I am guessing you’re reading this article because you’ve been dating a ghoster? Now, you’re asking yourself ‘Why did he ghost me?’ If you are in this situation, don't think you are alone. A lot of women have been ghosted by men they were dating.
Imagine meeting a man you thought you were getting along with pretty well. You have gone on a few dates, spent some quality time with each other, and probably had sex. All of a sudden, he starts ghosting you. He goes MIA on you without telling you why. This can put you in a very confusing position.
Sadly, this seems to be a common trend with many men. They walk out without saying a word, which leaves us wondering why men walk away on women effortlessly. Is it that we don't meet their needs? Or that these men have commitment issues? Or maybe they never really loved you from the onset?.
Regardless of the cause, being ghosted can be very painful, especially when one million thoughts keep coming to your head about why he did this. It's normal to think something is wrong with you. But believe me, girl, nothing is wrong with you. Never blame yourself. He just lost something precious, so move on like the boss you are.
Instead of being worried and asking yourself, why did he ghost me? Here are 9 reasons why men ghost women without saying a word.
- 1 9 Reasons Why Men Ghost Women
- 2 FAQs
- 3 To Summarize
9 Reasons Why Men Ghost Women
1. He isn't sure of your feelings
A guy can ghost on you when he isn't sure of your feelings. If your communication is poor and he thinks you are confused about your stand with him (and you are also indecisive), he may ghost you. No one wants to stay long-term in an undefined relationship.
This is especially true with men that want something honest with you. If they are not sure you are actively involved in dating them, they walk away. Even when the relationship is defined, if your actions do not back it up, and if you don't show and express your feelings, he is likely to walk away. This is because some people want to see your effort and willingness.
2. Your reactions to his friends
Were you rude to his friends? How do you relate to his friends when they come around? Getting into a disrespectful argument with his friends is a no-no. Apart from the things that you say when they are around, your actions might be embarrassing. Imagine getting drunk during a hangout, and he has to carry you home in a mess.
Men do not like unnecessary drama in their life. So, this man may never speak to you again after such a display. As a couple, you must always learn to respect each other's friends and family.
3. Toxic traits
Dating a toxic person is very unhealthy and shouldn't be tolerated. Even as a woman, when you are with a man that stresses you emotionally, and you have to struggle to deal with his emotional outburst, you could start avoiding him. Most times, going ghost on someone is the person's choice and fault.
When someone walks away without saying a word, it doesn't mean that you are a terrible person. It's just that you are not his preference when it comes to dating. Remember, what's good for one can be bad for another.
So the guy may have observed you and realized that you are too emotional, or staying in a relationship with you affects his mental health negatively, so he goes MIA on you. That he cannot deal with your emotions doesn't mean someone else can't.
4. He feels he is undeserving of you
Maybe after spending time with you, he feels that you are too good for him. Or, he can't really get into your standard and expectation. He has seen the odds of being with you, so he walks away without saying a word to you out of guilt or inferiority complex.
Even when he wants to look above all odds, he still feels weird, guilty, and undeserving. So, he may just decide that staying away from you is best. The fear of the unknown can also be a problem here; he is scared to dive into something bigger than him so he won't be shattered in the long run.
5. He wants things to slow down
Did you just meet recently, and you are already talking about marriage? Or, were you telling him you are sure he is yours forever after just one dinner date? As petty as the things you say may sound, he may take it as too deep. You may have expressed your feelings to a fault.
Maybe you text too much or make too many phone calls. What’s more, if you scold too much, he might get fed up so soon.
A guy will find it weird when you act so desperate for love, attention, sex, or marriage. Even though he really likes you, he can walk away because he thinks you are going too fast and you need to cool down.
Men like challenges. So, when you are all over him, he could get tired and walk away without a word. This has broken a lot of relationships. It would help if you learned to take things slow and steady.
6. Are you cheating?
He may have found out something about you, and you don't even know that he knows those things already. Maybe he already knows that you are married or entertaining other guys in a sexual manner, so he feels that you don't deserve his vibe and loyalty anymore.
If a man finds out you are cheating on him, he may never speak to you again. He could avoid any formal confrontation, so things don't get heated up and out of control. When trust is broken, it's hard to face a betrayal. I'm not saying you are a betrayal, but that's probably what he thinks you are.
7. He doesn't want you to get hurt
One reason a person can walk away from you without saying a word is a fear of getting hurt at the end of it all. He doesn't want to be the one at the receiving end of the pain from a relationship that didn't work. So he goes ghosting before things get too bad.
Maybe he needs alone time to reflect on his dating life, or he can also start ghosting because he has found someone else. No matter his reasons, don't get the idea that it is all your fault. Don't be so hard on yourself. Rather, feel what you feel and get over it soon. There is more ahead of you beyond all these experiences.
8. He has no alignment
He could have realized that your goals and ambitions are not aligned with each other. Your purpose and desires are two sides of a coin, so there is no point in going into something that will end disastrously. Maybe there is also no sexual compatibility. So he wouldn't want to risk compromising his satisfaction and plans (or jeopardize yours) just to preserve the relationship.
Although a relationship needs sacrifice, it shouldn't entail losing oneself or drifting out of purpose, so move on. It's for your own good.
9. He wants to avoid confrontation
Maybe he doesn't feel any chemistry anymore; he is no longer interested in the relationship. So to avoid telling you those hurtful words, he can decide to walk away without telling you why.
A guy could just go ghost instead of confronting the situation. You might burst into tears, and he will feel like a bad person or reconsider his decision out of guilt. Instead of breaking the relationship and putting himself in a tight corner, he will ghost on you.
When a man ghosts a woman, it is a form of rejection. Just that in this case, words are never said. If he stops calling anymore, he stops sending you texts and stops seeing you without explaining his action. This usually happens out of the blues. It leaves you in a very confused and broken place.
Try reaching out to him to know his reason. If this doesn't work, call him out and let him know you are aware he ghosted you. Don't ever attempt reaching out to him anymore after this incident, and make sure you delete everything related to him. Most importantly, never blame yourself.
This means they are no longer interested in you. They don't want to be around you or have anything to do with you, this could be for a good reason. And at times, they could have no explanation for ghosting you.
When he starts getting busy every time, you are meant to meet up or go on dates. When he starts giving silly and unreal excuses, when he stops calling or texting as much as he used to, then this could be a sign you have been ghosted.
It is acting very immaturely. You must be able to own up to a person and tell them you are not interested in them. Walking away without saying a word is a sign of cowardice. Be mature enough to talk to anyone about issues and move on.
I hope you found this article about why guys ghost helpful. As a woman, you must be strong and build yourself up in case such a situation occurs. Not all relationships are meant to work, so learn to let go and move on as soon as you can. Let me know what you think, and please don't forget to share this article with others.
As hopeless romantic I struggled tremendously in my love life. After many years of searching, trial & error, and countless failed relationships, I finally found my Mr. Right. It wasn't an easy road, but one that has taught me an incredible amount about the workings of relationships between men and women, and this is what I hope to share through my writing on this blog.