It's very normal not to receive an instant answer to your SMS every now and again. However, if your boyfriend used to almost always text you back within ten minutes, and now you're waiting hours and hours for a response, it's a clue that he's over you.
The truth is that you won't always know for sure whether or not your boyfriend is over you. But if you see him with other girls, if he stops calling you or texting you back right away when you text him, then he's definitely moved on.
In fact, stopping seeing other people and moving on with his life are two different things. Often, when someone breaks up with you, they still want to be friends. They just don't have time to spend with you anymore. If this is the case for your ex, don't take it personally. He or she is only doing what they think will help them get happier and move on with their lives.
If you really want to know if your boyfriend is over you, then check out his social media accounts. He should still be following you if he's interested in getting back together.
Also, watch how he acts around other girls. Does he make eye contact with them? Does he flirt with them? If so, he's probably still thinking about you.
Finally, listen to your gut feeling.
If you still don't get a response, or you see that he hasn't "seen" your text, it's probable that he's just busy right now. If he's simply ignoring you, you may generally "entice" him into opening the message, allowing you to see that he's seen your text.
There are three main reasons why a man might ignore you on Facebook: he could be busy, he could be disinterested, or he could be angry with you. A lot of things can happen in the few minutes that pass while you're both logged into your accounts. If he doesn't respond after a few minutes, there's no need to worry about him being busy; he probably just didn't see your message.
If he doesn't answer after another few minutes and there's no new activity on his page (comments, photos, etc.) then he must be disinterested. He may even delete your message without answering because it's rude to read someone's private conversation and not reply. This usually happens when one person is complaining about something or other and they don't want to upset themself by listening to them rant.
If he deletes his account or blocks you, you'll never hear from him again. This should be expected if he tells you that you're annoying him or breaks up with you. Don't take it personally; he has nothing to do with you personally.
When you're not a priority, he won't call often and will take a long time to respond to your SMS. All the while making the excuse that you're too busy. You'll be perpetually lonely. So you spend time thinking about how much you miss him, till you become bitter. Bitter people get even by hurting those they love most... especially if they have the opportunity to hurt someone new.
The next step is easy: Just like him. If he's not calling or responding to your messages then he wasn't serious about starting over with you. He's still seeing other women as unimportant. Move on.
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