What Does It Mean When A Guy Says He Misses You

Missing someone is a sign of how important the person is in your life, whether you are in a long-distance relationship, new relationship, or have just met a few times. So, when a guy says he misses you, chances are he might be on an emotional rollercoaster. But you may be apprehensive about his intentions and would want to know if his feelings are true. In this post, we discuss what it means when a guy expresses his feelings about missing you and what to do about it. Read on.

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22 Cues To Take When He Says He Misses You

So, how do you know if a guy misses you or if he is faking it? Here is a list of tell-tale signs to determine what it means when a guy says he misses you.

1. He makes incessant calls or texts

When a guy misses you, he makes incessant calls
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Does he often text you, “I miss you,” but doesn’t say anything else? You can be mindful of whether your guy truly misses you, by observing the way he texts you or talks to you on the phone.

For instance, if he contacts you only when he needs something from you, he could be playing with your emotions. If he genuinely misses you, he’ll most likely ask you irrelevant questions or discuss unrelated topics because he wants to keep you engaged in the conversation.

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Sometimes, he may text ‘miss you’ and keep silent because he wants to talk to you but doesn’t know where to start. Rather, you can initiate a topic and if he catches on and takes it forward, it means he truly missed you.

2. He orbits your social media

If a guy is constantly active on your social media profiles, it is possible he is thinking of you and might be yearning for you. He constantly monitors your social media activity on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see what you’re up to. His “likes” on your pictures and comments on your statuses may cause you to think about him.

If he keeps posting on social media that he misses you, he might be trying to get your attention. It could also imply that the guy is open to communication.

3. He recalls fond memories

Does he take you down memory lane, reminding you of how he fell in love with you or what drew him to you? Does he recall the way you used to tuck your hair behind your ear or the romantic strolls you used to take along the beach admiring the beautiful sunset? And does he express that he misses those times? This kind of behavior can evoke feelings of nostalgia, reminding you of the happy times you shared, which could elicit an emotional response from you if you are diverting to a different path.

4. He feels alone

He lays on the couch, and the only person he deeply cogitates about is you. He treasures and cherishes the moments spent with you. If you have a habit of spending time together, he will likely feel alone and miss you when you are not around because your absence makes his heart grow fonder. When he’s away from you, he might yearn for your presence and crave your company.

But be wary because some guys may say “I miss you” out of boredom. They may confide their emotions and tell you that they miss you, which could be emotional manipulation. However, this happens when you have just met him and are not yet a part of a committed relationship.

5. He sends random messages

Does he send you random messages and claim they were sent by accident to start a conversation? Or do you find him sending some funny memes, videos, or gifs on WhatsApp, even if they don’t pique your interest?

If he sends you random messages or comes up with the most stupid conversation starters, it is clear that you are on his mind and that he wishes to communicate with you because he misses you. However, take note if the guy is clingy one day and then ignores your calls and texts the next day, or if he randomly disappears from your life for an extended period.

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An ‘accidental message’ is a typical conversation starter. So, if he sends you a ‘miss you’ by mistake, do not take it at face value. He, perhaps, wants to talk to you.

6. He displays jealousy

When a guy misses you, he displays jealousy
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If other men are fawning over you at a party or a social event or expressing interest in you, he may invariably feel a twinge of jealousy. Also, if you are going shopping with another male, the guy may get jealous as you did not involve him. This insecurity could be a sign he misses you.

7. He is fast to respond

He is always the first to respond promptly to anything you say because you are more important to him than anyone else. So even if you do not text him any day, he will text you to know how your day went. This shows you are on his mind.

However, if he suddenly ignores you after talking continuously for a few days, it’s a dead giveaway that he was reaching out for the sake of convenience and may not be missing you genuinely. Ignoring you indicates that he only wanted your attention for a short time.

8. He fights with you

If the guy starts picking fights, primarily through texts or calls, there’s a good chance he wants your attention. But watch out for the reasons. In case he fights with you for a genuine cause, it shows he cares for you. But if he picks fights over trivial matters without giving you a valid reason, he may be lying to you about missing you.

9. He insists on seeing you

If a guy misses you, he will most likely want to see you and spend time with you. He may arrange a coffee date or outdoor fun activities such as hiking or a long drive to satisfy his longing for your company. On the other hand, if he demands more of your time and energy than you are comfortable with, it’s a red flag to watch out for.

10. He dials you when drunk

If he misses you, he may call you when he is drunk
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Alcohol is known to promote romantic delusions. A genuine guy who gets drunk tends to become more passionate and emotional. In that state of heightened desire, he might reach out to you and say, “I miss you.” However, treat this with a grain of salt. The best thing to do is wait until the next day, when your guy has sobered down, to learn more about his true feelings. It is said that a drunk man’s words are a sober mind’s thoughts. If he calls when drunk, he definitely misses you.

11. He asks for your pictures

If he is miles away from you, his heart may tremble to see you. As he cannot see you in person, he might request you for the most recent images. It is normal to ask for a photo once or twice, indicating that he misses you. However, if your guy asks for your picture every single day, he might have other things on his mind. Nevertheless, if he likes your old photos on social media, you know he was thinking about you and just wants to see you.

12. He sends novel-length messages

Does he send you novel-length messages, sometimes emotional or even mushy? If yes, he probably misses talking to you or has a lot to say to you. He’s trying to show that he’s not just another guy who responds with an emoji or has monosyllable conversations. This behavior can make you feel special and even fantasize about being in a relationship. On the other hand, if the guy bombards you with adoring “I miss you” messages without any feelings, he must be trying to manipulate you into getting something he wants.

