10 Ways to Make Him Jealous

By on June 4, 2014

We have to admit: intentionally making someone jealous is kind of cruel, be we totally understand that sometimes jealousy is the only tactic that works. Sometimes people need a taste of their own medicine, or sometimes they just don’t react until it really affects them. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to make him jealous, here’s 10 easy ways to get his blood boiling.


1. Look Amazing

You know when you see your ex walking down the street, and they look 10 times hotter than when the two of you were dating? Suddenly you feel like maybe it wasn’t the best idea to break up with him over that stupid text message. You hated that feeling, right? So why not give it a shot!

If you want to make someone jealous, it is really as simple as that: look so good they regret the day the broke up with you, ignored your call, or just simply didn’t give you the time of day. Then when they realize your mistake you’ll be getting too much attention from everyone around you to even notice them. Now that’s some sweet payback you can enjoy!

Some great ideas to suddenly look better than you ever did before:

-Try eating healthier and following a regular exercise routine to shed a few pounds.

-Switch up your makeup. Maybe some romantic red lipstick would catch his eye?

-Get a new hairstyle or brand new hair color that pops. Maybe he’d be mad about missing out on a brand new blonde?


-Wear your most flattering clothes. That flirty skirt has never looked so good!


2. Act Like You Don’t Care

Human nature is so weird sometimes. I mean, why do we suddenly want something or someone more when we can’t have it or they don’t want us back? It’s so ridiculous, but that’s just the way it is.

Let’s say you’ve been trying to get his attention for some time. Every text you send or flirty comment you make is ignored and brushed off like it doesn’t matter. Have you tried doing the opposite? Don’t send him text messages, in fact, act like he doesn’t really exist. Try not to look at him, and when he comes up to talk to you act like it doesn’t really matter. A simple smile and a few short words before you have somewhere else to be. A little taste of his own medicine might realize what he lost.


3. Pretend to be Busy

So he finally decided he wants to hang out. After days of trying to set something up, he is finally free enough for you. Well you know what? Don’t jump on it- in fact, do the exact opposite: pretend YOU are the busy one. To make him even more jealous, keep your plans mysterious. Are you busy seeing someone else? He will never know!


4. Don’t Respond to Him Immediately


If you’re trying to make someone jealous, you can’t be needy. That’s a fact. So when he tries texting you or calling you, you definitely don’t want to respond right away. You should wait anywhere between 30 minutes and 4 hours, but any longer than that is just plain rude (and yes, that IS something we are trying to avoid). Unless you are actually busy doing something, we recommend a 30 minute wait to keep him on his toes. When you do finally respond, try to keep the conversation brief- tip number 5.


5. Keep Conversations Brief

This roots back to not being needy and keeping everything mysterious. You don’t want to seem like you have all the free time on your hands and never want to stop talking to him. Instead, make him jealous by not saying much and being very casual with him. Here is an idea of what we mean by keeping conversations brief.

What not to do:

Boy: Hey what’s up?

Girl: Oh my gosh, hi! How are you? I was just thinking about you. I’m just relaxing in my room. What are you doing? We should hang out soon!

What you should do:

Boy: Hey what’s up?

Girl: (Remember, at least 30 minutes later. If you’re really wanting to talk to him, 15 minutes is the absolute lowest amount of time to wait!) Hey, I’m just getting ready to head out. You? (Even if you’re just in your jammies at home, say something like that!)

Boy: Oh, doing anything fun? I’m just finishing up my lunch.

Girl: Yeah, it’s going to be a great night.

-Saying things like that makes him wonder what you are doing and WHY it’s going to be such a ‘great’ night. And yes, even if you’re just going to be at home in front of your television watching the X Files with a huge bowl of popcorn, you don’t want HIM to know that. Make him jealous with simple comments like that one!


6. Have a Great Time Without Him

When someone thinks that you need them, they think it’s impossible for you to have a good time without them. To kick this certain someone off their high horse and make them seething with jealousy, all you really need to do is have a great time without him. He won’t believe it. After all, you’re supposed to be lost without him, right? There’s no WAY you could enjoy yourself without his company. So go ahead and put on some heels, call up your gal pals, and have a night to remember- all without that certain guy you’re trying to make jealous.

