Most Helpful Guy
Men take their feelings for a woman and venture out into the world. It comes from the hunter gather days. We do not need to stay in touch as much as women, we only do it to keep her happy.
When you say he is ignoring you what exactly do you mean? Is he not responding to messages/phone calls or simply not initiating?
The best men have busy lives that don't revolve around women all the time. We love who we love and we find time to liaise with her but if she doesn't meet us halfway then the time is put to better use.
There is also the issue of emotional imbalance... when you say he said he cared and you said you cared what were the exact words? If you came across much stronger than he did he could be lying low to decide if he wants to go deeper or not.
Most Helpful Girl
Maybe this guy likes you a lot but having such strong feelings makes him feel out of control. By ignoring you he is getting control back. If you keep calling him out on ignoring you, it may push him away. He has opened up and said he really likes you, he has admited he is wrong for ignoring you. It is up to him if he ignores you or not but I don't think it's becuase you have done anything wrong. I think he is just scared of strong emotions. Leave him to it. Don't contact him, don't ask him why he is not contacting you. It is hard, but let him realise if he wants to keep this going he has to make an effort to. Leave him to come to you. He has told you his feelings and you recipricated the same, so he probably now feels an immense pressure to live up to what he said, at the same time questioning if this is really what he wants. I am pretty sure, when he needs his own space for a bit, getting upset over why he isn't talking to you will make him wonder if everytime he wants his own time you will get upset and does he want a future like this. Now days of ignoring you just isn't on. But a little while is ok. Just try not to take it personally and let him come to you.
Sometimes I mesage my bf and he just doesn't reply. Talk to other people but not me, never for long. He may even say sorry for the late reply / excuses which are lies! Sometimes he just needs space to be him. It really does get to me, in my eyes it doesn't take even a minute to reply! BUT I don't say anything about it, I leave him be. I am quite sure how he feels about me and us. He does a lot to show me how much he loves me. Every now and again he comes accross like he is losing interest. He has admited before that 'us' scares him. He is not only affraid of being hurt he is also affraid of losing control. So in those times, as hard as it is. I leave him be and wait for him to want to talk. I figure if I try to contact him over and over with no reply. he will think he has to make no effort to contact me.