When a guy texts you every day, what does that mean? Does he like me or am I imagining things?
If you’ve been questioning why he’s been hitting your inbox every day, know for sure what it means below.
Let’s dive right into it.
1. He Really Likes You
Obviously, a guy can text you every day if he genuinely likes you and wants to have a romantic relationship with you.
But how can you know for sure?
Here are signs he likes you:
- He wants to know everything about you.
- He texts respectfully.
- He shares his personal life with you.
- He seeks to know who you are as a person.
- He tries to know how your day was.
- He remembers important details about you.
If most of these signs show up as the guy texts every day, it means that he likes you and wishes to be more than a stranger or friend.
2. He’s Shy
Most shy guys rarely call but can text a lot. So if he keeps texting you every day in carefully crafted messages, it’s possible he likes you but is afraid of getting connected with you in more outgoing settings.
Here are signs he’s shy even if he sends texts every day:
- He’s genuinely concerned about you since you can see the above signs he likes you.
- He talks of romantic things he would want to do for you or with you.
- He’s an excellent listener.
- He retreats when you talk about other guys.
- His text messages are typically long and carefully crafted.
- He portrays an introverted personality in his social media and other areas.
If you’re texting with a shy guy, he’ll probably be slow to ask you out. You can do it yourself or wait around for him to get comfortable with you. Either way, it’s up to you to decide whether he’s the kind of guy you’d want to date.
3. He Simply Likes Texting
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A Pew Research Center and International Smartphone Mobility Report revealed that 33 percent of adults (77 percent are millennials) prefer to text than call.
So for some people, texting is like a hobby. Whether they want to tell you about the best movie in town, share some nice music, or pretty much anything that can be communicated through text, they’ll text you.
So the guy who texts you every day might be that type of person. In such a case, it’ll be tough to know his intentions merely by his texting habits but if you look deeper for signs he likes you, you might know his reasons for constantly texting with you.
4. He’s Bored
Boredom leads to impulsivity as an article in the American Psychological Association confirms. So the guy texting you every day might be bored and is looking for experiences to alleviate his boredom.
How can you know this for sure?
A bored guy would hit your inbox constantly but suddenly stop texting without explanation for some time only to pop up on your radar again. His time off might be because his attention is taken by something or someone else more interesting.
But if it was someone genuinely interested in you, he’ll explain that he cares about you and has to deal with some issues before texting you again.
So if you’re dealing with a bored guy, it’s best to not entertain him any longer. You deserve someone who thinks about you even when he’s busy and explains his appearances and absences to show you he wants you in his life.
5. He’s Lonely
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As humans, we’re social beings and therefore, need connection. So if a guy is lonely, he may text you constantly to feel connected and his days to feel meaningful. You can even become a kind of therapeutic outlet for them if he keeps sharing his personal problems with you.
The guy may exhibit some signs of boredom but for him, you might be more important than a mere contact when bored.
If you’re willing to keep the guy company as he deals with loneliness, go for it. But if you want more, you can either tell him or let go because dating a lonely guy rarely makes up a successful relationship.
6. He Looks Up to You
Not all guys who text you are interested in you romantically. Some have no such picture in their minds.
Sometimes, a guy texts you every day because he admires your skills at something. He thinks you’re interesting and would want to be close to you platonically.
So think about it; do you know him through mutual practices like a hobby or job? Do you mostly talk about a particular activity than your personal life? If your answers to these questions are ”Yes,” then he might just be your fan.
He might be interested in your personal life but if he mostly talks about work or some other mutual interest, it’s possible he just wants to share knowledge with you.
7. He Likes Your Conversations and Wants to Be Friends With You
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Perhaps you have strong friendship chemistry and you can never miss a topic to talk about. This may be the reason that guy texts you every day.
Many people have that someone of the opposite sex who they can talk about anything and everything. Yes, platonic friendships exist. While they are potential relationship starters, they don’t all birth romantic attraction.
So to know if a guy texts you every day because he simply enjoys your talks, watch out for these signs:
- He talks about his attraction to other women
- He talks about his unattractive aspects freely
- He speaks encouragingly about your love life, sometimes even giving dating advice.
- He doesn’t suggest going out with you.
This guy maybe just a good friend who likes texting you. Whatever the case, if you have feelings for him, you can tell him or enjoy the friendship as is.
8. He Wants Sex
One of the reasons he texts you every day is because he just wants sex. It may be something you don’t want to hear because you’re really into him but it’s a probable truth.
To know if the guy just wants sex, here are obvious signs to look out for:
- He talks more about how physically attractive you are than anything else.
- He wants to talk about your sex life a lot
- He sends flirty texts
- He never talks anything personal
Guys who want only sex are mostly into superficial talk leading to the bedroom. They may invite you on intimate dates to lure you into bed and nothing more.
9. He’s Keeping You Engaged as an Option
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Some guys keep you engaged with daily texts even though they’re not serious about getting into a relationship with you presently. This is especially the case if a guy texts you every day but has a girlfriend.
Commonly, such a guy is afraid of being alone and if his current relationship is shaky, he might keep texting you so you can stay attracted to him until he is open for a serious relationship.
Another instance a guy keeps texting you as an option is when he’s undecided about who he should get into a serious relationship with. Maybe there’s a bunch of girls he’s texting and isn’t sure who can make the best girlfriend. So he tries his best to play the part of an interested romantic — by texting daily.
