So you’ve been chatting with that charming Leo guy, and things seemed to be going well, but now he’s gone radio silent, and it’s driving you crazy. Wondering what’s wrong with you? Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s him – and by him, we mean his giant Leo ego.
Leos are ruled by the sun, so they tend to think pretty highly of themselves. Their pride won’t let them seem overeager or too available, even if they’re really into you. If a Leo man is taking forever to text you back, it likely means one of two things: either he’s just trying to play it cool to keep you on your toes, or he’s just not that interested.
Leos Are All About Pride
Leos are proud creatures – it’s right there in their zodiac sign! As a Leo, their ego and self-confidence means they expect you to make the first move. Don’t take it personally if that text back takes a while.
Leos like to play hard to get. Since they see themselves as the King of the Jungle, they want you to pursue them. They want to know you’re interested before they invest their time and affection. If you haven’t heard from your Leo crush in a few days, swallow your pride and send a friendly “How’s it going?” text. There’s a good chance your Leo has been waiting for you to reach out!
I Already Sent A Message, But They’re Taking Forever To Text Back
If he hasn’t texted you back, think about what you sent. Was it just a short “hey” or “hello”? Leos don’t like small talk. They’d rather do something meaningful than waste time chatting about nothing. If your first text was small, send another one with more substance this time.
Tell him what you’ve been up to or ask a real question so there’s something to respond to besides “hey.” Leos want conversations that matter, so give him something to work with if you want him to text you back.
On the other hand, if you sent a message to Leo, thinking it was meaningful, but they aren’t replying, it means they aren’t interested. Leos tend to pursue what they want. So, if they aren’t contacting you, take the hint that they aren’t interested. It may be painful to accept, but that seems to be the reality of the situation.
Should I Wait or Give Up On Him?
While there’s no exact math or formula, here’s a general rule when it comes to communication for Leos:
- If they’re interested in you, they’ll respond to your messages (typically within a few minutes or hours) no matter where they are or what they’re doing. When Leos love something, they’ll do anything for it. And a Leo who loves you won’t leave you waiting long for a reply.
- If they’re not interested, it may take them days or weeks to respond, or they may never get back to you at all. If they do reply after a long time, it’s usually just being polite rather than having real interest.
- If they show interest in you, but it takes them hours to respond, they’re probably busy working or doing other things.
They’re Goal Oriented
Leos also get easily distracted since they tend to be ambitious and focused on their goals. Don’t assume a delayed text means they’re not into you. Give your Leo some space and remain confident in yourself. They’ll come around eventually
While waiting for their text, keep busy with your amazing life! Post some fun photos on social media, share updates about your creative pursuits or latest achievements. What initially caught their eye? Focus on expressing more of that. Make them work for your attention and affections. After all, you’re worth the chase!
But again, If he hasn’t responded to your message after a few days, he’s just not that into you. It seems they care more about pursuing their own goals than talking to you. Don’t take it personally – people have different priorities. Just move on.
Leos Love The Chase
Leos are proud creatures, and their ego means they hate to be the first ones to text. If your Leo man is taking forever to message you back, his pride is probably getting in the way.
Leos love the thrill of the chase. If he’s truly interested in you, he wants to feel like he’s slowly winning you over. Constantly texting you first makes him feel like the chase is over too soon. He wants you to show you’re thinking about him by reaching out occasionally. If you never text him first, he may start to wonder if you’ve lost interest altogether.
On the other hand, if he’s just not that into you, he won’t text you at all. We’re not talking about waiting a few hours or even a full day. More likely, it will be days or even weeks before he texts you back if he’s just not that into you.
Leos don’t play games when they’ve decided they’re no longer interested in someone. If days or weeks go by with radio silence, take the hint and move on. His pride won’t let him lead you on just for fun.
How Long Can A Leo Go Without Talking To You?
A Leo man values his pride above all else. This is why he can go days, even weeks, without reaching out. If he’s interested, though, he’ll find an excuse to reconnect when the timing is right for him.
On the other hand, if he isn’t interested, he simply won’t text you back. My advice? Move on instead of waiting around. Try not to take it personally – it likely has nothing to do with you. All people have their own preferences and priorities when it comes to dating.
- Not that into you. Sadly, if Leo loses interest, his communication will drop off quickly. His pride prevents him from leading someone on or wasting time on dead-end connections.
- Waiting for you to reach out first. Leos love attention and affirmation. By not contacting you, he’s hoping you’ll miss him enough to initiate contact. This feeds his ego and also gives him an opportunity to play hard to get. If you do text him, expect an enthusiastic response. His pride will be satisfied knowing you were thinking of him. However, it won’t take forever for him to message you. Think hours or a day at most.
Is Your Nontalkative Leo Worth The Wait?
If the Leo in your life takes forever to text you back, don’t take it personally. Their pride is at play here, not their feelings for you. Leos want to know you’re thinking of them, so send a quick text to let them know you care. If they continue to be distant after that, then it may be time to move on.
Leos are not Libras who like to think about everything before acting. And Leos are not Pisces who overthink texts and rewrite messages for hours or days worrying about the response. Leos are more instinctive. They go after what they want right away. If a Leo is interested in someone, he won’t wait forever to text back. Leos follow their gut more than overthinking things.