Unanswered texts are something that can set into motion a whole avalanche of thoughts—and not just for women. Men are not immune to being ignored either.
Check what he thinks about when you don’t text back right away or completely ignore his texts:
1. “Is she playing games?“
Most men these days are playing texting games, and once they don’t receive a text back, the first thing they think of is that you are giving them a taste of their own medicine, and they don’t like it at all.
2. “Maybe she wants me to try harder.”
Men will go after what they want, and while they don’t appreciate the game playing, they will try harder for the one they are into to prove to her that their feelings are genuine. So if he is really likes you, he will probably send a follow-up text.
3. “Did I do something wrong.”
Just like women, men will stop and think back about the moments they spent with a woman. So if you are not texting back, he might think that he’s done something to turn you off, and he is scared that you might not want to see him again.
4. “I don’t know why she doesn’t text back and I don’t care.”
Some men don’t go into an overthinking mode or they do their best not to. Not getting a text back is a huge blow to their ego, and he will do his best to repress his emotion. He’ll keep telling himself that he doesn’t care.
5. “Am I falling for this girl?”
Men are not known for being in touch with their feelings. They are better at running from them or hiding them even from themselves. So after a whole day of not hearing from you, they will start to miss you and wonder if there is something more there than they originally thought.
6. “There must be something wrong with her phone. “
He has a hard time accepting that you might not be that into him, so he will start to come up with the most improbable scenarios like your phone might be lost or broken, maybe something terrible happened, etc.
7. “Next, please.”
This sounds harsh, but if a man wants nothing more than a casual hookup and his intentions were just to get you to sleep with him, he will just move on to his next conquest without thinking twice. He didn’t form an emotional attachment, and he won’t care that you don’t text back,
8. “I’m too old for this shit.”
If he has been staring a whole day at an empty screen and he knows you have your phone with you 24/7, he will start to think that you are playing games and messing with his mind, and his interest will slowly start to fade away,
9. “She must be mad at me.”
It depends on the context, but if you had an argument or he’s done something to upset you, your silent treatment will be like a punishment for him. He will stop and reflect on his actions and probably try to do something to make things up to you if he knows that what he’s done was wrong.
10. “Maybe she’s just not interested.”
Men are quite rational, and them not getting a text back for days is a clear sign that you are not into him. Regardless of how he feels for you, he will leave you be because he sees no point to keep on trying with someone who is not interested.
Leah Lee – Writer. Dreamer. Adventurer. Eternal Optimist.
I am an English language and literature professor and writing came naturally alongside that. It was something I did for me until I decided to share it with the rest of the world.
I write about love, emotions, relationship issues and ways to solve them and most importantly about empowering women to become the best versions of themselves.
My inspiration comes from all that I’ve been through in life, and it was a bumpy road but full of valuable lessons. I hope that my experience will do some good to all of those who like to read my work.