How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You

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That guy who ghosted you? It’s time for PAYBACK! But payback in the best form – not through revenge, but instead through regret. So here’s how to make a guy regret ghosting you. The goal? To be able to move on with your head held high and your confidence still in tact. Sounds good? Alright then, let’s start from the top.

How To Deal With Ghosting

First up, before we explore how to make a guy regret ghosting you, there’s a few recommended reads you might like to have a look at before. 

Uh huh, unfortunately ghosting is a pretty hot topic here at Forgetting Fairytales.

Why? Because it’s such a common thing. In fact, surveys show that “Nearly 80% of Millennial Singles Have Been Victims of ‘Ghosting’!

This means, however, you’re not alone and we have got you covered. So before reading any further, you may like to take a look at:

  1. How To Deal With Being Ghosted
  2. How To Respond To Ghosting (What To Reply)
  3. How To Gain Closure After Being Ghosted

We’ve also got this one, which looks specifically at what to do if you’re ghosted before a first date (wimps!) You can find all ghosting articles here. I hope that helps as a starting point.

Why He Ghosted You

What next? Well, if you’re still wondering why he’s ghosted you – it’s important to determine that, whatever the reason- IT’S NOT ON YOU. 

I mean, let’s say – worse case scenario – you messed up, made a mistake, had an argument with him, came on too strong, or didn’t seem interested enough… Whatever it is, does it justify ghosting? Well no, not really.

Ghosting is a weak mans way out. But it’s 100% on him, not you.

He didn’t need to ghost you. If he really wanted to reject you, was no longer feeling it or couldn’t deal with whatever it was, there were other ways to go about it. I mean…

Ghosting is basically rejection without the closure. It is the ending of all communication and contact with another person without any apparent warning or justification and then (to make matters worse) subsequently ignoring any attempts that a person makes to get in touch or reach out.
– Forgetting Fairytales

It’s harsh. A little cruel in fact. And it’s just not needed. The guy could have at least said some final words before deciding to cut you out.

You deserve that much, right? Right. So what do you do?

How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You

Before we get into it, there’s a couple of “rules” when it comes to how to make a guy regret ghosting you.

1) Don’t Be Driven By The Wrong Emotions

If you’re going to do this, if you’re going to make a guy regret ghosting you and keep your sanity in the process, you have to do it for the right reasons. Have you heard the saying?

  • “You can’t have a sweet life if you’re bitter.”

There’s also another. This one is actually from Buddha:

  • “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Powerful huh? But take it in, acknowledge it and believe it. Because if you go on this mission to make a guy regret ghosting you and it’s fuelled by hurt, anger and pain, it’s only going to stir up more of those emotions for you AND is actually less likely to work anyway. 

So feel the emotions that this experience stirred up, release them properly, then move forward with the kind of “I’m not going to let him beat me” determined attitude and the outlook of, “I’m going to show him exactly what I’m made of!”

Recommended Read: How To Properly Feel Your Emotions
Recommended Read: How To Stop Repressing Your Emotions

How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You

2) Don’t Let It Take Over

This guy took away your power the moment he suddenly cut you off. So please, oh please, don’t give him more power by letting this consume you.

See, when it comes to how to make a guy regret ghosting you – it has to be done on the side, it can’t be your full focus.

So if you notice an imbalance, take a step back, have a breather and resume your mission once you feel better.

Surround yourself with your friends, you family, people who make you feel good and remind you of how wonderful and valued you are!

Are we in agreement? Does that sound fair? Okay good. Then let’s move onto the nitty gritty…

How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You

Here’s how to make a guy regret ghosting you in 7 key steps. This is the process you want to follow my friends.

1) Block Him Out

The first step to make a guy regret ghosting you is to block him out. This means:

  1. If he tries to pop back up “the ghoster returns” – unless it’s with a genuine heartfelt apology (highly unlikely) – you shouldn’t reply. It’s not about stooping to his level but instead, it’s about having the respect to know what you do and don’t deserve, and not just letting him straight back in.
  2. You also certainly shouldn’t reach out to him again. He knows where you are, if he wants to, he will. So don’t chase him. That’s a big one. You’re better than that.
  3. You may also want to unfollow him on social media. He cut you out of his life so why would you want to see his? (You should especially look to do this if he’s ghosted you and is now orbiting you too!)

If you do go for this last one, you’re likely to find, he’ll still follow you, or if he doesn’t he’ll still check in on you anyway. Curiosity will get the better of him in most cases. 

So yes he may retaliate from the ego knock by unfollowing you in return, but this will probably get under his skin more than you realise and so you’re likely to find he does still check back for a little “online stalking” every now and then…

This is good though. This is what you want if you’re going to make him regret ghosting you.

2) Don’t React

If he does come back, and he doesn’t get your attention, he may start to go to more of an effort to. 

So maybe he’s first to view your stories on social media, or he’s liking your pictures, or leaving reactions. When he does this – he’ll expect you to message, he’ll expect you to say something – but again, don’t. Let him simmer.

If it ever does happen that your paths cross, you have a conversation, or – for whatever reason – feel obliged to reply to something or another, then don’t, and I repeat, DON’T bring up the fact he ghosted you. 

