20 Flirty, Wicked Ways to Make a Guy Really Jealous & Win His Attention ASAP

Trying to make a guy green with jealousy often doesn’t work out well, but it will grab attention. Learn how to make a guy jealous, but proceed carefully!

how to make a guy jealous

Now and then, there will come a time when you get pissed off with a guy. It happens, trust us. You may like him, you may be dating him, or you may have broken up with him. But at the bottom of it all, you want his attention or you want to prove your worth to him. 

If you want to know how to make a guy jealous and achieve your aim, there are a few ways you can pierce his heart to make him sit up and take notice of you.

It all comes down to this – for a guy to take notice of you, you need to become desirable in his eyes.

Better yet, you need to make him feel like you’re unattainable. And the only way to do all of this is by coaxing out the green monster within – yes, you need to make him jealous! [Read: Jealousy vs envy – how to tell them apart when they feel the same]

Before you start, a word of warning

Now, trying to make someone jealous to get their attention on you is game-playing. Let’s call it what it is. However, we totally understand why you might want to do this occasionally. Sometimes you have no other option, right?

What you need to understand is that it may not go your way. You cannot control someone else’s actions, you can only control your own.

So, understand that you can try to make him jealous, and the tips below will probably work out, but nothing is guaranteed.

Trying to make a guy jealous may actually backfire. It could turn his attention away from you, rather than toward you. Of course, you know the guy better than we do. You know how he’s likely to react, but you can never truly predict it for sure.

For that reason, simply proceed with caution. Making someone jealous to get attention may not be the best course of action. Perhaps an honest conversation would be better?

Okay, yes, we sound like we’re trying to be all mature and sensible here. You wouldn’t be reading a feature about how to make a guy jealous if that wasn’t your aim. So, warning given, let’s get down to it. [Read: How to deal with jealousy in a relationship and overcome it]

How to make a guy jealous

Jealousy plays a very important part in romance. It can bring out desire, attraction, and can make a guy want you more.

If a guy likes you and sees you flirting with another guy, his jealousy will make him desire you more. As a result, he will try harder to please you.

But, there is a thin line between making him love you more and making him hate you for the way you treat him.

There are many ways to make a guy jealous. Some are cute, but most of them are just wicked.

Depending on your relationship status with the guy, here are a few things you can do to make him jealous and take notice of you. [Read: Why men prefer a girl who plays hard to get]

1. Have a great life without him

If he cancels a date or makes any last-minute plans, tell him you’re busy and hang out with your friends. And when he calls you while you’re out with your friends, don’t hang up after saying goodbye.

Instead, leave the phone on the table and let him overhear your fun conversations and bristle with rage for not being able to have a fun time with you.

2. Speak highly of your ex

Bring some competition into the air by letting him know how great your ex was. Mentioning how well your ex treated you will set a benchmark for him to beat.

This tip is best used on a guy you like who is yet to ask you out, it may backfire otherwise. [Read: Tips to talk about past relationships the right way]

3. Compliment other guys

If your guy doesn’t treat you well, compliment any guy friend for the smallest of gestures and talk about how sweet he is with your boyfriend. Your boyfriend will want the same attention from you, too.

4. Get touchy-feely with your guy friends, but not too much!

Laugh a lot with your guy friends, play along with them, and tease them. Get especially touchy-feely while playfully posing for a photo or hugging goodbye in front of your man. [Read: Jealous type – how to reassure and win over a super jealous lover]

5. Flirt a little on social media

Getting a lot of attention on social media from other guys could make your new boyfriend realize how desirable and wanted you are by everyone else.

6. Ignore his calls now and then

Pretend like you’re busy and make him miss you. But look gorgeous every time you see him. He’ll be too mesmerized to stay angry, and yet, he’ll crave for you. [Read: Why do guys hate talking over the phone?]

7. Let him know you’re getting attention

If another guy asks you out or flirts with you, let this guy know all about it. It’ll make him jealous, and it’ll also make him work hard to woo you and make you fall in love with him first. [Read: How to get any guy’s attention in no time]

8. Get a new guy best friend

Guy best friends are never good news for boyfriends. Boyfriends hate them. By getting a guy best friend, it’ll make your man hate your new BFF and make him feel insecure at the same time. [Read: Why guy best friends are nothing but trouble]

9. Appear mysterious

Don’t reveal too much about your plans to your boyfriend. Be vague in your answers and avoid having long conversations with him until he takes an interest in spending time with you.

