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Ignoring A Leo Man (Will He Come Back If You Ignore Him?)

Last updated on June 14, 2022 by Sonya Schwartz

Are you wondering whether ignoring a Leo man is a good idea?

Perhaps you’re considering playing hard to get in order to reignite his interest in you - but you’re not sure whether that’s a great strategy.

If so, read on. This guide explains what is most likely to happen when you ignore a Leo man. 

But first, it’s important you read the following sentences carefully. 

Recently, I discovered a little-known aspect of male psychology, which has a massive impact on how men feel about the women in their life. 

This psychological trigger - called the ‘Hero’s Instinct’ - is extremely powerful and appears to be held by most men. 

It can be the difference between them seeing you as a casual fling and a potential life partner.

I know because I tried it for myself! 

Once I discovered how to activate this line of thinking in men, my relationships became deeper and more meaningful. In fact, men would often begin to OBSESS over me (read my personal story to learn more). 

This is the #1 tip I’d recommend if you’re looking to make an impact on a special guy. The crazy thing is: so few people seem to know about it. 

So, if you’re sick and tired of great men failing to recognise your potential, go ahead and read more about how I discovered the power of the ‘Hero’s Instinct’

Of course, my Leo-focused guide below will help too.

Reasons why ignoring a Leo Man is a good ideaReasons why ignoring a Leo Man is a good idea

There are a number of reasons that not jumping as soon as your Leo man asks could be a way of getting what you want from your relationship again. Here are some of the main points to keep in mind if you think playing hard to get is the best method to make him want you again or even take things further in your relationship.

A Leo man is competitive

By ignoring a competitive person, you are almost baiting them to pay you more attention. By not seeing or speaking to them every time they contact you, a Leo man will naturally want to win back your affection as it is in his nature to want to win. He will see you as a prize to achieve if you are not as attainable or easy to get hold of if you are ignoring him.

Give this method a go therefore if your Leo hates to lose, and you are one of those things that he could well lose if he does not step up his game. A Leo man will hate to let a girl slip through his fingers if he thinks it was her doing that she walked away. He will want to feel in control of things and may even give you more attention than he ever did at the beginning of your relationship.

A Leo man is easily jealous

Making a play like avoiding or neglecting Leo men to get their attention back can be really effective thanks to the fact that they are one of the most jealous signs of the Zodiac. They may not even display their jealousy, and definitely never will right from the start of a relationship with someone, but Leos love to be the centre of a woman's attention and get really jealous if they are not.

Bearing this in mind, you could start to make your Leo feel neglected by seeming to like another male. This may not be for everyone - nor for every Leo, but it will definitely make him think twice about you in the very least. Take things slowly on this tact if you do follow it. With some of a Leo's other personality traits, it has been known to backfire a little.

A Leo man is arrogant

Because a Leo man is so incredibly arrogant, he will always like to be liked in your relationship and like to know that you are available to him at all times. This is down to his pride too and though it can sometimes be a trying personality trait, it can work wonders if you want to make him give you attention again.

The reason being is that he will not take kindly to being made to feel second rate. His arrogance, coupled with his competitiveness, needs to prove you wrong. Right from the start of dating you, he will like to be the star of the show and need constant reassurance from you that you adore him.

Neglecting him is obviously the exact opposite of this and he will start to need your attentions again to know that he is still important to you.

Reasons why ignoring a Leo Man is a bad ideaReasons why ignoring a Leo Man is a bad idea

Below we list a few reasons why avoiding a Leo man is a bad idea to do with his personality. However, do also bear in mind your personality and question whether you have what it takes to ignore a guy. It can actually be really hard to do and you may not like employing it - particularly if you are usually a sensitive and caring person, or honest to a fault.

A Leo man is kind

The problem with ignoring Leo men is that they are one of the kindest signs of the Zodiac. The repercussion of ignoring a person so kind therefore is that by trying to play hard to get you actually hurt their feelings far more than you would have ever thought possible. The result could be that you damage any strong bond that you and your Leo man have beyond repair.

