There seems to always come a time when a guy asks you about your ex. Unfortunately we don’t always seem to understand why he wants to know this information. But luckily for you we have a few reasons as to why he might be asking you such private information. Take a look below to find out what they are!
Reasons He Asks About Your Ex
He is jealous: There is no doubt that the most common reason a guy asks about your ex is because he has a jealous streak. Most men tend to get pretty jealous about these things when they start to develop pretty large feelings for you. Unfortunately this is more common than not. But it is important to be cautious about these types of guys. Jealousy can lead to many bad things and nothing good really comes out of it. So if the two of you are not dating officially, be a little worried. It is not his place to get upset or jealous about your ex. Especially if you are not an actual item just yet.
He is genuinely curious: However, there are times when a guy asks about your ex because he is genuinely curious about him. He just wants to know about him. This is something that happens when two people get close to each other. So if the two of you have gotten closer than ever and are heading in the direction of a relationship, he might just be ballsy enough to ask about your ex. It is something that is going to be discussed eventually if you two start dating each other.
He isn’t very experienced with women: It could be that he is asking about your ex, because he isn’t very experienced when it comes to the dating department. He might not get that this isn’t exactly something that someone wants to talk about when you first start hanging out. You will know that this is the reasoning behind it if you find out that he does not have much experience when it comes to women. This is especially common for young guys and guys that don’t seem to know what the heck they are doing when it comes to a relationship.
He wants to talk about his ex: He might just be asking you about your ex at this time because he wants to open up a certain conversation gate. That gate being the gate of discussion about all exes. There many reasons that he might want to have a talk about his ex with you. It could be that he still has unfinished business with her. He could have issues that still bother him when it comes to his ex. Or he might have some information that is crucial to tell you before the two of you decide to take your relationship to the next level. The best thing to do is open up that doorway so he can get what he needs to get off of his chest. You’d be surprised at how important this can be sometimes!
He is insecure: Men tend to get jealous about ex boyfriends and ex lovers because they are very insecure about themselves. You will be able to tell that this is the reason he is asking if he starts asking obsessively. He might start bringing it up all the time. He might get angry when you refuse to talk about it. You will notice that he also focuses on people you have had physical relations with and not just the ones that you have actually dated. This is because he does not like to be left in the dark on this information. He has an urge to know everything so he can obsess about it some more. Be weary of this kind of person and put an end to the obsessiveness as soon as you possibly can.
He has plans for you two: Or he might want to take things up a notch with you and would like to get the “ex conversation” out of the way in case there is anything important that he needs to know. He might want to make your relationship official. How can you tell if this is the reasoning for him asking about your ex? Well, you will notice all the other signs that he is heading towards asking you to be his girlfriend. Everyone has a talk about their exes eventually when they start dating. He might just want to get the conversation out of the way sooner than later.
He wants to compare himself to your ex: This is another sign that he is very insecure about himself, but it is a very common reason that a guy will ask you about your ex. He wants to compare himself to your ex to see if he can match or be better than him. It’s safe to say if this is the reason that he might have a big ego. And that ego can be bruised very easily. It is up to you whether or not you want to humor him by proceeding with the conversation about your ex.