15 Things He Really Does After A Break-Up

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16. “Hey U.”

Those two little words (if you can even call “u” a word) are the recipe for a text message that makes every girl cringe. Whether it’s from a guy you have zero interest in or from your ex who doesn’t understand that your relationship is WAY over, checking your phone for a notification only to see that your message reads “hey u” is a disappointment no matter the sender. Even if it’s from a guy you’re crushing on, seeing these four measly letters will cause any chick to pause for a moment and reconsider her interest in the dude. Either way, getting this text is a good indication that you’re being missed, but like, by a guy who is lacking anything of value because he couldn’t think of anything more clever to say. He’ll basically be sending this in hopes of it triggering a conversation with you, but it’s more likely to have the opposite effect.

15. “I Saw _____ And Thought Of You.”

When you have a history with the guy who is sending you text messages like this, it definitely means that he can’t shake you from his mind, and by acknowledging a memory about you, he’s straight-up telling you that he’s thinking about you everywhere he goes. If it’s your current man sending you IM’s like this one, it’s adorable. You want him to be thinking about you often and remembering you when he looks at a puppy, swing set, or pool table (or whatever makes a feature in your cute background story). However, if it’s an ex sending this message, it’s a sure sign that he’s probably not over you. The mere fact that he’s texting you at all suggests this, but by seeing things that remind you of him everywhere he goes, it says that he even probably still loves you.

14. Do You Have This Item Of Mine?”

After a breakup, it’s very likely that you’ll still have a few items over at each other’s places. Once a few days pass, you’ll arrange for an awkward exchange of these items and do all that you can to make sure you’ve grabbed everything. You definitely don’t want to forget something out of fear of seeing him again, so you’ll turn your place upside down, check every drawer, and empty every box. So when he texts you a couple weeks later asking, “Hey. Do you still have my Call of Duty?” and you darn well know that you put that ratty disc in his box of items, then he probably just wanted an excuse to message you (and see you if you actually still had the item). You’ll simply reply “no” and not engage, but if he’s really hard up for a visit, he might even ask you to return a gift he’s given to you in the past, just to have a face-to-face, even if it’s a bad way to go about it.

13. “Just Wanted To Wish You A Happy Birthday.”

If it’s been months since you last seen your ex – with no contact, sightings, or even an Instagram like – and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, he sends you a text on your birthday, he’s trying to reach out in a way that has meaning to you. By waiting all of this time to show you that he still cares, it shows you that he’s patient and hella thoughtful. At least, that’s what he hopes you’ll be thinking. This is his only way he knows how to rekindle that conversation with you, since it’s a day that loving regards will be coming to you from everyone. He hopes that by receiving a completely unexpected message from him, it will stand out among all the greetings from cousins and friends, causing you to react emotionally and respond in a positive way.

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