These Are The Real Reasons Guys Jump Ship When Everything Seems Perfect

by Alexa Mellardo

Sometimes, the magical feeling of being on cloud nine is not all it's cracked up to be.

Many of us have been there and done that. We know that when something seems too good to be true, it very well may be.

Exhibit A: You've met an incredible guy, and you can't help but put on a low-key ridiculous smile whenever he texts.

He makes you feel like you're his number one babe. You've put all your eggs in one basket because he's fooled you into believing he's the real deal.


Your man seems to have an awesome time when you're together, and you're always laughing about the cutest inside jokes. He talks about future plans, and you can't help but look forward to them with excitement.

Things are going so damn smooth. But then, one day… BAM.

It hits you out of nowhere. It doesn't matter whether he decides to ghost you or has the decency to own up to the fact that he wants to end things; it still hurts like a bitch.

These are the real reasons guys opt out when things seem perfect, depending on how far along you are in your relationship:

1. He's been taste testing the entire time.

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It's time to face the cold, hard facts: You're the flavor of the week. Your guy has been talking to several girls to see which one he likes best.

He believes he can pick and choose, even if he's been making each girl feel like she's the only one in his eyes.

2. He thinks you're taking things way too seriously, way too soon.

This scares him if he doesn't want to get tied down. He'll slowly start to back away, if not remove himself from the equation as quickly as possible.

3. He's not the type to commit.

If he alluded you to believe he was the kind of guy who's interested in a relationship, that's totally cruel.

No ifs, ands or buts about it: He's just an asshole.

4. He's immature AF.

In this case, he did you a massive favor: He's in desperate need of some time to grow the heck up.

And when it comes down to it, do you really want an immature boy? Wouldn't you rather have a confident man?

Immaturity is super unattractive, no matter the age.

5. Something you did turned him off.

We all have our turn offs and major pet peeves, so you can't really fault him for having some of his own.

6. He's on the rebound.

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Even though it's a blow to your ego, you should have known better than to have gotten involved with a guy on the rebound.

If it was another time or place, things might have turned out more favorably.

7. He thinks you're a clinger.

Nothing about a clinger is attractive. He may have been blindsided at first and didn't notice.

Once he does, he will dump a stage-five in a heartbeat.

8. He doesn't think there's enough outside attraction to make a lasting connection.

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You may be more attracted to a guy than he is to you, or vice versa.

It is what it is.

9. He got bored.

If he's one to get bored easily, odds are, he'll get bored with the next chick in line too.

10. He strung you along before he found another option.

You deserve to be his number one choice, not an option.

No matter what his reasoning might be, you're probably left questioning, "WTF even went wrong?"

Your beautiful fairytale turned out to be a mirage, and you feel like your entire world is crumbling beneath you.

In most cases, you feel clueless and hopeless. There's nothing you can do about it except move on.

If things weren't meant to be, something else will.