How to ignore a guy to make him want you Badly? (16 Essential Tips)

By Ruth Jesse

January 10, 2024   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Would you like to find out how to ignore a guy and make him want you? Use the following tips on your crush, boyfriend, or even husband.

The first thing most women need to do is understand why ignoring someone works so well when attracting their attention. When people feel ignored by others, they often become desperate for some acknowledgment or validation from that person.

They might not be able to put into words exactly what they’re looking for but deep down inside, there’s an intense desire just waiting for something good enough to come along and satisfy it completely. Check out this list of 16 great ways to ignore a guy and make him want you!

Let us help you get the guy’s attention they’ve been craving without ever saying a word about it! By following these steps, he’ll be chasing after your affection before long! So let’s get started, shall we?
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😎 16 Tips on how to ignore a guy to make him want you 

1. Stop responding to texts or calls

Have you ever wondered why men are so attracted to women who ignore them? It’s because when a man is interested in a woman, he will pursue her. He won’t stop calling or texting until she responds. If she doesn’t respond, he will continue to call and text even more! He’ll realize that he needs her even more.

When the woman finally responds, it makes the man feel like he has won something valuable and that his efforts were worthwhile. The reality of this situation is that it works both ways; the woman can also use this strategy on men to make them want her more than they already do!

So how exactly does one go about ignoring a guy? Well, there are several different methods you could try out.

You could pretend not to hear your phone ringing by turning up your music loud or pretending to be busy with something else when he calls (like cooking dinner). Another thing you could do is wait at least an hour before responding after receiving his message(s) – just enough time for him to wonder where you are and what you’re doing without having any idea as to whether or not you’ve read his messages yet. Ensure you’re taking complete control of the situation.

You can also ignore all texts from him for 24 hours straight without giving any explanation whatsoever – no matter how much he begs for one! Trust us ladies, these little tricks work wonders.

2. Ignore him when he’s around

Learn the art of ignoring men when they are around. This will make them want your attention even more, and in turn, it will make them want YOU! It’s really easy once you get the hang of it.

The first thing you should do is look at your surroundings and see if the guy interested in you is nearby. Go ahead and act uninterested in him while still being friendly enough so as not to seem rude or mean-spirited. Remember ladies – no one likes an ice queen!

Just give off the vibe that he isn’t worth your time but don’t come across as too cold either because then he’ll think something’s wrong with him instead of realizing that it was all part of your plan from the beginning! He’ll probably try harder than ever before just so he can win over your heart which means that eventually, he will succeed.

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3. Pretend you’re busy with something else

First things first – let’s talk about why men like women who play hard to get. It all comes down to evolution and biology. Men are programmed by nature to seek out strong partners that can provide them with good genes and offspring that will survive into adulthood. Acting like you’re too busy for him makes you seem like you have other options available (even if you don’t).

Looking like you have other options makes you appear more attractive because it shows your independence and strength as a woman. So go ahead, make him work for it!

4. Avoid eye contact

A woman should ignore eye contact with a man to make him more attracted to her. When she looks at him, he will feel like she is interested and may not approach her. When she doesn’t look at him, it makes the situation less intimidating and increases his chances of approaching her.

The best way for a woman to attract men is by being herself around them instead of trying too hard or acting differently than usual. She should also be confident around them so that they are drawn towards her positive energy rather than feeling intimidated by it.

They need time alone together before anything romantic happens between them so that their relationship can develop naturally over time without any pressure from either party involved. This would ruin everything instead of making things work out successfully as planned!

5. Act like you don’t care about him at all

It’s not as hard as it sounds. You need to act like you don’t care about the guy. Men are attracted to women who seem uninterested and aloof, so he will be more likely to pursue you if they think that you aren’t interested in them. This is the best way for men to show their interest because they feel like something is worth fighting for.

So what does this mean for us ladies? Well, you can use this information any time you meet an attractive guy by acting disinterested and aloof around him until he starts pursuing you. Once he does that, you can let your guard down and start showing some interest back toward him again! You should never give away too much too soon, or else it will ruin all of the fun!

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6. Crush his ego!

When you start crushing his ego by pointing out his flaws or mistakes he will feel less at ease and want to improve. He’ll also try not to make a mistake in front of you because he knows what’s coming when he does.

He will be begging for your attention and affection every single day. It doesn’t matter what type of guy he is either because they all react the same way when their egos are crushed. Trust this one – it works like magic!

7. Show him your worthiness

Here’s the secret that every woman should know. It’s not about being easy or difficult, and it’s about making him work for it. If he has to work for your attention, then he’ll be more attracted and interested in you than if you’re giving yourself away easily. This is what makes men feel like they’ve won something special when they finally get their hands on a girl who isn’t so easy to get!

So why don’t women do this more often? Because they are afraid of rejection. But here’s the thing – if someone doesn’t like you because you aren’t giving them everything right off the bat, then that person wasn’t worth your time anyway! And there will always be another guy around the corner who will appreciate you even more for showing some self-respect and knowing your value as a woman.

You shouldn’t have to give yourself away just because you think guys expect it from you! Letting go of these expectations can help you find real happiness and fulfillment in life instead of settling for less than what you deserve out of fear of losing someone else entirely. The truth is that most men would rather wait until they care about a girl before having sex with her anyway – so why not let them prove themselves first by working hard enough for your affection?

8. Have fun without him

Men are simple creatures, and they want one thing from women – sex. No matter how much you try to convince yourself that men are more complex than that, the truth is they want sex. But what if your man doesn’t think he’s getting enough of it? What if he thinks you don’t find him attractive anymore? Well, there’s an easy way to fix all of those problems.

