Guys get worried when you don't text them back.

11 Guys Explain What They *Really* Think When You Don't Text Back

NGL, their reactions are surprising.

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I overthink everything, so when it comes to texting, you best believe I'm the absolute worst. If I'm texting with you, I expect to be answered in a timely manner, and if you’re wondering what he thinks when you ignore him, I can assure you that — as a guy — it’s nothing good. Of course, I never take into account what the other person may be doing, if their hectic schedule prevents them from checking their phone, or if they're just ignoring my texts. But my phone seems to be glued to my side at all times, so when you don't respond to my text right away, I tend to bug out.

I just don't understand how someone can brush over a message. I could be parachuting out of a airplane, and if I felt my phone buzz (because, you know, I have excellent service in the sky), you can bet I'm going to check it and respond. And believe me, there are guys around the world who share similar feelings when it comes to a girl ignoring their text messages. While I can’t speak for all guys when I say what he thinks when you don't text him back, I can say that these 11 guys have pretty surprising responses to their texts getting left on read.

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He thinks you're ignoring his text to spite him:

He thinks you actually hate him:

He thinks something probably came up:

He thinks it's just part of being an adult:

He thinks you're just not that interested:

He thinks it depends on what your relationship is like:

He thinks it's OK for your thoughts to vary:

He thinks a follow-up text isn't a bad idea:

He thinks you shouldn't get too hung up on it:

He thinks you should move on:

He thinks he's way too old to play games:

Clearly, most guys freak out when you don't answer their text, so I'm in good company here. Your takeaway from all this? Don't leave a guy hangin'... text him back!