Fantasizing about a partner is completely normal.
But what happens after a breakup?
Turns out if you’ve been wondering whether your ex-boyfriend is still fantasizing about you, there are 13 undeniable signs he is!
13 signs your ex-boyfriend is fantasizing about you
1) They still talk to you a lot
The first sign your ex is still fantasizing about you is when, even though you’re not in a relationship, your ex-boyfriend is still talking to you a lot.
This could mean he’s still trying to get you back, or it could mean he just misses you and wants to keep in touch with you.
Either way, if your ex-boyfriend is talking to you a lot and not trying to avoid you, that’s a clear sign he’s still fantasizing about you.
He might be sending you texts or messages, or he might be calling you on the phone.
You see, even though your ex may have stopped seeing you, he still loves and respects you (and is probably thinking about you a lot).
He’s just using this time to process all of his feelings and to get back into touch with some of his old memories.
2) They bring up past memories
If your ex-boyfriend is fantasizing about you, they’re usually referencing memories of when you were together.
They might mention the good times or the bad times, but they always seem to bring up the relationship in a way that makes it seem like it still has a lot of potential (at least physically).
They might also mention how you make them feel and if they can’t get you out of their head.
This is a clear sign that they still think about you and fantasize about you regularly.
3) Bring out his inner hero
The next sign your ex is still fantasizing about you is when you bring out his inner hero.
You see, when you notice the signs of his inner-hero coming out, it means you are still stirring something deep inside of him.
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4) The text you at random times at night
There are moments in your life when you might get a text from your ex-boyfriend at random.
This is a clear sign that he is still fantasizing about you.
For example, maybe he texted you at 2 a.m.
Think about it: what could he possibly be doing at this time?
Or maybe he sent you a text that was completely unexpected and you couldn’t have imagined what it would say.
Regardless of the context, always be suspicious of text messages that come at random times.
The only other reason for these random texts is that he is desperate, lonely, and heartbroken.
But there’s always a chance that he’s just trying to get your attention again because he’s still fantasizing about you.
5) They have a flirty undertone
If your ex-boyfriend always seems to be flirting with you, it’s natural to feel like your ex-boyfriend is still fantasizing about you.
He may be using a flirty undertone in his words to make you feel special, but that doesn’t mean he’s still interested in you.
Remember, fantasizing about someone doesn’t mean they’re actually interested in you.
In fact, many people fantasize about partners for other reasons – like entertainment or because they’re bored.
So if your ex-boyfriend is still fantasizing about you, it doesn’t have to mean that he wants to get back together with you.
He might just be trying to get a reaction out of you.
If he is flirting with you, he might just be seeing how you react to the attention and how you respond to his flirty words.
People fantasize about exes for many reasons, so don’t assume that your ex-boyfriend is planning to win you back just because they’re using a flirty undertone in their words.
6) His pupils still dilate when he talks to you
This is a sign that he still has strong feelings for you.
It’s natural for people to dilate their pupils when they’re interested in someone or fantasizing about them.
If your ex-boyfriend still has strong feelings for you, his pupils will dilate when he talks to you.
But this doesn’t mean that your ex-boyfriend wants to get back together with you.
This is just a sign that he still has strong feelings for you and that he is attracted to you.
He might be trying to distance himself from you in order to clear his head, but it’s clear he still fantasizes about you.
He might not be as interested in dating or spending time with other people because he’s not over you, and it’s clear he still misses you.
You see, he might be looking for ways to make up for what he did wrong during the break-up, but it’s hard to tell, he might also just be interested in the physical.
He might be fantasizing about your body all the time, but it’s not something you should worry about.
All of these clues point to the fact that your ex-boyfriend is still thinking about you!
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7) You catch him checking you out
The most common sign that your ex is fantasizing about you is if he’s checking you out on social media a lot.
He might be looking at your pictures, posts, or even commenting on things.
If your ex is still fantasizing about you, it’s probably because he feels like he still has a connection to you.
The thing is, if your ex is still fantasizing about you, it might be because he’s still in love with you and doesn’t feel like he can move on.
But, to be honest, another reason your ex is still fantasizing about you, might be because you’re still a hot topic in his mind.
Fantasizing about someone who has recently ended a relationship is common among those who have been through a break-up.
