At first I thought long and hard about if I only wanted him back because I was feeling rejected. But after a long time, I realized I did genuinely miss him, not just having him. Our split was very abrupt, to say the least, and it was a total slap in the face. Within 18 hours, he went from telling me I was the best thing in his life, to us having a stupid fight, to him not wanting to be with me because he was too hurt from all the negativity in his life and seeing that hurt as something I did. So I want him back because I truly believe we can be happy, and I'm pretty sure he's not close to over what we had yet.
I want him back because what we had was very special, and he treats me better than any guy I've dated, met, or seen treating other women.
It's not just the chase. Sure, the chase makes things more frustrating and makes us want to try harder sometimes, but when you're with someone so closely for so long, it's not just about the chase anymore.