What It Means When Your Crush Unfollows You on Instagram

You're crush unfollowed you on Instagram, huh?

Before you have a total breakdown, just breathe. It's really not as big of a deal as you may think it is, and we're here to prove it.

There are a few totally logical explanations as to why this was done. So find your chill, then scroll below to discover what your crush unfollowing you on Instagram might actually mean.

It Was an Accident

It is in fact possible that they unfollowed you on accident. They might've clicked on your profile, scrolled through, tried to message you, but then actually wound up unfollowing you. Stuff like this happens often, so don't sweat it too much. It really isn't something worth stressing over. The next time you see them, just ask why they unfollowed you. You will get your answer, and potentially they'll follow you back.


They're Playing Hard to Get

Another common reason they might've unfollowed you is because they like playing hard to get. While this may seem frustrating, at least you know they probably like you. Think about it. They likely intentionally unfollowed you hoping you would ask them about it. They needed an excuse to talk to you and they found it.

It's up to you to decide if you're willing to play those types of games, however. It's not for everyone, so if you'd rather be upfront and honest about your feelings, just tell them that. They'll find your confidence truly appealing.

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They Were Nervous

Following someone you like on social media is a big deal. A huge deal, to say the least. You're never really sure it's the right thing to do, but once you follow them, there's no going back. Well, that's not entirely true.

Your crush could've followed you, realized you would've thought they liked you and got all sorts of nervous. They might've thought you would reject their feelings, so they tried to cover their tracks. Too late.


They're Jealous of Your Lifestyle

Truth be told, there is such a thing as posting too much on social media. If you're someone who has no problem sharing every little detail about your life, your crush might've gotten jealous or annoyed by everything you're doing without them. Maybe they really want to be a part of your life so badly, that they can't bear not being by your side. Hence another possibility as to why they unfollowed you. That, or they were irritated by how often you shared pics. Either way, this is much more telling of them than it is of you.

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They Got too Attached

Following someone you like on social media makes you feel like you're already close to them, because you're given even more of a glimpse into their world. People tend to reveal a lot more on their socials than they do in real life.

Maybe they followed you because they were feeling you, were constantly staying updated on what you were doing, then realized they were a little too attached without having any actual interaction with you. So they decided to unfollow you because they no longer wanted to feel like some sort of stalker.


Their S.O. Was Upset They Followed You

If you're crushing on someone who's currently taken, don't sweat it. We've literally all been there. And anyone who says they haven't, is lying to you. Anyway, their S.O. might've seen you pop up on their feed and got jealous. It's understandable. So your crush, being the fantastic partner they are, decided to unfollow you to appease the person they're currently dating. It sucks, but it's possible. Just don't let it get to you. There are far bigger things you should be worried about, in all honesty.

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They're Not Into You

As much as it pains us to say and is hard to hear, the fact that they unfollowed you could very well mean they're not at all into you. It's a tough pill to swallow, but it's a possibility. In that case, forget about them. You deserve someone so much better. Oh, and be sure to unfollow them, too. You don't need to see them living the life while you're left to wonder what could've been. Instead of wallowing over your relationship woes, just let it go. You'll feel so much better when you do.


Need tips on how to catch your crush's eye through social media? HERE's the right way to flirt with them on Instagram.