Whether you want your ex back or not, sometimes it’s kind of nice just to make him or her a little jealous.
Inciting jealousy can be easy and a harmless way to let your ex know that they’re missing out!
Here are several things you can do right now that will not only make your ex jealous, but make you happy in the process!
1. Get Fit and Be Active!
Yes, when your ex sees your new body, he or she is going to go green with envy or get horribly turned on.
Either way, this is a good thing! Doing this is good for a multitude of reasons. If you’ve recently got out of the relationship and you’re feeling a little down, exercise and fitness is proven to increase the amount of dopamine and serotonin in your brain — these chemicals in your brain are responsible for your mood.
It’s scientifically proven to make you feel happier.
So not only will you look good (and who doesn’t want to look good?), you’ll also feel amazing too. It’s a win-win.
2. Date, Date and Date Some More
Look, the laws of jealousy are very simple. Make your ex see you experiencing amazing things. That’s pretty much it.
The more you date, the more your ex will think, Hey, I used to date this really high-quality individual. Why on Earth did I dump him/her?
So go out on dates.
I’m not saying you should sleep with the whole entire world, but make it known that you are highly sought after and that members of the opposite sex want you.
In the dating world, this is what we call pre-selection. Being wanted is a desirable to the opposite sex. So mingle! Join a club. Go out with your friends to a club. Just get out of your comfort zone and meet people and don’t let anything (especially yourself) stop you.
3. Use Social Media to Your Advantage
Yeah, it’s no secret here.
Your ex is going to visit your Facebook profile, no matter what. Unless your relationship ended so poorly that he or she deleted you, then you should have absolutely no problem making your ex jealous.
So post pictures of you doing really fun things like snowboarding, bungie jumping, or whatever.
Go out with friends and take pictures. Take pictures of yourself with really good looking members of the opposite sex. Do everything you can to convey to the world that you love life and, most importantly, that you’re happy.
4. Talk to Mutual Friends
Yes, if you two share any mutual friends, then you can definitely use this as a tool. So tell your mutual friend about all the crazy adventures you’ve been going on. Tell them about all the people you’ve been dating (and most importantly, tell about all the people that are clawing, tooth and nail, to date you).
Look, I know this sounds like a lot of manipulation, and maybe you feel fake and disingenuous doing these acts, but if you really want to make your ex jealous, then you should definitely heed this advice.
Once you tell your mutual friends about all these positive experiences, chances are they’ll “tattletale” and run to your ex and tell him or her about the news. People love to gossip. So you might as well make use of this, right?
5. Get Ahead in Your Job
Still can’t keep your mind off the relationship? Still thinking about it day and night? There’s no better time to channel all that energy into something useful and productive for yourself.
Is there anything you can do at your job that will help you get ahead? Maybe take on another project. Maybe doing something a little extra in school. Do whatever you can to use that negative energy and transform it into something that will be useful for you down the road.
Moping and thinking about your ex isn’t going to get you anywhere two or three years down the road. But working harder at your job? I guarantee you that you’ll be thanking yourself a month down from now.
Plus, you’ll be making your ex jealous in the process.
So listen — most of what you’ve learned today can be summed up quite simply: if you want to make your ex jealous, then you’re going to have to focus more on yourself than anything else.