Blocking people on social media is one of the easiest things to do and it only takes a few clicks. However, it’s a powerful statement and it elicits strong emotions from both parties involved. When you get blocked by a guy, you may wonder why that happened.
Unless you can or are willing to find another way to contact him and ask him directly, you’ll never know for certain. There are many different reasons why people choose to use the block button and today we will explore a few of the most common ones to help you make sense of it.
Based on your history with the guy who blocked you, you might be able to narrow it down to a particular reason and have a better understanding. Without further ado, here are 5 reasons why a guy would block you.
5 Reasons why a guy would block you:
1. He is too into you, but can’t have you:
It may seem odd to you, but you’d be surprised how often this happens. Think about it, if he doesn’t have a shot with you or is in a relationship and he feels tempted to pursue you, it’s easy to see why he would block you. He liked you too much, but he can’t or won’t be able to act on that.
If he doesn’t feel like he can be your friend, blocking you will help him get over his feelings for you. Right now, seeing all your social media posts is not healthy for him and it triggers emotions that are difficult to deal with. So, out of sight, out of mind.
2. He wants you out of his life:
This is the most common reason we use the block button. When we don’t want to hear about someone or see their face on our feed, blocking them is the easiest way to do that. We spend a lot of our time online on social media platforms, so if he doesn’t want anything to do with you, he will block you.
Whether that’s because you don’t get along or because he’s a jerk who got what he wanted out of you. In the end, his reason shouldn’t matter. We say, good riddance. The people who want you in their life for the right reasons are the only ones that should matter to you.
3. Your posts offend him:
Some people are very sensitive, guys are not the exception. If your values and beliefs don’t align, it’s possible that your posts either offend him or annoy him. Especially, if you have strong opinions and you’re not open to debate so you can be very difficult to talk to about certain topics.
It’s also possible that you directly offended the guy. If your sense of humor is often misinterpreted or you tend to take it too far, this could be the reason why he blocked you. Maybe you said the wrong thing at the wrong time and he just didn’t want to know more about you. Hey, it happens! Grow and learn.
4. His girlfriend doesn’t like you:
Let’s say you met a guy and you really hit it off as friends. You could share deep conversations and had a lot in common, but he suddenly blocked you.
Well, if he has a girlfriend, that could be the reason why. Some girls are insecure and if they feel that their relationship is threatened by your presence in their couple’s life, then they will ask their boyfriends to have boundaries.
Sometimes, those boundaries are taken to the extreme. It sucks to lose a good friendship because of someone else’s insecurities or over a misunderstanding. But at that point, there’s not much you can do. Though it’s rare to find good guy friends, you will find one again.
5. He wants to prove a point:
If you had a big fight with a guy or if he feels like he’s lost some control, he could block you to either prove a point or try to gain back some of that control. In other words, he might be using the block button to manipulate you into doing something or changing your opinion about something.
Additionally, he could be blocking you to get your attention and give his ego a boost at the same time. He could be hoping to make you desperate and see what you’d do to try and get in touch. If you suspect this is what could be going on, we suggest you don’t play along.
This is a very petty, unhealthy thing to do and it will quickly become a cycle. So if you think he’s trying to keep walking out of your life and coming back whenever he pleases then maybe you should close that door on him once and for all. you should let it backfire on him.
As you can see, there are many different reasons why a guy would block you. Some of them make sense and others might seem odd at first.
We suggest you assess the situation and think about the kind of relationship you had with this guy. This will help you make sense of it, process it, and let it go.