These signs he is trying to make you jealous helped me understand the strange way guys can act.
Guys tend to play a lot of games with us, which often leaves us confused.
Why would a guy want to make you jealous? He could be testing you to see your reaction and how you handle jealousy.
Another possible explanation is that he’s just insecure and wants to get your attention.
He could also simply be bored, so he creates drama to make things more interesting.
It could even be true that he’s showing you that he’s a catch and wants you to feel lucky that you’re with him.
Those are the four possible explanations of why a guy would make you jealous, and here are all the signs he’s trying to do so:
1. He flirts with other women in front of you
This is a tricky one because he could just be talking to other women without the intention to flirt.
Either way, when you confront him about it, he will deny that he’s been flirting.
So, how can you know for sure whether he is trying to make you jealous?
Does he use sweet talk, whisper, or use his soft voice when he talks to other girls in front of you? If so, he is definitely flirting with them.
Is he, instead, speaking normally? If so, he is probably just talking to them, and there’s no need to worry about it.
2. He talks about his ex-girlfriends
Does he often talk about his ex-girlfriends and tell you how amazing they were?
This could mean that he hasn’t truly moved on from one or more of his past relationships and still has feelings for his ex or exes.
On the other hand, if you think that he has moved on, he might be using this topic just so you can get to learn more about him.
Maybe he’s trying to make you a little jealous, but he could just be an honest person who doesn’t want to hide his past.
3. He talk to you about other attractive girls
If he occasionally talks to you about other attractive girls, he probably wants to see your reaction. He wants to make you jealous to see how you handle it.
However, if he constantly talks about how some other woman is attractive and has fantasies about her, he’s not into you.
In that case, he has no reason to try to make you jealous, and he is just more interested in some other girl.
4. There’s a rumor that he’s into another girl
You can’t always trust rumors, so it’s best to talk to him about it and find out what’s going on.
He should be aware that these rumors can have consequences.
If he started that rumor to try to make you jealous, you could lose interest in him, and he should know that.
The rumor could also be true, and in that case, you should definitely give up on him.
5. He posts pictures with other girls on social media
Maybe he has been hanging out with other girls and posts pictures with them on social media.
He is probably doing this only to make it seem like his life is more interesting than it really is. However, he could be doing it to make you jealous.
If he often posts pictures with one particular girl, you should find out what their relationship is.
Maybe she is just a friend, but you should let him know if it bothers you.
6. He gets your hopes up but disappoints you
Maybe he invites you to some party and gets you excited about it. However, once the day of the party finally comes, he cancels on you at the last minute.
Doing things like this could mean that he is trying to make you jealous, but there are other explanations.
He is putting the effort and time in to get your hopes up and get you excited, and it’s not okay that he constantly lets you down.
You shouldn’t keep letting him do that.
7. He tries to make you think that he is popular
If he is pretending to be popular, it’s definitely an attempt to make you jealous.
He could do this by pretending to be busy while talking on the phone when he’s actually talking to his mother.
Maybe he gets a lot of followers and likes on social media, but he actually pays for them.
He could also pretend that he often hangs out with a lot of people when he’s actually playing a game alone at home.
8. He asks you questions about other women
Some questions are there just to make you jealous. Maybe he asks you whether it is okay with you if he studies with some girl at her place.
Or he could ask you for your opinion about going out with some other girl.
The way he asks these questions will help you realize whether he’s only trying to make you jealous or worries that you will be.
9. He is nicer to other girls than he is to you
Maybe he is even rude to you but acts nice in front of other women. Of course, he could be just teasing you, but it’s still not okay.
If he seems like he is faking that niceness with other girls, he could be doing it to make you jealous.
Maybe he is often mean and rude to you, and in that case, you should walk away from him.
10. He will do anything to get your attention
If he acts weird, annoys you, and is always around you, he will do anything to get your attention.
Of course, that includes making you jealous. He is most likely feeling somewhat insecure and lonely.
All he wants is for you to give him all of your attention, and when he can’t get it in any other way, he makes you jealous.
You should reassure him that you like him and that he doesn’t need to make you jealous to get your attention.