Your message indicates that it’s been “read” but he hasn’t responded to you. He used to respond quickly, but lately he takes hours if not days to respond. Why? What’s happening? Today, we gathered a group of young, single men in their late teens and 20s and asked them to share the reasons behind not answering right away.
1. He doesn’t want you to think that he’s not busy.
“A busy man = a whiz. It sounds hipper that way,” shared a young man in his early 20s who aspires to be a high flyer at work. He wants to portray the persona of a busy businessman, so he deliberately ignores your text messages for a while. If you’ve heard him complain about overtime and sleep deprivation, he probably falls into this type. You just need to play along with him.