5 Tips for Dating a Cancer

Posted on 11th July 2021

Want some tips for dating a Cancer? Astrology has got you covered! Make them fall head over heels for you in 5 simple tips, but of course, always remember to be yourself too… 

Go slow 

At the beginning of the relationship, a Cancer likes to take things slowly. Think of the crab in its shell – it hides at the first sign of danger. Don't come on too hot and heavy at the start because they might shy away. 

If you're to woo your Cancer love, you need to have patience because they won't trust you straight away. In fact, you could say this is one of the least hasty of all the zodiac signs when it comes to dating. 

However, once they trust you, they're very committed. 

Be trustworthy 

It goes without saying then that you need to be a trustworthy type of person to win a Cancer's heart. No playing games, dating other people or lying to them – they'll know! 

All water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) have crazy good intuition, so if you're a bit of a player and not looking for anything serious, it's probably best not to involve a Cancer – they want someone they can really rely on and won't stick around for shady business. 

Be brave 

Cancers get a bad rep for crying and being too sensitive, and they are definitely emotional creatures, however, they're actually quite straight-faced and really very brave. 

Cancer is a cardinal sign, making them great leaders and strong warriors in the face of adversity. In fact, their wonderful loyalty to their loved ones, coupled with their courage, makes them one of the best signs to have by your side.  

They expect the same from the one they're with. They'll have your back and you have theirs.  

Be centred 

Another common stereotype of a Cancer is that they can be moody, and this is not a complete lie! Cancers are ruled by the Moon and what does the Moon do? It changes all the time! 

Just like the ocean and the phases of the moon, the Cancer can go from fabulous to fed up in mere minutes. Usually something triggered them like a harsh comment or criticism and they can be very sensitive to things others wouldn't blink at. 

In order to get along with a Cancer, you have to be very centred yourself, meaning, you can't react when they react, you have to keep your own independence and not let their moods bring you down. This sounds hard but it can be very liberating once you master it! 


Mostly, a Cancer wants to know you care about them. Their love language tends to be "quality time" or "acts of service" and they feel special when you want to do things with or for them. 

In return, the Cancer will go out of their way to make you feel cared for too. They're notorious for wanting to cook for their loved ones and being super cuddly when the time is right. 

If you want someone to curl up with at home on an indulgent and cosy evening, a Cancer is the best company. 

What do you think? Are you dating a Cancer? Or are you a Cancer yourself? Let us know! 

Ellie Rose xx 

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