How to get your boyfriend’s attention

The main problem women write to me about is that the man they love has suddenly pulled away – sometimes for good. If you’ve experienced this or are going through it right now and you want to get your boyfriend back, you know how painful, hopeless and frustrating it feels.

Your first instinct is an urge to lean forward and do whatever you can to keep your man from slipping away. And I’m going to tell you that you need to let him go, as horrible as this sounds. You need to let him go, because if he is the right man for you, you can get your boyfriend back with the three steps I’m about to go into. If he’s NOT the right man for you, then here’s the news you will appreciate down the road when you DO meet Mr. Right – he did you a favor by going away, and you learned something incredibly valuable in the process. So here are my three steps on how to get your boyfriend back:

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Step 1: Lean Back

The very first thing you need to do to get your boyfriend back is resist the powerful urge to run after him, call him, text him, send messages to him via friends and family, or show up at his door. As I said above, this is going to feel really difficult, but you MUST do it if there is any hope that you will get your boyfriend back.

We women tend to think that giving and giving to a man will bring him closer. And this includes doing things like checking up on him to see how he’s doing. It’s what I call “overfunctioning.” Don’t do it! A man is accustomed to valuing what he has to work for, so if you put in effort and make it easy for him, he will actually value you less. We work hard because we think that if we don’t he’ll assume we don’t care enough about him, and he’ll go away. But this is simply untrue. If you lean back and let go of the reigns, you give your boyfriend the chance to see what it feels like to be without you, and if he’s worth it you will get your boyfriend back. Remember this: men commit to you not because they want to be with a woman, but because they can’t stand to be WITHOUT you. Let him feel what it’s like NOT to have you in his life.

Step 2: Open Your Heart

The next thing I want you to do is to stop running from your painful emotions and embrace them. We women tend to stuff down our emotions for fear that a man will get scared by them and run away. But the real truth is that men LOVE our emotional nature – it’s drama that they can’t tolerate. When we learn to get in touch with our feelings and express them in a non–judging, non–critical way, a man will not feel blamed and will feel COMPELLED to open his heart to you.

And you don’t need a man in your life to learn how to do this. Instead, practice “framing your feelings” with everyone you meet and even on your own. Start right now by asking yourself what you feel. Then say it out loud. Say, “I feel shaky,” or “I feel sad,” or “I feel happy just looking at that flower over there.” Practice this everywhere you go, and it will become natural to you in days. Then when you talk to the man you love, use this new way of expressing your feelings. You’ll notice a miraculous change in the way he connects to you and opens his heart.

Step 3: Love Yourself

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Right now, remember how you were when you and your boyfriend first met. Were you obsessing about him? Were you calling him incessantly? Of course not. Chances are, you were focused on your OWN LIFE, and this was very attractive to him.

Take this opportunity to get back in touch with you and fall in love with the woman who attracted him rather than spending your time thinking about how to get your boyfriend back. Get busy with your friends, your interests, and the things that make you YOU. Remember: you can lose a man, but you can NEVER lose yourself. If this man is worthy of you and is the right man for you, I guarantee that when he sees you are focusing on your own life he will realize what he’s missing.

Keep leaning back, opening your heart, loving yourself… if he’s Mr Right, you’ll get your boyfriend back.

Want more step–by–step advice for how to communicate with a man so that he’ll never think of leaving your side? Then read my eBook Have The Relationship You Want. You’ll also learn how to express your feelings to a man in a way which will actually make him want to listen and get closer to you.

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I’ll let you in on a little secret that’s actually not that much of a secret: men have short attention spans. Unless they’re glued to the TV playing an epic game on the Xbox, you can’t expect them to pay attention to you for more than a few minutes – unless you’re naked.

The truth is, your boyfriend may need a little help getting his attention off his own life and focusing it on you. After that initial “honeymoon phase” is over, he’ll more than likely revert to paying attention to the things he did before you got together. If you’re looking to bring his eyes back to you for good, here’s all the best ways to get your boyfriend’s attention.

Get Naked!

