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Do Men Like To Know You Miss Them?

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Oh yes they do. 🙂

But… there’s always one of these isn’t there? You get a quick answer that seems all good on the outside and then we lay on the cold hard facts about men missing women.

I’ll put this one right out there – If a man does NOT feel attracted to you he won’t care if you miss him.

He’ll probably shrug it off, or downplay it because one of man’s greatest fear is turning on a woman he is not into. You know those guys who won’t leave you alone? Always trying to talk to you, the ones who creep you out the most, well us men feel the same way when we’ve “accidentally led a woman on.”

And now the WARNING:

It’s need to be genuine for a man to believe you actually do miss him. (I suppose for this to work. 😉 )

If you say it all the time it loses its impact.

If you don’t back it up by making an effort to see him, the never-ending miss cycle will push him away because he will not trust your sincerity. Men NEED to trust you more than you might have ever been led to believe before.

Probably because you’ve only heard women talk about how they don’t truth their man. Or they want a guy they can trust.

When a man opens up to you physically and even slightly emotionally they are trusting you with information and emotions which could effectively make him feel or be seen less than a man. If have you the power to immaculate him, tear down his ego, or “air out his dirty laundry” to the world his trust in you must be secure.

=>ALL men need to feel safe. Maybe not physically but definitely emotionally.

Part of the reason why I feel we like to know you miss us is because you’re assuring us that special trust.

Imagine a man saying or thinking this and you’ll see how important it is to a guy to hear how much you miss him…

“I have to let you go for a while. We’ll be apart for a time. You’re carrying my heart and soul with you. You know my secrets well. Please remind me from time to time you’re still carrying around my precious heart and no one will ever be allowed to take it from you.”

Next let’s consider the words, “Baby… I’ve missed you so much.” and what real effect it has on him.

The Mushy Stuff:

I want a woman in my life to miss me because it tells me she is thinking about me. I’m a part of her life. Not that she couldn’t function without me but the connection we’ve made enhances her happiness – and that also makes me happy.

The Sexual Piece:

Every man at some point in his life knows when a woman he is in a relationship with , (under certain circumstances) uses those words… it almost always is followed by a hug, a few kisses, maybe some more kisses, and then yes, incredible sex!

The Connection:

Men have a part inside them which needs to be fully connected to the woman he is in love with and to satisfy the sincerity of that connection, must experience an action related to it. That simply means you can tell him until you’re blue in the face how much you miss him but if you don’t back it up, he won’t “feel” the connection.

I committed to a girl once who lived several hours away. She struggled with revealing her feeling through words. But one day she had me spray a stuffed animal, I’m sorry drown that little doggy in my cologne so she could smell me anytime she wanted.

It was more than just a romantic gesture but an action which gave me no doubt she felt connected to me. And how much she missed me.

Now instead of leaving it there she took it one step further and bought a small comfy pillow which she sprayed her perfume on it. Knowing she wanted me to be able to smell her whenever I missed her increased the strength of our connection.

I could go a little deeper here, depending on your age group, the type of guy you’re dealing with, the obsessive compulsive aspects, the neediness and security issues, and so on… but let’s keep it as simple as possible.

*Men – who feel attracted to you, or have made a physical and emotional connection with you, or who are in a long-term relationship with you – like (and love) to hear how much he is missed.

It’s a sign of affection. A clear acknowledgement that there has been an intimate bond formed. An indication of your love.

A real support that no matter how far apart you find yourselves – you will always hold his secrets in with absolute trust.

And as always with men – showing him how much you miss is more effective than just saying it once in a while.


Peter White. Just some guy every woman should get to know because, well I “think” like a guy. 🙂 Stay in touchnewsletter, Why Do Guys Facebook – Twitter @peterwhite125Thanks for stopping by and be good, be bad, just BE something.

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79 comments… add one
  • It’s a nice piece and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it Peter. It has been a while since I got involved with someone and now that I am, (just about two months now) I find myself wondering if I am doing it right. Sometimes I think that staying away from relationships as a very withdrawn personality makes me feel uncertain about how to handle the complexities of emotions that come with being in a relationship.
    But so far it’s been going well. I find in Him the kind of attachment I had looked forward to seeing in a guy but keep asking myself is he that into me?
    Communication between us has been great so far…but there are times I just kind of have apprehensions may be because I have not heard “the three words” from him yet.

  • Jaymi

    Ok, well that’s great and all and i have not problem expressing myself when I miss someone. The problem is there are some men who won’t say it, no matter what. You know they do….they text three, four times a day, call each night, etc…but when you say you miss them over text, some joke is cracked, or some response without actually saying it back. What’s that all about?

    • Peter White

      Ahhh Jaymi, great point.

      I won’t get too deep here but I’m sure there are lots of different reasons why guys act this way.

      1. Men are afraid of showing too much real emotion with women.
      2. Since he’s texting or talking to you so much, he quite honestly, doesn’t feel far enough away from you to miss you.
      3. Sometimes guys believe the minute they show this much attention to a woman, she’ll lose the attraction for him.

      At some point you must understand that when a guy as acting this AND he’s in constant contact with you by any means possible – it’s almost always because he’s afraid he’s going to miss you. He might even be worried you’ll find someone else.

      I know, it’s a strange way of thinking about it but it just shows how much he does care when he’s afraid he’s going to miss you.


  • Ann

    You are right..
    I feel that too… Its been a while i never said miss him even thought we are seeing each other everyday, someday i tell him that i miss him.. He just froze and smile.. I dont know what thats mean… Is it good or he just dont trust me thar ido really miss him..

    I miss him not because miss mean i never seen him for while.. I miss him because i miss how we used to do… Everything.. Idont know how to put in words but when i told him “i miss you” just my body and soul go with it fullest and i cry at night that im afraid he wont feel the same…

    I knew he make time to me… But im quite worry he doin it because he pitied me, or just feel takong responsible tome after he said he love me…. But actions tells everything… I feel he not attracted to me anymore… And im theone who missed him maybe…

  • fhel

    nice one peter thanks!
    May i ask you.
    this guy keep on asking me if i miss him.
    So i told him i dont miss him,then i said i will tell him next time if i miss him. hahahahaha
    and then one night he said to me, “dont fall inlove with me” and then he laughed.
    What does he mean. So i said “who told you i will fall for you” and then he said “Okay then not!”
    we just laughed. but deep inside i felt something like duh! I think im starting to like him! So starting from now on i’m not going to continue what i feel. We’re friends by the way.
    What can you say about this Peter? Thanks!

    • Peter White

      You’re welcome!

      He was flirting with you (sort of way).

      He was trying to gauge a reaction from you to see if you actually are feeling something for him.

      This depends on the guy. If he’s normally good or confident with women he’ll use it to flirt with you. To misdirect you. To get you thinking about him and/or prove to you how confident he really is around women.

      Other guys who (may not be good with women) tend to use it to as I stated above, to notice your reaction or get you to admit you have feelings for them. Since you’re already friends I’m assuming it’s most likely this one. He wants to know how you “really” feel about him.

      That’s what I have to say about it.


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