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25 Signs Your Significant Other Loves You, But Doesn't Like You

Updated November 5, 2019 22.9k votes 1.3k voters 12.2k views25 items

List RulesVote up the biggest indicators your boyfriend or girlfriend isn't your friend anymore.

Love is a funny thing. The only constant is its constant evolution; it exists as nothing more than mercurial emotions that must be tended like a fire. In some cases, love grows into an unbreakable bond that makes the word “relationship” seem like an understatement. But most relationships never reach this level of unyielding dedication, and instead burn out like a raging furnace that consumed all its oxygen and died a brutal, fast death. To cut that kind of attrition off at the pass, you need to recognize warning signs in your relationship. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself alone in an empty apartment with a bottle of wine and some Smiths records wondering why you wasted years of your life.

Can you love someone without liking them? This is a question a lot of couples face once they begin the transition from going steady to thinking about the future, and in many cases, it’s something that doesn’t even come up until after the wedding vows have been exchanged. If you’re looking for signs your spouse doesn't like you, the unfortunate truths on this list might offer some help. What you do after you’ve decided your significant other doesn’t like you any more, even though they love you, is up to you. There’s always the possibility of fixing things, the likelihood of which depends on how broken your relationship is. 

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    183

    You Feel Like They're Being Distant, but Nothing Is Really Different

  • 2
    946
    208

    They No Longer Make Grand Gestures

  • 3
    900
    218

    They Are Only Truly Present When It's Convenient for Them

  • 4
    848
    235

    They Stop Sharing Their True Feelings With You

  • 5
    818
    225

    They Rarely Say They Miss You

  • 6
    848
    260

    Their Idea of Hanging Out Is Bingewatching TV

  • 7
    813
    260

    You Have Just Enough Sex So Your Relationship Survives

  • 8
    727
    231

    They Gravitate Toward Activities Where They Can Ignore You

  • 9
    744
    273

    You Rarely Have "Fun" Without Fighting

  • 10
    720
    272

    They're Often Too Tired to Spend Time With You

  • 11
    676
    264

    They're Only There for You When It's Convenient for Them

  • 12
    670
    274

    They Spend Just the Right Amount of Time with You, but No More Than the Minimum

  • 13
    493
    341

    Whenever You Try to Do Something Nice for Them, it Has to Be on Their Terms

  • 14
    510
    373

    They Text More Than They Talk to You

  • 15
    476
    381

    They're Your Best Friend, but They Never Say It

  • 16
    454
    380

    They're Vague About Future Commitments

  • 17
    455
    382

    They Do Anything They Can to Stay Away from You, Even Work

  • 18
    456
    404

    They Don't Argue with You Passionately

  • 19
    402
    379

    Whenever You Drop Plans They're Very Understanding

  • 20
    389
    409

    They Buy Mostly Semi-Thoughtful Gifts

  • 21
    355
    375

    They Introduce You to their Friends, But Don't Spend Time with You When They're Around

  • 22
    328
    415

    They Are Affectionate, Yet Not Very Playful

  • 23
    327
    428

    They Ask You to Go to Everything, but Don't Seem Fully Committed to Going

  • 24
    176
    542

    They Go Out of Their Way to Not Be Seen in Public with You

  • 25
    53
    589

    Every Time You Mention Moving in Together, They Clam Up

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