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What Does It Mean When A Guy Blocks You?

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Guys are complicated creatures. They have a way of knocking a girl right off her feet and then leaving her cold and alone. Just when she gets used to the cold, he walks right back up and offers her a warm fire. It’s so confusing that girls are typically left with their heads spinning trying to keep up with his latest mood.

One of a guy’s favorite moves to knock a girl off balance is the cold shoulder. They like to pretend that women are the complicated ones that play mind games, but guys have an entire playbook of them and women hate mind games. Also, if a woman is thinking of giving a guy the cold shoulder, it’s normally because he did something idiotic. A guy just does it to see what happens and to force you into being the submissive one. At least that’s what it always seems like.

In order to figure out why guys decide to give a girl the cold shoulder, or block her suddenly, I went out and asked a few guys to explain their odd behavior. Hopefully this will help us to understand what is going on in their minds so that we aren’t so damn confused anymore. Here are the responses I got:

1. He got what he wanted from you and doesn’t care to see you anymore. This is well-known as the old hump ‘n dump. If a guy is only after one thing and he gets it, he has no use for you anymore. That is, unless a time comes around that he wants to get it again and then he’ll suddenly come back around.

2. He is no longer interested and doesn’t want you digging around in his business. There is normally a confrontation of some sort before this happens like a break-up, or an argument. Or maybe you know he was just cheating on your best friend and he doesn’t want that info leaking.

3. He is confused about his own emotions and is taking a break from you to figure them out. This is okay because it is better for you if he figures them out before getting you involved in any way. There is nothing worse than getting with a guy and then figuring out that he isn’t sure about his own intentions. He could also be really into you and confused about his reactions to you.

4. He needs space and time to think. In order to have that quiet moment, he took you out of the picture. This is not necessarily a bad thing. He could be trying to figure out if he’s ready to propose, or if his head is in-line with his heart.

5. He is following bad advice to try and get you to miss him and realize your feelings for him. This is one of those mind games that men pull. Why not just ask you how you feel about him? No one really knows. But this is one of his go-to moves to have you eating out of the palm of his hand. It’s the old trick of calling you every day and then waiting you out to see if you’ll go to him.

6. He is trying to prove a point to you. Yes, it’s yet another mind game. Perhaps you disagreed with something he said and he is now trying to get the point across that if you don’t agree with him, he won’t like you. Blocking you is his way of shutting you out until you beg. Don’t beg.

7. He disagreed with you about something and doesn’t know how to talk to you about it, so he just cut off communication instead. This is pretty childish, but we have all done it in one way or another at some point. The blocking will probably only be temporary since the two of you will eventually forget about the whole disagreement.

8. He is tired of seeing your status updates about your meals, your workouts, and everything else that you are doing. Some people prefer simplicity and constant updates clog their feeds. Don’t take it personally; just shrug it off and move on.

If you get the sudden cold shoulder from a guy, at least you’ll have a few ideas about what could be causing the odd behavior. Just figure out if he’s worth it to you to go through the trouble of deciphering his reasons and getting him back. If he’s not, then just let it go and move on with your life. If you think he’s playing mind games, run in the other direction because he sucks and you don’t want to deal with that in your life. If you like him and think he’s worth it, then just ask him what’s up. It’s the easiest thing to do.

If He Likes Me Why Did He Block Me

There are many reasons why a guy might like you and still block you. If you are dating someone or seem like you might be about to date someone, he might have given up. He doesn’t want to see posts or photos of you with your potential boyfriend.

It is also entirely possible that he got tired of waiting. If he told you that he liked you more than a few weeks ago, he may have expected an answer of some sort before now. Before long, he became tired of waiting around to see if you would date him or ever like him back. Instead of remaining heartbroken forever, he has decided to move on.

There is also a chance that he is angry at you for some reason. Did you recently get into an argument? Did you do something to hurt his feelings? He may have blocked you because he is upset. He could still like you, but he just does not want to talk to you at the moment.

If a guy thinks that there is no potential relationship with you, he may block you and move on. It isn’t fair for him to wait around forever, so he may just give up and try to move on with his life.

