We all know how powerful of a motivator jealousy is. It can help someone see just what they’re missing. Here’s exactly how to make your ex jealous.
Did your ex dump you for someone else? I bet you’re at the point where you just want to get back at them. Maybe you want to make them wish they never left you in the first place. Well, making them jealous is a perfect way to do just that. Knowing how to make your ex jealous can come in handy, so pay attention.
Why jealousy really works
Everyone wants what they can’t have. People also have a tendency to realize what they had when it’s no longer theirs. So basically, if your ex sees that someone else has snagged you, they’ll be seeing you in a whole new light.
And that will basically be a spotlight. When they can’t have you anymore, they start to see the best qualities in you. They’ll start to miss those things. Making them realize that someone else now gets to bask in all of those good things will make them want you back. [Read: How to tell if someone’s jealous of you]
How to make your ex jealous and beg for you back
If you really want to get back at your ex or just get them back in general, jealousy will be your friend. Making them jealous will be sure to give you their attention. However, there are very specific things you have to do in order to make them want you back.
Here’s what you need to know about how to make your ex jealous. Don’t just walk in and start making out with someone right in front of them. That will likely have a very negative effect. Instead, try these things.
#1 Let them see you having fun. Something that can really make anyone jealous is when someone else is having more fun than they are. When your ex sees that you’re not hurt or upset by them leaving, it’ll shock them.
They’ll start becoming jealous that they’re not in your happy life. When they see you having a lot of fun, they’ll wish they were still there to be having just as much fun with you. [Read: How to have fun with friends]
#2 Be with someone else. This is really your standard, go-to for knowing how to make your ex jealous. You get someone new. Find someone better looking than them and show them off. Bring them around your ex and watch them squirm.
They’ll get so annoyed you moved on so quickly and will be really jealous it’s with someone seemingly better than them. The only thing you have to be careful with is not to do too much with this new person in front of them.
#3 Ignore them. If you really want to drive your ex crazy, ignore them completely. I’m not talking about ignoring them if they’re right in your face. However, if they text or call or reach out at all, ignore them at first. Make sure they’re good and jealous before you reply again. [Read: 12 ways to ignore someone easily]
#4 Be kind toward them and their friends. This will really make them crazy. When they left you, they expected you to be heartbroken. So if you walk back into their life with smiles, warmth, and kindness, it’ll make them see what they missed out on.
#5 Give other people compliments in front of them. Especially someone you know would make them jealous. AKA, go for their friends with the compliments. Not only will they already be jealous of you not talking to them, but it’ll drive them crazy that you’re complimenting someone so close to them. [Read: 25 compliments a guy will never forget]
#6 Ignore everything they post or send you. Basically, don’t engage with them on any social media platform. Chances are, they may be posting pictures with new people or having fun, too. That’s just what people do when they get out of a relationship.
You can’t let that get to you. Hold firm and just ignore the stuff they post. Better yet, just unfollow them everywhere. That way, you’re not even tempted.
#7 Post on your Snapchat story often. This is a great way to stir jealousy and make them see what they’re missing. If you’re out having fun or just going to get ice cream by yourself, snap a picture of it and get it live on your story.
This is a fantastic way to show them just what they gave up. Only post the good stuff. It’ll make them extra jealous they’re not included in all the good times.
#8 Don’t be jealous yourself. This is a big deal. If you’re acting like a jealous fool, they won’t be jealous themselves. In fact, they’ll just be happier that they’re no longer with you.
Even if you do see them out with someone new, keep your cool. If they realize that you can be so tolerant and even kind when something like that happens, it’ll make them jealous they never saw that positive quality before. [Read: 6 little ways to stop being so jealous]
#9 Send them the occasional seductive glance. This has to be very subtle. So subtle that they won’t know for sure if that’s even what you’re doing. Make them think about you in an intimate way again.
All it takes to do this is for you to catch their eye for a split second – just long enough for it to register on their face. Then, as you look away, smirk like you have a secret. It’ll drive them crazy with jealousy. [VixenDaily.com: Find out if your ex is still jealous with these signs]
#10 Think about their biggest insecurity and violate it. Not in a bad way, just in a way that you know will get to them. If they were insecure about their sense of humor, talk about how funny someone else is – and make sure they hear you. This will hit them deep.
#11 Look incredible. This is pretty self-explanatory, but it must be said. If you want someone to be jealous, you need to give them a reason to be. When you look better than you did when you were together, they’ll definitely take notice.