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What does it mean when he acts very interested then very not interested?

(61 Posts)
outlookfoggy Sat 30-Jan-16 18:12:43

My new boyfriend acts very interested, extremely interested and then acts very not interested and back and forth.

It's made me feel anxious.

Why does he do this?

AnyFucker Sat 30-Jan-16 18:13:18

Because he is an arsehole

Barabajagal Sat 30-Jan-16 18:15:33

He's a twat and wants you feeling anxious so you'll toe the line.

SelfLoathing Sat 30-Jan-16 18:17:35

Quietattheback Sat 30-Jan-16 18:17:38

It means he's a douche and you would be better off not investing time in him.

Talcumsoul Sat 30-Jan-16 18:17:45

He could be either an arsehole or a twat. Or both!

ChubbyPolecat Sat 30-Jan-16 18:18:36

It means he's not interested but he wants to keep you stringing along cos it's an ego boost for hime

ItchyArmpits Sat 30-Jan-16 18:20:48

The answer is in your OP.

He does it in order to make you feel anxious.

Ditch ditch ditch ditch ditch ditch ditch....

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 30-Jan-16 18:30:16

It means run away before you get sucked in and endure lots of pain and hurt..sorry

LionHearty Sat 30-Jan-16 18:42:22

OP it's really simple: if someone's behaviour makes you feel anxious, or unsettled, unsure of where you are with them, they are bad news. Do not try and figure out why, just ditch and move on. He's not a nice person. Best not to get involved.

outlookfoggy Sat 30-Jan-16 18:43:24

So generally speaking it means he doesn't really like me or want anything to happen but he wants attention / sex / ego boost as and when it pleases him without actually investing into getting to know me or getting close?

LHReturns Sat 30-Jan-16 18:48:33

Exactly what ChubbyPolecat means he's not interested and we have all been there.

poorbuthappy Sat 30-Jan-16 18:49:21

Means he's a twat who is not worth your time or attention.
Move on.

outlookfoggy Sat 30-Jan-16 18:53:56

ok, got it. Thanks

AnyFucker Sat 30-Jan-16 19:35:48

so what are you going to do ?

Peevedquitter Sat 30-Jan-16 19:44:13

You are his will do for the moment and you need to dump him.

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 30-Jan-16 20:08:07

That's a technique employed by people who will have no problem being emotionally or physically abusive in time. My Ex used to do it.

outlookfoggy Sat 30-Jan-16 20:22:31

Well, he's in a cold phase right now so I texted him and he replied but very standoffish so that was me testing it isn't all in my mind.

I was actually thinking about blocking him and just never talking to him again.

AnyFucker Sat 30-Jan-16 20:27:17

Sounds like a good plan

Ghost the fucker. It isn't anything more than he deserves.

Let him wonder what the fuck happened (just like you have been doing)

outlookfoggy Sat 30-Jan-16 20:28:45

what a prick

pinkyredrose Sat 30-Jan-16 20:31:19

You can do better. Why hang around to stroke this pricks ego whenever he's decided he's got time for you?

Claraoswald36 Sat 30-Jan-16 20:32:16

Outlook foggy you are correct in your assumption. One of those situations where you say gosh I am worth so much more than this rude behaviour and move on to someone more deserving of your time smile

Trust me I have tried out enough blow hot and cold men to know these never blossom in to loving relationships. Dp was a blow hot at all times type of bloke and we have a loving, settled relationship. If it ends and I date again I would be hyper vigilant with this blowing hot and cold and I imagine men will tell me I'm high maintenance and I will say yes I am so move along grin

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 30-Jan-16 20:33:57

Pretending you haven't noticed will really annoy him.

outlookfoggy Sat 30-Jan-16 20:40:26

he will know I have noticed if he's blocked though

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 30-Jan-16 20:41:35

That'll probably annoy him just as much, to be honest.

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