The warm, nurturing Cancer
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IF you were born between June 21 and July 22 you're a Cancer, the water sign represented by the fascinating crustacean. People say Cancers are thick-skinned and protective, and when you penetrate the defences they put up, they will either be a nice surprise or use their pincers to pierce your heart if you hurt them.

What has been your experience dating the Cancer sign?

The Cancer man

Jade, 23:

Just like how the crab can survive in any environment, so can the Cancer man. He's a winner and a fighter and won't play when it comes to going after what he wants. He's dangerous too – once you get to know him and he falls for you, if you hurt him, he will bite back.

Bobbette, 40:

Some people may say they're boring, but a Cancer man will take care of you; I mean he will stay home and do domestic chores and take care of the kids, and he will do it well. Cancer men make great house husbands or stay-at-home dads, but don't think that because of this they lose their sex appeal. Quite the contrary, they're the hot dads you will see at gymnastics or football practice pushing a stroller while cheering their kids on. That tough but kind vibe that we all love.

Sandy, 37:

He's husband material because he's loving and caring and truly cares about family and commitment, so you'd better be loyal because he's also super clingy and jealous. But the Cancer man is also super sensitive, so just know that you'll be watching Real Housewives together while he paints your toes, and he will be in his feelings and discussing the show with you like your trusty girlfriend. A Cancer man is a great lover and a great pal, you really can't ask for better if you really want to be loved.

Lori, 28:

You know the prince charming people tell you that's not real? Well, the Cancer man will be your prince in the flesh. A more romantic and attentive lover you'll never find, and he will be dedicated to you and the relationship for as long as it lasts. The Cancer man is the perfect guy, just as long as you don't mind being smothered a little bit by all the attention and affection.

The Cancer woman

Chris, 39:

Talk about a contradiction – one day she will want to be around you, the next day she will be moody. Cancer women are very hard to read; they're nice women, yes, but they're hard nuts to crack.

Seth, 30:

They have deep, deep feelings for men, when they love you they go hard. I'm talking stalker hard – they don't know where to draw the line between love and obsession. But they're usually hot and good in bed, so you can look past the crazy parts.

Stephen, 33:

She's the kind of wife you'll want, because nothing is more important to a Cancer woman than family. She's naturally warm and a natural mother and nurturer, and you will have many wonderful years building a life with this woman.

Pablo, 46:

She's loyal to a fault and is a dedicated woman. She will keep her calm in every situation and will look for the best in people and basically give you a good life and a good home. Cancer is one of the better signs for marriage and family, I think.

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