24 Subtle Signs He Misses You Badly Every Time You Aren’t Around

Sometimes it can be really hard to tell if someone actually misses you or not. Here are the signs he secretly misses you and wishes you were with him.

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Whether you’re in a long distance relationship or you’ve broken up, knowing the signs he misses you badly can reassure you of his feelings.

Why do we like being missed?

Missing someone is very special. A lot of times, it can even be a really important factor in a serious relationship. Meaning, you should both miss each other when you’re gone. But it can be really hard to tell if your boyfriend actually misses you or if he’s just playing the part. For that, you’ll want to know the signs he secretly misses you.

Guys tend to hide their feelings. This is especially true when it comes to missing their significant others. They don’t want to break down and admit that they wish you were there. Some men do but if your man is the secretive type, it can be nearly impossible to tell.

When a guy you like misses you, it feels good to know it. It reassures you that he still cares and thinks of you often. And most importantly, the fact that he misses you means he really wants YOU around him instead of some other girl. How can anyone not feel good knowing this truth?

[Read: 17 gestures that speak louder than words when a guy loves you]

Why missing each other is important for a healthy relationship

Believe it or not, you do need to miss each other. You can’t be around someone 24/7 and expect the relationship to be perfect. That’s just not how it works. If you’re always with someone, it’s too difficult to appreciate them. You forget how they have affected your life in a positive way.

Instead, you end up taking them for granted. That’s why couples should spend some time apart every now and then. Take a vacation with just friends so you can really miss each other. And knowing the signs he secretly misses you can help you determine if your relationship is actually healthy.

[Read: 20 subtle moves to make a guy miss you a lot more and leave him obsessed]

Guys don’t always make it easy to know if they’re missing you

Ladies, does your man have a way of never communicating his feelings? If you answered yes, this is the advice you need, to know the signs he misses you.

If your guy struggles to share his feelings in the easiest of times, there is a good chance he really falls flat when you’re apart. Whether you live far apart or recently broke up, spotting the signs he misses you can help you out.

Yes, he does need to work on his communication skills. Until that happens, it is on us to read between the lines and find the signs he misses you.

[Read: 16 signs a guy thinks about you a lot even if he’s playing it cool]

Looking for subtle hints and signs he misses you?

When it comes to spotting the signs he misses you, it is not that hard. There are lots of places to look for these signs. If you aren’t sure where they are, that’s what we’re here to show you. Other than trying to read between the lines of his texts, figure out the more abstract signs he misses you by using these clues here.

Take a look at his social media accounts. Talk to his friends, if you’re also friends with them. Also, look at your own feelings. Do you miss him? If you do, how do you show it?

It is likely that the places to look for signs he misses you are the same places you show him that you miss him. Shocking, right?

The subtle and yet strongest signs he misses you badly

Now that you have a little bit of insight into where to be on the lookout for the signs he misses you, it is time to know what those signs are.

It’s not always easy to tell if someone misses you. They can play it really cool even though they’re dying to be with you. If your man is a master at hiding how he feels, these signs he misses you can help you figure him out.

1. How’s he texting?

This is probably one of the biggest signs he secretly misses you when you two aren’t together. How often is he texting you now? Has the frequency increased? And this is even more obvious if he isn’t one to text all day long to begin with. But since you’re not together, he’s texting you a bunch.

This is mostly because he just wants to talk to you. He wants to know what you’re up to and he wants to feel like he’s involved. All of those can help bring him some ease and make him feel better about not being by your side. [Read: How to tell if a guy likes you through texting]

2. He calls when he normally hates talking on the phone

If you’re getting a call from your man and you know how much he doesn’t like talking on the phone, it’s a big sign he misses you. He just wants to hear your voice.

However, keep in mind that he may also just be busy and talking on the phone is a lot faster. Overall, you have to pay attention to what he says on the phone. Is he just making small talk or is he giving you quick, need-to-know information? The former proves he misses you.

3. He is very curious

This doesn’t mean he is behaving curiously. Instead, he is curious about what is going on with you. He may not come out and say he misses you, but he wants to know the scoop.

