7 Clear Signs A Cancer Man Just Wants To Be Friends

by Anna Kovach, relationship astrologer
What if the Cancer you dream of being with only wants to be friends with you? Here are heartbreaking signs a Cancer man just wants to be friends.

Are you dating a Cancer man you thought was the most thoughtful, romantic, and caring man; just to find out he only wants to be friends with you? Yes, those sweet and sensitive souls can leave a woman feeling confused due to the Cancer man sending mixed signals.

You have no idea how often I get emails from my readers asking me “What can I do? A Cancer man friend zoned me!” Well, fret not, my dear ladies! I have years and years of experience in Astrology and specifically dealing with Cancer men.

They seem to be one of the signs many women are attracted to. But sometimes, they just want to be friends. It can be confusing to accept this because once you have felt the warmth and affection of a Cancer man, it’s hard to believe that he would only want friendship.

Are you currently stuck in this predicament? Are you wondering if the Cancer man in your life just wants to be friends? Then I am so glad you are here with me today. I am going to teach you to recognize seven signs a Cancer man just wants to be friends and what you can do about it.

Keep on reading to find out everything you need to know about the very guarded crab man!

Cancer Man Friend Zoned Me — Do I Still Have A Chance?

When a Cancer man friend zones you, it can feel quite devastating, especially if you were hoping for something more. But don’t lose hope just yet! These men care deeply about their connections and bonds to the people in their life, and once someone is close to them they are always going to want them to be around.

Even if you have been friend-zoned by a Cancer man, there may still be a chance to deepen the relationship and move beyond friendship. Love and emotional depth are important to Cancer men, so if you can demonstrate your understanding and support for their vulnerabilities, they may reconsider the possibility of a romantic relationship.

You definitely have a chance, you just need to play your cards right.

7 Clear Signs A Cancer Man Just Wants To Be Friends (Even If You’re Hoping For More)

Are you worried about your current situation with your Cancer man? And need more clarity to make sure you’re not misinterpreting his intentions? Here are 7 clear signs a Cancer man just wants to be friends:

He Treats You Like One Of His Buddies

Cancer men care deeply about the people closest to them. If a Cancer man treats you like one of his buddies, it is a clear sign that he sees you only as a friend. Perhaps he speaks to you in a casual and non-romantic manner, shares jokes and banter, or even talks to you about other potential romantic interests. 

Flip, that must be so painful for you to have to go through! It may feel like no matter how hard you try or how much effort you put in, he still only sees you as a friend. I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through this situation, but don’t give up hope just yet as there are ways to turn this around and potentially move beyond the friend zone.

He Doesn’t Show Romantic Interest Or Flirtation

One thing you need to realize about a Cancer man is that he is quite romantic at heart. When he has deep feelings for a woman, he will go above and beyond to show his romantic interest and flirtation. 

If you find that your Cancer man doesn’t show any signs of romantic interest or flirtation towards you, it’s likely that he only sees you as a friend. That romantic connection just isn’t there for him, and he’s not making any efforts to change that. 

I guess one thing you need to keep in mind is that a Cancer man is quite intuitive and he can sometimes quickly tell if someone isn’t quite right for him romantically.

Here’s more on when a Cancer man is not interested anymore.

He Talks About Other Women

This is probably one of the most obvious, yet painful signs a Cancer man just wants to be friends… If your Cancer man frequently talks about other women, whether it’s crushes, dating experiences, or attractive celebrities, it’s a clear indication that he sees you as just a friend. 

If he had real feelings for you or saw you as a potential romantic partner, he wouldn’t feel the need to discuss other women in your presence. He might be totally oblivious to the way you feel about him or he might be intentionally trying to emphasize that he sees you only as a friend. 

You might want to let him know how this makes you feel and that it makes you kind of uncomfortable to hear about his romantic interests while you have feelings for him.

He Doesn’t Make Time For One-on-One Hangouts

One of the Cancer man’s favorite things to do is to spend quality time with the person he has a romantic interest in. Nothing feeds his soul more than intimate one-on-one hangouts and deep conversations. 

If your Cancer man consistently avoids or dismisses your attempts to spend one-on-one time together, it’s a clear sign that he only wants to be friends. In fact, he might not even see you as a friend if he doesn’t want to spend ANY time alone with you. 

Perhaps he is aware of your feelings and is intentionally avoiding any situation that could potentially lead to romantic intimacy or a confrontation about how you feel about him.