Why Did He Block Me for No Reason

You know that you did not offend him. You never got into an argument or did anything wrong. So why did he block you for no reason? Unfortunately, you may never know the real answer to this.

While you cannot know the reason why, he does. There is no clear reason from your side of the equation, but he definitely had a reason for blocking you. He may be trying to “ghost” you, or he may have been tired of waiting for a relationship that wasn’t going to happen. Perhaps he found a new crush that he is about to start dating and didn’t want to tell you that. Whatever the case, he probably has a reason for blocking you.

If you don’t think that you did anything wrong, then you probably didn’t. Whatever his reason is, it is entirely his choice and not a reflection on you at all. His reason may be unfair, but you will never get to ask him about it now because he blocked you. If he never talked to you about the reason and just blocked you, this is a good sign that you should just move on—he either does not want a relationship or he isn’t emotionally ready for a relationship right now.

When a Guy Blocks You on WhatsApp

There are a few common reasons for why a guy might block you on WhatsApp. When a guy blocks you on WhatsApp, it generally means that he is not interested in a relationship or he is upset for some reason. If you know that you did nothing to offend him or make him angry, then take this as a sign that he does not want to pursue the relationship further and move on.

Some of the most common reasons for when a guy blocks you on WhatsApp include:

– He wanted something more from your relationship than he is currently getting.
– He has a new girlfriend or someone who he thinks is about to be his girlfriend.
– He is upset, angry or offended about something.
– He was too cowardly to tell you that he wasn’t interested anymore.
– He wanted a casual fling, but he realized that you wanted more out of the relationship.
– He is tired of messaging you for whatever reason.

Again, the one thing that you know for sure is that you should move on. Even if he gets over his reason for blocking you, blocking someone is not what emotionally mature people do in a relationship.

Why Would a Guy Block You on Facebook

The meaning behind a guy blocking you on Facebook depends a lot on your current relationship. Did you just break up? Were you just flirting a bit and he suddenly disappeared? Are you only friends?

If you just broke up, then he probably blocked you so that he no longer has to see your photos or be tempted to message you again. He wants to move on, and this is the best way that he can think of to heal and show you that it is really over.

If you are currently in a relationship, he may have blocked you because he is angry after a fight or wants to break up. He may also be afraid of where the relationship is heading. If you just started dating, he may have realized that the relationship was going to be more serious than he meant it to be, so he wants to avoid committing anymore.

If he was just a friend, then it is most likely that he was angry or he has a girlfriend who doesn’t want him to message you. It is also possible that he wanted to be more than just friends. When he realized that you were only interested in friendship, he decided to save himself the heartache and move on.

He Blocked Me on His Phone

If he blocked you on his phone, it definitely means that he does not want to talk to you again—at least, not in the near future. Before you try to figure out why he blocked you, remember to respect his boundaries. Blocking you is a clear sign that he does not want to talk, so don’t try to force him to.

A guy can block you on his phone for a number of different reasons. He may be a coward and wanted to break up without having to actually tell you. He could just be upset about something. Perhaps he realized that you only wanted friendship and decided to move on. Whatever the reason, the one thing that you know for sure is that he is done talking. For the moment, all you can do is respect his need for space and stop talking to him.

Blocking you can happen because a guy needs space. He may not want to hurt himself anymore by talking to you, or he may be afraid of hurting you by blowing up after a break up. In some cases, guys will even block someone to hurt or manipulate her. He may want to show that he has the power and make you crawl back to him. Don’t give him the satisfaction.

Why Did He Block Me on Everything?

You thought that he may have just needed space when you noticed that you were blocked on Facebook. Then, you noticed that he blocked you on everything. What does he mean by this and what should you do about it?

Whatever his reasons are, a guy clearly does not want to talk if he blocked you on everything. He went out of his way to block you on each social media account, app and phone. The best thing you can do is avoid talking to him. He clearly does not want to talk and needs his space, so respect that boundary.

