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

Mel Judson
12.6k votes 848 voters 8.1k views 25 items

List Rules Vote 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. 

list ordered by

564 110
You Feel Like They're Being Distant, but Nothing Is Really Different

498 128
They No Longer Make Grand Gestures

491 127
They Are Only Truly Present When It's Convenient for Them

462 128
They Stop Sharing Their True Feelings With You

428 131
They Rarely Say They Miss You

466 154
Their Idea of Hanging Out Is Bingewatching TV

435 156
You Have Just Enough Sex So Your Relationship Survives

409 157
You Rarely Have "Fun" Without Fighting

390 153
They're Often Too Tired to Spend Time With You

363 138
They Gravitate Toward Activities Where They Can Ignore You

368 146
They're Only There for You When It's Convenient for Them

364 172
They Spend Just the Right Amount of Time with You, but No More Than the Minimum

277 176
Whenever You Try to Do Something Nice for Them, it Has to Be on Their Terms

292 196
They Text More Than They Talk to You

269 202
They're Your Best Friend, but They Never Say It

261 200
They're Vague About Future Commitments

257 197
They Do Anything They Can to Stay Away from You, Even Work

274 214
They Don't Argue with You Passionately

227 203
Whenever You Drop Plans They're Very Understanding

217 230
They Buy Mostly Semi-Thoughtful Gifts

196 207
They Introduce You to their Friends, But Don't Spend Time with You When They're Around

198 246
They Ask You to Go to Everything, but Don't Seem Fully Committed to Going

180 240
They Are Affectionate, Yet Not Very Playful

105 304
They Go Out of Their Way to Not Be Seen in Public with You

35 329
Every Time You Mention Moving in Together, They Clam Up