He Doesn’t Display Physical Affection

Affection and feeling close to someone is high on the list of priorities for a Cancer man when he develops romantic feelings. If he doesn’t show any physical affection towards you, such as hugging, holding hands, or cuddling, it’s a clear indication that he just wants to be friends. 

He may not feel comfortable crossing the boundary of physical intimacy because he doesn’t have romantic feelings for you and he is trying to be respectful yet showcase his own boundaries. 

If he wanted more, he would do everything he could to get closer to you physically. He would want to be near you and touch you as a way to express his romantic interest.

He Avoids Deep Or Personal Conversations

This water Zodiac sign is known for its sensitivity and emotional depth. A Cancer man thrives on deep and personal conversations, especially with someone he is romantically interested in. He wants to dive deep and explore who the person in front of him truly is. 

This means that if he constantly avoids or deflects any attempt to engage in deep or personal conversations, he likely just wants to be friends. There is a reason why he is only keeping the chars he has with your light and surface-level. 

A Cancer man might feel that engaging in deep conversations could lead to a more intimate connection that he does not desire with you. He may also be trying to protect you but not giving you any false hope.

He Doesn’t Make An Effort To Impress Or Flatter You

A Cancer man can definitely be quite the charmer when he is interested in someone romantically. He knows how to make a woman feel special and desired, it is one of his best qualities. 

However, if he doesn’t make any effort to impress or flatter you, it’s a strong indicator that he only wants to be friends with you and doesn’t see you in a romantic light. He may not feel the need to go the extra mile or put in extra effort to win you over because he sees you as a platonic friend rather than a potential romantic partner. 

Although he may still treat you with kindness and respect, the lack of any special efforts to impress or flatter you is a sign that he doesn’t have romantic intentions. I know that is sucky to hear, but it’s important to be aware of these signs and manage your expectations accordingly.

When A Cancer Says He Wants To Be Friends But His Actions Show Differently…

When a Cancer man is sending mixed signals it can be confusing and frustrating. You can feel he has an interest in you, but his actions don’t align with what he says. He might be saying he wants to be friends, but his actions show otherwise. 

He may still engage in behaviors that suggest a deeper romantic interest, such as flirting, initiating physical contact, or spending a significant amount of time with you. But when you pressure him for clarity or try to discuss the nature of your relationship, he retreats and insists on just being friends. 

He is clearly confused himself, and his actions may be a reflection of his own internal conflict. However, you deserve to be with someone who is absolutely sure and certain about their feelings for you. 

If a Cancer man is sending mixed signals and his actions do not align with what he says, it may be best to have an open and honest conversation with him about your feelings and what you want from the relationship. 

He may not be ready or able to reciprocate your romantic feelings, but it is important to speak your mind and get matters off your chest. Ultimately, you have to prioritize your own emotional well-being and decide if you’re willing to accept a friendship with the Cancer man or if it would be in your best interest to distance yourself to avoid getting hurt.

You may also want to learn more about being friends with benefits with a Cancer man. Check out my recent blog post on this matter.

Do Cancer Men Want To Be Friends First?

Cancer men can sometimes have a hard time trusting people, this is why they sometimes take the approach of instead focusing on a friendship first. They want to build a strong foundation of trust and emotional connection before pursuing a romantic relationship. 

This approach allows him to get to know you on a deeper level and assess compatibility before taking things further. Additionally, Cancer men value stability and security in their relationships, so starting as friends allows him to establish a sense of comfort before committing to a romantic relationship. 

He will do absolutely anything in his power to ensure that he is safe and secure in his relationships, and for some Cancer men, building a solid friendship first is necessary to establish that sense of safety and security. 

The reason a Cancer man might have friend zoned you is because he wants to take things slow and make sure that a deeper romantic relationship is the right decision for both of you.

It’s important to communicate with him and express your own feelings and desires, but also respect his own wishes and the fact that he may want to take things slow initially. It might be for the best for both of you.

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About Author

Hi, this is Anna Kovach. I am a professional Relationship Astrologer and author of dozens of bestselling books and programs. For over a decade I’ve been advising commitment-seeking women like you and helping them understand, attract and keep the man of their dreams using the astonishing power of astrology. Join over 250K subscribers on my newsletter or follow me on social media! Learn more about me and how I can help you here.

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