Persistent Capricorn approaches love as serious business. As the zodiac's most goal-oriented sign, he's not one to play around. Chances are, he's got a 10-year plan for his life, and his partner must forward that agenda. Flings aren't really his bag; he'd rather be alone than jump from partner to partner. With this attitude, it's no wonder many Capricorns marry more than once. He's so eager to settle down and start a family that he may not screen his spouse thoroughly.
As the sign of public image, Capricorns are status-conscious. Whatever he values — college degrees, money, or good looks — his partner must possess it in spades. He's also huge on family, and deeply loyal to his own. He often acts as the "rock" that his family leans on, and dutifully plays this role. If his mate doesn't mesh with his family, all bets are off!
Workaholic Caps are determined about professional goals, too. His sign rules the zodiac's tenth house of career, and he's got CEO written all over him. Although he finds work fulfilling, his long office hours may eclipse his personal life. He may be on the early retirement track, but at what cost to his relationship? If he doesn't give his relationships care and feeding along the way, he could be sailing off on his yacht at age 45 with divorce papers in hand. The right woman for Capricorn will help him approach his love life with the same dedication that he puts into his job. If she's smart, she'll team up and work with him. That's the best way to get his time and attention!
The loyalty of Capricorns is not to be underestimated, no matter how flirty he appears on the surface. Capricorns rule history and value things that last over time. The person he's known longest is often who he marries — regardless of compatibility. He assumes that anyone who keeps coming back around must really love him or she would have moved on. It's a funny way to measure love, but nobody can tell him otherwise!
As an earth sign, Capricorns have a lusty appetite, and are known to stray on occasion. Oddly, he doesn't consider a meaningless hookup cheating. If he hasn't given away his heart or material assets, it doesn't count in his book. Of course, his partners may not agree — and thus come the memorable explosions.
Ruled by Saturn, the planet of repression, many Caps have a wild streak underneath that serious, traditional facade. Only a chosen few (if anyone) will experience his out-there fantasies. It could take a very open-minded person to understand!
Caution: a Capricorn deprived of a stable family could spend his whole life stuck in resentment or regret, never allowing love into his life. Behind this is a deep reservoir of self-doubt, which all Capricorns must struggle against. Caps who experienced early family traumas should find an understanding therapist, and work persistently through his issues. As with everything he does, determination is his secret weapon. He's used to fighting for what he wants, so if he thinks you're "The One," he'll go to battle to make your relationship last.