How To Know If A Guy Still Likes You After You Rejected Him?

Are you wondering how to know if a guy still likes you after you rejected him? Are you kind of regretting your decision to reject him? Are you wondering if you still stand a chance to fix things with him and patch back up?

I rejected him now I miss him” Is this exactly how you feel?

And most importantly, are you still wondering if he is still single or if he is seeing someone else? Are you afraid that it is too late for you to right the wrong?

Let’s look into the possibilities of a guy still liking you after you’ve rejected him and what you can do if you want to try things out with him again.

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My Experience

How to know if a guy still likes you after you rejected him? I was just like you, wondering the same thing because I have also rejected some of the nicest guys that I came across because I was not sure if I wanted to date them but then.

I’ve had two different scenarios of testing things out with guys that I’ve rejected to know if they still like me. 

  1. The guy who was kind enough to understand me 

So, the first guy was the guy that I got to know through Facebook dating and he was very much into me because he felt that our ambitions and values aligned and he thought it would be a great idea to date me and see where this leads to.

On the other hand, I thought his religious views which were quite extreme would not be something that would bode well with us. I rejected him. But I regretted rejecting someone too fast without knowing him. 

So, I texted him on Facebook again to see if he was interested in me and, to my surprise, he was still nice to me I made my intentions clear to tell him that I kind of regretted making a quick decision and wanted to see if we could still talk further to see where this is going.

We went on dates and discussed some of our non-negotiables and I thought that it would not work out but I appreciated his willingness to talk to me when I got in touch with them again.

  1. The guy who ghosted me after I spoke to him

This guy who added me on Facebook was asking for my number and I thought that I did not want to give out my numbers unnecessarily and I preferred to get to know them through Facebook Messenger calls and things like that first.

Ever wondered why do guys on dating apps want your number immediately? That’s because in most cases, they want convenience to be able to text or call you randomly and they do not like it when you question their intention before you pass out your number. 

So, as I refused to give my number, we were still converging on Facebook and somehow the conversation did not last long. I was wondering if I could reconnect with him again and that’s when I reached out to him to see if we could pick it up from where we left and he video-called me to talk to me and identify my intention which I made very clear to him. However, I was ghosted and my messages were left on seen after that.

So, how to know if a guy still likes you after you rejected him, the main thing to look for is to see if he still respects you and is still trying to have a conversation with you.

The Difference Between You Chasing A Guy Vs A Guy Chasing You?

Now, usually, when it comes to love, we have heard that women fall in love gradually but men fall in love instantly. This is not to say that you should fall in love with people blindly or trust that only a man who shows instant interest in you is the best for you. 

However, a guy who is interested in a woman and is persistent enough to show his interest even though the woman is not really keen on getting to know him at first will change her mind when she sees him being genuine, if she is willing to give him a chance and has an open mind to get to know people. 

However, when it comes to guys, a guy will hardly choose to reconsider a woman that he was not initially attracted to unless the woman has changed dramatically and is now fitting the criteria he is looking for in a woman. 

Usually, when a man knows that you are not what he wants, he will not reconsider you. Therefore, choosing a guy who initially showed interest in you is way much easier because he is willing to commit to you.

So, how to know if a guy still likes you after you rejected him? If he is invested in the process of getting to know you and he likes you, chances are he would still be open to reconnecting with you even if you have rejected him in the past.

A guy who does not feel that his ego is bruised when you initially rejected him will be open to still getting to know you. However, if he took the rejection personally, he would not be open to rekindling the relationship.

How To Know If A Guy Still Likes You After You Rejected Him?

  1. He Engages With You On Social Media

If he is orbiting you on social media, he follows your updates and he engages with you on social media, it goes to show that he has no hard feelings towards you.

  1. He Is There When You Need Him

When you need help specifically from him, and when you reach out to him after some time, he would still be open to listening to you and it goes to show that he is there when you need him.

  1. He Is Not Vengeful

This is not something new as a lot of ladies have gone through terrible times because they have rejected guys who cannot take rejection as part and parcel of dating life.

If he is not harboring any angst against you, it is a sign that he has taken the rejection in a good way. 

  1. He Doesn’t Force Communication

A guy who likes you respects you. Therefore, he doesn’t force communication and he doesn’t bug you to update him about your life. In other words, he doesn’t seem to be desperate and respects your decision.

  1. He Still Reaches Out To Wish You On Festivities

Is he still wishing you on birthdays and other festivities? Is he still randomly sending you memes and messages like he used to? He still likes you as a person although you have rejected him in the past.

How To Approach A Guy After Rejecting Him?

  1.  See If He Is Talking To Others

Well, rejecting someone happens to a lot of people where we really feel very bad for rejecting someone and then thinking very hard if it was a bad decision. So, if you want to approach him after rejecting him, the first thing that you need to do is to see if there is a way to know if he is talking to someone else.

If you have mutual friends, you can seek their help to see if he is talking to others. This would give you a straightforward answer and you wouldn’t need to reach out to him to let him know your intention.

  1.  Let Him Know That You Need To Talk To Him

The next step is actually to let him know that you need to talk to him. What you can do is gather your courage to text him and ask about his day and basically just touch base with him to see how he is doing. And then, what you can do is to tell your intention in wanting to reconnect to see if things can work out between the both of you.

  1.  Give Him Time To Think

While this can come off abruptly to him, he may need some time to think about it. Make sure that when you state your intention, you do not pressure him into giving you a positive answer or make it feel and seem that you are desperate.

Give him time to think and let you know that you would be okay with any decisions and opinions that he makes. This allows him to be honest

  1.  Respect His Decisions

Whatever his decisions are, you need to respect him and if at all he thinks that it’s not a good idea to reconnect romantically, what you need to do is to accept the decision and not have any resentment towards him.

  1.  Do Not Regret Taking Chances

And finally, what you need to do is not take the rejection personally. It can be hurtful being rejected by someone that you have rejected in the past but you should not regret taking chances because you would not know if you have not spoken your mind to him. So give yourself a pat on the back and move on without regretting your actions.

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FAQs

How do you know if a guy still likes you after rejecting him?

A guy who still likes you, would still send you texts, and try to make phone calls casually by checking on you and trying to strike a normal conversation with you. This is a way for him to see if he could change your mind as men are territorial and they gain pleasure in trying to win the heart of the woman that they like.

How do guys act after being rejected?

If a guy does not take the rejection personally, he would be upset definitely and disappointed but he would not show it to you. He would still choose to be in touch with you. Whereas, some others may choose not to be in touch with you and move on completely.

Those who cannot take rejections well may start reacting aggressively and resort to name-calling and assaulting women as well.

How do you tell a guy I like him after rejecting him?

“Hey hi, I know that I have rejected the idea of getting to know you before but I have given it a thought in the past few weeks and I thought that probably I have decided abruptly and I should give it some time. I wanted to check in with you to see if you are open to the idea of reconnecting and see where things go from there.”

How do you get a guy back after rejecting him?

Show that you are truly sorry and flatter him a little bit 😉.

“I am fully aware of rejecting you in the past and letting you down, and I know that you were invested in the process of getting to know me. I am truly sorry for making a decision abruptly and I think that you are one of the nicest people that I’ve ever come across and I was wondering if you would be open to the idea of reconnecting with me to see if we have a future together?”

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