
No pressure, right?
In all seriousness, you’ll need to put thought into what you text him.
Every text should be of value to him, whether it’s because it relates directly to his interests or it brightens up his day.
Don’t send him a picture of your lunch unless you’re eating a burger from a place he’s been dying to try.
Circle back to a great conversation with some interesting news you just read.
Show curiosity about what he’s into, too—he doesn’t get bored talking about anything that fascinates him.
If you want to know more about how to hold a Capricorn man’s attention via text, Anna Kovach deep-dives into this in her Capricorn Man Secrets program.
5. Don’t overdo the emojis and exclamation points
Be aware of how many winky faces you’re scattering into your texts.
An expertly chosen emoji here or there that emphasizes what you’re saying is great.
But if your texts read like they were written by an excitable girl in junior high, the Capricorn man will hesitate to talk to you.
Less is always more with him, and exclamation points are not all that necessary.
Unless you want him to think you’re shouting at him.
6. Show your smarts
It’s always a good move to put your intelligence on display for a Capricorn guy. Capricorns love a woman with a good mind.
You can do this in a number of ways.
First, clean up your language. Avoid too much cursing. Try to pay attention to your grammar.
Share some titles of good books he might like.
Educate yourself on what’s going on in the world right now. Capricorns are usually politically savvy and like to express their own personal judgment about big social topics.
Your Capricorn man will be inspired and want to talk to you more.
7. Try some dry humor
Capricorn guys really like it when a woman can serve up a witty comeback.
If he likes you, a Capricorn may tease you in an understated way. Go on and return that same vibe, respectfully.
Or try a touch of self-deprecating humor. It shows you’re not full of yourself, which is great to confirm to a down-to-earth Capricorn man.
Generally speaking, the Capricorn likes a little saucy sarcasm and irony. Keep it light, though.
Don’t dip into negativity and you’ll keep him engaged.
8. Tone down the flirting
Some guys love it when a woman does some heavy flirting up front.
But to a Capricorn man, that doesn’t send a positive message.
He likes modesty and coyness. And he doesn’t want to feel like you’re chasing after him.
Quite frankly, if he thinks you’re chasing him, he’ll lose his desire and move on.
So when you’re flirting, keep it subtle and friendly.
Don’t text him pictures or innuendos that make it seem like you’re dying to get in bed with him.
You could get your wish, but after that you might not hear from him again.
9. Take time to reply
If you want the Capricorn to hang on your every word, don’t text back immediately every time.
The idea is to establish your independence.
You want him to know that you’re busy because you prioritize work, school and real life.
Also, when you take some time to reply, you get more time to give him thoughtful responses. Win-win.
Bear in mind, this is not a game you’re playing with him. There’s no need to ignore every text from him just because.
At the same time, he wants to be sure that you’re not sitting around waiting for him.
Or else you don’t have enough going on in your life for his liking.
10. Demonstrate self-confidence
Whatever you do, always show that you’re a confident woman with plenty of self-worth.
Never appearing needy to him.
If he hasn’t texted you back in a while, don’t lose your mind over it.
Seriously, best advice is to go about your business.
Treat texting him as something you both want to do when you have time. And certainly not something that your self-worth depends on.
11. Follow up
One thing that Capricorn men really look for in a woman is how much she actually cares.
Something big and important happening in his life? Text him to see how it’s going.
If he’s traveling across the country for a work conference he prepped for weeks for, ask him how it went when he gets back.
You can find out what’s going on with him by listening to him (and asking questions!).
By showing him you remember these details, you show that you care.
And it’s quick and simple to shoot him a text asking about it, then letting him take it from there.
12. Keep some mystery
While you always want to be honest with a Capricorn man, there’s no need to lay out your entire life’s story in novel-length texts.
For the most part, Capricorns prefer to save the meaty conversations for when you’re talking in person.
They’ll get hooked far more easily when they can look into your eyes, smell you, touch you and hear you.
The odds of them getting bored are higher if they never see you.
So, make sure you’re offering to get together instead of relying on technology to build a relationship with a Capricorn man.
Other Capricorn Man Questions
What attracts Capricorn man physically?
Physical attraction for Capricorn men varies in terms of body type, but most tend to like women with dark features.
A woman with a unique look catches their eye.
For clothes, a woman should dress femininely but also in a way that expresses her sophistication.
Nothing too frilly, and definitely nothing that screams, “I put zero effort into this outfit.”
How to Attract Capricorn Man has more tips.
Signs a Capricorn man likes you through text
Is your Capricorn man reliable about texting you back? Even if he’s not the quickest?
If so, he likes you.
Other texting signals he’s all about you:
- He asks about what you like and what your hobbies are
- His texts are whole sentences, not just one or two word answers
- He jokes and teases you
- He tries to set dates to see you
How do you make a Capricorn man miss you?
First off, a Capricorn man is going to want to know: why should he miss you?
He needs tangible evidence.
So make sure he knows what’s different about you—what he gets with you that he doesn’t get with anyone else (and I’m not talking about sexy stuff).
Being relatable to him is a must, since Capricorns really want people around them who get them.
And as always with a Capricorn, practice self-restraint and let him come to you.
Read more about this in How to Make a Capricorn Man Miss You.
How do you keep a Capricorn man interested?
Never get passive with a Capricorn male.
He likes a strong woman who doesn’t let him cross her boundaries.
What’s challenging about this is that Capricorn men are quick to enforce their own boundaries and look out for their own needs and desires.
Not because they’re selfish, but because they fear someone trying to control them.
But, if this leads to you wrecking your life trying to please a Capricorn man, he’ll lose interest so fast it’ll make your head spin.
Be true to yourself, be generous and be flexible, but never let a Capricorn man run you.
How do Capricorns communicate?
Capricorns believe in direct communication.
They don’t mince words, and they say what they want even if they know it’s going to hurt someone’s feelings.
With that said, Capricorns are not overly chatty.
They speak when they think there’s something to be said. And when there is, they take time to gather their thoughts and mentally outline what they’re going to say first.
This is one reason people may not hear from them for a while.
If you have any doubts about your ability to bag a Capricorn man, I highly recommend getting your hands on Capricorn Man Secrets by Anna Kovach.
It’s chock full of strategies to keep a Cappy from ghosting you or making snap judgments about you not being right for him…something he’s famous for.