One big sign to show you’re merely an option is if he never or rarely requests physical contact with you. After all, it’s only natural to think someone texting you a lot would like to meet you often as well.
10. He’s Interested but Scared of Commitment
Many guys are afraid of being tied down. They can text you, feeling the pleasure of connecting with you without the obligations of a serious relationship.
To him, you might be an important part of his life. Yet he doesn’t have to commit to you and lose his freedom, share his space, involve you in his personal matters, or feel pressured to be stable for a relationship.
So texting becomes his safety net. Perhaps you’re even his girlfriend according to his buddies.
A guy who’s afraid to commit can text you every day but avoid meeting you. He may show you he likes you a lot but never speaks of his exact intentions with you. It’s like holding onto a rope connecting you and him, but always from a distance.
11. He’s Gaming You to Boost His Ego
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In an effort to feel wanted and loved, humans can go to extreme extents. For the guy texting you every day, his reasons might be to fulfill his need to be wanted and loved.
Your replies fulfill his needs especially if you like him and in the slightest manner, tell him that you miss him. To stroke his ego even further, he might even brag to his friends about this girl who can’t get enough of him. I know, we’re weird humans.
To make matters worse, the guy texting you every day to boost his ego is probably not texting you alone. Often, such a type of guy has a couple of girls he texts often.
It’s tough to know he’s playing you if you’ve never seen his phone but you might know this if he shows most of these Clear Signs He’s A Player.
12. He’s Obsessed With You
One big reason why a guy texts you every day is that he is so infatuated by you he can’t help but reach out to you always. This is especially true if he texts every day even if you don’t text back.
The guy might be interested in friendship, a romantic relationship, or even sex. Whatever his reasons, if you frequently don’t text back, turned down his requests, or even told him not to text, you should be concerned by his unrelenting texting.
Even if you like him back, it’s best to cut your contact with him before it becomes a safety issue like him stalking you.
13. He Wants Your Friend
A guy may text you every day because he wants to befriend you before requesting to date your friend. In his mind, he’s thinking you’ll make the best cheerleader when he starts pursuing your friend.
So he might invest in thoughtful platonic texts every day only to make you like him before he focuses on his real target. Confirming this reason is pretty easy.
If the guy wants your friend, he’ll start asking about her quite a lot in your conversations. He might tell you to “Say hi” to her often and can even ask for her personal details.
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14. He Wants a Friendship to Blossom Into Romance
Many people follow the advice “The best way to have a successful relationship is by first, being friends”. For this reason, a guy may want to befriend you first before telling you his romantic intentions.
So he may text you every day, trying to sound like someone who platonically cares for you. But pay attention to see whether he shows these Subtle Signs He Likes You More Than A Friend.
Commonly, he’ll use beautiful pet names, get jealous when guys hit on you, and would always find friendly reasons, or rather excuses to text you often. If you get along great, it’s a good sign you’d be compatible partners.
Simplifying What It Means When A Guy Texts You Everyday
Let’s delve deeper into questions my clients ask about what it might mean when a guy texts every day.
What does it mean if he texts everyday?
The reasons why a guy texts you every day vary. He may text because he’s genuinely into you and wants a romantic relationship with you. It’s possible he wants a platonic relationship with you since he looks up to you, likes you as a friend, or even wants your friend. For superficial reasons, he may want you for sex, to boost his ego, or to kill boredom.
What does it mean when a guy texts you a lot?
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When a guy texts you a lot, it can mean he really likes you and wants to keep talking to you as much as possible. It can also be because he’s bored so he’s killing time. To know for sure, it’s best to look deeper into more reasons in this article and into how he’s texting.
Why does he text me everyday if he doesn’t want a relationship?
Some guys text everyday even when they don’t want a relationship mainly because they’re afraid of commitment. While he may like you, he chooses to stay connected with you until he’s ready to commit. However, he may also be not that into you as you think.
What does it mean if a guy texts you everyday but doesn’t ask you out?
If he texts you every day and doesn’t ask you on a date, it probably means he isn’t ready to be serious with you. He might be shy, a commitment-phobe, or already taken among other reasons we’ve explained above.
How do guys text when they like you?
When a guy likes you, here’s how he texts:
- He texts often
- He texts you first
- He tries to know a lot about you
- He replies quickly
- He texts you even when he’s busy
- He’ll try to make you laugh
- He prolongs conversations
- He hints hangouts
- He sends you random texts to show he’s thinking of you
- He calls you cute pet names
- He drunk texts you
- He sends you unique long texts
- He asks about your love life
How often should a guy text you in the beginning?
Around 3 times a day is mostly how much a guy will text if he likes you. But how much he texts isn’t a reliable way of knowing his feelings for you. A better way to assess this is the depth of your conversations and nature of communication according to his lifestyle.
How do I make him call me instead of texting?
If you want the guy you like to call you instead of texting every day, you can tell him you don’t enjoy texting as much or inform him you’d like to hear his voice more often. This can further let you know of his intentions for you.
How often should I text him?
If I receive a daily text message from a guy, how often can I reply to him? You can respond to a guy’s everyday texts as much as you like. Be yourself and text when you can explaining if you’re not much of a texter. If he’s meant for you, the guy would be okay with your texting habits.
As you can see, there are a couple of reasons why a guy can text you every day. To know what it means for your case, watch out for the signs we’ve talked about earlier.
If you like the guy, you can ask him about his intentions so you can be on the same page.
So, why do you think your guy texts you every day? Let’s talk in the comments!