“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article lists all the reasons he isn’t texting you, now in any relationship I’ve found there are 2 pivotal moments that determine if your relationship ends in heartbreak or you get to live happily ever after so it’s vitally important that you take the next step and read this right now, because at some point the man you want is going to ask himself: Is this the woman I should commit to for the long term? That answer determines everything… Do you know how men determine if a woman is girlfriend material (the type of woman he commits himself to) or if he sees you as just a fling? If not you need to read this next: The #1 Thing Men Desire In A Woman…
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