What recipe will get his attention and make him think of you? Today, I'll tell you how to make a man miss you.

As a dating expert, my works have been published in Women's Health and Bustle. I can definitely guide you on how to make someone miss you. If you think the relationship has been a little bit 'too' comfortable lately, then these tips on how to make a man miss you will be helpful.

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20 Effective Ways How to Make A Man Miss You Badly

Your guy may be overwhelmed by your presence when you are too clingy. Don't you admit that it feels great when your man makes the first move? You don't need a relationship expert to tell you that a little distance will be good for your romantic relationship.

#1: Be yourself.

You have to be genuine when you are with your guy. Show him the real you. Be funny, quirky, and comfortable. He'll think about these little things when you're not together.

#2: Reduce the frequency of interactions.

I know it's hard to resist the urge to text him. You want to be in constant communication, especially when spending time apart. But if you wish to Mr. Right to miss you, you have to pull back. Avoid texting him for the smallest of things. Give him space so he can wonder if you are interested in him.

#3: Don't let him think he has you too soon.

Do not show him all your cards, especially on the first date. Share just enough information about you and have a little bit of mystery. This will make him want to know more about you and surely miss you more.

#4: Don't say "yes" to him every time.

Learn how to take things slow. You don't have to say 'yes' all the time, even if you're already in a romantic relationship. If he can gets everything he wants and there's no resistance, then there's no challenge. That can lead to a lack of excitement, or it might give him the idea that he does not need to exert extra effort for you.

#5: Let him take initiative.

As a man, we expect him to make the first move, and sometimes, that is fine. Be a fine woman and let him woo you. Let your guy give you the attention you need; if he doesn't, then make sure not to give in. Just wait.

#6: Make him earn you bit by bit.

Do not dole out all of yourself freely. You have to see that he is putting in the same emotional effort as you are. Let him know you little by little, which will make him want you more.

#7: Make the time you spend together amazing, so he wants you around more.

A guy will miss you if you give him a good impression and great company. Be fun and positive, and have an interesting conversation together. Do this, and he will hate that you both have to go separate ways, which means he'll look forward to seeing you again.

#8: Do not put all the cards on the table.

There's a right way of dealing with emotion and how to let your man know about it. Yes, you may be excited and like him, but remember, you must not show that all at once. Think of it as a mind game. The more you give, the more you might lose.

#9: Give him space to make him miss you.

Guys want their space, and it's a big thing for them. Do not be too clingy, as it might lead to a toxic relationship. This also shows them that you have a life outside of your relationship. You are an independent woman and have a life and friends, making you more attractive.

#10: Make your encounters surprising and fun.

Aren't surprises fun? You can never go wrong when you surprise a guy with a fun and romantic gesture. Text him and ask him to see a movie or have dinner with you just out of the blue. It will make him want to hang out with you more because he's having a good time.

#11: Cut down on the duration of the conversation.

Just imagine this: if you give someone their favorite food all the time, they will get tired of it quickly. The same thing goes for conversation. If you are talking too frequently or long, that won't leave him begging for more. Save some stories or topics for the next day; it gives him something to look forward to.

#12: Make him feel like he can't live without you.

Be thoughtful of his needs and anticipate them. You don't need to be a mother or a nanny to him, but make sure you remember at least one important thing for him. If you know, he always forgets to eat breakfast, then surprise him with a meal. That's one of the best ways how to make a man miss you.

#13: Avoid text bombing.

Text bombing can be pretty overwhelming. Instead of being excited to hear the message tone, he might put his phone on silent. Send texts that matter, and avoid texting nonsensical topics.

#14: Tell him the magic words: "Go Out & Have Fun."

It shows him that you're not putting a leash on a guy, which is a very good sign of a healthy relationship. It tells him that your world does not revolve around him and that you respect his space.

#15: Enjoy your time apart.

Don't be gloomy when you're not together. Go out there and spend time with your friends or just by yourself. Use the power of social media, and post a picture of you doing what you love. That will make him miss you and want to spend time with you.

#16: Give him what other women can't.

There are times when we want to make everything so perfect, that we forget to be ourselves. We see an almost perfect relationship and try to imitate what others are doing because we think it's the key. Break away from looking at other people and look at yourself. Ask what you can give your man that other women can't. It could be time and attention, cooking a good meal, or being thoughtful.

#17: Be the first to end the conversation.

It's better that you'll be the one to keep him hanging and wanting more. Be the one to send the last text so that you stay in control and won't wait for their reply.

#18: Nurture your own goals and passions.

Most guys like independent women. When he sees that you are your own boss and doing things to nurture your passion, it makes you more attractive. Your personality is interesting, and they would want to be part of your life.

#19: Establish open transparency from the beginning.

Nothing ruins a relationship more than lies and pretensions. If you lie about one little thing, it can lead to more. Establish expectations as well as how you are feeling towards him. Yes, a little mystery is good, but you must also clarify your intentions.

#20: Make a point of being happy without him and be memorable.

Have a night out with friends or family, and let him know that you have your own world and can be happy without him. Your life and happiness do not depend on a man. Show him who you are and post what he is missing on social media.

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Quotes About Missing Someone You Can Send To Him

Add some spark to your love life and send these quotes to him. They will surely put a smile on his face and make him think about you.

"I wish I have done everything on earth with you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

This quote expresses your emotion about being with him. He is your partner, and you want to share your life and memories with him. Nobody else you wanted to be by your side except him.

"Missing someone enlightens how the person means to you and broadens the feelings shared." - Unarine Ramaru

You'll never understand the importance of that person until you lose that someone. When you miss someone, you realize how much that person means to you and how much you love him.

"I miss you, and I want to be with you. It's as simple and as complicated as that." - Charles Bukowski

Love life is simple and yet complicated. When you get into a loving relationship, you feel not only love. There are a lot of emotions involved, both positive and negative. But one thing is for sure; you want to be with someone you love. Let him know and tell him directly that is one thing that you should not complicate.

"If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden." - Claudia Adrienne Grandi

I'm sure that this will put a smile on his face. Telling him that you always think about him will make him giddy. That means he is special, and you can't get him out of your mind.

 "You know someone is very special to you when days just don't seem right without them."- John Cena

He is already a part of your life, and your day doesn't feel complete when he's not around. That's a subtle way of saying, "you complete me," and it will surely melt his heart.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now you know how to make a man miss you. But I know that there are some questions boggling you. Let's get to them.

How do I know if my man misses me?

When he texts or calls you a lot, he misses you badly. He talks about you with friends and stalks your social media account. He'll do everything to keep the conversation with you going and will ask you out and meet.

Will he miss me if I leave him alone?

Yes, but do not mistake this for the silent treatment. Leaving him alone means you give him the space he needs. Part of it is not bombarding him with texts or demanding too much attention.

Is it true that absence makes the heart fonder?

Definitely! Long distance relationships are an example. Have you ever seen couples who meet after being separated for a while? The less time you are together will make him think about you more and wish you were with him.

When a man says he wants some space, does it mean you are growing apart?

Most of the time, it doesn't mean you're growing apart. You have to be clear about what he meant by 'space' because we all have our own perspective of space. But usually, they just need it to breathe. Take it as their alone time. Women need their "me" time and so do men.

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In Conclusion

If you want to feel wooed and wanted, follow the ways we provided on how to make a man miss you.

Spending time apart is as important as spending time together because this makes him miss and think about you.