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What Does It Mean When A Guy Ignores You?


Yikes, getting ignored is the worse! But it especially sucks when you’re getting the cold shoulder from a guy that you like.  Even if you only like him as just a friend. What makes it even more difficult to deal with it is when this person doesn’t seem to give you any rhyme or reason as to why they are acting the way they’re acting towards you.

That’s okay though! They don’t need to be super obvious for you to know what’s wrong. We have a few things that might help you better understand the silent treatment he’s throwing your way. Read below to find out 7 different reasons he may be ignoring you!

Reason #1.) It’s A Game.

Some guys like playing hard to get. They tend to go this route in trying to get a girl when they don’t feel like the person they like is interested in them enough yet. He might think that this is the only way to get your attention! And who can blame them, sometimes we all want what we think we can’t have, right?

Reason #2.) He Lost Interest In You.

Obviously that means that he kind of liked you prior to starting this whole ignoring thing that he has going on. How are you supposed to know if he liked you before?

It’s all about reading his body language.

Does he subtly touch you?

Flirt with you?

Spend a lot of alone time with just you and no one else?

Do you favors or go out of his way to help you?

If so, he probably liked you.

Now he has turned to ignoring you because you didn’t come to realize that he had feelings for you soon enough. He is starting to lose interest and is probably thinking about moving on.

Reason #3.) He Wants To Take It Easy.

If the two of you are in the beginning of a relationship, he may just be backing off a little bit because he thinks that he is coming on too strongly. Sometimes men will pull away if they feel like they are being too clingy. They don’t want to scare you off. After all, you have just begun dating!

Reason #4.) He’s Taking A Step Back.

The reason he may have started ignoring you is because he has started to have second thoughts about being with you. This is a crappy reason, but it is actually quite common. Maybe the relationship moved a little too fast for him and now he’s the one who is scared. The best thing to do in this situation is give him his space and let him make up his mind on his own.

Reason #5.) You Have High Expectations.

Okay, you might reject this reason, but hear it out for just a minute. Once in awhile we think that someone is ignoring when they are actually not. We might hold higher expectations for someone than we think. Meaning you might need him to give you more attention and when he doesn’t do it just the way you want, you assume that he is ignoring you. However, some guys are just not as attentive to us as we might want them to be. It doesn’t mean that they don’t love us, they just don’t know that they are doing anything wrong. If this is the case, tell him that his lack of love is bothering you.

Reason #6.) You Read The Signals Wrong.

When you don’t know a guy very well, it can be very easy to not understand why he is doing the things he’s doing (or not doing) to you. If the two of you aren’t very close with each other, he may not be ignoring you at all, he may just not be interested in you the way you thought. A.k.a reading the situation all wrong. You may have assumed that he had feelings for you, but found yourself confused when he wasn’t paying attention to you. The best thing to do in this situation is outright ask him how he feels about you. This will bring some clarity to everything.

Reason #7.) He’s Cheating On You.

When you are in a relationship with someone, it’s definitely a bad sign when they start ignoring you all of the time. You may find someone who is having an affair starting to pull away from you physically and mentally. This will lead them to give you the cold shoulder. You can’t always assume that just because he is ignoring you that he is cheating on you. He may be angry at you for some other reason and just needs time to cool off. However, if this behavior continues for more than a week, you can start to consider he’s not being faithful to you.


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