7 Signs Your Ex Boyfriend Wants You Back You Must Know


signs your ex boyfriend wants you back

If he wants you, there are always signs your ex boyfriend wants you back. They’re easy to see, but you have to know what you’re looking for.

And if you don’t know how to spot these signals, you might totally miss out on the chance to rub in his face how you got over him so fast 😉

But that’s not here nor there. Let’s analyze his actions!

7 Signs Your Ex Boyfriend Wants You Back

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we…

1. He Sends Gifts


Needless to say, if he sends anything your way, there’s something to it. Doesn’t matter if it’s food or flowers.

A gift is a clear signal that he’s pining for you and wanting you back. Even better, he’s tripping over his heels because sending a gift is an apology. You can rest assured that you have a good position of power in this case, where he is desiring you more than you him.

You have him right where you want him! 😉

2. He Doesn’t Ask For His Stuff


Still have his baseball cap and favorite hoodie weeks after the break up? You can rest assured that’s a sign he’s interested in getting you back.

If he was truly ready to up and move on with his life, he would’ve either taken it all with him (though you should always do breakups in public!), or arranged a time in very quickly afterwards. His decision to leave his possessions in your hands (stupid of him!) signals that there’s definitely a potential situation where he’s going to ask you to get back together.

3. If He Does Pick It Up, He Lingers


In the event that he does pick up his stuff, if he lingers around—it’s a good sign.

He’s likely hoping to talk about the breakup, relationship, or something. Perhaps just reminisce on the good times. No matter the reason, an ex-boyfriend who doesn’t linger obviously has no idea of having any serious talks with you.

So if he lingers and seems to want to talk, give him a bit of a prodding. He might just need a nudge in the right direction. Be aware, serious talks may commence. Don’t let him talk you into any emotional decisions. You can always get somebody better than him—you’re strong!

4. He *Doesn’t* Try To Have Sex With You


Okay, let’s talk about ex-sex. Let’s face it, we’ve all done it. The breakup happens and well…then *it* just happens. It’s almost part of the breakup process.

Down the road though, if he doesn’t try to have sex with you, it’s a sign your ex boyfriend wants you back. The reason for this is because if you do have sex without rekindling the relationship—it’s effectively morphed into a friends-with-benefits situation. This means that he has his physical needs met and satisfied—MINUS THE RELATIONSHIP.

It’s probably fair to say that there was some drama that led to the breakup. So now it’s back to sex…minus the drama of a normal relationship.

Sneaky, sneaky.

Therefore, it’s reasonable to assume that if he’s not trying to have sex with you, he’s actually interested in sorting out the problems rather than just having his cake and eating it too.

I know this almost sounds backwards, so read it again if you need clarification!

5. He Does Nothing


Yes—you read that right.

Men like to put up an iron wall and not accept their feelings for what they are. Remember all the times you wanted to discuss things in your relationship, and he just completely blew it off?

In emotional times—such as a break-up—men tend to recluse into their no-emotional-shell more than ever. So just because he gives you nothing does not mean he’s not thinking about you and ways to get you back.

I’m not aiming to give some sort of false hope by stating this, but it’s worth mentioning. If you’re missing him and wanting him back, and not prepared to get over him—don’t give up hope just yet. Sometimes in this case you may want to make the first move.

That may prompt him to come out of his shell and reach out to you on a deeper level. Perhaps he will open up and actually talk about what he’s feeling. Of course, if he doesn’t—no big deal! You can, and will, become a deeper and more desirable individual with or without him 🙂


Hopefully these are some not-so-obvious signals that your ex boyfriend may want to get back together with you. I’ve tried to think a bit outside the box with (most) of these, rather than the typical, “If he calls you a lot he wants to get back together” drivel that these articles usually end up like.

If he calls you a lot of course he wants to get back together—duh.

It’s important to look a little deeper inside so you can figure out exactly what to do 🙂

Talk soon,


PS: If you’re just getting over a breakup, make sure to treat yourself!