If a guy blocks you on everything, it is unlikely that he wants a relationship. It may be his way of breaking things off or showing you that he doesn’t want to pursue a relationship. He could be angry at you, but he could also just be tired of talking when he doesn’t want your conversations to lead to anything. Whatever the case, his actions are a sign that you should just forget about him and move on.

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    • This person has made the decision to block you. Prior to this, he informed you that he cuts people off. You also told you that he wouldn’t do that to you, but it is clear that he lied. His behaviors are clear indications that this is not the type of person that you want to maintain a relationship with. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Have a great day, Kelly!

  1. 8 years ago, we were just strangers or the most acquiantances. Throughout the whole 8 years, there was none contact at all between us. Recently just sent him friend requests and messages on various social medias. Waited for 6 months, no response and reply at all. Then, sent another message on Facebook and Instagram. On the same day, just found out that he blocked me on Instagram. After few days, found out that he also blocked me on Facebook. In my message, I requested whether he could be my boyfriend and asked him to reply as possible as he can. So, that’s roughly the idea about it. What does that mean?

    • The two of you did not speak for eight years. Out of the blue, you asked him if he would date you. He made the decision to block you, as the two of you were not friends and your question was unusual. Allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Learn the lesson from this experience and apply that knowledge to your future relationships. Have a great day, Jenny!

  2. 8 years ago, we were just strangers or the most acquaintances. Throughout the whole 8 years, there was none contact at all between us. Recently, just sent him requests and messages through social media. For 6 months, there was no any response or reply at all. Then, sent him another message on Facebook and Instagram. On the same day, found out the he just blocked me on Instagram. Later after a couple of days, found out that he blocked me on Facebook too. By the way, in the message, I requested him whether he could be my boyfriend and asked him to reply as possible as he can, just so you know. So, that’s roughly the idea about it. What does that mean?

    • The two of you did not speak for eight years. Out of the blue, you asked him if he would date you. He made the decision to block you, as the two of you were not friends and your question was unusual. Allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Learn the lesson from this experience and apply that knowledge to your future relationships. Have a great day, Jenny!

  3. My boyfriend suddenly blocked me with no reason. I was so sad and shocked . But when i checked his kakaotalk picture he still use my picture as a cover and didn’t erase it . What happen to him ?

    • He made the decision to block you, which may have been due a wide variety of reasons. It is certain that his behaviors were harmful to you, so you may want to allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere, and determine what you want for your future without him. If he reaches out to you in the future, then decide whether or not you want to speak with him about your thoughts and feelings at that time. Have a great day, Erika!

  4. We were chatting and dating for 3 years when I’m still not committed with anyone. But, when he found out that I have a boyfriend now. He blocked me on messenger and viber.

    • The two of you were maintaining a social relationship. He likely wanted to progress this relationship into a romantic relationship. When he discovered that you had a boyfriend, he made the decision to block you. This was because he did not want to harm your relationship, as that would have been inappropriate. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your emotional energy on your current partner. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person. Have a great day, Shun!

  5. He blocked me on WhatsApp,when I asked him why did he blocked me he denied and tried to call me back
    With his other line ,tho I missed his called before
    I could returned back his call in his other line he
    Blocked there also,so ever since then I didn’t
    Hear from him,tho I missed him but I decided
    Not to call him back as well .

    • He blocked you, and it is clear that he does not want to maintain a relationship with you. Make a decision about what you feel is appropriate. However, you should allow thoughts of this person to fade. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Mede!

  6. I met this guy on date apps a month ago. We went to several dates and i slept over twice in his place. Since we both agreed not to date others. I was accusing him for dating other and else. He was upset, didnt talk for 2 days eventhought i sent flowers to apologies.
    Yesterday he told me i made him uncomfortable with the way i assumed he had a date and said i might have expectation that he is not sure can fulfill that. I repeat my apologies and said it wont happend again. He said lets give some time – And now he blocked me… What should i do next? Help….

    • The two of you agreed to not date other people. You then made the decision to accuse him of betraying your confidence. He made the decision to block you, so you should allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere, and determine what you want for your future without him. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Sherina!

