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Cancer man personality traits and characteristics
Passionate, volatile and exciting the Cancer man has an emotional strength and vulnerability which many find to be highly attractive and uniquely sexy. Deeply caring and sympathetic lovers they will do anything for a partner whom they're in love with.
Highly intuitive, he has a natural talent for nurturing, often knowing exactly how to make his partner feel comfortable and secure. Loving, gentle, intimate and understanding he is kind hearted but not soft, and will often know exactly what you're feeling and how best to support you emotionally.
Romantic and devoted, he takes relationships and his partner seriously, and once settled with a mate he enjoys the home and everything associated with it. Cancer men are also often exceptionally friendly and love to help others and feel needed. That man at your office who offers hugs when you're feeling down is probably a Cancer... (as a side note, this can be construed as flirting, often where it isn't intended)
If you're able to pick up on other peoples emotions this is a wonderful, caring and warm sign, and everything you've read about them being nurturing and supportive is true. Possibly the most perfect partner you could wish for. If you aren't sensitive enough, or can't be bothered to nurture him at appropriate times, then your perfect Cancer lover may become increasingly distant and argumentative as your tally of neglect grows.
Due to the above in the long term this is an all or nothing man. He often does better with a strong but caring partner, rather than an ultra-sensitive one. This is a man who sometimes needs a partner to tell him to shut up and just kiss him. Debating, analyzing, justifying moods, behavior etc may get the job done eventually, but it's very counter productive.
Cancer man questions
What are Cancer men like in bed?
In line with the comments on shifting moods, sex can be highly variable and dynamic. If you're in-tune with him this can make for a fantastic range of lovemaking styles, though often with an underlying romantic current and flavor. A skilled partner can use that emotional intensity to great advantage. An overly lazy or selfish partner may find it not so appealing.
Are Cancer men kinky?
This is always a hard question to answer, as one person's idea of kinky can be very different to someone else's. Individuals also vary a lot, so this is a bad area to generalize in. All things being equal though, Cancer men are dependent on their mood. At times they can be, and at times they don't want to be. There is a strong argument that it's a good thing. Predictable partners get boring much faster. On the other hand if you like to reach for the candle wax at 8pm every Tuesday... sometimes you are going to be out of luck.
What's it like dating a Cancer man?
Cancer is an unpredictable sign, with a little of everything at different times. This can make them far more exciting and unpredictable lovers than the standard nurturing image would portray. If you enjoy nurturing your partner it's a win:win. If you're the type who often neglects a partner it's a lose:lose.
Cancer is a highly sensitive and intuitive sign, always aware of the needs and feelings of others. Unless they're with an equally intuitive and sensitive lover however they need to be very communicative and open (which they typically aren't) or there's a danger of them feeling that others can understand them, but simply choose not to care.
This situation gets rapidly compounded, because Cancer doesn't like confrontation, and prefers to withdraw to heal when hurt, leading to feeling resentful and taken for granted, and eventually becoming argumentative and feeling like a martyr. For a full description of how a Cancer man acts when in love please see our article on Cancer in love
How loyal are Cancer men?
Fiercely loyal and protective, he will do anything to ensure the happiness and security of his loved ones. Cancer men are amongst the most loyal IF they love their partner. If they don't love their partner then all bets are off (the same as for every other sign).
How to know if a Cancer man loves you?
Cancer is a naturally nurturing sign. If they care, then they tend to show it fairly obviously and readily. Hugs, questions about your day, troubles, worries, picking up on your moods etc are a good indicator. On the other side of things, withdrawing if offended or hurt is an equally good indicator. If they care about someone they become very easily offended by that person.
How to understand your Cancer man
Your Cancer will have his own unique personality traits. This article talks about sun signs, however there are many other factors. For example his moon sign determines his emotional personality which affects whether he is sensitive, romantic, loyal etc.
With his date, time and location of birth these other factors can be calculated for a complete picture of his personality. To explore this further please see our article on astrology compatibility readings.
Who are some famous Cancer men celebrities?
We have a list of the top 400 most famous Cancer celebrities and historical figures.
How to keep a Cancer man?
The common advice is to tell Cancer that you love him 20 times a day. While that certainly works, it misses the point that they want to be understood. One genuine and passionate "i love you" at the right time is worth 20 random ones.
More than anything Cancer compatibility hinges on a partner who can read and empathize with their moods. Some people are more gifted at this than others, but anyone can do it if they make the effort.
How to know if your Cancer man is your soulmate?
Relationships are complex things, comprising hundreds of individual elements. Sun signs are one of these, however a detailed analysis of everything is required to find all the strong and weak areas. Please see the article on astrology and soulmates for more information on how astrology can be used to determine if someone is your soulmate.
Cancer man long distance and online relationships
Online relationships and long distance relationships have unique challenges. One of these is that you get to see one side of someone very clearly: their personality. You don't however get to see anything about other factors such as sexual attraction. My compatibility reports address this by scoring all factors alongside each other so you can see the whole picture, with any strong or weak areas highlighted. To explore this further please see my article on online relationships.
Do Cancer men cheat?
