5 Unexpected Meanings Behind a Text Guys Send: “I’ve Been Busy Lately”

Some guys like to mention that they’ve been busy when they text. But what is the intention behind it? We asked single guys in their teens to their 20s to share their thoughts on the unexpected meanings behind the text they send that says that they’ve been busy lately.

1. He wants to draw your attention to the success he has at work.

Some guys mention that they’ve been busy in the hopes that women will think they are successful. “I want her to think that I manage a very busy schedule,” explained a guy in his 20s. Many guys rely on this tactic when they’ve just entered the workforce, or when they’re talking to women who are still in school. If you notice that someone is trying to get your attention in this way, it helps to boost his ego to let him do so.