What It Means If A Guy Texts Every Day (But Doesn't Call)

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I’ve had some girl pals asking me whether it was OK if the guy they're dating just wants to text. They keep on repeating the same question, "When a guy texts everyday but he doesn't call, what does that mean? Does he like me or not?"

To some women, not calling and just texting is a red flag indicating he may not really be into you. In such cases, they want to know if there is something wrong with either the guy or with themselves.

He texts me everyday but never calls — why does he only text me?

Well, let’s try to answer that question by looking more deeply into how guys text when they like you.

First and foremost, the only person who can truly answer if a guy's texting behavior is OK with you, is you.

It’s not that you can’t trust others and their opinions. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, you are the one who will face the consequences of the behavior you accept from him, so you should take into greatest consideration whatever is that you think and feel before deciding what to do about it.

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Now, let’s go back to the part about men and texting.

I'll start with a quick question: Have you visited your favorite coffee shop or restaurant lately and seen groups of men huddled up at one table while talking to other people on their phones?

The answer will most likely be a big, "No. No, I have not."

Because here’s the thing: most men don’t get the same kind of excitement that many women get when they talk to their significant other over the phone.

Men, in general, are outcome driven, they call or text for a specific purpose.

"Hey. Can't wait to see you later."

Men text like that. Direct and to the point. No run arounds. No beating around the bush.

Texting like that works well for most of them, and takes very little effort.

Please note that this does not mean that men don’t like talking to the woman in their life over the phone every once in a while. In fact, it’s essential for many of them, but they may not see talking on the phone as a priority in regard to a relationship.

Also, texting might be the only way a shy guy can communicate with a girl comfortably.

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Remember not to let a guy's preferencing for communicating over text get in the way of something good on your end.

Maybe he sees texting as the only way he can show his full level of interest to you without feeling too scared of putting himself all the way out there.

Here's the important thing to keep in mind: if he doesn't really like you, he could always opt to not text you at all.

The fact that he is texting, even if he isn't calling, means he's showing some amount of interest in you.

You might be surprised by just how many men have anxiety when it comes to the fear of rejection, which causes them to go into their caves and communicate with you in a more passive manner.

Hey, men love safety too!

To wrap things up, if a guy chooses to text you every day instead of calling you, it doesn't mean that there is something wrong or that he doesn't like you.

As a matter of fact, it might mean that you are on to something great!

Try to be a little bit patient as his confidence grows over time. If your relationship gets stronger and you tell him talking on the phone is important to you, he will do his best to call you.

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Samantha Jayne is a dating coach and relationship expert who is passionate about bringing love back into people’s lives, getting them out of their heads and into their hearts.