by Aaron Traister, REDBOOK
DEAR WHYS GUY:
What does it mean when your ex (we've been broken up for a year) calls and tell you you're his favorite person in the world?
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When your ex calls you after a year to tell you that you are his "favorite person in the world," it means he's had time to reevaluate some of his choices. It means he's had loooong hours to take a personal inventory and discover what's precious to him. It means he's grown, not just as a man, but as a human being.
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No, wait, scratch that. It means he isn't getting any and is totally regretting breaking up with you because the bachelor life he imagined while he was "stuck" in a relationship, full of bikini model pillow fights and all you can eat barbecue and swingers parties, didn't actually turn out to be filled with swingers, pillow fights, or bikinis. At least there's been a lot of barbecue...
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Anyway, it means he's lonely and probably a little horny, and he wants another shot. You have to decide whether you like him, and/or pity him, enough to give it to him.
Need help decoding odd male behavior? Redbook columnist Aaron Traister, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two kids, is our resident male who is happy to answer any questions you might have about the mind of a man. Either leave your questions in the comments or email him at email@example.com with Whys Guy in the subject. Letters, emails, and comments may be edited for clarity and length.
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