This is #1 for a reason. One of the surest ways you’ll get your boyfriend’s attention is if you take it from him. And the very best way to do that is to strip down to nothing and just walk right by him. Even if he’s just about to terrorize a small village and beat the game he’s playing, he will follow right after you.

That is, if the two of you are at this comfort level already. The fact is that seeing his girlfriend completely naked will not only surprise him into paying attention to you, but his male instincts will make it almost impossible for him to leave you alone for a minute longer.

Put on Something Special

Now, this can relate to you getting naked, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. You can easily put on something extra special for him that’s not lingerie, too, although lingerie is a fantastic way to go if you’re looking to steal his attention.

You can just put on a super cute sun dress, a tight outfit, or even a sexy, silky, new robe and get his attention just as easily. The trick is to wear something out of the ordinary, something he’ll be surprised to see you in. So if you usually dance around the house in a pair of jeans, throw those in the wash and trade them for a sexy dress instead.

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Delve into Some of His Hobbies

If the reason his attention is not on you is because of the hobbies he seems to be obsessed with lately, try to get involved in those. Show him that you can just as easily jump in and be a part of his hobbies.

He’ll not only put his attention in the right direction – on you – but he’ll also be really happy and excited that you’re putting the time and effort into something he’s interested in. It will re-spark his interest and even add a little something special to your relationship as well.

Be Aloof

Sometimes the best way to get your man’s attention is to take yours off of him. Ignore him! Be mysterious. Don’t tell him where you’re going when you’re planning a night out with the girls. Just say you’ll be “out” and will be home later.

He’ll be really intrigued as to where you’re going and will pay extra attention to you before you go and when you get back to find out all that you did when you were just “out”. If you want an added bonus, dress to impress.

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Flirt with the Hot Waiter

I find that this works expertly at dinner when my boyfriend is engulfed in his phone the entire time and has no room to pay attention to me. I just make sure to spend a lot of time chatting up the hot waiter and even give him a wink or two – while my boyfriend watches.

It might make him a little jealous, but that also means he has finally put down his phone and is willing to actually look at you instead. Just don’t take it too far as to make him really mad, because that could have adverse effects.

Make a Drastic (Attractive) Physical Change

But don’t tell him about it. Chopping 6 inches off your hair and adding in some highlights would be sure to get his attention. The secret here is to only do it for yourself and not specifically to get his attention.

So if you’ve always wanted bangs, now is the time to make the cut. He’ll obviously notice something that drastic and realize that maybe he should be paying more attention to you and hey, maybe he’ll love the look so much it’ll be enough to keep his attention on you for a long time.

Play Hard to Get

I know, I know. He’s already got you. I’m saying that you shouldn’t just give it up whenever he wants. You shouldn’t give away your attention to him if he’s not giving his to you. So play hard to get!

When he compliments you, say thank you and walk away – just leave the room completely. Make him chase after you to get what he wants and he’ll be handing out that attention like you wouldn’t believe.

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Make His Favorite Meal

Sometimes you have to guilt trip your boyfriend in order to get his attention. By hand making his favorite meal, he’ll realize how much time and effort you put in in order to make him feel special and he will definitely show you that he cares.

This doesn’t just apply to food though. You can order him some pizza when you’re not there just so he can enjoy it during the football game with his friend or you could get him two concert tickets to that band you don’t like but know he loves. Little things that show him you care will actually make him pay more attention to you.

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Bring out the Old Perfume

They say scent is the most powerful memory holder in the world. So if you remember what perfume you wore on your first date or the first time the two of you got hot in heavy between the sheets, take it out and douse yourself in it.

Then make sure to get really close to him. Make sure he can smell it on you and hope that he actually remembers what it’s from. He should really notice and you’ll have all his attention.

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Plan a Trip Away from Him

Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Maybe the two of you have been spending too much time together lately and that’s why his attention seems to be elsewhere. So plan a trip with your girlfriends and talk about it ALL the time with him.

Go somewhere really fun that will not only make him jealous, but make him miss you before you’re gone as well. When you get back it’ll be like you were gone for months, not just a few days.

