HerNorm is a community-supported website. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through our links. Learn more.

8 Obvious Signs A Cancer Man Misses You (And How To Make Him Miss You)

by Sonya Schwartz

Are you wondering whether a Cancer man misses you?

Perhaps your ex was a Cancer and you’re looking for signs he wants you back?

Or your new flame has this star sign and you want to see how he reacts to the cold shoulder? 

Either way, you’re in the right place, as this guide reveals 8 clearcut signs that a Cancer man misses you. 

However, before we explore these clues, it’s important that you read the next few sentences carefully.

Recently, I discovered a little-known aspect of male psychology which has a huge impact on how they perceive their romantic partners. 

It’s called the ‘Hero’s Instinct’ - and it appears to be held deeply by most men. 

When activated, this psychological tick can trigger intense feelings of power and purpose within a man. Naturally, he will develop strong feelings of affection and devotion to a woman who can make him feel this way. It’s instinctive ;).

When I learned how to activate a man’s ‘Hero’s Instinct’, my relationships became a lot more deep and meaningful (read my personal story to find out more)

This really can be the difference between being perceived as a ‘bit of fun’ or an OBSESSION. It’s that powerful.   

So, if you’re looking to build stronger relationships with men, I’d urge you to read the story of how I discovered the ‘Hero’s Instinct’

This will make a man of any star sign miss you when you’re gone. 

Of course, it may be that your Cancer is already pining after you. 

The problem is that Cancer guys find it really difficult to express themselves. Sure, they love intimacy and closeness, but when it comes to opening up about their heart, they back off and scuttle away to hide in their shells. 

There are times when they might go quiet, or they might go over-the-top with messages and texts. But how do you know this type of behavior points to signs a Cancer man misses you?  

Can You See The Signs?

In fact, it’s really difficult to tell sometimes if a Cancer man is missing you. 

And let’s face ladies, it’s actually hard to tell if any of the male Zodiac signs misses you. I mean, your typical man doesn't tend to show his feelings or emotions readily. Some will use words, others rely on gestures, and some think their ego is too precious to even go there. 

So is it even possible to tell if a man is missing you?

Luckily the answer is yes. All men have different tells and signs that are pertinent to their particular Zodiac sign. And Cancer males are no different. 

So, don’t worry, I’ve got the lowdown on all the signs a Cancer man misses you. And some of them you might be surprised about.

8 Signs A Cancer Man Misses You

1. He Takes Caring For You To The Next Level.

First off, one of the signs a Cancer man misses you is that you’ll be flooded with attention. He’ll start sending you little gifts that he thinks you’ll love. 

He’ll offer to do things for you, like take your car for a service, or pick up your parents for the weekend. Whatever you need doing your man will be there. 

It’s his way of telling you without words that he desperately wants to be an important part of your life. 

2. He Is Constantly In Touch With You.

Do you keep getting text messages and phone calls from your Cancer man? Then this is a definite sign he is missing you. Cancer rarely texts. They are one of the worst Zodiac signs when it comes to texting. 

You may also be interested in: 3 Easy Ways to Find Out If He's Cheating On You

So it’s pretty big if he starts. Constantly messaging you is his way of staying in touch. 

He needs that contact with you every day. 

It also shows that he is thinking about you all the time. A sure sign he’s missing you. 

He may even see something he thinks you like and send you a picture of it. Or he may hear a song on the radio that he knows you love and send you the YouTube video of it to brighten your day. 

3. He’s All Over Your Social Media.

One way for us all to keep in touch is social media, and it’s no different for our Cancer man. He can see what you are up to, follow your activities and stay connected to you.

He feels as if he is not missing out if he connects with you on social media. So expect lots of comments from him and lots of likes for your posts. 

He’ll also use social media to tag you in his posts and send you material he thinks you’ll love. And one thing he will definitely do is post pictures of the two of you as a couple. It’s one of the signs that your man misses the times you spent together. 

4. He Turns Up Unexpectedly.

Has your Cancer man popped round to see you and you had nothing planned together? This is such a huge sign that he misses the heck out of you. 

Now normally, when boyfriends turn up, say at our work or our homes and we weren’t expecting them, it is concerning. But not Cancer. His sensitive soul craves time with you. So he acted on his feelings. 

