11 Subtle Signs Your Ex Still Loves You


subtle signs your ex still loves you

What do you find when you look into his eyes? Pain? It might be a sign that he still loves you.  Does everything end with the end of a relationship? Can a mere breakup erase all memories and feelings? Refer to the signs your ex still loves you.

When two people engage with each other in an extremely intimate manner, they literally share their mind, body, and soul with each other. A breakup, or any other terrestrial force, does not have the capacity to completely erase two people from each other’s memories. 

A breakup, either mutual or one-sided, will leave behind some reminiscence of love and affection. No matter how much the physical distance is, how much you pretend to hate each other, a heart once stolen is rarely returned safely! You might have blocked each other on social media, have stopped passing by places you both used to visit, have deleted each other’s photos, and tried every possible thing to entirely remove the other person of your memories. 

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Ask me, is moving on from a person, a relationship possible? Yes.
Is completely eliminating years of created memories possible? Unfortunately, No.

And here’s the truth, those memories will forever be a part of your life, whether or not your partner is currently in your life. 

It’s already an established fact that men find it more difficult to move over a breakup than a woman.

Followed by a breakup, it is not unnatural to be curious “Does he love me?” So, what are the few ‘not-so-in-the-face’ signs that your ex still loves you and is still head over heels in love with you? 

Here are 11 subtle signs that your ex still loves you

1. Mutual friends keep telling that he won’t shut up about how much he hates you.

Ah, defense! 

If he has the time to talk about you – even if it’s something demeaning, you must know that he still nurtures feelings for you. 

By talking about how much he hates you, he is actually trying to cover up his residual feelings for you. He knows it’s unacceptable to still love you, so he ends up telling others how mean and vindictive you are (as this behavior is expected!). And that he hates you! 

When we have entirely moved on from someone, we leave them in the past and never bring her up in the present.

Read What Regretting A Relationship After A BreakUp Actually Means

2. Frequent drunk dials from him.

If he has a drinking habit, this one is a must! Even if you do not get drunk calls from him, you sure would get text messages from him.

No matter how cringey it might sound, but drunk dials mean you are still on his mind. And may be your ex still loves you.

Read 5 Post-Breakup Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You Stuck Forever With A Broken Heart

3. He secretly keeps contact with your family members.

Does he have your siblings’ or your parent’s contact numbers? If so, for sure he will contact them once in a while to know what’s currently happening in your life.

He still cannot accept that his significance in your life has diminished, which indicates your ex still loves you.

4. Frequent ghost calls?

Nah! Ghosts ain’t calling you!
Do you get frequent calls from different unidentifiable numbers?

If yes, it might be your ex-boyfriend. This is another subtle sign your ex still loves you.

Most often than not, when you pick up these calls, the person on the other end will never speak a word but you can guess that the silence is not because of any technical fault. There’s someone on the other end, not quite sure what to speak.

These calls typically get disconnected from the other end, followed by your inquiry of who the caller was.

5. His social media posts are all about lost love.

You open up your social media handles and find out (if you haven’t blocked him yet!) tons and tons of sad songs, sad love quotes, links about lost love, posted by him. 

If all of his posts are about lost love, heartbreak, pain and betrayal, it’s a high chance that those posts are for you – indicating your ex still oves you.

6. He is randomly rebounding.

If he is going on a dating spree, opening up accounts on random online dating apps, within weeks of a break-up, he is still not over you for sure.

People often go for rebounds when they want to move on from one’s previous relationships. And he is exactly doing the same. 

Read How To Use Psychology To Make Someone Fall In Love With You Again Post Breakup

7. He has become a show-off!

Has he recently becoming more of a show-off? Is he posting every achievement of him, every activity he is engaging himself in and every single happening in his life, online?

This is a way to show you how well he is doing without you, which again means you somewhere still matter to him.

8. When you are around him, he seems to be trying hard not to break down.

Take notice of how he behaves when you are around him. Does he look lost, broken and in pain? Does his body language suddenly change around you? 

If he still carries a soft corner for you, your mere presence should be enough to cut the ground under his feet. 

It is actually a very loud sign that he is still emotionally affected by you. Or your ex still loves you.

Read 10 Ways To Survive Post-Breakup Blues

9. He still uses the things you gave him.

Do you still spot him wearing clothes that you gifted him once? 

Wearing clothes and using other stuff you gave him is a sign that those objects are working as a transitional object for him after he lost you.

It’s a way to remind himself that a part of you is still close to him, with him. It’s a sign your ex still loves you.

10. His friends are keeping a tab on you.

His friends, who were also your mutual friends, get a regular update on your life. They keep contacting you from time to time, to know if you are fine or if things are going great in your life. It’s another not-so-obvious sign that your ex still loves you.

They might also end up asking you if you have a new romantic interest in someone or not. These pieces of information are not for themselves, but for ‘him’!

11. He is devastated to know that you have started dating someone new.

Men are rather more competitive when it comes to mating. If he is acting weird – getting furious, fuming with jealousy, becoming aggressive after getting to know that you have found yourself a new love interest, he is surely not over you yet.

Read How To Get Your Ex Back Using The No Contact Rule

Bottom line: 

These signs are crucial for you to know because they will help you make a decision on how to handle him. If you are inspired to get back with him after you come to know about the fact that he still carries feelings for you, do it. 

Awareness of where you both stand after a breakup is important and these signs will exactly help you do so. 

Do you think your ex still loves you?

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