Once your boyfriend’s attention is on something else, it can seem hard to get it back on you. Doing some of these tips every now and then will really open his eyes to what he’s been missing out on. Do you have any foolproof methods to get your boyfriend’s attention? Let us know how it went for you below!

Do you feel like he doesn’t love you anymore? Or does he not give you the kind of time and attention he once gave? Is it causing conflicts between you guys? Or do you feel like sorting it out together, but nothing works? Whether he is actually busy or is no more interested in you, you can get his attention back.

Read ahead to know how.

1. Find out why

Instead of assuming the reasons for his change in attitude, go deep into what has made him change. Is it because of some personal issues going in his life or is something has kept him occupied? Or is it that he is upset with something about you? Figure that out!

2. Express yourself

Assuming everything yourself or keeping it in your heart and feeling bad about it won’t help. Learn to express yourself by telling your partner how you are feeling about this change and let him keep his points too.

3. Be more romantic

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Irrespective of the reason for this distancing, being romantic can definitely help you come closer to him. Guys like to be physically close to their loved ones.

4. Meet him

Not everything can be sorted on texts or calls. Ask him to meet at your place or somewhere outside where you two feel comfortable with each other. If he isn’t willing to meet you, make a surprise visit to him place or invite him through a friend. Meeting can really make a difference.

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How to get your boyfriend's attention

Does it seem like your partner is not interested in you? You don’t get those texts you used to get asking how your day is going. You don’t remember the last time he seemed super turned on and wanted to have sex with you. Maybe he barely even says hello when he walks through the door.

You try to do special things, plan nice dinners and outings he will enjoy, perhaps buy him small gifts or do little special things for him around the house, hoping and waiting for him to come around and notice how great you are.

And it doesn’t work. You just continue to be the invisible woman, hurt, and confused and wondering how to get him back.

Well, lovers I’ve got news for you: Your man doesn’t want a partner who orbits around him. He wants YOU!! He fell in love with you for who you are, your passions and your quirks and that’s what is going to get his attention.

Here’s the rule: People can only love and enjoy you as much as you love and enjoy yourself.

Try these 5 things and breathe life back into your relationship:

1. Find Your Own Passion

Go back to thinking about what you enjoy and start engaging in your life from there. Enjoy whatever activity you love during your free time, which now includes the time he’s around.

For example, if you used to really enjoy listening to music around the house and maybe even singing and dancing around, do it! If you use to get into elaborate cooking project with a glass of wine, do that! Absolutely anything from reading to creating new hairstyles, if you enjoy it, DO IT!!

2. Get Out Of Your House

Take a class (dance, art, cooking, or ANYTHING that you would enjoy) make plans with friends, go to some events (talks, shows, movies, art openings, live music, or, you guessed it, ANYTHING that you would enjoy!)

3. Dress To Impress YOURSELF

Wear things that you feel sexy wearing and spend a little extra time making yourself look sexy. Don’t be afraid to get your sexy on anytime, even when you’re cleaning the house. He will sense this vibe.

You’re more likely going to successfully get his attention if your feeling sexy inside, as opposed to trying to look sexy for him.

4. Make Time For Family

If you’re tied to the home and don’t have a lot of freedom because you’re with your children, start engaging more deeply with them. There are a lot of fun things to do with your children both at home and in the community.

When you start actively engaging with them and making it really fun, you’re not only going to be more fun to be around, you’re developing invaluable neural and heart connections that help lay down or solidify the foundation for healthy social and cognitive development.

And hopefully, you’re developing a closer relationship with them that feels good. Your man should both appreciate and want to join in family time especially if it looks like fun.

5. Ask Him To Join You, But Be Ok On Your Own

Lastly, invite your man to join you in your good times and don’t take it personally if he declines. Be persistent in enjoying yourself.

If you find your life is changing for the better and you’re beginning to feel good about yourself, but your partner still acts like the walking dead around you, tell him how you feel.

Tell him you miss him and you miss the connection. It could be there’s something else going on for him and it’s worth seeking the counsel of a couples therapist to get to the bottom of it.