If your Leo is very sensitive along with being one of the kindest men you have met, it may be best to find another way of garnering his attention again or relighting any fire in your relationship that you think it may need. He may feel like you are being unnecessarily mean by ignoring him. You therefore need to question whether this is the best route for you and what you really want.

A Leo man is loyal

One of the main issues with trying to win back the affections from a Leo by neglecting him is that they are one of the most loyal signs of the zodiac. By avoiding him, you can make him seriously question who you are if this is the type of behavior that he would have thought he would have never seen in you. This type of questioning can be very destabilising for a relationship and actually end up doing more harm than good.

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If your Leo is incredibly loyal, then you may want to think about other ways to make him interested in you again besides by playing hard to get. You may, again, hurt his feelings far more than you will have ever wanted and in a way that shifts the balance of your relationship and turns into into something quite toxic instead. Loyalty is something that should be cherished in a relationship so if you feel like ignoring him could damage that loyalty, it is best to choose a different tact.

A Leo man is honest

Along the same lines as being an incredibly loyal person, a Leo man is more often than not a very honest partner in any situation. While that does not make him incapable of hurting you, it does at least mean he will always be upfront with you with anything that he would like to change in a relationship.

If you are looking at ignoring him in an effort to make this honest Leo reignite his interest in you, it could backfire down to this very genuine personality. This is particularly true if you are avoiding him when really all you want to do is spend more time with him. Realistically, his honesty will not appreciate this kind of game playing and make him have second thoughts on how well he does actually know you and whether he wants to take things further with you.

If your Leo man is honest to a fault, then it may be best to find an alternative way to win back his affections.

How to know when a Leo man is playing youHow to know when a Leo man is playing you

Knowing when a Leo man is playing you is key to understanding them and ensuring that the balance in your relationship is always what it should be. If you know that he is playing you, it is up to you to decide whether you like him enough to play him at his own game to make sure the relationship lasts, or walk away as you need something better with less mind tricks being used.

Again, knowing when a Leo man is playing you is down to learning what the Lion sign's personality traits are. Given that we have listed his honesty and loyalty above, it can come as a surprise that even a Leo can play games with your heart. However, he is also easily jealous and competitive and this can sometimes be the stronger streak in this natural leader.

Signs that he does like you but is playing you, will be that he will give you some attention and then disappear for a few days. This is his way of testing you a bit to see what you do and whether you like him enough to try calling him out on his disappearance.

He may even start to act a bit cool and want to start spending more time with his friends. If this is the case, give him what he wants, but for your own sanity, make sure you tell him that you are around if he wants. Don't waste too much of your valuable time getting sucked into mind games with him as it will most likely be him that is the winner.

That being said, you may like that he is testing you and your relationship as in a round about way, it can show that he does want your relationship to last.

It is also key to know when a Leo is definitely not playing you and is actually displaying behavior where he is checking out of partnership. Luckily, with a Leo, he tends to be loud and clear on this fact. It is down to their aforementioned honesty. If he does not think you are well suited for the future, he will likely tell you face to face and move on.

Another key sign is that they quite simply won't be happy to see you when they do see you. They are easily depressed creatures that regress into themselves and go very quiet if not around stimulus they enjoy. If your Leo no longer lights up the moment he sees you, he could be checking out of your relationship and not playing you at all. He simply wants to walk away.

This can be tough, but it's good to know that if he hasn't told you so, then he may very well just be playing you and testing you if he is the one that is avoiding your calls or not making time to see you.

Ignoring A Leo Man: Will He Come Back If You Ignore Him? - The bottom line

Hopefully this article on whether trying to ignore your Leo boyfriend will help your relationship get back to where you want it to be or not. It can be hard to say sometimes with a Leo given that some of his personality traits work well with this ploy, whereas some will make just make matters worse.

Any girlfriend of a Leo therefore needs to weigh up what their own Leo's strongest traits are and whether going down the route of neglecting their loved one will work or not. If they are far more loyal and honest than they are competitive and jealous, then it may be a better idea to try to just talk to him directly.