And this is something Cancer man rarely does, so pay attention. It means he’s into you big time.

5. He Reminds You Of Past Dates.

5. He Reminds You Of Past Dates.

Cancer men are particularly fond of remembering the good times they’ve had with a loved one. It makes them feel secure and safe. This is because it takes a Cancerian man and women a long time to come out from under their crabby shell and show their true feelings.

They feel vulnerable once they are out so they need a lot of persuading to give up this shelter. Now they are out, confident in the love from their partner, they want to spend as much time as possible with them. 

So recalling good times with you is their way of telling you they miss you and love you. 

6. He Plans For The Future.

There’s nothing more a Cancer man wants than to feel that they can depend on you in the future. That your love will always be there. Remember, Cancer is a Water Sign and cherishes family above all else. 

When he makes plans with you it is cementing in his mind that you are the real thing. That he can trust you’ll always be there for him. 

So whether it’s lunch in the park or a two-week trip abroad, whenever Cancer starts planning for the future you can be sure it’s because he’s missing you right now. 

7. He Starts Telling You Jokes.

You might be surprised that your Cancer guy has started telling you jokes. After all, Cancer man is not renowned for being the funniest guy in the room. He’s not like Gemini or Aries, natural leaders, and raconteurs. In fact, you’re more likely to see him on the edges of a room, keeping quiet. 

So if he suddenly starts sending or telling you jokes it’s a really major sign. But be warned, we already know he’s super-sensitive, so it’s important that you react quickly and with laughter.

You may also be interested in: 3 Easy Ways to Find Out If He's Cheating On You

He’s taken a risk coming so far out of his comfort zone; it won’t take much for him to scuttle back. 

8. He Goes Off-Grid.

One other surprising sign that a Cancer man misses you is for them to disappear, to go off-grid. Why? Well, one reason is that he’s preoccupied thinking about you. 

It all goes back to that sensitive soul of his again. He is weighing up the pros and cons of dating you. He needs this time away to make the right decision. He is analyzing his feelings. 

But make no mistake, while he is away making this crucial decision, he will certainly be missing you. 

So those are the reasons why your Cancer man misses you. But how do you make Cancer man miss you? 

Here are some useful tips to get your Cancer man to miss you

How To Get A Cancer Man To Miss You

How To Get A Cancer Man To Miss You

1. Get On And Enjoy Your Life.

Cancer man can be prone to a bit of jealousy. So if he sees you off and out and about with friends enjoying your life, he’ll start to worry. Why aren’t you going out with him? You’ve hurt his feelings. 

Is there something going on that he needs to know about? Are you having an affair behind his back? Make this man feel jealous and he’ll soon miss you and want you back

2. Don’t Be Available All The Time.

Do you always agree to a date when your Cancer man rings up? Are you always available, even if it’s the last minute? Do you always answer his phone calls? Well, next time don’t. Don’t be that girlfriend that waits for her Cancer man to call. 

Set some of your own dates up before you know what he has planned. Then you can honestly tell him that you have other plans. And that is one sure way you’ll make him miss you.

3. Ignore His Calls.

I’m not saying ignore every single one of his calls, just one or two here and there. It goes back to not being available all the time. 

If you tend to answer his texts straight away, leave it a few hours. If you always pick up when he calls, don’t a couple of times. And definitely don’t ring him back straight away. Leave it until the evening or the next day. 

Make him feel as if he is not your top priority anymore. 

After all, you’ve got a busy life; he’s lucky you have time at all for him! You need to make him feel grateful every day he has you. 

4. Dress To Impress.

Cancer men are territorial creatures. I swear, if they could they’d wee on us to claim that we belong to them. There’s nothing more they love than to take their girlfriends out when they are looking hot. 

It’s not that they parade the dates around like trophy wives. It’s more that they are so thrilled and proud this beautiful creature is with them. 

So one way to catch their attention and make them miss you is to dress up in sexy clothes and go out without them. 

5. Stop Including Him In Family Events.

Now if you said to a Scorpio man that you wanted him to meet your parents he’d run a mile in the other direction. But as we already know, Cancer man is all about family. 

