21 Facts – How Does A Guy Feel When You Block Him (2024)

Are you wondering how does a guy feel when you block him?

In my role as a life coach, I am helping a lot of men and women to deal with rejection and failed relationships.

That’s why I’m excited to share this comprehensive guide on blocking a guy. 

Below, you’ll discover the key facts about this scenario including how a guy feels when you block him. 

So, let’s dive in. 

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1. How Does Blocking Someone Make Them Feel?

Humans are inherently social creatures. Social rejection is one of our biggest biological fears.

It has been argued that these inherent fears have remained in our genetic make-up from thousands of years ago, when being outcast from the local tribe would have meant certain death.

In the present day, blocking someone from calling or texting you is one of the bluntest ways to socially reject someone. 

This is why people can react to being blocked with a vast range of powerful negative emotions. 

2. How Does A Guy Feel When You Block Him?

Perhaps there’s a misconception among some women that all guys have thick skin when it comes to being rejected. 

This might stem from the bravado that men typically show when interacting with women they’re attracted to. 

The reality is: a man cares about the sting of social rejection just as much as a girl. Guys feel the same embarassment. 

You might be blocking this guy for reasons other than hating him, but he might not know that. 

3. Is It Right To Block People?

You are well within your rights to block someone who you no longer want to speak to. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s wrong. 

The block function can prove extremely useful and effective, especially in situations when someone is harassing you or sending hurtful messages. 

Even if they are not doing this, the ability to stop someone from contacting you can provide peace of mind in many scenarios.

With that said, this guide on how it makes guys feel should help you decide whether blocking someone is the best course of action.  

4. Men Can Take It Personally When You Block Them

Unless you tell someone why you’re blocking them, there’s no explanation behind it. 

You might have a perfectly innocent reason to block someone, but if you don’t tell the person you’re blocking this reason, they’re unlikely to consider that. 

When something bad happens to us, we usually wonder what we did to deserve it. What is wrong with us? It takes an open-minded person to consider that the problem might be with you

5. Is He Mad That I Blocked Him?

The pain of rejection combined with the sudden and direct nature of being blocked can easily upset a guy.   

Sometimes he’ll get angry that he didn’t have the chance to explain himself. 

A lot of men like to have the ‘last word’ in a disagreement and preventing that can fuel a rage within them.   

If you were in a heated dispute before the conversation ended, blocking him is likely to anger him further. If this guy is frustrated with his dating life in general, he’s also more likely to get angry or upset.

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6.  Blocking A Guy Can Make Him Feel Guilty

When a guy gets blocked by a woman, it’s common for him to assume he upset her. 

Most men don’t want to upse women.

So, when blocked by a woman without explanation, they can often feel guilty.

On top of that, they’re not given the chance to apologise once they’re blocked, which can often make the guilt more intense. 

7. A Sudden Block Can Confuse Guys

The average guy feels puzzled after being blocked. Remember, most men aren’t trying to make you annoyed or sad. 

So, when they’re suddenly shut off from contacting you, it can often leave them in a confused state. 

This confusion contributes to the frustration, anger or guilt they may feel.

Most of the time, they were trying to impress you or win your interest. There are a lot of confused men who have no idea how to do this over the phone…    

Related: Why Does He Keep Me Around If He Doesn’t Want A Relationship?

8. Blocking A Guy Can Trigger Unresolved Trauma

If a guy has unresolved trauma surrounding rejection from loved ones, the whole blocking thing can trigger it. This often leads to extreme ‘pain body’ reactions. It might look like their entire world is crashing down.

If you witness an extreme reaction to being blocked, please know that this is usually due to past issues that haven’t been dealt with yet.

9. Why Do Guys Still Try To Contact Me After I Blocked Them?

In (2024), it’s likely you’re using several social media accounts or messaging apps to contact people.

Often, after being blocked, a guy might resort to problem-solving mode by contacting you on a medium where he’s not yet shut off. 

There are a number of common reasons why even a random guy on social media might try this. 

If he’s been left feeling angry or guilty, he may feel the need to let you know that. He may also want to try and save the relationship. 

Men are often taught to be persistent when pursuing a woman – to the point where being blocked doesn’t always stop them.

Want to dive deeper on this topic? Check out this guide: REASONS – When A Guy Texts You Everyday, What Does It Mean?

10. What Is The Psychology Behind Blocking Someone?

It’s impossible to analyse the psychology behind blocking someone, since there are so many reasons why a person might want to end a digital relationship.

Still, there are some ‘experts’ who have come out and said that blocking is a sign of a big ego. 

This belief might also contribute to a guy’s anger after being blocked.  

11. How Does A Guy Feel When You Unfriend Him?

When you ‘unfriend’ someone on social media, this is similar to blocking them and can therefore lead to similar reactions.

In some cases, the reactions might be even more extreme because an ‘unfriending’ is often public. 

Their ‘friend’ or ‘follower’ count will drop and men can sometimes develop a big ego around that, potentially leading to hurt self-esteem and additional bad feelings.

12. Will He Miss Me If I Block Him?

The ability to text or call someone can help men feel more connected to that person, even when they don’t see them in real life.

So, it makes sense that he’d feel further apart from you if he’s unable to do that.

