It can be difficult to know if a Cancer man likes you. The symbol for Cancer is the crab, and like the crab, a Cancer man tends to have a hard outer shell. Underneath this shell, he is gentle and tender. This makes it difficult to read him. Furthermore, Cancer men have the tendency to be painfully shy. This makes it hard for him to approach a woman, even if he is highly attracted to her. Because of this, with a Cancer man, you may have to make the first move, at least at first.
Don’t let this fool you, however. Because he is gentle and often a little shy, it is easy to underestimate a Cancer man. He is a lot tougher than he looks. Fiercely protective of those he cares about and those that seem vulnerable or weak, a Cancer man is capable of outstanding acts of heroism and bravery. As the relationship progresses and as he becomes more comfortable with you, he will surprise you by taking charge.
If you are interested in a Cancer man, read on to know if a Cancer man likes you from the moment you meet until you are getting ready to walk down the aisle.
How To Tell If You Have Caught A Cancer Man’s Eye
With a Cancer man, the hardest stage is the very beginning. Cancer is notoriously shy, and it is very hard for him to approach a woman who he does not know, no matter how attractive she is to him. For this reason, he often misses opportunities for love and romance. This means that if you are interested in a Cancer man, you may need to break the ice. Here is how to tell if a Cancer man is interested in you.
You will see him sneaking glances at you
It is very hard to tell if a Cancer man is interested in you. His hard shell makes him look like he is annoyed and uninterested even if he wildly attracted to you. Because of this, you will need to look for subtle cues. One of the telltale signs he likes you is if you catch him sneaking glances at you out of the corner of your eye. If you try to make eye contact with him, however, he will quickly look away. If he does this once, it may not mean anything. If you see him doing it several times, though, it is a pretty good clue that you have caught his eye.
At this point, the best thing to do is to go and attempt a conversation with him. Keep it noncommittal and friendly, and do not let him know that you saw him looking at you.
He will talk to you
When you approach a Cancer man and start to talk, you will know pretty quickly if he is interested in you. If he talks to you, you can be pretty sure that he likes you. If he does not like you, he will give you a few curt responses, and that will be the end of the matter. He generally will not talk to someone just to be polite. Now, depending on just how shy he is, he may not talk much even if he likes you. There will be a difference, though. If he is just shy, he will stammer a bit and seem visibly nervous. He will still be open to you and pleasant.
He will try to look after you
One of the classic signs that a Cancer man likes you is if he tries to look after you. He will notice if you are uncomfortable or seem sad or nervous. If you tell him something you are having difficulty with, he will give you advice or try to help you in some way. He may try to order you a drink or your favorite food. If you seem cold, he may offer you his jacket.
He will invite you to his place for dinner
In the early stages of your relationship with a Cancer man, the Holy Grail is when he asks you to dinner at his place. This is especially the case if he wants to cook for you. Dinner at his house may not be a fancy or romantic affair, but it very well may be one of the best meals you have eaten in your life. Cancer men are known to be some of the best cooks in the zodiac. Some of them are even professional chefs. He will be paying special attention to what and how much you eat, and if there is something that you don’t like, it is best to tell him politely. He wants to please you, and his feelings will be hurt if you leave something on your plate and he does not know why.
How To Know If A Cancer Man Likes You When You Are Dating
In the early stages of the relationship, he was a bit shy and timid, but he will get more forceful as things move along. At this point, he will have no more trouble taking the initiative. If you see the signs below, you will know that your Cancer man likes you.
He will notice everything about you
Cancer is a nurturing sign, and he will pay attention to you so that he can make sure that your needs are met. He will notice how much you eat and how much you sleep. If you are sick, he will worry about you and want to take care of you. If this annoys you, remember that this is one of the signs that he truly cares about you.
He may become jealous or possessive
When a Cancer man is in love, he can become jealous and even possessive. This is not one of his better traits, but it is a part of his nature. If this bothers you, the best way to handle it is to give him plenty of reassurance that you love him and that you will not leave him.
He will take charge
Having someone to love and care about gives a Cancer man strength and courage. He will plan your dates, and from this point on, he will be the one to take the initiative in terms of moving the relationship along. It is best to just let him do so.
He will invite you to meet his parents
You know a Cancer man is serious about you when he wants you to meet his parents, and especially his mother. Cancer men tend to be very close to their mothers, and if she is still alive, she will continue to play an important role in his life throughout his adult years. This means that it will be essential to get along with her. Her opinion of you and her advice to him about you will make the difference between whether the relationship moves forward or not.
Friendzone warning: As your relationship progresses, a Cancer man might start to become relaxed and comfortable with you. He might want to stay at home and watch TV with you. He could also become less forceful and more passive. If he does this, he is thinking of you as a friend rather than a lover.
How To Tell If A Cancer Man Is Getting Ready To Propose
A Cancer man takes marriage very seriously. For him, marriage is for life. It may take him a long time to propose, and the signs that he is thinking of you as a potential wife be confusing if you don’t know what to look for. Below are the signs that he is getting ready to propose to you.
He may seem a little more distant
One of the more confusing things about a Cancer man is that as he is getting ready to propose, he may start to seem colder and more distant. All signs, not just Cancer, tend to exhibit some of the traits of their opposite sign when they marry or are thinking of marriage. Cancer’s opposite sign is business-like Capricorn. This change in behavior can be a bit disconcerting because he also withdraws when he is upset or mad. If he is changing because he is thinking about a commitment, however, he will not seem emotional or grumpy. Instead, he will take charge in a very practical way.
He will make plans for the future
One of the ways that he will take charge is by making plans for your future together. In particular, he will want to make sure that he can provide you with a nice home. If he does not already have one, he may want to buy one with you. You will know that he is planning for the future because he will want to include you in the planning process.
He will talk about children
The biggest clue that a Cancer man is getting ready to propose is if he starts to talk about having children. A Cancer man will almost always want children, and often he will want many children. He may ask you about your thoughts about children or about your ideas about child-rearing. This is a very good sign that he will be popping the question very soon.