My boyfriend doesn't answer his phone when he's out. Should I expect him to answer out of respect?
My boyfriend is very attentive and caring except when he's out with his friends. Sometimes I need to talk to him very quickly about something important and he doesn't answer the phone. I know he wants to spend time with his friends so I don't call often and if I do call I keep the conversation to a minute or less. It worries me that one day I could really need him or there could be an emergency and its impossible to get him to answer. Should I expect him to answer when I need him even though I know he's having guy time?
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When you NEED him. Not just for a chat. If you're texting him all of time, you're essentially just making a real-life example of "the 'girl' who cried wolf". If you want him to answer more quickly, call him more rarely. I wouldn't answer my phone to my Girlfriend if she called me too much when I was with my friends. It gets annoying.
What Guys Said 3
Can you give examples of what you've called him about before?
...not a good sign, imo
if it's an emergency, you could always text him with the specifics of the emergency.
What Girls Said 3
Some people think its rude to answer calls in another company
Ok men are one track from my experience. When they out they out they will check their phone periodically but not by habit like we as women do. I always check my phone no matter where I am church, school, work, shopping, etc. Men not so much
Let's be honest, there really can't be that many occasions when you totally NEED to talk to him while he's out. I think you're probably being insecure and LOOK for reasons to call him (and probably call much more frequently than you admit to us and to yourself) and that is what annoys him and why he doesn't answer. Really, give him those few hours with his friends without trying to get in touch with him. As for your worries about emergencies: you could always call someone else if there's an emergency. He isn't the only person on this planet.