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I Joined A Support Group For People Who’ve Dated Capricorns

Have you ever dated someone that was all about their career? Maybe they didn’t express their emotions very well, weren’t the most romantic, or struggled with the right things to say? If the answer to any of the above is “yes,” you might’ve dated a Capricorn – and you might need an astrology support group. The “Dated/dating a Capricorn: Support Group” is a Facebook group that offers its members a safe place to talk about the apparent ‘toxicity’ of Capricorns. TikTok users @harrywilkins and @chlemilia published videos about the group, wondering why it had so many members. As someone who isn’t – nor has ever dated – a Capricorn, it left me to wonder what all that fuss is about. Are they really that bad?

Represented by the sea goat, Capricorns are an Earth sign born between December 22 and January 20. Astrology says that Capricorns are usually extremely hard-working people, determined, and strong so it makes sense that they’re very career-oriented. But how are they in the love department? Well, apparently not as successful. They’re one of the hardest zodiac signs to read, since while they usually communicate really well on work related topics, they struggle to share their feelings in relationships, which might make for a challenging romantic partner. 

To hear from people that have actually had to deal with Capricorns firsthand, I did us all a solid and joined the support group. It currently has 15.3 thousand members, far surpassing the membership of every other zodiac sign’s support group (for example, Sagittariuses and Geminis come in second and third, with 7.7 thousand and 7.5 thousand members, respectively), so I figured there must be some merit to these claims.

Members share all kinds of things related to dating the – allegedly – most difficult romantic zodiac partner in this group, from memes to personal experiences to the search for that one last bit of hope when a Scorpio starts dating a Capricorn. “Not a relationship for the weak,” one person commented, dashing that hope. 

The hatred towards Capricorns is in full force, coming from both exes and current partners. I’ve learned that they’re also brutally honest and distant, with a popular post suggesting that “Capricorns are all ‘Karens’” – meaning that your Earth sign lover might ask to talk to the manager a little too much. But there are also a few wholesome comments and posts from people who have been in loving and committed relationships with Capricorns, suggesting that they’re also logical and can be very loyal. 

Even though there’s a no Capricorns allowed rule the community is full of them. If you were to join, you’ll most certainly come across posts in all caps like, “SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST MESSED UP INDIVIDUALS REGARDLESS OF THEIR ZODIAC SIGN,” probably written by a Capricorn, trying to prove that they’re not so bad. 

Trolls and memes aside, some members do request and offer genuine advice on the struggles they’re facing in their relationships, and there’s definitely a sense of community. Loads of comments from people who might’ve experienced the same situation try to help each other out. However, if you’re currently considering giving a Capricorn a chance this group will 100% make you question yourself; I’ve also learned that Capricorns can be emotionally draining, manipulative, narcissistic, and the literal devil (yes, someone actually said that).

People love to dramatically claim that they’re suffering at the hands of a Capricorn, which will make you want to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. A group member published that after breaking up with her Capricorn partner, he broke all of the windows in her apartment. Another member said that her ex “never communicated enough. He would be either too emotional or would show no emotions at all,” and added that he never accepted his mistakes. But it’s only fair to remind you that, while it claims to be a support group, it’s literally meant for slander. After all, celebs like Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Timothée Chalamet are all Capricorns, so they’re not all bad, right?

Will I avoid Capricorns at all costs in the future? Even though this group says, “Yes, keep your distance!” a good sense of humor is an essential part of a relationship, right? And if Capricorns are willing to join a group that slanders them one post at a time – and still try to joke about it – I think it’s safe to say that if you ever give a Capricorn a chance, the risk will be worth the reward. But if it all goes downhill, you’ll always have Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour and, of course, your loyal Capricorn support group. 

Carolina Grassmann is an Editorial Intern at HerCampus.com, and the Editor-In-Chief and Events Director of Her Campus Cásper Líbero. She's majoring in journalism, and has been involved with HC since her first year of college, as a writer and reporter. When she's not writing, she's most likely listening to Taylor Swift's songs over and over again.
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