He prides himself on having good relations with your relations. To him, your mum and dad are his too. He loves the extra security being part of another family affords him. So to exclude him from family events will devastate him. 

6. Don’t Be So Affectionate.

For Cancer man, intimacy and affection are everything. Unlike Macho Aries, who prefers a ‘wham bam thank-you ma am’ approach, Cancer is all about cuddles on the couch, soft kisses when no one is looking, and baring his soul.

So withdraw affection and he’ll be jolted into this cruel, cold world he doesn’t understand and certainly doesn’t want to live in. 

Final Thoughts

Do you agree or disagree with my signs? Or do you have additional advice when it comes to a Cancer man missing you? Perhaps you have personal experience dating a Cancer man and you’ve used some of the above techniques?

Did they work for you or did you find other ways to get your Cancer man’s attention? 

Don’t be shy! I’d love to hear from anyone with advice. 

You may also be interested in: 3 Easy Ways to Find Out If He's Cheating On You

Sonya Schwartz
A hopeless romantic that struggled for many years to find her Mr "Right" and made all the mistakes you could think of while dating. Known for always choosing the wrong guys or messing up relationships, Sonya was finally able to change her approach and mindset when it came to dating which helped her eventually find the man of her dreams and become happily married. You can read more about me here...

6 comments on “8 Obvious Signs A Cancer Man Misses You (And How To Make Him Miss You)”

  1. i don't agree with the last one cancers love, love so to not be affectionate ? thats a bad idea they going to feel like they aren't loved. Then theres a bigger problem on your hands.

  2. I've been dating one for a year and it was all wonderful until recently. He definitely did go off grid for no reason at all. He still tries and does little things to remind me he's still around but other than that... nothing. I do believe that if I leave him alone and go on about my life he'll come around and realize how much he misses how much fun we had together and how head over heels he once was...if not...guess I'll have to move on. Friends for over 15 years, we realized we both had crushes on each other so to let that go is not going to be easy but it may be necessary if there's any chance of at least salvaging the friendship we once had. Not being too affectionate will work to me since he hasn't been very affectionate lately. Why continue being affectionate to a stone wall. He's gotta miss the affection you once gave him.

  3. I’m a cancer man, I can’t really agree with many of the suggestions to make him miss you, sure maybe early on a bit but if he likes you then he should not be playing hard to get. Trying to make him jealous, purposely going out without him, dressing up for that too, all sounds miserable really.. from past experiences too sadly. We don’t like being hurt, we don’t forget it easily either. We go off the grid when we are hurt, or maybe just not into you, we have huge pride and won’t put it in our pocket so easily. We may go a lifetime off the grid if you hurt or betrayed us, if your hoping we get back in touch. This is not set in stone and we are all different. If your dating or thinking of dating a cancer man, be careful of his feelings, don’t try to make him jealous. Having a lot of charisma can also be used for worse too, I know I could cheat anyone blind if I wanted to I feel but I just don’t have it in my heart. Like a Scorpio has a sting in its tail, we have a nip in our claws. Revenge may replace going off the grid.

    1. Thanks for responding to this thread as a cancerian man. I respect your comment and also thought... you really want us to do the opposite of EVERYTHING he does to show he loves you? WOW. I’m a Virgo woman and I crave the love and attention, I like the pop us and the constant show of love. Sometimes it feels unreal, or too good to be true because he’s my best friend and I never thought of him as an real option. Now I’m doing my research on him in this type of way to learn him and how NOT to hurt him. I too think about my partner all day and is very deeply involved with my emotions.

  4. true, i agree with you bro, but cancer man's have feelings too, so when they feels betrayed they becomes so bad to them, like you know(heartless), also i know, i only felt it once, but when i felt it, it was soo hard, after all i am a cancer, so i feels it a lot

  5. Am a Cancer man. Last day cusp of magic. So Cancerian with Gemini leanings.

    I resent when my mate ignores me. And when she is cold, distant, or does not make time for me. I as also resent when she withholds sex, or affectionate touch, or kissing.

    Am not saying she cant go out without me. If she does go out without me too much it breaks me apart internally.

    Ladies, please be careful. You are your man's heart, soul, and world.

    Much luv. Peace.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

footer logo Copyrighted.com Registered & Protected