Are you looking for ways how to make your ex jealous on social media?
Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you why you want to make them jealous or even judge you for doing so.
What I am going to do is explain 15 ways you can make your ex jealous on social media!
15 Ways How to Make Your Ex Jealous on Social Media!
1. Update Your Status as “In a Relationship”
Nothing makes an ex jealous quite like seeing that you’ve moved on, especially if they haven’t or if it didn’t take you long.
In the social media world, this means updating your relationship status as “In a relationship” or whatever the equivalent is on the platform you’re using.
If you don’t have a new partner and haven’t moved on – well, I guess it’s time to ‘fake it till you make it’!
2. Post Pictures with Your New (hot) Partner
If you are in a new relationship, congratulations!
One of the best ways to make your ex jealous is by posting pictures with your new partner.
Be sure to pick pictures where you both look great and happy – this will just add salt to the wound for your ex.
And if you’re not in a relationship, no problem!
You can always post pictures with an attractive person that they might ‘think’ is your partner.
It’s up to you how far you go with this. Just keep in mind that if you’re not being truthful, it could all come crashing down in an embarrassing fashion!
Related – How disappearing from social media can help you win your ex back!
3. Take the Vacation You Never Took with Your Ex
If there was a vacation, or even just a day trip or something fun your ex always wanted the two of you to do but you never did – now is a perfect time!
It’s guaranteed to make them jealous to see you and someone else living out what was their dream holiday.
And even if you’re not in a relationship, taking a great vacation by yourself is still a worthy accomplishment!
So go ahead and book that holiday and post some awesome photos across your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media platforms you use.
4. Never Respond to Them on Social Media
This one is pretty simple – just don’t respond to them on social media, no matter what they post or how much they beg for your attention.
It might be hard at first, especially if you still have feelings for them, but it’s important to stay strong.
They will eventually get the message that you’re too busy to talk to them while having a good time and will be envious and jealous of what you’re doing.
5. Update Your Linked in Saying You’ve Been Promoted or Landed a New Job
If your ex was competitive on the career side or was the one with the great job, this will definitely make them jealous.
Update your LinkedIn profile to say that you’ve been promoted or landed a new job – even if it’s not true!
Your ex will see it and wonder how you managed to do better than them. If they’re still in the same job, they’ll be even more jealous.
You can also take this a step further and post about how you’re loving your new job and maybe even have a little dig saying a chance in your personal life helped inspire you!
6. “Check-In” at Places They Love to Go
If your ex loves going to a certain restaurant, bar, club, or any other type of place – start “checking in” there!
They’ll see you’re at their favorite spot and will be jealous that you’re having fun without them.
You can even take it one step further and post pictures of you at the place, looking happy and carefree.
Just be careful not to overdo it, you want it to look natural!
7. Do Things that You Know Would Hit a Nerve with Them
You know your ex better than anyone, is there something that your ex was always jealous of you doing?
Maybe you had a great group of friends, were always active and fit, or had a talent that they didn’t have.
Whatever it is, now is the time to start doing those things again.
Your ex will see you living your best life and be green with envy!
8. Unfollow Your Ex and Stay in Touch with Their Friends
If you’re still following your ex on social media, it’s time to unfollow them!
Ghosting or going silent on an ex over social media is a tried and tested way of making them jealous or getting them back – if that’s what you want.
But that doesn’t mean you have to cut ties with their friends!
In fact, it’s a great idea to stay in touch with their friends and even post pictures with them from time to time.
Your ex will see that you’re still close with their friends and will be jealous that you’re having fun with people in her social circle while excluding them.
It’s a win-win!
Related – If your ex didn’t have any friends here is why it was a red flag.
9. Start Accounts on New Social Media Platforms
Have you ever seen your ex post on a social media platform and thought to yourself, “I wish I was on there too!”?
Well, now’s your chance!
If there’s a social media platform that you know they’re on but you’re not, sign up and start posting!
The more places you can give them a chance to see that you’re having the time of your life since splitting with them the better.
10. Make It Clear You’re Having the Time of Your Life
This one is pretty self-explanatory – you should make it clear that you’re having the time of your life without them!
Just simply post pictures of yourself smiling, laughing, and enjoying yourself.
If you’re out with friends, make sure to tag them in the photos so your ex knows that you’re socializing and having fun without them.
They’ll be jealous of how happy you look and will wonder why they ever let you go!
11. Post Memes About how You’re Happier Now than Ever
Sometimes a meme says more than a picture ever can, and memes are always popular on social media.
If you want to make your ex jealous, start posting memes about how you’re happier now than ever!
It also helps to make some of them a little ambiguous so you can leave some things up to their imaginations.
12. Start Doing the Things You’ve Always Wanted to Do – and Post About It!
This is your chance to start living your best life!
Start doing the things you’ve always wanted to do, and make sure to post about it on social media.
Your ex will see that you’re finally pursuing your dreams and will be jealous of how fulfilled you look.
They’ll also have that niggling feeling that they were the ones holding you back if that is the desired effect you want.
13. Get Other People to Post Comments That’ll Make Them Envious
If you want to make your ex really jealous, you should also get other people to post comments on your social media that’ll make them envious.
They may be able to convince themselves that you’re not having as much fun as you’re making out, but seeing other people commenting otherwise will make them second-guess that.
14. Wish Them All the Best in Their Future Endeavors (Sarcasm Optional)
This one is a little more subtle, but it can be effective nonetheless.
If you want to make your ex jealous, start wishing them all the best in their future endeavors on social media!
They’ll see that you’re doing well and moving on without them while they’re stuck in the same place.
It’s a bit of a low blow, but sometimes that’s what it takes to get the desired reaction!
At the very least, you’re giving them a compliment and wishing them well anyway.
Related – 10 ways you can make the father of your child regret leaving you.
15. Demonstrate You’ve Become a Better Version of Yourself
Whatever your current circumstances are, I hope you are doing well and being the best version of yourself.
But, in line with what this post is about, whether you are your best version or not, it’s important that you show that you are on your social media accounts.
One of the best ways to make your ex jealous is to demonstrate that you’ve become a better version of yourself since the breakup.
This can be anything from working out and getting in shape to traveling and exploring new places.
Your ex will see that you’re doing better without them and will realize what they lost when they let you go – as well as that they were holding you back.
Image credits – Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.