In this article, we will tell you how to get your boyfriend to pay more attention to you and not his friends. Your boyfriend may not seem interested in you nowadays. But, it can be due to the stressful life he is living. You should not misinterpret it as lack of love for you. You may feel neglected and you think that he spends more time with his friends. Well, you can deal with this situation by following some of the effective ways which we are outlining in this article. Just go through it and make your presence counted in his life.

How to get your boyfriend's attention

Best Ways to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends:

1) Focus on Yourself to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You should get yourself busy with your friends and colleagues. You can take up hobby classes or go to a sports club or dance classes. You may not get bored then and as a result, you may not expect your boyfriend to pay more attention to you. He may find it relaxing too as he is getting space to get along with his friends. But, after some time, he may start to miss you and think what is keeping you so busy these days. Probably, he may pay more attention to you automatically.

2) Plan Something for Him to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You should plan something for him. He might be doing it all the time, fixing up a date and romantic long drives, etc. This is the time when you should take the initiative and make him feel loved. You can book tickets for his favourite movie series if he likes to watch movies. Similarly, you can book a spa session for him so that he feels rejuvenated again. You can think of any other great idea which may make him think that you love him a lot.

3) Assess the Situation to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You may have hurt him in the past few days that is why he may be avoiding you. You may have been preaching him about his behavioural mistakes. You may want to change him in a certain way. Reasons can be any of these or something else as well. You have to figure out what is that reason which is taking him away from you. Is he happy with you in this relationship? Or, is he suffocating? Give a thought to these points and try to put your points before him to clarify things.

4) Don’t Be Jealous to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You should not be jealous of his friends for taking his time. They also have their share in his life. Some of them may have been with him even before you have come into his life. So, there is no meaning in competing with them to get the attention of your boyfriend. You should mix up well with them. Consider them your friends and you will see that your boyfriend is getting happier.

5) Communicate with Him to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You should try to communicate with him on this topic. Maybe, you will come out with a specific reason for that. You can question him about his changed behaviour. You don’t want a relationship in which you feel unwanted. Make him clear that you are getting hurt and you are not getting proper attention from his side. He may do something for it if he is really into you.

6) Stop Working for Him to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You may be doing his laundry and may be cooking for him as well. You should stop doing all these favours to him. He may realize the importance of your time and may think that you are an integral part of his life. Both of you may face a conflict and argument session as well. But, it may bring out the reason for your problems on the surface.

7) Be Independent to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You should be an independent girl. Let him do whatever he wants to do. You should not beg him for getting attention. He should give attention to you as much it is required. You may have become a clingy girlfriend who wants his guy every time she goes out. Try to live life independently. Have some self-respect and you will be loved for these attributes.

8) Do Activities Together to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay More Attention to You and Not His Friends

You may make him do activities with you which both of you like to do together. He may find cooking interesting or go for hiking or some amusement park. You may think of those activities which you used to do earlier but not doing it lately. Go out to watch a stand-up comedy act or some romantic movie. You may tease him and make him laugh to seek his attention. It may arouse the same spark in your relationship like before. You may do something creative and make sure only two of you are involved in it.

9) Make Compromise to Get Your Boyfriend to Pay Attention to You and Not His Friends

You may compromise some of your wishes to make him feel less pressurized. He may want to do something which you do not enjoy so let it be. Fix up a schedule for doing things together. You may sometimes listen to his wishes and he may listen to yours. By compromising a little you can make your relationship run smoothly. However, don’t go for making compromises every time. Both of you should take care of each other. He should consider your needs as well. A relationship can’t be one-sided.

Drawing an ex boyfriend close to you starts as you make him pay attention to you. Ideas To Get An Ex Boyfriend’s Attention Again. Sometimes you may have to get his attention away from any new girlfriend he may be having. Many a times when you try to get an ex boyfriend’s attention, you may think or feel that he wouldn’t answer you with a welcome.

