”He still loves his ex but likes me.”
It can be confusing and frustrating if you’re in a relationship with a man who still loves his ex but also likes you.
You may wonder what it means and whether or not things can work out between the two of you.
No one likes playing second fiddle.
Well, I don’t.
If you are still in love with your ex, sort your issues out before coming to me.
I don’t want a confused man in this already confusing world.
I know it’s easier said than done, especially if a guy is your kind of guy.
So, let’s get right into what it means if a man still loves his ex but likes you and some tips on how to deal with the situation.
”He Still Loves His Ex but Likes Me”: What It Means
1. He likes both of you for different reasons
If a man likes you but still loves his ex, he might be attracted to you but still hung up on his ex.
He might also like both of you for different reasons.
He might like your sense of humor, intelligence, confidence, smile, ambition, and ability to be yourself.
He might like her because she’s outgoing, spontaneous, and fun.
Sometimes, a man’s affection can be torn between two women who offer different things.
2. He might be using you to get over her
If a man is in love with his ex but likes you, he might be using you to get over her.
He might be trying to forget about her by immersing himself in your life and attention.
Although it may feel flattering to be someone’s rebound, it’s not a good position to be in because you’re not getting the man’s full attention.
He’s still thinking about his ex and comparing you to her.
And this is not a good foundation for a lasting relationship.
If you want something more than a rebound, you need to ensure that he’s over his ex first.
3. He just wants fun but doesn’t want to deal with real emotions
If a man likes you but still loves his ex, he might just want fun.
He might not want to deal with real emotions and commitment.
He might be afraid of getting hurt again or just enjoy playing the field.
Whatever the reason, if he’s not ready for a real relationship.
4. He is not over her yet
The most likely reason a man would be in love with his ex but like you, is because he’s not over her yet.
He might still have feelings for her and hope that things will work out between them.
In this case, you need to give him time to sort out his feelings.
And if you like him, you have to be patient and understanding.
Because he needs time to heal and get over her.
5. It’s a simple case of old habits die hard
In some cases, a man might like you but still love his ex because old habits die hard.
He’s used to being in a relationship with her, and he’s comfortable with it.
And even though he might be attracted to you and enjoy your company, he’s not ready to let go of the past yet.
These are just some of the possible reasons a man would be in love with his ex but like you.
He Still Loves His Ex but Likes Me: More Tips on How to Deal With the Situation
1. Communicate with him and figure out what he wants
If he still loves his ex but likes you, communicate with him and figure out what he wants.
It’s important to communicate with him so that you can find out what his intentions are.
If he just wants to be friends, he should let you know.
He should tell you if he just wants a rebound relationship with you.
If he’s not over his ex, he should be upfront about it.
However, if he wants to pursue a relationship with you, he should be clear.
Just find out what he wants and communicate with him so that you’re on the same page.
Don’t make any assumptions or jump to conclusions.
This way, there won’t be any misunderstandings down the road.
2. Explain how it makes you feel
Let him know his love for his ex makes you feel and what your expectations are.
If he’s serious about pursuing a relationship with you, he will be honest with you and make adjustments where necessary.
3. Give him time to sort out his feelings and make a decision
If he still loves his ex but likes you, give him time to sort out his feelings and make a decision.
Don’t try to force anything on him or push him.
Just let him be and give him the space he needs to figure things out.
If he’s meant to be with you, he will come around in time.
4. Don’t be afraid to walk away if he can’t give you what you want
If he’s not ready to let go of his ex, don’t be afraid to walk away.
You deserve someone who is fully invested in you and ready to give you their undivided attention.
So if he can’t give you that, it’s time to move on.
5. Give an ultimatum
In some cases, you might need to give him an ultimatum to get what you want.
If he’s not ready to let go of his ex and is unwilling to make things work with you, you might need to give him an ultimatum.
Tell him that he needs to choose between you and his ex.
And if he can’t make a decision, you’ll have to make one for him.
6. Focus on your own life and happiness
In the meantime, focus on your own life and happiness.
Don’t wait around for him to make a decision.
Just live your life and be happy.
And if he’s meant to be in your life, things will work out in the end.
But don’t put your life on hold just for him.
Meet new people, go on dates, enjoy your hobbies and pursue your passion.
You deserve to be in a relationship with someone who loves you and is over his ex.
Don’t play second fiddle to anyone.
You’re a queen.