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“Why Doesn’t He Text Back?” Quiz – Find out the real reason he isn’t texting back

The first ever question we received for our Ask a Guy column was: “Why do guys take so long to text back?” Clearly it was a hot topic. The article exploded and remains one of the most read and shared articles on the site.

What is it that’s causing so much confusion? For one thing, men and women approach texting (and communicating) in very different ways. Unlike women, men don’t view texting as some sort of barometer for the relationship. Women, not he other hand, tally up texts like they’re plucking petals off a daisy, looking for a way to quantify how he feels with something totally arbitrary.
The reasons guy don’t text back, or take a long time to text back, vary from one man to the next. However, it’s pretty easy to identify what the culprit is.

Take this super easy, super quick quiz to find out why your guy isn’t texting you back.  If you answer honestly, you will get shockingly accurate results and will know exactly what to do to fix the problem.

Note: In order to receive your quiz results, we collect your email at the end of the quiz. Just wanted to give you a heads up so you know what to expect. :)

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I’ve known this guy for a few years and we were getting close. We would talk at school and online but recently he’s started not snapchatting me back and not talking to me. I’ve asked him if I did something to make him upset and he said no. After that, he still wouldn’t talk to me so I asked him why he hasn’t been talking to me, and he just ignored it. What should I do?

Reply February 24, 2019, 10:51 pm


I’m 15 and I’ve been talking to this guy who is a junior ( 16 ) since thanksgiving day. We used to text EVERYDAY. And even if I would text him after school, he would go to work and not respond till late ,which I didn’t mind and understood. But then last week for the first time yet, we face timed for 4 hours and it was amazing. We clicked and he was saying a lot of nice things about and to me . Then the day after he didn’t really text me at all, and it went on for about three days. Then Monday came along and he still had not texted me. So I got kinda upset and I had a friend text him ( stupid idea ik ) and he just said “ what’s the name “. She told him her name and he never replied. So he doesn’t text me for about two days. And when he did it was to my answer “ why are you being so short with me “ . He would reply back saying “ I don’t think I am being short” or when I asked if his feelings had changed he said “ idk “ . He is really confusing me . Then the other night ( two days ago ) Wednesday, he texted me “ hey “ which was rare to see. I was wth my friends and they told me not to reply but I hgave in and I did. He said he was bored. I asked him if he wanted to FaceTime and he said sure:) so I called him for a good 30 min. He told me he had to go soon because he had to go pick up his brother at basketball practice ( he had just gotten his license ) . I said okay and he said he would text me . I said alright and I ended the call. Now I have horses and I’ve been riding forever. So he wanted to come out to the barn and see my horse. He said Friday ( today ) would only work for him. So I said Friday it is. Now it was like late last night when I texted him ( 11:30 ) “ are you still coming to the barn tomorrow ?” And he said “ no I can’t I’m sorry “ . I really need some help here. This guy is like so perfect and we have everything in common. Idk what I did wrong or if I did anything wrong. I NEED HELP!

Reply January 4, 2019, 1:08 pm


Hi Cheyenne!, I just have to say any guy who likes you would make time for you and at most not leave you hanging! I get that it’s hard to forget about a person or drop about a person you really like, but this is the advice. Not only has he been ghosting you for weeks but blowing you off, anyone even your worst enemy deserves better. It obvious that he doesn’t care enough and you’re just his last resort to talking. For starters I suggest unfriending or blocking him, why I say this is to stop caring is to get rid of any contact of him. The second thing I say is let yourself grieve, listen to sad music,cry!,get your friends together for movie night. Third I suggest that you try to find new hobbies and try to look forward to many other things. He dosent care enough to respond or make time for you so why should you? You’re strong and I believe in you!!!!

Reply February 1, 2021, 1:23 am

ATL Chic

Let me tell you about game he just wanted to hit it and thats, all this is how guys usually do when you are not that hot or sexy good in bed for them or they just dont like you only for one night stand thats the truth,I seen and know this from my other friends that is guys tell me,even my own brother has done this,sorry that you have to here the truth but this is the facts that this always happen to the best of us ,you learn once but do not do the mistake twice at all

Reply December 1, 2017, 4:05 pm


My boyfriend is currently in a different country on a work project. however, when he was leaving, he said he was travelling with his family. when i confronted him, he apologized and said he felt guilty and embarrassed for lying to me. he was going through some work issue and wan’t comfortable sharing. this was all on text. he did not even call and tell me. after he apologized and said sorry, he hasn’t replied to my text for over 3 hour. i don’t know if he’s really upset or super busy or just embarrassed to speak to me.

Reply March 13, 2017, 8:10 pm


Hi there recently I met this guy who I met and went on a date with and after this he ghosted then we kept in contact via snap ..he kept asking me out but each time I was busy..this when the on for months
Eventually I agree to meet him and his friend and my friend for drinks and everything was fine we spent the night together.
The next day he texted me to see I was fine via what’s app..
Then he blocked me on snap then a few days later the same on what’s app too he read the message then ghosted…then blocked me there as well..
So weird I wander what happened and will I hear from him again?

Reply August 28, 2016, 8:09 am



Reply October 29, 2016, 11:11 am


I don’t knw why if I text him he doesn’t reply

Reply August 19, 2016, 1:37 pm

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