When you ignore a guy, how he feels will usually depend on how he feels about you. Does he like you? If so, how much? Does he have plans for his future that include you? Or does he see himself in your future ten years from now? If he does, this means that he is probably going to feel bad about you ignoring him.
However, if he doesn't feel very strongly about you, chances are, he won't care if you ignore him. He might even prefer it. This way, he doesn't have to do anything hurtful to reject you. He'll just have to cooperate with your plan, instead.
The truth is, it's pretty hard to know exactly how he'll feel when you ignore him. You have to know what's in his head and read his mind for you to be certain. However, if you read on, you should be able to figure out how a guy feels when you ignore him.
He'll Try To Fix Things
Guys who are into you will probably find it difficult to function while you're ignoring him. Of course, at first, they'll feel annoyed by what they see as your 'acting up.' As days go by, however, they will find it difficult to sleep or even to not think about what they did wrong to deserve this kind of punishment.
After a couple of days, he will most likely be pissed enough to confront you and ask you why you're acting this way. He may even perhaps attempt to woo you by giving you flowers and apologizing in general for being a jerk, which is probably just going to make you angrier if that's possible.
Unless he realizes that you're not ignoring him only because you're angry, but because you're hurt by what he said or did, he has no chance whatsoever. This will make him feel hopeless and angry at himself. If he really likes you, he will probably wait for you and then talk to you about it. He won't even consider giving up.
He Won't Care At All
If he's not that into you, your silence and the way you're ignoring him may be received without much feeling. It's possible that he won't care at all about how you're ignoring him. He may even like it. To him, the fact that you're ignoring him is equivalent to your permission for him to let things slide and fade out. This means he will just miss you right back until one of you dies of old age.
Then again, a guy who does this probably deserves to be ignored. He likely didn't like you very much if your silence didn't bother him. Or perhaps he was only after sex, in which case, your ignoring him will feel like a blessing. It makes him free without having to act friendly and apologetic, or indeed, without having to break up with you.
Think about it this way, if you hadn't ignored him, chances are, he will hurt you in several ways. Judging by his reaction to your behavior, he clearly doesn't care enough about you to spare your feelings. He only cares about his own. This makes him a terrible boyfriend, or even a potential boyfriend. While it probably hurts you that he doesn't care, it's all for the better. It's definitely better than being with him for a month while he hurts you with his careless ways.
He'll React But For All The Wrong Reasons
The thing about guys is that their ego sometimes decides for them. If you ignore him for some reason or other, he may choose to contact you, but not because he genuinely cares about your feelings. He will only do so because you ignored him, and this bruised his ego. No matter how heavenly the idea of your ignoring him sounds, he won't be able to help himself from getting in touch.
It could even be because of the fact that he's been hanging out with you for a couple of days, and he thinks he's close to plucking your cherry. The fact that you're ignoring him will probably piss him off, yes, but it'll challenge him all the more. He will contact you again because he'll want to sleep with you after all the trouble he went through.
All these are the wrong reasons for him to react to your silence. Sure, it'll seem as though he really cares for you. After all, he does keep wanting to be in contact with you. However, he's not doing it for you. He's not even doing it for both of you. His responses are all about him, his feelings, and his motivations. Once he gets what he wants, he'll drop you like a hot potato, and he won't want to pick you up again.
He'll Take It To Mean You're Not Interested
This is the most significant danger to ignoring a guy. Even if he really liked you, chances are, your silence will make him feel like you're not interested. Since he's probably a gentleman, he will, of course, respect your choice and your decision. Most men are straightforward creatures, and these guys don't like to play games.
Perhaps he's been busy with work for a couple of weeks, and you're feeling lonely and alone. You probably thought ignoring him, in turn, would make him finally realize his mistake and pay attention to you. However, if he's genuinely been drowning in work, like you thought, perhaps he will be too confused and hurt by your sudden withdrawal to even believe that you just want attention and a little TLC. So he will take it to mean that you don't love him anymore, and he will back off.
If you don't want this to happen, perhaps it would be better to talk to him for a spell before doing something drastic like ignoring him.
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He'll Realize How He Feels About You
This doesn't happen all the time, and it's probably a good idea to think it through before you go about ignoring him. Sometimes, though, guys suddenly realize their real feelings for you once you're gone. Especially if he's the kind of guy who likes to coast and have as much fun as possible, with as many girls as possible.
If he knows how you feel about him, he probably thinks you'll always be there for him. Once you're gone, or at least not around, he will likely realize how much you meant to him in the first place. He will probably kick himself for not recognizing his feelings for you sooner. He will also imagine you being courted by other guys, which will kick his competitive streak into high gear.
You can expect him to grovel and even do a lot of romantic stuff he was probably allergic to before if this is the case. It won't be too long in coming, either.
Nicole Graham is a relationship expert at Womenio.com. She is helping women grow into their best selves so they can be confident and bring more love, passion, and purpose to their lives. Nicole enjoys studying the psychology of love and is passionate about writing on them. She offers helpful tips and advice to help overcome any relationship issue, whether you’re single or already in a relationship.