  7. My boyfriend blocked me out of blue. He got married and suddenly sent me message s. I was got angry and said mean words to him. He again blocked me.
    In fit of anger I blocked him and his family members everywhere. Now from his new profile n friend s profile he is visiting my facebook profile. I had to get my profile deactivated. Now he is contacting my friends and he is trying to get my info indirectly. Why he is messing up my.life now?

    • Your boyfriend made the decision to block you. He was married, so you should not attempt to maintain a relationship with him. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. He is trying to contact you, but you should not speak with him. Have a great day, Anon!

  8. My boyfriend blocked me on whatsapp earlier. He gain started texting me on what’s app after getting married. I said mean things to him and again blocked me. And later he started visiting my facebook out of anger I have to block him and his family members at FB.
    Later his friends started visiting my FB page and I had to deactivate my account.
    Now he is contacting my friends to know.my status.
    Why he is messing up my life now?

    • Your boyfriend made the decision to block you. He was married, so you should not attempt to maintain a relationship with him. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. He is trying to contact you, but you should not speak with him. Have a great day, Anon!

  9. why did a guy say he misses me but few days later i found out he blocked me on whatsapp? throughout that few days we did not contact. should i sms him to ask why he block me? i wanna know why he did that, but does it seems like i’m so hard up on him?

    • He may have missed you when he said it. Unfortunately, he make the decision to block you. There may be various reasons for his behaviors. Regardless, he has blocked you and showed you that he is not interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with you. Determine what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. Have a great day, Stefani!

  10. I met him from online app (not dating app) last year. He lived in the UK and i lived somewhere in Asia. A month later, he asked my whatsapp and i gave it. At first, we often chatted about anything (nothing sexual). Joking even sometimes we teased each other. I really like him. Until I searched all his social media accounts to make sure he’s really existed. And he is real. Over time, we only chat twice a week or even once a month and he’s disappeared but sometimes he’s appeared and he texted me first until not as usual, he asked my nudes. Stupidly, i gave it.

    As usual he disappeared again and completely disappeared until 6 months. Because he didn’t texted me first, so i ventured to texted him first. He replied it. Again and again, he asked me some nude pics, nude vids, and i foolishly gave it. Actually, i do that because i can talked to him longer. He also gave his **** pic. A few days later, i texted him again, he suddenly blocked me without no reason. And i asked my friend to text him, why did he blocked me, he just said “oh i blocked a wrong one sorry” so what does it means?

    • The two of you maintained a social relationship. Overtime, this relationship developed and you made the decision to send him nudes. You then made the decision to message him after time passed, and he immediately asked for similar pictures and videos. You chose to share those images again. It is clear what his intentions are in regards to your relationship. Determine what you want for your future, and take whatever action you believe is appropriate. Have a great day, Nisha!

  11. I had a crush on a guy in my college..he is a nerd , scholar.. i was never gonna confess him i just talked with him on chat and asked for imp assignment like all students…suddenly his bestfriend had crush on me and was super serious about me…my crush asked him to block me…and then as the time went i started talking wid his bestfrnd casually…but his bestfrnd was a liar n told many lies to me i ignored…i think he made a fake chat about my crush having crush on my bestie and sent me….after that day my crush blocked me and all my friends saying it was bad for his mental health …idk if that chat was true or he was in love wid my bestie …next day i conforted his bestie n said he made fake chats..then my crush unblocked me saying that chats were true and he doesnt have one percent in me and my bestie he is pissed off …and then we block each other

    • The two of you maintained a social relationship, and his friend also attempted to speak with you. He seemed to lie often, which likely damaged this relationship. In the end, the two of you made the decision to block each other. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus our emotional energy elsewhere. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Bella!

