As a homebody, the Cancer man is a compassionate nurturer who will knit together long-lasting bonds. He has a unique ability to read situations well and will instinctively protect people he cares about. In a relationship, he’s not shy with affection and will go out of his way to prove how much he loves you. He will listen to cheesy love songs, share meaningful conversations and offer emotional support.
The Cancer man has an uncanny ability to tune into your emotions and will pay close attention to your reactions. He often shares personal experiences, challenges and vulnerable moments with you in order to gauge your level of empathy and emotional intelligence. This is his way of assessing if you can truly understand and connect with his feelings, and if you will be able to provide him with the emotional support that he craves.
In a romantic relationship, the Cancer man will also test your loyalty and commitment to him. He will look to see if you are the kind of person who will stick by him no matter what, and will respect his family as much as he respects your own.
One of the most common ways that he tests you is by becoming moody and distant — this is his way of checking to see if you will stay by his side through thick and thin. He may also check your trustworthiness by going through your phone and social media profiles.