If you want to make him a little more jealous, try adding some guy friends to your outing, or going on a one on one outing with a guy. Doesn’t have to be a date, just two friends hanging out. But remember- whether it’s one guy, two guys, or twelve, he will be incredibly jealous that all these men around you but he isn’t one of them.


7. Talk About Other Men

You know when you’re talking to a guy you like, and he keeps commenting about other females? Which ones he likes, which ones he thinks are pretty- hey, he even commented on how great that girl looks in her short shorts- RIGHT in front of you. Pretty irritating, right? Well, why not pull this same trick on the guy you’re trying to make jealous. After all, if it works on 99 percent of the rest of the population, why wouldn’t it work on him too? Remember to keep your comments smooth and natural, not obnoxious so you give it away that you are actually TRYING to make him mad. Some things you might consider saying:

-Slipping in that you hung out with a guy the other night and watched the movie he’s talking about.

-Mentioning how hot the singer looks in a certain band.

-Telling him to hold on so you can respond to a text message from this guy.

-‘Accidentally’ blurting out loud how muscular and handsome that guy looked in his tank top.


8. Flirt With Other Men

If he’s not getting the attention, someone else is- and that is bound to make him ferociously jealous. But with this tip, you need to be extra careful. You don’t want to take the flirting overboard and make it look like you’re a bit of a floozy. Just keep it simple and casual. Laugh with other men and touch their arm. Tell other men they look good in their shirts. Ask other guys if they’ve been working out. Nothing overboard, yet all comments that flatter another man other than the one you’re trying to make jealous.


9. Date Another Man

Ladies, let me warn you: this option can either go really bad, or really good. It all depends on the guy and how he will react to you dating another man. However, it is certainly the most extreme way to make someone else jealous and if he reacts in the way you want, then consider yourself lucky. This could go one of two ways:

-The first situation starts out like this. You want to make a guy jealous, and nothing seems to be working. You decide enough is enough and try to make him jealous by dating another man. The other guy gets overwhelmingly jealous and decides that it was a mistake to dump you or not pay attention to you in the first place. He decides he will do anything to get you back and take you away from your newfound lover. He comes to your window at night with guitar in hand, singing your favorite tune. He brings you a bouquet of roses and tells you how beautiful you are. After a week or two of some serious courting, the two of you decide to become a couple. And while you successfully got your dream guy, you left the other guy hanging. It’s a little messed up, but maybe he will understand.

-Second theory. There’s a guy who just recently dumped you or acts like you don’t even exist, despite your many times to get his attention. You think that the only way he’s going to react is if he sees you hand in hand with another man. So you go out and land yourself a good looking guy, and flaunt him everywhere- especially in front of the other guy. The only problem is, the other guy saw- multiple times- and has done nothing. In fact, he continues about his business like nothing even happens. And in that moment, you realize he doesn’t care. Maybe you didn’t get the guy of your dreams, but at least you found a man that likes you, right?


10. Use Social Media

Social media is a useful tool for an abundance of things. I mean, you can find your best friend from preschool, sell your brand new weight loss product, or create a cool horror movie fan club group where everyone shares their favorite scenes of the most gory films. So why not use it as a tool to get that guy jealous? You can use social media in so, so many different ways. Here are just a FEW awesome examples below.

-Post a hot picture. You know, the one you took before heading to the club last weekend. The one where you have the red miniskirt and crop top and your hair came out just oh-so-perfect? That’s the one!

-Post a picture of you and your friends having fun. Remember, you’re not supposed to be able to function without him, let alone have a great time.

-Post a picture of you and another guy- even if you’re just friends. How would this NOT make him jealous?

-Post a status about how great your night was, but keep the details mysterious. You might want to end your status update with a winking smiley face or something along those lines.

-Change your status to ‘In a Relationship’, even if you’re still single. At least that will get his attention right?

-Comment and like on another guy’s pictures and statuses; just don’t go overboard.

-If he decides to message you on the social media website, think of it as a text message and use the same rules listed above: brief conversations, keeping plans mysterious, and not responding immediately.