  12. I had a very close friendship with a guy I played video games with for nearly 2 years. We got on great as friends. I thought maybe that could be more but I did not want another relationship similar to my previous ones, false promises and whatnot. So I tried to explain to him how I did not want a relationship and wanted to maintain our friendship and let it be that way as everything was going to quickly for a while. We stopped talking for a good while before that, he would inbox me on my facebook, but I’d be too preoccupied with something else to answer or I just did not want to answer. Soon enough when I updated my facebook status from single to in a relationship he removes me and blocks me from everything after messaging me on my xbox (the system we played together on) with the whole “guess I wasnt worthy” nonsense. Leaving me in tears because I thought we were good friends. I was more furious at how he removed me from everything for no reason. He did not even ask me if I was ok or even who I had been getting with. He just jumped to conclusions. I’m trying to move on from it. But he was a good friend. Someone I could console. He even told me if I needed someone to talk to he would be there, but that was just a lie it seems.

    • He was interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with you, though it seems like he did not share his feelings with you. His reaction was immature, as you have no responsibility to maintain a romantic relationship with him. These actions are warning signs of more serious potential issues. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and determine what you want for your future without him. If he reaches out to you in the future, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings at that time. Have a great day, Anna!

  13. He was saying how much he missed me etc
    Then one week he went quiet and blocked me again

    His done this a few times it’s such weird behaviour

    Iv done nothing

    :-/? What do I do?

  14. When my bf started work he started to ignore me.He works for 12 hours and he doesn’t even text or call for just 2 min to check on me.I had complained several times why are you doing and not caring about me in this way.He just replies that it comes like he doesn’t me.Every day he does the same thing of ignorance and one day i got really mad and i accused him of cheating on me.He then blocked me on whatsapp and i had called him for 3 days but he dont wanna pick up at all.

    • He wasn’t messaging you because he was exhausted. When someone works for 12 hours, they still have to get ready for work, commute to work, eat breakfast, eat dinner, buy groceries, take a shower and brush their teeth. By the time you add the minimum amount of work together, the person has eight hours left to sleep if they are very, very lucky. I wouldn’t worry unless he also failed to call you on his days off–if he just failed to call you when he is working 12 hours and unable to sleep for 8 hours a night, it isn’t surprising. As for blocking you, it is probably a sign that he doesn’t want to talk or deal with anything outside of the stress of work right now. Hopefully, he will change his mind later.

  15. I am having an issue the guy i was friends with blocked me for no reason then he suddenly started talking stuff to me being mean and everything so I blocked him in return just yesterday he had unblocked me and told everyone in this chat we were in that i blocked him and then he told me to unblock him and stuff not sure what to make of this I have never said anything bad back to him he used to harrass me when i would tell others hello and stuff but he’d do it to the point of me having to talk to him which i ignored i also think his friend liked me and he was probably mad at him or something idk :/

    • He has blocked you, and it is clear that this relationship is complicated. Determine if you believe whether or not this relationship is viable or appropriate. Focus your emotional energy.

  16. So this guy that I knew from freshman year liked me a lot but I never gave him a chance. Then he hit me out of the blew on Snapchat this summer we talked alittle and catcher up. He also said he is leaving for the army and I was sad about it because I had a crush on him. He asked me to marry him first I said Idk then I said yes. Eventually he met my intermediate family the day I went to see him. We than went to a hotel for privacy we had sex watched movies and went swimming. A few days later he left. Haven’t heard from him he texted me alittle I texted back and I was blocked. I don’t understand why he did that

    • It is clear that he has made the decision to abuse your trust. You should allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Allow this experience to guide your actions in the future.

  17. I was chatting with a guy on a dating site who went out of his way to initiate contact with me. After what seemed like great conversation he asked me if I was even interested in getting to know him at all. I answered back yes. Then he said you know what to do. Um, no actually I don’t. I just replied a flirty message and left the ball in his court. He just sent a smile back then I looked at his account a few times. Two days later I discovered he had blocked me. No sexual messages were ever exchanged. He never said anything suggesting that’s what he wanted. I was really interested in this guy and am left wondering what I could’ve possibly done to cause this. I can think of nothing.

    • You met this person on a dating site. This often leads to relationships that end in a similar manner that yours did. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Apply your knowledge to your future relationships, as this will bring you personal benefit in the future.

    • You met this person on a dating site. This often leads to relationships that end in a similar manner that yours did. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Apply your knowledge to your future relationships, as this will bring you personal benefit in the future.

