Are there still guys in your phone's contact list that you haven't talked to in a long time or that you only ever talked to for hooking up? It might be time to delete their numbers if you haven't already. So why haven't you gotten rid of them?
1. Just In Case
It's possible that your ex-boyfriend or past hook-up might come in handy in the future, even though you're currently happy in a relationship and consider that person to be a loser. Life can be unpredictable, after all.
2. You're Still Holding Out Hope
It may seem obvious, but when a relationship ends, it's not always necessary or desired to completely cut off all communication or connection with the other person. There may be a hope or desire to reconnect or communicate again in the future, even if the likelihood of that happening is small. It's understandable to not want to fully let go just yet.
3. You Actually Totally Forgot
While scrolling through your phone's contact list searching for the pizza place, you come across the name of someone you stopped seeing romantically over a year ago. You're surprised to see their name still there and realize that if you had thought about it at all, you would have deleted their contact information a long time ago.
4. You Never Officially Broke Up
Although both parties were aware that the relationship was not functioning well, there were still feelings of affection or a desire to continue physical intimacy. Instead of fully ending things, a temporary separation was agreed upon. Since no final decision has been made and the possibility of reconnecting has not been ruled out, there is no reason to delete their contact information.
5. He Recently Broke Up With Your Replacement
Now that he is single again and so are you, this may be a good opportunity to send a message expressing your condolences about the end of his previous relationship and suggesting a casual meetup for drinks. There is the possibility for further intimacy as well.
6. The Sex Was Amazing
The sexual encounters were extremely pleasurable and resulted in multiple orgasms. It can be difficult to erase these memories, especially when the last encounter was recent.
7. You Still Have Joint Commitments
When you're head over heels in love, you may make impulsive decisions such as moving in together after only two months of dating or getting a pet together and sharing custody. While these situations can be awkward, it's important to make the best of them and find ways to work through any challenges.