“He ignores my texts!” Here’s 26 reasons why he’s ignoring your texts (and what you can do about it).
For the most part, us girls are great. We’re fun, enthusiastic, and passionate but we’re also good at jumping to conclusions, even when it’s not necessary. The probable scenario is you’ve been speaking to a guy for a while, you two start to get closer and speak almost every day. Then, he suddenly stops texting you. It’s at this point, you start to expect the worst case scenario.
What have you done wrong? Did you accidentally block his number? Has he got a new girl? All these questions start to run through your mind.
Well, this isn’t anything new and many women have guys stop texting them all the time and while it doesn’t bother them too much; they just want answers.
If you’re experiencing this right now and you’ve recently had a guy start ignoring your texts, don’t worry, you’re not alone. This happens more than you may think. That’s why we have put together these 26 reasons he’s started to ignore you. We’re hoping it will put the situation into more perspective and help you understand why he’s not texting you back anymore.
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1. He sucks at texting
The reality is that guys sometimes suck at texting you back, this doesn’t mean he’s not into you or he doesn’t want a relationship. He just doesn’t see not texting you back as a problem. He can’t see how much you’re freaking out about the idea he never replied and he’s most likely at home waiting for another text later.
2. He’s genuinely busy
Sometimes life can get in the way of texting back, he may have seen the text you sent and just hasn’t had time to reply yet. If he texts back in under 2 days apologizing, then you should definitely accept the apology. However, any text after this time just shows he’s not consistent and isn’t worth your time. It shouldn’t take a week to text back.
3. He’s met someone else
This is definitely a worst-case scenario but unfortunately, sometimes the guy you’re speaking to will meet someone new and then ghost you. We definitely shame guys like this and don’t agree that they should do it but sometimes they do.
4. He thinks things are getting too serious
If it’s getting to the point where you guys are asking yourselves questions about where the relationship is going. He may start ignoring you because it’s too hot and heavy. Guys may often answer certain text and then ignore others, this is just because they don’t want to move too fast.
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5. He doesn’t know what to say
It might be that he didn’t end the conversation properly when he went to bed the night before and he doesn’t want to start a new one. Perhaps you’ve said something that he doesn’t know how to respond. If you find this is the reason he’s ignoring you then don’t take it personally, women are just more expressive of their emotions sometimes.
6. He’s not interested
It’s cowardly and we don’t like it but sometimes guys will just ignore your texts to show they aren’t interested in the hope you’ll just take the hint. We know it’s hard and you may get upset but you’re worth more than a guy who does this.
7. He’s playing games
If you’re still in the early stages of dating, then he could be playing games and ignoring you hoping you’ll want him to text you more. He could be playing hard to get, but little does he know, the more games he plays, the less you’re going to be interested.
8. He’s out socializing
Maybe he could shoot you a text to say he’ll be out with the guys tonight and won’t be able to chat, but sometimes guys are forgetful and that probably won’t even cross his mind. He’s just out enjoying his night and you’re waiting in for a text that you’re not going to get until the next day at the earliest.
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9. He needs space
Even couples who have been together for years need space sometimes, it’s only natural. He may not be used to constant contact with another person and he just needs some time by himself rather than texting all the time. It can vary from person to person too so you may just have a guy who needs more space than average.
10. He didn’t receive it
Always check your phone signal and whether your message has sent, sometimes it won’t have, and he isn’t ignoring you at all. In fact, it looks like you’re ignoring him!
11. He doesn’t like texting
So many things can be misunderstood through a text and the guy you’re dating might not like texting because of different reasons.
12. He’s misread your signals
If you’re a slower texter too then he could think you’re not interested in him and just ignore you, so he doesn’t have to face rejection. Make sure whenever you’re texting a guy you’re loud and clear about how you feel, you don’t want him to ignore you because he’s read a text wrong and thinks you don’t like him anymore.
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13. He thinks it’ll make you like him more
It won’t, but can you really tell him that? Guys are strange sometimes.
14. He forgets
He’s looked at the text you sent and thinks about the reply. He then says to himself he’ll reply later but never does. It’s a vicious and never-ending cycle that no one wants to be in but if the guy you’re dating tends to be forgetful it might be the reality of your situation.
15. He’s too nervous
It’s quite cute when a guy is nervous around you, he may blush or stumped on his words when you’re face to face. Yet, over text, he doesn’t know what to say and he’s too nervous to reply but you just think he’s ignoring you because he’s not interested.
16. He’s trying to tell you something
As much as we like to think that communication is great in all relationships, there can be times when you really do upset him, and he just doesn’t want to reply because he’s too hurt. He could be ignoring your texts to tell you he’s upset.
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17. He’s preoccupied
It might be work stuff or things going on his personal life when you’re dating someone they won’t tell you every detail of their life and it could be he’s only ignoring you because he’s preoccupied doing something else.
18. He’s fallen asleep
Late night texts are always the worst when someone falls asleep and the other person is waiting for a reply. He could just be dreaming of you rather than texting you back.
19. He feels like you always want something from him
Dating is a hard process sometimes and when you don’t really know the other person too well then, they can start to get the wrong impression of you. He might feel like you only ever want to talk when you want something so ignores your texts most of the time.
20. He’s mad at you
From personal experience, sometimes us girls do say things we don’t mean, and guys can get mad. It’s probably best if he’s mad at you that he ignores you rather than texts back and makes you upset.
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21. He wants the easy way out
Ghosting and ignoring your texts is a lot easier than breaking up or telling you he’s not interested, it could be likely that he wants to take the easy option and just not talk anymore.