There, you have it. The top 10 ways to make a guy super jealous. And whadd’ya know, they’re all fairly simple tips, right? Look your best, have a great time (with and without other guys), and don’t act like he’s too important. You will probably have him in the palm of your hands before you know it.


Ladies, what are some tactics you have used to make a guy jealous? Did they work?


  1. Kate

    April 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Me and this guy have been friends for years and the only time he shows interest is when I’m in a relationship. Ive had a crush on him for years and never been able to te him. I get super jealous when he’s in a relationship and don’t know what to do?

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 24, 2017 at 10:39 am

      He may not know that you are interested in developing a relationship with him. His feelings of jealousy may be causing him to move toward you when you are in a relationship. If you end this relationship, then reach out to him. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. This will give him a chance to share himself with you. Have a great day, Kate!

  2. Baba O'Reilly

    April 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

    If in a phone conversation my female friend tells me “she doesn’t sleep around with men but could if she wanted to” Is she saying this to make me jealous, or just shooting the sh*t with a guy friend?

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 14, 2017 at 10:18 am

      She may be trying to make you jealous, she may be flirting, or she may be explaining that she is not interested. You will want to better understand the context of the conversation to determine her meaning. Better yet, you will want to speak directly and honestly with her about your thoughts and questions. This will give her the chance to share herself with you. Have a great day, Baba!

  3. Kalie Downey

    March 6, 2017 at 6:57 am

    After a man broke up with me, I posted on social media about how I finally get to have a fling with that hot guy from work now that I’m not tied down anymore.

    After going out and having a good time, I realized that there are way better men out there than the one I was dating, and it was actually a blessing that he dumped me.

    I’m so happy just going out and doing the things he never wanted to do with me before that I don’t even want him back anymore!

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experiences. It is great to hear that you have put your past behind you and moved on. You are right, then end of a relationship can be a blessing for people who were in a substandard relationship. Feel free to share more of your insights and thoughts with our community in the future. Have a great day, Kalie!

  4. Cath

    March 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    The focus on getting a man to return isn’t what I need. There are plenty more fish in the sea. Otherwise, making a man jealous is the focus, irrespective of whether he returns. I couldn’t care less.

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

      That actually sounds like a pretty good attitude to have. If you have to make someone jealous to get them to stay, they are not the right person for you. Thanks for commenting, Cath!

  5. Eye

    February 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Me and my husband of 17 years broke up and a month later he posted pics of him and his ex girlfriend of 5 months how can you profess your love for someone one minute and the other profess your love to them after the other person slept around. Did he ever love me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      He may have loved you. His actions have made his current feelings clear. He has chosen not to treat you with respect. Allow him to fade from your life. Take this time to look inward and determine what you want with your future without him. Best of luck, Eye!

  6. Marie

    January 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Hello I just read the article and saw the comments. I’d also like to get an advice.
    I’m in a LDR for 1.7 years (btw we haven’t met yet). Everything is serious and in spite of many obstacles we are together.
    I’m a bit worried about his feelings, that they can be changed. At the beggining he was jealous, he paid attention to my activities, with whom I was communicating,wheather there was any boy around me, but lately he became a bit uncareful. Even if i reply to a boy or talk he wont’t say anything or get angry, he has become careless towards me.
    I want to try this ways of getting his attention back, (because jealousy comes when we really care for someone), is it wise in my condition?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 30, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Long distance relationships can be difficult, especially if they last for many months. They can be even more difficult if you have never met the person. You may notice that he speaks with you less and less. This may be because he has lost faith in the relationship. If he chooses to be unkind to you, then allow your relationship to fade. Best of luck, Marie!

  7. shania Williams

    January 12, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Hi I have a boy friend for 4 years nw we have kids and he is not being home he always want to be by doing what he want and day by a woman who all time work him out talking about house who be he want the woman daughter and he have a other girl he is seeing to he really love me but he love others girls what to do

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 12, 2017 at 11:27 am

      He should not be speaking with other women and thinking about having children with them. Speak directly and honestly to him about your feelings. Take this time to become closer with your family and friends who care about you. They will be able to support you if substantial changes come to your relationship. You may benefit by speaking with your friends about his actions. They will help you in the future. Best of luck, Shania!

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