Dating a Cancer Woman - When you Fall in Love with a Cancerian Girl


Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac calendar and includes those born from 22nd June to 22nd July. Emotional and family-oriented, Cancer men and women make for extremely fulfilling relationships. So if you are dating a Cancer girl, here is what you can look forward to.

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Emotions form an important part of a romantic relationship for a Cancer woman. She is sensitive to how her partner handles her feelings and desires and can edge away if met with indifference or aggression. So if your girlfriend is concerned about a co-worker, make sure you hear her out and reciprocate with compassion instead of telling her to forget about problems that have nothing to do with her. Above all the Cancer woman needs to feel emotionally close to her lover, in tune with what he is thinking and feeling, in order to feel happy in the relationship.

The moon is the ruling planet for a Cancer which makes women of this zodiac sign highly feminine and seductive. Like the lunar influence which draws the tides in the ocean, a Cancer woman when in the mood, can attract a man to her without so much as lifting her delicate little finger. This is because of their innate charm, sympathetic natures and pleasing manners which are usually enough to bowl over a guy.

An essential aspect of the Cancer’s personality is a love for home and family – hardly surprising since they bear the symbol of the Crab, a creature which is happy to lug around its house on its back. In women this trait is manifested in a maternal and caring nature. A Cancer woman is likely to be the happiest at the center of a large family and comfortable home. In fact, they may even have a matriarchal streak which makes them the figure of authority in the extended family. On the whole however they are content to whip up large hearty meals and preside over the dinner table with old family tales. Interestingly, a Cancer woman can become quite ruthless – once again like its Zodiac symbol, the Crab – when she senses danger to her home and hearth. Even if your Cancer girlfriend is still single, you may find her eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at the family home. Or perhaps she may surprise you from time to time by arranging your wardrobe and feeling quite happy about it too.

However this nurturing bent can seem to get smothering at times. A Cancer woman is quite adept at taking over her partner’s home and then go on to insist that the linen be kept in the top drawer and nowhere else. While most men would welcome a woman’s touch in their usually-unkempt pads, too much interference can drive away the faint-hearted among them.

Similarly the much-celebrated sensitive soul of a Cancer can act with an unnerving duality. While your girlfriend’s emotional bent of mind can help her to be aware of your thoughts and feelings, at the same time, it can make her overly touchy. You may find her quick to take offence when confronted with an alternate opinion or opposition. Any hint of criticism and you are likely to find your girlfriend withdraw into a shell, begin to sulk or dissolve into a flood of tears, all the while refusing to talk about what went wrong. And when Cancerians do get into one of their legendary ‘moods’, it is entirely up to them how long they will last. Just like a crab in its shell, no amount of prodding and provoking will make her emerge from a self-imposed retreat. She will come back to you when she is ready and not before that.

One of the challenges about dating a Cancer woman is figuring out what she really wants.  Because of her own deeply emotional nature, she will expect you, as her lover, to be in tune with her secret wishes and desires. So if you ask your Cancer girlfriend where would she like to go on a Saturday night and she says, “I don’t know, you decide”, it is her way of telling you to go back on all your conversations over the last two weeks and glean the part where in a small voice she may have mentioned an antique shop tucked in a quiet part of the town that she has always wanted to browse through. However in absence of any kind of verbal cue, it would be more or less safe to take a Cancer girl to any place that has to do with good food and drink. So for your next date, check out the new restaurant that claims to serve homely Southern food and then when her eyes light up at the place, tell her that you just knew that something like this would make her happy.

A Cancer woman likes emotional security in relationships and often sees marriage as the natural culmination of a romantic relationship. So if you are not ready to settle down in the immediate future, maybe you should not get serious about your Cancer girlfriend. Again her need to feel assured in love can also give way to fits of jealousy during which she will build a wall around her, give in to brooding or go into a self-pity mode. Even though less spectacular than the jealous rages of a Leo woman or less dangerous than a Scorpio female’s venom, your Cancer girl may be equally adept at making her point felt with you.

Overall Cancerians are some of the most agreeable people to be with and a woman of this zodiac is usually more compatible than others. Just be sure to infuse lots of romance into your relationship and be sensitive to her feelings and needs. In return your girlfriend will delight you with a sweet and caring companionship. And if you are the type of guy who likes his woman to be feminine and homely, you need not look any further than your Cancer woman.