You have to show him that you have your own life and you’re having fun without him! That means going out with your friends and making sure they know about it! He’ll be so turned on by the fact that other guys will see how hot his girlfriend is. When he sees another guy trying to hit on you or dance with you, watch as his heart beats faster and faster until it explodes in pure ecstasy!

This works every time, ladies! Now go out there and make some memories without your man and make sure he knows about them.

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9. Make him feel like you’re way out of his league

Do you want to know how to make a man feel like he’s out of your league? It’s all about making him feel like he has something to work for and that you are worth his time.

Make sure you always look amazing when you go out with him, even if it’s just going down the street together or grabbing coffee at Starbucks. He’ll appreciate the effort and will be more attracted to you because of it. Also, don’t act too available – give him space so that he feels like there is something special about being with you instead of feeling like this is an everyday thing for both of you.

Another tip is never to ask questions about his past relationships or why they didn’t work out. Let him bring up those topics himself so that he can open up and share things with only YOU!

Finally, don’t forget what makes men tick – show interest in sports (even if it’s not your favorite) and other activities outside of school/work/friends; this will help keep things interesting between the two of you as well as make HIM feel important because HE gets YOUR attention!

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10. Don’t overreact over little things

It’s not just about how he looks at other women or talks about them. There are many subtle ways a man can lose interest in his woman, and it all starts with her overreacting. If she doesn’t know how to handle herself, he will start looking for someone more mature and less emotional than her.

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You don’t want him thinking of you as “that girl,” do you? Men eventually lose interest when their partner overreacts too much. Become the type of woman with whom a man will fall head over heels in love by staying calm when things don’t go your way.

11. Put yourself first

This may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s the key to being more attractive. When a man sees that a woman is putting her needs first, he will automatically feel attracted and drawn towards her because she has shown him that she is confident enough in herself to not rely on him for everything. He will see this as an opportunity for them to have fun together and enjoy each other’s company without any pressure or stress involved. It’s all about having fun!

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So what are some ways that you can put yourself first? Take control of your own life. Go out with friends instead of staying at home watching Netflix alone; go shopping by yourself; take yourself out for dinner; buy something nice for yourself (even if it’s small); make plans with someone who makes you happy rather than waiting around hoping someone else will call/text/email etc.

Spend time doing something YOU love doing, even if no one else wants to join in. These are just some examples of how easy it can be when we start thinking about ourselves now and again! You don’t have to do anything big or dramatic – even little changes like this can make a huge difference over time.

12. Act interested and disinterested at appropriate intervals

There’s nothing better than knowing that someone is crazy about you. But sometimes, it can be hard to tell if the guy likes you or not. If that sounds like your situation, then confuse him by acting both interested and disinterested at different times to make him fall for you and stay interested in the long run.

A good example would be if a man tells you that he’s going out for drinks and asks you if you’d like to join him for the first time. Politely decline and tell him that you’re going for dinner with the girls. He’ll naturally feel disappointed and think that you’re not interested. Text him the next day and ask him how his night out was and whether he had fun. This will confuse him and make him feel like there could be something between the two of you.

This way, a man will always be chasing after you because of your mixed signals. It’s an easy way for women to keep their partners interested.

13. Act singly until he asks you to be his girlfriend

Don’t act like his girlfriend before he commits. Make sure that there isn’t any doubt in your mind anymore about what’s going on with him or where things stand between the two of you. He should think that he’ll lose you if he doesn’t man up and lock you down.

If you act like you’re single, he’ll finally realize that he wants a real relationship with you instead of just playing around with no strings attached! Then all that’s left is for him to take action and ask YOU out on a date already!

14. Check your emotions

Women should keep their emotions in check and not get the best of them when interacting with men. Keeping your emotions in check will help attract a man and keep him interested.

The first thing that needs to be understood is why controlling your emotions helps attract a man. It all comes down to biology – men are wired differently from women and have different attraction triggers than ladies.

Men tend to be very visual creatures who respond well when they see an attractive woman who has her life together (and isn’t too emotional). When a woman acts overly emotional or needy around him, he loses interest fast because he sees her as unstable or unpredictable, which makes him feel uncomfortable since he doesn’t know what she’s going through next!

If you want him interested in talking/dating/etc., then try not acting like every little thing upsets or bothers you because it’ll just turn him off faster than anything else could ever do!

15. Let him chase you

This part is easy! All you have to do is let him chase you. Letting a man pursue you will make him feel like he has won something, and that feeling of victory will make him fall in love with you. You don’t even need to put any effort into it. Sit back and wait for the magic to happen!

16. Patience pays

Patience is key when attracting men, so don’t rush into things too quickly, or else they might get turned off by your forwardness. Instead, take your time getting to know each other first before deciding if there is any chemistry between the two of you.

Once you have established some rapport with one another, then start making subtle hints about how much fun it would be if the two of you were together romantically instead of just friends. He should pick up on these cues pretty easily. That should do the trick, but remember, patience is key here.

🤓 Conclusions 🤓

So, there you have it. Whether the guy is a friend you want to have a romantic relationship with or a boyfriend who seems to be losing interest, these are easy tricks to make him want you so bad!

You want him to be the one who chases you, not the other way around. So take a step back and give it some time before engaging with him again. The more he thinks about you, the more likely he is going to come chasing after you. Use this relationship advice and happy hunting, ladies!

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Ruth Jesse

Ruth is a life coach who specialises in relationships and career development. Outside work, she loves writing novels and guides for personal development.

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