Also don’t bring up much about your relationship at all. Be perfectly pleasant, but come across as unaffected. This my friend is key. Even if there’s an element of “fake it til you make it.” 

He’ll want you to react or reminisce, he’ll want to see that you miss him, that you still care. And as soon as you don’t – it will make him question himself, question the way he treated you and in turn, regret ghosting you.

You’ve not got angry, you’ve not lashed out, you’ve been the bigger person and that creates self-reflection on his side. Whether he’s a “good person” or not, it will get him thinking – which is what you want. 

What to do when the ghoster returns

3) Keep Building Yourself Back Up

Happiness is the best revenge. Truly it is. But as part of that, in order to be genuinely happy, you have to be truly happy in yourself and who you are. You can’t let these negative experiences taint you.

So put more time into getting to know yourself again, set your dating and relationship standards, do what you can to give yourself little confidence boosts.

Ultimately you want to know who you are, what you want and what’s important to you – then never settle on these things or tolerate less than you deserve.

When you do date – qualify your dates better, make sure they’re on the same page as you so (right from the start!) so that you begin to have more good experiences than bad.

Recommended Read: 10 Qualifying Questions To Ask When Dating

Also make sure that you’re not relying on your dates to validate your worth. Try to get to the point where you feel good in yourself, no matter what your relationship status.

Because GENUINE happiness – that’s what comes across and that’s the kind of person this guy will regret letting go.

Recommended Read: What To Do If You Hate Being Single
Recommended Read: How To Create a Happiness Plan

4) Don’t Try Too Hard

The biggest mistake you can make when trying to make a guy regret ghosting you, is trying too hard. This could mean that you:

  • Are constantly sharing on socials about how happy you are – but in a disingenuous way.
  • Are clearly posting content to try to make him jealous – like, week after week, a new mysterious man? Come on!
  • Or maybe you’re even throwing out some quotes as digs. Totally not subtle, although I feel you, you’re hurting.

The thing is, all of this? It’s not going to make him regret it. It’s just going to show him how much it’s getting to you and that HE still has the power because you’re clearly trying to get to him. (Which will only backfire and not work anyway!)

Instead, leave a little mystery. Don’t share your entire life on socials, just share the things that you want to look back on and smile about, or the selfies that make you feel strong and confident in yourself.

Don’t craft anything around him – post it solely for you because this will then more likely create the more desired effect. 

How To Make Him Jealous

6) Seek Genuine, Pure Connections

On the flip side, the best thing you CAN do, is seek genuine, pure connections. Keep moving forward with your life. Find the people who are truly worthy of being part of yours. Because here’s the lucky spot right?

When you find people who truly make you feel good, when you start to fall in love, when you find someone who’s actually right for you – this guy who ghosted you? He’s going to be a distant memory.

When you think of him? It’s going to make you feel nothing at all – except smile a little perhaps. Only you’ll smile because you’ll think of how insignificant he really was, and how, HE was the one missing out – not you.

See if you want to know how to make a guy regret ghosting you – yes there are short-term little tricks, but the biggest and the best effect? It comes long-term. 
Forgetting Fairytales

Why? Because that guy – he doesn’t know how to treat women right, clearly. But that means, he’s never going to have the kind of relationship you will have. It will be incomparable. And that’s when the biggest regrets will set in.

The best thing you can therefore focus on, is truly moving forward and finding the people who actually belong in your life.

Recommended Read: 10 Signs He’s Emotionally Immature
Recommended Read: 10 Signs He Was Wasting Your Time

7) Keep Doing Fun Fun Things

So you should start to be seeing now – when it comes to how to make a guy regret ghosting you, it’s all about blocking him out and focusing on you. Staying calm and level-headed and the best version of you.

The more personal development work you can do, the better. But don’t forget to also carry on living your life, doing fun things… and don’t be afraid to share these things!

When he sees you, out with your friends, heading on adventures, having a laugh – it’s going to stir up a bit of envy. He’s reminded of the person that you are. The FABULOUS, fun person that you are. 

He’s also going to start thinking that you’re not as affected as he’d have thought- which then provides a double-whammy sting. (Aha!)

And it sounds kind of mean, like you’re scheming – but remember, this guy didn’t value you. You’re not actually doing anything nasty. You’re simply holding your head up high and carrying on.

How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You

How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You

Ultimately, when it comes to how to make a guy regret ghosting you – it’s quite simple.

Block him out, don’t retaliate, don’t try to reconnect. Instead try to focus on your life, finding the right person and being truly happy in yourself. That’s the “magic formula.”

See I said it at the start and I’ll say it again – ghosting is a weak mans way out. But instead of holding onto this and letting it make you feel hurt and angry – use it as fuel and motivation to find the people who do treat you right.

And feel sorry for him… feel sorry for him because unless he changes, he’ll never be able to find and build what you will soon have.

That’s all for this one. I really hope it’s helped. Take care.


How To Make a Guy Regret Ghosting You
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Ella Stearn
Ell is a Breakup, Dating & Relationship Specialist & Coach, with over 3 million annual readers, globally. As the Creator of Forgetting Fairytales, her mission is to help you learn to love yourself, find the right person to give your love to, then make it a love that truly lasts.

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