In trying to figure out when to contact your ex boyfriend, you need a level head and a clear mind. Right after he dumps you is never a good time to get back in touch with your ex. The good news? Waiting here alone without doing a single thing can go miles and miles toward winning your boyfriend back. The bad news? This is also when you’re most likely to pick up the phone and call or text him. You’ll feel as if doing nothing is hurting your chances at reconciliation, and with every minute that goes by you’ll feel your boyfriend slipping further and further away.