12 Reasons You Need To Forget the Guy That Doesn’t Always Text Back

Texting is pretty much the best way to communicate with people, especially that guy you’re into and have kinda sorta started seeing. However, if he’s not answering your messages all of a sudden or he takes days to give you a one-word answer, it’s time to walk away. Dating isn’t easy, but walking away from someone who isn’t showing interest in you should be.

  1. He’s not that into you. He’s likely not that into you if he doesn’t always text back. An interested guy is a responsive guy because your text makes him happy. If he doesn’t get back to you often, he’s either ignoring you or doing something more fun. If that’s the case, girl, let him go.
  2. There’s someone out there who will be happy to text you back. I know you think that he’s handsome and charming, that maybe he needs just a little more time to come around. But, no. There’s a special someone—and plenty of regular someones!—who’d be completely interested in and responsive to you. Let the fact that he doesn’t text back be the simple reason you move on.
  3. You shouldn’t have to wonder if he’ll ever get back to you. Feeling uncertain that your love interest will return a text is not a good foundation for a successful relationship. Some things should come easy and naturally when to two people like each other, so if even this feels like a struggle, that’s not a good omen.
  4. He’s not worth your time. I’ll be blunt—if he doesn’t always text back, he’s not worth your time. You shouldn’t be left hanging by a thread for a dude who doesn’t care about your feelings. If you’re spending time thinking about or texting someone who isn’t reciprocating those actions, he doesn’t deserve your efforts.
  5. Your guy should look forward to your texts, not ignore them. You look forward to texts from your S.O. when you’re in the early stages of dating—you don’t ignore them. If a guy isn’t responding, he’s not thinking about you.
  6. You’re not a priority to him. Everyone is busy, but they have enough time to send a single text back—it literally takes about five seconds. The workday can be hectic, so maybe he can only text on breaks or at lunch. However, if you get zero texts back at the end of the day, it’s unacceptable. If he can’t or doesn’t feel the need to respond even after he gets off work, he’s not feeling it (and he’s a jerk).
  7. He sweet when it’s convenient for him. Does he blow off your texts but become charming when he wants to see you? If so, show him the door out of your life. You deserve much more than a guy that only shows interest in you when he feels like it.
  8. You’re amazing and he obviously doesn’t see it. You’re smart, beautiful, strong and amazing. He’s obviously not catching onto that if he’s not responding to your texts. There are lots of guys who agree that you’re a catch, so stop wasting your time on the one guy who is too into himself to get it.
  9. You’re doing your dignity a favor by saying goodbye. When you get rid of someone who’s not deserving of your time, you’re boosting your sense of self-worth. Keep your head up, walk away and do your dignity a favor.
  10. You’re starting a good habit. Letting people go who don’t respect you is a great habit to have. And after you do it once, it becomes easier to do again. You’ll quickly be able to tell if a guy isn’t worth your time and you’ll have a better perspective on dating. You know what you want and what you need, and you won’t settle until you find it.
  11. Any sadness you feel from the breakup is temporary. You may feel sad after cutting ties with a guy regardless if you were officially dating or not, but remember that the sadness is only temporary. Meet up with friends, get outdoors, go shopping or do whatever it is that makes you happy. The sadness will eventually wear off and the temporary dark phase is worth not hanging around for someone who’s not right for you.
  12. You can’t find the right guy if you’re focused on the wrong one. Dating can be tricky. Sometimes you’re getting to know a few guys in order to know if you want to date one them. You don’t have any space in that situation to entertain people who aren’t respecting you. Throw out the bad apples so you can see the good ones more clearly.
Lauren Hamilton is a blogger and a freelance communications strategist and writer. She's the voice behind www.modwife.co, where she writes about relationships, personal growth and feminine lifestyles. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and their feisty dog. Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/laurenbhamilton