You’re interested. You give him your number, and then nothing happens. Crickets.
The fact of the matter is that there are quite a few reasons as to why he hasn’t texted you yet. For example, he could just be really busy with his life at the time.
There are quite a few more reasons as to why he hasn’t texted you, and we’re going to talk about all of the juicy details in this article.
What Does It Mean When A Guy Doesn’t Text You?
There are a lot of reasons as to why a guy doesn’t text you, but it’s most important to know that’s there’s something going on with him, and not you. In other words, it’s not your fault.
So if you give a guy your number, the ball is officially in his court. Don’t get too worried about the fact that he hasn’t texted you.
Here are some of the most popular reasons as to why he hasn’t blown up your phone, yet.
1) He’s Nervous About Texting You
Despite the fact that you went out on a limb and gave the guy your number, he still might be nervous about sending the first text to you.
Sometimes it will take some time for the man to muster up enough courage and initiate the conversation, so that is something that you need to keep in mind.
The more he likes you, the more nervous he’s going to be about sending you the perfect text.
2) He Hasn’t Gotten Around To It Yet
Has it only been a day or two since you gave the guy your number? If so, then you definitely need to give the guy some more time to text back.
This is one of the most straightforward reasons as to why he hasn’t texted you. You have to also understand that everyone has their own reasoning and timelines when it comes to texting someone. For him, he might just have not gotten around to it yet.
While it might sound like you’re not a big priority (at least yet), you have to understand that he might have other things going on in his life.
Let’s talk more about that next.
3) He Is A Busy Guy And Has A Lot Going On
Sometimes you need to give the guy the benefit of the doubt for not texting you, as he just might have a lot going on in his life right now.
To further compliment this reason, you might have given him your phone number at a time in his life when he was super busy.
To take it a step further, he might be going on vacation or maybe he had other plans that occupy his time and you didn’t know about them.
Maybe he wanted to take care of a few things before initiating contact with you. In fact, that would be better than just sending one text and not being able to respond for a while (where it feels like he ghosted you).
Lastly, you need to keep in mind that guys aren’t usually as chatty as women when it comes to texting. This is why guys send a lot of one-word text responses.
Related: How To Respond To A Guy’s One Word Text.
So if a few days have gone by and you still haven’t heard from him yet, keep giving him some time. If a few weeks have passed and you still haven’t heard from him, then you know that something is up (on his side).
4) He Is Being Cool When It Comes To Handling Things
The guy might not even be busy, so there is always the option that he is playing it cool and acting like he’s got a lot of things going on for him.
If this was his plan, it’s certainly working.
On the other hand, it’s going to be pretty annoying knowing that the guy is into playing mind games before you even get to initiate the texting process.
While you’ll never be able to know if this was his plan from the start, this type of activity can certainly be a red flag. Unless, of course, you’re into guys playing mind games with you.
5) He Added The Wrong Number In His Phone
The reason he hasn’t texted you yet might be because he added the wrong number into his phone. He might have been trying to text you all along.
We all mistakes, and some thumbs tend to be thicker than others. So keep in mind that he might have been trying to text you, only to realize he was texting the wrong person.
If this was the case, then I hope that you at least exchanged names so that you could also find each other on social media.
I also understand that this scenario is probably the least likely to happen, but it is certainly a possibility. After all, have you ever called or texted the wrong person before by improperly adding/dialing a number? I certainly have.
6) He’s Just Not Interested
So you gave him your number and he hasn’t texted you, then there are also some chances that he just doesn’t like you or isn’t interested in you for some reason.
It’s an odd thing too, because if a guy wasn’t interested then he most likely wouldn’t have agreed to get your number in the first place, right? Not necessarily, and here are a few reasons why:
- He didn’t want to reject you in person.
- He hoped that not texting you was the best form of rejection.
- There’s no effort on his part to not text you (typical guy, right).
He might also have a girlfriend but didn’t want to come off as strong and reject you, just in case he thought there was room for both of you to be good friends.
So if a good amount of time has already passed ever since you gave the guy your number, like a few weeks, then the chances are much higher that he just isn’t interested. At that point, it’s safe to say that he’s not interested and you can safely move on.
How Long Should You Wait After You Give A Guy Your Number? Final Words
Given the fact that you gave him your number and the ball is in his court, I would give him anywhere from 3-7 days to get back to you.
I can totally understand that you’d want him to text you as quickly as possible, but you just never know what else he has going on in his life.
If the roles were reversed and the guy gave you his number, it’s recommended that you text him as soon as you have available time.
It might seem desperate or even counterintuitive, but at least you won’t have to be playing mind games with him. That’s talked about more in the article down below.
Related: How Long Should You Wait To Text A Guy?
Either way, as more time passes by and he still doesn’t text you, from there on out it’s a good idea to assume that he just isn’t all that interested in you.
But hey, that’s his loss, and there is still plenty of other fish in the sea.