Generally they don't. But, this is the type of question that often gets asked or answered whenever astrology is discussed. Individual experiences are then quoted back and forth as proof that Cancer men do or don't. Individuals get offended by general statements that don't apply to them, and everything goes downhill fast. The diagram below shows the problem here:
Astrology can predict someone's personality very accurately when the placement of all their planets is calculated. In that situation we can also predict their most likely behavior.
From just someone's sun sign however we can only predict some aspects of their personality and it's too much of a leap to try and predict behavior from just those. Astrology has fairly precise limits. This is an example of an area where sun signs are just too broad and clumsy to give an answer. A real compatibility reading is required to answer the question.
How to make a Cancer man fall in love with you?
This is a question which is very hard to give a general answer on, as no two Cancer men are totally identical. The key is understanding him and what he finds most attractive in a partner. Astrology can provide a wealth of information to enable this, however natal charts need to be prepared and studied to do so. Please see the article on seduction and astrology for more information on this.
Cancer man gifts
We have a dedicated section for Cancer man gifts with examples of the types of gifts which Cancer men enjoy within various categories from naughty to practical, including reader submitted suggestions.
Cancer man dating advice
No advice will ever apply to every Cancer man as they are all unique in various ways. I specialize in offering tailored advice based on your unique personality and his together, as one without the other isn't nearly as useful. My astrology readings solve real relationship problems for real people every day. For more information please see the article on relationship advice.
How compatible are you with your Cancer man?
This depends on far more than just your sun signs. The complete picture of your personality and his is determined by numerous planet placements at the time of birth. To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results. This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information - everything from how they view you and how to turn them on to the best way to avoid arguments.
We specialize in providing accurate and affordable astrology compatibility readings delivered promptly via email. This reading explores everything about your relationship, including a detailed analysis of your personality and your partner's personality. We examine areas ranging from sexual attraction to problem solving. Each topic has clear explanations, scores and comparisons to averages. The relevant astrological charts are included, together with notes of how the information is derived from them.
Average size is 100 pages. The reading is $27 and includes an unconditional guarantee, free email questions and free revision if you later find a more accurate birth time for you or your partner.
All the analysis is based off of the date, time and location of birth for you and your partner. Ideally the times should be as accurate as possible, but we can work with the best information you have.
Below is a questionnaire which shows the information we will need:
Cancer man compatibility
For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs we have a separate index of articles on Cancer compatibility
Cancer and Aries compatibility
Cancer and Taurus compatibility
Cancer and Gemini compatibility
Cancer and Cancer compatibility
Cancer and Leo compatibility
Cancer and Virgo compatibility
Cancer and Libra compatibility
Cancer and Scorpio compatibility
Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility
Cancer and Capricorn compatibility
Cancer and Aquarius compatibility
Cancer and Pisces compatibility
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Cancer man seems unable to express his feelings
Have been dating a lovely Cancer man for six months it is all going well, but he can't seem to express himself verbally about how he feels about me! I …
Cancer Man and Leo Man Relationship
I don't know If these set of compatibility circumstances apply too gay relationships, but I am a Leo guy, crazly in love with another Cancer guy, but i …
Cancer man always falling for Aquarius
Being a cancer male and reading much about my sign over the years I feel like this stuff is more and more true everyday. I did not realize how emotional …
Cancer man and foreplay
Hello, I'm a pisces woman dating a cancer man. We've been together for four years. Everything is great. He treats me wonderfully and the sex is usually …
Cancer man's opinion on how to reach a Cancer man
As a Cancer man, with both my sun and moon in Cancer, I have to concur with this description. Particularly that the key to having a positive and deep connection …
Cancer man problems... please help...
I am a gemini woman that have know a cancer male for about 6 months now. It was love at first sight for me. I didn't really think it was going to turn …
Cancer men are draining
Let me start by saying CHILD BOOO! Cancer men are draining. I not only have one but I have a step-son who is a cancer male too born on the same day as …
How to fix this Cancer relationship?
i am cancer & he is cancer .. we are young early 20s have been best friends since junior high & dating for 1 1/2 yrs... im totally mad for him & i do feel …
Cancer and Aries does work!
My cancer guy is very gentle and loving. I am an Aries and it breaks my heart to see all these articles that say that our relationship is supposed to be …
A Cancer Man Dating A Cancer Woman
I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over a year now. He is a cancer and so am I. Its been the most craziest relationship experience in my …
No strings sex with a Cancer man
I met this Cancer man. He told me that he wasn't looking for a relationship and just wanted sex. I was happy to oblige because I thought that he was extremely …
How to attract a Cancer guy?
I am a virgo girl, hopelessly attracted to a Cancer man. I was instantly drawn in by his energy. There is no possible way to describe it, only to say that …
Cancer man thinks I'm cheating. Help!
I've been seeing this cancer man for a while now and he always think im cheating on him ...what should i do?
Cancer man who won't let me in
Hi! I'm a Capricorn woman currently involved with a Cancer man. He is single, a few years younger than me, but doesn't seem to care about the age difference. …
Cancer man disappearing
i had a relationship with a cancer man and suddenly with no reason he dissapears he stopped talking to me or asking about me i love him so much and he …
Will my Cancer man ever grow up?
