How to Keep a Cancer Man Hooked (5 Things He Can’t Resist)

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How to keep a Cancer man hooked? It’s in the stars, baby! 

Here’s the secret to keeping your Cancer man coming back for more:

  • Give him your undivided attention
  • Nurture him physically and emotionally
  • Make him feel needed and secure

OK, here’s the bad news. The truth is, you probably won’t know when a Cancer man decides it’s over between you because this man is a closed book.

That’s why for the best chance of success with your man, it really is important to understand his secret motives. Because he’s not going to share them with you. 

If you want the answers up front, we recommend reading Relationship Astrologer Anna Kovach’s Cancer Man Secrets before you get any deeper.

In the meantime, here’s the rundown on the right way to entire your Cancer guy…

Why You Should Bag a Cancer Man

couple on a bicycle with a quote about cancer men and commitment

If you’ve got one, keep him.

You lucked out in the departments of emotional connection, passion, security and TLC.

Cancer men are ruled by their emotions. This makes them sensitive not only to their feelings, but to yours, too.

In other words, if you’re tired of emotionally unavailable men, you’ve hit the jackpot.

They’re passionate in their ambitions and—yes—in the bedroom. Even better, right?

They’re incredibly protective of their loved ones and will go to great lengths to make you happy, comfortable and secure. 

And if you love PDA, they’ve got zero issue with public hugs, hand-holding and smooches.

As I talk about in How to Attract a Cancer Man and Keep Him, Cancer guys aren’t afraid of commitment, so feel free to talk openly about the future together.

Do you need to pinch yourself? 

OK, admittedly, that’s not everyone’s bag. But if it’s yours, the Cancer man is Prince Charming. That’s the point I’m trying to make.

In a nutshell, Cancer men are:

  • Emotional
  • Sensitive
  • Caring
  • Deep
  • Mature
  • Passionate
  • Affectionate
  • Kind
  • Yeah, sexy (Jared Padalecki, Travis Fimmel?)

Read next: How to Make a Cancer Man Miss You

How to Keep a Cancer Man Hooked

You want to know how to drive your Cancer guy crazy.

Who wouldn’t?

The thing is, like I was saying earlier…

Cancer men are closed books to the rest of the zodiac. Even to other Cancers. They’re just really damn hard to read because of that big, protective Crab shell they hide behind.

Worry not, my friend. Astrology has your back.

Astrology tells us that Cancers are shy, reserved, humble, sincere and crazy sensitive. Sure, we know all that.

But how to put that knowledge into good use is the question.

That’s where Zodiac Guides—and guides like Cancer Man Secrets—are going to help you out.

If you just started dating and you want to know how to keep a Cancer man hooked, follow these simple rules:

  1. Have eyes only for him
  2. Be his home away from home
  3. Lean on him
  4. Nurture your emotional connection
  5. Nurture your physical connection, too

1. Have eyes only for him.

woman feeding a man a croissant with a quote about paying attention to a cancer man

This is important to avoid the green-eyed monster. 

Cancer men have a serious jealous streak. 

It can come out when you’re texting a guy friend instead of paying attention to him. 

The wheels will start turning in the Cancer man’s mind. Do you have a crush on that guy? What does he have that the Cancer doesn’t?

Those thoughts produce unwanted feelings of inadequacy and the sneaking suspicion that you’re not long-term material. 

So if you want to keep him hooked, make your Cancer the most important thing to you when you’re hanging out. Put your phone down and focus your energy on really listening to him. 

Show him that nothing can compete for your attention. That will give him the security he needs to move forward with you.

2. Be his home away from home.

Cancers are creatures of comfort. That’s why they have a reputation for having a soft spot for all things nostalgic. And their mom’s homemade mac and cheese.

Your man craves comfort and security 24/7. If you can make him feel that just by being with you, that’s a powerful love potion.

One way you can achieve this is by making your place super comfy and homey. Soft pillows, cozy blankets and a home-cooked meal are your weapons of choice.

But you should also create an atmosphere of comfort anywhere you are by being kind, patient and affectionate with him.

Be the one person he can depend on.

3. Lean on him.

couple dancing in a kitchen with a quote about cancer men wanting to take care of you

You’re strong, confident, independent.

He’s seriously attracted to that.

But that doesn’t mean that you don’t know how to ask for help when you need it.

And your Cancer man is going to absolutely love being the one to swoop in and fix your car’s oil leak.

It’s a need for him.

Why? Cancer is the sign of the nurturer. A bit unfairly, Cancer women get most of the credit when it comes to this role.

The guys are every bit as nurturing as the women of this sign. That means that Cancer men want to take care of you.

So let him do what he does best and be there for you when you need someone to give you support. That goes for whether that’s emotional, mental or physical.

4. Nurture your emotional connection.

Here comes the nurturing word again.

Remember how I said that Cancers are the nurturers of the zodiac?

It may not be obvious, but they love to be nurtured in return.

And since this is a highly emotional water sign, that means looking after their emotional wellbeing.

You’ll want to create a bond through his feelings for you. You don’t really need me to tell you how to do that—just be yourself and enjoy basking in each other’s affection.

The one thing I will add is that it’s important not to take him and his emotions for granted (super important!).

Steer clear of brushing hurt feelings off and glossing over incidents that bug him. Nor should you show little interest in the many little things he does for you because he cares.

You want to create fertile ground for his love to blossom!

5. Nurture your physical connection, too.

Yes, the emotional side is mega important. But for the Cancer man, so is the physical side.

Cancer men love to be touched by the person who makes their passions burn.

Obviously, this means plenty of attention between the sheets. Cancer men like slow, intimate sex and gazing deep into your eyes.

But it extends well past the bedroom.

Throughout the day, little touches here and there add up. Tenderly touching his face, a quick shoulder rub, it all hits that spot for the Cancer man and increases his adoration of you.

OK, these five tips are going to get you well past the front gate. Read Cancer Man Secrets to take your relationship with your Cancer gentleman to the next level.

Check it out here.

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