How to Know If Your Ex Boyfriend is Still in Love with You

Last updated on February 3, 2024 by Michelle Devani

Moving on from an ex boyfriend can cause you to have many mixed emotions and thoughts. You may wonder if your ex boyfriend is still in love with you. The quickest way to know is to ask him directly but you may not want to do that.

How to Know if Your Ex Boyfriend is Still in Love with You

There are other ways to see whether he’s still in love with you or not. You just have pay a bit more attention to his behaviors:

1. Makes You Jealous

Your ex boyfriend could be making you jealous in the most obvious ways. He might be posing a lot of pictures on social medias with girls. When you’re attending the same event, he might even have a girl by his side. He thinks that making you jealous might make you want him back as he’s still in love with you. Get more insight on the Signs Your Ex Boyfriend is Trying to Make You Jealous.

2. Still Follows You on Social Media

Have you unfollowed your ex boyfriend on social medias but notice that he’s following you still? That could be because he’s not ready to let you go. By using social medias, he can keep track of you. He’s able to see how you’re doing or who you’re dating.

3. Dates Someone who Looks Like You

Your ex boyfriend could be dating someone who looks a lot like you! That might sounds a bit weird but there’s a reason behind that. As your ex still has feelings for you, he might be with someone who reminds him of you. Though he may want to replace you, he doesn’t want to completely forget you.

4. Reminds You of the Old Times

In case you run into your ex, he may strike up a conversation with you. It could get serious and he might remind you of the old times. He’ll bring up the fun memories in the hope to make you have feelings for him again.

5. Asks about Your Life

Besides reminding you of the good memories, your ex could then ask about your life. He may seem to be interested in what you’re up to lately and if you’re dating anyone else. A person who is not in love with you will not be asking these questions as they won’t even care. Learn more on How to Know if Your Ex Boyfriend Doesn't Love You Anymore.

6. Calls You Out of the Blue

You may wonder why your ex boyfriend is calling you out of the blue. It could either be that he misses you or trying to get you back. You have the option to accept or reject his call. But if you do accept his call, prepare yourself as he may try to persuade you into giving him another chance. 

7. Doesn’t Date Anyone Seriously

This is also a good way to know if your ex boyfriend is still in love with you. The fact that he doesn’t date anyone seriously after you means that he hasn’t moved on. Sure he goes out with different girls but none of them stays for long.

8. Runs Into Him Often

Running into your ex occasionally is normal. But if it happens often then it might be more than just a coincidence. Your ex boyfriend might be secretly gaining information where you’ll be. He’s planning all the ways he can get close to you since he’s still in love with you.

9. Makes Statuses about You

Your ex could be making statuses on his social media that show how he’s feeling. Specifically, those statuses are about you. It may indicate how sad he is that you’re no longer with him and how much he loves you still.

10. Tries to Get You to Go Out with Him

You may get asked out by your ex to go out with him for a cup of coffee or lunch. When you turn down his offer, he may insist. Your ex could try to convince you that there’s no hidden motive in this. But his undying effort to be with you shows just how much he loves you still. But here's How to Tell Your Ex that You Don't Want to Be Friends with him at all.

11. Still Talks to Your Family Members

Take note of how your ex is still in contact with your family members. If he’s in touch with any of them, that means that he’s trying to maintain a connection with you. Your ex could still be hanging on to the hope that you will come back to him someday. That's how to know if your ex boyfriend is still in love with you. 

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12. Looks at You Discreetly

If you happen to be in the same place as your ex, you may have the feeling that someone is watching you. Trust that instinct as you may catch your ex looking at you discreetly. When you try to look at his direction, he might suddenly act awkwardly and avoid eye contact with you.

13. Acts Super Nice with You

There’s nothing wrong with being nice to an ex. However, there could be a lot of feelings behind that. Your ex boyfriend may act super nice with you as he still think that you’re a special person in his life.

14. Keep Your Things

Your ex boyfriend may also keep one or two things that belong to you. It could be a piece of clothing or something that was meaningful in the relationship. Keeping them can help him ease the feeling of missing you when you’re not by his side. Here's How to Ask Your Ex Boyfriend for Your Stuff Back in case he refuses to give them back.

15. Says He Misses You

Speaking of missing you, it’s actually an obvious way to know that your ex boyfriend is still in love with you. He won’t miss someone that he has no feelings for. If you miss him too, here's How to Let Your Ex Boyfriend Know You Want Him Back.

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.
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