A lot of women have sent messages asking about how to interpret mixed signals men are giving them. While there are many possible signals with many possible interpretations, there are a few signs that a man just isn’t all that interested. Here they are.

Lack of eye contact

Eye contact is the main staple of flirting. Even if a man is shy and doesn’t easily ask women out, he will still look at you if he’s interested. So if a man doesn’t even seem to notice your existence most of the time, it’s a pretty good indication that he’s not interested.

Breaking off conversations early

When a man is interested in you, he’ll usually take advantage of every possibility he can get to spend some time with you. So if he breaks off every casual conversation after a minute or two, it’s a sure sign that he has other things on his mind.

Not calling back

You’ve already gone on a date with him, and you still have to call/text/email him first whenever you want to talk with him? He’s not interested. While some guys might not make the first move even when they’re interested, once you’re in contact with each other  he will take initiative at least sometimes if he has any feelings for you at all.

He’s busy

Of course, everyone is busy sometimes. But if a man just happens to be busy whenever you want to spend time with him, you can be sure that the actual reason isn’t his schedule. Because no matter how busy he is, if he’s interested in you he will make time for you regularly.

I’m not sure if I’m ready for…

If he starts talking about how he wants to take things slowly, or how he isn’t ready for a serious relationship yet, that’s code for “sorry, but you’re not the one”. At that point, pursuing him any more will only drive him further away.