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How to Know if Someone Misses You: 17 Signs They Think Of You Often

It’s nice to know the one you’re missing thinks of you often too, right? Well, here are the signs to know if someone misses you as much as you miss them.

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Missing someone feels very painful. It’s also a lonely experience. You think of them often, all the time. And the more you try not to think of them, the more you end up doing just that. And sometimes, you can’t help but wonder, are there any signs to know if someone misses you as much as you miss them?

Do they think of you as often as you do too? Knowing they miss you too doesn’t help you in any way at all. But when you miss someone, it takes a toll both physically and emotionally.

You may either go off your food or turn to junk food to comfort you. You find it difficult to concentrate on anything other than thinking about them. But if you understand how to know if someone misses you, it provides a small shred of comfort, knowing they feel it too.

Of course, there may be many reasons that make you miss someone. It could be they moved far away. Or you were in a relationship and now you are not. But one comforting thing is knowing they also miss you too.

If you’re looking for specific signs with respect to your ex, check out the 16 signs your ex misses you and desperately wants you back along with these signs to know if they miss you that we’ve shared here.

How to know if someone is missing you

If the other person feels the same way and shows any of these signs they miss you too, then you can make amends and find a way to get together again.

On the other hand, if you are sure they are not missing you, it is time to move on. If they’re not thinking of you, perhaps, it’s time for you to Harden your heart and stop thinking of them too, right? [Read: How to stop thinking about someone you like for good – The 20 steps to heal you completely]

So, how do you know if someone misses you? Here are 17 signs that make it pretty clear.

1. What’s your social media status?

If someone hated your guts, they would just remove you from all their social media channels, right? They’d unfollow you, block you and totally ignore you. If they aren’t doing that, it’s probably because they want to keep track of you. They keep looking at your pictures and still have that connection with you, so they can try to get in touch if they want to, and you can with them too.

Of course, if they tell you they must remove you from social media because it hurts too much looking at you and your past together, this could well be a sign too. [Read: Does my ex want me back? How to decode their deepest desires]

2. Have they left space for hope, or are they filling your space?

If you’re looking for signs to know if someone misses you, you should remember that someone ready to move on from you would be out there in the world seeking a replacement! If they haven’t found anyone else, it’s probably because they still pine after you and hope you’ll reconnect.

Of course, there’s a chance they may hook up with a rebound just to get over you. But if they choose to go down this path, you should walk away too. They’re doing everything in their power to forget you. So if burning the bridges with you is the path they’ve chosen, accept it and walk on. [Read: At what exact point does an ex start to miss you? The bittersweet truth revealed]

3. How they reach out to you

Late night calls and texts usually mean one thing. They’re wasted. They’re miserable and they’re missing you. The first thing they want to do is speak to you again.

If they were out having a great time and not thinking about you at all, they wouldn’t bother trying to call or leaving you messages. If they do, it’s because you are on their mind. Alcohol gave them the courage to get in touch. [Read: 15 subtle signs your ex wants you back but won’t admit it]

4. Are they rousing your jealousy to get you to notice them?

Are they posting lots about their new social life on social media so they know you’ll see? Okay, so here they are almost certainly trying to make you sit up and take notice of them.

People work in mysterious ways sometimes. If they seemingly always have an amazing time with lots of people you’ve never seen or heard of before, they’re trying to make you jealous. [Read: The different things an ex would do to make you jealous and get your attention]

5. Are they throwing shade?

If they make snide comments about you or a new partner, they clearly still hurt and miss you. They lash out to try and make you feel as bad as they do.

6. Do they reminisce?

Are they always talking about “the good old days” or try to get you to remember the good times you had? It’s because they miss you loads and wish they could get back to that place and time.

7. Dropping clues of love!

Are they posting pictures of themselves at your favorite spots? Why would anyone wants to specifically post pictures at YOUR favorite spot? That is unless they’re dropping signs to let you know they miss you. They clearly are taking a trip down memory lane, thinking about all the fun you had together. By posting it for all to see, they try to get you to remember too.

8. Coincidental meet-cutes?

Do you casually bump into them an unusual number of times? If they know the places you are likely to be and are always there, it’s probably in the hopes they will be able to see you. [Read: 14 things you must keep in mind if you ever bump into your ex]

9. The things they do to get your attention!

Do they write you cute love letters? Or even poems? This is a pretty sure-fire sign that they miss you and pretty desperately want to get you back in their life! They don’t have to share the in person, they may even be posting these love notes and quotes on their social media accounts. Ah, the things they do to get your attention!

10. They’re hoarding stuff

Did you exchange lots of gifts over the years or perhaps you left your favorite t-shirt at their house? If they always make excuses not to give it back to you, it’s probably because they snuggle up in bed with it every night! [Read: 15 reasons why your ex still texts you and stays in touch]

11. They’re trying to make you smile

Do you see pictures of them wearing that t-shirt/necklace/sweater you gave them? They’re clearly showing you they still think about you. If every single picture you see of them, or every time you see them face to face, they still wear something you gave them, it’s clear they miss you lots.

12. Re-connections

If you’re looking for signs to know if someone misses you, ask yourself how often they’ve tried to meet up with you. Are they always coming up with great reasons why the two of you need to meet up? Do they get more creative, weird, and nonsensical as time goes by? This person obviously yearns for you bad, but doesn’t want to let you know directly in case you don’t feel the same way.

13. Their world still welcomes you with open arms

Are their friends and relatives are still nice to you? They have clearly told their nearest and dearest they miss you greatly. So, everyone that loves them is doing their best to be nice to you, to try and win you back!

14. You’re in their pages

Are your pictures are still all over their social media? If your face is still all over their social media accounts, or they repost or share memories of the two of you together, it’s clear they think about you loads and would love to see you again. But there’s a small catch here, it’s also possible that they don’t particular care enough to take the effort to delete your pictures. So take this sign with a pinch of salt. [Read: The psychology of deleting pictures of an ex and what it really means]

15. They’re on covert missions

Are they aways trying to get sneaky intel from your friends about what you are up to, who you have been hanging out with, and whether or not you possibly miss them too?

If your friends mention your ex always pesters them for information, or even subtly ask about you, it’s because they miss you loads. They’re looking for ways to get back together. [Read: How to miss someone miss you and regret ever leaving your side]

16. They think they’re part of YOUR family?!

Were they super close to your family? Are they finding it hard to let go? If you come home from work and they’re sharing a cheese sandwich with your mom, it might be because they love her. More likely, it’s because they love you!  [Read: 10 signs you should definitely get back with your ex]

17. From the horse’s mouth!

The most obviously sign that someone misses you? They tell you, of course! More often than not people won’t play games, they tell you straight up, and then the ball is in your court as to whether you are going to do anything about that or not!

[Read: What you need to do when your ex wants you back: Is it what you want?]

So, there you have it, all the signs that definitely show you the way in how to know if someone is missing you too! Now, it’s up to you about what to do next. Do you want to feel content that they miss you too, and move on? Or do you want a second chance at something more romantic again?

Wondering what you need to do next? Here are a few articles that can help you find the way!

15 different reasons why your ex still texts you and stays in touch

How to be friends with an ex and avoid every single kind of complication

How to make your ex jealous and leave them begging for more!

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Bethany Locke
Bethany was born and raised in Scotland and now resides in Brighton where she lives with her partner and rather disobedient cocker spaniel pup. She works as a f...
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