We all know the game of “hard to get” when it comes to dating. Sometimes you do it, sometimes he does it. This includes dodging calls, making them jealous and ultimately ignoring them right? But we always wonder to ourselves, ‘Does this stuff really work? Will they really want me more if I play hard to get?’ These are great questions to ask! We understand why you would be concerned with how effective they are. Because sometimes these things seem to work, while others… Not so much. But you came here today because you want to know one thing specifically: Does ignoring a person, such as a guy you like, actually drive him crazy? Fortunately for you we have done some digging on the subject to help find the answer that you are looking for.
And the answer is… Drumroll please… Yes and no.
Yup, that’s right. It all actually depends on a few things. What are those things?
Your Relationship: Of course a guy isn’t going to go mad thinking about you ignoring him if the two of you don’t even know each other. If you have only met once or twice or the connection simply isn’t that strong, then no. No, they are not going to go wild over the fact that you aren’t paying much attention to them. However, if you two have been talking for an extended period of time or you instantly hit it off with a deep connection, then yes. Yes, they are more likely to go a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs when you stop responding to their texts. This is important to remember before getting upset that he isn’t bothered by your attempts at ignoring him. You’re going to want to make sure you have a sturdy relationship with one another.
What Kind Of Guy He Is: Some guys are not going to go for this whole hard to get thing. We wish all guys were the same, so that way we could figure them out, but it just isn’t that easy! Sad, right? But if you pay close enough attention you will be able to discover what kind of guy you are dealing with in no time. So what kind of guy does fall for the whole ignoring him thing? Alpha types are more likely to want to chase after something if they feel like they can’t have it or it is just a bit out of reach. That something being you. Guys with strong, confident personas do not like being ignored. They have a stronger sense of entitlement generally. That is compared to a more sensitive, omega type of guy. Sensitive, shy types will only take you ignoring them as rejection. Probably right off the bat. The lower the self esteem, the less likely they are going to want to chase after you. This is because they simply do not have the security in themselves to do so. There is a rare chance they might go for this move, but it is highly unlikely.
Your Reasoning For Ignoring Him: Next we should talk about why you are finding yourself wanting to ignore a guy. Why do you want to drive him crazy? Because it is really only a good idea in certain situations. Like if you are just getting to know each other and you want him to pay more attention to you it can be a good idea. There is always a little fun in a game of chase, but don’t make him work too hard. You want to keep yourself just a little available whilst ignoring him so that he does not think you have lost interest in him entirely. If he thinks that he might just give up on you and move on to someone else. When is it a bad idea to ignore him?. Mostly when you two are fighting with each other and you start ignoring him it will drive him crazy, just not in the right way. You want this step to be a positive one. Not make everything more complicated. So if the two of you are in a more serious relationship and having a big fight it might not be a great idea to start ignoring him. This could actually go ahead and end your relationship for you. You should always try to talk out whatever you are fighting about and come to a resolution to maintain a healthy relationship with each other.
Now you should have all of the information you need to help you decide whether ignoring a guy will drive him crazy or not. You must think carefully about these factors, because not every guy is exactly the same. It’s important to treat individual as… Well, an individual. Guys are complicated creatures, but that is exactly why we are here to help! Good luck!