9 Clear Signs that a Cancer Man Likes You (He’s Interested)

How to Tell if a Cancer Boy Likes You
  1. 1 You catch him staring at you.
  2. 2 He compliments you nonstop.
  3. 3 He offers to help you.
  4. 4 He opens up to you.
  5. 5 He tries to make you laugh.
  6. 6 He’s a gentleman when he flirts with you.
  7. 7 He wants to spend time with you.
  8. 8 He introduces you friends or family.

5 CLEAR signs a Cancer Man Likes You!

1. He works hard to establish an emotional connection with you

When a Cancer man starts to feel a spark of interest in you he’ll immediately work to develop an emotional rapport with you.

He will want to establish a connection, empathy, and mutual understanding with you. He’ll hang onto your eery word and ask deliberate questions to try to figure you out. He’ll invite you to vent about ex-partners, and listen closely as you do.

He’ll use his body language to send non-verbal cues that he’s open to you. He might give you lots of eye contact, supportive nods, move closer to you, or open up his torso to you.

You can test this by opening up your body language to him and seeing if he further reciprocates (high interest) or pulls away (lack of interest).

In conversation, he’ll listen to you very closely. He’ll ask you a lot of questions and will listen closely and remember details, as he wants to get a glimpse into your life.

He’ll typically ask more about you than you usually volunteer. He’s a water sign, and they tend to want to know a lot about you. He’ll reciprocate by confiding in you about his life, too.

It’s important to note that even though he’s warm and amiable with someone he’s interested in, he doesn’t open up to everyone this easily. Cancer’s are very sensitive inside so they tend to keep up a hard, protective barrier (like the crab, their zodiac symbol).

So if he’s showing you these signs, it means he’s into you.

A Cancer man who’s interested in you will look for reasons to touch you more.

Has he been reaching out to grab your hand, or playfully touching your shoulder? Maybe he’s been pulling you close and initiating long hugs when you meet up and when you part. He’s maybe starting to put his arm around you or playfully tease you like you’re his little sister.

Again, you can test his comfort and interest in you by getting closer to him yourself. Get a little physical with him – tease him physically, brush your body against his at opportune moments, offer to give him a hand or shoulder massage.

Two things can happen, for three reasons:

  • He reciprocates, and your touch continues to escalate: it’s on!
  • He recoils a bit and doesn’t reciprocate: he’s shy.
  • He recoils a bit and doesn’t reciprocate: he’s not into you.
  • If he does pull back, it’s trickier to assess what the reason is, but try to pay close attention to see if he’s actually shy or just not into you!

    3. He makes an effort to spend a lot of time with you

    A Cancer man who’s into you will want to spend plenty of time with you. He’ll work to enmesh himself into your life and schedule.

    Has be been initiating contact with you more and more? Planning meetups more and more?

    If he’s texting, calling, or making plans to meet up more than you, you can bet that he’s into you. He might call you to see how you’re doing, just as a checkup to make sure you’re doing good.

    An interested Cancer guy may also show up at places you frequent. If you’re having multiple unexpected meetups with him – there’s probably less chance involved than you thought.

    If he’s putting himself in your orbit a lot and placing a lot of playful attention on you, he probably likes you.

    He might play hot and cold for effect, or tease you as an older sibling might.

    His flirting style also consists of deep, emotional conversations. If he’s totally glued to you and asking questions about your life that go as far back as your childhood, then he’s into you.

    Another flirtatious move of his is to pick up the tab for lunch or to gift you flowers and other sentimental items. He doesn’t spend money flippantly, so it’s a big sign he’s favoring you. Be sure to show your appreciation!

    Cancer’s are often considered to be clingy partners. And it’s true. Cancer’s are highly sentimental and grow attached to the important people in their lives.

    If you’ve started to become an important figure in his life, he might start to obsess over you and try hard to keep you by his side. He might become really expressive, sweet, and romantic partially because he likes you, and partially to keep you wanting to stay close to him.

    If he’s been being physically flirtatious at all, he probably won’t hold back if you’re around a lot of people. He might catch you by surprise by starting to latch himself to your hip in public and remaining close to you.

    He may even ask your friends about you behind your back. He likes to keep tabs on you to combat his fears of rejection.

    Yes, he can get possessive in the crush stage, even before the love stage. Cancer men are just like that sometimes.

    As I mentioned concerning his clingy tendencies, this guy grows fond of partners (and potential partners) and quickly feels anxious about potentially losing them. He can be addictive and obsessive with crushes.

    You might catch a glimpse of his possessiveness if you find yourself around him and another guy. If he really likes you, he’s bound to have a reaction – especially if the other guy seems to be getting close to you. He might get sarcastic, rude, start to ignore you, or in some other way display an unsettled reaction.

    If could happen after the fact, too. Maybe you were out with friends, and afterwards, he begins acting a little strange with you. Reflect back and consider if another guy was giving you attention.

    Beyond jealousy, his possessiveness can show up in other ways. He can be checking on you frequently when you’re out to make sure you’re safe. He can inquire with who you’re spending your time with and make character judgments about them.

    If he seems to be acting jealous or possessive, it’s a good opportunity to ask him about his feelings for you. Feel free to let him know that it seems like he’s viewing you as more than a friend by how he’s acting.

    7. He shows signs of being emotionally reactive towards you

    The Cancer man, being ruled by the moon, is a moody fellow. He can be prone to mood swings. Up one minute, down the next.

    If he likes you, that means his emotions are invested into you. As a result, you could become the occasional subject of his mood swings.

    You could see his sensitivity in action if he reacts to something you either did or said, or as a result of something that happened to you.

    He might try to enthusiastically soothe you when you become stressed out, coming to your side and taking care of your needs, – emotional or otherwise.

    And if you do something that triggers his stress response, he could become moody or passive-aggressive with you.

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