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How to Know if Someone Misses You: 17 Ways You Know They Do

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If you really miss someone, it’s nice to know they miss you too. Here are 17 ways for how to know if someone misses you too.

Missing someone feels very painful. It’s also a lonely experience. When you miss someone, it takes a toll both physically and emotionally. You may either go off your food or turn to junk food to comfort you. You find it difficult to concentrate on anything other than thinking about them. You find yourself crying all the time. If you understand how to know if someone misses you, it provides a small shred of comfort, knowing they feel it too.

Of course, there may be many reasons that make you miss someone. It could be they moved far away. Or you were in a relationship and now you are not. But one comforting thing is knowing they also miss you too.

How to know if someone is missing you

If the other person feels the same way, then often you can make amends and find a way to get together again. On the other hand, if you are sure they are not missing you, it is time to move on.

So, how do you know if someone misses you? Here are 17 signs that make it pretty clear.

#1 You’re still friends on social media. If someone hated your guts, they would just remove you from all their social media channels, right? If they aren’t doing that, it’s probably because they want to keep track of you. They keep looking at your pictures and still have that connection with you so they can try to get in touch if they want to, and you can with them too.

Of course, if they tell you they must remove you from social media because it hurts too much looking at you and your past together, this could well be a sign too. [Read: Does my ex want me back? How to decode their deepest desires]

#2 They haven’t found someone to replace you. Someone ready to move on from you would be out there in the world seeking a replacement! If they haven’t found anyone else, it’s probably because they still pine after you and hope you’ll reconnect.

#3 They call you and text you *particularly late at night*. Late night calls and texts usually mean one thing. They’re wasted. The first thing they want to do is speak to you again. If they were out having a great time and not thinking about you at all they wouldn’t bother trying to call or leaving you messages. If they do, it’s because you are on their mind. Alcohol gave them the courage to get in touch. [Read: 15 subtle signs your ex wants you back but won’t admit it]

#4 Post lots about their new social life on social media so they know you’ll see. Okay, so here they are almost certainly trying to make you sit up and take notice of them. People work in mysterious ways sometimes. If they seemingly always have an amazing time with lots of people you’ve never seen or heard of before, they’re trying to make you jealous.

#5 They disparage you or your new partner. If they make snide comments about you or a new partner, they clearly still hurt and miss you. They lash out to try and make you feel as bad as they do.

#6 They try to reminisce loads about the past. Are they always talking about “the good old days” or try to get you to remember the good times you had? It’s because they miss you loads and wish they could get back to that place and time.

#7 They post pictures of themselves at your favorite spots. They clearly are taking a trip down memory lane, thinking about all the fun you had together. By posting it for all to see, they try to get you to remember too.

#8 They always seem to be “bumping” into you. Do you casually bump into them an unusual number of times? If they know the places you are likely to be and are always there, it’s probably in the hopes they will be able to see you.

#9 You get notes or letters. Do they write you cute love letters? Or even poems? This is a pretty sure-fire sign that they miss you and pretty desperately want to get you back in their life!

#10 They don’t give your stuff back. Did you exchange lots of gifts over the years or perhaps you left your favorite t-shirt at their house? If they always make excuses not to give it back to you, it’s probably because they snuggle up in bed with it every night! [Read: 15 reasons why your ex still texts you and stays in touch]

#11 You see pictures of them wearing that t-shirt/necklace/sweater you gave them. They’re clearly showing you they still think about you. If every single picture you see of them, or every time you see them face to face they still wear something you gave them, it’s clear they miss you lots.

#12 They always try to meet up. Are they always coming up with great reasons why the two of you need to meet up? Do they get more creative, weird, and nonsensical as time goes by? This person obviously yearns for you bad, but doesn’t want to let you know directly in case you don’t feel the same way.

#13 Their friends and relatives are still nice to you. They have clearly told their nearest and dearest they miss you greatly. So, everyone that loves them is doing their best to be nice to you, to try and win you back!

#14 Your pictures are still all over their social media. If your face is still all over their social media accounts, or they repost or share memories of the two of you together, it’s clear they think about you loads and would love to see you again.

#15 They try to get info from your friends. Are they aways trying to get sneaky intel from your friends about what you are up to, who you have been hanging out with, and whether or not you possibly miss them too?

If your friends mention your ex always pesters them for information, or even subtly ask about you, it’s because they miss you loads. They’re looking for ways to get back together.

#16 They still hang out with your mom/dad/sister. Were they super close to your family? Are they finding it hard to let go? If you come home from work and they’re sharing a cheese sandwich with your mom, it might be because they love her. More likely, it’s because they love you!  [Read: 10 signs you should definitely get back with your ex]

#17  When they tell you. The most obviously sign that someone misses you? They tell you, of course! More often than not people won’t play games, they tell you straight up, and then the ball is in your court as to whether you are going to do anything about that or not!

[Read: 10 things to do when your ex wants you back: Is it what you want?]

So, there you have it, 17 signs that definitely help you how to know if someone is missing you too! Now, it’s up to you about what to do.

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Bethany Cadman
Bethany Cadman
Bethany was born and raised in Scotland and now resides in Brighton where she lives with her partner and rather disobedient cocker spaniel pup. She works as a f...
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