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What’s It Really Like To Date A Cancer?

Cancers are the caregivers of the zodiac, and they love to foster close, nurturing relationships. However, they usually keep their cards close to their chest, and it may take a while for them to fully open up and be comfortable with who they are dating. In order to keep seeing someone, they need to feel that deeper emotional connection. Below, find out what it’s really like to date a Cancer.

Cancer, you should be aware that Gemini is restless and requires intellectual stimulation and new experiences, whereas you are more concerned with nesting and connecting.

Who are Cancers most compatible with?

Cancers are most likely to enjoy the company of Capricorn and Taurus. Both of these grounded earth signs have a lot of stability in their lives and are consistent, which are traits that Cancer wants in a partner. A Taurus is able to understand Cancer’s introverted tendencies, and they may both love relaxing at home. Meanwhile, a Capricorn is the sign opposite to Cancer, so there may be important lessons they can both learn from one another. A Cancer may help Capricorn to develop their sensitive, emotional side, while a Capricorn may help Cancer find structure in their life and work towards concrete goals.

Why can Cancers be so hard to date?

Cancers tend to be shy at first, and it may be hard to tell if they even like you. Similar to their mascot, the crab, it may take a while for a Cancer to fully come out of their shell and show off their true personality. Patience is key when dating a Cancer. This sensitive water sign also hates conflict, so they may be a bit passive if they’re upset. A Cancer may expect you to read their mind and know why they’re bothered, so it’s important to make sure that there is always open communication in the relationship.

What’s it like dating a Cancer?

A Cancer needs to know that there’s security in the relationship, so they are usually not into casual dating or dating multiple people at once. They prefer to foster deeper, emotional connections, which is part of why they might be a little guarded at first. They need to be sure of someone before they give their heart away.

Cancers are also traditional when it comes to dating, and they may like to be pursued so that they know that the other person likes them first. Once they’re more serious about someone though, they love having cosy movie nights at home and engaging in intimate conversations. They are great listeners, and often they’ll interject with really helpful advice. However, they tend to avoid huge group outings, so they may only want to introduce you to their absolute closest friends and family.

What signs should Cancer avoid?

Cancers are most likely to clash with fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries. Sagittarius loves to travel the world, and they tend to get restless and need a constant change in scenery. This lifestyle is probably not so appealing to Cancer, as they love to be close to family and have a cosy home to which they can return. Aries is another high energy sign that likes to constantly be initiating new experiences. Aries can also be very direct and not the most aware of other people’s feelings, which could rub Cancer the wrong way. Cancer might end up hurt and offended by an Aries sign’s bluntness.

Another sign that Cancer may encounter challenges with is Aquarius. Aquarius is very independent and needs a certain amount of space and freedom. Cancer likes to feel close to their partner and goes out of their way to take care of people, but Aquarius may find their behaviour to be a bit clingy and will only pull away further.

What are Cancers like when they are in love?

Once they are sure of their emotions for someone, a Cancer will be all in with the other person. They will feel very at home with you, and they might be a lot more outwardly affectionate and loving. They like to take care of their partner and they’re extremely nurturing, so they will go out of their way to make you feel good. They may plan big romantic gestures, such as setting up candlelit dinners or organising a weekend away together. Another sure way to know that they are in love is when they start inviting you to not only meet their parents, but their whole extended family.