15 Things He Really Does After A Break-Up

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4. “We Should Hang Out More. You Know, As Friends.”

After you’ve ended things between you and your guy, don’t be surprised if you get some version of the “let’s be friends” text. Whether it was indicated at the time of the break-up or not, asking for a friendship beyond the relationship is just a method to help cope with the separation. Almost immediately after becoming each other’s exes, he’ll start to miss everything about you. Hanging out even as friends just means that he wants you back in his life, in ANY way possible (even if it means sacrificing his dignity in the process). He wants to hear your voice, see your face, and be comforted by your familiarity. He may very well miss you, but he could also just be grieving for the relationship and can’t handle the loneliness.

3. “Heard Someone’s Laugh Today That Sounded Just Like Yours.”

Any guy who sends this text is sure to have you on his mind. He’s thinking about you at all times and wants you to know it. Be it a new flame, friend, boyfriend, or ex, your presence is intoxicating to that person, and so is your laugh (or any other trait that happened to be similar to a stranger’s). Unless you’ve got a crazy hyena laugh, picking something like that out of a crowd is just not very likely, that is, unless he’s already on the hunt for it. Even if he did hear or see something that reminded him of you, it doesn’t mean that he needs to text you about it. But by sending that text, it shows you that he’s not willing to shake that from his mind so easily. He wants you to know that he misses you because he’s either crushing hard, in love, or just can’t get over you.

2. “Just Wanted To Say Hi.”

Unless this text is sent by a stalker, it’s almost always cute to get. It’s a simple way to point out that you were on his mind for a moment as he carried on with his day. It’s not creepy, threatening, or desperate, it’s just right. Even so, he’s probably missing you a lot, but trying to keep it on the DL as to just how much you’ve been in his thoughts. He’s mastered the text game and have figured out the few words he needs to put a smile on your face and not expect anything in return from you. If it’s from an ex, it simply means that there has been a few weeks of no contact and he’s making an attempt to break the silence. While it may be unwelcome as the two of you try and move on, you can’t be too upset about it because it just is what it is.

1. “Miss U.”

No matter the sender, he’s being straightforward about his feelings and completely up front about what he wants from you: contact. Whether that contact means grabbing a coffee or FaceTiming, all he knows for sure is that he needs something from you, be it comfort, conversation, or closure. By using the “u” instead of “you”, it is a less formal and less sincere way of stating his interest in you, but it most likely means that the pull is stronger than he wants you to realize. He’s not sure what you’re going to say, so by downplaying the severity of it, he’s hoping his ego won’t be bruised if you don’t share the same sympathies for him. Whatever your response, just try not to hurt his feelings. After all, he didn’t hide behind them.

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