However, if you know he hates talking about emotions and feels awkward in such situations, whilst also being a very arrogant guy, neglecting him for as long as you can cope with could work very well.

We have other articles too similar to this if you are having problems with other star signs. Check out our pieces on what to do when a Cancer man ignores you and what to do when a Sagittarius man ignores you.

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Sonya Schwartz
A hopeless romantic that struggled for many years to find her Mr "Right" and made all the mistakes you could think of while dating. Known for always choosing the wrong guys or messing up relationships, Sonya was finally able to change her approach and mindset when it came to dating which helped her eventually find the man of her dreams and become happily married. You can read more about me here...

8 comments on “Ignoring A Leo Man (Will He Come Back If You Ignore Him?)”

  1. I will never go through dating a leo man ever again only for the simple fact i dont want to work soo hard and act or perform like a programed robot to get someone i like to do and behave a certain way because its like dating a real live lion!! your never in the right its always wrong and you have o watch out for his moody personality because he never expresses his emotions unless hes tired! and i will never be comfortable accepting my man to go out and stick it into any female he finds arrousing when she walks on by just because its different?? Too much work for so little results!!just ignore them all the time because its not worth your time!!

  2. I dated a leo not to long ago best dating experience ever. On the other hand nothing i did right was right it was wrong. You won't know you're wrong until they're over you. It was emotionally draining and overwhelming. They want a cookie cutter form of being. High perfectionist with little to no patients. But very loving and affectionate. Becareful when dating a leo and use plenty, and plenty of communication.

  3. I am 23 years old, an Aries female. (07/04/1997, uk 10pm). My Leo man (16/08/1997, uk) and I met when we were in primary school, and became friends properly by the age of 9/10. We also went to the same high school too, and only live a road apart from each other in my area. During high school, Leo wanted me so badly and would childishly always scream "iLOVEyou!!" in science lessons at me and I was not attracted to him at all. we were friends and I would just make fun of his haircut, and occasionally let him copy my science homework lol. From age 15-19, I had been 2 other relationships. By age 20, Leo and I had slept together for the first time, drunkenly and spontaneously at a friend's house party (07/09/2017). It was magical. Sparks EVERYWHERE. From that day, he began coming to my house and we started regularly sleeping with each other because we knew we had a good sexual chemistry. We both were attending two different universities, far away from each other - so it clearly wasn't appropriate to really start anything serious/ long term because we were both studying in two different cities, we are young and hey gotta live your best life at uni! so we decided to not put a label on it - HOWEVER, it is important to note that we never really and truly had a 'WHAT ARE WE' conversation. We just went with the flow, I guess? and I liked it like that too. It was a great arrangement. We could go 3 months without talking that much.. and still come back home and sleep together. And each time, it turned out that we were just both sexually stuck on each other so neither of us were really interested in sleeping with anybody else at university. However, there was one occasion where a white girl called Niamh had asked my Leo to come over and wished to instigate sex with him. They did sleep together but just that once, he ended up spitting gum in her hair by accident DURING the play and also yes, he did wear protection.
    Anyway, my point is that eventually the two of us, Aries woman and Leo man, got much closer. Connection wise and Sexually too. Then the pandemic started, and I was finishing my last year of university (he graduated 1 year before me). Over the initial Lockdown period in the UK, Leo Man became very distant. He stopped calling, he stopped facetiming, he stopped texting. Even for a reply from him I had to wait like 3-5 days. It was me chasing him now. I'm the one falling in love, I fallen so hard for him. And I feared that he had started to speak to someone else. But one night at the start of June (01/06/2020), he suddenly called me for a late evening walk. I jumped at the opportunity, because we hadn't seen each other since valentines day - yeah FEBRUARY. He knew I had a tough year, and yet he neglected me and I didn't want to outrageously beg for his time - but I definitely did make efforts. I just got rejected on several occasions. Maybe he was busy, maybe it was bad timing, maybe he was being cautious of the corona virus.
    Anyway, I was really excited to go for the walk with him so I did. But instead on this late evening walk, he walked me into the park and instigated a sex session in the darkness STRAIGHT away. It literally lasted for less than 30 seconds, and when I said "walk me home?" he sighed and said "do I have to" but walked me halfway anyway.
    I went home and cried myself to sleep because I felt objectified and thought, wow this is all my own fault. I can't help that I have fallen in love here, but it isn't his fault either. I need to move on. SIDENOTE: I got a job in China, so I am also moving to another country. Leo didn't believe this, but when he found out he was upset. And impulsively, broke up with me over a long essay text message, beautifully written. Leo Man then deleted me off his social media.

