Sometimes, some boyfriends are not very good at conveying their feelings or at making clear signs he misses you and needs you more. Whether it is shyness or they are generally reserved, not all men are about making grand gestures and texting ‘I love you’ all day long.
They are either unable to express those emotions or don’t want to be called a sissy for being too vocal about them. They thus form a tough exterior and the poor girlfriend has to keep looking for signs to know that her boyfriend is still into her.
This makes their walls really hard to tear down. Boyfriends are also experts at hiding specifically two emotions: their love for their girlfriends and the fact that they are missing them terribly. They may use subtle advances or guarded tones to let you know the same but will not always be able to say it out loud, like one sometimes should.
18 Things Your Boyfriend Will Do If He Misses You
When a man misses a woman , he most probably won’t send her a conventional ‘Missing you babe’ text. Men just find it really difficult to put across their feelings in exact terms. Such boyfriends make their girlfriends scramble here and there to get answers and then call them crazy. Who is the one making them crazy, eh?
What is crazier actually is letting your large ego come in the way of your relationship. While it is traits of being an alpha male for some, others are just too shy to express their feelings. Are you one of those girlfriends who is looking for signs he misses you? Read this article to put an end to your dilemma.
1. He calls you frequently
One of the signs he misses you while away, is if you regularly get calls or text updates from him. Whether it is a work trip or he is just having a night out with the boys, notice how often or how frequently he tries to contact you.
When a man misses a woman, he calls you whenever he gets the time. He might even tell you that he prefers to call instead of sending texts. It is because he wants to hear your voice so badly. He will try to find reasons to call you and will try to make conversation even if there is nothing left to talk about. When you ask him why he has called, he will just make up an excuse because he doesn’t even need a real reason to just talk to you.
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2. He will find ways to meet you
No matter how tight his schedule is, he will try to meet you. One of the obvious signs he misses you when you’re not around, is if he is always trying to find a way to change that. ‘Can I get you a coffee after work?’ or ‘Let me drive you to your yoga class this morning’ are some ways he might try to find ways to fit into your busy day.
He will somehow also try to adjust your plans with his work schedule. If he has a tight day going on with a million commitments, he will still not tell you how busy he is, because he doesn’t want you to cancel the date. If he gets to see you even for fifteen minutes, it’s enough for him and is definitely one of the signs he misses you.
3. Always replies to your texts
He might be tied up with work, but this doesn’t stop him from replying to your texts. He will reply interestedly to your texts unless he is extremely busy or occupied with something more urgent. Your boyfriend doesn’t want to miss out on a chance to talk to you.
This is truly one of the subconscious signs he misses you because his eyes instantly dart to his phone every time he sees your notification pop up. And when that happens, he can’t help but hop on over to his phone to text you back instantly. At times, he will reply to you within a few seconds even. It is because he has been sitting with his phone in hand, waiting for you come online.
4. He tries to prolong the date
Consider this situation. You are on a fabulous date and it is now getting late and is time for you two to say your goodbyes and head home. He recommends this amazing ice cream parlor that you two must try out that very night. After walking over there and having a wonderful dessert, he tells you that he wants to drive you home.
Clearly, the ice cream parlor was just a way of prolonging the date and spending more time with you. It’s possible that he doesn’t even enjoy ice cream all that much! When a man misses a woman, he wants to make the most of the time he has with her. He wants to spend more time with you and thus will keep creating new excuses to do so.
5. He calls in the middle of the night
It’s late at night and he is missing you terribly. He just cannot seem to get you out of his head. One of the signs he misses you and wants you back is if he sends you late night texts. He doesn’t want to wake you from your sleep but still wants to hear your voice.
You’ve been on his mind all night and all he has done so far is try to resist the urge to text and bother you. However, he has been unable to do so and is now just desperate to talk to you. He might even give you missed calls to know if you are awake. When you are up and ask him why he called, he will just make up a silly reason. But you know what’s really up.
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6. That smile on his face when he sees you
At times it is difficult even for him to hide his emotions. When a man is crazy in love, sometimes the eyes do the talking and his expressions can easily give away his feelings. If you’re wondering, ‘What are the signs my boyfriend misses me?’ or ‘Have I been on his mind at all?’ pay attention to how he reacts when he meets you.
One of the signs he misses you or has missed you a lot is when his lips automatically stretch into a smile when he sees you. He can’t help but smile profusely at your sight. You don’t even have to ask him how he feels. You make him happy and his face says it all. Even if you ask him, his reply will be a shy smile.
7. He always talks about you
He talks about you to his friends and family. The only topic that he is able to speak about seems somehow related to you. If you are not with him physically, you are with him in his conversations. This is especially one of the signs he misses you during no contact, that you should watch out for.
Have you been hearing the stories he has been telling others about you? This way, you get to know how much he adores you and misses you when you meet his family and friends. You might not know all of them but they know you all too well!