  18. After a date in which we had sex (first date) this guy contacted me many times to come over his place, I rejected every single time he did, because he wasn’t even a gentleman, he just wanted me to move and go meet him wherever he was, and the last time I told him that I realised I don’t want that type of relationship for me and I told him that I want to get to now him better, he didn’t accept, and he told me he was gonna delete my number (but he didn’t)
    A couple of weeks later he re appeared and asked me out again, I said no, he said to me that he can’t give me what I’m asking for but still want to see me, and want to invited me for a dinner, and I kept my decision because I didn’t believe him, after that he blocked me straight away

    • It is clear that you were right about your feelings regarding his behaviors. You informed him of your feelings, and he ignored you. It is clear that this relationship is not viable. Keep these experiences in mind, as they will help you maintain successful relationships in the future.

  19. I met a guy on omegle with him saying he’s 22 and me 15. Decided not to talk sexual because of that, but we did talk about that topic because I had a question about my interests. We like eachother as friends so we kept talking. He told me if i was 18 he’d hit on me, and we had the same interests. He was mature respectful and not pervey. We dont even know what each other looked like. We said goodnight one day w/ him being tired but i texted him the next afternoon. Seeing i was blocked, so i wonder he like me, we had appropiate chats if he didnt want to talk to a teen if couldve been left before we exchanged contacts. We talked only one night than boom he ghosted me. I thought he was my friend and I know i did nothing wrong. Why did he block me?

    • There are many potential reasons why he blocked you. He is aware of what websites like Omegle are used for, and he likely didn’t want to potentially maintain an inappropriate relationship with you. It is certain that he was concerned about legal ramifications, so he made the decision to protect himself. You may find that it would be best for you to not attempt to maintain relationships with adult men until you are of an age where they will not be concerned about such issues.

  20. I have a classmate of five years who was never exactly my friend but we have the same social circle. We hardly talk in person and I have never tried to contact him on any social media accounts. I just found out recently that he has blocked me on whatsapp and Instagram. And I am highly confused as to what would be his reasons in doing so. Can you tell me what could be some possible reasons? I’m not a compulsive insta user so I don’t think he was annoyed by my posts or anything.

    • There may be various reasons for him to make the decision to block you. Since the two of you rarely interacted, it is likely due to a reason that is inaccurate or unreasonable. It is clear that he is not the type of person that you want to spend any time with. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and determine what you want for your future without him.

  21. Hey, your blog post is really informative and I’m really happy I found about this page. I had a crush on a boy in my batch, I’m a little shy and reserved and since I had previous heartbreaks I didn’t want to hurt my feelings again so I didn’t approach the guy even though I liked him a lot. Coincidentally, we had to go on a college trip together to a different city which included selected few students of the college. Few days before leaving, we used to talk about the arrangements for the trip and nothing else. But the day before we were supposed to leave for the trip, he blocked me. I was stunned as to what happened and there was nothing I said or did which could upset him. But all along the trip we were normal and he didn’t act like he blocked me. We talked really nicely on the trip. I’m really confused about the whole situation… I felt awkward asking him about it… And I don’t think I’ll ever be able to have feelings for someone again… What should I do?

    • There are many reasons for why he may have blocked you, but his behaviors seem to indicate that there is something weird going on. When you speak with him in person again, you should address the issue at hand. If he continues to behave strangely, then you should allow that knowledge to guide your actions. You do not want to maintain a relationship with someone whose behaviors indicate that the are untrustworthy or unreliable.

  22. Before I confront him, in your opinion, what could be the possible reasons for him blocking me and behaving like this… Because these are kind of mixed signals which somewhere took an emotional toll on me… I started to doubt myself and lost confidence… Please guide me…

    • There are many potential reasons for him doing so. Likely, he may have been nourishing a relationship with someone else, and this caused him to feel uncertain about the future of your relationship. This type of this may happen if he is with someone else and your message shows up. However, there may be even less appropriate and reasonable justifications for why he chose to block you.

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