13. He shows up at your place

Does the guy show up in your office during your lunch break without informing you or come to your house when he knows you are free? The answer is simple; he sorely misses you and looks forward to your next date if you have been in a relationship for a long time.

However, if you haven’t given him your address as you are not committed to him, and he discovers it and pays an unexpected visit to your office or home soon after your first few meetings, he may be stalking you.

14. He video calls you

If he video calls you instead of texting, it means he prefers to see your face and hear your voice and establish a more personal connection with you. However, it is critical to observe when the guy makes the video calls to help you figure out why he is doing so.

15. He constantly talks about you

He can’t stop talking about you to his friends and family because he always remembers you, admires you, and misses you. If you hear from a mutual friend that the guy has been talking about you, rest assured that he misses you. But be wary of him if he has an obsessive need to know everything about you through friends and family. However, if he is constantly talking about you, he is proud of you and wants to show you off to everyone.

16. He gives you gifts

He may surprise you with gifts if he misses you
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When the guy gives you a gift on your birthday or special day, he must be thinking about you or fondly remembering you. If a man treats you special and gives you flowers, chocolates, souvenirs, buys you clothes, he cares about you and misses you.

However, consider it a red flag if he lavishes you with gifts to make you feel obligated to him. As a result, you may begin to feel reliant on the guy, and he may take advantage of you.

17. He enquires about your wellbeing

If he texts you “good morning,” calls you as soon as he wakes up, asks, “how’s your day?” or checks to see if you’re okay before going to bed, he misses you. If, despite his busy schedule, he takes the time to talk to you, it shows you are important in his life, and he misses you.

Remember, a guy who doesn’t miss you will not disturb his routine to send you a message or call you.

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A guy who sends you ‘miss you’ messages every other day could just be habituated to sending the same message and may not mean it. A ‘miss you’ from the heart comes strong and occasionally.

18. He makes late-night calls

Does the guy text you that he misses you at odd hours during the night but never texts you during the day? He could be insomniac or bored, so he texts or calls you to pass the time. It could also suggest that he doesn’t care about your time. If he only calls at odd hours or wants to see you only in private, his intentions may not be pure.

19. He showers compliments

He does not miss an opportunity to compliment and praise you. When a guy compliments you in a specific way, it means he misses you and recalls these little details about you. For example, if you send him a selfie, and he immediately responds, telling you how beautiful you are or how lucky he is to have you in his life, it is a tell-tale sign that he misses you.

On the contrary, if he goes overboard with unwarranted compliments right at the start of the relationship, he may be showering you with compliments to gain your trust and affection. However, to learn his true intentions, it is essential to carefully contemplate his words, actions, and consistency in behavior.

20. He uses poetry

Some guys speak the language of the heart through poetry. He may express his feelings through poems, indicating that he misses you.

21. He sends melancholic songs

It is one of the subtle indications that he misses you. When he is alone, he may listen to melancholy love songs, or your favorite song may be playing in the background while he is on the phone with you. He imagines you by his side and may try to evoke your emotions to remind you that he misses you. Sending songs is a love language, and he may be trying to express his feelings through the song.

22. He sends his pictures

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He sends photos of himself having fun with his friends or family. In essence, he may want to stay in touch with you and keep you up to date on his activities, indicating that he misses you. This could, however, be a ruse. Some guys find it difficult to approach girls and ask for their pictures. So, they believe the best way to proceed is to send their photos first and then use that to request your photo.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What to say to a guy if he says he misses me?

When a guy says he misses you, you may say:

  • I miss you too (If you honestly do).
  • I wish you were here.
  • I have been thinking about you a lot lately.
  • What do you miss the most about me (and be flirty).

2. How long will it take for him to miss me?

It may not be possible to determine how long it might take him to miss you. The answer lies in his feelings for you and how often you communicate or spend time together.

3. Is it good when a man says he misses you?

When a man says he misses you, it means he likes having you around and enjoys spending time with you. But it’s important to think about the situation and your relationship to understand what he really means.

4. What happens psychologically when you miss someone?

When you miss someone, it can make you feel sad and want to be with them. You might think about them a lot and really want to see them and be close to them again.

5. Can a guy say he misses you even if he’s not in love with you?

Yes, a guy can say he misses you even if he doesn’t love you romantically. Missing someone can happen when you enjoy being around them or have a strong connection, but it doesn’t always mean he has romantic feelings for you.

When a guy says he misses you, it is an indication that he is fond of you and may have feelings for you. But avoid jumping to conclusions to prevent getting the wrong idea and embarrassing yourself. Instead, use the above indications and analyze his behavior. If he responds quickly to you, insists on seeing you, and constantly talks about you, he adores you, and may have feelings for you. Thus, if the signs are strong and you feel the same way, acknowledge it with some sweet words to begin what may be a fulfilling relationship.

Infographic: Ways To Respond To A Guy When He Says He Misses You

Now that you know what he means when he says he misses you, you may wonder how to respond to him. We bring you this infographic on how you can respond when he says, “I miss you,” considering that you miss him too and are mutually interested in each other.

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Key Pointers

  • If a guy says he misses you, you must consider various factors to determine his true intentions.
  • Some guys may do it out of boredom, while others may call you constantly because they care about you.
  • However, look out for the red flags before falling for his compliments, caring attitude, or shower of gifts.
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