22. He’s immature
Do you really want to be dating a guy that thinks it’s funny to ignore you when he knows you’ll be hurt? He could be ignoring you because he’s immature and he thinks the whole situation is funny.
23. He thinks you’re needy
Guys are all different and while some like it when you’re needy and want their attention all the time, others don’t.
24. He’s lost his phone
This sounds like the lamest excuse ever from a guy, but if it’s true then you could go days or even weeks without talking to him and think that he’s ignoring you. He could be really desperate to text you but he just can’t! You don’t always have to expect the worse thing when a guy ignores your text.
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25. He was using you
And now he feels bad meaning he’s started ignoring you. We hate it when guys use girls but it’s just life and we must pick ourselves up from it. Girl power at its best!
26. He’s not worth your time
If he’s ignoring your texts for no good reason and doesn’t want to give you an explanation. He doesn’t deserve you. Find yourself a guy who finds the time to text you back when you need it, everyone is busy sometimes, but it only takes a few seconds to text a reply.
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too many possible reasons to consider. but try to talk to him about it and how uncomfortable it is for you that he ignores your text messages. depends on how he responds, make sure you think about your next step. would you want to be with this man or pass.
true, this is very common. i don’t know with other girls but this does not bother me that much. like what this post said, i just want answers.
this has to be one of the worst feelings! i certainly don’t want to experience this! i will never be ready for this kind of dilemma.
sometimes this is a man’s way of telling you he’s done or he’s not interested. it’s really immature but it’s also their nature to want to go the easy way out. don’t even try to get back to this kind of man, he is totally not worth it.
this might be a signal for me to move on. he will not ignore my text messages for no reason. i am pretty sure that he is not that busy for him not to even bother reply to my messages.
or maybe he’s a completely insensitive guy who, after getting what he wants just leave you hanging. most of the men i dated would do this and i admit, i learned the hard way but im never allowing myself get trapped again.
this is such a nice topic. i bet a lot of girls can relate to this, including me. i also found the other topic in this post very helpful. i think my boyfriend is starting to lose interest in our relationship and i know just what to do. thank you so much.
above all, consider also that he’s just not that into you. personally, i would think of that first. it just works that i go for the worst case so it won’t be too difficult to accept later on.
this article came right on time. no one wants to experience this but hey, it happens. just remember, it is not us, it’s them.
simple: he’s immature and wants the easy way out. he doesn’t have the courage to tell you he’s no longer interested or he might have met someone new or he’s plainly a user and that when he’s had enough of you he’s out. i’ve met a lot of men who’d do this and it sucks to be on the receiving end. every girl should know what kind of men they’re dealing with before giving their all.
hmm, i noticed that the time between my guy’s text messages was getting longer and longer? does this mean he is starting to ignore me?
i knew my guy was just busy at work reason why he can’t reply to my text messages right away. it will become a big deal for me if he will get back to me in a few hours or a few days. he should have a good reason for it just in case.
he may just be preoccupied with something. men are all like these. unlike us, women, we tend to have more time to text and stay up late for this. let’s not expect the same because men are far different from us esp in terms of texting.
all i know is a guy do not ignore a girl that he likes. guys are also pretty vocal about their feelings if they consider a girl special. just saying.
all these questions can only be answered by him. if you have tried enough times to ask or find out why, i think it’s best that you stop. stop thinking about him or what went wrong. for all you know, he is the only thing that’s really “wrong” in the situation.
at this point, i am actually looking for explanations as to why he was ignoring all my text messages. reasons could be some of these. gosh! it really hurts if someone you love is ignoring you.
remember this…he’s not worth your time! leave all the worrying and going crazy over thinking what happened and what went wrong..just move on and have fun.
i just don’t understand why men ignore texts selectively. anyone here ever dated a guy like this and found a solution? please let me know hahaha!
he may just be not interested. i’s simple and sometimes we’re the ones who make it complicated.
if he wants to tell me something better tell it straight to my face. problems cannot be solved if he keeps on ignoring me! i understand that this may be his way of letting me realize my mistake but i cannot let another day pass without communicating with him.
reason may be that he isn’t interested anymore. if it’s been a while and you don’t hear from him still, consider him gone. don’t waste you time on a man like this because he may come back to you..but he sure will be gone again.
i can still recall the time when i’ve been ignored. it is definitely not a fun ride. the reasons stated in this article are true. readers can really learn from this wonderful site.
if my boyfriend will ever do this to me, i will go crazy! he knows i hate it when he doesn’t reply right away so if this ever happens to me, he’s in a lot of trouble!
the more games he plays, the less you’re going to be interested – this is so true! i hope guys can also read this so they will become aware of the things that could turn us off!
this is not new to me. i think boys really have a habit of not even bothering to reply! why can’t they think of a woman’s feelings and be straightforward rather than ignore her, right?
i’ve had this issue with my man and i actually confronted him and asked him directly why he was ignoring my texts. he said he was not and that he just didn’t know what to say haha! he made a promise to respond to all of my text messages moving forward which i found so funny!
sometimes he’s just really too busy to even look at his phone. men aren’t like most women who can multi task and text or talk on the phone while working. talk to him about it and understand his situation.
yes, we girls are very good when it comes to jumping to conclusions. thanks for putting together these 26 reasons! this will really help me understand a guy’s point of view.
hmmm., i am asking myself lately why is he not answering my texts. i am just trying to stay cool and think that he is not really consistent when it comes to texting.
whatever his is reasons are, always be prepared if it doesn’t go well with you in the end. some men aren’t really texters and then they totally forget about you texting in the first place. this even happens to some women. don’t panic, talk to him.