Do Guys Notice When You Ignore Them?


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You’ve been thinking about ignoring a guy who has ignored, hurt, rejected or dumped you. But, you’re confused about something important and that is the following question, do guys notice when you ignore them? Here’s the truth.

Guys notice when you ignore them if they are interested in you or were previously invested in communicating with you. If not, then they probably won’t notice anything for a long time, if at all. 

The thing is, a lot of guys are egocentric.

When our egos take a hit, it can affect us.

Ignoring a guy before he actually reaches out to you isn’t going to hurt his ego as much as it would if you were to ignore him after he tries to get in contact with you.

So, what’s important for us to establish off the bat is that if a guy hasn’t really been texting you and most of your messages or calls go unanswered, ignoring him back won’t really make much of an impact on him.

However, if you’ve been pursuing him for some time, he’ll eventually start to notice a lack of effort on your end.

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When will he notice that you’re ignoring him?

At first, he won’t immediately think that you’re ignoring him but he’ll notice that you’ve stopped texting or calling.

If he decides to reach out, at that point, if you choose to not reply to him then you’ve actually ignored him and from that moment onwards, the clock starts. 

I want you to consider something else – just because he notices that you’re ignoring him doesn’t mean that it will affect him. 

It all depends on whether he has any feelings for you or any attachment.

If you were someone he didn’t care about at all, then by ignoring him, the only thing that will happen is that he notices you’re ignoring him and he shrugs it off. 

He’ll continue with his life and you’ll probably not hear from him for a while, if ever again unless you reach out. 

If he actually has any level of care or attachment to you, then he’ll most likely reach out.

There’s really no set amount of time that we can latch onto in respect to how long it takes for him to do something about you ignoring him.

But, eventually, he’ll try to reach out again and find out what’s the problem. 

I’ve previously written articles about how ignoring a guy can make him chase you and I’ve stipulated very specific circumstances when it’s okay to ignore someone.

I don’t advocate ignoring people normally. 

It’s not a healthy way of developing feelings of attraction or a good basis to start a relationship on.

You would benefit from healthy communication a lot more than by being forced to ignore someone to gain their attention.

And that’s something you really need to think about.

Do you want to be forced to attract someone by ignoring them or do you want to attract someone who actually likes communicating with you?

The latter option is far more wholesome, healthy and romantic if you ask me. 

But, if ignoring him is something you feel is imperative to the situation at hand, then I completely understand.

Especially if you’re trying to ignore an ex as a means of winning them back or teaching them a lesson.

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A word of caution about ignoring a guy

Ignoring a guy will often get his attention, especially if he’s tried to contact you a few times and you have refused to talk to him.

The problem is that eventually, he’ll stop trying.

Some people who previously felt neglected or unnoticed and unappreciated start to feel really empowered when they notice a guy who made them feel that way start to chase after them.

This power trip makes you crave more of it so you continue to ignore him or act cold and standoffish.

Do this for long enough and he’ll get tired of trying and eventually walk away.

By then, even if you change your mind about ignoring him, he’ll probably want to move on completely or won’t want anything to do with you.

Please take this into consideration before ignoring a guy you actually want in your life.

Even if he has hurt you and this is something you’ve decided to do, there is such a thing as doing something for too long.

If you don’t care about him being in your life at all, then just continue ignoring him until he leaves altogether.

Although, I would much rather you be straight-forward and direct with him because this will help both of you to find closure in a mature manner.

Related post: How long should I wait to text him back after he ignored me?

In Conclusion

Let’s summarize what we’ve discussed in this article so that you leave with the most important points in your mind.

Do guys notice when you ignore them?

Yes, they will notice that you are ignoring them provided that they care about you to some degree and were invested in communicating with you.

Before you start ignoring someone, think about what you’re trying to achieve from doing this.

Based on that, you should be able to determine whether it’s a good idea or not.

Additionally, if you decide to ignore him just to attract him or teach him a lesson, be sure that you’re not doing it for too long or else you run the risk of losing him altogether.

With that being said, I hope you found this article to be thought-provoking and informative. Leave your thoughts or questions in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to reply.

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