However, there’s also an argument that ignoring him – but allowing him to continue viewing your social media profiles – will make him miss you even more.

Ultimately, it depends on how much a man cares about you in the first place. 

13. Does Blocking Someone Help You Get Over Them?

It’s often argued that completely erasing someone from your life is the best way to get over past relationships. 

That means throwing away all photos and erasing all means of contact.

The logic behind this argument is: while you still have the ability to talk to someone you really miss, you’ll think about doing so. This keeps them on your mind, making it harder to get over them. There’s still an opportunity to try and make that relationship work (in your mind, anyway). 

But if you block an ex-boyfriend (for example), delete his contact details and make it impossible to get in contact any other way, you’re less likely to think about contacting him because there’s no way to do it. 

This will help you forget about your ex, leave that relationship in the past and move on with your life.  

Related: The INFINITE Power Of Silence After A Breakup

14. Men Struggle To Think Logically When Women Block Them

If you think about it logically, you’re doing an unwanted love interest a favor by blocking them. After all, you’re saving him from wasting time with a woman who is absolutely not interested in talking. A smart guy would use that time to talk to another girl.

The problem is: men rarely look at it that way.  

They’re usually too busy worrying about their hurt feelings and what they did wrong to consider the logical advantages of being blocked.

15. Getting Rejected Can Hurt A Guy’s Pride

Men often feel a sense of pride about their ability to attract women.

When a woman ignores his calls or texts, a guy will often create an excuse behind why she didn’t respond. 

Maybe you didn’t see the message. Perhaps you’re busy. You probably broke your phone. 

These excuses are to protect his feelings. But when you block him, it’s harder for him to create them. That’s why blocking a guy is more likely to hurt his pride.

16. Should I Block A Family Member?

You have as much right to block a family member as anyone else.

However, you should know that a lot of people place a lot of value on blood relationships, so the psychological impact could be harsher than if you were blocking a random guy on social media (for example).

Also, it’s more likely you’re going to bump into this person in the future, so you may have to figure out a way to explain yourself when this moment arrives.

17. Can I Block My Friends For Just A Few Days?

If you want a friend or even a boyfriend to remain in your life, but their attempts to contact you are causing a serious psychological impact right now, blocking them for a few days is an option. 

However, in many cases, it could be the wrong option.  

It could still hurt their feelings to be blocked by their partner or one of their good friends. You would most probably need to figure out how to repair the relationship after unblocking them, depending on their ability to handle silence from you.

In this situation, it’s usually better to talk things through with your friends and explain why you need some alone time.

This guide might provide more context in such a situation: Why Does He Text Me Everyday If He Only Wants Friendship

18. Should You Block A Guy If He’s Losing Interest In You?

It’s a common truth that men will chase women more if they show less interest

So, it might make sense to you to try and make a guy feel jealous by blocking him.

But, this isn’t recommended. For starters, it’s a childish act. Mind games like this aren’t necessary in a healthy relationship. 

Also, although blocking someone can send a powerful message, it probably won’t matter in this case. If this guy was losing interest initially, it’s likely he won’t be sad or hurt enough to track you down on a different platform. 

That’s a key fact to remember about how a guy might feel when you block him. It won’t cause the same feeling of pain if he doesn’t care about you. 

You’re far more likely to win his attention by showing more of your personality. Better yet, go find a guy who is interested in you.  

19. You Probably Don’t Need To Block Most Guys

If you told most guys to stop contacting you, (I would hope) they would respect your messages, meaning you don’t need to block them. You could probably even remain friends on social media without receiving any troubling messages. That’s the sign of a considerate man who is mentally strong and socially aware. 

The thing is: you probably wouldn’t need to tell this type of guy to stop contacting you in the first place. The block function only really needs to be used on inconsiderate and mentally weak men, who lack social awareness.

However, there are some situations – such as getting over an ex – where you may still decide to do it for your own good.   

20. What Are The Best Ways To End Things With A Guy?

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The best way to end things with a guy you don’t want to hear from is to tell him. Most reasonable men will respect your request. 

Some might ask you what’s wrong. It’s then up to you if you want to have a mature conversation about why you don’t want to talk to them.  

If they don’t respect your wishes to cease contact, the block button makes for a fantastic Plan B. 

This process eliminates some of the surprise and confusion from the blocking process, which can soften the blow for a man.    

This two-step process requires a bit more patience from you, but it can prevent a lot of guys from wanting to get in touch after you’ve blocked them.

So, it’s better for both of you in the long run. 

For more detailed advice on this topic, see this related content: BEST Ways – How To Get Someone To Stop Texting You.

21. I Blocked Him. Now What?

He’ll either try to contact you on a different platform, or he’ll get the message that you don’t want to hear from him anymore.

That’s unless you did a great job of blocking on every online platform, in which case he’s out of your life forever (digitally, anyway).

If you feel bad, you can always unblock him and figure things out – or you can move on with your life without this person in it.

The decision is yours.  

Any More Questions About How Does A Guy Feel When You Block Him?

Thanks for reading my article! I hope you get some extra perspective on how does a guy feel when you block him. 

If you have any questions on the matter, take a moment to leave a comment below.

It would be great to hear from you. 

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About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.