10 Clear Signs Your Ex Wants You Back But Won’t Admit It
Not sure what all the mixed signals mean? A breakup is tough but the aftermath can be puzzling. In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at 10 clear signs your ex wants round 2.
Just because a relationships ends, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of a story. Usually, it’s just the end of a chapter. We either remain good friends with them, worst enemies … or we get back together.
Either way, a lot happens in the ensuring few weeks. There are texts that raise a few eyebrows, making you wonder if they want to get back together as a couple or if they just want to remain friends.
Then there are the random invites to places. What does that mean?!
Or how about the random phone call or the text that’s clearly just an excuse to get you talking.
So many mixed signals!
If you want some clarity, let’s take a look at this…
10 Clear signs your ex wants you back but won’t admit it
They Find An Excuse To Call
Friends don’t call each other that much. Maybe once every few months. Once a month if they’re super close, but it’s rare.
If, however, your ex is finding reasons to call fairly frequently, it’s a huge sign that they miss you and probably want you back.
Don’t ignore this sign. Calling someone up is a big deal. They’re sacrificing their time to get on the phone with you so it has to mean something other than the fact that “Oh, my toaster just broke.”
Like, bro, did you have to call me to tell you that?
“I just finished an AMAZING book that you NEED to read. Wanna meet up so I can lend it you?”
This is a pretty obvious tactic, but right now they don’t care – they want you back and they’re prepared to read a 1,000 page novel to get you back.
They Reminisce About Your Relationship
“Do you remember the time …”
A-ha. Of course we do.
“And OMG do you remember the time …”
If your ex reminisces about your relationship, it means only one thing – they miss you and want to be with you again.
No one talks about the great times you had together unless they miss it all. If someone wants to move on, the last thing they’re going to do is reminisce about old times.
If they start to take trips down memory lane, it’s because they’re trying to light a spark in you so that you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy about the relationship again.
And, hey, it just might work.
They Emphasise How Much They’ve Changed
If you criticised them for this and that, and they literally text you to tell you how much they’ve changed, it’s a HUGE sign that they’re trying to convince you they’re a different person now and you should totally take them back.
For example, if you got bored because you guys stayed in ever night and they’re now literally in the pub every night (and have to tell you this), it’s a clear sign they want to show you how different they are now.
They want you to give them another chance. And if they’ve shown they can change, why not?
They’re Not Back On The Dating Scene
You’re back on the dating scene but your ex wants to make it clear that they aren’t.
“Nope, not dating anyone else at the moment. Not got the time, you know? Enjoying being single and getting to know someone else is exhausting, isn’t it?”
The thing is that they don’t need to tell you this. In fact, the only reason they are telling you this is because they want you to know in no uncertain terms that they’re still available.
The door is open – all you gotta do is knock!
The Spare Ticket
“Hey, I’ve got a spare ticket for … and thought you might want it?”
Ah, the classic spare ticket trick.
Let’s face it, they bought two tickets with the express purpose of doing this. Kinda cute but totally annoying if you just want to move on.
They’re Pretty Active On Social Media
They make statuses that are clearly designed to grab your attention.
For example, they might post a song they know you love.
Or maybe they’ll be a bit more obvious and tag you in a status.
Or maybe they’ll be even more obvious and post on your wall!
Either way, if you notice they’re making more statuses than usual and literally losing their minds on Facebook, it’s a clear sign they want you to notice them.
They miss you, aww.
The Drunk Text
“I’M DRUNK AND THOUGHT I’D TEXT YOU. ISN’T THAT FUNNY?!”
Sure – it’s hilarious.
Drunk texting is funny between friends and even partners.
But when it’s an ex that you kinda want to go away? It’s a bit sad and desperate.
After all, out of all the numbers in their contacts, why would they pick yours?
Moreover, they’re out and having fun – why are they texting at all?!
Because they miss you!
Oh, and watch out for the fake drunk text they send pretending to be drunk so as to have an excuse to text you.
They’ve Improved Themselves
When you broke up, they weren’t the best version of themselves. Now they’ve quit smoking, drinking, gambling and have signed up to university!
They Keep Texting
Another day, another random text from your ex.
If they literally can’t go 2 days without texting, it’s another clear sign that they miss you.
The problem with this is that they’re not giving themselves a chance to get over you. By texting so often, they’re making the whole thing worse.
It’s a bit sad but hey ho, if you don’t want them back, the best thing to do is to reply less frequently. Eventually they’ll get the picture.
Do you know other signs your ex wants you back? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.