You have to realize that he misses you so much just as you miss him right now. Effective things you can do to get your boyfriend interested in getting back together with you at the last paragraph of this write-up.
My boyfriend and I broke up but I really miss him and want him back in my life. Is there anything I can say to him to get his attention and get him back?

You want ideas to get your ex boyfriend’ attention. The end game to getting your ex boyfriend back is all about one thing: making him want you back. Regardless of what happened in the past and how the relationship ended, nothing’s going to change for the better until your ex boyfriend misses you. When he starts to reflect on your relationship and the happy times you had together will he be open to the idea of getting back together again. And as someone who wants him back, it’s your job to get him there. You can get the attention of an ex boyfriend on you again.

What you should know is that you are trying to affect his feelings and mindset.

More ideas to get your ex boyfriend’ attention. One of the biggest mistakes that women make when trying to get back together with someone is that they engage in activities that make themselves feel better without thinking about how their ex feels. This can include things like: regularly calling him or constantly sending him texts or emails. Also, if you’ve ever written your ex boyfriend a love letter or bought him a card, you’ve inadvertently fallen into the trap of focusing on yourself instead of him. Try doing this instead. Put yourself in your ex’s shoes instead of focusing your efforts on things that only make you happy. It’s important to give your boyfriend some time and space to himself in the aftermath of the breakup. In the end, fighting the breakup by trying to keep the lines of communication open with him will only make things worse for you and make him like you less. You can get the attention of an ex boyfriend to focus on you again.

Making An Ex boyfriend Want You Again

More ideas to get an ex boyfriend’ attention. I know it sounds counterproductive, but one of the most powerful ways to get your ex boyfriend interested in you again is to do nothing. This means no phone calls, emails or texts. The less you do now, the less you’ll need to do later – and you’ll see what I mean by that. You can get the attention of an ex boyfriend to focus on you again.

Typically what happens after a breakup is that women fight to try and keep the relationship alive no matter what. However, you’re not going to do this. You’re going to do the complete opposite and accept the breakup instead of trying to keep it alive.

When you do this correctly something amazing happens – your ex boyfriend actually starts to think about and misses you and so he’ll make up an excuse to contact you.

Let me take you into the mind of your ex boyfriend when you do this:

” Whenever I breakup with a girl the last thing I want is to hear from her all the time because I know I can have her back whenever I want.

But when I stop hearing from her I start to wonder what she’s been up to and so I’ll start to wonder if I made the right choice by breaking up with her.

Just know that he’s going to come calling under the guise that he’s simply coming to pick something up or just want to see how you’re doing and what you’ve been up to. It’s important to know that he’ll be curious to know you’ve been up to and so he’s going to call you and when he does, you need to know what to say.

3 Ways to successfully handle your ex boyfriend’s phone call or visit after a breakup

1. Show a little excitement. but not too much. When your ex boyfriend contacts you, show a little excitement. But not too much at first. You don’t want to give away your position and true intentions of really wanting him back. Showing a little excitement will make you desirable in his eyes, and it’s natural to want things we can’t have. Make yourself something that your ex boyfriend can’t have.

2. Let him talk first. Don’t jump the gun at this point. Let your boyfriend do the talking first and let him explain the reason for his phone call or visit. By letting your ex boyfriend to do most of the talking you remove the possibility of making mistakes, as well luring him into the more awkward position of making conversation. Pretty sneaky eh?

3. Secretly take control of the situation. If, during your conversation your ex suggests a casual get together, don’t completely commit to it. Instead say something like: “Yeah, I think that is probably okay. Call me next week though, and we will see.”

Do you realize what you’ve just done here? By not committing to a date but keeping the door open, you’re making him call you and set the date. How cool is that!

Also, a few things have happened here. Your ex expected you to be very excited to see him, but you crushed his spirit by only being a little excited. As a result, you’ve given him the feeling that you’re not too interested in him. And for all he knows, you’ve moved on from him and are interested in someone else.