10. Hog the attention

Have a lot of fun with other guys, especially when you see your boyfriend walking towards you from a distance. And even if he comes close, just wave out to him and have a fun time with your friends. If he can’t give you special treatment, why should you give it to him?!

11. Be a subtle flirt in front of your boyfriend

Flirt with other guys, but don’t overdo it. He may realize that you’re only trying to make him jealous if you overdo it. Or worse, he may think you’re horny and a player. [Read: How to flirt subtly with a guy]

12. Go out on a date

Go out for dinner with a cute guy, and if your boyfriend asks about it, just tell him the truth like it’s no big deal. If your boyfriend doesn’t want to take you out, why is it a bad thing if some other guy wants to take you out?

13. Let him know that you don’t actually NEED him

Guys like being depended on. But behave like you don’t need him around because you have a lot of guy friends who can help you instead.

If your boyfriend doesn’t offer his help after you’ve asked him for it, get another cute guy to help you. Be sure to tell your boyfriend about how much fun you had with the other guy. [Read: Insights into what men want and need in a woman]

14. Make him compete for your attention

Date other guys and let him know what you’re doing. And if he asks, tell him the other guy is just a friend. Again, this one’s best used when you’re trying to make a guy jealous who you’re not actually dating. It will push him to take the plunge and ask you out!

15. Don’t worry about getting caught

Let him spot you with another guy when you’ve told him that you’re busy at work. And pretend like he’s the one making a big deal out of a little thing.

16. Cozy up with another alpha male

Get close to the guy your boyfriend feels insecure about and flirt with him subtly, especially when this guy is around. [Read: Jealous vs envious – the real differences most people overlook]

17. Wear some revealing clothes

Wear revealing clothes when you go out with other guys, but dress conservatively when you go partying with your boyfriend.

18. Flaunt a hickey

If you’ve just broken up with your boyfriend, hook up with someone and let your new ex see your hickey. [Read: How to hook up with a guy and do it the right way]

19. Sleep with his friend

If you’ve broken up with your boyfriend, the best way to get back at him is by sleeping with his friend, preferably his best friend who’s a better guy than he was.

20. Sleep with the enemy

If you want to get even with your ex-boyfriend, sleep with the one guy he hates. There’s no easier way to make him furious. [Read: Getting back with an ex for sex]

Points to remember when prodding the green-eyed monster

Let’s face it, all of these tips to make a guy jealous are fascinating and fun to read. And the best part is, they work really well too. But making someone jealous comes at a price. And at most times, the more you try to make someone jealous, the more it can backfire on you.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you try these moves.

1. He may give up and avoid you completely. Jealousy is almost always a positive sign in love, but pushing the odds can turn all of the love he has for you into hate. [Read: Annoying girlfriend habits guys hate]

2. He may retaliate with his own moves or criticize you publicly.

3. He may see through your game and realize what you’re up to.

4. He may take to competitive flirting or plot ways to get even with you.

5. The tables may turn and you could end up being the loser. You’d feel even more jealous and miserable if your ploy failed its purpose.

6. It may lead to complications and you could end up losing your relationship as well as a few friends. [Read: Ways to deal with a complicated relationship]

7. You may end up in pain or resent the whole game halfway. You’d end up angry and confused.

8. You may become obsessive, possessive, and destructive in your pursuit to win this game of jealousy.

9. He could end up stalking you or becoming obsessive and violent.

10. You may lose focus on what you want. If you truly believe the relationship has no future, it’s better to just let go and work on healing your scars instead of plotting revenge all the time. Living in a toxic relationship can make both of you miserable and angry. [Read: How to break up with your boyfriend]

It’s not always a bad thing to make a guy jealous, as long as it serves its purpose. When all is said and done, jealousy in a relationship proves just one thing – that there’s love in the air.

[Read: How to recognize the signs of jealousy in someone & guide them out]

Use these tips to make a guy jealous to win back his affection and interest. But as soon as things get better, stop making him jealous and work on ways to better the relationship instead.

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...