When your ex becomes jealous and maybe even a little mad, he’s obviously still stuck on you.Your ex is still stuck on you when he dwells on the old memories of you two.Compare also Last Het Romance, where the incompatibility causes a character to discover they're gay and break off the relationship. If a character informs someone about an Incompatible Orientation, it's either Sorry, I'm Gay or Dude, She's a Lesbian. Breaking up is never an enjoyable experience, and in the end both sides are left hurt and probably even a little frustrated.He’s doing anything he can to keep a grip on what once was.While he doesn’t do it to be disrespectful, when you and your ex are together at some function, he’s pretty touchy-feely, especially for being just a friend.But, instead of keeping a low profile and going about his own business, he tends to put a lot of effort and time into making sure that you notice him.He likes all of your pictures, comments on your status, and quotes you in things that he posts.
Despite the breakup your ex has insisted that you two remain friends on all of your social networks.
Maybe he still reminds you of your anniversary date or maybe he talks about how you two used to have date night at the movies every Friday.
When a man just can’t let things go, he’s clearly still wishing and hoping for the past to become reality again.
When a man lingers and dwells on something, he probably isn’t fully over it just yet.
If he talks about how good the relationship was or how good of a connection you two had, he’s clearly having some regret.
To meet the requirements of this trope the relationship must be stated as hopeless or impossible .