Reasons for an ex-boyfriend to hide his new relationship?

There of course can be several reasons. But I am still curious as to why some ex boyfriends do?

And when I mean hide, I mean hide it on Facebook, in person, everywhere. If the man is no longer in love with his ex, why would he be so secretive about the new relationship if in reality he is doing nothing wrong?

For example:

I have a friend that went through a very terrible break up. About 4 weeks after the break up, her ex started hanging out with a girl he just met. Within the month, they were dating. However, my friend did not know because he hid it on his Facebook and even from some of his close friends. I only realized it because the girl he began dating was doing the whole "look at me look at me, I got a boyfriend" routine and making sure it was obvious on her Facebook. I deleted her after that. I have yet to tell my friend that her ex she still loves (who is ignoring her completely) is hiding his new girlfriend from her sight. He even blocked my friend on Facebook too.

I am not a fan of the guy, he was hurtful and cruel to my friend and I would of expected him to go out of his way to rub it in her face to make her feel worse because that is the kind of guy he is. This took me by shock to watch him actually HIDE the girl...

So as asked before, what are some reasons for a man that left his girlfriend and ignored her hide a new lover?


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What Guys Said 1

  • People can be pretty nosy and don't want any drama. Maybe he feels that the girl may go in and start causing trouble with the new girl and he just wants to keep things stable right now instead of meeting and instantly bringing up fights and such. Plus if the relationship seems like a rebound or something rushed he may not want to hear other people's comments on it.

    People like me don't get into "relationship statuses" on Facebook. A lot of the time my status is just left blank.

    • My friend wouldn't get nosy and start a fight with his new sex toy. I know her like the back of my hand. She isn't someone that does conflict. She is the kind to walk away crying.

What Girls Said 1

  • it may be not that he is trying to hide it from an ex lover but simply that he doesn't want everyone to know he is going out with that girl. maybe he isn't proud of her. maybe she is below his standards and is embaressed by her but deseprately needs a rebound. 4 weeks isn't that long maybe he doesn't want to make things official. it could have nothing to do with hiding it from an ex maybe he just wants to keep his options open with other girls as well. maybe he is seeing mutliple girls and hasn't picked which one yet. he could be hiding from other girls not an ex.

    • I agree with you, I do find it strange how this guy is doing it. He isn't afraid to tag her in stuff when they go out but he won't go farther than that.

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