He wants to know how your day was. And he wants the latest gossip with your friends and how your aunt’s surgery went. He asks about everything and remembers everything you say. Taking the time to care and think about you when you aren’t together, are signs he is missing you. [Read: The 16 sure signs your man is smitten with you]

4. He interacts with all your social media posts

Whether you post a cute selfie or an Instagram story of your lunch, he is on it. He likes and views everything you post. He may even message you or comment about it too.

And, he will use any chance he can to start a conversation and interact because he misses you. This could be an ex trying to come back into your life or a current boo making the most of every form of communication at his disposal. 

5. Tags you on social media

We don’t mean that he tags you in #WomanCrushWednesday photos, although that is a major sign he misses you. If he tags you in memes and posts he thinks you’re interested in, he misses you.

Say he is scrolling to Twitter or Instagram, if something catches his eye and he thinks you’ll find it cute or funny or just slightly relevant, he will send it to you. This shows you are always on his mind even when he is mindlessly scrolling.

Does he tag you in funny memes? There’s really nothing that shows how much your man misses you than when he tags you in funny pictures and memes. This is especially true if they’re cute ones that remind him of you.

This is just a clear sign he totally misses you. Seeing all of those memes and immediately thinking of you shows you that his mind is already on you. He’s already thinking about you before he even sees those memes. And he definitely misses you.

6. He texts you after seeing that you’ve been active online

Your man might be relatively quiet all day until you hop on Facebook. Once he sees you sharing and liking pictures, he’ll text you if he misses you.

This is one of the top signs he secretly misses you purely because he wants to be included. He knows you’re available and wants to get in on some of the fun. So he’ll send you a text or he’ll even call you.

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7. He talks about random stuff just to keep the conversation going

A great way to know if your man misses you is to pay attention to what he’s talking about. If he’s just rambling on and on about stuff that’s normally pointless to both of you, he misses you.

He’ll do this because he wants to keep the conversation going. He wants to talk to you. That’s the whole point of basically anything he does when he misses you. He wants to hear your voice to just chat and joke with you. [Read: 25 signs he loves you even if he doesn’t say it out loud]

8. He suggests video chatting

If hopping on Facetime and other video chatting apps is completely his idea, then he misses you more than you know. It’s a time-suck to video chat. You can’t do anything else besides sit there and talk.

So if he’s making it a point to video chat with you, he totally misses you. You’ll also know this is true if he starts complimenting you and flirting right when you start the video.

9. He mentions the old days

When you talk, he always brings up times where you were together. If he mentions when you first met or a great date you had and is all about reminiscing, he truly misses you.

If he is thinking about times when he didn’t miss you, he may be trying to relive those memories because he misses you so much right now.

10. He reaches out without a reason

As much as I adore my friends, I usually have a reason to reach out via call or text. Either I have a question or news or we’re making plans. If he just reaches out to say what’s up or grasping at straws to talk to you, he misses you and wants to talk.

If he can’t come up with an excuse to talk to you other than saying what’s up or how did you sleep, he definitely is showing signs he misses you. [Read: 15 things to do when you miss your guy but can’t talk to him]

11. He’s always quick to respond

You interact with your man all the time. You know how long it takes him to answer texts and calls. A great way to know if he misses you or not is to pay attention to his response time.

Is he responding right away or does he take forever? If he texts you back a minute or two after you send the text, he misses you. It’s like he’s sitting by his phone waiting for you to contact him. And that’s because he wishes you were there. [Read: 15 ways guys text differently when they like you]

12. His friends tell you he misses you

Whether you share friends or not, his friends will show signs he misses you. Whether they come out and say it or not, you should be able to read the signs.

Depending on his friends, they may reach out to you because they want to know you better as you are so important to their friend. They may not like you because all he does is talk about you. If his friends add you on social media, reach out to say happy birthday, or really anything of the sort, it is because he is talking about you. A lot! [Read: How to accept your guy’s friends and get them to accept you]

13. He shares news

It is normal for a guy you have a long distance relationship with to call and let you know he got a promotion. If he’s reaching out for even the smallest news like a killer breakfast burrito, he misses you a lot.

Informing you of big news is one thing, but if he calls you right after he sees a movie, eats lunch, or goes to the dentist to fill you in, he is dying to talk to you and misses you badly. 

14. He will do anything to make plans

He could live across the country or down the street, but if he is willing to do anything to see you, he misses you.

