If your Cancer guy hasn’t said those magic words, how does a Cancer man show his love?
Look for these telltale signs:
- He’s always taking care of you
- He’s protective of you
- You’re in with his family and friends
- He keeps your sh*t together for you
- He gets jealous of other men
But even in love, a Cancer guy can get hot and cold. You know—he can’t be away from you, then he disappears for a week.
To end this push-pull behavior and make sure the relationship doesn’t go cold, we highly recommend reading the in-depth guide to this man’s psyche, Cancer Man Secrets.
Click the link above for the guide or check out signs he’s head over heels for you below.
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How Does a Cancer Man Show His Love? (10 Signs He’s Yours)
1. He takes care of things for you
Hate taking out the trash?
Forgot to buy milk at the store?
Got a faulty light switch in your apartment?
The Cancer man will take care of it for you, without you even asking him.
Read next: How to Know If a Cancer Man Loves You
If he loves you, he will want nothing more than to take better care of you than even you do.
Pretty soon, you’ll come to rely on him for these things—that was his plan all along!
2. He saves the best stuff for you
Whether it’s the last piece of pie or a show you really wanted to watch, he’ll save it for you.
Really, he just wants to make your life better any way that he can.
He cares deeply about how you experience the world and thinks you deserve all the happiness in it.
Even if you never cared before about getting the prime seat at the table when you show up for a dinner date, the fact that he makes sure you get it is touching—and totally telling of his feelings for you.
3. It’s in his touch
Every touch from the Cancer man who loves you is tender.
He isn’t stingy with the hugs, that’s for sure.
But even non-romantic touches will linger.
If you brush your hand against his accidentally, he’ll leave his there to stay close to yours.
He’ll find ways to touch your hair, face, shoulder, elbow—he can’t get enough of you.
4. He wants to provide for you
Deep down, a Cancer man is a traditionalist.
In other words, he wants to assume the “manly” role of provider in the relationship.
If you just started dating, he might not be trying to pay your bills, but he will spend his money on practical gifts that you need: food, clothes, jewelry (OK, maybe not always practical, but you see what we’re saying here).
Later on, he might strive to get promoted so that he can pay your rent, support you through school or buy you a new car.
This makes the Cancer man feel happy, useful and needed by the person he’s in love with.
5. He wraps himself protectively around you
When you’re out together, do you notice that he kind of shields you with his body?
That’s a Cancer man’s protective instincts kicking in.
It’s almost like he’s trying to pull you into his Crab shell so you two can be safe inside together.
6. He leads you by the hand
When you’re walking down the street or wading through a crowd, it will be instinctual for him to take your hand and guide you.
Again, he’s the protective type, and also the kind of man who likes to do the leading in the relationship.
You’ll learn about the importance of this, as well as how to respond to all of his gestures, in Cancer Man Secrets.
If he’s doing the driving, consider it an unconscious symbol of his devotion to you.
7. He cooks for you
Do you love a man who can make a mean lasagna?
In general, both male and female Cancers love to cook, but they especially love cooking for their significant others.
That means they’ll make it extra special.
It could be that he’ll do some investigating to learn what your favorite thing to eat is, research the best recipe online and then surprise you with it.
It could also be that he simply makes you dinner when he knows you’re exhausted after work, because he cares about you.
8. He keeps your life in order
If your Cancer man suggests an early night because you have an early start at work, he’s not trying to be a party-pooper.
Since he cares about your wellbeing, he wants you to make good decisions and be able to seize all the opportunities that come your way.
He’s looking out for you.
It may not be a glaringly obvious sign, or even romantic.
But it’s that nurturing trait all Cancers have and that you bring out of him—because he loves you.
9. He gazes adoringly at you when he thinks you’re not looking
Cancers are very self-conscious people.
They’re highly aware of themselves at all times, and they don’t like to risk coming across as weirdos for staring at you.
They just can’t help themselves. Of course they want to look at the person they love, all the time.
Sure, he’ll make lovey-dovey eyes at you all night on your date.
But it’s the stolen glances that really give him away because he simply can’t control his affection for you.
10. He introduces you to his family and friends
Aside from his partner and soul mate, no one is more important to a Cancer guy than his family and good friends.
He’s as protective of them as he is of you, so introducing you to them is a big step.
In particular, introducing you to his mother has the greatest potential to show you how he truly feels, considering that she is of the utmost importance in his life.
Get along with his mom and he’ll be eternally devoted to you.
11. He wants to spend as much time with you as he can
Some signs want so much freedom in a relationship that you’ll question whether you’re even in one.
And while you should keep in mind that Cancer guys do want you to respect their space when they need it, it won’t be hard to get some of his time when he’s in love.
He’ll want alone time with you most.
It’s nice to go out and hang out with your friends sometimes, but this sensitive man needs one-on-one time with you.
If he’s making sure he gets plenty of it, he’s definitely smitten.
12. He gets jealous
Does he get upset when other men leave comments and likes on your selfies?
For sure, a Cancer man in love gets a little touchy about the prospect of other dudes trying to swoop in.
For the record, you can reassure him by not reacting to the attention and giving him lots of praise and affection.
But yes, some jealousy comes with the territory.
He can’t stand the thought of losing you, even if he knows it’s not going to happen.
If you want to make sure your bond with your Cancer man only deepens over time and never breaks, it’s so important that you get to know him—the real him.
While, yes, that takes work because Cancers don’t show all their cards, you have everything you need to succeed in Cancer Man Secrets.