    Before breaking up, I slept with an Ex. This only occurred twice and the only reason it happened was because he was bored and I wanted to gain my confidence back to sleep with other people who are not Leo Man. I need to gain my confidence back and be ok with intimacy with someone else. Because I thought Leo Man was making it clear that he doesn't want any actual contact with me, he just wanted that quick pleasure - and then presumed ghosting me.

    So, I slept with me ex. It wasn't a good experience so I stopped it.
    Then Leo Man came to terms that I am actually moving abroad to China. When he realised I am moving, He took me for a day out and cocktails. And again, we fucked in the toilets - but it was great, I loved it haha.
    It was such a special day and we had a lot of fun together.

    1 day later he broke up with me over a text message. and then deleted me and blocked me on social media.

    After staying loyal to Leo for 3-4 years, I decided I needed to work on my detachment from Leo Man. So, whilst broken up, I slept with another boy. He was a guy that I knew had a crush on me and I thought he was sweet too - but I also knew it was a major downgrade. I went ahead with it anyway because it seemed like a great rebound and some fun, but what I didn't consider was the mutual connections. The New Guy and Leo Man share a mutual friend, whom I also know. The New Guy told me to keep our fling a secret - so I did.
    3/4 weeks later, (18/08/21 - 2 days after his BIRTHDAY), Leo Man called me and told me to come outside. I meet him and he bought my first ever gift from him - a pair of trainers to wear in China. And then took me for a walk to the park and sat on a bench with me, finally uncovering that he likes me and ever since breaking up with me - his heart has been hurting. Finally, I saw he actually does like me back. I couldn't tell him there and then that I had slept with someone else because it was going to ruin everything. I needed to wait for the right moment, and also to alert the New Guy.
    However, the New Guy had lied to me and all along he was telling people about sleeping with me. He shared this gossip with the mutual friend, and as a result the mutual friend told my Leo Man.

    Leo Man was so angry and facetimed me at 1am confronting me with this, asking me if it was true. I needed to buy time and confer with New Guy - so I lied.
    New Guy said lied to me, said he has no idea how anybody knows anything and simply convinced me to lie to all my friends, significantly, my Leo Man.
    I lied.
    then Leo man found out I lied.
    At first, he ignored me for a week. Then text me and called me 6 times, saying he is ready to speak to me. On each occasion, I was unavailable/ unable to speak at the time he would ring. And since then he has not tried again. He has stopped caring.

    Is he ever going to come back to me?
    I love him with every atom of my being. He is my soul mate. no one knows me the way he does.

  4. I dated a Leo for 9 months and things had been fantastic, passionate, exciting, funny, honest, real, and uncensored. Friends with a real connection and decided to take each-other seriously as days pressed on. Then holidays came and we didnt spend any together, we talked, kept in touch, and even saw eachother those very months but nothing... I am a Taurus woman I dont bend for no one, and I speak how I feel and when I feel it and want it, I do not hold back. I mentioned my feels and wtf are we, and why he does this, apologized and admitted we def. have something between us, but he's scared. months go by we keep on seeing eachother, eventually he does it again, I address it one last time and then valentines comes around and he still makes the same mistake, so I dip. I stress how I am wasting my time with him being he's full shit. So I removed him completely from my life, social medias, and blocked him. It's been 6 days, I miss him like heck, he hasnt called or texted me. I said what I said and did what I had to do to save myself. Why are Leos like this?

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