This could mean he is willing to take a connecting redeye flight to see you for 24 hours. Or he is willing to drive you to the mall to buy your grandma a robe just to hang out with you. He will offer to go grocery shopping with you, build an Ikea shelf, or do pretty much anything to make sure he sees you. [Read: 40 cute texts to make a guy miss you and think of you more often]

15. Drunk texts and calls

As has been said for years, the drunk mouth is the sober mind. If he is reaching out to you when he has had a little too much to drink, it is because he has lost all chill. His inhibitions are gone. He is letting out all the feelings he usually can control and push down.

If he is calling you when he is drunk to say how pretty you are or tell you how he puked on his new shoes, he is not only showing signs he misses you but maybe in love. How romantic? [Read: 25 signs he loves you even if he’s never said it out loud]

Now, if you’re in a long-term relationship, this might be normal. But if you’re not and it’s your first time away from each other and he texts you while drunk, he misses you.

Usually, when a guy drunk texts you in general, it means you’re on his mind quite a bit. He’s taking time away from their friends and drinks to show you how much he’s thinking about you.

16. He schedules calls

This does not sound romantic, but it’s a definite signs he misses you. If a guy is showing signs he misses you, he makes time for you. If he has a busy schedule he will tell you he’ll call at six or even schedule a daily or weekly chat so you are always talking even if you can’t be 24/7.

17. Making date plans

Another thing your man will talk about when he misses you is what he wants to do when you’re together again. He’ll bring up new date ideas. He’ll ask about what you want to do.

Mostly, he just wants to envision you two together again. This is because he misses you so much and misses going out on a date. The best way to pinpoint this as one of the signs he misses you is to determine when he brings it up. Is it completely random? Then he misses you.

18. He wants to see you

He will ask for photos continuously. Sure, this could be sexually or not. A guy that truly misses you will be happy seeing a warped Snapchat picture of you. They will prefer to FaceTime over talking on the phone and will take any opportunity to see your face. [Read: Obsessive love: 15 ways to tell if it’s real or unhealthy]

19. He wants you to know he’s thinking about you

For some guys, just saying he misses you is too vulnerable. They would just rather show it. And he won’t always be subtle about it. He may send you flowers randomly or surprise you with a trip or gift. If he misses you, he won’t hide it for long.

20. You’re his influencer

You like a movie and you suggested it to him? He’s watched it already. You like a certain kind of music, and now he tells you he gave it a listen and likes it too? If a guy starts to like all of your tastes and visits all of your favorite restaurants or falls in love with the desserts you love, it clearly shows just how much and how often he thinks of you! [Read: How guys flirt – 15 things they do differently to impress a girl they like]

21. His face brightens up

Is he excited to see you when you meet him? If a guy has been missing you, his face will light up with a big grin and a spring in his step. He may not say it straight, but his enthusiasm may give away the signs he’s been missing you.

22. He buys you thoughtful gifts just because

So he was away for a couple of days and got you a souvenir? Or was he out shopping and picked up a cute scarf for you in the exact shade that you love? It’s not the expense that shows he misses you, it’s the gesture and the thoughtfulness that went into the gift that shows you just how much a guy misses you and remembers the little details about you even when you aren’t around.

[Read: 20 secrets guys wish girls knew about guys]

23. He remembers

Does he remember all of your special days, the events going on in your life, and even the smallest details like your dentist appointment that’s on Thursday at 11am? Seriously, it’s like he misses you so much he’s given a special space in his brain for thoughts about you that run continuously 24/7! Of course, he misses you, and gosh, it’s a sign he misses you badly!

24. He tells you

And last but not the least, let’s save this one the big moment. If a guy tells you he misses you, and you’re seeing a few of these signs already, not only does he mean it, he probably means it a lot! A guy may not want to wear his heart on his sleeve and reveal something he considers vulnerable. But if he says he misses you, that’s a very good sign he wants you to know that. And also that he cares for you!

[Read: 14 signs he’s telling the truth when he says he misses you]

Knowing the signs he misses you badly can help you realize just how much he values your relationship. Remember these signs the next time you’re apart so you’ll know for sure if he really misses having you around.

Want to know a few more details along these lines? Check these articles out:

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