Turning His World Upside Down

Ideas to get your ex boyfriend’ attention. Do you want to turn your ex boyfriend’s world upside down? In reality he’s worried that you’re totally over him. He’s got no idea what’s going on or what to expect because you’ve done the opposite of what he thought you’d do. Maybe he even regrets the fact that he didn’t leave the door open a crack for reconciliation? You can get the attention of an ex boyfriend to focus on you again.

Ideas to get your ex boyfriend’ attention. But guess what, you’ve just slammed the door in his face. You have put him out of his comfort zone, and made him realize that you’re not willing to play games right now. So now your ex boyfriend has only two choices. Either he starts the process of getting you back or he risks losing you forever. You can get the attention of an ex boyfriend to focus on you again.

Ideas to get my ex boyfriend’ attention. So what can you say to get your ex boyfriend back ? As little as you possibly can. Hopefully you see the value in doing nothing when it comes to getting your ex boyfriend back. Since you’re not going after him he’s going to be curious as to what you’ve been up to. And if he loves or still wants you back in the slightest he’ll make the next move because the ball is now in his court.

If you believe this guy is meant for you, don’t give up. There are proven methods to make him love you like never before. Use highly effective tips for an ex boyfriend and get him falling in love with you all over again. Visit blog links below at Author’s Bio.

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Hi, I am Vanessa Moore, a relationship coach specializing in breakups and dating.

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How to get your boyfriend's attention

Technology is here to stay. I get it. It has vastly improved innumerable aspects of our lives and I’m grateful. However, the one area it can get in the way is in your love life.

A few years ago I was on a (really good!) date with a man. The date was so fun and the guy was a real king. Great conversation, chivalrous, complimentary – the whole deal. As I reflected on the date the next day, I realized every time he took a bathroom break – he was gone for a long time.

Then it dawned on me. This guy wasn’t fussing getting his hair perfect; he was on his phone checking messages – ugh!

I admit, I’m on my computer for long periods of time. My entire business revolves around it being that way. However, I intentionally have not purchased a laptop, cell phone or any other gadgets that would require me to be connected to technology outside my home.

In fact, I relish events and business trips I have to travel for so I can take a break from technology. I love having this “tech free” time to ponder and allow creative thoughts and ideas to flow. And, BE present to my surroundings.

So, when I’m on a date with a man who treats his cell phone like another limb on his body while we’re together, it’s pretty frustrating. And I know it’s this way for you too.

Why is this such a grrr moment for every woman?

Checking emails while in the energy of a date – even if he’s in the bathroom doing this – is the equivalent of plopping his computer on the table between your wine glass and the breadbasket. He’s essentially “left” the date.

It leaves you like a “sitting duck”, open for any danger to come your way unprotected. How important would those emails be if armed gunmen come in and robbed you? You can bet your bippy that he would feel like a complete shmuck if that happened.

On my date, we happened to be at a restaurant where there was a nightclub attached. When he was off checking messages, other men were coming up to chat with me. If I want to spend a night fending off pesky guys I have no interest in, I can do that anytime with my gal pals – not what I want to be dealing with while I’m already on a date!

Second, it reveals addictive behavior. If he can’t wait a couple of hours to get his email “fix” – where else is that showing up in his life? If you’ve ever been in a relationship with someone addicted to drugs/ alcohol/ gambling, you know how the addiction becomes almost like a mistress. Everything in an addict’s life becomes secondary (including you).

Plus, if he’s this distracted on a first date – you’re already envisioning how much worse it will get once you’re in a relationship.

Third, when a guy is focused on his technology rather then you, it just flat out hurts. Your sitting there wondering what email can be so earth shatteringly more important then sitting with an attractive, fun woman like yourself?

It’s never a good idea for a man to take his attention off of a woman. It’s too risky because we require so much of it. You can sense when a man’s attention is directed somewhere else – potentially kicking up a host of insecurities for you. Who is he texting/ talking to? Is he a player?

So how can you get his attention OFF his cell phone and back on YOU?

Every man – including awesome, aware men – can unintentionally offend us through words or actions. Men need to know when their doing something that makes you unhappy. They can’t read your mind – and often – can only slightly see by your face you’re not pleased about something.

