Last Updated on January 17, 2023 by Cassandra Nostredame
Scorpio men are known as gentle, protective lovers. While they are committed partners, it can sometimes take them a while to realize they want to commit. Until they know your relationship is the right one for them, they may play the field and be inattentive partners.
If you are dating a Scorpio man, there are a variety of reasons why he won’t text back. Many of the same reasons are true if you are simply friends with a Scorpio man as well. The best thing you can do is avoid jumping to conclusions because there is most likely a reasonable answer to his behavior.
Why Has a Scorpio Man Stopped Texting Me?
A Scorpio man won’t text back because of many understandable reasons. No matter what, you should always be honest with your Scorpio man because this zodiac sign is jealous by nature. From being too busy to not prioritizing the relationship yet, his behavior may be answered by one of the following explanations.
1. He’s Busy
Before you jump to conclusions, remember: he’s probably just busy. Scorpios are known for being ambitious, so there are great odds that he’s simply focused on a personal goal or career objectives. Don’t wreck your relationship by becoming jealous just because he didn’t message you back in a timely way.
2. He’s Testing You
While some Scorpios have matured beyond simply testing their partners, this is unfortunately a common Scorpio trait. Sometimes, Scorpios won’t text you back because they want to test you and see how much you care about them.
In this scenario, the best thing you can do is not respond. If you already texted once, give it a day before you send a follow-up message. After that, hold off on sending any more messages until he responds.
This is the best response because Scorpios are known for playing mind games. He may be testing you to see how you feel, or he may be trying to manipulate you in some way.
Don’t go nuts and send him a dozen messages because this will only teach him to do the same thing in the future. Go focus on something else for a couple of hours. If it’s a mind game, you don’t want to reinforce his manipulative behavior by responding. If it isn’t a mind game, he’s just busy and can respond to your messages whenever he’s free.
3. He’s Waiting for Your Response
In theory, a Scorpio man should just send you a follow-up text if you haven’t responded to his initial text. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Instead of being proactive and seeing if you received (and forgot) his message, he may be sulking and waiting for you to respond.
4. He’s Giving You the Silent Treatment
Have you offended your Scorpio boyfriend or husband in some way? If so, he may be giving you the silent treatment.
This doesn’t mean you should refrain from texting him back completely. If you make the mistake of not noticing the silent treatment, he’ll be especially angry at you. Perhaps the best thing you can do in this scenario is to send him a text about not hearing from him in a while and ask how he’s doing. That way, you don’t sound crazy by assuming he’s giving you the silent treatment, but you also aren’t ignoring him either.
Why Do Scorpios Take Forever to Respond?
Scorpios are introverts, so they need their alone time more than anything else. If he isn’t responding right away, he may be focusing on his own needs and recharging. He might take forever to respond, but he’ll be in a better mental place when he does reach out if you give him some space.
A Scorpio man also an aura of mystery. If what you’re saying doesn’t intrigue him and make him want to know more, he’s going to get distracted and forget to respond. You need to send him a text that makes him instantly interested in finding out more information.
He also might be offended by something you did. If your Scorpio man normally texts back quickly, he may be annoyed and doesn’t want to talk to you right now. Spend some time thinking through your recent interactions. If you’ve done something to offend him, there’s a good chance you can guess what it is.
How Do You Get a Scorpio Man to Text You Back?
To get a Scorpio man to text you back, you should start by being mysterious. Ask a question, and add a hint of seduction to your texts. It’s the unknown that arouses a Scorpio’s interest, so don’t put everything out there all at once.
If you aren’t sure what to send your Scorpio man, we have plenty of texting ideas that can help. Many Scorpio men like to be sought out for their intelligence and knowledge, so ask him for advice. He won’t be able to help himself–he’ll respond simply because he likes being admired and sought after for his advice.
Don’t be afraid to flirt! A Scorpio man likes mystery and seduction, so hints are always better than blatant compliments or sexual innuendo. He might like more obvious compliments later on, but he’s more likely to text back in an early relationship if your relationships are more flirtatious and less sexual.
What to Do When Scorpio Ignores You
If a Scorpio man is ignoring you, don’t panic. The best thing you can do is sit and wait it out. If you send off a flurry of texts demanding his attention, you’ll only look clingy and needy.
The only time you should text back immediately is if you know you’ve offended him and what you’ve done. In this case, you can send him an apology and leave it at that. Don’t grovel, and don’t send any more texts until he gets back to you.
Most of the time, Scoprios stop texting because they need their alone time. Because of this, the best thing you can do is just wait it out. He may have lost his phone, or he may have put it on silent so that he could devote his attention to journaling.
Whatever the case, one of the worst things you could do is bombard him with texts. Scorpios like confident, seductive women who know what they want. You can’t be that kind of woman if you are waiting next to your phone for a text.
The best thing you can do is go out and live your life! He’s more likely to text you back because you are confident and engaged in your life. Plus, if he doesn’t text you back, you get to enjoy yourself instead of waiting around for someone who may never show up.
The Bottom Line
There are many, many reasons why a Scorpio man won’t text you back. Instead of worrying about it, go out and enjoy yourself. If he does text back eventually, an air of mystery and seductive flirtations will help you win his heart. Until then, be patient and don’t waste your time worrying about it.