8. He stalks you on social media
One of the signs he misses you and wants you back, is if you suddenly notice him hitting like on all your old pictures on Instagram or commenting on a post you made a week ago. Clearly, he is stalking you on social media. In his free time, he will go through your old pictures and statuses on social media. He does it to get to know more about you through them.
Being crazy about you will make him stalk all the social media accounts you have, even the ones you haven’t used in years. He may accidentally like some of your posts and beat himself up for it, because he has now left behind evidence that will notify you!
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9. He sends you random texts
Ever found random texts on your phone which don’t mean anything to you? You may find it weird but it is because he has used up all his backup conversations and doesn’t know what to type now. He may even indulge in a lot of double texting just to keep your attention and keep the conversation going. Especially if you are looking for signs he misses you long distance, this is definitely it.
In a long-distance relationship, texts and calls are all one has and if you are receiving a flurry of messages, it is because he cannot get you out of his mind. He is not going to tell you that he misses you, and so will just go for the all the other options even if it makes him seem weird.
10. He becomes moody
Missing someone and not being able to tell them makes people moody and anxious. You become upset and frustrated and display it in all sorts of ways. It’s like a ticking bomb that can explode any time. The only thing is that it explodes in the worst possible ways and he ends up fighting with you for unnecessary things.
Sometimes, if you’ve been having too many arguments lately, it is possible that he is not angry with you and is just annoyed that you two have not spent enough time together lately. When a man misses a woman, he can lash out about it in unconventional ways. You don’t know what is wrong with him and he doesn’t know what else to do.
11. He will want to know about your day
Just because he wasn’t a part of your day doesn’t mean that he can’t be a part of it now. He will ask you about your day with a lot of interest. He will listen to you cribbing and complaining about your boss and even tease you about it. This way, he will feel involved in your life and feel emotionally closer to you.
Hearing you talk about your day will appease his feelings for you. This is definitely one of the signs he misses you long distance because he will do everything to feel like he is still close to you and is with you.
12. He will accuse you of missing him
Kind of like a weird reverse therapy, right? Ever thought of confronting his feelings? If you already have, then this is what might have happened. Instead of accepting the fact that he misses you, he will make you feel that you are the one making this up because you miss him!
Wow, men will be men. This is one of the subconscious signs he misses you when his conscious mind refuses to accept how badly he is thinking of you all the time. So he will make this about you and not about him. Instead, he will make a joke about it or tease you for thinking so.
13. He gets jealous
If you make plans with your friends, he will get jealous that he is not the one spending time with you. He might even seem okay, but will eventually bring this up. He will feel sorry that he isn’t the one getting to spend quality time with you. Even when you are with your friends, he will call at intervals to know if the party has bored you yet.
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14. He will ask you for pictures
Now, sending pictures may sound a bit strange and may show signs of him being a little obsessive, but do not fret! Your boyfriend just does that to get a sneak peek into your life and it is one of the signs he misses you. Asking for pictures is just a code word for ‘I want to see you’.
He has already run out of pictures from your social media and thus wants to see your latest pictures and what you are up to. This is also one of the signs he misses you while away because he wants a glimpse of what it could feel like being with you. If you’re uncomfortable sending them, just tell him. He will understand.
15. He will give you surprise visits
Your boyfriend might just turn up at your office or your house to surprise you. He definitely wants to see you and doesn’t want to wait until your next date. When you ask him, he will just tell you that he was in the neighborhood and thought of dropping by. How cute, right?
You will notice that these surprise visits are usually during your lunch hours or the time when he knows you could be free. Funny how he was there when you were free! Or is it just a case of ‘My boyfriend misses me’?
16. He sends you gifts
He will send you gifts like flowers, cards and sometimes even your favorite food to put you in a better mood. He loves it when you call him, all surprised and excited, telling him how much you loved his gifts. He pays attention to your conversations and shows thoughtful gestures only a caring boyfriend would make.
17. He shows his affection
When he meets you, he picks you up and hugs you tightly and tells you that he does not want to let go. After that, he really doesn’t let go that easily. It might surprise you to see how affectionate he has become all of a sudden. He has missed you since the last meeting and is showing it through affection.
Forehead kisses, not letting your hand go, pulling you in by the waist over and over again – these are clearly signs he misses you and is cherishing the time he has with you currently.
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18. He finally says it
There will be a time when his feelings for you will grow larger than his ego or shyness and he will finally say the three magical words, “I miss you”. He has eventually given into his feelings and is no more afraid of being vocal about them. He doesn’t care about anything else but you.
Analyzing the behavior of boyfriends is much more difficult than that of a girlfriend’s. Women are more vocal in their behavior and actions, so it is easier to assess how they feel. Men, on the other hand, are often like closed books that will not let you read their pages until they want you to.
They leave their girlfriends in a fix, all confused about their man. But there are some ways to understand when a man misses a woman. Hopefully these tips will help you. In every relationship, it is important that both partners are open about their feelings so that they share a healthy bond.