And, it’s awkward trying to figure out how to graciously let a man know his tech habits bother you, yes?

So, the best course of action is to be straight, clear and overt by sharing how it feels when he does this. Read below for a great way to get the conversation started and steer his attention away from his phone – and back on YOU.

Sample Conversation

Guy: “Hey, is everything all right?”

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You: “Well, everything has been great so far tonight and I really appreciate you making such a wonderful choice with the restaurant. The only thing is, every time you go to the washroom, you seem to be taking a long time and I get the sense you’re on your phone either checking messages or talking to someone else. I just want you to know If we’re going to continue on to a second date – it’s not cool with me you do that.

Guy: “Ummm, ok.”

You: “I know my sharing this is creating a bit of awkwardness. But, I’m sure you would prefer I tell my truth, rather then not saying anything, right?”

Guy: “Absolutely!”

You: “Awesome. Your not a wrong guy that you do that, it’s just I’m the kind of woman who appreciates a man who knows how to keep his attention on me. You’ve already demonstrated you do that really well in every way tonight. Even though your not on the phone in front of me, I can feel your attention elsewhere. Thanks for hearing me out and giving me the space to be honest – I appreciate you for doing that.”

Guy: “Ok, thanks for being honest. Wanna go dancing?!”

You can see you’re not making him wrong or coming from a place of anger. In fact, you’ll notice how to always start with giving him some form of appreciation. This way, he energetically stays open – making it easier to hear what your truth is.

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How to get your boyfriend's attention

It’s good to have attention grabbing texts to send a guy because texting a guy 📱👨 is an exercise in angst, frustration, and borderline rage 😤 sometimes. Of course, not all guys are the type to make you wait around forever for an initial text or a response. Remember, though, a guy isn’t necessarily playing a game just because he doesn’t answer right away – he might be busy or distracted, too. Even still, there are all sorts of fun ways to capture his interest. You should have some attention grabbing texts to send a guy every once in a while and these texts oughta do the trick. 📱😚👍

1 “Hope You’re Rested, Cause You’re Gonna Need Every Ounce of Energy You Can Find Tonight.”

This is the perfect text to send if you want to get his attention ASAP, to say the least.

2 “Hey, Sexy Man.”

If, on the other hand, you’re going for subtlety with a little cheeky sex appeal, this is the one for you.

3 “I Just Got out of the Shower.”

This is a surefire way to make him think about you naked.

4 “I’m Lying in Bed, Really Bored, when Will I See You Next?”

This is a triple threat – creates a mental image of you in bed, mentions boredom, extends a subtle invitation.

5 “I Heard Today is Naked Day, Wanna Celebrate?”

Sometimes, you really just want to go with the direct approach.

6 “I’m Attracted to You in Ways I Can’t Even Explain. You Get Me All Confused and Grinning at the Same Time.”

This is a more whimsical way to share your interest, and I find it hopelessly romantic and charming.

7 “You’re in My (NSFW) Thoughts.”

Pick the adjective, phrase, or scenario of your choice, stalkers.

8 “How Did I Get so Lucky, Having YOU for a Boyfriend?”

Flattery will get you everywhere, they say.

9 “We Go Together like Moonshine and a Mason Jar.”

Quirky, cute, and sweet – sure to get his attention and prompt him to text you back!

10 “Love, Love, Love Your Lips. Can’t Wait to Taste Them Again.”

A wise girl from Beverly Hills once emphasized the important of drawing a man’s attention to your lips.

11 “Tonight I’m Going to Take It Slow and Savor Every Inch of You.”

Ahem, texting him titillating promises of what you plan to do to him will likely garner his interest.

12 “Tell Me 3 Things That Make You the Most Excited … I’ll Make Sure You Get at Least 2 out of 3 …Deal?”

This is a bold offer and he’ll probably have tons of fun playing along.

13 “You Have No Idea How Much I Want You Right Now … Not to Mention How I Want You … and Where I Want You.”

Then, of course, there’s the graphic, in-his-face option – for the woman who is not afraid to tell her man exactly what she’s thinking (sorry for “moist,” though).