My Cancer man is somewhat immature and I'm wondering if he will be this way forever. He is a grown man, but cares too much what other people think and …
How to get my ex Cancer man back?
Me and my Cancer man ex broke up at the end of May and know it's July. How do you think I can get him back? I am still in love with him.
My Cancer Man
I am a Capricorn Woman dating a Cancer man. We have been together for a year now and it has sure been an interesting ride. I do have a few of the typical …
Cancer man drama
I am a Aries woman and a Cancer guy found me, talked to me everyday, spent alot of time with me and then circumstances led to him hiding in his shell for …
Sex with my cancer man
I enjoy having sex with my cancer we can go on for hours, but I never came at the same time with him tonight I'm going try and if it does not work I'm …
Her or me?
My cancer guy was separated and going thru a divorce. Once she (a Scorpio) showed signs of wanting him back, he broke up with me (a Pisces). She initiated …
I really like this Cancer guy
I want him soooo bad. I probably think about him almost everyday. I met him a couple years ago, and we became friends through an organization at school...We …
Cancer men trust and cheating
I've been with a cancer man for 14 years. He cheated on me with 2 women and he got them pregnant also while he was still with me. I don't know whether …
Cancer man stalking me, in a non creepy way
So there's this customer that comes to my job to study and always says hi or whats up and lately he's been making conversation when I'm off work that lasts …
Cancer man with Cancer woman and Leo woman
I'm a Leo girl and I was with a Cancer guy for over a year. At about 6 months in, we decided to go poly with a Cancer girl. Now it's devolved into poly-gone-wrong …
Is my Cancer man having an affair?
I wanted to ask a question which somehow i must also take a step to change myself because i feel that he see's me as a child acting babyish in mind and …
Cancer men and moon signs
Depends on the moon sign. Double check to make sure that your Cancer man's moon sign is not in any of the three Fire signs (Sagittarius, Aries, Leo). If …
What turns Cancer men on
Cancer male likes mature and aggressive woman, but she must act in cute way. Build up confidence for him. Nurture him, advice him, make him laugh. …
capricorn woman involved with a cancer man
I am a Capricorn woman and was involved with a cancer man, whom I loved very much. Sadly, I found him to be very dishonest and deceitful. My experiences …
Cancer husband paying attention to another woman
I'm a Gemini woman and my husband is Cancer man. I've noticed that he's paying and investing a lot of attention into another woman and I'm not sure how …
Involved with a married Cancer man
I am involved with a married Cancer man. He and I have been together for 3 years (I only found out a few months ago that he is married). He tells me he …
Cancer Man and Scorpio Girl Doomed Relationship
I am Scorpio-Aquarius-Scorpio woman and, years ago, I fell in love with my Cancer boss. We hit it off, in a way, from the very beginning. He seemed very …
Sleeping with friend's Cancer brother and so confused about secrets.
Hi I am a 23 yr old Gemini female and I'm sleeping with a 21 yr old cancer male. I'm in a very difficult situation because I am best friends with his older …
Trying to understand a Cancer man.
I'm a pisces and i'm madly in love with cancer man but the way we got involved is what worries me...let me tell you from the start...I had an eye on him …
How to become a mature Cancer man
1- You need to solve most of your issues. (having the sensitivity to know exactly what women want is great but you need to be in control of your self before …
I have been dating cancer man now for a l over a month and let me tell you he has been the best boyfriend I have ever had he is very compassionate and …
Cancer man social networking
well, m a cancer girl n i have met a guy from social networking site n he s a cancer boy too..he like me n wants to date me. but m totally confused whether …
Cancer male thinks i'm cheating
My cancer thinks i'm cheating on him. Although communication is sometimes THE PROBLEM, it's also the solution. He works grave shifts which makes it worse …
My Cancer Ex
He was a womanizer, cheater etc. I'm a Capricorn... both signs are suppose to do well together... he was very protective of our family and myself, and …
Cancer boyfriend and BFF
I have a cancer boyfriend he is extremely passionate,and will do anything to try and put a smile on my face he can be incredibly moody for no apparent …
wonderful caring cancerian
I have dated a cancerian man....... really caring, safe, wonderful guy i have ever seeen... i felt so secure with him.. really fun loving guy..... but …
Insecure about cancer man
Iv been in a relationship with a cancer man for almost 4 years. He makes me feel great but I feel that over time I will not be able to satisfy him because …
Seducing a Cancer man
Cook for him! It doesn't have to be the fanciest food in the world, just comforting and good. Light candles. Melt some chocolate and hand feed him with …
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Gay Cancer man
Everything in this article applies if you're gay or bisexual. On this broad sun sign level astrology works the exact same way. Over 15% of our clients are gay, bisexual and lesbian.
So is this article conclusive?
No! This article is based only on sun signs. In order to provide a lot of people with information those are a convenient and fast way to generalize, but far from conclusive at this broad level. There are many other planet placements which all affect someone's personality.
To get a complete picture of someone we need to take all those other planets and their interactions into account. To do this we need to create and interpret their natal chart. For information on what's involved in this and the opportunity to obtain one for yourself and your partner please see the compatibility readings page.