If your ex is still fantasizing about you, it might be because he doesn’t know how to let go of the past.
More often than not, ex-partners continue to fantasize about you after a breakup because they are struggling with the idea of moving on and letting go of the past.
If your ex is still fantasizing about you, it might be because he needs some time to process all of this.
8) He says he had a dream about you
A hallmark sign that someone is fantasizing about you is when they tell you that they had a dream about you.
You see, dreams give an interesting insight into a person’s subconscious.
Dreams are a powerful way to get an inside view of someone’s thoughts and feelings.
They can also help you understand what the person is trying to communicate.
Dreams have been used by people for centuries as a form of communication, whether it be with other people or animals, or with gods or goddesses.
You see, your ex may be fantasizing about you more now that he’s not in a relationship anymore.
He may be thinking about what it would be like to spend time with you, what your skin feels like, or how he could touch you.
9) You still feel the chemistry
Another sign your ex is still interested in you is if you still feel the chemistry between you two.
You see, chemistry is a powerful thing.
It can make people do things they never thought they would do.
Chemistry is also a powerful tool that can be used to manipulate people into doing what you want.
Now, if your ex is still fantasizing about you, it’s possible he doesn’t want to let go of the past relationship because he still feels the chemistry between you two.
He may be thinking about how fun it was to spend time with you and how amazing it felt when he was around you.
He might even think about how much he misses being around you and how much he misses your companionship.
If your ex-boyfriend is still fantasizing about you, it might be worth considering whether or not he’s ready to move on.
10) He shows off in front of you
If your ex-boyfriend fantasizes about you, he’s likely showing off in front of you whenever you meet.
He may be wearing tight clothing or flexing in public, and he may be looking for ways to make contact with you.
When you see your ex-boyfriend showing off in front of you, it might be because he’s feeling insecure about his new life.
He may be worried that you won’t find him attractive anymore and he might be trying to prove to himself that he’s still good-looking.
You see, when someone ended a relationship, they tend to put their best foot forward.
They want to appear as attractive as possible in order to attract the other person.
So, if your ex is constantly trying to impress you, chances are good he is still fantasizing about you.
11) He is still trying to get close to you
After a break-up, it’s natural for your ex to want to distance himself from you.
However, if your ex is fantasizing about you, he will continue to try to get close to you.
He might try to make plans with you, he may try to have conversations with you, or he may even try to kiss you.
Now, if your ex is trying to get close to you after the breakup, it might be because he’s still holding onto hope that the relationship can be salvaged (or at least the physical aspect of it).
He may be thinking about how amazing it felt when you were together and he might be hoping that things can go back to the way they were before.
If your ex is trying to get close to you after the breakup, it’s time for an honest conversation.
You need to let him know that there isn’t going to be a reconciliation and that the relationship has ended (unless you are open to a relationship, of course).
12) He casually mentions you to other people
The next sign that your ex is still fantasizing about you is when he casually mentions you to other people.
You see, usually, exes are not really part of general conversation, unless you still think about them, of course.
Generally speaking, most people avoid thinking too much about exes.
They’re just kind of “there.”
But when someone is fantasizing about you, this changes.
This one is hard to tell, though, unless you have mutual friends you will let you know.
13) When you meet, he looks you deep in the eyes
The next sign that your ex is still fantasizing about you is when he looks you deep in the eyes.
Usually, when people see each other after a break-up, they avoid eye contact and try to act as if they don’t know each other.
They don’t want to appear too friendly or too distant.
However, if your ex is still fantasizing about you, he will meet your gaze and hold it for at least a few seconds.
He will want to make sure that you notice him looking at you (and of course, if he’s fantasizing about you, this is probably something that happens fairly often).
He will want to see your reaction, too.
This is a pretty good sign that your ex is still fantasizing about you.
What should you do now?
Well, if your ex is still fantasizing about you, it’s really up to you to decide what will happen next.
Do you want to go along with his fantasies?
There is a chance you might want to engage with it but you aren’t sure how to go about it.
I touched on the hero instinct earlier – it’s the perfect remedy for the situation you’re facing.
Because once a man’s hero instinct is triggered, he’ll only have eyes for you. You’ll reach a part of him that no woman has ever managed to reach before.
And in return, he’ll be compelled to commit to you and love you like he’s never loved another woman.
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